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History and criticism

  • The Symbolist Movement in Literatureby Arthur Symons; Matthew Creasy

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 23.99

    First published in 1899 , The Symbolist Movement in Literature was a highly influential work of criticism and introduced the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Arthur Symons?s interest in writers such as Verlaine and Mallarmé puts him at the heart of contemporary debates about Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siècle literature, but... more...

  • Inspiring Generationsby Anniversary Story Book Committee

    Yosemite Conservancy 2014; US$ 19.95

    On June 30, 1864, amidst the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to protect Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This act that set aside the first public parkland for future generations was a legacy for our nation and an inspiration to the world. To honor the 150th anniversary of this milestone, a call... more...

  • Wolf Centosby Simone Muench

    Sarabande Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Poems structured by a wolf motif, concerned with death and beauty, urging us to retain our “wildness? as we age. more...

  • John Gower in England and Iberiaby Ana Sáez-Hidalgo; R.F. Yeager

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Essays shedding fresh and significant light on Gower's poetry, major and minor, as it was received, read, and re-produced in England and in Iberia from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spainby Keith David Howard

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    Howard demonstrates that Machiavellian discourse had a profound impact on early modern Spanish prose treatises. more...

  • Mother Follyby Françoise Davoine; Judith Miller

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    If your mentally ill patient dies, are you to blame? For Dr. Françoise Davoine, a Parisian psychoanalyst, this question becomes disturbingly real as one of her patients commits suicide on the eve of All Saints' Day. She herself has a crisis, as she reflects on her thirty-year career and questions whether she should ever return to the hospital. But... more...

  • Wilfred Owen (Routledge Revivals)by Jennifer Breen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this annotated selection of Wilfred Owen?s poetry and prose provides a comprehensive one-volume text of his best work. As well as the war poems, it includes illuminating early pieces such as ?Impressionist? and ?Little Claus and Big Claus?, which illustrate Owen?s early command of satire and narrative. The prose includes Owen?s... more...

  • English and Italian Literature From Dante to Shakespeareby Robin Kirkpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    This is the first comprehensive critical comparison of English and Italian literature from the three centuries from Dante to Shakespeare. It begins by examining Chaucer's relationship with Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio, and then looks at similar relationships within the areas of humanist education, lyric poetry, the epic, theatrical comedy, the short... more...

  • Cervantes and the Mystery of Lawlessnessby Alban K. Forcione

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    This examination of the last two tales of Cervantes' Novelas ejemplares reveals the Christian Humanist tradition implicit in the most elusive works of the collection. In his study of El casamiento enganoso and El coloquio de los perros Alban Forcione demonstrates that Cervantes retained in their ostensible pessimism the themes of Erasmus' vision of... more...

  • The Hitting Gameby Graham Clifford

    Seren 2014; US$ 14.57

    'The Hitting Game' is the first collection of poems by the London-based young poet Graham Clifford. The vibrancy of the poet's voice and the immediacy of his claims upon our attention are clear. These poems provoke as well as delight. Characters arrive as 'you' in 'Obvious Constellations' 'Amazing' and 'Trying'. Incidents are approached from disarmingly... more...