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  • Avant-Garde Hamletby R. S. White

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    Hamlet stands as a high water mark of canonical art, yet it has equally attracted rebels and experimenters, those avant-garde writers, dramatists, performers, and filmmakers who, in their adaptations and appropriations, seek new ways of expressing innovative and challenging thoughts in the hope that they can change perceptions of their own world.... more...

  • Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth-Century Britainby Elizabeth K. Helsinger

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In arguing for the crucial importance of song for poets in the long nineteenth century, Elizabeth Helsinger focuses on both the effects of song on lyric forms and the mythopoetics through which poets explored the affinities of poetry with song. Looking in particular at individual poets and poems, Helsinger puts extensive close readings into productive... more...

  • The Philosophy of Historyby Voltaire; Thomas Kiernan

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever wondered how different worldviews have shaped history? How dominant religious or political groups have changed the way past events have been interpreted, written, and recorded? Voltaire, the greatest philosophical mind to come out of the Enlightenment, has tackled these very questions in his essay The Philosophy of History . Voltaire... more...

  • The Fate of Ideasby Robert Boyers

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with some of the twentieth century?s most transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a wholly original intellectual memoir that... more...

  • A Transnational Poeticsby Jahan Ramazani

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous??stubbornly national,? in T. S. Eliot?s phrase, or ?the most provincial of the arts,? according to W. H. Auden. But in  A Transnational Poetics,  Jahan Ramazani uncovers the ocean-straddling energies of the poetic imagination?in modernism and the Harlem Renaissance; in post?World War II... more...

  • Introducing Joyceby David Norris; Carl Flint

    Icon Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    Introducing Joyce provides an introduction to the life and work of the great pioneer of modernism. more...

  • Georges Simenon, le nouveau visage du roman policierby Marie Piette; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 1.99

    Décryptez l?univers de Georges Simenon en moins d?une heure ! Figurant parmi les écrivains belges les plus lus dans le monde, Georges Simenon a toujours connu un immense succès, dès ses premières publications, dans le registre populaire. Mais l'écrivain n'en est pas resté là et a peu à peu grimpé les échelons de la hiérarchie littéraire, grâce... more...

  • Ressentimentby Stefano Tomelleri

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    This book is a response to Friedrich Nietzsche?s provocative question: How much and how does ressentiment condition our daily life? During the twentieth century we witnessed veritable eruptions of this insidious emotion, and we are still witnesses of its proliferation at various levels of society. This book aims to explore, according to René Girard?s... more...

  • The Other Rise of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century French Fictionby Olivier Delers

    University of Delaware Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    The Other Rise of the Novel relies on new research concerning the relevance of bourgeois values and ideals in the early modern period in France to question the extent to which characters in works of fiction portray the rise of individualistic and self-interested behavior. It argues that novels like Manon Lescaut , Lettres d?une Péruvienne... more...

  • The Ecology of Finnegans Wakeby Alison Lacivita

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    In this book?one of the first ecocritical explorations of Irish literature?Alison Lacivita defies the popular view of James Joyce as a thoroughly urban writer by bringing to light his consistent engagement with nature. Using genetic criticism to investigate Joyce?s source texts, notebooks, and proofs, Lacivita shows how Joyce developed ecological... more...