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The Novel: A Biography
The Novel: A Biography
by Michael Schmidt
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The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Encompassing a range of genres, it is geographically and culturally boundless and influenced by great novelists working in other languages. Michael Schmidt, choosing as his... (read more)

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Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750
Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750
by Christopher F. Loar
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Political Magic examines early modern British fictions of exploration and colonialism, arguing that narratives of intercultural contact reimagine ideas of sovereignty and popular power. These fictions reveal aspects of political thought in this period... (read more)

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Ethos and Narrative Interpretation: The Negotiation of Values in Fiction (Frontiers of Narrative)
Ethos and Narrative Interpretation: The Negotiation of Values in Fiction (Frontiers of Narrative)
by Liesbeth Korthals Altes
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Ethos and Narrative Interpretation examines the fruitfulness of the concept of ethos for the theory and analysis of literary narrative. The notion of ethos refers to the broadly persuasive effects of the image one may have of a speakers psychology, world... (read more)

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Myths of Love: Echoes of Ancient Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination
Myths of Love: Echoes of Ancient Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination
by Ruth K. Westheimer
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Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Americas favorite sex therapist, analyzes ancient myth and its relevance to 21st century relationships in her new book “Myths of Love: Echoes of Greek and Roman Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination.” From... (read more)

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Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time
Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time
by Garry Wills
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Shakespeares plays abound with kings and leaders who crave a public stage and seize every opportunity to make their lives a performance: Antony, Cleopatra, Richard III, Othello, and many others. Such self-dramatizing characters appear in the work of... (read more)

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The Reader as Peeping Tom: Nonreciprocal Gazing in Narrative Fiction and Film (Theory Interpretation Narrativ)
The Reader as Peeping Tom: Nonreciprocal Gazing in Narrative Fiction and Film (Theory Interpretation Narrativ)
by Jeremy Hawthorn
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When we read a novel or watch a film, we become Peeping Toms. Spying on fictional characters, we can enjoy observing their private lives and most intimate secrets while safe in the knowledge that they are totally unaware of us. The Reader as Peeping Tom:... (read more)

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Understanding Truman Capote (Understanding Contemporary American Literature)
Understanding Truman Capote (Understanding Contemporary American Literature)
by Thomas Fahy
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Truman Capote--along with his most famous works In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's--continues to have a powerful hold over the American popular imagination. His glamorous lifestyle, which included hobnobbing with the rich and famous and frequenting... (read more)

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Tin House: Volume 15, Number 4
Tin House: Volume 15, Number 4
by Holly Macarthur
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This issue of Tin House brings you all the thrilling, introspective, artful moments you've come to expect from this award-winning literary journal. Its pages are filled with deftly written prose and poetry that will keep you in your seat for hours at a... (read more)

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Seamus Heaney's Regions
Seamus Heaney's Regions
by Richard Rankin Russell
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Regional voices from England, Ireland, and Scotland inspired Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel prize-winner, to become a poet, and his home region of Northern Ireland provided the subject matter for much of his poetry. In his work, Heaney explored, recorded,... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #521: Heroicus. Gymnasticus. Discourses 1 and 2
Loeb Classical Library #521: Heroicus. Gymnasticus. Discourses 1 and 2
by Philostratus
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In the writings of Philostratus (ca. 170-ca. 250 CE), the renaissance of Greek literature in the second century CE reached its height. His Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Lives of the Sophists, and Imagines reconceive in different ways Greek religion... (read more)

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Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway (Fordham Series in Medieval Studies)
Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway (Fordham Series in Medieval Studies)
by Martin Chase
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Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond shines light on traditional divisions of Old Norse-Icelandic poetry and awakens the reader to work that blurs these boundaries. Many of the texts and topics taken up in these enlightening essays have been difficult to... (read more)

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America's Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U.S. Culture
America's Darwin: Darwinian Theory and U.S. Culture
by Tina (edt) Gianquitto
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While much has been written about the impact of Darwin’s theories on U.S. culture, and countless scholarly collections have been devoted to the science of evolution, few have addressed the specific details of Darwin’s theories as a cultural... (read more)

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Theory Aside
Theory Aside
by Jason (edt) Potts
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Where can theory go now? Where other voices concern themselves with theory's life or death, the contributors to Theory Aside take up another possibility: that our theoretical prospects are better served worrying less about "what’s next?"... (read more)

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Yale French Studies #126: Time for Baudelaire (Poetry, Theory, History)
Yale French Studies #126: Time for Baudelaire (Poetry, Theory, History)
by E. S. (edt) Burt
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Time for Baudelaire suggests its time that Yale French Studies devote an issue to the poet who more than any other inaugurated the unfinished epoch of modernity. It also urges that we take or make time for thinking about the specific ways in which poetry&... (read more)

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Othello: The State of Play (Arden Shakespeare)
Othello: The State of Play (Arden Shakespeare)
by Lena Orlin
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A landmark collection of essays from leading international scholars offering a variety of perspectives on Othello. In recent years, work on Othello has engaged every scholarly interest: textual studies, historicism, feminism, gender and sexuality studies,... (read more)

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Twelfth Night: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills)
Twelfth Night: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills)
by Fran Dolan
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Frances E. Dolan examines the puzzling pronouns and puns, the love poetry, mischief, and disguises of Twelfth Night, exploring its themes of grief, obsessive love, social climbing and gender identity, and helping you towards your own close-readings.... (read more)

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Othello: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills)
Othello: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills)
by Laurie Maguire
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In this volume on Othello, Laurie Maguire examines the use and misuse of language, the plays textual and performance histories and how critics and directors have responded to the language of sexual jealousy.... (read more)

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The Lost Frontier: Reading Annie Proulx's Wyoming Stories
The Lost Frontier: Reading Annie Proulx's Wyoming Stories
by Mark Asquith
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The success of The Shipping News and the film of Brokeback Mountain brought Proulx international recognition, but their success merely confirms what literary critics have known for some time: Proulx is one of the most provocative and stylistically... (read more)

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Ted Hughes, Class and Violence (Continuum Literary Studies)
Ted Hughes, Class and Violence (Continuum Literary Studies)
by Paul Bentley
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Ted Hughes is now widely regarded as a major figure in twentieth-century poetry. Critical literature has often characterized him primarily as a mythologizer of nature but the impact of Hughes's class background on his poems has received relatively little... (read more)

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Gesturing Toward Reality: David Foster Wallace and Philosophy
Gesturing Toward Reality: David Foster Wallace and Philosophy
by Robert K. Bolger
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Asked in 2006 about the philosophical nature of his fiction, the late American writer David Foster Wallace replied, "If some people read my fiction and see it as fundamentally about philosophical ideas, what it probably means is that these are... (read more)

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