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Pastoral (New Critical Idiom)
Pastoral (New Critical Idiom)
by Terry Gifford
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Is the pastoral dead? Gifford adds fuel to the fiery debate in this lively examination of contemporary and classical nature writing. He begins by clarifying the different uses of "pastoral" and tracing the history of the genre from its classical origins... (read more)

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Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World
Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World
by David Denby
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THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER At the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical masterpieces -- the "great books"... (read more)

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British Literature 1640-1789: An Anthology
British Literature 1640-1789: An Anthology
by Robert Demaria
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British Literature 1640-1789: An Anthology covers the period between the British Civil War and the French Revolution. It includes the works of a great many authors and provides an invitingly wide variety of genres, forms, opinions, viewpoints, and styles.... (read more)

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The End of Harry Potter?
The End of Harry Potter?
by David Langford
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An "Unauthorized" Guide to the Mysteries That... (read more)

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A Sense of Wonder
A Sense of Wonder
by Jeffrey A Tucker
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In-depth study places a major American writer in the African-American tradition.... (read more)

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John Dryden: A Tercentenary Miscellany
John Dryden: A Tercentenary Miscellany
by Susan Green
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Essays on the most important poet of the seventeenth century by ten experts on Dryden's prose, poems, and plays, including James A. Winn, Phillip Harth, and Alan Roper. Individually, these pieces help us to rethink Dryden's encounter with the full range... (read more)

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Blake, Kierkegaard, & the Spectre of Dialectic
Blake, Kierkegaard, & the Spectre of Dialectic
by Lorraine Clark
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This study traces affinities between the late prophetic poems of William Blake and the work of the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. Both feature concepts (the Spectre fought by Blake's poet-prophet Los, and Kierkegaard's idea of "dread") embodying a spirit... (read more)

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Greek Classics (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Greek Classics (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human... (read more)

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Mutual Impressions: Writers from the Americas Reading One Another
Mutual Impressions: Writers from the Americas Reading One Another
by Ilan Stavans
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It is commonly assumed that the United States and Latin America, culturally so different, move artistically to very different rhythms. Also common is the assumption that, with rare exception, the literary figures on one side of the global North/South... (read more)

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Inside Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel
Inside Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel
by Dan Burstein
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Set against the backdrop of beautiful Baroque Rome, Inside Angels and Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the International Bestseller takes you inside the Vatican to see how the process of conclave and papal selection really works. Readers explore the... (read more)

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The Good Earth (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
The Good Earth (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Stephen Veo Huntley
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on The Good Earth explores author Pearl S. Bucks insight into the lives of the Chinese people, particularly the peasant... (read more)

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The Language of Silence: West German Literature and the Holocaust
The Language of Silence: West German Literature and the Holocaust
by Ernestine Schlant
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Focussing on individual authors from Heinrich Boll to G3~nther Grass, Hermann Lenz to Peter Schneider, "The Language of Silence" offers an analysis of West German literature as it tries to come to terms with the Holocaust and its impact on postwar West... (read more)

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Swift's Parody (Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature & Thought)
Swift's Parody (Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature & Thought)
by Robert Phiddian
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Jonathan Swift"s prose has been discussed extensively as satire, but its major structural element, parody, has not received the attention it deserves. Focusing mainly on works before 1714, and especially on A Tale of a Tub, this study explores Swift"s... (read more)

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Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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PREFACE. I FEEL that the printing of my lectures brings with it a certain difficulty. Lectures intended to be read within the Museum, with a continual reference, implied and often expressed, to the place, the objects gathered within it and their... (read more)

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Hamlet's Mother & Other Women
Hamlet's Mother & Other Women
by Carolyn G Heilbrun
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In the three decades since her revolutionary and seminal article "The Character of Hamlet's Mother," Carolyn Heilbrun has been a prophet in the field of women and literature, gender and culture. This collection of graceful and uncompromising essays... (read more)

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An Anthology of Elizabethan prose fiction
An Anthology of Elizabethan prose fiction
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This anthology contains five of the most important short works of Elizabethan prose fiction: George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F.J., John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit, Robert Greene's Pandosto: The Triumph of Time, Thomas Nashe's The... (read more)

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Pushkin's Button
Pushkin's Button
by Serena Vitale
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Pushkin's Button is an astonishing tour de force, a riveting narrative about the four months of Pushkin's life leading up to his death on January 27, 1837. At the same time, the book is an astute, original assessment of Pushkin's literary and national... (read more)

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Jeanette Winterson: The Essential Guide to Contemporary Literature (Vintage Living Texts)
Jeanette Winterson: The Essential Guide to Contemporary Literature (Vintage Living Texts)
by Margaret Reynolds
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In "Vintage Living Texts", teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Jeanette Winterson. It is unique in that it offers an in-depth interview with Jeanette Winterson, relating specifically to the texts under discussion.... (read more)

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Poems That Live Forever
Poems That Live Forever
by Hazel Felleman
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The Same River Twice
The Same River Twice
by Alice Walker
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The Same River Twice is an exciting collection of work based on Alice Walker's groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple. It includes the never-used screenplay Walker wrote, never-before-seen diary entries and letters, as well as new... (read more)

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