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  • Margaret Atwood: Crime Fiction Writerby Ms Jackie Shead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Exploring how Margaret Atwood?s fiction reimagines the figure of the detective and the nature of crime, Jackie Shead shows how the author radically reworks the crime fiction genre. Shead focuses on Surfacing, Bodily Harm, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake and selected short fiction, showing the ways in which Atwood?s protagonists are... more...

  • An Introduction to Ford Madox Fordby Dr Ashley Chantler; Dr Rob Hawkes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    For students and readers new to the work of Ford Madox Ford, this volume provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most complex, important and fascinating authors. Bringing together leading Ford scholars, the volume places Ford?s work in the context of significant literary, artistic and historical events and movements. Individual essays... more...

  • John Osborne: anger is not about?by Peter Whitebrook

    OBERON BOOKS Ltd 2015; US$ 21.99

    ??What?s he angry about ?? they used to ask. Anger is not about ? It comes into the world in grief not grievance. It is mourning the unknown, the loss of what went before without you, it?s the love that another time but not this might have sprung on you, and greatest loss of all, the deprivation of what, even as a child, seemed to be irrevocably... more...

  • The Extinct Sceneby Thomas S. Davis

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    In 1935, the English novelist Stephen Spender wrote that the historical pressures of his era should turn the reader?s and writer?s attention outwards from himself to the world.? Combining historical, formalist, and archival approaches, Thomas S. Davis examines late modernism?s decisive turn toward everyday life, locating in the heightened scrutiny... more...

  • Middlebrow Wodehouseby Professor Ann Rea

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    While he is best known for his Jeeves and Bertie Wooster stories, P.G. Wodehouse was a prolific writer who penned many other novels, stories, and musical comedy libretti, the latter of which played an enormous role in the development of American musical theater. This collection re-examines Wodehouse in the context of recent scholarship on the middlebrow,... more...

  • Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Cultureby Justin D. Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This volume, a collection with contributions from some of the major scholars of the Gothic in literature and culture, reflects on how recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. The engaging essays look into the links between technologies and the proliferation of the Gothic... more...

  • Metaphysical Hazlittby Uttara Natarajan; Tom Paulin; Duncan Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The rediscovery and restitution of William Hazlitt as a canonical Romantic author has been among the latest and most significant developments in present-day Romantic studies. This volume, a collection of previously unpublished essays by the foremost scholars in the field presents Hazlitt as a philosophical, and not simply a 'familiar' essayist. It... more...

  • Gothic and the Comic Turnby Avril Horner; Sue Zlosnik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Although Gothic writing is now seen as significant for an understanding of modernity, it is still largely characterized as a literature of fear and anxiety. Gothic and the Comic Turn argues that, partly through its desire to be taken seriously, Gothic criticism has neglected the comic doppelganger that has always inhabited the Gothic mode and which... more...

  • The Spiritual History of Iceby Eric G. Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 36.00

    At the end of the eighteenth century, scientists for the first time demonstrated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had long suspected; ice is not lifeless but vital, a crystalline revelation of vigorous powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, several Romantic figures - including Coleridge and Poe, Percy... more...

  • The Modern Gothic and Literary Doublesby Dr Linda Dryden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00

    The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles is concerned with Gothic representations of London in the late 19th century. Establishing that a modern Gothic literary mode relocates the traditional rural Gothic to the late 19th century metropolis, this volume explores the cultural history of London in the 19th century. more...