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  • Modernism and Masculinityby Natalya Lusty; Julian Murphet

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Modernism and Masculinity explores the varied dimensions and manifestations of masculinity in modernist literature and culture. more...

  • Keats, Modesty and Masturbationby Rachel Schulkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through close readings of Isabella; or the Pot of Basil, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia and ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci,’ Rachel Schulkins offers a re-evaluation of Keats and his poetry designed to show that Keats’s sexual imagery counters conservative morality by encoding taboo desires and the pleasures of masturbation. Her book reveals... more...

  • Vintage Munroby Alice Munro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 10.95

    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?In Munro?s hands, as in Chekhov?s, a short story is more than big enough to hold the world?and to astonish us again and again.? ? Chicago Tribune In... more...

  • Literary Aesthetics of Traumaby Reina Van der Wiel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Literary Aesthetics of Trauma: Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson investigates a fundamental shift, from the 1920s to the present day, in the way that trauma is aesthetically expressed. Modernism's emphasis on impersonality and narrative abstraction has been replaced by the contemporary trauma memoir and an ethical imperative to bear witness.... more...

  • What Lips My Lips Have Kissedby Daniel Mark Epstein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 20.99

    A noted biographer and poet illuminates the unique woman who wrote the greatest American love poetry of the twentieth century This is the story of a rare sort of American genius, who grew up in grinding poverty in Camden, Maine. Nothing could save the sensitive child but her talent for words, music and drama, and an inexorable desire to be loved.... more...

  • Home Ground and Foreign Territoryby Janice Fiamengo

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The first multi-disciplinary collection of essays to focus exclusively on early Canadian literature with the aim of reassessing the field and proposing new approaches. more...

  • The Jews' Beech Treeby Annette von Droste?Hülshoff; Jolyon Timothy Hughes

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 29.99

    The book provides a line-by-line translation of Die Judenbuche (1842) by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, arguably one of Germany?s greatest female poets. Often thought of as a mystery novella, The Jews? Beech Tree is as much an enigma to read today as it was in 1842. more...

  • Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literatureby David Greven

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Expanding our understanding of the possibilities and challenges inherent in the expression of same-sex desire, Greven identifies a pattern of what he calls ‘gender protest’ in the writings of Margaret Fuller, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. As Greven shows, antebellum authors took up the taboo subjects of same-sex... more...

  • Staging Women and the Soul-Body Dynamic in Early Modern Englandby Sarah E. Johnson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Though the gender-coded soul-body dynamic lies at the root of many negative and disempowering depictions of women, Johnson argues that it also functions as an effective tool for redefining gender expectations. Through its thorough and nuanced readings, this study redefines one of the period’s most pervasive analogies for conceptualizing women... more...

  • The Letters of Ruth Pitterby Don W. King

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 119.99

    The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music is a selection of the most important letters written by Pitter, who won the Hawthornden Prize in 1937 for A Trophy of Arms (1936) and the Queen?s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955. Her letters, spanning 1908 to 1988, offer insights into some of most important literary, social, and historical events of... more...