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  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

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masters comes a posthumous volume of thoughtful, elegant, and quick-witted autobiographical writings, all previously unpublished in English.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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rethinking Postcolonialismby Amar Acheraļou

    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...