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- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00
Blake's Night Thoughts discusses Blake as a poet and artist of night, considering night through graveyard poetry and Young in the eighteenth-century, urbanism in the nineteenth and Levinas and Blanchot's writings in the twentieth. Taking 'night' as the breakdown of rational progressive thought and of thought based on concepts of identity, the book... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 112.00
In Lost in the American City , Jeremy Tambling looks at European reactions to America and American cities in the nineteenth-century. Dickens visited America in 1842 and his American Notes and Martin Chuzzlewit set the agenda for future discussions of America. Lost in the American City looks at the Dickens legacy through Henry James in The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 24.95
Indispensable to an understanding of Medieval and Renaissance texts and a topic of controversy for the Romantic poets, allegory remains a site for debate and controversy in the twenty-first-century. In this useful guide, Jeremy Tambling: presents a concise history of allegory, providing numerous examples from Medieval forms to the present... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 38.00
This book shows two Chinese gay men in Buenos Aires and reflects on Hong Kong's past and future by probing masculinity, aggression, identity, and homosexuality. It also gives a reading of Latin America, perhaps as an allegory of Hong Kong as another post-colonial society. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2007; US$ 40.00
Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction attempts to put the short stories of this outstanding Chinese writer -- whose work is central to understanding the May Fourth movement in China -- into a broad context of Modernism. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 176.00
In a radical reassessment of one of the greatest writers of all time, Dickens, Violence and the Modern State draws on the theories of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, in addition to Julia Kristeva and Edward Said, to situate Dickens within the discourses circulating within his society - in particular those associated with modernity. Focussing on Dickens's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Focusing on the language, style, and poetry of Dickens? novels, this study breaks new ground in reading Dickens? novels as a unique form of poetry. Dickens? writing disallows the statement of single unambiguous truths and shows unconscious processes burrowing within language, disrupting received ideas and modes of living. Arguing that Dickens, within... more...
- Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 87.99
'On Anachronism' joins together Shakespeare and Proust as the great writers of love to show that love is always anachronistic, and never more so when it is homosexual.Drawing on Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Derrida, Blanchot and Levinas and Deleuze, difficult but essential theorists of the subject of 'being and time' and 'time and the other' the book... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; Not Available
This book is about representations of the devil in English and European literature. Tracing the fascination in literature, philosophy, and theology with the irreducible presence of what may be called evil, or comedy, or the carnivalesque, this book surveys the parts played by the devil in the texts derived from the Faustus legend, looks at Marlowe... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 179.47
This book is about the impact of literature upon cities world-wide, and cities upon literature. It examines why the city matters so much to contemporary critical theory, and why it has inspired so many forms of writing which have attempted to deal with its challenges to think about it and to represent it. Gathering together 40 contributors who look... more...