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Taking a Long Road Home: A Memoir

by Eugene C. Bianchi

This memoir invites readers to explore stages of their own spiritual journey. Bianchi graphically describes his path from an Italian immigrant family on the West Coast, through twenty years as a Jesuit, to being...


Black Music, Black Poetry: Blues and Jazz's Impact on African American Versification

by Gordon E. Thompson

Black Music, Black Poetry offers readers a fuller appreciation of the diversity of approaches to reading black American poetry. It does so by linking a diverse body of poetry to musical genres that range from...


Following Zwingli: Applying the Past in Reformation Zurich

by Luca Baschera, Bruce Gordon & Christian Moser

During the sixteenth-century reform movement, Zwingli and his humanist colleagues in Zurich sought biblical, historical, literary, and political models to shape and defend their radical reforms. This book explores...


European Romanticism: A Reader

by Stephen Prickett

Romanticism was always culturally diverse. Though English-language anthologies have previously tended to see Romanticism as predominantly British, the term itself actually originated in Germany, where it became...


Edward II Revised

by Christopher Marlowe & Stephen Guy-Bray

Dramatically compressing the reign of Edward II and enlivening the historical narrative with humour, romance, and horrific violence, Marlowe interrogates how the transgression of accepted codes of behaviour...


At the Sharp End: Uncovering the Work of Five Leading Dramatists: David Edgar, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, David Greig, Tanika Gupta and Ma

by Peter Billingham

At the Sharp End is a critical examination of the work of five

leading dramatists who have made an indelible mark on today's theatre.

An analysis of the work of David Edgar, Mark Ravenhill, David Greig,

Tanika...


Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems

by David Baker

Show Me Your Environment, a penetrating yet personable collection of critical essays, David Baker explores how a poem works, how a poet thinks, and how the art of poetry has evolved-and is still evolving as...


Blake: The Complete Poems

by W.H. Stevenson

William Blake (1757 - 1827) is one of the great figures in literature, by turns poet, artist and visonary. Profoundly libertarian in outlook, Blake's engagement with the issues of his day is well known and this...


The Poems of Browning: Volume Four: 1862 - 1871

by John Woolford, Daniel Karlin & Joseph Phelan

The Poems of Robert Browning is a multi-volume edition of the poetry of Robert Browning (1812 -1889) resulting from a completely fresh appraisal of the canon, text and context of his work. The poems are presented...


Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism

by Francis Mulhern

Marxism has had an enormous impact on literary and cultural studies, and all those interested in the field need to be aware of its achievements. This collection presents the very best of recent Marxist literary...


A Preface to Hopkins

by Graham Storey

An authoritative guide to the life and works of Hopkins, for those who require a good introduction from which to explore the author's works more fully.


Tragedy

by John Drakakis & Naomi Conn Liebler

This wide-ranging and unique collection of documents on one of the most enduring of literary genres, Tragedy, offers a radical revaluation of its significance in the light of the critical attention that it has...


Discovering Shakespeare's Meaning: An Introduction to the Study of Shakespeare's Dramatic Structures

by Leah Scragg

In this useful guide, Leah Scragg indicates some of the ways in which meaning is generated in Shakespearian drama and the kinds of approaches that might lead to a fuller understanding of the plays. Each chapter...


Postcolonial Criticism

by Bart Moore-Gilbert, GARETH STANTON & Willy Maley

Post-colonial theory is a relatively new area in critical contemporary studies, having its foundations more Postcolonial Criticism brings together some of the most important critical writings in the field, and...


Narrative and Voice in Postwar Poetry

by Neil Roberts

Poetry in English since the Second World War has produced a number of highly original narrative works, as diverse as Derek Walcott's Omeros, Ted Hughes' Gaudete and Anne Stevenson's Correspondences. At the same...


Joseph Conrad

by ANDREW MICHAEL ROBERTS

Joseph Conrad is a key figure in modernist fiction, whose innovative work engages with many of the crucial philosophical, moral and political concerns of the twentieth century. This collection of major critical...


Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia

by Jennifer Speake

Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy,...


A Preface to Lawrence

by GÄMINI SALGÄDO

'Longman Preface books are intended to give "modern and authoritative guidance" on the lives and works of the major writers ... Gamini Salgado's A Preface to Lawrence does just that.' Times Educational Supplement...


A Preface to Jane Austen

by Christopher Gillie

An excellent introduction to one of the best known authors in English Literature.


Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times

by Andrew D. Kaufman

From a popular Tolstoy scholar: an entertaining, thought-provoking, and accessible argument for why War and Peace is more relevant to readers now than ever.

Considered by many critics the greatest novel ever...