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Fronto: Selected Letters

by Caillan Davenport & Jennifer Manley

M. Cornelius Fronto was a Roman senator from North Africa, and the foremost Latin orator and legal advocate of the mid-second century A.D. Fronto�s talent and fame led to his appointment as tutor to Marcus...


Eliot's Objective Correlative: Tradition or Individual Talent? Contributions to the History of a Topos

by Flemming Olsen

Eliot’s dictum about the objective correlative has often been quoted but rarely analysed. This book traces the maxim to some of its sources and places it in a contemporary context. Eliot agreed with Locke...


Ernest Fenollosa Ars poetica or The Roots of Poetic Creation?: The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry

by Flemming Olsen

The first decade of the 20th century witnessed a calling into question of some of the central positions held by the late 19th century Positivists. There was a shift of paradigm in science as well as art, as...


Reinventing the Sublime: Post-Romantic Literature and Theory

by Steven Vine

Reinventing the Sublime looks at the return of the sublime in postmodernity, and at intimations of a ‘post-Romantic’ sublime in Romanticism itself. The sublime is explored as a discourse of ‘invention’...


Reaping The Whirlwind

by K M de Silva

A critical analysis of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka In the eighties, Sri Lanka, once considered the ‘model’ colony, was torn apart by ethnic strife between the predominantly Buddhist Sinhalas, constituting...


A Fine Family

by Gurcharan Das

This majestic novel by the author of India Unbound is the extraordinary chronicle, rich in passion and incident, of a Punjabi family that is uprooted from its settled existence in Lyallpur by the violence of...


Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

by Philip Kitcher

Published in 1913, Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice is one of the most widely read novellas in any language. In the 1970s, Benjamin Britten adapted it into an opera, and Lucchino Visconti turned it into a successful...


The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

by Martin Breaugh

How do people excluded from political life achieve political agency? Through a series of historical events that have been mostly overlooked by political theorists, Martin Breaugh identifies fleeting yet decisive...


Delhi Is Not Far

by Ruskin Bond

One of the best storytellers of contemporary India' "Tribune Momentous things happen elsewhere, in the big cities of Nehru's India. In dull and dusty Pipalnagar, each day is like another, and -there is not exactly...


A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity

by Paul Christesen & Donald G. Kyle

A Companion to Sport and Spectacle in Greek and Roman Antiquity presents a series of essays that apply a socio-historical perspective to myriad aspects of ancient sport and spectacle.

  • Covers the Bronze Age to...


Conversations with Edna O'Brien

by Alice Hughes Kersnowski

"Who's Afraid of Edna O'Brien?" asks an early interviewer in Conversations with Edna O'Brien. With over fifty years of published novels, biographies, plays, telecasts, short stories, and more, it is hard not...


Hemingway, Race, and Art: Bloodlines and the Color Line

by Marc Kevin Dudley

William Faulkner has long been considered the great racial interrogator of the early-twentieth-century South. In Hemingway, Race, and Art, author Marc Kevin Dudley suggests that Ernest Hemingway not only shared...


Women Making Shakespeare: Text, Reception and Performance

by Gordon McMullan, Lena Cowen Orlin & Virginia Mason Vaughan

Women Making Shakespeare presents a series of 20-25 short essays that draw on a variety of resources, including interviews with directors, actors, and other performance practitioners, to explore the place (or...


Philosophy and Exegesis in Simplicius: The Methodology of a Commentator

by Han Baltussen

This is the first book-length study in English of the interpretative and philosophical approach of the commentaries of Simplicius of Cilicia (c. AD 530). Simplicius' work, marked by doctrinal complexity and...


Aeschylus: Eumenides

by Robin Mitchell-Boyask

The "Eumenides", the concluding drama in Aeschylus' sole surviving trilogy, the "Oresteia", is not only one of the most admired Greek tragedies, but also one of the most controversial and contested, both to...


Pliny: A Life in Roman Letters

by Rex Winsbury

Pliny the Younger who lived c. 100 AD, left a large collection of letters, thanks to which we know him better than almost any other Roman. He is best known as witness to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed...


Manga's Cultural Crossroads

by Jaqueline Berndt & Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga's culturalization is related to its globalization....


The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

by Tom Adler, Scott Cummings & Jochen Achilles

This is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of twenty-five American playwrights from the 1960s to the present written by a team of twenty-five eminent scholars from the USA, Canada, Britain, Germany...


Impressions of Southern Italy: Travel Writing from Swinburne to Douglas: British Travel Writing from Henry Swinburne to Norman Douglas

by Sharon Ouditt

Naples was conventionally the southernmost stop of the Grand Tour beyond which, it was assumed, lay violent disorder: earthquakes, malaria, bandits, inhospitable inns, few roads and appalling food. On the other...


Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

by Alexander Bogdanov, Loren R. Graham & Richard Stites

"[A] surprisingly moving story." -The New Yorker

"Bogdanov's novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution...