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  • The Pen and the Swordby Michael Foot

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32

    Disappointment can be salutary. In the 1955 election Michael Foot surprisingly lost his seat. Until then he had been a journalist, albeit a prolific and influential one. He now had more time on his hands. To both his father, Isaac Foot, and himself Jonathan Swift was a hero. His father, who believed writing to be the supreme vocation, now encouraged... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval French Literatureby Simon Gaunt; Sarah Kay

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, this is a wide-ranging overview of the rich tradition of medieval French literature. more...

  • Emotion und Kognitionby Sonja Koroliov

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    How is emotion related to knowledge and understanding? The articles assembled in this volume examine the 18th century as a time of discovery, when original answers to these questions were developed. The articles consider the impact of emotions on perception, the importance of narrativity in engaging with emotionality, and how emotions relate to self-mastery... more...

  • Bacacayby Witold Gombrowicz; Bill Johnston

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    A balloonist finds himself set upon by erotic lepers?a passenger on a ship notices a human eye on the deck?a group of aristocrats enjoy a vegetarian dish made from human flesh?a virginal young girl gnaws raw meat from a bone?a notorious ruffian is terrorized by a rat. Welcome to the bizarre universe of Witold Gombrowicz, whose legendary short story... more...

  • Samuel Beckettby Laura Salisbury

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    Reads Beckett's comic timing as part of a post-war ethics of representation. Samuel Beckett is a funny writer. He is also an author whose work is taken to respond ethically to the unspeakable seriousness of the post-Holocaust situation. How can these two statements sit together? Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama, and critical writings,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Danteby Rachel Jacoff

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    A fully updated 2007 edition of this useful and accessible coursebook on Dante's works, context and reception history. more...

  • Childhood and Children's Books in Early Modern Europe 1550-1800by Andrea Immel; Michael Witmore

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Literature of Al-Andalusby Marķa Rosa Menocal; Raymond P. Scheindlin; Michael Sells

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 88.00

    The Literature of Al-Andalus explores the culture of Iberia adopting an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. more...

  • Bodily Pain in Romantic Literatureby Jeremy Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    When writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries explored the implications of organic and emotional sensitivity, the pain of the body gave rise to unsettling but irresistible questions. Urged on by some of their most deeply felt preoccupations ? and in the case of figures like Coleridge and P. B. Shelley, by their own experiences... more...

  • Studierte Dichterby Mark-Georg Dehrmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    As the modern philological sciences were just emerging, poets were well educated ? most of them had studied philology, and thus understood its claims to knowledge and its methods. The fertile and intensive interaction between literature and science that took place in this era is the subject of this book. It explores the interface between literary history... more...