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- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 123.00
This book explores two kinds of self-presentation in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora: that of British writers in their travel texts to Tibet from 1774 to 1910 and that of Tibetans in recent autobiographies in English. McMillin contends that Tibet and the Anglophone West have had a long, complex, and convoluted relationship that can be explored, in part,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien?s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien?s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien?s own. In many... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00
The essays in this volume explore the Mediterranean both as a physical and cultural space, and as a conceptual notion that challenges the boundaries between East and West. It emphasizes the Ottoman Mediterranean, by exploring a variety of literary and non-literary texts produced between the Sixteenth and Eighteenth centuries. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95
“David Wallace’s knowledge of European medieval literature is unequalled. His book is a cornucopia of illuminating details, insights and connections that are simply not to be found anywhere else.” Terry Jones “My Cinderella prize for the year’s most underrated book goes to David Wallace, whose Premodern Places... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...