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  • A Preface to Marloweby Stevie Simkin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    This study provides an authoritative overview of all Marlowe's work. It includes thorough investigations of his major plays, Tamburlaine, Edward II, The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus as well as a full discussion of The Massacre at Paris, Dido Queen of Carthage and all his extant poetry. Analysis of Faustus takes full account of both A and B text... 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 Shakespeare's Tragediesby Michael Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    This book is a study of four of Shakespeare's major tragedies - "Hamlet", "Othello", "King Lear" and "Macbeth". It looks at these plays in a variety of contexts - both in isolation and in relation to each other and to the cultural, ideological, social and political contexts which produced them. 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...

  • Bücher, Literaten und Leser am Vorabend der Revolutionby Louis Sebastien Mercier; Wulf D. von Lucius; Wulf D. von Lucius

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 21.43

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit seinem "Tableau de Paris" hat Louis­Sébastien Mercier als erster überhaupt die Großstadt als sozialen Kosmos entdeckt und mit empathischer Hingebung und scharfem Witz beschrieben. Das Werk, das in zwölf Bänden mit mehr als tausend Kapiteln ab 1781 veröffentlicht wurde, vibriert von der Unruhe der Jahre vor der Revolution, die... more...

  • Oracabessaby Lorna Goodison

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51

    Oracabessa is a book of risky journeys, mappings and re-mappings, as the poet navigates place, history and imagination. Goodison travels to Spain and Portugal, to Canada (‘Winter has landed?) and back to the Hope Gardens of her childhood in Jamaica; even to the Old Testament world of Ruth and Hagar. Throughout her journeys she hymns the artists who... more...

  • Calypsoby Bob Orr

    Auckland University Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    Arranged in four lyrical sections, this collection of poems presents colorful images with a narrative drive and the true cadences of a storyteller. Traveling from Troy and Waiheke to San Francisco and Spain, this variety of verse leads into a discussion of simple objects, making the ordinary things of the world extraordinary. Finishing with compositions... more...

  • The Poetic World of Emily Brontëby Laura Inman

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Bringing an unjustifiably marginalized poet out of the shadows, this book presents Emily Brontë?s poetry in a way that enables readers, even those who shy away from poetry, to appreciate her work. She is widely known as a novelist, but she was first and equally a poet. Her poems are varied, lyrical, intriguing, and innovative, yet they are not well... more...

  • English Masculinities, 1660-1800by Tim Hitchcock; Michelle Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection of specially commissioned essays provides the first social history of masculinity in the ?long eighteenth century?. Drawing on diaries, court records and prescriptive literature, it explores the different identities of late Stuart and Georgian men. The heterosexual fop, the homosexual, the polite gentleman, the blackguard, the man of... more...

  • Shakespeare's Mature Tragediesby Bernard McElroy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Despite their diversity in tone and subject matter, Shakespeare's four mature tragedies-- Hamlet , Othello , King Lear , and Macbeth --all have an essential experience in common. Bernard McElroy defines this experience as the collapse of the subjective world of the tragic hero. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses... more...