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Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture #28: Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World

Elaine Freedgood

In Victorian Writing about Risk, Elaine Freedgood explores a wide spectrum of once-popular literature, including works on political economy, sanitary reform, balloon flight, and African exploration. The consolations offered by this geography of risk are... (read more)

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Norman & Charlotte Strouse Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle #2: Sartor Resartus

Thomas Carlyle

"Sartor Resartus is the 'sunniest and most philosophical' of Carlyle's works."—Henry David Thoreau "The way to test how much [Carlyle] has left us all were to consider, or try to consider, for the moment the array of British thought, the resultant... (read more)

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Cinematograph of Words: Literature, Technique & Modernization in Brazil

Flora Sussekind

A study of the relationship between literature , technology and professionalism in Latin American literature.... (read more)

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The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. by William Maekpeace Thackeray. with Illustrations on Wood

William Makepeace Thackeray

1850. With illustrations on wood by the author. Vanity Fair is Thackeray's masterpiece, but he also showed great skill in writing historical fiction with fine attention to period manners and customs and a dispassionate sympathy for his character's... (read more)

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Masculinity Besieged?: Issues of Modernity and Male Subjectivity in Chinese Literature of the Late Twentieth Century

Xueping Zhong

In Masculinity Besieged? Xueping Zhong looks at Chinese literature and films produced during the 1980s to examine male subjectivities in contemporary China. Reading through a feminist psychoanalytic lens, Zhong argues that understanding the nature of... (read more)

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