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The Nonsense Club: Literature and Popular Culture, 1749-1764

Lance Bertelsen

The Nonsense Club was a group of five friends and writers--Charles Churchill, Bonnell Thornton, George Colman, William Cowper, and Robert Lloyd--who wrote and edited numerous periodicals, produced a distinctive and often brilliant satirical poetry... (read more)

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Intellectuals & the Masses

John Carey

Professor Carey's frontal assault on the principles and practices of literary modernism caused an immediate critical storm, establishing itself as a key text for all future discussion of the subject.... (read more)

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Love in Bloomsbury

Frances Partridge

The Bloomsbury Group was as well known for its love affairs as for the work that was produced by its members. Of all the romantic entanglements, the love quadrangle between Frances Partridge, her husband Ralph Partridge, his first wife, Dora, and Lytton... (read more)

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Irish Literature Since 1990

Scott Brewster

This is a distinctive book that examines the diversity and energy of writing in a period marked by the unparalleled global prominence of Irish culture. This collection provides a wide-ranging survey of fiction, poetry and drama over the last two decades,... (read more)

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Image in Outline: Reading Lou Andreas-Salom (New Directions in German Studies)

Gisela Brinker Gabler

Image in Outline introduces the reader to Lou Andreas-Salomé's significant engagement with modern thought. Through detailed explorations o fsome of her major texts, Brinker-Gabler examines Andreas-Salomé's contributions to... (read more)

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German Expressionism and the Messianism of a Generation.

Lisa Marie Anderson

This book reads messianic expectation as the defining characteristic of German culture in the first decades of the twentieth century. It has long been accepted that the Expressionist movement in Germany was infused with a thoroughly messianic strain... (read more)

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The Paris Review Interviews, Volume II

The Paris Review and Philip Gourevitch

Since The Paris Review was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations with the greatest writers of our age, vivid self-portraits that are themselves works of finely crafted literature. From William Faulkner's determination that a great... (read more)

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