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- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00
This collected volume is dedicated to Prof Hans Otto Horch on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Prof. Horch has done much to enrich the academic processing of the history of German-Jewish literature and culture. The wide range of his interests is reflected in these papers by internationally-renowned Germanists, historians and cultural researchers,... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 252.00
This first comparative study of writers who fled from both the Nazi and Communist dictatorships in East-Central Europe includes interpretations of individual trajectories, literary works, and exile literary cultures. A historical and theoretical introduction provides an overview of the events and studies exile cultures from Paris, London,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00
This book explores the relationship between H.G. Wells's scientific romances and the discourses of science in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century. It investigates how Wells utilizes his early fiction to participate in a range of topical scientific disputes and, increasingly, as a means to instigate social reform. more...