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  • Cervantes and Ariostoby Thomas R. Hart

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Thomas Hart examines Erich Auerbach's contention that Don Quixote is not a tragedy but a comedy and suggests that Auerbach's view was shaped by his reading of Ariosto's chivalric romance Orlando furioso. At the same time Hart argues that neither Don Quixote nor Orlando furioso is so free from political intention as Auerbach believed they were. He... more...

  • The Lost Center and Other Essays in Greek Poetryby Zissimos Lorenzatos; Kay Cicellis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this collection of essays the contemporary Greek critic Zissimos Lorenzatos explores the local as well as the international currents that have shaped the modern tradition of Greek poetry in particular and Greek literature and an in general. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...

  • The Maniac in the Cellarby Winifred Hughes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Once a controversial genre of Victorian fiction that produced the major best sellers of its century, the now-forgotten sensation novel was a publishing phenomenon in its time. In a vivid portrait of this subversive and discomfiting popular literature, Winifred Hughes identifies its ingredients, its practitioners, and its implications, and reveals... more...

  • Galdos and the Art of the European Novelby Stephen Gilman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.95

    Benito Perez Galdos (1843-1920) was one of Spain's outstanding novelists and the author of two vast cycles of novels and a number of plays. In this critical study of Galdos in English, Stephen Gilman relates the writer and his work to the nineteenth century novel as a genre and traces his artistic growth during a twenty-year period, from his initial... more...

  • Our Nazisby Petra Rau

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    Focusing particularly on the British context, this study offers the first analysis of contemporary popular and literary fiction, film, TV and art exhibitions about Nazis and Nazism. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 82.00

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

  • Framing Authorityby Mary Thomas Crane

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    Writers in sixteenth-century England often kept commonplace books in which to jot down notable fragments encountered during reading or conversation, but few critics have fully appreciated the formative influence this activity had on humanism. Focusing on the discursive practices of "gathering" textual fragments and "framing" or forming, arranging,... more...

  • Allegories of Loveby Diana de Armas Wilson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the work he considered his masterpiece, Persiles and Sigismunda, Cervantes finally explores the reality of woman--an abstraction largely idealized in his earlier writing. Traditional critics have perpetuated this disembodied ideal woman: "Every Man," claimed the translators of the 1706 Don Quixote, has "some darling Dulcinea of his Thoughts." As... more...

  • Making a Matchby Ann Jennalie Cook

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.50

    Making a Match examines the various options posed at every stage of English wooing, together with the presentation of these protocols in the plays of Shakespeare. Across the canon, wooing may command either a casual reference or a central position in the action, but no play escapes a connection of some kind. Instead of taking a fixed position on... more...

  • Divine and Poetic Freedom in the Renaissanceby Ullrich Langer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The closely related problems of creativity and freedom have long been seen as emblematic of the Renaissance. Ullrich Langer, however, argues that French and Italian Renaissance literature can be profitably reconceived in terms of the way these problems are treated in late medieval scholasticism in general and nominalist theology in particular. Looking... more...