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George Eliot and the Gothic Novel: Genres, Gender, Feeling

by Royce Mahawatte

Royce Mahawatte critically compares the frightening, startling and melodramatic moments in George Eliot's fiction with excerpts from Gothic and sensation novels and in doing so argues that suspenseful plotting,...


Female Gothic Histories: Gender, History and the Gothic

by Diana Wallace

Female Gothic Histories: Gender, History and the Gothic is an innovative new study of the ways in which women writers have used Gothic historical fiction to symbolise and counter their exclusion from traditional...


R S Thomas: Serial Obsessive

by M Wynn Thomas

The study places the work of a major religious poet of the late twentieth century in a number of striking new perspectives that allow him to be viewed for the first time as an 'alternative' war poet, a conscience-stricken...


Why Read the Classics?

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.


Medievalism: Key Critical Terms

by Elizabeth Emery & Richard Utz

The discipline of medievalism has produced a great deal of scholarship acknowledging the "makers" of the Middle Ages: those who re-discovered the period from 500 to 1500 by engaging with its cultural works,...


F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

by William J. Maxwell

Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover’s white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI’s hostility to black protest was energized...


Hunting Mister Heartbreak: A Discovery of America

by Jonathan Raban

A New York Times Notable Book

"In an era of jet tourism, [Jonathan Raban] remains a

traveler-adventurer in the tradition of  .  .  .  Robert Louis Stevenson."

--The New York Times Book Review

In 1782...


Writing Europe

by Ursula Keller

Democracy thrives on social dialogue and collective search for solution. As a forum for new ideas and impulses the Körber-Foundation seeks with its projects to involve citizens actively in social discourses....


The Hobbit Companion

by  David Day & Lidia Postma

Exploring the brilliant web of verbal hocus-pocus that J.R.R. Tolkien delightedly spun inThe Hobbit andThe Lord of the Rings, master hobbit investigator David Day reveals the myriad crafty puns and riddles,...


Tolkien's Ring

by  David Day

In Tolkien's Ring, David Dayshows how theLord of the Rings is the result of an ancient story-telling tradition; and how, by drawing upon the world's primary myths and legends, J.R.R Tolkien created his own mythology...


George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour

by Eva-Marie Kroller

The first book-length, critical study of George Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekhov & Tom Stoppard

Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theater, and this was as true of Ivanov, his first full-length play, as of The Cherry Orchard, his last. Building on the success of his acclaimed adaptation...


The Literary Criticism of Frank Norris

by Donald Pizer

All of American author Frank Norris's significant critical writings have been compiled in this book, including his articles for the San Francisco Wave during 1896-1897 and selections from his "Weekly Letter"...


The Modernist Movement in Brazil: A Literary Study

by John Nist

"Ask an authority on Brazilian culture what he considers to be the most significant artistic event in Brazil during this century," observes John Nist, "and he will quickly reply, 'The Modern Art Week Exhibition,...


First World War Plays: Night Watches, Mine Eyes Have Seen, Tunnel Trench, Post Mortem, Oh What A Lovely War, The Accrington Pals, Sea and Land and Sky

by Mark Rawlinson

The First World War (1914�1918) marked a turning point in modern history and culture and its literary legacy is vast: poetry, fiction and memoirs abound. But the drama of the period is rarely recognised, with...


Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection

by Jennifer deWinter & Ryan M. Moeller

Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline...


Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

by Lauren McGuire Jennings

Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in late medieval Italy through a fresh evaluation of more than 50 literary sources transmitting Trecento song texts. These manuscripts have been long...


The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

by Wallace Stevens

The Necessary Angel

by

Wallace Stevens

"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted...


A Pocket Mirror for Heroes

by Baltasar Gracian & Christopher Maurer

A Pocket Mirror for Heroes is a mirror because it reflects "the person you are or the one you ought to be." It is a pocket mirror because its author took the time to be brief.  And it is a mirror for heroes...


The Bhagavad Gita (Norton Critical Editions)

by Charles Martin & Gavin Flood

“A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.”

–Daniel Gold, Cornell University

“Here’s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship...