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Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

David Goodway

From William Morris to Oscar Wilde and George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. In this detailed study, David Goodway seeks to recover and revitalize that indigenous... (read more)

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Short Story Criticism #203: Short Story Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers

Lawrence J. Trudeau (edt)

Short Story Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned short fiction writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre... (read more)

Comics and Graphic Novels
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Little Book of Superheroes (Little Book of)

Michael Heatley

Superheroes - fictional characters fighting evil with superhuman powers, gadgets, and way-out weapons - have fascinated us ever since Superman first donned his cape and tights back in 1938. The Little Book of Super Heroes charts the growth of the genre... (read more)

Poetry Criticism
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Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems

Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia is a top-notch analyst, and she'll introduce you to poems, poets, and ideas for how to see the written word in new and exciting ways.... (read more)

Literary and Cultural Studies
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The Crisis of Criticism

Maurice Berger

Almost more than artists, art critics today form an elite class that legislates cultural tastes. The Crisis of Criticism is a collection of brilliantly argued, provocative essays that address the problematic nature of the critic’s authority and... (read more)

Literary Reference
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The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature

Michael Cox

What were people reading about as Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? How did the events around the industrial revolution influence the literary output of British writers and thinkers? What are we reading now and how does it differ... (read more)

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