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Under the Duvet

by Marian Keyes

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a...


Doubled Plots: Romance and History

by Susan Strehle & Mary Paniccia Carden

In art, myth, and popular culture, romance is connected with the realm of emotions, private thought, and sentimentality. History, its counterpart, is the seemingly objective compendium of public fact. In theory,...


Helen in Egypt: Poetry

by Hilda Doolittle

A fifty-line fragment by the poet Stesichorus of Sicily (c. 640-555 B.C.), what survives of his Pallinode, tells us almost all we know of this other Helen, and from it H. D. wove her book-length poem.The fabulous...


A Political Companion to John Steinbeck

by Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh & Simon Stow

Though he was a recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize for Literature, American novelist John Steinbeck (1902--1968) has frequently been censored. Even in the twenty-first century, nearly ninety...


Ecotopia

by Ernest Callenbach

A novel both timely and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today, set in an ecologically sound future society. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as...


Coleridge, Romanticism and the Orient: Cultural Negotiations

by David Vallins

While postcolonial studies of Romantic-period literature have flourished in recent years, scholars have long neglected the extent of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's engagement with the Orient in both his literary...


Succeeding Postmodernism: Language and Humanism in Contemporary American Literature

by Mary K. Holland

While critics collect around the question of what comes "after postmodernism," this book asks something different about recent American fiction: what if we are seeing not the end of postmodernism but its belated...


Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don Delillo

by James Gourley

Terrorism and Temporality in the Works of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo starts from a simple premise: that the events of the 11th of September 2001 must have had a major effect on two New York residents, and...


Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies: New Critical Essays

by Andrew Gibson

Published in association with the seminar series of the same name held by the University of Oxford, Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies presents the best new scholarship addressing the sources, development and...


Shakespearean Films/Shakespearean Directors

by Peter S. Donaldson

Originally published in 1990, this book brought a new rigor and subtlety to the interpretation of film adaptations of Shakespeare. Drawing on traditional literary analysis, psychoanalysis, and current film theory...


Old, Bold and Won¿t Be Told: Shakespeare¿s Amazing Ageing Ladies

by Yvonne Oram

Old women in Early Modern plays are stereotypically presented as ugly, randy, mouthy, mad. So Shakespeare is rare among dramatists of the day for his lively and empowering depictions of ageing ladies. This well-researched,...


Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism: Narrating the Bodhisatta Path

by Naomi Appleton

Jataka stories (stories about the previous births of the Buddha) are very popular in Theravada Buddhist countries, where they are commonly used in sermons, children's books, plays, poetry, temple illustrations,...


Christian Mysticism: An Introduction to Contemporary Theoretical Approaches

by Louise Nelstrop & with Kevin Magill

This book introduces students to Christian mysticism and modern critical responses to it. Christianity has a rich tradition of mystical theology that first emerged in the writings of the early church fathers,...


Political Space in Pre-industrial Europe

by Beat Kümin

This collection examines the potential and limitations of spatial approaches for the political history of preindustrial Europe. Adopting a broad definition of 'political', the volume concentrates on two key...


Humanism and Protestantism in Early Modern English Education

by Ian Green

This volume is the first attempt to assess the impact of both humanism and Protestantism on the education offered to a wide range of adolescents in the hundreds of grammar schools operating in England between...


Jerome of Stridon: His Life, Writings and Legacy

by Andrew Cain & Josef Lössl

Jerome of Stridon (c.346-420) is arguably the greatest polymath in Latin Christian antiquity; this is the most comprehensive and up to date volume on his life and work available in English today. Familiar debates...


Greek Literature in Late Antiquity: Dynamism, Didacticism, Classicism

by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

This volume makes use of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches in an attempt to provoke discussion on change (Dynamism), literary education (Didacticism), and reception studies (Classicism) in the history...


Reading Faulkner: Light in August

by Hugh Ruppersburg

Explaining the world of William Faulkner's "Light in August" is the primary goal of this glossary. Like other books in this series, it explains, identifies, and comments on many elements that a reader may find...


Passing for Spain: Cervantes and the Fictions of Identity

by Barbara Fucha

Passing for Spain is a healthy sign that Renaissance scholars are finally looking to early modern Spain as a likely locus for the study of self-fashioning and the formation of the nation-state. Anne Cruz, professor...


Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright: The Poetics and Politics of Modernism

by M. Lynn Weiss

After the Second World War Gertrude Stein asked a friend's support in securing a visa for Richard Wright to visit Paris.

"I've got to help him, she said. You see, we are both members of a minority group."...