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  • The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translationby Peter France

    Oxford University Press, UK 2000; US$ 73.99

    This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literature of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an overview of the history of translation into English. Part II, the bulk of the work, arranged by language... more...

  • Jonathan Swiftby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    Best known as the author of Gulliver's Travels , Jonathan Swift is one of literature's great satirists. Born and educated in Ireland, Swift became a politician and clergyman in England, where he wrote essays, pamphlets, poems, and fiction that addressed the political issues and social conditions of his time. In Gulliver's Travels , he introduced... more...

  • The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Presentby James Persoon

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 102.00

    In 450 entries ranging in length from 300 to more than 2,500 words each, The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry: 1900 to the Present is a new A-to-Z encyclopedic guide that introduces high school and college students to some of the best-loved 20th and 21st-century British poets and poetry. Appendixes include a general bibliography and a glossary... more...

  • Dublinby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 48.00

    Most notably the home of James Joyce and the setting for his masterwork, Ulysses, Dublin is also the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw and was the childhood home of Oscar Wilde. more...

  • Now and Thenby Robert Hass

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 16.99

    During his years as Poet Laureate, Robert Hass revived a popular 19th-century tradition: including poetry in our daily newspapers. Poet?s Choice? went on to appear as a nationally syndicated column across the country from 1997 to 2000. The column, which featured poems relevant to current headlines, serves as a symbol of the continuing importance of... more...

  • Family Life in the Age of Shakespeareby Bruce W. Young

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 105.00

    From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to Othello's misguided murder of Desdemona to the betrayal of King Lear by his daughters, family life is central to Shakespeare's dramas. This book helps students learn about family life in Shakespeare's England and in his plays. The book begins with an overview of the roots of Renaissance... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Presents critical essays on Shakespeare's comedy of fairies, lovers, and amateur actors in the woods outside Athens. more...

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, New Editionby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, including his classic work The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, takes its place among the most accomplished verse written in the English language. His critical writings have proved just as influential, giving voice to a prophetic vision of compelling authenticity. This new edition offers a selection of contemporary... more...

  • Hamletby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 60.00

    In Shakespeare's powerful drama of destiny and revenge, "Hamlet", the troubled prince of Denmark, must overcome his own self-doubt and avenge the murder of his father. Contains a selection of the finest criticism through the centuries on "Hamlet", as well as a biography on Shakespeare. more...

  • Much Ado About Nothingby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Presents essays written from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries that offer an analysis and critique of "Much Ado about Nothing," and includes a summary of the play and excerpts of key passages. more...