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  • The Inns and Taverns of “Pickwick”by Bertram Waldrom Matz

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    As one can infer from the book’s title, it is about the inns and taverns of Victorian England as related in Dickens' famous novel “The Pickwick Papers”. Written in an interesting manner, it thoroughly examines Dickens’ true-to-life portrayal of the locations mentioned therein. Matz delves into the history of these settings and... more...

  • Belling the Catby Mordecai Richler

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 19.95

    "More than forty years of scribble, scribble, scribble, and I have been sued only once..." But this collection of essays is no less a pleasure to read for all that. Mordecai Richler is an exuberant essayist, with a combative wit and sharp eye, regularly offending some, endearing himself mightily to others, and always hugely entertaining. Like all great... more...

  • The War Against Clicheby Martin Amis

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 24.95

    Like John Updike, Martin Amis is the preeminent novelist-critic of his generation. Always entertaining, with a razor-sharp wit and inimitable judgment, he expounds on a dazzling range of topics from chess, nuclear weapons, masculinity, screen censorship, to Andy Warhol, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Margaret Thatcher. The very best of his essays and reviews... more...

  • The Writing Family of Stephen Kingby Patrick McAleer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    This work examines Stephen King's position in popular literary circles and then considers the contributions of his family to the landscape of contemporary fiction. Though they have to a degree been eclipsed by Stephen King's popularity, the work of his wife, Tabitha King, and sons, Owen King and Joe Hill, have found varying levels of success... more...

  • Nabokov's Permanent Mysteryby David S. Rutledge

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    This critical text examines the ways in which Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's great writers, structured his works to encapsulate his metaphysical beliefs. It draws examples from Nabokov's novels, stories and nonfiction, revealing a startling consistency in his beliefs over the course of his career, even as the structure of... more...

  • L'Époque de la Renaissance (1400?1600)by Eva Kushner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 297.00

    Au sein de la vaste entreprise qu'est l' Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes , la sous-série portant sur la Renaissance, dont fait partie le volume que voici, représente à plusieurs égards une gageure novatrice. La Renaissance a souvent et abondamment été étudiée comme transformation de la civilisation occidentale, en Italie avant... more...

  • The Sun Also Risesby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 36.00

    Published in 1926, Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" quickly established the author as one of the great writers of his time. Based on Hemingway's experiences, "The Sun Also Rises" is the story of a group of American and English expatriates living in Paris who take an excursion to Pamplona, Spain. The novel has forever... more...

  • L'Époque de la Renaissance (1400?1600)by Tibor Klaniczay; Eva Kushner; André Stegmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 292.00

    Le nouveau volume de la série Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes constitue lui-même la première partie d'un ensemble de quatre volumes. Ces volumes sont consacrés à une période de 200 ans qui dans l'histoire de la civilisation des peuples d'Europe porte le nom de Renaissance. Les premiers 80 ans de cette époque voient naître,... more...

  • Romantic Ironyby Frederick Garber

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 218.00

    This is the first collaborative international reading of irony as a major phenomenon in Romantic art and thought. The volume identifies key predecessor moments that excited Romantic authors and the emergence of a distinctly Romantic theory and practice of irony spreading to all literary genres. Not only the influential pioneer German, British, and... more...

  • The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languagesby Anna Balakian

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 300.00

    Edited by Anna Balakian, this volume marks the first attempt to discuss Symbolism in a full range of the literatures written in the European languages. The scope of these analyses, which explore Latin America, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria as well as West European literatures, continues to make the volume... more...