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  • Art of Darknessby Anne Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    Art of Darkness is an ambitious attempt to describe the principles governing Gothic literature. Ranging across five centuries of fiction, drama, and verse?including tales as diverse as Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto , Shelley's Frankenstein , Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner , and Freud's The Mysteries of Enlightenment ?Anne... more...

  • Biographia Literariaby Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1817 work Biographia Literaria is an autobiography in discourse; loosely structured and non-linear, the work is meditative and contains numerous philosophical essays. Initially criticized as the product of Coleridge's opiate-driven descent into illness, more recent critics have given the work far more credit and recognition.... more...

  • The Body in Swift and Defoeby Carol Houlihan Flynn

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    Carol Flynn's challenging approach reviews the cost of being human, the 'expense' of material as opposed to spiritual life in eighteenth-century society, as it is revealed in its literature. more...

  • ?Kubla Khan? ? Poetic Structure, Hypnotic Quality and Cognitive Styleby Reuven Tsur

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00

    This book endorses Coleridge's statement: "nothing can permanently please which does not contain in itself the reason why it is so". It conceives 'Kubla Khan' as of a hypnotic poem, in which the "obtrusive rhythms" produce a hypnotic, emotionally heightened response, giving false security to the "Platonic Censor", so that our imagination is left free... more...

  • Coleridge, Schiller and Aesthetic Educationby Dr Michael John Kooy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 144.00

    This is the first book of its kind to consider at length Coleridge's relationship to his near contemporary, Friedrich Schiller. Contrary to received opinion, the author shows that Schiller's notion of 'aesthetic education' was indeed valuable to Coleridge at an early stage in his career and that it helped to shape much of his work - from his theory... more...

  • Selected Poemsby James K Baxter; Paul Millar

    Carcanet 2010; US$ 14.99

    James K. Baxter (1926-1972) is one of the twentieth-century's most remarkable poets, yet he has been too little regarded of outside his native New Zealand. In this innovative selection, Paul Millar, the expert on Baxter, gathers his most powerful and celebrated poems - political, lyrical and spiritual - with some of his more unexpected writings, including... more...

  • G.K. Chesterton’s Literary Influence on George Orwellby Luke Seaber

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 189.95

    Luke Seaber is the first author to study the influence of G.K. Chesterton on George Orwell. The book analyzes how Chesteron influenced Orwell’s novels and how Orwell misrepresented Chesterton because he was embarrassed by this fact. Seaber takes the Orwell-Chesterton relationship one step further by looking at the similarities found within each... more...

  • John Clare By Himselfby John Clare; Eric Robinson; David Powell; John Lawrence

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 18.99

    John Clare was a defining voice of the rural poetic tradition. His story was first set down more than two centuries ago and has captured the imagination of the reading public ever since. It is told most vividly and poignantly in Clare's own words. This volume brings together, in definitive form, all Clare's important autobiographical writing. His Journal... more...

  • Authorship, Commerce and the Publicby Dr E. J. Clery; Dr Caroline Franklin; Dr Peter Garside

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 134.00

    These essays explore the remarkable expansion of publishing from 1750 to 1850 which reflected the growth of literacy, and the diversification of the reading public. Experimentation with new genres, methods of advertising, marketing and dissemination, forms of critical reception and modes of access to writing are also examined in detail. This collection... more...

  • Romanticism, Gender, and Violenceby Nowell Marshall

    Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 77.99

    Responding to work by Eve Sedgwick and recent media attention to queer suicide, this project theorizes performative melancholia , a condition where, regardless of sexual orientation, overinvestment in gender norms causes subjects who are unable to embody those norms to experience socially expected (?normal?) gender as something unattainable or... more...