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- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 22.99
James Joyce's Ulysses, once regarded as obscure and obscene, is now viewed as one of the masterpieces of world literature. Yet Joyce's final novel, Finnegans Wake, to which he devoted seventeen years, remains virtually unread, except by scholarly specialists. Its linguistic novelties, apparently based on an immense learning that few can share,... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 20.78
In this influential study, Ian Watt traces the genesis and development of the most popular of all literary forms, the novel. In his penetrating and original readings of Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding, he investigates the reasons why the three main eighteenth-century novelist wrote in the way they did - a way resulting ultimately... 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$ 18.94
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$ 84.99
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$ 25.58
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$ 20.78
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...