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  • The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translationby Peter France

    Oxford University Press, UK 2000; US$ 73.99 US$ 63.63

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Daniel Defoeby William Minto; John Morley

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.99

    Learn more about the life and works of the brilliant eighteenth-century spy, novelist, and rabble-rouser Daniel Defoe in this penetrating biography penned by William Minto. Minto, a Scottish professor of logic, offers a keenly insightful take on the influences and events that shaped Defoe's contributions to journalism and literature, which included... more...

  • Emma - Jane Austenby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 45.00

    Calling Jane Austen's Emma "charming," Harold Bloom states, "Austen is not writing a tragedy of the will...but a great comedy of the will." He goes on to say that Austen's heroines have firmly defined selves, each molded with an individuality that suggests the author's potential for creating endless diversity in her... more...

  • The Winter's Taleby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 50.00

    First performed in May 1611, The Winter's Tale is a play about reconciliation, atonement, and the healing effects of time. Leontes, a paranoid tyrant, suffers from his own rash behavior and jealous delusions. When his long-lost daughter returns and the statue of his dead wife magically comes back to life, order is restored, the family is reunited,... 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...