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  • The Problem Plays of Shakespeareby Ernest Schanzer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The opening chapter traces the history of the term 'problem plays' as applied to Shakespeare and defines it more clearly and precisely than has been done in the past. Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra are then discussed in separate chapters, not only as problem plays but from various points of view: such matters as themes,... more...

  • Reading Literature Historicallyby Greg Walker

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; Not Available

    How far should we try to read medieval and early modern texts historically? Does the attempt to uncover how such texts might have been received by their original readers and audiences uncover new, hitherto unexpected contemporary resonances in them? Or does it flatten works of art into mere ‘secondary sources’ for historical analysis? This... more...

  • Remains of Elmetby Ted Hughes

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    'The Calder valley, west of Halifax, was the last ditch of Elmet, the last British Celtic kingdom to fall to the Angles. For centuries it was considered a more or less uninhabitable wilderness, a notorious refuge for criminals, a hide-out for refugees. Then in the early 1800s it became the cradle for the Industrial Revolution in textiles, and... more...

  • Revising Lifeby Susan R. Van Dyne

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Choice '[Examines] Plath's twin goals of becoming a famous poet and a perfect mother. . . . This book's main points are clearly and forcefully argued: that both poems and babies require 'struggle, pain, endless labor, and . . . fears of monstrous offspring' and that, in the end, Plath ran out of the resources necessary to produce both. Often maligned... more...

  • Sabdalamkaradosavibhaga - Die Unterscheidung der Lautfiguren und der Fehlerby Dragomir Dimitrov

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 168.45

    Dandins "Kavyadarsa" oder ?Spiegel der Dichtkunst? (zwischen ca. 650 und 800 n. Chr. entstanden) ist eines der wichtigsten literaturtheoretischen Werke auf Sanskrit, das sich als grundlegend und maßgeblich nicht nur für die Ästhetik literarischer Werke in Indien, sondern auch in Tibet und in anderen Ländern Asiens erwiesen hat. Schon bald nach ihrer... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Louis MacNeice; Edna Longley; Michael Longley

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    'I would have a poet able bodied, fond of talking, a reader of the newspapers, capable of pity and laughter, informed in economics, appreciative of women, involved in personal relationships, actively interested in politics, susceptible to physical impressions.' Louis MacNeice's prescription is designed to look ordinary, rather than esoteric, but... more...

  • Selected Poems of Stephen Spenderby Stephen Spender

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    Stephen Spender, the son of a journalist, was born in London in 1909. He was educated at University College, Oxford, where he met, among others, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood and Louis MacNeice, with whom he was to develop a poetics of engagement, writing powerfully of the confusion and alarm of 1930s Europe. He visited Spain during the Civil... more...

  • Shakespeareby Allardyce Nicoll

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1952. An invaluable introduction to Shakespeare, this book places Shakespeare's work and criticism against the background of Elizabethan life in its historical, social, political, religious, linguistic and literary aspects. Contents include: The Problem of Interpretation; Shakespeare at Work; Man and Society; Man and the Universe;... more...

  • Shakespeareby M. C. Bradbrook

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1978. In this study, Shakespeare's own life story and the development of English theatrical history are placed in the wider context of Elizabethan and Jacobean times, but the works themselves are the final objective of this 'applied biography'. The main contention of the book is that Shakespeare's life was the lure of the stage... more...

  • Shakespeareby George Ian Duthie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1951. 'The book has the sterling qualities of shrewd sense and acumen that mark the 'rational' classical school of Shakespeare criticism.' Notes and Queries 'Professor Duthie's approach is direct and extremely objective. With no axe to grind, he pays impartial court to most of the great schools of Shakespearian criticism.'... more...