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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


Lyric Encounters: Essays on American Poetry From Lazarus and Frost to Ortiz Cofer and Alexie

by Daniel Morris

A new survey of twentieth-century U.S. poetry that places a special emphasis on poets who have put lyric poetry in dialogue with other forms of creative expression, including modern art, the novel, jazz, memoir,...


The Fiction of Autobiography: Reading and Writing Identity

by Micaela Maftei

Writing autobiography is a complicated, often fraught activity for both writer and reader. We can find many recent examples of the way such writing calls into question the author's truthfulness or their authority...


Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

by Jennie Chapman

It is the not-too-distant future, and the rapture has occurred. Every born-again Christian on the planet has, without prior warning, been snatched from the earth to meet Christ in the heavens, while all those...


Women in Print: Writing Women and Women's Magazines from the Restoration to the Accession of Victoria

by Alison Adburgham

'This book should be regarded as rescue work. It salvages from pre-Victorian periodicals from the limbo of forgotten publications, and exhumes from long undisturbed sources a curious collection of women who,...


The Little Magazines: A Study of Six Editors

by Ian Hamilton

'There have been large magazines with tiny circulations and there have been diminutive sheets which have reached thousands of readers. But all 'little magazines' have been small in one or another of these ways,...


Against Oblivion: Some Lives of the Twentieth-Century Poets

by Ian Hamilton

"Ian Hamilton's last book, published posthumously in 2002, is a typically brilliant revisiting of the concept of Samuel Johnson's classic Lives of the English Poets, wherein Hamilton considers 45 deceased poets...


The Haunted Study: A Social History of the English Novel, 1875-1914

by P. J. Keating

The Haunted Study, a rare example of a work of literary history that is genuinely interdisciplinary, explores how the leading novelists of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods came to develop so many of...


Selected Poems 1933-1993: Selected Poems 1933-1993

by Gavin Ewart

'The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene during the last ten years or so has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin Ewart' wrote Philip Larkin. Larkin was one among...


Grief

by Mike Leigh

1957. War widow Dorothy lives in a London suburb with her 15-year-old daughter Victoria and her older bachelor brother Edwin. More and more isolated from her married friends with their successful children, Dorothy...


About Friel: The Playwright and the Work

by Tony Coult

This series contains what no other study guides can offer - extensive first-hand interviews with the playwrights and their closest collaborators on all of their major work, put together by top academics especially...


The Common Pursuit

by F. R. Leavis

F. R. Leavis was the chief editor of Scrutiny, which between 1932 and 1953 had some claim on being the most influential literary journal in the English-speaking world. The Common Pursuit is a selection of Leavis's...


Richard Nelson: Plays 2: Three Plays of Adolescence: Goodnight Children Everywhere; Franny's Way; Madame Melville

by Richard Nelson

Three Plays of Adolescence: Goodnight Children Everywhere; Franny's Way; Madame Melville Goodnight Children Everywhere Olivier Award for Best Play, 2000 'Exile - both literal and emotional - has been a haunting...


Philip Larkin Poems: Selected by Martin Amis

by Philip LARKIN

For the first time, Faber publish a selection from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems. Chosen by Martin Amis.

'Many poets make us smile; how many poets...


Love's Bonfire

by Tom Paulin

Tom Paulin's first collection since The Road to Inver in 2004, Love's Bonfire sets poems about early life and marriage beside up-to-the minute and minutely registered perceptions of post-settlement Ireland....


North

by Seamus Heaney

In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland - its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of...