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Literary Criticism


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Jane Austen's Names: Riddles, Persons, Places
Jane Austen's Names: Riddles, Persons, Places
by Margaret Doody
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In Jane Austenand#8217;s works, a name is never just a name. In fact, the names Austen gives her characters and places are as rich in subtle meaning as her prose itself. Wiltshire, for example, the home county of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey, is... (read more)

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Sanctity as Literature in Late Medieval Britain (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture Mup)
Sanctity as Literature in Late Medieval Britain (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture Mup)
by Contzen Eva Von
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Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain explores how sanctity and questions of literariness are intertwined across a range of medieval genres. 'Sanctity' as a theme and concept that permeated medieval writings figures as a prominent indicator of... (read more)

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The Literary Haunted House: Lovecraft, Matheson, King and the Horror in Between
The Literary Haunted House: Lovecraft, Matheson, King and the Horror in Between
by Rebecca Janicker.
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Janicker presents students, academics, and general-interest readers with a critical investigation of the haunted house as a motif unifying setting and theme from its beginnings in early English Gothic novels to it... (read more)

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Desire in the Canterbury Tales (Interventions: New Studies Medieval Cult)
Desire in the Canterbury Tales (Interventions: New Studies Medieval Cult)
by Elizabeth Scala
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Chaucers Canterbury Tales is a discourse of desire. Beyond the many pilgrims stories taking desire as their topic, Elizabeth Scala argues that desire operates in structurally significant ways found in the signifying chains that link the tales to each... (read more)

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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph #96: One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China
Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph #96: One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China
by Anna M. Shields
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The friendships of writers of the mid-Tang era (780s-820s)--between literary giants like Bai Juyi and Yuan Zhen, Han Yu and Meng Jiao, Liu Zongyuan and Liu Yuxi--became famous through the many texts they wrote to and about one another. What inspired mid... (read more)

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Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film
Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film
by Andreas Huyssen
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Europe's modernizing metropolises offered a sensory experience unlike anything that had come before. Cities became laboratories bubbling with aesthetic experimentation in old and new media, and from... (read more)

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Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism (Lit Z Fup)
Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism (Lit Z Fup)
by Sara Guyer
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Reading with John Clare argues that at the heart of contemporary biopolitical thinking is an insistent repression of poetry. By returning to the moment at which biopolitics is said to emerge simultaneously with romanticism, this project renews our... (read more)

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The Animal Part: Human and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination
The Animal Part: Human and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination
by Mark Payne
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How can literary imagination help us engage with the lives of other animals? The question represents one of the liveliest areas of inquiry in the humanities, and Mark Payne seeks to answer it by exploring the relationship between human beings and other... (read more)

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Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love (Idiom Inventing Writing Theory Fup)
Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love (Idiom Inventing Writing Theory Fup)
by Michal Ben-naftali
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A unique feminist approach to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, Chronicle of Separation is a disparate yet beautifully interwoven series of distinct readings, genres, and themes, offering a powerful reflection of love in-and as-deconstruction. Looking... (read more)

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The P.G. Wodehouse Miscellany (Literary Miscellany)
The P.G. Wodehouse Miscellany (Literary Miscellany)
by N. T. P. Murphy
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Explores the life and works of Wodehouse, and examines how his wonderful creations were based on real places and peopleP. G. Wodehouse saw his first article published when still at school, and he went on to become a leading humor writer of 20th... (read more)

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Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community
Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community
by Ellen Spolsky
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Saving Fiction invites readers to consider the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts. The goal is to use current cognitive research together with attention to the historical contexts of works of imagination to argue... (read more)

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Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library #37: Allegories of the "Iliad"
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library #37: Allegories of the "Iliad"
by John Tzetzes
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In the early 1140s, the Bavarian princess Bertha von Sulzbach arrived in Constantinople to marry the Byzantine emperor Manuel Komnenos. Wanting to learn more about her new homeland, the future empress Eirene commissioned the grammarian Ioannes Tzetzes to... (read more)

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Would They Lie to You?: How to Spin Friends and Manipulate People
Would They Lie to You?: How to Spin Friends and Manipulate People
by Robert Hutton
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A very funny and piercing dissection of the words, phrases, lies, and fibs we hear every day How do you apologize when you're not sorry? Where can you make a fortune out of pretending to know the future? What's the best way to steal... (read more)

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English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450
English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450
by Annie Sutherland
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English Psalms in the Middle Ages, 1300-1450 explores vernacular translation, adaptation, and paraphrase of the biblical psalms. Focussing on a wide and varied body of texts, it examines translations of the complete psalter as well as renditions of... (read more)

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Women in Roman Republican Drama (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
Women in Roman Republican Drama (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
by Dorota Dutsch
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Latin plays were written for audiences whose gender perspectives and expectations were shaped by life in Rome, and the crowds watching the plays included both female citizens and female slaves. Relationships between men and women, ideas of masculinity... (read more)

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Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction (Idiom Inventing Writing Theory Fup)
Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction (Idiom Inventing Writing Theory Fup)
by Daniel (edt) Hoffman-schwartz
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What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? In historical terms, the particular question of flirtation has tended to be obscured by that of seduction, which has understandably been a major preoccupation for twentieth-century thought and... (read more)

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Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe
Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe
by Barry Mccrea
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This book argues that the sudden decline of old rural vernaculars – such as French patois, Italian dialects, and the Irish language – caused these languages to become the objects of powerful longings and projections that were formative of... (read more)

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J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013
J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013
by Philip W. Errington
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This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing... (read more)

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Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist
Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist
by Jay A. Gertzman
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andldquo;The first deeply researched and sustained biographical treatment of a man who has become recognized as a significant figure in American publishing, transatlantic modernism, and the development of obscenity law. Gertzmanandrsquo;s wide-ranging... (read more)

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Shakespeare in London
Shakespeare in London
by Hannah Crawforth
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Shakespeare in London offers a lively and engaging new reading of some of Shakespeare's major work, informed by close attention to the language of his drama. The focus of the book is on Shakespeare's London, how it influenced his drama and how he... (read more)

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