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The Ethos of Romance at the Turn of the Century

by William J. Scheick

The romance genre was a popular literary form among writers and readers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but since then it has often been dismissed as juvenile, unmodern, improper, or subversive....


An Appetite for Poetry

by Frank Kermode

Frank Kermode is one of the pre-eminent practitioners of the art of criticism in the English speaking world. It has been his distinction to make a virtue – as all the best critics have done – of the necessarily...


Poetry for Dummies

by The Poetry Center & John Timpane

Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley,...


Comparatizing Taiwan

by Shu-mei Shih & Ping-hui Liao

As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so...


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by Roberto Calasso & Geoffrey Brock

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony comes one of the most significant books in recent years on a writer of perennial interest–a virtuoso interpretation of the work...


The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories

by Christopher Booker

This remarkable and monumental book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient...


Lucy Scott's Grand Stand: Age Is an Attitude, Not a Condition

by Alan Sorem

Lucy Scott has faced many challenges in her life, but the one that surfaces on her eighty-fifth birthday may be the greatest of all. As she looks to her future as an independent, energetic woman, her son and...


Song of the Fool: On the Road with Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers

by Hunter Sharpless & Stephen Kellogg

When nineteen-year-old Hunter Sharpless e-mails roots rock band Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, he doesn't expect a response. He wants to write a book about them. When his inbox chimes two hours later, telling...


The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

by Azar Nafisi

A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy...


The Christmas Mice

by John W. White & Dorothy L. Hall

The Christmas Mice, a tale for children, is a heartwarming story of love and acceptance. It tells of two mice, Roger and Emily, who are outcasts from their community because they are different. One is green,...


Two Scottish Tales of Medical Compassion: Rab and His Friends & a Doctor of the Old School: With a History of the Edinburgh School of Medicine

by John Raffensperger, Ian Maclaren & John Brown

Two Scottish Tales of Medical Compassion is a collection of two beloved short stories, "Rab and his Friends" and "A Doctor of the Old School," and a brand new history of the Edinburgh School of Medicine, all...


Celtic Myth and Arthurian Romance

by Roger Sherman Loomis

King Arthur was not an Englishman, but a Celtic warrior, according to Loomis, whose research into the background of the Arthurian legend reveals findings which are both illuminating and highly controversial....


Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature

by Blanka Grzegorczyk

This book considers how contemporary British children's books engage with some of the major cultural debates of recent years, and how they resonate with the current preoccupations and tastes of the white mainstream...


The Market and its Critics (Routledge Revivals): Socialist Political Economy in Nineteenth Century Britain

by Noel Thompson

The Market and Its Critics, first published in 1988, considers the reaction of socialist writers to the growth of the market economy in nineteenth century Britain, and examines in detail the diverse elements...


Swift (Routledge Revivals)

by W. A. Speck

First published in 1969, this title examines the works of Jonathan Swift from both a literary and an historical perspective. W. A. Speck first presents Swift in his historical context, analysing in particular...


Tretower to Clyro: Essays

by Karl Miller

In his latest book of essays Karl Miller turns his attention to appreciate certain writers of the English-speaking modern world. A new ruralism has come to notice in this country, and the book is drawn to country...


Language and Relationship in Wordsworth's Writing

by Michael Baron

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) needs little introduction as the central figure in Romantic poetry and a crucial influence in the development of poetry generally. This broad-ranging survey redefines the variety...


English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

by David Fairer

In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairer's book takes up the challenge...


The Infernal Desires of Angela Carter: Fiction, Femininity, Feminism

by Joseph Bristow & Lynn Broughton

Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted,...


English Drama Since 1940

by David Ian Rabey

English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation...