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  • The Novel and the Globalization of Cultureby Michael Valdez Moses

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 28.99

    This text analyzes the emergence of the modern novel and the manner in which it mirrors the underlying process of the globalization of culture. It focuses on Hardy's "The Mayor of Casterbridge", Conrad's "Lord Jim", Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and Vargas Llosa's "The War at the End of the World". more...

  • The Other Mary Shelleyby Audrey Fisch; Anne K. Mellor; Esther H. Schor

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 144.99

    This volume comprises 15 critical essays written by some of the most eminent Romantic scholars in academia. The essays survey the oeuvre of Mary Shelley as it developed beyond Frankenstein, and evaluate her career in terms of her intellectual and political accomplishments. more...

  • Dracula and the Eastern Questionby Dr Matthew Gibson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book sets the writings of Merimee, Le Fanu, Stoker and Verne in the context in which they were written - namely the response to Balkan, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian politics. Gibson analyzes their works to reveal that the vampire acts as an allegory of the Near East through which constitutes a challenge to the 'orientalism' argument of today. more...

  • Social Figuresby Daniel Cottom; Terry Eagleton

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 67.50

    Centers on the discourse of the liberal intellectual as exempli?ed in the novels of George Eliot, whose awareness of her aesthetic and social task was keener than that of most Victorian writers. more...

  • Readingsby Hélène Cixous; Verena Andermatt Conley

    University of Minnesota Press 1991; US$ 58.50

    A leader in the feminist intellectual movement, Cixous presents this highly informative meditation on ethics and poetics which draws on philosophy and psychoanalysis. more...

  • Apprenticeshipsby Thomas L. Jeffers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    Novels about growing up have long been loved by ordinary readers and analyzed, sometimes with more heat than light, by scholars. This book respects the interests of ordinary readers while clarifying and frequently resolving the moral, psychological, social, and occasionally religious coming-of-age dilemmas that scholars have wrestled with. Focusing... more...

  • Buchkultur im Mittelalterby Michael Stolz; Adrian Mettauer; Yvonne Dellsperger; André Schnyder

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    This anthology describes the European book culture of premodern times with regard to the material publication of handwriting and early print, their contents and forms of use, as well as the preconceptions associated with them. The relationship to and differentiation from neighboring cultures, such as the Islamic world, are also taken into consideration. more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliotby Nancy Henry

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Eliot's intellectual and moving novels and their Victorian context made accessible for students. more...

  • Hermit in Parisby Italo Calvino

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    From one of modern literature?s most captivating and elusive masters comes a posthumous volume of thoughtful, elegant, and quick-witted autobiographical writings, all previously unpublished in English. Here is Italo Calvino paying homage to his literary influences and tracing the evolution of his signature style. Here are his reminiscences of Italy?s... more...

  • Reading the Novel in English by Brian W. Shaffer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US). Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal... more...