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  • Modernism, Media, and Propagandaby Mark Wollaeger

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly... more...

  • "My unwasht Muse"by Norbert Lennartz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    In the 17th century a profound change took place in the depiction of the body and the erotic. Whilst the metaphysics of Donne and Crashaw represented theology under the sign of the erotic and simultaneously theologized the corporeal, the Cavaliers had severed these alliances since the 1620?s. Influenced by the invention of the stage figure, Don Juan,... more...

  • For Was I Not Born Here?by Anne R. A. Holden

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 52.00

    This study centres on the fiction of the New Zealand writer Yvonne du Fresne, the descendant of Danish and Danish-Huguenot families who emigrated to New Zealand in the late-nineteenth century and settled in the Manawatu area. It explores how memories of the past haunt generations of immigrants, and how issues of language, politics, and social norms... more...

  • Thinking about Other People in Nineteenth-Century British Writingby Adela Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book explores a common concern among Victorian writers about the power of one person thinking about another. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticismby Andrew Maunder

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00

    The Romantics valued nature, spontaneity, visionary experience, powerful feeling, and the artist's individual response to the experience of life. Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism provides a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the Romantic movement, including such great writers as William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Mary Shelley. Entries in this new... more...

  • Dr Johnson's Dictionary of Modern Lifeby Dr Johnson

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.85

    In 2009 Dr Samuel Johnson made a surprise re-emergence from eighteenth century retirement and began Twittering. It proved the perfect vehicle for his acerbic, aphoristic wit and he has quickly become the darling of the site. The Guardian calls him the 'greatest' thing on Twitter and the Telegraph dubs him its 'star'. Our gouty man... more...

  • Man Walks Into A Barby Mike Haskins; Stephen Arnott

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.88

    Man Walks Into A Bar is a one-stop shop for anyone who likes to hear and tell jokes. The jokes are ordered thematically - wives, husbands, doctors, lawyers, the French, the Germans, jokes about nuns, jokes about monkeys, the lot. There are also regular panels which group jokes by type too - Essex girls, changing a lightbulb etc. Our material will... more...

  • Arms and the Imaginationby Robert C. Gordon

    Hamilton Books 2009; US$ 49.99

    From the time of John Milton to that of William Blake, the literature of Britain absorbed the impact of two major military developments. more...

  • Sterne: Tristram Shandyby Wolfgang Iser; David Henry Wilson

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 30.00

    Without a beginning and without an end, Tristram Shandy moves in many different directions, defying the conventional expectations of its readers. more...

  • A Selection from Scrutiny: Volume 1by F. R. Leavis

    Cambridge University Press 1968; US$ 42.00

    Dr Leavis's Selection from Scrutiny gives in two volumes important material which is not easily available elsewhere. more...