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  • Alfred, Lord Tennysonby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Admired by his generation for giving a voice to their doubts, beliefs, and clouded hopes, Tennyson was one of the leading British poets of mid- to late 19th century and is respected today for the skill and delicacy with which he crafted his greatest works, including In Memoriam A.H.H., Idylls of the King, and "The Charge of the Light Brigade."... more...

  • Macbeth - William Shakespeareby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Macbeth is William Shakespeare's stark tale of a tormented nobleman driven to pursue a murderous plot by his ambition to usurp the throne of Scotland. The tautly constructed tragedy is a ruthlessly economic drama, marked by a continuous eloquence that is astonishing even for Shakespeare. This new edition of the Scottish play features full-length... more...

  • Essaying Shakespeareby Karen Newman

    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...

  • Gulliver's Travelsby Jonathan Swift; Janice Greene

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.Lemuel Gulliver has bad luck at sea. A series of shipwrecks lands him in some unimaginable... more...

  • Adonaisby Percy Bysshe Shelley; William Michael Rossetti

    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...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Historiesby Neil Heims; Harold Bloom

    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...

  • Humane Readingsby Jason Finch; Martin Gill; Anthony Johnson; Iris Lindahl-Raittila; Inna Lindgren; Tuija Virtanen; Brita Wårvik

    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...

  • Very Bad Poetryby Kathryn Petras; Ross Petras

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    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...

  • Faustby Jef Jacobs; Vincent Laarhoven; Ad van der Logt; Myra Nijhof

    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...

  • Balladsby William Makepeace Thackeray

    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...