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- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 24.99
Joyce's Kaleidoscope aims to dissolve the supposed impenetrability of Finnegans Wake . Philip Kitcher suggests that the Wake is Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as an Aging Man." Its dream-language is a device for investigating the sources of value in human lives, and, in the rich music of that language, Joyce celebrates the ordinary, offers his... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Romanticism and the City explores how late eighteenth-and early nineteenth-century literature conceptualized urban space. Fresh readings of key texts show how Romantic concerns with urban life shaped both individual works and broader theoretical issues. more...
- UPF 2010; US$ 69.95
Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce offers a fresh look at these two modernist writers, revealing how their rejection of organized religion and the colonial presence in their native countries allowed them to destabilize traditional notions of power, colonialism, and individual freedom in their texts. more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.95
Literary biography is an endlessly fascinating form, not least because of the fierce controversies that attend the question of how much of a writer's real life ought to be related to readers. Ian Hamilton, a first-rate biographer who encountering his share of adversity in writing the life of J.D. Salinger, is the perfect chronicler of such controversies... more...
- University of Delaware Press 2010; US$ 89.99
Beginning with the ascent of James I and ending with the 1701 Act of Settlement, Familial Forms: Politics and Genealogy of Seventeenth-Century English Literature is the first study to offer a comprehensive reading of literary engagements with the epistemological and political questions of family surrounding the crises of succession that defined this... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 22.55
From Treasure Island to Trainspotting , Scotland's rich literary tradition has influenced writing across centuries and cultures far beyond its borders. Here, for the first time, is a single volume presenting the glories of fifteen centuries of Scottish literature. In Scotland's Books poet Robert Crawford tells the story of Scottish writing... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 18.32
The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature is the most comprehensive reference guide to Scotland's literature, covering a period from the earliest times to the early 1990s. It includes over 600 essays on the lives and works of the principal poets, novelists, dramatists critics and men and women of letters who have written in English, Scots or... more...