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- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 109.99
History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. Stephen Dedalus's famous complaint articulates a characteristic modern attitude toward the perceived burden of the past. As Robert Spoo shows in this study, Joyce's creative achievement, from the time of his sojourn in Rome in 1906-07 to the completion of Ulysses in 1922, cannot be understood... more...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 109.99
This book argues that the source of Gothic terror is anxiety about the boundaries of the self: a double fear of separateness and unity that has had a special significance for women writers and readers. Exploring the psychological, religious, and epistemological context of this anxiety, DeLamotte argues that the Gothic vision focuses simultaneously... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 49.99
With Joyce, Proust, and Faulkner in mind, we have come to understand the novel as a form with intimate ties to the impulses and processes of memory. This study contends that this common perception is an anachronism that distorts our view of the novel. Based on an investigation of representative novels, Amnesiac Selves shows that the Victorian novel... more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 134.99
Since the original publication of this classic book in 1979, Roosevelt's foreign policy has come under attack on three main points: Was Roosevelt responsible for the confrontation with Japan that led to the attack at Pearl Harbor? Did Roosevelt "give away" Eastern Europe to Stalin and the U.S.S.R. at Yalta? And, most significantly, did Roosevelt abandon... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 110.99
Asking why the 19th-century British novel features heroines, and how and why it features "feminine heroism," Susan Morgan traces the relationship between fictional depictions of gender and Victorian ideas of history and progress. Morgan approaches gender in selected 19th-century British novels as an imaginative category, accessible to authors and characters... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 109.99
Challenging the popular view that Naipaul is a literary mediator between First and Third World experience in the post-colonial era, this study argues that his work articulates a set of values that perpetuates political interests that have their origin in the Imperial age. more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 28.99
This text analyzes the emergence of the modern novel and the manner in which it mirrors the underlying process of the globalization of culture. It focuses on Hardy's "The Mayor of Casterbridge", Conrad's "Lord Jim", Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and Vargas Llosa's "The War at the End of the World". more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 144.99
This volume comprises 15 critical essays written by some of the most eminent Romantic scholars in academia. The essays survey the oeuvre of Mary Shelley as it developed beyond Frankenstein, and evaluate her career in terms of her intellectual and political accomplishments. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00
This book sets the writings of Merimee, Le Fanu, Stoker and Verne in the context in which they were written - namely the response to Balkan, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian politics. Gibson analyzes their works to reveal that the vampire acts as an allegory of the Near East through which constitutes a challenge to the 'orientalism' argument of today. more...