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  • Defoe?s Major Fictionby Elizabeth R. Napier

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the concern with narrativity and self-construction in Defoe?s first-person fictional narratives. Arguing that recent materialist approaches to Defoe are insufficiently attentive to the dominant preoccupations of his fictional oeuvre, which center on issues of moral accountability and self-definition, it addresses the need to examine... more...

  • Die alltägliche Romantikby Walter Pape; Roswitha Burwick

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Examining the role of everyday life for art and in art opens a new perspective on the Romantic era?s supposed struggle against the banalization of art. According to Pierre Bourdieu, everyday life and art face each other like the sacred and the profane. This volume examines the ?lifeworld? and art, craft and conviviality, letters and the... more...

  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Cultureby Sabine Schuelting

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing ? industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the reports of sanitary reformers. It seems to be "matter... more...

  • Episteme des Pikareskenby Carolin Struwe

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This is the first systematic study of the specific capacity of early picaresque novels to create and present knowledge. It analyzes the narrative structure of the novels and reconstructs and contextualizes their sources to examine different modalities for their adaptation. The study describes the historical context for the unique discursive... more...

  • The Medieval Presence in Modernist Literatureby Jonathan Ullyot

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book rethinks the influence that early medieval studies and Grail narratives had on modernist literature. more...

  • Raving at Usurersby Dwight Codr

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    In Raving at Usurers, Dwight Codr explores the complex intersection of religion, economics, ethics, and literature in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. Codr offers an alternative to the orthodox story of secular economic modernity's emergence in this key time and place, locating in early modern anti-usury literature ... more...

  • The Wildness Pleasesby Christopher Thacker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1983. This book charts the growth of Romanticism from the initial reactions to the authoritarian classicism of Louis XIV, through the ?codification? of the Sublime by Burke in the 1750s, to the fascination with mystery, fear and violence which dominated the writing of the late eighteenth century. The origins of the movement are... more...

  • Zwischen Innerer Emigration und Exilby Marcin Golaszewski; Magdalena Kardach; Leonore Krenzlin

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 126.00

    This volume seeks to unite two traditionally divided research areas, ?exile literature? and ?inner emigration,? and to interrelate the divergent experiences of writers who were exiled and writers who remained in Germany. It discusses the potentially resistant nature of German literature both inside and outside the German Reich and examines... more...

  • Imagining Medieval Englishby Tim William Machan

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    A wide-ranging study of medieval English from 500 to 1500, exploring forms and ideas about language in a literary and cultural context. more...

  • James Joyce's Worldby Patricia Hutchins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1957, this book explores what remained of Joyce?s background, not only in Ireland but in those cities abroad where his books were written. With the co-operation of those who knew the author, including his brother, much new material was brought together to shed new light on Joyce?s life, character and methods of writing. The author... more...