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The Haverford Discussions: A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice

by Michael Lackey

In the late sixties and early seventies, black separatist movements were sweeping across the United States. This was the era of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael's and Charles Hamilton's Black...

The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility

by Natalie Tyler

What's so friendly about Jane Austen?

Every generation rediscovers Jane Austen with a renewed enthusiasm for her timeless novels. In recent years, Austen has become more popular than ever as nearly every one...

Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture

by Karen Raber

Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture reconsiders interactions between environment, body, and consciousness found in early modern works, from More's Utopia and Shakespeare's Hamlet to husbandry manuals, anatomy...

Behind the Lost Symbol

by Tim Collins

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience

by Ann Lauterbach

A scintillating collection of essays on language from one of literature's most supple minds

In The Night Sky, her first work of essays, acclaimed poet Ann Lauterbach writes of the ways in which art and poetry...

The Wry Romance of the Literary Rectory

by Deborah Alun-Jones

A beautifully written book that tells the stories of historic rectories across England and Wales and the writers past and present who have been associated with them

As the sons and daughters of clergy, many of...

The Roman Poetry of Love: Elegy and Politics in a Time of Revolution

by Efrossini Spentzou

The Roman Poetry of Love explores the formation of a key literary genre in a troubled historical and political setting. The short-lived genre of Latin love elegy produced spectacular, multi-faceted and often...

Brook, Hall, Ninagawa, Lepage: Great Shakespeareans: Volume XVIII

by Peter Holland

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally....

Moroccan Noir: Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture

by Jonathan Smolin

Facing rising demands for human rights and the rule of law, the Moroccan state fostered new mass media and cultivated more positive images of the police, once the symbol of state repression, reinventing the...

Such a Rare Thing: The Art of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio

by Clarence Lindsay

"Groundbreaking work in Anderson scholarship in particular and, on the wider scene, in American literary studies." -Robert Dunne, author of A New Book of the Grotesques: Contemporary Approaches to Sherwood Anderson's...

The Lesbian Muse and Poetic Identity, 1889-1930

by Sarah Parker

Throughout history the poetic muse has tended to be (a passive) female and the poet male. Parker looks at fin-de-siècle lyric poets to investigate how they overcame these roles and identifies their key strategies....

Ascetic Modernism in the Work of T S Eliot and Gustave Flaubert

by Henry Michael Gott

Gott examines Eliot's The Waste Land (1922) in conjunction with Gustave Flaubert's La Tentation de Saint Antoine (1874). He provides a highly original reading of both texts and argues that a stylistic affinity...

Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Patronage and Poetry: The Story of a Literary Relationship

by Kerri Andrews

This study offers a timely and necessary reassessment of the careers of Ann Yearsley and Hannah More. Making use of newly-discovered letters and poems, Andrews provides a full analysis of the breakdown of the...

The Poetic Enlightenment: Poetry and Human Science, 1650-1820

by Tom Jones & Rowan Boyson

The essays in this edited collection look at the role of poetry in the development of Enlightenment ideas. As scholarly disciplines began to emerge - anthropology, linguistics, psychology - the ancient art of...

John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity

by Kate Macdonald & Nathan Waddell

Considered a quintessentially 'popular' author, John Buchan was a writer of fiction, journalism, philosophy and Scottish history. By examining his engagement with empire, psychoanalysis and propaganda, the contributors...

The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology

by Ph.D., Evans Lansing Smith & Nathan Robert Brown

Make no myth-take-this book is indispensable.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology explores the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and angels of the myths from every corner of the globe....

Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature: Leopardi's Discourse on Romantic Poetry

by Fabio A Camilletti

In 1816 a violent literary quarrel engulfed Bourbon Restoration Italy. On one side the Romantics wanted an opening up of Italian culture towards Europe, and on the other the Classicists favoured an inward-looking...

Art and Commerce in the British Short Story, 1880-1950

by Dean Baldwin

The short story was a commercial phenomenon which took off in the late nineteenth century and lasted through to the rise of television and film. Baldwin uses a wide variety of sources to show how economic factors...

Elizabeth Inchbald's Reputation: A Publishing and Reception History

by Ben P Robertson

Through an examination of her complete works and public response to them, Robertson gauges the extent of Inchbald's reputation as the dignified Mrs Inchbald, as well as providing a clear sense of what it meant...

Comedy and the Feminine Middlebrow Novel: Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor

by Erica Brown

Elizabeth von Arnim and Elizabeth Taylor wrote witty and entertaining novels about the domestic lives of middle-class women. Widely read and enjoyed, their work was often dismissed as middlebrow. Brown argues...