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  • Renaissance Themesby Sukanta Chaudhuri

    Anthem Press India 2009; US$ 99.00

    These essays present a view of English literature and drama in a context of humane literary studies: a critical ambience harking back to the Renaissance. more...

  • The Monkby Matthew Lewis; Emma McEvoy

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 5.99

    `The Monk was so highly popular that it seemed to create an epoch in our literature', wrote Sir Walter Scott. Set in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads its main character, the monk... more...

  • How the Writings of William Morris Shaped the Literary Style of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeatsby Eleonora Sasso

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This text is the first to examine the influence of William Morris on the artistic, literary, and ideological styles of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats. This book focuses on a selection of Morris’ writings and situates them in the fields of art, culture, and society. Through Roland Barthes’ approach to interpreting text, Sasso demonstrates... more...

  • Lines of Resistanceby Adrian Grafe; Jessica Stephens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Resistance is a key concept for understanding the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and for approaching the poetry of the period. This collection of 15 critical essays explores how poetry and resistance interact, set against a philosophical, historical and cultural background. In the light of the upheavals of the age, and the changing perception... more...

  • An Almost English Lifeby Miriam Gross

    Short Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    A sparklingly witty memoir, which takes us on a seductive journey from wartime Jerusalem to the heart of Fleet Street, providing a riveting outsider s view of English cultural life. Miriam Gross tells her story in a series of vivid vignettes life as an only child of ambitious parents in Jerusalem; her bohemian school days at the progressive Dartington... more...

  • Inside Outsideby Andrew Riemer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Andrew Riemer's masterful account of the changes in Australian society in the years after World War II, as experienced by the author and his family after leaving Hungary. more...

  • William Morrisby Arthur Clutton-Brock

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Through his eclecticism, William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the most emblematic personalities of the nineteenth century. Painter, architect, poet and engineer, wielding the quill as well as the brush, he jolted Victorian society by discarding standards established by triumphant industry. His commitment to the writing of the Socialist Manifesto was... more...

  • William Morrisby Arthur Clutton-Brock

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Seine eklektische Art machte William Morris (1834-1896) zu einem der eigenwilligsten und einflussreichsten Künstler des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er war gleichzeitig Maler, Architekt, Dichter, Kunstgewerbler, Ingenieur und Drucker und verstand es, den Federkiel genau so gut handzuhaben wie den Pinsel. Er brüskierte die viktorianische Gesellschaft mit ihrem... more...

  • Das Lachenby Henri Bergson; Roswitha Plancherel-Walter

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2011; US$ 13.69

    Hauptbeschreibung "Was ist das Wesen des Lachens? Was steckt hinter dem Lächerlichen? Was haben die Grimasse eines Clowns, ein Wortspiel, eine Verwechslung in einem Schwank, eine geistvolle Lustspielszene miteinander gemeinsam?" In seinem elegant geschriebenen Essay 'Das Lachen', der 1900 in drei separaten Aufsätzen in der 'Revue de Paris' erschien... more...

  • Legends of King Arthurby Isabel Wyatt

    Floris Books 2012; US$ 10.19

    Enter a world of duels and jousting, where knights battle to protect the honour of fair maidens and defend King Arthur's castle. Knights meet in fellowship at Camelot, and are entertained with feasting and pageantry. Honour and chivalry are valued above all else, and courageous knights fight strange, unearthly foes to prove themselves worthy of a... more...