The discovery of Thomas Traherne's lost manuscripts at the beginning of the twentieth century aroused an intense interest among poetry lovers and scholars of seventeenth-century literature, which has continued to this day. Praised by CHOICE for being "an accessible study," this is the first book-length study to concentrate on the multiple roles played by Felicity in Traherne's canon, including his far-reaching repudiation of the materialist ideas of Thomas Hobbes.
Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was the most influential, challenging, and provocative pacifist of his generation. In this first study of Tolstoy’s pacifism, Colm McKeogh unravels the complexities of Tolstoy’s writings on Christianity and political violence. This work serves scholars of political science by bringing together relevant extracts from Tolstoy’s writings and providing a succinct treatment of the core political issues.
Reconstructing Identity and Truth
Through a postcolonial lens, this study negotiates travel and encounter narratives that imagine and re-imagine New Mexico during one of its most dynamic shifts in identity: from the mid-19th century (when the United States conquered Mexico and made New Mexico a U.S. territory) to the mid-20th century when the Native American literary renaissance began). Issues of identity (transformed by the New Mexico landscape) and race, religion and culture (through the lens of colonialism) are illuminated and clearly explained .
Histories of Violence in Magical Realist Fiction
"Arva’s knowledge is extensive and comprehensive … Arva introduces innovative concepts of his own while remaining faithful to their original literary, cultural and critical sources.” – Transnational Literature