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  • Writing At Riskby Jason Weiss

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 33.95

    Much has been made of the image of writers in Paris?romanticized and idealized in fiction and on screen, these émigré artists in sidewalk cafés spark our imagination with unusual force. But rarely do the real-life figures speak to us directly to comment on their work, their lives, and their reasons for choosing to live and work in Paris. In these... more...

  • Arthurian Literature XXIby Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 90.00

    A special number devoted to Celtic material. more...

  • Arthurian Literature XXIXby Elizabeth Archibald; David F. Johnson

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 90.00

    Arthurian Literature has established its position as the home for a great diversity of new research into Arthurian matters. It delivers fascinating material across genres, periods, and theoretical issues. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT more...

  • A Curious Invitationby Suzette Field

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Forty of the greatest fictional festivities as seen through the eyes of the world's greatest writers. People love to party. And writers love to attend and document these occasions. The party is a useful literary device, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in and out of love, or even get... more...

  • Ginger-Snapsby Fanny Fern

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    An influential critic, commentator, and journalist, New England-based writer Fanny Fern (born Sara Willis) ascended to the very highest levels of literary acclaim in the late nineteenth century, even at one time commanding the title of the best-paid woman writer in the United States. The collection Ginger-Snaps brings together many of Fern's most... more...

  • Memories and Studiesby William James; Henry James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    William James was a towering intellectual figure with a vast knowledge base that transcended typical disciplinary boundaries. In this collection of essays, William James explores the topics of memory and cognition through the lenses of philosophy, psychology, and his own personal life experiences, all recounted in his uniquely engaging writing style. more...

  • An Introduction to Venantius Fortunatus for Schoolchildrenby Mike Schorsch

    Autumn Hill Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    Part parody, part mockery, and entirely witty, this book of translated poetry by a forgotten medieval saint offers all that one might expect from beginning to end: telling contrasts between vastly different sensibilities, values, beliefs, customs, and modes of expressing and interacting with the world. Indirectly and unsurprisingly, the book critiques... more...

  • Hieroglyphicsby Arthur Machen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature. more...

  • Heteronormativity in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Cultureby Ana de Freitas Boe; Abby Coykendall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Understanding heteronormativity is imperative for understanding the culture of the eighteenth century writ large, as well as the imaginaries of sex and sexuality that it bequeaths to the present. This collection foregrounds British, European, and transatlantic heteronormativities to pose vital, if vexing, questions about the degree of continuity subsisting... more...

  • Prospects Of Powerby John Snyder

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Genre -- the articulation of "kind" -- is one of the oldest and most continuous subjects of theoretical and critical commentary. Yet from Romanticism to postmodernism, the concept of genre has been punched with so many holes that today it hardly seems graspable, let alone viable. By combining theory with dialectical literary histories of three significantly... more...