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  • 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...

  • 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$ 11.99

    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masters comes a posthumous volume of thoughtful, elegant, and quick-witted autobiographical writings, all previously unpublished in English.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...

  • Reading the Novel in English by Brian W. Shaffer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95

    Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US). Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal... more...

  • The Genius of Languageby Wendy Lesser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    Fifteen outstanding writers answered editor Wendy Lesser?s call for original essays on the subject of language?the one they grew up with, and the English in which they write.Despite American assumptions about polite Chinese discourse, Amy Tan believes that there was nothing discreet about the Chinese language with which she grew up. Leonard Michaels... more...

  • The State of the Novelby Dominic Head

    Wiley 2009; US$ 100.95

    Part of the Blackwell Manifestos series, The State of the Novel offers a lively, yet rigorous investigation into the state and future of the contemporary British novel written by an expert in the field. Evaluates the state of the ‘serious literary’ novel and novel criticism Prominent treatment is paid to the ‘internationalization’... more...

  • Proust's Englishby Daniel Karlin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 34.99

    A fascinating study of English words and phrases in A la recherche du temps perdu, dealing both with the social comedy of French 'Anglomania' - characters who yearn to resemble 'un parfait gentleman' or invite each other to 'le five-o'clock tea' - and with Proust's profound understanding of the necessary 'impurity'... more...

  • Wilkie Collinsby Lyn Pykett

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    Wilkie Collins is mainly remembered for his best-selling sensation novel The Woman in White and his detective mystery The Moonstone, both published in the 1860s. However, in a literary career spanning almost forty years he wrote many other works, and Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career in relation to the changing circumstances... more...

  • George Eliotby Tim Dolin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    Novels such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss refect Eliot's complex and sometimes contradictory ideas about society, the artist, the role of women, and the interplay of science and religion. Tim Dolin examines Eliot's life and work and the social and intellectual contexts in which they developed. He also explores the ways in which 'George... more...

  • Wer kauft Liebesgötter?by Dietrich Gerhardt

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 112.00

    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...