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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99
Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 66.00
This volume is the first book of criticism to provide a systematic analysis of a corpus of emblematic contemporary British fictions from the combined perspective of trauma theory and ethics. Although the fictional work of writers such as Graham Swift has already been approached from this perspective, none of the individual works or authors under analysis... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 52.00
This book explores questions of race and identification in writings from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on post-colonial theory, it provides close readings of texts by Olaudah Equiano, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Jean Rhys, Frantz Fanon, Toni Morrison and Tsitsi Dangarembga and highlights the elements of dialogue, exchange and contestation... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00
A comprehensive view of the major literary movements in Western history- An introduction by Harold Bloom and a selection of critical essays provides scholarly analysis on the major writers and works that defined each literary period- Features a chronology of important cultural, literary, and political events that helped shape each literary period. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00
A comprehensive view of the major literary movements in Western history- An introduction by Harold Bloom and a selection of critical essays provides scholarly analysis on the major writers and works that defined each literary period- Features a chronology of important cultural, literary, and political events that helped shape each literary period more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00
Victorian England produced some of the greatest novelists in Western history, including Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and George Eliot. Critical analysis focuses on the development of the Victorian novel though the second half of the 19th century. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95
In 1972, in an attempt to elevate the stature of the "crime novel," influential crime writer and critic Julian Symons cast numerous Golden Age detective fiction writers into literary perdition as "Humdrums," condemning their focus on puzzle plots over stylish writing and explorations of character, setting and theme. This volume... more...
- Felix Meiner Verlag 2011; US$ 105.68
Hauptbeschreibung Wie können Metaphern und Tropen im geisteswissenschaftlichen Diskurs des 18. Jahrhunderts systematisiert werden? Welche Funktion sollen sie in der Vermittlung zwischen Vernunft und Einbildungskraft übernehmen? Im 18. Jahrhundert weiteten sich die ursprünglich 'begrifflichen' wissenschaftlichen Metaphern zusehends zu 'sinnlichen'... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
This is a revisionist study of the literary and visual representation of the nation in the century following the formation of the British state. It argues that the most engaging accounts of Great Britain subject their imagery to sustained artistic pressure, threatening to dismantle the national vision at the moment of its construction. more...