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  • The Poetic World of Emily Brontėby Laura Inman

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Bringing an unjustifiably marginalized poet out of the shadows, this book presents Emily Brontė?s poetry in a way that enables readers, even those who shy away from poetry, to appreciate her work. She is widely known as a novelist, but she was first and equally a poet. Her poems are varied, lyrical, intriguing, and innovative, yet they are not well... more...

  • English Masculinities, 1660-1800by Tim Hitchcock; Michelle Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection of specially commissioned essays provides the first social history of masculinity in the ?long eighteenth century?. Drawing on diaries, court records and prescriptive literature, it explores the different identities of late Stuart and Georgian men. The heterosexual fop, the homosexual, the polite gentleman, the blackguard, the man of... more...

  • The Form of the Unfinishedby Ballachandra Rajan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Distinguishing between the incomplete poem and the unfinished poem, Professor Rajan sees the unfinished poem as remaining in dialogue with its own dissensions. He contributes to current critical debates by showing how the long poem resists assimilation to the forces of both unification and undecidability, finding its significance on the line of engagement... more...

  • Kipling and "Orientalism" (Routledge Revivals)by B. J. Moore-Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1986, this book sets Kipling firmly in the historical context not only of contemporary India but of prior Anglo-Indian writers about India. Despite his enthusiastic reception in England as ?revealer of the East?, in India he seems to have been regarded as just one more Anglo-Indian writer. The author demonstrates the traditionalism... more...

  • A Preface to Oscar Wildeby Anne Varty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    A Preface to Oscar Wilde provides a detailed study of the cultural, personal and political influences that shaped Wilde's writing. The study concentrates primarily on his fiction, critical dialogues and plays that were published between 1890 and 1895, and detailed accounts of Wilde's lesser known works such as his poetry, journalism and letters are... more...

  • Tennysonby REBECCA STOTT

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Alternative approaches have emerged which have radically altered our understanding of Tennyson's poetry and his relationship to the Victorian age. This text covers the most significant areas of new work on Tennyson, effectively linking feminist and gender studies with deconstructive, psychoanalytic and linguistic attention. The Introduction discusses... more...

  • Women Writers in Renaissance Englandby Randall Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Of all the new developments in literary theory, feminism has proved to be the most widely influential, leading to an expansion of the traditional English canon in all periods of study. This book aims to make the work of Renaissance women writers in English better known to general and academic readers so as to strengthen the case for their future inclusion... more...

  • Walter Benjamin and the Mediaby Jaeho Kang

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), one of the most original and perceptive thinkers of the twentieth century, offered a unique insight into the profound impact of the media on modern society. Jaeho Kang’s book offers a lucid introduction to Benjamin’s theory of the media and its continuing relevance today. The book provides a systematic... more...

  • Classical Genres and English Poetry (Routledge Revivals)by William H. Race

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this study explains how certain genres created by Classical poets were adapted and sometimes transformed by the poets of the modern world, beginning with the Tudor poets? rediscovery of the Classical heritage. Most of the long-lived poetic genres are discussed, from familiar examples like the hymn, elegy and eulogy, to less... more...

  • British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals)by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart?s membership of the Freemasons, and the resulting influence of Masonic doctrines on A Song to David . However, many other poets have belonged to, or been influenced by... more...