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Literary history and criticism

  • The Sonnets and Narrative Poemsby William Shakespeare

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 20.00

      If William Shakespeare had never written a single play, if his reputation rested entirely upon the substantial and sterling body of nondramatic verse he left behind, he would still hold the position he does in the hierarchy of world literature. The strikingly modern sonnets?intimate, baroque, and expansive at once; the invigorating narratives drawn... more...

  • New Poetries VIby Michael Schmidt; Helen Tookey

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.94

    ‘With this, the sixth New Poetries,? write the editors, ‘the anthology series comes of age. It is twenty-one years since New Poetries I set the pattern, introducing new and relatively new writers, among them Sophie Hannah, Vona Groarke and Miles Champion, three poets so different that their art had to go into the plural.? And there it has stayed:... more...

  • The Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern English Literatureby Sophie Chiari

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    With its many rites of initiation (religious, educational, professional or sexual), Elizabethan and Jacobean education emphasized both imitation and discovery in a struggle to bring population to a minimal literacy, while more demanding techniques were being developed for the cultural elite. The Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern English Literature... more...

  • Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporariesby Dirk Delabastita; Ton Hoenselaars

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 135.00

    Ben Jonson animates The Alchemist with an intersection of languages. In this moral satire, he captures the layered dialects, specialized vocabularies, and social desires of London and holds them up for view. This essay examines the play’s negotiation of ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’ modes of translation, also with reference... more...

  • feministische w_orteby lann hornscheidt

    Brandes & Apsel 2015; US$ 32.99

    »Das war doch gar nicht so gemeint« und »Was darf man denn überhaupt noch sagen?« - der Versuch des »richtigen« Sprachgebrauchs schafft oft Verunsicherung und auch Verständnislosigkeit. Der Band gibt Antworten auf die Frage, was genau an bestimmten Sprachhandlungen problematisch ist und wie es besser gemacht werden kann.   Reihe wissen & praxis... more...

  • King John and Religionby Paul Webster

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A study of the personal religion of King John, presenting a more complex picture of his actions and attitude. more...

  • Robert Fergussonby Robert Fergusson; James Robertson

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 10.19

    This edition, first published in 2000 to mark the 250th anniversary of Fergusson?s birth, and revised in 2007, contains all his poems in Scots, a selection of poems in English, an introductory essay, revised orthography, substantial footnotes, eight illustrations and a comprehensive glossary. Acknowledged as a crucial influence on Burns, Robert Fergusson... more...

  • Quantitative Analysis of Poetic Textsby Ioan-Iovitz Popescu; Mihaiela Lupea; Doina Tatar; Gabriel Altmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The book presents methods for the objective analysis of poetic language. Common objects of literary studies such as rhythm, semantic explications, interpretation and personal impressions are avoided. Only those properties of poetic texts are taken into account that could be quantified. For all methods both statistical tests, theoretical... more...

  • A Second Book of Broadsheets (Routledge Revivals)by Various

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, together with A Book of Broadsheets makes up an anthology of the 1915 broadsheets distributed by The Times to members of H.M. Forces serving in the trenches of World War I. The volume contains a wide variety of rich literature from before the war and was designed to give soldiers entertainment. It includes extracts from the works of... more...

  • Puzzles and Epiphanies (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1962, is a collection of twenty-four essays written by Frank Kermode between 1958 and early 1961, and are all concerned with criticism and fiction. Puzzles and Epiphanies: Essays and Reviews 1958-1961 includes essays on the works of James Joyce, William Golding, E. M. Forster, and J. D. Salinger, amongst many others.... more...