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- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 66.00
This volume is the first book of criticism to provide a systematic analysis of a corpus of emblematic contemporary British fictions from the combined perspective of trauma theory and ethics. Although the fictional work of writers such as Graham Swift has already been approached from this perspective, none of the individual works or authors under analysis... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 56.00
This book explores questions of race and identification in writings from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on post-colonial theory, it provides close readings of texts by Olaudah Equiano, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontė, Jean Rhys, Frantz Fanon, Toni Morrison and Tsitsi Dangarembga and highlights the elements of dialogue, exchange and contestation... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00
A comprehensive view of the major literary movements in Western history- An introduction by Harold Bloom and a selection of critical essays provides scholarly analysis on the major writers and works that defined each literary period- Features a chronology of important cultural, literary, and political events that helped shape each literary period. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00
A comprehensive view of the major literary movements in Western history- An introduction by Harold Bloom and a selection of critical essays provides scholarly analysis on the major writers and works that defined each literary period- Features a chronology of important cultural, literary, and political events that helped shape each literary period more...
- Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00
Victorian England produced some of the greatest novelists in Western history, including Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and George Eliot. Critical analysis focuses on the development of the Victorian novel though the second half of the 19th century. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95
In 1972, in an attempt to elevate the stature of the "crime novel," influential crime writer and critic Julian Symons cast numerous Golden Age detective fiction writers into literary perdition as "Humdrums," condemning their focus on puzzle plots over stylish writing and explorations of character, setting and theme. This volume... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95
This enduringly popular book has become a classic in the expanding and increasingly popular field of Gothic Studies. This long awaited new edition contains a new chapter on ?Contemporary Gothic?, an expanded section on American Gothic and more discussion of the gothic in women?s film and writing throughout the book. It is also updated in relation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
One of the central images conjured up by the gothic novel is that of a shadowy spectre slowly rising from a mysterious abyss. In The Rise of the Gothic Novel , Maggie Kilgour argues that the ghost of the gothic is now resurrected in the critical methodologies which investigate it for the revelation of buried cultural secrets. In this cogent analysis... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
Fantasy writing, like literature in general, provides a powerful vehicle for challenging the status quo. Via symbolism, imagery and supernaturalism, fantasy constructs secondary-world narratives that both mirror and critique the political paradigms of our own world. This critical work explores the role of the portal in fantasy, investigating the ways... more...