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  • The Literature of Melancholiaby Martin Middeke; Christina Wald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This collection analyzes philosophical, psycho-analytic and aesthetic contexts of the discourse of melancholia in British and postcolonial literature and culture and seeks to trace the multi-faceted phenomenon of melancholia from the early modern period to the present. Texts discussed range from Shakespeare and Milton to Coetzee and Barker. more...

  • Ekphrastic Medieval Visionsby Claire Barbetti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Explores the transformative power of ekphrasis in high and late medieval dream visions and mystical visions. Demonstrates that medieval ekphrases reveal ekphrasis as a process rather than a genre and shows how it works with cultural memory to transform, shift, and revise composition. more...

  • Literature, Theory, Historyby Jonathan Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    In this interdisciplinary work that ranges from the ancients through the Renaissance to the present, Jonathan Hart examines systems, law,  theatre,  nature, stereotype, otherness, authority,  new historicism,  deconstruction,  feminism, reading, interpretation, poetry, and poetics.  Whatever the period, this towering study assumes that meaning, genre,... more...

  • Convention and Innovation in Literatureby Theo D?haen; Rainer Grübel; Helmut Lethen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 210.00

    This work is a critical evaluation of the concepts of convention and innovation as applied in the study of changing literary values, hierarchies and canons. Two approaches are analyzed: (1) the linking of convention and the subject's awareness of convention, and (2) systems theory. The merits of both approaches are discussed and an attempt is made... more...

  • The Hospitable Canonby Virgil Nemoianu; Robert Royal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 143.00

    The papers in this book respond to the public debate over literary canons, in the United States, and elsewhere, by placing the political-ideological aspects of the conflict inside perspectives derived from comparative literature. Canons are seen by most of the contributors as based on democratic and communal intentions or choices inevitable filtered... more...

  • Sex and Moneyby Mark Dapin

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.26

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  • Ask Grahamby Graham Norton

    John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99

    Finally, Graham's many U. S. fans can laugh at—and benefit from—his drily hilarious  Daily Telegraph advice columns   "Remember that sleeping with friends is lazy and selfish: we don't cook our pets just because we're hungry and they're sitting right by the oven."  —Graham on troublesome relationships   "Dogs and DIY are where... more...

  • Poetics of the Hiveby Cristopher Hollingsworth

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    "Cris Hollingsworth's waggle dance after scouting the rangiest field of literature--Virgil and Homer down to Milton and Swift, on to Plath and Byatt&#$151;leads you to where the nectar hides. . . . He wisely roams, extracting an anthology of poetry, prose, psychology, history&151;most of all, perception--that tops the bee's knees." --Paul West, author... more...

  • Cylinderby Helmut Müller-Sievers

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 52.95

    The Cylinder investigates the surprising proliferation of cylindrical objects in the nineteenth century, such as steam engines, phonographs, panoramas, rotary printing presses, silos, safety locks, and many more. Examining this phenomenon through the lens of kinematics, the science of forcing motion, Helmut Müller-Sievers provides a new view of the... more...

  • Ask Grahamby Graham Norton

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 10.18

    He's been everywhere, he's seen everything. Now Graham Norton's here to solve your problems! Graham Norton is best known as a television presenter, chat show host and comedian. His warm demeanour and dry wit has endeared him to the nation and he is well on his way to securing the status of a national treasure. But as well as presenting and acting,... more...