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  • When the Eternal can Be Metby Corey Latta

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    This book is about philosophical influence on theological articulations. Specifically, Latta claims that C.S. Lewis, T.S. Eliot, and W.H. Auden’s post-conversion works that have time as a theological theme cannot be completely understood without knowledge of the philosophy of Henri Bergson. more...

  • Doubtful Pointsby Elizabeth M. Bonapfel; Tim Conley

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 60.00

    As unusual or esoteric as the subject might seem, Joyce?s punctuation offers a way to study and appreciate his stylistic innovations and the materiality of his textual productions. Joyce?s shunning of what he called ?perverted commas? and the general absence of punctuation in Molly Bloom?s monologue are only the most infamous instances of a deeply... more...

  • Books v. Cigarettesby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell?s entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means. Throughout history, some books... more...

  • A Defense of Ardorby Adam Zagajewski; Clare Cavanagh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99

    Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for art not just the terms but the scanted spiritual dimension of modern human existence that they stake out. Bringing gravity and grace to his... more...

  • By the Bookby Pamela Paul; Scott Turow

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    Sixty-five of the world?s leading writers open up about the books and authors that have meant the most to them Every Sunday, readers of The New York Times Book Review turn with anticipation to see which novelist, historian, short story writer, or artist will be the subject of the popular By the Book feature. These wide-ranging interviews are... more...

  • Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empireby John Slater; Maríaluz López-Terrada; José Pardo-Tomás

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    As the Spanish empire grew, cultural ideas and practices related to sickness and health, sex, monstrosity and death came into contact and conflict. Old ideas took root in new soil, others were stamped out, and new cultures arose. This collection examines the dynamic context in which medical cultures circulated to propose new interpretations of the... more...

  • Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Cultureby Rona Cran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Emphasizing the diversity of collage in the twentieth century, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a crisis in representation that threatened to destabilize their work. Throughout,... more...

  • Romantic Naturalists, Early Environmentalistsby Dewey W. Hall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In his study of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Hall claims the creation of the National Trust in the United Kingdom and the National Parks in the United States were both shaped by literature. Central to Hall's project are links among Gilbert White, William Wordsworth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Octavia Hill and John Muir in the context... more...

  • Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stageby Lisa Hopkins; Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Considering a variety of questions centering on magic and, or in, performance, this volume furthers the debate about the cultural work performed by representations of magic on the early modern English stage. Collectively the essays show that the idea of transformation applies not only to the objects and subjects of magic, but that the plays themselves... more...

  • The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern Franceby Domna C. Stanton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France adds a new dimension to the field of early modern French literary and cultural studies by incorporating dynamic, shifting notions of gender and engaging with contemporary critical theory in an effort to gauge the specifics of textual conformity and resistance to norms. This book emphasizes the central importance... more...