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- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99
Wilkie Collins is mainly remembered for his best-selling sensation novel The Woman in White and his detective mystery The Moonstone, both published in the 1860s. However, in a literary career spanning almost forty years he wrote many other works, and Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career in relation to the changing circumstances... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00
Dietrich Gerhardt takes as his starting point Goethe?s poem Love Gods in the Market-place that was published in Voss? Muses Almanach in 1796 and later became known under the title Who will buy Gods of Love?, to trace the modern transformations undergone in the pictorial arts, literature and music by the late antique motif of love gods. The study moves... more...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 39.95
In a timely and radically new reappraisal of George Orwell's fiction, Loraine Saunders reads Orwell's novels as tales of successful emancipation rather than as fables of failure. Contending that Orwell's artistic achievements have been unjustly overlooked, Saunders brings needed attention to neglected novels such as A Clergyman's Daughter... more...
- 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 Shelleys most important prose work. His arguments are vividly and convincingly presented. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
This study traces the steady decline of classical authority in English literature from the mid-seventeenth century and the role of translation in shifting the emphasis away the classical learning. The author focuses on Virgil, once the most revered of poets but also explores the fate of some of his fellow Ancients. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00
This book offers a post-structuralist inspired explication of Conrad's literary vision and its defining feature, the aesthetic principle. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...