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Garrick's Folly: The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

by Johanne M. Stochholm

The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare....

Shylock on the Stage

by Toby Lelyveld

Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in...

Narrative Exchanges (Routledge Revivals)

by Ian Reid

First published in 1992, Narrative Exchanges shows how a general model of communicative exchanges can be refined to deal with the complexities of narrative fiction. Going beyond the two-way structure of reciprocity,...

A Susan Sontag Reader

by Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag occupies a special place in Modern American letters. She has become our most important critic, while her brilliant novels and short fiction are, at long last, getting the recognition they deserve....

Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

by Barbara Foley

Political and personal repression and its effect on the work of a Harlem Renaissance luminary


by Arthur Machen

Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In...

Winds of Doctrine: Studies in Contemporary Opinion

by George Santayana

Spanish-born philosopher George Santayana made a number of significant contributions to his academic discipline, but his popularity stretched beyond the ivory tower when he began to publish his essays and observations...

The Photoplay: A Psychological Study

by Hugo Munsterberg

In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist...

Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life

by Joel Shuman

Farmer, poet, essayist, and environmental writer Wendell Berry is acclaimed for his ideas regarding the values inherent in an agricultural society. Place, community, good work, and simple pleasures are but a...

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers: Five Voices

by Gabriella de Beer

Mexican women writers have moved to the forefront of their country's literature in the twentieth century. Among those who began publishing in the 1970s and 1980s are Maria Luisa Puga, Silvia Molina, Brianda...

In a Persian Mirror: Images of the West and Westerners in Iranian Fiction

by M.R. Ghanoonparvar

The extreme anti-Western actions and attitudes of Iranians in the past decade have astonished and dismayed the West, which has characterized the Iranian positions as irrational and inexplicable. In this groundbreaking...

The Voice of the Masters: Writing and Authority in Modern Latin American Literature

by Roberto González Echevarría

By one of the most original and learned critical voices in Hispanic studies- a timely and ambitious study of authority as theme and authority as authorial strategy in modern Latin American literature.An ideology...

Gente Decente: A Borderlands Response to the Rhetoric of Dominance

by Leticia Magda Garza-Falcón

In his books The Great Plains, The Great Frontier, and The Texas Rangers, historian Walter Prescott Webb created an enduring image of fearless, white, Anglo male settlers and lawmen bringing civilization to...

The Diaries of Nikolay Punin: 1904-1953

by Nikolay Punin, Sidney Monas & Jennifer Greene Krupala

Nikolay Punin (1888-1953) was the most articulate Russian/Soviet art critic of the 1920s. He strongly advocated Constructivism, an avant-garde impulse that favored mechanomorphic abstraction and proclaimed a...

The Shattered Mirror: Representations of Women in Mexican Literature

by María Elena de Valdés

Popular images of women in Mexico-conveyed through literature and, more recently, film and television-were long restricted to either the stereotypically submissive wife and mother or the demonized fallen woman....

The Opal Desert: Explorations of Fantasy and Reality in the American Southwest

by Peter Wild

The opalescent deserts of the American Southwest have become romantic icons in the public imagination through the words of writers, the images of artists and photographers, and the visual storytelling of filmmakers....

Tense and Narrativity: From Medieval Performance to Modern Fiction

by Suzanne Fleischman

In this pathfinding study, Suzanne Fleischman brings together theory and methodology from various quarters to shed important new light on the linguistic structure of narrative, a primary and universal device...

Machado de Assis: Reflections on a Brazilian Master Writer

by Richard Graham

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908) never left Brazil and rarely traveled outside his native city of Rio de Janeiro, yet he is widely acknowledged by those who have read him as one of the major authors...

Latin America's New Historical Novel

by Seymour Menton

Beginning with the 1979 publication of Alejo Carpentier's El arpa y la sombra, the New Historical Novel has become the dominant genre within Latin American fiction. In this at-times tongue-in-cheek postmodern...

Rereading the Spanish American Essay: Translations of 19th and 20th Century Women's Essays

by Doris Meyer

"The essays are clearly chosen to be different in style and content from the 'malestream' canon, and the book as a whole is full of old friends and welcome new surprises.... It will be of interest not only to...