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  • Tales Before Narniaby Douglas A. Anderson

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien?s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien?s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien?s own. In many... more...

  • Remapping the Mediterranean World in Early Modern English Writingsby Goran V. Stanivukovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    The essays in this volume explore the Mediterranean both as a physical and cultural space, and as a conceptual notion that challenges the boundaries between East and West. It emphasizes the Ottoman Mediterranean, by exploring a variety of literary and non-literary texts produced between the Sixteenth and Eighteenth centuries. more...

  • The Journalistic Imaginationby Richard Keeble; Sharon Wheeler

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    Focusing on the neglected journalism of writers more famous for their novels or plays, this new book explores the specific functions of journalism within the public sphere, and celebrate the literary qualities of journalism as a genre. Key features include: an international focus taking in writers from the UK, the USA and France essays featuring... more...

  • Literary Modernity Between the Middle East and Europeby Kamran Rastegar

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Providing a broad ranging and unique comparative study of the development of English, Persian and Arabic literature, this book looks at their interrelations with specific reference to modernity, nationalism and social value. It gives a strong theoretical underpinning to the development of Middle Eastern literature in the modern period. more...

  • Islam and Early Modern English Literatureby Benedict S. Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book traces the process through which authors like Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton adapted, rewrote, or resisted romance, mapping a world in which new cross-cultural contacts and religious conflicts demanded a rethinking of some of the most fundamental terms of early modern identity. more...

  • Not the End of the Worldby Kate Atkinson

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    Arthur is a precocious eight-year-old boy whose mother is a B-list celebrity more concerned with the state of her bank account than with her son's development. Then an enigmatic young nanny named Missy introduces him to a world he never knew existed. more...

  • South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britainby Ruvani Ranasinha

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 94.99

    This book considers the work of South Asian writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain. Comparing the work of different generations, it shows how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary market place, and the critical reception of them, changed significantly during the twentieth century. - ;South Asian... more...

  • Fabulous Orientsby Ros Ballaster

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    The first book-length study of the oriental tale in England since 1908, Fabulous Orients is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the formation of the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire.... more...

  • Americans in British Literature, 1770?1832by Professor Christopher Flynn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    American independence was inevitable by 1780, but British writers spent the several decades following the American Revolution transforming their former colonists into something other than estranged British subjects. Christopher Flynn's engaging and timely book systematically examines for the first time the ways in which British writers depicted America... more...

  • Women Writers and the Edinburgh Pam Perkins

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 86.00

    This volume provides an overview of women writers in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Edinburgh literary world. Its main focus is on the careers of three women ? Elizabeth Hamilton, Anne Grant, and Christian Isobel Johnstone ? who were both successful and influential in their own day, although they have tended to be overlooked in later... more...