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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature #66: The First English Bible: The Text and Context of the Wycliffite Versions

Mary Dove

The Bible was translated into English for the first time in the late 1300s by John Wyclif and his supporters. In the first study of the Wycliffite Bible for nearly a century, Mary Dove explains why people wanted an English translation, why many clergy... (read more)

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Short Story Criticism #199: Short Story Criticism: 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)

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Classic Era of American Comics

Nicky Wright

The classic era takes us from the 1930s to the 1950s and the decline that set in with the self-censorship imposed on the publishers by Congress and the churches. This tells the story of the publishers, the artists and the industry--its successes and its... (read more)

Poetry Criticism
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Close Calls with Nonsense: Reading New Poetry

Stephen Burt

Essays and critical writings on contemporary poetry by Stephen Burt, “the finest critic of his generation” (Lucie Brock-Broido) Stephen Burts Close Calls with Nonsense provokes readers into the elliptical worlds of Rae Armantrout, Paul... (read more)

Literary Reference
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The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

Ross C. Murfin

Engaging, authoritative, and affordably priced, The Bedford Glossary is a comprehensive reference that clearly and accessibly defines hundreds of important literary and critical terms from classical times to the present, making them real and relevant to... (read more)

Literary and Cultural Studies
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Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays

Frederick Crews

Frederick Crews has always considered himself a skeptic. Forty years ago he thought he had found a tradition of thought -- Freudian psychoanalytic theory -- that had skepticism built into it. He gradually realized, however, that true skepticism is an... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, Set

Eugene Benson

Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the... (read more)

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