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- University of Minnesota Press 2009; Not Available
For more than twenty-five years, Karen Newman has brought her critical acumen to bear on early modern studies. In this collection of her essays on Shakespeare?some acknowledged classics and others never before published?Newman shows how changing theoretical trends have shaped Shakespeare studies, from new historicism and gender studies to critical... more...
- The Floating Press 1821; US$ 3.99
Adonais represents the height of artistic achievement for nineteenth-century Romantic poetry. Percy Bysshe Shelley's book-length elegy in the pastoral style mourns the loss of fellow poet John Keats in 495 remarkably accomplished lines. Shelley himself regarded "Adonais" as the best of his work, and the poem is a must-read for fans of... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Shakespeare's vibrant history plays, including Richard III, Henry V, and the two parts of Henry IV, spring to life with all the drama of the feuds, rivalries, and epic battles on which they were based. While Shakespeare was aware of the historical past and a keen observer of his own times, his true genius lies in the timeless universality he lends... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00
There are three mistakes that are rather common in recent literary studies, the single context fallacy, the interactional fallacy and the non-referential fallacy, the first of which is particularly common in literary theory and literary pragmatics, the second in the theory and practice of literary interpretation and the third in the criticism of postmodern... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00
Writing very bad poetry requires talent. It helps to have a wooden ear for words, a penchant for sinking into a mire of sentimentality, and an enviable confidence that allows one to write despite absolutely appalling incompetence. The 131 poems collected in this first-of-its-kind anthology are so glaringly awful that they embody a kind of genius. From... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 23.50
Faust is het nieuwste deel in de AUP-reeks ?Tekst in Context?, waarnaar veel literatuurminnende docenten in het voortgezet onderwijs hebben uitgekeken. Op een uitdagende wijze presenteert dit boek de tradities van een groots literair thema: de Engelse Faust van Christopher Marlowe, de Duitse Historia van Docor Faustus, La Damnation de Faust van Hector... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Though he is best remembered as the satirical novelist who penned nineteenth-century masterpieces such as Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray was also an accomplished poet. This volume collects some of Thackeray's most popular ballads, lyrics, and other poems; it is a rewarding read for lovers of traditional verse. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 127.95 US$ 110.89
English Translation and Classical Reception is the first genuine cross-disciplinary study bringing English literary history to bear on questions about the reception of classical literary texts, and vice versa. The text draws on the author’s exhaustive knowledge of the subject from the early Renaissance to the present. The first book-length... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 42.50
De studie van de historische letterkunde staat steeds meer onder druk, zowel aan de universiteit als daarbuiten. In de ons omringende landen heeft de marginale positie van de historische letterkunde geleid tot een vernieuwing van de traditionele methode waarmee teksten uit het verleden doorgaans werden gelezen. Vooral in de Angelsaksische wereld zijn... more...