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  • Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darknessby D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 30.95

    Joseph Conrad?s novella, Heart of Darkness , has fascinated critics and readers alike, engaging them in highly controversial debate as it deals with fundamental issues of good and evil, civilisation, race, love and heroism. Presenting a selection of new essays and reprinted critical essays, this guide to Conrad?s captivating novel is essential... more...

  • The Dialect of the Tribeby Margery Sabin

    Oxford University Press, USA 1987; US$ 74.99

    The bold careers of Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett--writers with profoundly unsettled cultural identities--spark Margery Sabin's investigation of values carried through inherited forms of speech. The Dialect of the Tribe offers fresh readings of such great novels as The Golden Bowl, Women in Love, Ulysses, and the Beckett... more...

  • Wer kauft Liebesgötter?by Dietrich Gerhardt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 105.00

    Dietrich Gerhardt takes as his starting point Goethe?s poem Love Gods in the Market-place that was published in Voss? Muses Almanach in 1796 and later became known under the title Who will buy Gods of Love?, to trace the modern transformations undergone in the pictorial arts, literature and music by the late antique motif of love gods. The study moves... more...

  • The Unsung Artistry of George Orwellby Loraine Saunders

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 39.95

    In a timely and radically new reappraisal of George Orwell's fiction, Loraine Saunders reads Orwell's novels as tales of successful emancipation rather than as fables of failure. Contending that Orwell's artistic achievements have been unjustly overlooked, Saunders brings needed attention to neglected novels such as A Clergyman's Daughter... more...

  • A Defence of Poetryby Percy Bysshe Shelley

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    A brilliant piece of philosophical discussion that displays Shelley's intellect and imagination. The book asserts the “ideal nature and essential value” of poetry and is Shelley’s most important prose work. His arguments are vividly and convincingly presented. more...

  • Modernism, Media, and Propagandaby Mark Wollaeger

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    Though often defined as having opposite aims, means, and effects, modernism and modern propaganda developed at the same time and influenced each other in surprising ways. The professional propagandist emerged as one kind of information specialist, the modernist writer as another. Britain was particularly important to this double history. By secretly... more...

  • Virgil Made Englishby Tanya M. Caldwell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This study traces the steady decline of classical authority in English literature from the mid-seventeenth century and the role of translation in shifting the emphasis away the classical learning. The author focuses on Virgil, once the most revered of poets but also explores the fate of some of his fellow Ancients. more...

  • Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad's Novelsby Yael Levin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    This book offers a post-structuralist inspired explication of Conrad's literary vision and its defining feature, the aesthetic principle. more...

  • Primo Levi's Universeby S. Magavern

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 11.99

    This book examines acclaimed Italian author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi's life through his works, from his childhood through to his internment at Auschwitz, his careers as scientist and writer, and his eventual depression and death, describing his ability to reinvent his world through his writing. more...

  • Literature, Language, and the Rise of the Intellectual Disciplines in Britain, 1680?1820by Robin Valenza

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    A 2009 literary account of how the modern divide between the sciences and the humanities emerged in the eighteenth century. more...