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- Wiley 2015; US$ 54.95
This unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd-"a writer whom few know." Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick , this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his novels. Offers a brief... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 38.00
This study is the first concentrated investigation of the Old English Book of Consolation Meters, associated with King Alfred?s court. These Alfredian poems, which have long been neglected, recapture poetic ideas from their Latin model, Boethius? De Consolatione Philosophiae. This volume examines the Meters as poetic responses to the prose passages... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 93.60
Peter Carey is one of the most richly awarded and critically acclaimed novelists of the present day. Most of his fictions relate to questions of Australian history and identity. Rewriting History argues that taken together Carey?s novels make up a fictional biography of Australia. The reading proposed here considers both key events in the life of the... more...
- University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Argues that the way in which people came to perceive and to represent themselves as Welsh was profoundly affected by the gender ideologies prevalent during the Romantic and Victorian periods. This title introduces readers to a hundred Welsh women authors at work during the years 1780-1900, some writing in Welsh and some in English. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00
Explores how Victorian fiction and science imagined the evolution of language, from primordial noise to modern English. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 67.99
How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes... more...
- University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 84.99
Fiction of the New Statesman is the first study of the short stories published in the renowned British journal theNew Statesman. This book argues that New Statesman fiction advances a strong realist preoccupation with ordinary, everyday life, and shows how British domestic concerns have a strong hold on the working-class and lower-middle-class imaginative... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
Acheraiou challenges postcolonial discourse analysis and proposes a new model of interpretation that resituates the historical, ideological and conceptual denseness of the Colonial idea. He questions key issues, including hybridity, Otherness and territoriality, and expands the postcolonial field by introducing ground-breaking theoretical concepts. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
Joseph Conrad and the Reader is the first book fully devoted to Conrad's relation to the reader, visual theory and authorship. This challenging study proposes new approaches to modern literary criticism and deftly examines the limits of deconstructionist theories, introducing groundbreaking new theoretical concepts of reading and reception. more...