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  • 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...

  • Fabricating Historyby Barton R. Friedman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    Barton Friedman demonstrates the ways in which English men of letters in the nineteenth century attempted to grasp the dynamics of history and to fashion order, however fragile, out of its apparent chaos. The authors he discusses--Blake, Scott, Hazlitt, Carlyle, Dickens, and Hardy--found in the French Revolution an event more compelling as a paradigm... more...

  • Academy Dictionaries 1600?1800by John Considine

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    A comprehensive account of dictionaries during a key period in their development, when they were compiled in academies across Europe. more...

  • Popular Literature, Authorship and the Occult in Late Victorian Britainby Andrew McCann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A study of the representation of the occult in late-Victorian popular fiction, exploring different perceptions of authorship and creativity. more...

  • Tolstoy or Dostoevskyby George Steiner

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    Acclaimed literary critic George Steiner on two of the literary canon?s greatest and most influential writers ?Literary criticism,? writes Steiner, ?should arise out of a debt of love.? Abiding by his own rule, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky is an impassioned work, inspired by Steiner?s conviction that the legacies of these two Russian masters loom over... more...

  • Bodily Pain in Romantic Literatureby Jeremy Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Formby Ewan James Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Argues that Coleridge's most important philosophical ideas were expressed not through theoretical argument but through his poems. more...

  • Handbuch Literatur & Visuelle Kulturby Brigitte Weingart; Claudia Benthien

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This handbook illuminates contemporary discourse on the relationship between text and image, intermediality, and ?literature and the arts.? Using exemplary case studies, it offers the first systematic presentation of theoretical and methodological approaches for understanding the relationship between literature and visual culture. more...

  • Proclaiming a Classicby Daniel Javitch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Despite its immediate popularity and its acclaim as a modern equal of the ancient epics, Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (published in its final version in 1532) was for learned readers a perplexing work: it mixed romance, epic, and lyric poetry, poked fun at its marvelous and outmoded chivalric matter, contained many interrupted narrative threads, and... more...