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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 195.00
This volume raises questions about why oral celebrations of language receive so little attention in published literary histories when they are simultaneously recognized as fundamental to our understanding of literature. It aims to prompt debate regarding the transformations needed for literary historians to provide a more balanced and fuller appreciation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00
The classic realist text has long been derided by post-structuralist critics as an unsophisticated and reactionary form. In this study, first published in 1992, John Rignall makes a powerful case for the rehabilitation of realism as a self-aware and reflexive genre. Using the novels of Scott, Balzac, Dickens, George Eliot, Flaubert, James, Ford and... more...
- NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.00
As the first successful revolution emanating from a slave rebellion, the Haitian Revolution remains an inspired site of investigation for a remarkable range of artists and activist-intellectuals in the African Diaspora. In The Black Radical Tragic , Jeremy Matthew Glick examines twentieth-century performances engaging the revolution as laboratories... more...
- Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
By what criteria can one judge the specific literary quality of Van Gogh's more than eight hundred letters? This is the question that Patrick Grant explores by way of a set of ideas about dialogue and self-fashioning derived especially from Mikhail Bakhtin. Grant considers the reading of the letters within the context of modern-literary theoretical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available
Offers a new archipelagic history of twentieth-century literature in Britain and Ireland. Archipelagic Modernism examines the anglophone literatures of the archipelago from 1890 to 1970 for what they tell us about changing identities, geographies, and ecologies. The book argues that these literatures constitute an important resource for how we might... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Beatrix Potter was one of the inventors of the contemporary picture book, and her small novels published at the turn of the twentieth century are still available and popular today. Writing in Code is the first book-length study of Potter's work, and it covers the entire oeuvre, examining all facets of her work in relation to her private life. Daphne... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50
In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two principal existential themes of being and freedom prior to existentialism's rise to prominence in postwar European thought. Emphasizing diasporic connections among the works... more...
- Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 26.99
A good biography is a well-staged illusion. It creates—on paper—a vivid, rounded, and immediate sense of lived life. In contrast to purely fictional forms, biography writing does not allow total freedom to the biographer in the creative act. Ideally, a biography's backbone is formed by accurate historical facts. But its soul lies elsewhere. Since... more...