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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...

  • 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...

  • Liturgie und Literaturby Norbert Kössinger; Cornelia Herberichs; Stephanie Seidl

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Liturgy and literature have had a complex historical relationship. This applies equally to theculture of the Middle Ages, so heavily influenced by Christianity,as well as to the modern era. This book studies exemplary cases from a range of disciplines (linguistics, literary studies, history, philosophy, and theology) to illuminate overlap and disjunction... more...

  • Textual Liberation (Routledge Revivals)by Helena Forsas-Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Feminist writing has emerged in recent years as a major influence of twentieth-century European literature. Textual Liberation, first published in 1991, provides a timely and wide-ranging survey of twentieth-century feminist writing in Europe, presenting texts from a number of countries and highlighting some of the transnational parallels and contrasts.... more...

  • The Critical Reception of Charles Dickens, 1833-1841 (Routledge Revivals)by Kathryn Chittick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This bibliography, first published in 1989, brings together a number of reviews of the early Dickens which appeared in contemporary magazines, newspapers, and quarterlies during the eight years between 1833 and 1841. The chronological arrangement of reviews, both of Dickens and others, forms the core of this study. This book is perfect for those studying... more...

  • Recollecting Dante's Divine Comedy in the Novels of Mark Helprinby Sara MacDonald; Barry Craig

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book studies the novels of writer Mark Helprin in relation to Dante?s Divine Comedy by demonstrating that Helprin?s novels are both popular works of literature and serious explorations of philosophical and political themes. In the end, Helprin?s novels offer a robust defense of liberal democracy, while advocating for ancient virtue.... more...

  • Sade's Sensibilitiesby Kate Parker; Norbert Sclippa; Mladen Kozul; Will McMorran; Natania Meeker; Eliane Robert Moraes; Christopher C. Nagle; John Phillips; Caroline Warman; Courtney Wennerstrom

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Sade?s Sensibilities examines a new and different Sade: one engaged with broader currents of Enlightenment feeling. In this volume, we recapture a historical Sade alongside a contemporary portrait of Sade as the consummate radical of the eighteenth century. more...

  • Dreams of Modernityby Laura Marcus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    This volume addresses the question of how 'the moderns' understood the conditions of their own modernity. more...

  • Graham Greeneby Robert Hoskins

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 120.00

    This study reveals Greene in a dual role as author, one who projects literary experience into his view of life and subsequently projects both his experience and its "literary" interpretation into his fiction; and it defines two phases of Greenes novels through the changing relationship between writer and protagonists. The first phase progresses from... more...

  • James Joyce and the Language of Historyby Robert Spoo

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 109.99

    History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. Stephen Dedalus's famous complaint articulates a characteristic modern attitude toward the perceived burden of the past. As Robert Spoo shows in this study, Joyce's creative achievement, from the time of his sojourn in Rome in 1906-07 to the completion of Ulysses in 1922, cannot be understood... more...