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  • 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...

  • South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britainby Ruvani Ranasinha

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 74.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 124.95

    Christopher Flynn's timely book systematically examines for the first time how British writers portrayed America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. In sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett,... more...

  • Women Writers and the Edinburgh Enlightenmentby Pamela 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 b more...

  • Literature, Identity and the English Channelby Dominic Rainsford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 134.00

    This book concerns the significance of the English Channel in British and French literature from the 1780s onwards: a timely subject given the intense debates in progress about the actual and desired relationships between Britain and mainland Europe. The book addresses contemporary authors who use the Channel as a focus for cultural comment, comparing... more...

  • Something We Have That They Don'tby Steve & Mark Clark & Ford

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Something We Have That They Don?t presents a variety of essays on the relationship between British and American poetry since 1925. The essays collected here all explore some aspect of the rich and complex history of Anglo-American poetic relations of the last seventy years. Since the dawn of Modernism poets either side of the Atlantic have frequently... more...

  • Reading the Animal in the Literature of the British Rajby Shefali Rajamannar; Kincaid R. James

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Discusses the production and circulation of animal narratives in colonial India in order to investigate the constructs of animals played into a variety of forms of otheringthat took placein England during its imperial venture. more...