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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...

  • 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...

  • Alterstopoiby Dorothee Elm; Thorsten Fitzon; Kathrin Liess; Sandra Linden

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    Human ageing is always subject to cultural interpretation. The continuous process of maturing and decline thus only becomes recognisable and significant with the idea of life stages. Here, topoi such as those of the simple child or the wise grey head as habitual patterns of understanding and thought reveal the social and cultural knowledge... 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...