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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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Midsummer Night's Dream (Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing)
Midsummer Night's Dream (Arden Student Skills: 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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A History of the Spanish Novel
A History of the Spanish Novel
by J. A. Garrido Ardila
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The origins of the Spanish novel date back to the early picaresque novels and Don Quixote, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the history of the genre in Spain presents the reader with such iconic works as Galdos's Fortunata and Jacinta... (read more)

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The Wild West of Louis L'Amour: An Illustrated Companion to the Frontier Fiction of an American Icon
The Wild West of Louis L'Amour: An Illustrated Companion to the Frontier Fiction of an American Icon
by Tim Champlin
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Heroes, adventure, history and trouble - discover it all through the eyes and pen of Louis L'Amour. At the time of his death in 1988, all of Louis L'Amour's 100 novels and short-story collections remained in print, a testament to the popularity of a... (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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Theory of the Lyric
Theory of the Lyric
by Jonathan Culler
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What sort of thing is a lyric poem? An intense expression of subjective experience? The fictive speech of a specifiable persona? Examining ancient and modern poems from Sappho to Ashbery, Jonathan Culler reveals the limitations of these two models--the... (read more)

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British Fictions of the Sixties: The Making of the Swinging Decade (Continuum Literary Studies)
British Fictions of 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)

Available April 2016
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Cather Studies, Volume 10: Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century (Cather Studies)
Cather Studies, Volume 10: Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century (Cather Studies)
by Cather Studies
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Just as the explosive growth of digital media has led to ever-expanding narrative possibilities and practices, so these new electronic modes of storytelling have, in their own turn, demanded a rapid and radical rethinking of narrative theory. This timely... (read more)

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The Ecology of Finnegans Wake (Florida James Joyce)
The Ecology of Finnegans Wake (Florida James Joyce)
by Alison Lacivita
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“A remarkable work in three areas: the field of ecocriticism, to which it contributes a huge amount of historical and bibliographic information; the practice of genetic criticism in Joyce studies; and the exploration of ecological interests, themes,... (read more)

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Insular Books: Vernacular Manuscript Miscellanies in Late Medieval Britain (Proceedings of the British Academy)
Insular Books: Vernacular Manuscript Miscellanies in Late Medieval Britain (Proceedings of the British Academy)
by Margaret Connolly
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Medieval miscellanies are multi-text manuscripts, made up of varied contents, often in a mixture of languages. They might be the work of one compiler or several, and might have been put together over a short period of time or over many years (even over... (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)

Available May 2016
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Race and the Literary Encounter: Black Literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett (Blacks in the Diaspora)
Race and the Literary Encounter: Black Literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett (Blacks in the Diaspora)
by Lesley Larkin
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What effect has the black literary imagination attempted to have on, in Toni Morrison's words, "a race of readers that understands itself to be 'universal' or race-free"? How has black literature challenged the notion that reading is a race-neutral act... (read more)

Available November 2015
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Chocolate: The Consuming Passion
Chocolate: The Consuming Passion
by Sandra Boynton
About the Author
Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over forty children’s books and seven general audience books, including four New York Times bestsellers. More than 60 million... (read more)

Available October 2015
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Modernism and Affect: Feeling in Modern Literature and Culture
Modernism and Affect: Feeling in Modern Literature and Culture
by Julie Taylor
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This book addresses an under-researched area of modernist studies, reconsidering modernist attitudes towards feeling in the light of the humanities' turn to affect. The eleven original chapters and chapter-length introduction consider the affective... (read more)

Available June 2015
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In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition
In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition
by John Freccero
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Waking to find himself shipwrecked on a strange shore before a dark wood, the pilgrim of the Divine Comedy realizes he must set his sights higher and guide his ship to a radically different port. Starting on the sand of that very shore with Dante, John... (read more)

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The Work of Literature
The Work of Literature
by Derek Attridge
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What is distinctive about the cultural practice called 'literature'? How does it benefit individuals and society? How do literary works retain their importance and their capacity to give pleasure over decades and centuries? What constitutes responsible... (read more)

Available May 2015
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Designing Fictions: Literature Confronts Advertising
Designing Fictions: Literature Confronts Advertising
by Michael L. Ross
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Advertising, long a controlling force in industrial society, has provoked an important body of imaginative work by English language writers. Michael Ross's Designing Fictions is the first study to investigate this symbiotic relationship on a broad scale.... (read more)

Available May 2015
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Shakespeare's Universality: Here's Fine Revolution (Shakespeare Now!)
Shakespeare's Universality: Here's Fine Revolution (Shakespeare Now!)
by Kiernan Ryan
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Through close readings of a wide range of plays and poems, Kiernan Ryan's compelling polemic sets out to reclaim the idea of Shakespeare's timeless universality from reactionary and radical critics alike. Its argument is driven throughout by the belief... (read more)

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The Intellectual Culture of the English Country House, 1500-1700 (Texts in Culture)
The Intellectual Culture of the English Country House, 1500-1700 (Texts in Culture)
by Stephen Copley
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First published in 1776, Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is much more than just a handbook on the principles of free-market economics; it is a founding text for the organization of Western society in its broadest sense.In order to understand the impact of... (read more)

Available September 2015
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The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
by Jenny Hartley
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What was it like to be Charles Dickens? His letters are the nearest we can get to a Dickens autobiography: vivid close-up snapshots of a life lived at maximum intensity. This is the first selection to be made from the magisterial twelve-volume British... (read more)

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