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  • A Companion to European Romanticismby Michael Ferber

    Wiley 2008; US$ 240.00 US$ 208.00

    This companion is the first book of its kind to focus on the whole of European Romanticism. Describes the way in which the Romantic Movement swept across Europe in the early nineteenth century. Covers the national literatures of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and Spain. Addresses common themes that cross national borders,... more...

  • The Literature of Satireby Charles A. Knight

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This is an accessible but sophisticated study of satire from the classics to the present. more...

  • From Text to Literatureby Professor Stein Haugom Olsen; Professor Anders Pettersson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 120.00

    The articles in this collection focus attention on the concept of literature and on the relationship between this concept and the concepts of a literary work and a literary text. Adopting an analytic approach, the articles attempt to clarify how these concepts govern our thinking about the phenomenon of literature in various ways, exploring the issues... more...

  • A Companion to Satireby Ruben Quintero

    Wiley 2008; US$ 225.00 US$ 195.00

    This collection of twenty-nine original essays, surveys satire from its emergence in Western literature to the present. Tracks satire from its first appearances in the prophetic books of the Old Testament through the Renaissance and the English tradition in satire to Michael Moore’s satirical movie Fahrenheit 9/11 . Highlights the... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Chaosby Michael Patrick Gillespie

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ?An invigorating (and convincing) challenge to the cornerstone assumptions of virtually all contemporary literary criticism . . . this study lays the groundwork for a dynamic new approach to reading literature. Sure to be controversial, its fundamental right-headedness should help to open debate on the nature of literary criticism across numerous disciplines. more...

  • Bram Stokerby Lisa Hopkins; Richard Dutton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    This book charts the major events of Stoker's life, including friendships with many of the major figures of the age and as manager of Henry Irving's Lyceum, with his literary career. It offers critical evaluation of Dracula and of Stoker's lesser-known works, yielding much interest when reinserted into their original cultural contexts. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Erotic Literatureby Gaėtan Brulotte; John Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 450.00

    The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature is a two-volume work that contains some 540 entries on erotic literature on an international scale. The Encyclopedia has an unprecedented scope, the first scholarly reference resource to bring the field together in all its fascinating variety. The entries examine the history of the literature in different... more...

  • Of Literature and Knowledgeby Peter Swirski

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    " Of Literature and Knowledge  looks ... like an important advance in this new and very important subject... literature is about to become even more interesting." ? Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University. Framed by the theory of evolution, this colourful and engaging volume presents a new understanding of the mechanisms... more...

  • Belated Modernity and Aesthetic Cultureby Gregory Jusdanis

    University of Minnesota Press 1991; US$ 67.50

    Traces literature?s function in the formation of the nation-state through the ?belated? emergence of a national aesthetic culture in Greece. more...

  • Making Sense in Life and Literatureby Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht; Glen Burns; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1992; US$ 108.00

    ?The translation of these essays by Gumbrecht on literary theory and history marks the appearance in English of one of Europe?s most learned, productive, and inventive scholars. Their range is extraordinary. They show that Gumbrecht is not only a sophisticated theorist and historian of literature, but a master practitioner of cultural studies.? --Hayden... more...