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  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knightby Keith Harrison; Helen Cooper

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 8.99

    The finest translation in and for our time' (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; Robert Fitzgerald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald. more...

  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Meiby David Tod Roy

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In this second of a planned five-volume series, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei , an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of His-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work,... more...

  • Poems and Translationsby Robin Flower

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 10.19

    First published in 1931, Robin Flower's enchanting lyric poetry combines with his translations from the old, medieval and modern periods of Irish literature. 'Mr Flower's poetry has loveliness and spontaneity. Though, as his sonnets prove, he can respond to the spell of rich lines and moulded thought, his whole bent is lyrical and individual. Beauty... more...

  • Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern Englandby Kate Narveson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    Analysing print and manuscript sources from 1580 to 1660, this volume studies how lay immersion in the Bible gave rise to a non-professional writing culture. Narveson examines the development of that culture, looking at the close connection between reading and writing practices, the influence of gender and the emergence of writing as a key practice... more...

  • Rilke-Handbuchby Manfred Engel; Dorothea Lauterbach

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2004; US$ 70.15

    Rilke hat "das deutsche Gedicht zum ersten Mal vollkommen gemacht", urteilte Robert Musil. Grund genug, Leben und Werk in einem eigenen Handbuch unter die Lupe zu nehmen. Von bleibender Aktualität, skeptisch gegenüber allen einseitig rationalen, psychologisch-soziologischen Welterklärungen entwirft Rilke ein Menschenbild mit rein poetischen... more...

  • Early Modern England and Islamic Worldsby Linda McJannet; Bernadette Andrea

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    The essays in this book analyze range of genres - such as travel narratives, canonical and non-canonical drama, and prose romances - and consider geographical areas beyond the Ottoman Empire, including Mughal India, Safavid Persia, and the Muslim regions of Southeast and Central Asia.  This collection deepens our post-Saidian understanding of the... more...

  • Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporariesby David Loewenstein

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 51.00

    Loewenstein explores the interactions of literature, polemics and religious politics in the English Revolution. more...

  • Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britainby Mark Knights

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the period from 1675 was the second stage of a 17th-century revolution that ran on until 1720. It traces the development of the public as an arbiter of politics, the growth of a national political culture, the shift towards a representative society, and a political enlightenment rooted in local and national partisan conflict.... more...

  • Protestantism and Drama in Early Modern Englandby Adrian Streete

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    This 2009 book provides a reassessment of the relationship between Reformed theology and early modern literature, with analysis of key writers and thinkers. more...