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  • Shakespearian Comedyby H. B. Charlton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1938. This is a survey of Shakepeare's comedies which illustrates the playwright's increasing grasp on the art and idea of comedy. Themes, characters and plays covered include: Romanticism in Shakespearian comedy; Shakespeare's Jew, Falstaff, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Dark Comedies. more...

  • Suddenly, the Sight of Warby Hannan Hever

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Suddenly, the Sight of War is a genealogy of Hebrew poetry written in Israel between the beginning of World War II and the War of Independence in 1948. In it, renowned literary scholar Hannan Hever sheds light on how the views and poetic practices of poets changed as they became aware of the extreme violence in Europe toward the Jews. In dealing... more...

  • Swearing and Perjury in Shakespeare's Playsby Frances A Shirley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1979. How do the elements of swearing and perjury work in Shakespeare's plays? What effect did Shakespeare intend when he wrote them? How did they contribute to the delineation of character? These questions are investigated by combining a history of ideas approach with close textual analysis. The book begins by bringing together... more...

  • T. S. Eliotby Frederick Tomlin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988. Fredrick Tomlin and T. S. Eliot were friends for almost thirty-four years. What emerges from Fredrick Tomlin?s memories and the many letters which passed between them is a private Eliot, seen only by his closest family and a trusted few. Tomlin evokes the man as he was ? quite different in his humanity and in his humour from... more...

  • T. S. Eliot and the Romantic Critical Traditionby Edward Lobb

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Edward Lobb?s study, first published in 1981, is a thorough examination of Eliot?s relation to Romantic criticism. This title also makes extensive use of Eliot?s Clark Lectures on metaphysical poetry. Delivered in 1926, the lectures complete the picture of literary history set out in Eliot?s published work, and are, the author believes, essential... more...

  • T. S. Eliot's Romantic Dilemmaby Eugenia M. Gunner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The fact that Eliot disapproved of Romanticism is clear from his critical essays, where he often appears to reject it absolutely. However, Eliot?s understanding of the term and his appreciation of literature developed and altered greatly from his adolescence to his years of scholarly study, yet he was never unable to dismiss Romanticism entirely as... more...

  • That Shakespeherian Ragby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    First published in 1986. This collection of essays focuses on the ways in which our society 'processes' Shakespeare and the purposes for which this seems to be done. The case is made by examining the work of four highly influential critics: A C Bradley, Walter Raleigh, T S Eliot and John Dover Wilson. Terence Hawkes asks whether, beyond the readings... more...

  • Transfer und Modifikationby Mario Zanucchi

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    This comparative study reconstructs for the first time the reception of French symbolists in German poetry from 1890 to 1923 and illustrates their key role in the modernization of German poetic language. more...

  • A Two-Colored Brocadeby Annemarie Schimmel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Annemarie Schimmel, one of the world's foremost authorities on Persian literature, provides a comprehensive introduction to the complicated and highly sophisticated system of rhetoric and imagery used by the poets of Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Muslim India. She shows that these images have been used and refined over the centuries and reflect the changing... more...

  • Versificationby James McAuley

    Michigan State University Press 1996; US$ 8.95

    Versification: A Short Introduction is written by one of Australia's most distinguished poets. The book discusses poetic meter, and may be the only source you need. McAuley devotes a short chapter to versification based on accent, syllable count, free verse and "classical" meters, but the book as a whole focuses on metrical verse and its constant... more...