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  • Literature and the Growth of British Nationalismby Francesco Crocco

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book explores how British Romantic poetry--the writing, reading, and critical reception of it--reinforced British nationalism in the 19th century, ripening the political processes of nationhood that began with the first Act of Union in 1707. Using archival research on literary collections, criticism and reviews, this study documents the rise of... more...

  • Dylan Thomasby Walford Davies

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    An authoritative introduction by a leading Dylan Thomas scholar to the nature, cultural background, achievement and critical reception of this major poet’s work. more...

  • A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkienby Stuart D. Lee

    Wiley 2014; US$ 199.95

    This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing. An in-depth examination of Tolkien’s entire work by a cadre of top scholars Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien’s scholarly... more...

  • James Herbertby Craig Cabell; Ingrid Pitt

    John Blake 2014; US$ 7.99

    The legacy of a master of horror lives on in this fully authorized biography   James Herbert was an enduringly popular author whose books sell in the hundreds of thousands across the world and are made into films. He broke away from the cut-and-thrust populist horror novels of the 1970s and 1980s to create more thought-provoking works, featuring... more...

  • The Poems of Rowan Williamsby Rowan Williams

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Rowan Williams's first collections of poems, After Silent Centuries and Remembering Jerusalem, along with a selection of new ones make up this new collection. It displays a poetry that embodies abstract ideas in vivid sensual images. The subject matter ranges widely: the natural world, works of art, recollections of a visit to the Holy Land at Easter,... more...

  • Die Kunst des Feuermachensby Lutz Langhoff

    Gabal Verlag 2014; US$ 30.07

    Sie wollen etwas Neues aufbauen und fragen sich: Schaffe ich das? "Die Kunst des Feuermachens" zeigt die Quellen für den eigenen Mut auf. Es eröffnet den Blick auf das Potential zum tatkräftigen und visionären Handeln. Dieses Buch wendet sich an den Mut-Bürger, Menschen mit der großen und unbändigen Sehnsucht, aktiv etwas Sinnvolles in ihrem... more...

  • A Companion to Modernist Poetryby David E. Chinitz; Gail McDonald

    Wiley 2014; US$ 198.50

    Offering a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field, A Companion to Modernist Poetry provides readers with detailed discussions of individual poets, ‘schools’ and ‘movements’ within modernist poetry, and the cultural and historical context of the modernist period. Provides an in-depth and accessible summary of the... more...

  • Staging Women and the Soul-Body Dynamic in Early Modern Englandby Sarah E. Johnson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Though the gender-coded soul-body dynamic lies at the root of many negative and disempowering depictions of women, Johnson argues that it also functions as an effective tool for redefining gender expectations. Through its thorough and nuanced readings, this study redefines one of the period’s most pervasive analogies for conceptualizing women... more...

  • The Letters of Ruth Pitterby Don W. King

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 119.99

    The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music is a selection of the most important letters written by Pitter, who won the Hawthornden Prize in 1937 for A Trophy of Arms (1936) and the Queen?s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955. Her letters, spanning 1908 to 1988, offer insights into some of most important literary, social, and historical events of... more...

  • Medbh McGuckianby Borbála Faragó

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book offers a wide-ranging analysis of the entire corpus of Medbh McGuckian?s published work. It provides both a readable synthesis of existing criticism, in a fashion which will be generally useful to academics and students, and also offers an original contribution to the field of contemporary Irish literary studies on the basis of new research.... more...