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  • Brideshead Abbreviatedby John Crace

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.97

    John Crace's 'Digested Read' column in the Guardian has rightly acquired a cult following. Each week fans avidly devour his latest razor-sharp literary assassination, while authors turn tremblingly to the appropriate page of the review section, fearful that it may be their turn to be mercilessly sent up. Now he turns his critical eye... more...

  • Worm Workby Janelle A. Schwartz

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 83.00

    Worms. Natural history is riddled with them. Literature is crawling with them. From antiquity to today, the ubiquitous and multiform worm provokes an immediate discomfort and unconscious distancing: it remains us against them in anthropocentric anxiety. So there is always something muddled, or dirty, or even offensive when talking about worms.... more...

  • From Popular Goethe to Global Popby Ines Detmers; Birte Heidemann

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 68.60

    This essay collection embarks on a historical voyage into the idea of the West, while contextualising its relevance to the contemporary discourses on cultural difference. Although the idea of the West predates both colonial and Orientalist projects, it has been radically reshaped by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the end of the Cold War and the... more...

  • Theorizing Modernismsby Steve Giles

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 170.00

    Provides a much needed corrective to the misleading accounts of modernism that have dominated recent debate, shedding new light at the same time on the current controversies surrounding postmodernism. more...

  • Modernity and Metropolisby Dr Peter Brooker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    A study of urban identity and community looks at selected twentieth century literary and film texts in the context of theorizations of modernism, postmodernism, postcoloniality and globalization. Brooker draws on Beck and Giddens to propose a 'reflexive modernism' which rewrites and re-imagines the urban scene. The principal cities considered are London... more...

  • Polemicby Jane Gallop

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 38.95

    These new essays by leading scholars examine some famous and less well-known instances of polemical encounters. more...

  • Copying Machinesby Catherine Liu

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 72.00

    In readings of texts by Lafayette, Molière, Laclos, and La Bruyère?and in a chapter on the eighteenth-century inventor of automatons, Jacques Vaucanson?Catherine Liu provides a fascinating account of ways in which the automaton and the preindustrial machine haunt the imagination of ancien régime France and structure key moments of the canonical literature... more...

  • HIV Storiesby Jean-Pierre Boulé

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 70.00

    This book draws attention to the existence in France of an AIDS literature from 1985 to 1988 before AIDS writing became either a widely recognised genre or a culturally influential form of writing. It is a predominantly literary critical study, informed by gender studies and psychoanalytic criticism in its readings of individual texts, and interwoven... more...

  • Cold War Literatureby Andrew Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    This collection of essays analyzes the literary response to the coups, insurgencies and invasions that took place around the globe during the Cold War, and explores the thematic and stylistic trends in world writing prompted by Cold War hostilities. more...

  • Equivocal Beingsby Claudia L. Johnson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the wake of the French Revolution, Edmund Burke argued that civil order depended upon nurturing the sensibility of men—upon the masculine cultivation of traditionally feminine qualities such as sentiment, tenderness, veneration, awe, gratitude, and even prejudice. Writers as diverse as Sterne, Goldsmith, Burke, and Rousseau were politically... more...