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  • John Donne: The Critical Heritageby A.J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Contains writings about John Donne from 1873 to 1923, including Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and many others. Together these works present a record of how, from the nineteenth century onwards, critics viewed Donne, and how he... more...

  • A John Donne Companion (Routledge Revivals)by Robert H. Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1990, this title provides a compendium of useful information for any reader of Donne to have at hand: crucial biographical material, historical contextualisation, and details about his life?s work. The intention throughout is to enhance understanding and appreciation, without being exhaustive. The major portion of the volume, in... more...

  • John Donne's Performancesby Margret Fetzer

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    Ever since their rediscovery in the 1920s, John Donne's writings have been praised for their energy, vigour and drama - yet so far, no attempt has been made to approach and define systematically these major characteristics of his work. Drawing on J. L. Austin's speech act theory, Margret Fetzer's comparative reading of Donne's poetry... more...

  • John Gower and the Limits of the Lawby Conrad van Dijk

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the ways in which Gower's poetry engages with contemporary law and legal questions. more...

  • The Lives of the Miller's Taleby Peter G. Beidler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    With his Miller's Tale Chaucer transformed a colorless Middle Dutch account into the lively, dramatic story of raunchy Nicholas, sexy Alison, foolish John and squeamish Absolon. This book focuses on the ways Chaucer made his narrative more effective through dialogue, scene division, music, visual effects and staging. The author pays special attention... more...

  • Love Visionsby Geoffrey Chaucer; Brian Stone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78

    Spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems build on the medieval convention of 'love visions' - poems inspired by dreams, woven into rich allegories about the rituals and emotions of courtly love. In The Book of the Duchess, the most traditional of the four, the dreamer meets a widower who has loved and lost the perfect lady, and The House of... more...

  • Malory and his European Contemporariesby Miriam Edlich-Muth

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A reconsideration of Arthurian compilations in the late middle ages, looking at the complex ways in which they reshape their material for new audiences. more...

  • The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Soulsby Kate Camp

    Victoria University Press 2010; US$ 8.00

    Taking a dark turn, this important New Zealand poet explores the legacy of a heretic who was burned at the stake in 1310 for writing a thesis called  Simple Annihilated Souls.  Answering back, modern souls offer their own lamentations in poems such as "The Tired Atheist" and "Driving on the Bypass." more...

  • Multiple Authorship and the Myth of Solitary Geniusby Jack Stillinger

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 144.99

    A study which explores the implications of multiple authorship, using as examples the case of Keats and the assistants who aided him in the creation of "Isabella", the contributions of John Stuart Mill's wife to his autobiography, and the revisions to Wordsworth's "The Prelude". more...

  • Myths We Live Byby Colin Grant

    University of Ottawa Press 1998; US$ 11.99

    Colin Grant challenges the popular use of "myth" as a dismissive designation of the superstitions and falsehoods of "other" cultures. The author maintains that myths occupy a place in our present-day lives that is every bit as important to us as the divinities and heroes of classical antiquity were to the ancients. The myths themselves are in a constant... more...