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Hellenic Studies #62: Divine Yet Human Epics: Reflections of Poetic Rulers from Ancient Greece and India
Hellenic Studies #62: Divine Yet Human Epics: Reflections of Poetic Rulers from Ancient Greece and India
by Shubha Pathak
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The central character of Divine Yet Human Epics is the developing conception of epic itself. Its story unfolds as the ancient Greek idea of epic originates with Pindar and Herodotus on the basis of the Iliad and Odyssey. While this notion eventually... (read more)

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The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser (Oxford Handbooks)
The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser (Oxford Handbooks)
by Richard A. Mccabe
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Written by a team of international experts, the forty-two essays in The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser examine the entire canon of Spenser's work and the social and intellectual environments in which it was produced, providing new readings of the... (read more)

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New Directions in German Studies #4: Vienna's Dreams of Europe: Culture and Identity Beyond the Nation-State
New Directions in German Studies #4: Vienna's Dreams of Europe: Culture and Identity Beyond the Nation-State
by Katherine Arens
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Vienna's Dreams of Europe argues, via a sweeping literary and intellectual history, for a convincing counter-narrative to the prevailing story of Austria's place in Europe since the Enlightenment. For a millennium, Austrian writers have used images of... (read more)

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How to Read Adorno and Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment (How to Read Theory)
How to Read Adorno and Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment (How to Read Theory)
by Nicholas R. Lawrence
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Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment is a formative text in the canon of critical theory, and a classic of twentieth-century thought. Nick Lawrence's excellent guide aids students in their study of this central work. We now take... (read more)

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Midsummer Night's Dream: Language and Writing
Midsummer Night's Dream: Language and Writing
by Heidi Brayman Hackel
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The Language and Writing series offers a new type of study aid which combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the critical and writing skills students need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare's texts. The books' core... (read more)

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Scott, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy: Great Shakespeareans: Volume V (Great Shakespeareans)
Scott, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy: Great Shakespeareans: Volume V (Great Shakespeareans)
by Adrian Poole
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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.  In this volume, leading scholars... (read more)

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Starting Shakespeare
Starting Shakespeare
by Esme Miskimmin
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Where do we start when studying Shakespeare? With the man himself? Or with historical context? With language? Or plot? Starting Shakespeare is a lively, approachable guide to studying Shakespeare, that enables students to make a 'start' on Shakespeare's... (read more)

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Russian Irrationalism from Pushkin to Brodsky: Seven Essays in Literature and Thought
Russian Irrationalism from Pushkin to Brodsky: Seven Essays in Literature and Thought
by Olga Tabachnikova
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Russia, once compared to a giant sphinx, is often considered in the Anglophone world an alien culture, often threatening, and always enigmatic. Although recognisably European, Russian culture also has Oriental and mystical features, including the... (read more)

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British Fiction in the Sixties: The Making of the Swinging Decade (Continuum Literary Studies)
British Fiction in the Sixties: The Making of the Swinging Decade (Continuum Literary Studies)
by Sebastian Groes
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From television documentaries and a steady output of critical works to retrospective art exhibitions and Austin Powers, the Sixties continues to fascinate us today. British Fiction in the Sixties focuses on the major socio-political changes that marked... (read more)

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Translating Apollinaire
Translating Apollinaire
by Clive Scott
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Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918) is arguably the most significant French poet of World War I and of the years immediately preceding it. This book delves into Apollinaires poetry and poetics as a way to explore the challenges and invitations it... (read more)

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Hamlet: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing)
Hamlet: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing)
by Dympna Callaghan
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This lively and informative guide reveals Hamlet as marking a turning point in Shakespeare's use of language and dramatic form as well as addressing the key problem at the play's core: Hamlet's inaction. It also looks at recent critical approaches to the... (read more)

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The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe I: Selling Enlightenment
The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe I: Selling Enlightenment
by Mark Curran
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This volume is a ground-breaking contribution to enlightenment studies and the international and cross-cultural history of print. The result of a four year research project the volume traces the output and dissemination of books and how reading tastes... (read more)

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Transforming the Teaching of Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Transforming the Teaching of Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company
by Joe Winston
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In 2006 the Royal Shakespeare Company began its mission to transform the teaching of Shakespeare in schools. This has been a unique initiative from a major cultural organisation for several reasons: - Education has been placed at the heart and not at the... (read more)

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Tristan and Isolde: Medieval Illustrations of the Verse Romances
Tristan and Isolde: Medieval Illustrations of the Verse Romances
by S. C. Van D'elden
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The story of Tristan and Isolde was one of the most popular in the Middle Ages. Resonances of it appear in other narratives, in poetry, and especially in art in the form of wall paintings, wall hangings, tapestries, bed coverings, tablecloths, and other... (read more)

Available October 2014
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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare (Oxford Handbooks)
The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare (Oxford Handbooks)
by Arthur F. Kinney
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Situated within the Oxford Handbooks to Literature series, the group of Oxford Handbooks to Shakespeare are designed to record past and present investigations and renewed and revised judgments by both familiar and younger Shakespearean specialists. Each... (read more)

Available September 2014
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Critical Practice: Theorists and Creativity (Wish List)
Critical Practice: Theorists and Creativity (Wish List)
by Martin Mcquillan
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What is the relationship between theory and practice in the creative arts today? In this book, Martin McQuillan offers a critical interrogation of the idea of practice-led research. He goes beyond the recent vocabulary of research management to consider... (read more)

Available January 2015
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Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath
Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath
by Julia Gordon-bramer
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It has never been a secret that Sylvia Plath and her husband Ted Hughes dabbled in the occult and mysticism. Plath wrote of tarot cards, Ouija boards, astrology, crystal gazing, and much more. Hughes work has been widely explored in this light, yet in... (read more)

Available September 2014
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Shakespeare's Universality (Shakespeare Now!)
Shakespeare's Universality (Shakespeare Now!)
by Keirnan Ryan
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Through arresting new readings of key comedies, histories and tragedies this book sets out to reclaim the idea of Shakespeares timeless universality from reactionary and radical critics alike and reveal its revolutionary potential in the modern world... (read more)

Available February 2015
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Byline, Richard Wright: Articles from the Daily Worker and New Masses
Byline, Richard Wright: Articles from the Daily Worker and New Masses
by Earle V. Bryant
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A writer perhaps best known for the revolutionary works Black Boy and Native Son, Richard Wright also worked as a journalist during one of the most explosive periods of the 20th century. From 1937 to 1938, Wright turned out more than two hundred... (read more)

Available October 2014
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Politics and Political Culture in the Court Masque (Early Modern Literature in History)
Politics and Political Culture in the Court Masque (Early Modern Literature in History)
by James Knowles
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Politics and Political Culture in the Court Masque treats the Jacobean masque as engaged with a broad range of ideas, issues and texts from other political arenas rather than as an exclusive tool of monarchy and court culture. Building on James I's own... (read more)

Available October 17, 2014
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