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The Markurells of Wadköping by Hjalmar Bergman

Translated by Johanna Sandberg and Eric Sandberg
Hjalmar Bergman
ISBN: 9781604979169

This new translation of The Markurells of Wadköping — the first in almost a century — illuminates The Markurells of Wadköping as a superb example of European literary modernism at its most accessible and dazzling. Read More..

Terrence McNally and Fifty Years of American Gay Drama

John Clum
ISBN: 9781604979220

"This book is a must read for everyone interested in American theatre and LGBT studies ... founded by rigorous scholarship and clarity, ... Clum enriches his book by providing extensive historical context that situates McNally's plays in their contemporary social and cultural milieu; at the same time he makes his survey of McNally and contemporary American gay drama seem exceedingly relevant." —Theatre Journal Read More..

The Rimbaud of Leeds:

The Political Character of Tony Harrison’s Poetry
Christine Regan
ISBN: 9781604979275

"Meticulously researched ... an unusually astute and impressively well informed guide to the poetry. ... In the age of Trump and Brexit, there is a certain pathos to seeing this one time member of the ‘white working class’ prove so inclined to side with postcolonial peoples in their struggles with the architects of the post-war order. ... Regan’s work offers many new and valuable insights." —English - Journal of the English Association Read More..

Spatial Imaginaries in Mid-Tang China:

Geography, Cartography, and Literature
Ao Wang
ISBN: 9781604979411

"Ao Wang’s new book, executed with critical insight and poetic sensitivity, encompasses diverse literary forms and lends new nuances to our understanding of mid-Tang literature. Imaginative and inspiring, it is a significant contribution to the study of medieval Chinese literature and cultural history." —Xiaofei Tian, Harvard University Read More..

The Poetics and Politics of Sensuality in China:

The “Fragrant and Bedazzling” Movement (1600-1930)
Xiaorong Li
ISBN: 9781604979527

"Professor Li proves with rigorous, persuasive scholarship that the xiangyan genre was indeed a political exercise with a 600-year lineage. ... her study is diachronic; the poems and attached theories were aggressively articulated in the late Ming, continued through the Qing—despite charges of indecency—and taken up with zeal in the Republican era. ... she also firmly and solidly, with elegant argument and resourceful use of paratextual material, proves that poets, anthologists, editors, and essayists not only believed in the power of the sensual, but also advocated the authority of the sensual." —China Review International Read More..

Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature:

Intertextuality in The Story of the Stone
I-Hsien Wu
ISBN: 9781604979770

"This well-organized study offers a provocative and authoritative reading of The Story of the Stone with a focus on intertextuality ... Wu explicitly engages with some recent trends in Western literary criticism, while at the same time drawing extensively on textual scholarship on The Story of the Stone and the socio-literary environment out of which it emerged. This book will be welcomed by Chinese literature scholars interested in innovative approaches to familiar texts.” —Carlos Rojas, Duke University Read More..

The Experimental Fiction of Murray Bail

Michael Ackland
ISBN: 9781604978100

"As Ackland leads us through Bail's formative experience and the fiction born out of those experiences, we witness the development of a major Australian talent ... Bail was long overdue for an extended study. The Experimental Fiction of Murray Bail has addressed that need with a thorough overview of this major Australian artist ... in The Experimental Fiction of Murray Bail, readers have a sound guide to the Bail oeuvre, one that should aid in reading or rereading. - JASAL Read More..

Christina Stead and the Socialist Heritage

Michael Ackland
ISBN: 9781604979336

Christina Stead was acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterizations. She enjoyed an international reputation in the 1930s and beyond, then went out of favor as a communist-affiliated writer, until she was rediscovered by feminist critics. In this book, Michael Ackland illuminates how the single most important influence on Stead’s life, socialism, has been seriously neglected in studies of her life and work. 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..

Narrating the Prison:

Role and Representation in Charles Dickens' Novels, Twentieth-Century Fiction, and Film
Jan Alber
ISBN: 9781934043608

"Almost formalistic in its exhaustive analysis...Alber carefully examines the experience of imprisonment as these narratives present it to those who have not been incarcerated. Recommended." - CHOICE Read More..

 

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