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King Henry the Fourth. The Second part

by William Shakespeare

A historic chronic duology by William Shakespeare Henry IV (1597-1598) describes to a reader full of mutinous passion and bloody conflicts political life of England in the beginning of 15th century. When Henry...

John Banville

by Neil Murphy

John Banville offers a close analysis of most of Banville’s major novels, as well as the ‘Quirke’ crime novels he has written under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black and his dramatic adaptations of Heinrich...

Washington Irving and Islam

by Zubeda Jalalzai, Ray Lacina, Tracy Hoffman & Jeffrey Einboden et al.

Washington Irving and Islam contributes to understanding the relationship between the United States and the Islamic world, valuable not only for studies of Washington Irving, American Literature, or Islam, but...

Andrey Platonov

by Tora Lane

This book traces the originality of Andrey Platonov’s vision of the Revolution in readings of his works. It has been common in Platonov scholarship to measure him within the parameters of a political pro et...

Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

by Elena Lombardi

Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante brings to light a new character in medieval literature: that of the woman reader and interlocutor. It does so by establishing a dialogue between literary studies,...

Dickinson's Nerves, Frost's Woods

by William Logan

William Logan’s darkly incisive, sometimes caustic, and always lively reviews of contemporary poetry have won him legions of admirers and his fair share of detractors. In Dickinson’s Nerves, Frost’s Woods...

The Oxford History of Life Writing: Volume 2. Early Modern

by Alan Stewart

The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume2. Early Modern explores life-writing in England between 1500 and 1700, and argues that this was a period which saw remarkable innovations in biography, autobiography,...

Reading Beyond the Code

by Terence Cave & Deirdre Wilson

This book explores the value for literary studies of the model of communication known as relevance theory. Drawing on a wide range of examples—lyric poems by Yeats, Herrick, Heaney, Dickinson, and Mary Oliver,...

Ole Miss Juvenilia

by William Faulkner

Faulkner's prolific publication history began at the age of 16 with poems and sketches for the Ole Miss campus newspaper, The Mississippian. The author continued to contribute to the publication throughout...

Sir Philip Sidney

by Dorothy Connell

Queen Elizabeth’s court, 1580: Europe was at war or under Inquisition rule, sea voyages were opening an exciting New World, but England alone kept to a rare and tenuous peace. Philip Sidney was highly-educated,...

Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890-1915

by Victoria Margree, Daniel Orrells & Minna Vuohelainen

Richard Marsh was one of the most popular and prolific authors of the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods. His bestselling The Beetle: A Mystery (1897) outsold Bram Stoker's Dracula. A prolific author within...

The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China

by Ling Hon Lam

Emotion takes place. Rather than an interior state of mind in response to the outside world, emotion per se is spatial, alternately embedding itself in us, transporting us, or dividing us from without. In this...

Art of the Ordinary

by Richard Deming

Cutting across literature, film, art, and philosophy, Art of the Ordinary is a trailblazing, cross-disciplinary engagement with the ordinary and the everyday. Because, writes Richard Deming, the ordinary is...

The Shorter Writings

by Xenophon & Gregory A. McBrayer

This book contains new, annotated, and literal yet accessible translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings, accompanied by interpretive essays that reveal these works to be masterful achievements by a...

History Is a Contemporary Literature

by Ivan Jablonka & Nathan J. Bracher

Ivan Jablonka’s  History Is a Contemporary Literature offers highly innovative perspectives on the writing of history, the relationship between literature and the social sciences, and the way that both social-scientific...

Wordsworth's Monastic Inheritance

by Jessica Fay

This is the first extended study of Wordsworth's complex, subtle, and often conflicted engagement with the material and cultural legacies of monasticism. It reveals that a set of topographical, antiquarian,...

Charles Olson and American Modernism

by Mark Byers

This volume situates the work of American poet Charles Olson (1910-1970) at the centre of the early post-war American avant-garde. It shows Olson to have been one of the major advocates and theorists of American...

Writing for Engagement

by Drew Holladay, Megan Faver Hartline, Megan J. Bardolph & Mary P. Sheridan et al.

Engagement is trendy. Although paired most often with community, diverse invocations of engagement have gained cache, capturing longstanding shifts toward new practices of knowledge making that both reflect...


by Valeriy Khazin

If you reach the page 15 of the play- you won't be able to break away. A young ambitious table tennis coach, nicknamed Tops, in order to win the sympathy of the young national team' players comes up with a "detective...

Wicked Atundash (??????? ????? ?????????)

by The Book of Edef & Алёна Рудницкая

It is not only a life-long journey, but also an adventure, where the main character gains the most precious treasure . his trust and brotherhood with nature and people. We hope that this work will please you....