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More Than Life Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art by Stephane Symons More Than Life Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art

Traces the philosophical relation between Georg Simmel and his one-time student Walter Benjamin, two of the most influential German thinkers of the twentieth century. Reading Simmel's work alongside Benjamin's concept of Unscheinbarkeit, More Than Life demonstrates that both Simmel and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

More Than Life Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art by Stephane Symons More Than Life Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin on Art

Traces the philosophical relation between Georg Simmel and his one-time student Walter Benjamin, two of the most influential German thinkers of the twentieth century. Reading Simmel's work alongside Benjamin's concept of Unscheinbarkeit, More Than Life demonstrates that both Simmel and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

A Far, Far Better Thing to Do A Lit Lover's Activity Book by Joelle Herr A Far, Far Better Thing to Do A Lit Lover's Activity Book

A must-have for literature lovers and book nerds, A Far, Far Better Thing to Do combines the fun of trivia and puzzle books with the sensibilities of the classics, from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, in 65 clever, creative activities for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Textual Silence Unreadability and the Holocaust by Jessica Lang Textual Silence Unreadability and the Holocaust

There are thousands of books that represent the Holocaust, but can, and should, the act of reading these works convey the events of genocide to those who did not experience it? In Textual Silence, literary scholar Jessica Lang asserts that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

Textual Silence Unreadability and the Holocaust by Jessica Lang Textual Silence Unreadability and the Holocaust

There are thousands of books that represent the Holocaust, but can, and should, the act of reading these works convey the events of genocide to those who did not experience it? In Textual Silence, literary scholar Jessica Lang asserts that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

The New Woman Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory by Emma Heaney The New Woman Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory

Traces the creation of the trans feminine as an allegorical figure from its origins in late nineteenth-century sexological writing to subsequent writings in the fields of psychoanalysis, Modernist fiction, and contemporary Queer Theory. The New Woman examines foundational works in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The New Woman Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory by Emma Heaney The New Woman Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory

Traces the creation of the trans feminine as an allegorical figure from its origins in late nineteenth-century sexological writing to subsequent writings in the fields of psychoanalysis, Modernist fiction, and contemporary Queer Theory. The New Woman examines foundational works in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Mujeres en Transito Viaje, Identidad y Escritura en Sudamerica (1830-1910) by Vanesa Miseres Mujeres en Transito Viaje, Identidad y Escritura en Sudamerica (1830-1910)

Examines in detail the insightful accounts by four prominent female writers who travelled to and from Latin America in the 19th century: the French-Peruvian socialist and activist Flora Tristan (1803-1844), the Argentines Juana Manuela Gorriti (1819-1892) and Eduarda Mansilla (1838-1892),...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

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Reading Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent by Prof. Cedric, M.A., Ph.D. Watts Reading Joseph Conrad The Secret Agent
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Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. This critical and contextual study guide sheds new light on Conrad's topical novel of espionage and terrorism.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Reading Mary Shelley Frankenstein by Essaka Joshua Reading Mary Shelley Frankenstein

Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. A thorough study guide to Mary Shelley's revolutionary novel.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Reading Thomas Hardy Selected Poems by Neil Wenborn Reading Thomas Hardy Selected Poems

This study guide sets Hardy's poetry in the context of his life, times and literary heritage.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Reading Paul Scott The Raj Quartet and Staying on by John Lennard Reading Paul Scott The Raj Quartet and Staying on

A study of Scott's stories of British India.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Reading T S Eliot Prufrock and the Wasteland by Chris Ackerley Reading T S Eliot Prufrock and the Wasteland

A brief study of Eliot's classic poems.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Reading Ted Hughes New Selected Poems by Neil Roberts Reading Ted Hughes New Selected Poems

A brilliant new study of Ted Hughes and the influences on his work.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Reading Charles Dickens Bleak House by Richard Gravil Reading Charles Dickens Bleak House

Reading Charles Dickens: Bleak House is a discussion about one of the supreme achievements in Victorian fiction.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Reading D H Lawrence Selected Short Stories by Andrew Harrison Reading D H Lawrence Selected Short Stories

Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. This book provides a stimulating and carefully structured introduction to Lawrence's short stories.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Reading Henrik Ibsen A Doll's House by Stephen Siddall Reading Henrik Ibsen A Doll's House

Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. A study guide to one of Ibsen's most innovative plays.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

A Green and Pagan Land Myth, Magic and Landscape in British Film and Television by David Huckvale A Green and Pagan Land Myth, Magic and Landscape in British Film and Television

British literature often refers to pagan and classical themes through richly detailed landscapes that suggest more than a mere backdrop of physical features. This volume analyses the evocative language and aesthetics of landscapes in literature, film, television and music, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991 by Lewis Walker Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991

This bibliography will give comprehensive coverage to published commentary in English on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition during the period from 1961-1985. Doctoral dissertations will also be included. Each entry will provide a clear and detailed summary of an item's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature by Clementine Beauvais, Maria Nikolajeva The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature
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This collection takes informed and scholarly readers to the utmost frontier of children s literature criticism, from the intricate worlds of children s poetry, picturebooks and video games to the new theoretical constellations of critical plant studies, non-fiction studies and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Nemo's Almanac A Quiz for Book Lovers by Ian Patterson Nemo's Almanac A Quiz for Book Lovers

You might recognise: 'It was a bright day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.' But what about: 'Time, like an ever-rolling stream' Or even: 'I am soft sift / In an hour-glass-at the wall / Fast, but mined...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Janet Frame in Focus Women Analyze the Works of the New Zealand Writer by Josephine A. McQuail Janet Frame in Focus Women Analyze the Works of the New Zealand Writer

The reputation of Janet Frame, modern New Zealand writer, languishes. This volume will bring more recognition to Frame. Among its well-known contributors are Patricia Moran, Suzette A. Henke and Claire Bazin. The collection truly has a global reach, with professors...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/11/2017

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Funny Thing About Murder Modes of Humor in Crime Fiction and Films by David Geherin Funny Thing About Murder Modes of Humor in Crime Fiction and Films

Focusing on crime fiction, film and television that artfully combine comedy and misdeed, this comprehensive study explores the reasons why writers and filmmakers inject humour into their work and identifies the various comic techniques they use. The author covers both...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/07/2017

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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

The Story Upon a Hill The Puritan Myth in Contemporary American Fiction by Christopher Leise The Story Upon a Hill The Puritan Myth in Contemporary American Fiction

In this provocative and thought-provoking volume, Christopher Leise sheds new light on modern American novelists who question not only the assumption that Puritans founded New England - and, by extension, American identity - but also whether Puritanism ever existed in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Lay of Guingamor A Study by Sara Sturm The Lay of Guingamor A Study

In her study of Marie de France's twelfth century poem, The Lay of Guingamor, Sara Strum examines the work as a hero-quest tale in the vein of Christian morality thus upending previous scholarship about this medieval work.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Marguerite Poetry of Guillaume de Machaut by James I. Wimsatt The Marguerite Poetry of Guillaume de Machaut

James I. Wimsatt edits Guillaume de Machaut's important Dit de la fleur de lis et de la Marguerite; he identifies an acrostic connecting the earlier Dit de la Marguerite and Complainte VI with the crusader Pierre of Cyprus; and he...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Documents of the Spanish Vanguard by Paul Ilie Documents of the Spanish Vanguard

A collection of fifty-seven essays, manifestos, and other prose writings on literature, painting, music, and cinema drawn from various little magazines published in Spain from 1919-1930. This volume, edited by Paul Ilie, is intended to serve as a tool with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Appropriating Theory Angel Rama's Critical Work by Jose Eduardo Gonzalez Appropriating Theory Angel Rama's Critical Work

Angel Rama (1926-1983) is a major figure in Latin American literary and cultural studies. In this book, Jose Eduardo Gonzalez focuses on Rama's response to and appropriation of European critics like Benjamin, Adorno, and Lukacs. Gonzalez argues that Rama realized...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/06/2017

Le Rommant de Guy de Warwik et de Herolt d'Ardenne by D. J. Conlon Le Rommant de Guy de Warwik et de Herolt d'Ardenne

D.J. Conlon examines Guy of Warwick,, a popular thirteenth century Saxon legend adapted into Anglo-French prose in the fourteenth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Le Chastoiement d'un Pere a Son Fils A Critical Edition by Petrus Alphonsi Le Chastoiement d'un Pere a Son Fils A Critical Edition

A critical edition of an adaptation of the Discipline Clericalis, the first western collection of eastern apologues, written between 1105 and 1110 by Petrus Alphonsi. The literary and social impact of this work was profound; we find adaptations of its...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

P.D. James A Companion to the Mystery Fiction by Laurel A. Young P.D. James A Companion to the Mystery Fiction

At 38, British National Health Service employee Phyllis Dorothy James White (1920-2014) reinvented herself as P. D. James, crime novelist. By the time of her death at 94, she had long been known as England's Queen of Crime. Sixteen of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

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