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- Random House 2010; US$ 14.54
Born around 630BC on the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho is now regarded as the greatest lyrical poet of ancient Greece, ironic and passionate, capturing the troubled depths of love. Her work survives only in fragments, yet her influence extends throughout Western literature, fuelled by the speculations and romances which have gathered around her name,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 130.00
A comprehensive guide to the poems, prose, biography, ideas and contexts of Byron, entries range from detailed coverage of the major poems to items on Byron's songs, conversation, interest in boxing, swimming and vampires, and sexual liaisons; also the 'Byronic Hero', Byron in fiction and drama, and his pervasive influence on subsequent literature. more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95
What do "raves" have to do with eighteenth-century Romanticism, or the latest communication technologies with historical ideas about language, media, and culture? Today's culture dazzles us with technological marvels and media spectacles. While we find them entertaining, just as often they are troubling - they seem to contradict common sense,... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 42.95
Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic examines how Canadian writers have combined a postcolonial awareness with gothic metaphors of monstrosity and haunting in their response to Canadian history. The essays gathered here range from treatments of early postcolonial gothic expression in Canadian literature to attempts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
First published in 1979, Dr Raine's pioneering study presents William Blake as a lonely powerful genius who stands within the spiritual tradition of Sophia Perennis , ?the Everlasting Gospel?. From the standpoint of this great human Norm, our immediate past described by W.B. Yeats as ?the three provincial centuries?, is a tragic deviation; catastrophic,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00
Drawing widely on contemporary theory—particularly revisionist views of Freud such as those offered by Lacan and Kristeva—this volume ranges from the well-known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to the popular fantasies of Stephen King and the postmodern visions of Kathy Acker. Special attention is paid to the issues... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00
Necromanticism is a study of literary pilgrimage: readers' compulsion to visit literary homes, landscapes, and (especially) graves during the long Romantic period. The book draws on the histories of tourism and literary genres to highlight Romanticism's recourse to the dead in its reading, writing, and canon-making practices. more...
- John Cabot University Press 2012; US$ 32.99
Through an original analysis of its structure and dynamics, the fairy tale ceases to be one of the many genres of fantastic narrative and rises to become a category, a universal modality both of the storytelling and of a world vision. The objective is to render the fairy tale a sort of emblematic location, where the study of narrative texts integrates... more...