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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Modernism, Race and Manifestosby Laura Winkiel

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    A 2007 study of the manifestos that set the agenda for modernism in Europe, America, the Caribbean and Africa. more...

  • Rethinking Postcolonialismby Amar Acheraïou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Acheraiou challenges postcolonial discourse analysis and proposes a new model of interpretation that resituates the historical, ideological and conceptual denseness of the Colonial idea. He questions key issues, including hybridity, Otherness and territoriality, and expands the postcolonial field by introducing ground-breaking theoretical concepts. more...

  • The Genius of Languageby Wendy Lesser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...