Literature History & Criticism

    Charles Dickens: Faith, Angels and the Poor

    By Keith Hooper

    Paperback £8.45

    The faith of Charles Dickens, the most influential and popular author of the Victorian era.

    Shakespeare\'s Pictures: Visual Objects in the Drama

    By Keir Elam

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    Shakespeare's Pictures is the first full-length study of visual objects in Shakespearean drama. In several plays Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night, among others pictures are brought on stage - in the form of portraits or other images - as part of the dramatic action. Shakespeare's characters show,...

    How to Read World Literature

    By David Damrosch

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    Widening Income Inequality

    By Frederick Seidel

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    With poems that seem earnest one moment and flippant the next, this book includes poems that deal with high-society cocktail parties to street-level poverty, genocide to Obamacare, New York to Syria.

    Geoffrey Chaucer

    By David Wallace

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    Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature.

    Juvenal Revisited

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    Roman poet Juvenal, prince of satirists, lived in a frenetic world which provided him with ample ammunition for his attacks on the ills and frills of society - many of them with us now as they were nearly 2000 years ago.

    Sonallah Ibrahim

    By Paul Starkey

    Paperback £14.45

    This book provides an introduction not only to the works of Sun'Allah Ibrahim, but also, more generally, to the modern literature of Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world over a 40-year period, in its social, historical and political setting.

    Madness and Modernism

    By Louis A. Sass

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    Madness and Modernism provides a phenomenological study of schizophrenic disorders, criticizing some standard conceptions of these disorders. Sass argues that many aspects of this group of disorders can actually involve more sophisticated albeit dysfunctional forms of mind and experience.

    After Kathy Acker: A Biography

    By Chris Kraus

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    Kathy Acker: Rich girl, street punk, scholar, stripper, victim, media-whore ... and cultural icon. The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, many of them created by her. Twenty years after her untimely death aged just 50, Acker's legend has faded, but her writing has become clearer....

    British Working-Class Fiction: Narratives of Refusal and the Struggle Against Work

    By Roberto Del Valle Alcala

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    British Fiction and the Struggle Against Work offers an account of British literary responses to work from the 1950s to the onset of the financial crisis of 2008/9. Roberto del Valle Alcala argues that throughout this period, working-class writing developed new strategies of resistance against the social discipline imposed by...

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