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19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900

  • Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation Englandby Michael Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Each of the figures examined in this study -John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead -is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced. Michael Martin analyses the ways in which the encounter with God is figured among these early modern writers who inhabit the shared cultural space of poets... more...

  • Female Transgression in Early Modern Britainby Richard Hillman; Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Containing wide-ranging reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume presents a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The contributors illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring... more...

  • 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...

  • A Life with Mary Shelleyby Barbara Johnson; Judith Butler; Shoshana Felman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    In 1980, deconstructive and psychoanalytic literary theorist Barbara Johnson wrote an essay on Mary Shelley for a colloquium on the writings of Jacques Derrida. The essay marked the beginning of Johnson's lifelong interest in Shelley as well as her first foray into the field of "women's studies," one of whose commitments was the rediscovery and analysis... more...

  • The Eighteenth Centuryby James Sambrook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This is an impressive and lucid survey of eighteenth-century intellectual life, providing a real sense of the complexity of the age and of the cultural and intellectual climate in which imaginative literature flourished. It reflects on some of the dominant themes of the period, arguing against such labels as 'Augustan Age', 'Age of Enlightenment' and... more...

  • Charles Dickensby Steven Connor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Dickens is second only to Shakespeare in the range and intensity of critical discussion which his work has provoked. His writing is central to literature and culture across the English-speaking world. In this important new anthology, Steven Connor gathers together representative examples of the range of new critical approaches to Dickens over the last... more...

  • Yeats The Poetby Edward Larrissy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This work addresses Yeats's "antinomies", seeing their origin and structure in his divided Anglo-Irish inheritance and examining the notion of measure. It then explores how this relates to freemasonry, Celticism and Orientalism and looks at the Blakean esoteric language of contrariety and outline which provided Yeats with the vocabulary of self-understanding.... more...

  • English Poetry of the Sixteenth Centuryby Gary F. Waller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Explores the poetry of the Renaissance, from Dunbar in the late 15th century to the Songs and Sonnets of John Donne in the early 17th. The book offers more than the wealth of literature discussed: it is a pioneering work in its own right, bringing the insights of contemporary literary and cultural theory to an overview of the period. 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...

  • Ruskin's Mazeby Jay Fellows

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Professor Fellows presents a map of Ruskin's mind as it shifts from conditions of mastery to madness. In his study, he examines and transcribes the ways in which Ruskin observed his dislocation of imagination and shows how, in the very process of disintegration; he was enabled by his peculiar genius to transform the effects on his language and conceptualization... more...