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  • The Other Mary Shelleyby Audrey Fisch; Anne K. Mellor; Esther H. Schor

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 169.99

    Although Frankenstein is now widely taught in classes on Romanticism, little attention has been paid to the considerable corpus of Mary Shelley's other works. Indeed the excitement of the last decade at feminist approaches to Frankenstein has ironically obscured the persona of its author. This collection of essays, written by a preeminent group... more...

  • Cervantes' Don Quixoteby Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 37.99

    This casebook gathers a collection of ambitious essays about both parts of the novel (1605 and 1615) and also provides a general introduction and a bibliography. The essays range from Ram?n Men?ndez Pidal's seminal study of how Cervantes dealt with chivalric literature to Erich Auerbachs polemical study of Don Quixote as essentially a comic book... more...

  • London Callingby Rob Nixon

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 134.99

    V.S. Naipaul stands as the most lionized literary mediator between First and Third World experience and is ordinarily viewed as possessing a unique authority on the subject of cross-cultural relations in the post-colonial era. In contesting this orthodox reading of his work, Nixon argues that Naipaul is more than simply an unduly influential writer.... more...

  • Dracula and the Eastern Questionby Dr Matthew Gibson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This book sets the writings of Merimee, Le Fanu, Stoker and Verne in the context in which they were written - namely the response to Balkan, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian politics. Gibson analyzes their works to reveal that the vampire acts as an allegory of the Near East through which constitutes a challenge to the 'orientalism' argument of today. more...

  • Apprenticeshipsby Thomas L. Jeffers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00

    Novels about growing up have long been loved by ordinary readers and analyzed, sometimes with more heat than light, by scholars. This book respects the interests of ordinary readers while clarifying and frequently resolving the moral, psychological, social, and occasionally religious coming-of-age dilemmas that scholars have wrestled with. Focusing... more...

  • Social Figuresby Daniel Cottom; Terry Eagleton

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 67.50

    Centers on the discourse of the liberal intellectual as exempli?ed in the novels of George Eliot, whose awareness of her aesthetic and social task was keener than that of most Victorian writers. more...

  • Readingsby Hélène Cixous; Verena Andermatt Conley

    University of Minnesota Press 1991; US$ 58.50

    A leader in the feminist intellectual movement, Cixous presents this highly informative meditation on ethics and poetics which draws on philosophy and psychoanalysis. more...

  • Buchkultur im Mittelalterby Michael Stolz; Adrian Mettauer; Yvonne Dellsperger; André Schnyder

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    This anthology describes the European book culture of premodern times with regard to the material publication of handwriting and early print, their contents and forms of use, as well as the preconceptions associated with them. The relationship to and differentiation from neighboring cultures, such as the Islamic world, are also taken into... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliotby Nancy Henry

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Eliot's intellectual and moving novels and their Victorian context made accessible for students. more...

  • Hermit in Parisby Italo Calvino

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    From one of modern literature?s most captivating and elusive masters comes a posthumous volume of thoughtful, elegant, and quick-witted autobiographical writings, all previously unpublished in English. Here is Italo Calvino paying homage to his literary influences and tracing the evolution of his signature style. Here are his reminiscences of Italy?s... more...