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Useless Joyce Textual Functions, Cultural Appropriations by Tim Conley Useless Joyce Textual Functions, Cultural Appropriations

Tim Conley's Useless Joyce provocatively analyses Joyce's Ulysses and Finnegans Wake and takes the reader on a journey exploring the perennial question of the usefulness of literature and art.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Soul at the White Heat Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life by Joyce Carol Oates Soul at the White Heat Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life

A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, now in paperback. Why do we write? With this question, Joyce Carol Oates begins...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Paperbacks From Hell The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix Paperbacks From Hell The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

Celebrating the weird, gory, freaky, amazing horror fiction of the 70s and 80s. With vintage art, hilarious commentary, recommended reading, and poignant creator biographies.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Disnarration and the Unmentioned in Fact and Fiction by M. Lambrou Disnarration and the Unmentioned in Fact and Fiction


Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Imagining Home American War Fiction from Hemingway to 9/11 by Susan Farrell Imagining Home American War Fiction from Hemingway to 9/11

The first study to bring Hemingway, Vonnegut, O'Brien, and 9/11 literature together in order to examine views about war, gender, and domesticity over a hundred-year period.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero Voice, Vision, Politics, and Performance in U.S. Contemporary Women's Poetics by Laura Hinton Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero Voice, Vision, Politics, and Performance in U.S. Contemporary Women's Poetics

The book examines the rise of the American popular-culture female superhero-notably, Wonder Woman-exploring the textuality of female-poetic activism through this superhero theme.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Writing Beijing Urban Spaces and Cultural Imaginations in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Films by Yiran Zheng Writing Beijing Urban Spaces and Cultural Imaginations in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Films

This study investigates some literary configurations of Beijing through contemporary Chinese literature and films. Representations of these spaces are revealed to be the projections of some writers and filmmakers' own cultural imaginations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works Volume 16 by Evelyn Waugh The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Rossetti His Life and Works Volume 16

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. This long-overlooked biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti is Waugh's first book, and represents an important landmark...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Little Learning Volume 19 by Evelyn Waugh The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: A Little Learning Volume 19

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. A Little Learning (1964), Waugh's only book-length autobiography, offers unrivalled insight into his family and early...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Personal Writings 1903-1921: Precocious Waughs Volume 30 by Evelyn Waugh The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Personal Writings 1903-1921: Precocious Waughs Volume 30

This volume is part of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh critical edition, which brings together all of Waugh's writings for the first time. The first of twelve volumes in the Personal Writings sequence, it covers the years 1903 to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Contemporary British Fiction by Nick Bentley Contemporary British Fiction

This invaluable Guide explores the primary debates in the literary criticism of contemporary British fiction. Drawing heavily from a wide range of current criticism, Nick Bentley examines key trends and issues in the work of some of the main contemporary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Contemporary British Fiction by Nick Bentley Contemporary British Fiction

This invaluable Guide explores the primary debates in the literary criticism of contemporary British fiction. Drawing heavily from a wide range of current criticism, Nick Bentley examines key trends and issues in the work of some of the main contemporary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Reading the Male Gaze in Literature and Culture Studies in Erotic Epistemology by James D. Bloom Reading the Male Gaze in Literature and Culture Studies in Erotic Epistemology

This book examines the phenomenon of 'the male gaze', a concept which has spread beyond academia and become a staple of cultural conversations across disciplinary and national boundaries.Male gazing has typically been disparaged and even stigmatized as a reflection of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2017

The Mexican Crack Writers History and Criticism by Hector Jaimes The Mexican Crack Writers History and Criticism

This book provides a rich and cutting-edge analysis of one of the most prominent literary groups in Latin America: the Mexican Crack Writers. The first part explores the history of the group and its relation to the Latin American literary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2017

Cold War Stories British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990 by Andrew Hammond Cold War Stories British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990

This book is the first comprehensive study of mainstream British dystopian fiction and the Cold War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

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Into Words The Selected Writings of Carroll Dunham by Carroll Dunham Into Words The Selected Writings of Carroll Dunham


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature by Maria Jesus Martinez-Alfaro Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature

This volume explores the multifarious representational strategies used by contemporary writers to textualise memory and its friction areas through literary practices. By focusing on contemporary narratives in English from 1990 to the present, the essays in the collection delve into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Modernism After the Death of God Christianity, Fragmentation, and Unification by Stephen Kern Modernism After the Death of God Christianity, Fragmentation, and Unification

Modernism After the Death of God explores the work of seven influential modernists. Friedrich Nietzsche, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Andre Gide, and Martin Heidegger criticized the destructive impact that they believed Christian sexual morality had had or threatened to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Modernism After the Death of God Christianity, Fragmentation, and Unification by Stephen Kern Modernism After the Death of God Christianity, Fragmentation, and Unification

Modernism After the Death of God: Christianity, Fragmentation, and Unification explores the writing and philosophies of some of the most important and influential modernist figures. This ground-breaking work is an interpretation of the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, James...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf by Erin (Duquesne University, USA) Speese Gender and the Intersubjective Sublime in Faulkner, Forster, Lawrence, and Woolf
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Exploring how the modern novel's complex depictions of parenthood restructure traditional conceptions of the Romantic sublime, Erin K. Johns Speese shows how William Faulkner, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf use related strategies to rewrite the traditional sublime as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

The Jolly Corner and Other Tales, 1903-1910 by Henry James The Jolly Corner and Other Tales, 1903-1910

This scholarly edition includes the final ten stories Henry James wrote, and provides extensive textual history and wide-ranging notes.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Suicide Century Literature and Suicide from James Joyce to David Foster Wallace by Andrew Bennett Suicide Century Literature and Suicide from James Joyce to David Foster Wallace

Suicide Century investigates suicide as an increasingly 'normalised' but still deeply traumatic and profoundly baffling act in twentieth-century writing.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Poetry of the Americas From Good Neighbors to Countercultures by Harris (Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Northwestern University) Feinsod The Poetry of the Americas From Good Neighbors to Countercultures
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The Poetry of the Americas provides an expansive history of relations between poets in the US and Latin America over three decades, from the Good Neighbor diplomacy of World War II to 1960s Cold War cultural policy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Figuring Korean Futures Children's Literature in Modern Korea by Dafna Zur Figuring Korean Futures Children's Literature in Modern Korea

This book is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. Starting in the 1920s, a narrator-adult voice began to speak directly to a child-reader. This child audience was perceived as unique because of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Conrad's Sensational Heroines Gender and Representation in the Late Fiction of Joseph Conrad by Ellen Burton Harrington Conrad's Sensational Heroines Gender and Representation in the Late Fiction of Joseph Conrad

This volume considers Joseph Conrad's use of multiple genres, including allusions to sensation fiction, pornography, anthropology, and Darwinian science, to respond to Victorian representations of gender in layered and contradictory representations of his own. In his stories and later novels,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature by Joseph (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Tabbi The Bloomsbury Handbook of Electronic Literature
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The digital age has had a profound impact on literary culture, with new technologies opening up opportunities for new forms of literary art from hyperfiction to multi-media poetry and narrative-driven games. Bringing together leading scholars and artists from across the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Body Language Narrating illness and disability by G. Thomas (Hofstra University, NY, USA) Couser Body Language Narrating illness and disability
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As much as we may like to evade them, illness and disability inescapably attend human embodiment - we are all vulnerable subjects. So it might seem natural and inevitable that the most universal, most democratic, form of literature - autobiography...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

After Ireland Irish Literature Since 1945 and the Failed Republic by Declan Kiberd After Ireland Irish Literature Since 1945 and the Failed Republic

A magisterial survey of the ways in which postwar Irish writers have witnessed the frustration of the promise of Irish independence.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist An adventure through faith, love and therapy. by Michael Harding On Tuesdays I'm a Buddhist An adventure through faith, love and therapy.

More observations from Ireland's Number One bestselling memoirist.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

The Late Cantos of Ezra Pound Composition, Revision, Publication by Michael (University of Bayreuth, Germany) Kindellan The Late Cantos of Ezra Pound Composition, Revision, Publication
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Drawing extensively on archival research, The Late Cantos of Ezra Pound critically explores the textual history of Pound's late verse, namely Section: Rock-Drill (1955) and Thrones (1959). Examining unpublished letters, draft manuscripts and other prepublication material, this book addresses the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

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Crime Writing in Interwar Britain Fact and Fiction in the Golden Age by Victoria (University of Leicester) Stewart Crime Writing in Interwar Britain Fact and Fiction in the Golden Age

Considering a range of neglected material, this book provides a richer view of how crime and criminality were understood between the wars.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace Language, Identity, and Resistance by Clare Hayes-Brady The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace Language, Identity, and Resistance

This book examines the writing of David Foster Wallace, hailed as the voice of a generation on his death. Critics have identified horror of solipsism, obsession with sincerity and a corresponding ambivalence regarding postmodern irony, and detailed attention to contemporary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea by Yoon Sun Yang From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea

Yoon Sun Yang argues that the first literary iterations of the Korean individual were female figures in late nineteenth century domestic novels. This study disrupts the canonical account of a non-gendered, linear progress toward modern Korean selfhood and examines translation's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Narrative Transgression A Reconsideration of Metalepsis by Alexandra Effe J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Narrative Transgression A Reconsideration of Metalepsis

This book is about the metanarrative and metafictional elements of J. M. Coetzee's novels. It draws together authorship, readership, ethics, and formal analysis into one overarching argument about how narratives work the boundary between art and life. On the basis...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats by David  Stephen Calonne The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats

The first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, alchemical, shamanistic, mystical and magical traditions in the work of major Beat authors.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

In Collaboration with British Literary Biography Haunting Conversations by Jane McVeigh In Collaboration with British Literary Biography Haunting Conversations

This book is about one person's reading and what has been learnt about how the lives of other people, particularly authors, have been written in British literary biographies over the last fifty years. It understands biography as an ongoing collaboration,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects Imaging Gothic from the Nineteenth Century to the Present by Fred Botting Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects Imaging Gothic from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Explores the intersection of monsters, ghosts, representation and technology in Gothic texts from the nineteenth century to the present. -- .
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Cosmopolitan Parables Trauma and Responsibility in Contemporary Germany by David D. Kim Cosmopolitan Parables Trauma and Responsibility in Contemporary Germany

Explores the global rise of the heavily debated concept of cosmopolitanism from a unique German literary perspective. Kim examines three internationally acclaimed writers of German origin - Hans Christoph Buch, Michael Kruger, and W.G. Sebald - joined by their own...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Conversations with Edwidge Danticat by Maxine Lavon Montgomery Conversations with Edwidge Danticat

Collected interviews ranging from the 2000 publication of this award-winning Haitian-American author's debut work of fiction, Breath, Eyes, Memory, to a personal interview conducted with the volume editor in 2016
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet by Yvonne Reddick Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet

This book is the first book devoted entirely to Hughes as an environmental activist and writer. Drawing on the rapidly-growing interest in poetry and the environment, the book deploys insights from ecopoetics, ecocriticism and Anthropocene studies to analyse how Hughes's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

British Empire and the Literature of Rebellion Revolting Bodies, Laboring Subjects by Sheshalatha Reddy British Empire and the Literature of Rebellion Revolting Bodies, Laboring Subjects

This book examines imperial and nationalist discourses surrounding three contemporaneous and unsuccessful mid-nineteenth-century colonial uprisings against the British Empire: the Sepoy Rebellion (1857) in India, the Morant Bay Rebellion (1865) in Jamaica, and the Fenian Rebellion (1867) in Ireland. In...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/08/2017

Epistolarity and World Literature, 1980-2010 by Rachel Bower Epistolarity and World Literature, 1980-2010

This book examines the striking resurgence of the literary letter at the end of the long twentieth century. It explores how authors returned to epistolary conventions to create dialogue across national, linguistic and cultural borders and repositions a range of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability by Emily B. Stanback The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability

This book argues for the importance of disability to authors of the Wordsworth-Coleridge circle. By examining texts in a variety of genres - ranging from self-experimental medical texts to lyric poetry to metaphysical essays - Stanback demonstrates the extent to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Twentieth-Century Victorian Arthur Conan Doyle and the Strand Magazine, 1891-1930 by Jonathan Cranfield Twentieth-Century Victorian Arthur Conan Doyle and the Strand Magazine, 1891-1930

Tells of the relationship between Arthur Conan Doyle and the Strand Magazine, the aftermath of the success of Sherlock Holmes and the impact of that on both author and publication as they moved into the early twentieth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Music and Language in Modernist Literature Musical Modernism by Katherine O'Callaghan Music and Language in Modernist Literature Musical Modernism

This volume explores the role of music as a source of inspiration and provocation for modernist writers. In its consideration of modernist literature within a broad political, postcolonial, and internationalist context, this book is an important intervention in the growing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

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