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  • Martyrs and Players in Early Modern Englandby David K. Anderson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England argues that the English tragedians reflected an unease within the culture to acts of religious violence. David Anderson explores a link between the unstable emotional response of society to religious executions in the Tudor-Stuart... more...

  • Fair Girls and Grey Horsesby Christine Pullein-Thompson; Diana Pullein-Thompson; Josephine Pullein-Thompson

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    ‘Are your twins normal?? Mrs Pullein-Thompson was asked. ‘Good God, I hope not,? she retorted. The twins were Diana and Christine who, with their elder sister, Josephine, wrote more than 150 books, which have sold in their millions around the world. Fifty years after the joint publication of their first book, It Began with Picotee... more...

  • Wilde Styleby Neil Sammells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This new study of the major prose and plays of Oscar Wilde argues that his dominant aesthetic category is not art but style. It is this major emphasis on style and attitude which helps mark Wilde so graphically as our contemporary. Beginning with a survey of current Wilde criticism, the book demonstrates the way his own critical essays anticipate... more...

  • A Preface to Yeatsby Edward Malins; John Purkis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The first edition, by the late Edward Malins, of this informative guide to the life and works of one of the most important and difficult poets of the 20th century, has now been extensively revised by John Purkis. It begins by providing biographical details on Yeats, with particular emphasis on his education, his appearance and his characteristics.... more...

  • The Poetry of Ted Hughesby Dr. Paul Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This text provides a lucid and accessible introduction to the poetry of Ted Hughes, a major figure in twentieth- century poetry whose work is concerned with the forces of nature and their interaction with the human mind. It is also the first full length study to place Hughes's poetry in the context of significant developments in literary theory that... more...

  • Women, Travel Writing, and Truthby Clare Broome Saunders

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and authenticity inevitably arise. Women, Travel,... more...

  • Ovid, Orpheus und Eurydikeby Katja Schlingmeyer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 13.42

    Der Mythos um Orpheus und Eurydike ist einer der eindrucksvollsten der Literaturgeschichte und berührt die Menschen noch heute. Vielfältiges und teilweise spielerisches Material zu Übersetzung und Interpretation zielt darauf ab, die Schülerinnen und Schüler gemäß ihrem eigenen Arbeitstempo und ihren individuellen Fähigkeiten zu fördern und zu fordern.... 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 Since 1940by Neil Corcoran

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Neil Corcoran's book is a major survey and interpretation of modern British poetry since 1940, offering a wealth of insights into poets and their work and placing them in a broader context of poetic dialogue and cultural exchange. The book is organised into five main parts, beginning with a consideration of the late Modernism of T. S. Eliot and W.... more...

  • The Doctrine of Election and the Emergence of Elizabethan Tragedyby Martha Tuck Rozett

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    This compelling argument for the link between Calvinism in English religious life and the rise of tragedy on the Elizabethan stage draws on a variety of material, including theological tracts, sermons, and dramatic works beginning with sixteenth-century morality plays and continuing through Marlowe's career and the beginning of Shakespeare's Originally... more...