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  • The Dialect of the Tribeby Margery Sabin

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 74.99

    The bold careers of Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett--writers with profoundly unsettled cultural identities--spark Margery Sabin's investigation of values carried through inherited forms of speech. The Dialect of the Tribe offers fresh readings of such great novels as The Golden Bowl, Women in Love, Ulysses, and the Beckett... more...

  • A Defence of Poetryby Percy Bysshe Shelley

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    A brilliant piece of philosophical discussion that displays Shelley's intellect and imagination. The book asserts the “ideal nature and essential value” of poetry and is Shelley’s most important prose work. His arguments are vividly and convincingly presented. more...

  • Literature, Language, and the Rise of the Intellectual Disciplines in Britain, 1680?1820by Robin Valenza

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    A literary account of how the modern divide between the sciences and the humanities emerged in the eighteenth century. more...

  • Primo Levi's Universeby S. Magavern

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 11.99

    This book examines acclaimed Italian author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi's life through his works, from his childhood through to his internment at Auschwitz, his careers as scientist and writer, and his eventual depression and death, describing his ability to reinvent his world through his writing. more...

  • Modernism, Media, and Propagandaby Mark Wollaeger

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly... more...

  • "My unwasht Muse"by Norbert Lennartz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    In the 17th century a profound change took place in the depiction of the body and the erotic. Whilst the metaphysics of Donne and Crashaw represented theology under the sign of the erotic and simultaneously theologized the corporeal, the Cavaliers had severed these alliances since the 1620?s. Influenced by the invention of the stage figure, Don Juan,... more...

  • Pierre Loti and the Theatricality of Desireby Peter James Turberfield

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 74.20

    Pierre Loti and the Theatricality of Desire offers an original analysis of patterns of unconscious desire observable in the life and work of the French orientalist writer Pierre Loti. It aims to reconcile attitudes and conduct that have been regarded as contradictory and not amenable to analysis by locating the unconscious urges that motivate them.... more...

  • Joie de vivre in French Literature and Cultureby Susan Harrow; Timothy A. Unwin

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 89.60

    The apparent self-sufficiency of joie de vivre means that, despite the widespread use of the phrase since the late nineteenth century, the concept has rarely been explored critically. Joie de vivre does not readily surrender itself to examination, for it is in a sense too busy being what it is. However, as the essays in this collection reveal, joie... more...

  • For Was I Not Born Here?by Anne R. A. Holden

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 52.00

    This study centres on the fiction of the New Zealand writer Yvonne du Fresne, the descendant of Danish and Danish-Huguenot families who emigrated to New Zealand in the late-nineteenth century and settled in the Manawatu area. It explores how memories of the past haunt generations of immigrants, and how issues of language, politics, and social norms... more...

  • Thinking about Other People in Nineteenth-Century British Writingby Adela Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book explores a common concern among Victorian writers about the power of one person thinking about another. more...