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a Ethical Diversions: The Post-Holocaust Narratives of Pynchon Abish Delillo and Spiegelman: The Post-Holocaust Narratives of Pynchon, Abish, Delillo

Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing

by Terry Castle

A new collection of essays on literature and sexuality by one of the wittiest and most iconoclastic critics writing today.


Not Just Race, Not Just Gender: Black Feminist Readings

by Valerie Smith

From the nineteenth century articulations of Sojourner Truth to contemporary thinkers like Patricia J. Williams, Black feminists have always recognized the mutual dependence of race and gender. Detailing these...


One Nation Under God?: Religion and American Culture

by Marjorie Garber & Rebecca Walkowitz

One Nation Under God? is a remarkable consideration of how religion manifests itself in America today.


Chaucer S Early Poetry

by Wolfgang Clemen

First published in 1963, this book provides an account of Chaucer's poetry written before The Canterbury Tales. W. H. Clemen gives full, comprehensive and intriguing accounts of three major poems including The...


Modernism

by Peter Faulkner

First published in 1977, this book focuses on Modernism, one of the most frequently used terms in the discussion of twentieth-century literature and culture. It provides an historical account of the concept,...


Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

by Kelly Baker Josephs

Exploring the prevalence of madness in Caribbean texts written in English in the mid-twentieth century, Kelly Baker Josephs focuses on celebrated writers such as Jean Rhys, V. S. Naipaul, and Derek Walcott as...


The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives: Exploring the Self and the Environment

by Christina Kullberg

Drawing on narratives from Martinique by Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Ina Césaire, and Patrick Chamoiseau, among others, Christina Kullberg shows how these writers turn to ethnography-even as they critique...


Race, Romance, and Rebellion: Literatures of the Americas in the Nineteenth Century

by Colleen C. O'Brien

As in many literatures of the New World grappling with issues of slavery and freedom, stories of racial insurrection frequently coincided with stories of cross-racial romance in nineteenth-century U.S. print...


Disability And/In Prose

by Brenda Jo Brueggemann & Marian E. Lupo

Through a series of critical essays this book concerns the relationships and possibilities in and between "prose" and "disability". It covers a diverse range from the role of the disability memoir, the effect...


African City Textualities - Primora

by Ranka Primorac

The stereotype of Africa as a predominantly 'natural' space ignores the existence of vibrant and cosmopolitan urban environments on the continent. Far from merely embodying backwardness and lack, African cities...


AN AMERICAN PROCESSION

by Alfred Kazin

An American Procession is a study, on the largest scale, of the major American writers at work during the historically and literarily crucial century that began in the early 1830s, when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded...


Hamlet in Purgatory

by Stephen Greenblatt

In Hamlet in Purgatory, renowned literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt delves into his longtime fascination with the ghost of Hamlet's father, and his daring and ultimately gratifying journey takes him through...


The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You

by Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin

Publisher's Weekly

"Delightful... elegant prose and discussions that span the history of 2,000 years of literature."

A novel is a story transmitted from the novelist to the reader. It offers distraction, entertainment,...


Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies: The Symbolic Capital of Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov

by Yuri Leving & Frederick H. White

Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov,...


The White Goddess

by Robert Graves & Grevel Lindop

The White Goddess is perhaps the finest of Robert Graves's works on the psychological and mythological sources of poetry. In this tapestry of poetic and religious scholarship, Graves explores the stories behind...


Xeno Fiction: More Best of Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Fiction

by Damien Broderick & Van Ikin

Science fiction loves strangeness. It relishes oddities, even when it piles on fear and dystopian loathing. The technical term for a fascination with the strange and alien is xenophilia, just as the term for...


Historical Dictionary of French Literature

by John Flower

The Historical Dictionary of French Literature covers the history of the principal authors and movements in the history of imaginative French literature since the 9th century. It also contains analyses of a...


Such a Simple Little Tale: Critical Responses to L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables

by Mavis Reimer

New in Paperback 2003. A compilation of the best critical essays on this enduring classic.


The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

by Andrew Sprague Becker

In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description....