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W. H. Auden's Poetry:

Mythos, Theory, and Practice
R. Victoria Arana
ISBN: 9781604975956

“This book succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks of literary criticism. It demonstrates how deeply Auden’s style and diction are essential bearers of complex meanings, and it does so in a lucid and exciting way. It marks a major advance in Auden studies and its insights will serve the needs of readers at all levels of experience.” — Professor Edward Mendelson, Columbia University Read More..

The Pilgrim Soul:

Being Russian in Israel
Elana Gomel
ISBN: 9781604975987

Written by Elana Gomel, senior lecturer at Tel-Aviv University, this is an original and exciting investigation of the Russian community in Israel. It analyzes the narratives through which Russian Jewry defines itself and connects them to the legacy of Soviet history. Read More..

Maria Graham:

A Literary Biography
Regina Akel
ISBN: 9781604975970

Praised by the Times Higher Education , this first literary biography of the well-known travel writer, Maria Graham, reconstructs her literary image employing significant passages from all her work. It illuminates a groundbreaking female intellectual who captured for her readers the ancient culture of India as deftly as she represented bandits in Italy and South America. Read More..

Reading Literature After Deconstruction

Robert Lumsden
ISBN: 9781604975260

"This book is a valuable resource, particularly for students and teachers of poetry, but also for those with an interest in the place of theory in literary studies. Rarely ever is theory illustrated so clearly in practice. The author’s passion for poetry, and its place on university curricula, is laudable, and a voice currently much needed among professional academics." - Transnational Literature Read More..

Death in the Works of Galway Kinnell

Katarzyna Malecka
ISBN: 9781604975727

Hailed as one of the most powerful and moving poets of his generation, Galway Kinnell has been commended by critics who often pair his name with such famous predecessors as Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Robert Frost, W. B. Yeats, Rainer Maria Rilke, T. S. Eliot, and Theodore Roethke. This innovative book makes a significant contribution to scholarship on Galway Kinnell. Read More..

Sir William Davenant, the Court Masque, and the English Seventeenth Century Scenic Stage, c1605 –c1700

Dawn Lewcock
ISBN: 9781604975789

This is new work which uses dramaturgical and scenographical analysis of selected plays and masques, against known theatrical history, to discover how the staging of painted settings was organised from c1605 to c1700. This kind of investigation into the links between masque staging and the staging of plays has not been done in quite this manner before. Read More..

Drama and the Postmodern:

Assessing the Limits of Metatheatre
Daniel K. Jernigan
ISBN: 9781604975420

This collection of essays is impressive in its breadth, ranging over English, Irish, American, and Continental dramatists. Many of the plays given extended treatment are frequently anthologized and/or taught. Read More..

Brian Castro's Fiction:

The Seductive Play of Language
Bernadette Brennan
ISBN: 9781604975642

Brian Castro’s fiction is becoming increasingly recognized for its brilliance around the world. In this first critical study of Brian Castro’s work, Bernadette Brennan offers original and creative readings of Castro’s eight published novels. Read More..

Existentialism, Film Noir, and Hard-Boiled Fiction

Stephen Faison
ISBN: 9781604975734

Faison effectively challenges the frequent assertion that the intellectual and creative sources of film noir are to be found in European thinkers and movements, and establishes film noir, like hard-boiled fiction, as a uniquely American phenomenon. Read More..

Chinese in Australian Fiction, 1888–1988

Ouyang Yu
ISBN: 9781604975161

This is an important book that illustrates how the “Other” is represented and will be a valuable book for those in Australian studies, Asian studies, and literary studies. Read More..

 

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