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  • Memory and Intertextuality in Renaissance Literatureby Raphael Lyne

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book uses theories of memory derived from cognitive science to offer new ways of understanding how literary works remember other literary works. more...

  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Cultureby Sabine Schuelting

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing ? industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the reports of sanitary reformers. It seems to be "matter... more...

  • The Wildness Pleasesby Christopher Thacker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1983. This book charts the growth of Romanticism from the initial reactions to the authoritarian classicism of Louis XIV, through the ?codification? of the Sublime by Burke in the 1750s, to the fascination with mystery, fear and violence which dominated the writing of the late eighteenth century. The origins of the movement are... more...

  • James Joyce's Worldby Patricia Hutchins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1957, this book explores what remained of Joyce?s background, not only in Ireland but in those cities abroad where his books were written. With the co-operation of those who knew the author, including his brother, much new material was brought together to shed new light on Joyce?s life, character and methods of writing. The author... more...

  • Raving at Usurersby Dwight Codr

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    In Raving at Usurers, Dwight Codr explores the complex intersection of religion, economics, ethics, and literature in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England. Codr offers an alternative to the orthodox story of secular economic modernity's emergence in this key time and place, locating in early modern anti-usury literature ... more...

  • The Medieval Presence in Modernist Literatureby Jonathan Ullyot

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book rethinks the influence that early medieval studies and Grail narratives had on modernist literature. more...

  • Defoe?s Major Fictionby Elizabeth R. Napier

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 69.99

    This book examines the concern with narrativity and self-construction in Defoe?s first-person fictional narratives. Arguing that recent materialist approaches to Defoe are insufficiently attentive to the dominant preoccupations of his fictional oeuvre, which center on issues of moral accountability and self-definition, it addresses the need to examine... more...

  • The Art of John Websterby Ralph Berry

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    The Art of John Webster , first published in 1972, is a study of the three extant plays of Webster known to be solely his work. These plays are seen as attempts to achieve in literature the effects of the baroque, a term which related Webster to the larger developments of European art. Their content is analysed in terms of a consistent opposition... more...

  • Daniel Defoe and the Bank of Englandby Valerie Hamilton; Martin Parker

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    Why is a novel like a corporation? How is Daniel Defoe connected to the Bank of England? more...

  • Blitzby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.74

    Peter Ackroyd?s staggering and prodigious capstone accomplishment, London: A Biography , details the history and?perhaps most ardently?the tenor of his hometown with indelible care. From the Iron Age to present day, Ackroyd?s narrative sweeps through the centuries with an effortless immediacy, bringing the city to life. In this selection, the... more...