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  • Literary Modernity Between Middle East and Europeby Kamran Rastegar

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Providing a broad ranging and unique comparative study of the development of English, Persian and Arabic literature, this book looks at their interrelations with specific reference to modernity, nationalism and social value. It gives a strong theoretical underpinning to the development of Middle Eastern literature in the modern period. more...

  • The Journalistic Imaginationby Richard Keeble; Sharon Wheeler

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    Focusing on the neglected journalism of writers more famous for their novels or plays, this new book explores the specific functions of journalism within the public sphere, and celebrate the literary qualities of journalism as a genre. Key features include: an international focus taking in writers from the UK, the USA and France essays featuring... more...

  • Premodern Placesby David Wallace

    Wiley 2008; US$ 140.95

    This book recovers places appearing in the mental mapping of medieval and Renaissance writers, from Chaucer to Aphra Behn. A highly original work, which recovers the places that figure powerfully in premodern imagining. Recreates places that appear in the works of Langland, Chaucer, Dante, Petrarch, Spenser, Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and many... more...

  • Islam and Early Modern English Literatureby Benedict S. Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00

    This book traces the process through which authors like Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton adapted, rewrote, or resisted romance, mapping a world in which new cross-cultural contacts and religious conflicts demanded a rethinking of some of the most fundamental terms of early modern identity. more...

  • South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britainby Ruvani Ranasinha

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 74.99

    This book considers the work of South Asian writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain. Comparing the work of different generations, it shows how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary market place, and the critical reception of them, changed significantly during the twentieth century. - ;South Asian... more...

  • The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English, 1by Roger Ellis

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 198.99

    Translation has played a vital part in the history of literature throughout the English-speaking world. Offering for the first time a comprehensive view of this phenomenon, this pioneering five-volume work casts a vivid new light on the history of English literature. Incorporating critical discussion of translations, it explores the changing nature... more...

  • Fabulous Orientsby Ros Ballaster

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    The first book-length study of the oriental tale in England since 1908, Fabulous Orients is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the formation of the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire.... more...

  • Four Restoration Libertine Playsby Deborah Payne Fisk

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    These four plays in the Oxford English Drama series capture the range of responses to the fashionable and daring libertine movement in the second half of the seventeenth century. A Fond Husband and Friendship in Fashion are lesser-known comic gems of the Restoration stage; The Man of Mode is Etherege's masterpiece, and The Libertine is Shadwell's... more...

  • English Literature and Ancient Languagesby Kenneth Haynes

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99

    While the influence of Greek and Roman literature on British literature has been extensively surveyed, the role of those ancient languages themselves within modern British literature has only begun to be studied. This book is a study of the literary representation and dramatization of English in contact with Greek and Latin. - ;Literature in English... more...

  • Americans in British Literature, 1770-1832by Christopher Flynn

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Christopher Flynn's timely book systematically examines for the first time how British writers portrayed America and Americans in the decades immediately following the revolutionary war. In sentimental novels of the 1780s and 1790s, prose and poetry by Wollstonecraft, Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth; and novels and travel accounts by Smollett,... more...