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  • The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare's Comediesby Penny Gay

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    A comprehensive survey of Shakespeare's comedies examining why and how they are still relevant today. more...

  • Candideby Voltaire; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50

    David Wootton?s scalpel-sharp translation of Candide features a brilliant Introduction, a map of Candide?s travels, and a selection of those writings of Voltaire, Leibniz, Pope and Rousseau crucial for fully appreciating this eighteenth-century satiric masterpiece that even today retains its celebrated bite. "Wootton?s edition is clearly the best... more...

  • Dead Mastersby Anthony W. Lee

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    Dead Masters examines the dual issues of mentoring and intertextuality as an integrated phenomenon. Through a series of fresh and novel readings of Johnsonian and Boswellian texts, the book further advances our awareness of the formal complexities of Johnson's writings and the psychological substratum from which they issue. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Cultureby Joe Cleary; Claire Connolly

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    An authoritative introduction to the historical, social and stylistic complexities of modern Irish culture. more...

  • The Pragmatics of Early Modern Politics: Power and Kingship in Shakespeare?s History Playsby Urszula Kizelbach

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 83.00

    Early modern kings adopted a new style of government, Realpolitik, as spelled out in Machiavelli?s writings. Tudor monarchs, well aware of their questionable right to the throne, posed as great dissimulators, similarly to the modern prince who ?must learn from the fox and the lion?. This book paints a portrait of a successful politician according to... more...

  • A Short History of French Literatureby Sarah Kay; Terence Cave; Malcolm Bowie

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99

    This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories... more...

  • Virgil's Homeric Lensby Edan Dekel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Virgil?s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid?s relationship to Homer?s Iliad and Odyssey . Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil?s Odyssey , and Virgil?s Iliad . Although modified in various ways over the centuries, this neat dichotomy has... more...

  • Cosmos and Character in Paradise Lostby Malabika Sarkar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book is a fresh contextual reading of  Paradise Lost  that reveals new and unexpected aspects of Milton's chaos, cosmos, and epic characters. more...

  • Freud's Driveby Teresa De Lauretis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 36.00

    Teresa De Lauretis makes a bold and orginal argument for the renewed relevance of the Freudian theory of drives, through close readings of texts ranging from cinema and literature to psychoanalysis and cultural theory. more...

  • The Antagonist Principleby Lawrence Poston

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Antagonist Principle is a critical examination of the works and sometimes controversial public career of John Henry Newman (1801?1890), first as an Anglican and then as Victorian England?s most famous convert to Roman Catholicism at a time when such a conversion was not only a minority choice but in some quarters a deeply offensive one. Lawrence... more...