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The French Genealogy of the Beat Generation Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac's Appropriations of Modern Literature, from Rimbaud to Michaux by Veronique (Independent Scholar, UK) Lane The French Genealogy of the Beat Generation Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac's Appropriations of Modern Literature, from Rimbaud to Michaux
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The Francophilia of the Beat circle in the New York of the mid-1940s is well known, as is the importance of the Beat Hotel in the Paris of the late 1950s and early 1960s, but how exactly did French literature...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Tolkien and Alterity by Christopher Vaccaro Tolkien and Alterity

This exciting collection of essays explores the role of the Other in Tolkien's fiction, his life, and the pertinent criticism. It critically examines issues of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, language, and identity in The Lord of the Rings, The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

John Updike Remembered Friends, Family and Colleagues Reflect on the Writer and the Man by Jack A. de Bellis John Updike Remembered Friends, Family and Colleagues Reflect on the Writer and the Man

Who was John Updike? Fifty-three commentators have much to tell us. They reveal Updike through anecdote, observation, and insight. Their memories reveal Updike the high school prankster, the golfer, the creator of bedtime stories, the charming ironist, the faithful correspondent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/09/2017

The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction by Pat Mills, Dave Golder, Jess Nevins The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction
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A truly astonishing, illustrated history of Science fiction, covering fantasy, and horror, with forays into crime, mystery and the gothic. From Frankenstein to Pulp Magazines, Twilight Zone to Stranger Things the book charts the incredible story of Sci-Fi through timelines,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Victorian Jesus J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity by Ian Hesketh Victorian Jesus J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity

Victorian Jesus explores the relationship between historian J. R. Seeley and his publisher Alexander Macmillan as they sought to keep Seeley's authorship a secret while also trying to exploit the public interest.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Metaphors of Invention and Dissension Aesthetics and Politics in the Postcolonial Algerian Novel by Rajeshwari S. Vallury Metaphors of Invention and Dissension Aesthetics and Politics in the Postcolonial Algerian Novel

This book engages with recent philosophical interventions into democracy, equality, and human rights to demonstrate their relevance to the field of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. The book explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics in the postcolonial Algerian novel.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Aragorn J. R. R. Tolkien's Undervalued Hero by Angela P. Nicholas Aragorn J. R. R. Tolkien's Undervalued Hero


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Editing Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy Mikhail Katkov and the Great Russian Novel by Ms. Susanne Fusso Editing Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy Mikhail Katkov and the Great Russian Novel

Fathers and Sons by Turgenev. Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. These are a few of the great works of Russian prose that first appeared in the Russian Herald, a journal founded and edited by Mikhail Katkov....
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Understanding Chang-Rae Lee by Amanda M. Page Understanding Chang-Rae Lee

The first study that traces the career of an author who pushes against formal and thematic boundaries
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Joyce's Ghosts Ireland, Modernism, and Memory by Luke Gibbons Joyce's Ghosts Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

For decades, James Joyce's modernism has overshadowed his Irishness, as his self-imposed exile and association with the high modernism of Europe's urban centers has led critics to see him almost exclusively as a cosmopolitan figure. In Joyce's Ghosts, Luke Gibbons...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

Books Are Made Out of Books A Guide to Cormac McCarthy's Literary Influences by Michael Lynn Crews Books Are Made Out of Books A Guide to Cormac McCarthy's Literary Influences

Cormac McCarthy told an interviewer for the New York Times Magazine that books are made out of books, but he has been famously unwilling to discuss how his own writing draws on the works of other writers. Yet his novels...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Perilous Path A Writer's Journey by Perilous Path A Writer's Journey


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Annotations to William Faulkner's 'The Hamlet' by Catherine D. Holmes Annotations to William Faulkner's 'The Hamlet'

The annotations in this volume, originally published in 1996, intends to assist the reader of Faulkner's The Hamlet to understand obscure or difficult words and passages, including literary illusions, dialect, and historical events that Faulkner uses or alludes to. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Being Cool The Work of Elmore Leonard by Charles J. Rzepka Being Cool The Work of Elmore Leonard

Rzepka draws on more than twelve hours of personal interviews with Leonard and applies what he learned to his close analysis of the writer's long life and prodigious output: 45 published novels, 39 published and unpublished short stories, and numerous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Mark Twain by I. M. Walker Mark Twain

Originally published in 1970. Mark Twain is generally known as a children's writer. This serious and appreciative introduction by I. M. Walker shows that he is in fact a great writer who produced mature and developed literature. The study of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

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Stendhal Fiction and the Themes of Freedom by Victor Brombert Stendhal Fiction and the Themes of Freedom

Victor Brombert is a lion in the study of French literature, and in this classic of literary criticism, he turns his clear and perspicacious gaze on the works of one of its greatest authors Stendhal. Best remembered for his novels...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

The Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question by Nick Hubble The Proletarian Answer to the Modernist Question

This book argues that British proletarian literature was a politicised form of modernism which culturally transformed Britain.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Dickens and Women by Michael Slater Dickens and Women

This brilliant, classic and scholarly study provides the fullest treatment of a key subject. It is one of the essential works on Dickens's work and life. A substantial new introduction deals with more recent commentary.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Dickens on America & the Americans by Michael Slater Dickens on America & the Americans

This celebrated and fully illustrated work brings Dickens into close focus as a key commentator on America. He turns his satiric pen on 19th-century American society during his visits in 1842 and 1867-68. This became what G.K. Chesterton called Dickens's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Sporting World of Lewis Carroll by John Bale The Sporting World of Lewis Carroll

Charles Dodgson (or Lewis Carroll as he was usually known) lived through a period of rapid change. The Victorian era witnessed the new world of 'the modern', the speeding up of society, and the rationalisation of day to day life....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Edwardian Detective: 1901-15 by Professor Joseph A. Kestner The Edwardian Detective: 1901-15

This title was first published in 1999: Examines the range of detective literature produced between 1901 and 1915 in Britain, during the reign of Edward VII and the early reign of George V. The book assesses the literature as cultural...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Women and National Socialism in Postwar German Literature Gender, Memory, and Subjectivity by Katherine Stone Women and National Socialism in Postwar German Literature Gender, Memory, and Subjectivity

Investigates why women's complicity in National Socialism has struggled to capture the collective imagination, examining how a variety of female authors have conceptualized women's role in the Third Reich
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Perla by Frederic Brun Perla

Tells the story of a woman who lived through the horrors of the Holocaust and would ultimately die unable to extricate herself from its corrosive memory. It is told from the point of view of her son, who, not long...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Clive Barker Dark Imaginer by Sorcha Ni Fhlainn Clive Barker Dark Imaginer

A necessary and timely study of Barker's influence in dark fantasy, gothic and horror studies. The book features twelve groundbreaking essays on Barker's creative legacy and influence, and reevaluates his celebrated and lesser known works in fiction, film and visual...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

C.L.R. James The Artist as Revolutionary by Paul Buhle, Lawrence Ware C.L.R. James The Artist as Revolutionary
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C.L.R. James is one of the twentieth century's most remarkable individuals. As the author of the influential book The Black Jacobins, he is widely recognized as the premier scholar of slave revolt; the publication of his acute and sensitive volume...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler The Book of Forgotten Authors

99 forgotten authors, their forgotten books, and their unforgettable stories
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Science Fiction A Literary History by Roger Luckhurst Science Fiction A Literary History

Science fiction (SF) has existed as a popular genre for around 150 years. This book offers a survey of the genre from nineteenth-century pioneers to contemporary authors, with a new focus on global reach.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Oxford History of the Novel in English Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750 by Thomas (Chancellor Jackman Professor in the Arts & University Professor of English, University of Toronto) Keymer The Oxford History of the Novel in English Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750
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This edited volume explores prose from the origins of printing in late fifteenth-century England to the rise of the novel as a recognized, reputable genre in the mid eighteenth century.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story by Scott Brewster The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story

The Handbook to the Ghost Story sets out to survey and significantly extend a new field of criticism which has been taking shape over recent years, centering on the ghost story and bringing together a vast range of interpretive methods...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

The 2000s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction by Nick Bentley The 2000s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction

How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 2000s shape contemporary British fiction? The means of publishing, buying and reading fiction changed dramatically between 2000 and 2010. This volume explores how the socio-political and economic turns of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

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Kerouac Language, Poetics, and Territory by Hassan (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA) Melehy Kerouac Language, Poetics, and Territory
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Given Jack Kerouac's enduring reputation for heaving words onto paper, it might surprise some readers to see his name coupled with the word poetics. But as a native speaker of French, he embarked on his famous spontaneous prose only after...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

British Working-Class Fiction Narratives of Refusal and the Struggle Against Work by Roberto Del Valle Alcala British Working-Class Fiction Narratives of Refusal and the Struggle Against Work

British Fiction and the Struggle Against Work offers an account of British literary responses to work from the 1950s to the onset of the financial crisis of 2008/9. Roberto del Valle Alcala argues that throughout this period, working-class writing developed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Postcolonial Borges Argument and Artistry by Robin W. (Wadham College, Oxford) Fiddian Postcolonial Borges Argument and Artistry
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Postcolonial Borges is the first systematic account of geo-political and postcolonial themes in the writings of Borges, from the poetry and essays of the 1920s to his later works and collections. This book shows how Borges's political and artistic temperament...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Goethe's Families of the Heart by Professor Susan E. Gustafson Goethe's Families of the Heart

Throughout his literary work Goethe portrays characters who defy and reject 18th and 19th century ideals of aristocratic and civil families, notions of heritage, assumptions about biological connections, expectations about heterosexuality, and legal mandates concerning marriage. The questions Goethe's plays...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Legend of Charlemagne in Medieval England The Matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman Literature by Phillipa Hardman, Marianne Ailes The Legend of Charlemagne in Medieval England The Matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman Literature
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First in-depth examination of the medieval Charlemagne tradition in England.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Kafka's Indictment of Modern Law by Douglas E. Litowitz Kafka's Indictment of Modern Law

The legal system is often denounced as Kafkaesque - but what does this really mean? This is the question Douglas E. Litowitz tackles in his critical reading of Franz Kafka's writings about the law. Going far beyond Kafka's most familiar...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity by Kate Macdonald Rose Macaulay, Gender, and Modernity

This book is the first collection on the British author Rose Macaulay (1881-1958). The essays establish connections in her work between modernism and the middlebrow, show Macaulay's attentiveness to reformulating contemporary depictions of gender in her fiction, and explore how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Oscar's Ghost The Battle for Oscar Wilde's Legacy by Laura Lee Oscar's Ghost The Battle for Oscar Wilde's Legacy

The dramatic story of the legal and emotional battle that raged between two of Oscar Wilde's closest friends - both former lovers - following the playwright's death
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Richard Yates and the Flawed American Dream Critical Essays by Jennifer Daly Richard Yates and the Flawed American Dream Critical Essays

Richard Yates (1926-1992) has been described as a writer's writer but has never received the critical attention befitting that designation. Firmly rooted in the zeitgeist of 1950s, his work remains startlingly relevant, addressing themes of American identity, the nature of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2017

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood by Joseph Bristow Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

This is the first collection of critical essays that explores Oscar Wilde's interest in children's culture, whether in relation to his famous fairy stories, his life as a caring father to two small boys, his place as a defender of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/08/2017

The Late-Career Novelist Career Construction Theory, Authors and Autofiction by Hywel Dix The Late-Career Novelist Career Construction Theory, Authors and Autofiction

The first scholarly study of the phenomenon of the 'late-career novel', this book explores the ways in which bestselling contemporary novelists look back and respond to their earlier successes in their subsequent writings. Exploring the work of major novelists such...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/08/2017

Faulkner's Media Romance by Julian (Director of the Centre for Modernism Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia) Murphet Faulkner's Media Romance
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A major new reading of Faulkner's work that scans the major novels for signs of the new media ecology of the 1920s and 30s.
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/08/2017

Healing the Nation Literature, Progress, and Christian Science by L. Ashley Squires Healing the Nation Literature, Progress, and Christian Science

Exploring the surprising presence of Christian Science in American literature at the turn of the 20th century, L. Ashley Squires reveals the rich and complex connections between religion and literature in American culture. Mary Baker Eddy's Church of Christ, Scientist...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

Healing the Nation Literature, Progress, and Christian Science by L. Ashley Squires Healing the Nation Literature, Progress, and Christian Science

Exploring the surprising presence of Christian Science in American literature at the turn of the 20th century, L. Ashley Squires reveals the rich and complex connections between religion and literature in American culture. Mary Baker Eddy's Church of Christ, Scientist...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Figures of the Pre-Freudian Unconscious from Flaubert to Proust by Michael R. Finn Figures of the Pre-Freudian Unconscious from Flaubert to Proust

This book examines nineteenth-century debates over existence of the unconscious, demonstrating how they influence the writing of Flaubert, Proust and others.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

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