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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fighting Songs and Warring Wordsby Brian Murdoch

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 158.00

    The accepted canon of war poetry usually includes only those underlining patriotic or nationalistic views. This study opens up the view of war poetry with the inclusion of such material as Nazi poetry and song, and the poetry of the atomic bomb. more...

  • Great Britain and Ireland IV 1801-1909by MobileReference 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Table of ContentsJohn Henry Newman-(Born in 1801, died in 1890.) I: The Beginnings of Tractarianism. (From the "Apologia pro Vita Sua"). II: On His Submission to the Catholic Church. (From the "Apologia"). III: Of Athens as a True University. (From Volume III of the "Historical Sketches").... more...

  • Great Britain and Ireland III 1740-1881by MobileReference 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Table of Contents. James Boswell?(Born in 1740, died in 1795.). I: Boswell''s Introduction to Johnson. (From Boswell''s "Life of Johnson"). II: Johnson''s Audience with George III. (From Boswell''s "Life of Johnson"). III: The Meeting of Johnson and John Wilkes. (From... more...

  • Great Britain and Ireland II 1672-1800by MobileReference 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Table of Contents. Sir Richard Steele?(Born in 1672, died in 1729.). I: Of Companions and Flatterers. II: The Story-Teller and His Art. (From The Guardian). III: Sir Roger and the Widow. (From The Spectator). IV: The Coverley Family Portraits. (From The Spectator). V: On Certain Symptoms of Greatness. (From The Tatler).... more...

  • Great Britain and Ireland I 1281-1745by MobileReference 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Table of Contents. Richard de Bury?(Born in 1281, died in 1345.). In Praise of Books. (From the "Philobiblon"). Sir John Mandeville?(Reputed author.). I: The Route from England to Constantinople. (From the "Travels"). II: At the Court of the Great Chan. (From the "Travels"). John Wyclif?(Born... more...