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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 87.99
Linking together two of the most significant developments of the Romantic period, this study shows how Romantic nationalism in Britain developed irony's potential as a powerful source of civic cohesion. Britain's politics of deference, its traditionalism, and its celebration of productivity all became occasions for the development of loyalist irony... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00
This topical study examines the 'novelizations' of radical literary theory in the work of A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Umberto Eco, John Fowles, Richard Powers and many other leading novelists. It offers a comprehensive analysis of the 'post-theoretical novel', and traces an alternative history of the 'theory revolution' in recent literary fiction. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95
In analyzing the nonfiction works of writers such as John Wilson, J. S. Mill, De Quincy, Ruskin, Arnold, Pater, and Wilde, Jason Camlot provides an important context for the nineteenth-century critic's changing ideas about style, rhetoric, and technologies of communication. In particular, Camlot contributes to our understanding of how new print media... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by scientific methods. Criticism discovers reasons for a response,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Focusing on innovative works by Woolf, Baldwin, Kingston and Winterson, the author analyzes how they each represent the self as unique, collectively "other," and inclusively human, and how these conflicting aspects of selfhood interact. more...
Lady Wilde's Letters to Constance Wilde, Friends and Acquaintances, with Selected Correspondence ReceivedThe Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 159.95
The current final volume is a collection of correspondence written by Lady Jane Wilde to her daughter-in-law, Constance Wilde, as well as other friends and acquaintances. Lady Wilde, like her son Oscar, was an excellent writer. She had a wide range of interests. Much of the ridicule directed at Lady Wilde and her writing and lifestyle followed the... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 38.00
The captivity narrative has always been a literary genre associated with America. Joe Snader argues, however, that captivity narratives emerged much earlier in Britain, coinciding with European colonial expansion, the development of anthropology, and the rise of liberal political thought. Stories of Europeans held captive in the Middle East, America,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95
Trev Lynn Broughton takes an in-depth look at the developments within Victorian auto/biography, and asks what we can learn about the conditions and limits of male literary authority. Providing a feminist analysis of the effects of this literary production on culture, Broughton looks at the increase in professions with a vested interest in the written... more...