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The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain: Publishing and Criticism in the 1960s and 1970s

by Lucy Pearson

Pearson examines British children's literature during the period widely regarded as a 'second golden age', giving particular attention to children's book publishing. Making use of archival resources, she explores...

Caffaro, Genoa and the Twelfth-Century Crusades

by Martin Hall & Jonathan Phillips

This volume is the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The...

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

by Tom Nissley & Joanna Neborsky

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of...

The Antinomies Of Realism

by Fredric Jameson

The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to...

Chester Brown: Conversations

by Dominick Grace & Eric Hoffman

The early 1980s saw a revolution in mainstream comics--in subject matter, artistic integrity, and creators' rights--as new methods of publishing and distribution broadened the possibilities. Among those artists...

C.S. Lewis's Perelandra: Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos

by Judith Wolfe & Brendan Wolfe

The first single-volume study of an important Lewis novelC. S. Lewis considered his novel Perelandra (1943) among his best works. A triumph of imaginative science fiction, Perelandra-the second volume of Lewis's...

The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea

by JaHyun Kim Haboush

Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed...

Simon Gray: Plays 4: Common Pursuit; Holy Terror; After Pilkington; Old Flames; They Never Slept

by Simon Gray

'Sharp, funny and clever . . . What a pleasure to re-encounter a play that combines unabashed intelligence and zinging wit with a rare generosity of spirit.'

Daily Telegraph on The Common Pursuit

'Gray's stature...

Rebecca Lenkiewicz: Plays 1: The Night Season; Shoreditch Madonna; Her Naked Skin; The Painter

by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

The Night Season

'The Night Season is unusual; no politics, no issues, no history - just a bold attempt to grapple with the messy nature of living. It's also delightfully, rudely funny.' Financial Times


The Accents of Persuasion: Charlotte Brontë's Novels

by Robert Bernard

First published in 1966, Robert Bernard Martin's The Accents of Persuasion is a consummate critical study of Charlotte Brontë's four novels: The Professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette.

'The bare facts are...


by Vaclav Havel

Chancellor Rieger is leaving office. But does leaving office necessarily mean that he, his mistress and his extended family have to leave the state villa, which has been their home for years?

While his former...

Virgil: Aeneid IV

by Virgil & Keith Maclennan

In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage'...

Theorising Performance: Greek Drama, Cultural History and Critical Practice

by Bloomsbury Publishing

This exciting collection constitutes the first analysis of the modern performance of ancient Greek drama from a theoretical perspective. The last three decades have seen a remarkable revival of the performance...

Discover Life Through the Ages: A Carnegie Activity Book

by Laura C. Beattie

An engrossing mix of games, brainteasers, and stories makes learning the basics of natural science and history fun.

The Distant Mirror: Reflections on Young Adult Historical Fiction

by Joanne Brown & St. Nancy Clair

Young adult historical fiction brings the past alive through stories of adventure, suspense, and mystery. The genre is both complex and controversial, encompassing novels that range from romance and fantasy...

Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers: From Charlotte Temple to The Da Vinci Code

by Sarah Churchwell & Thomas Ruys Smith

A unique survey and interpretive history, spanning 200 years, of the American bestseller.

Reading Theory Now: An ABC of Good Reading with J. Hillis Miller

by Eamonn Dunne

Reading Theory Now explores movements in critical thinking through a host of radical theorists, and channels those movements through the work of one of the most influential proponents of critical interpretation...

Thomas Mann in English: A Study in Literary Translation

by David Horton

Thomas Mann owes his place in world literature to the dissemination of his works through translation. Indeed, it was the monumental success of the original English translations that earned him the title of 'the...

Borges, between History and Eternity

by Hernan Diaz

Considers the intersection of aesthetics, politics and metaphysics in Borges's texts, and analyzes their interaction with the North American canon.

Image in Outline: Reading Lou Andreas-Salom¿

by Gisela Brinker-Gabler

A exploration of Lou Andreas-Salom�'s critical and creative transformation of modern thought