Subject Area: Literary Criticism Ku, Tim-hung2013 0-7734-4307-X 308 pages
A first ever work on comparative genre papers covering several genres on materials drawn from Chinese and Western literary traditions. The ultimate goal of the book is to describe a general, semiotics-based poetics of comparative genres and of the literary reception process. Simmons, Robert E.2014 0-7734-4269-3 296 pages
This book examines four of Blake's works that use a consistent fourfold imagery and structure based on the four "zoas", or aspects of Albion. Luvah as the zoa of "god" is the state of imgaination in England. Urthona as the zoa of "body" is the physical state of England. Urizen as the zoa of "soul" is the intellectual state of the people of England, and Tharmas as the zoa of "world" is the state of England's relationship to other countries. Wagner, Eva2016 1-4955-0440-6 312 pages
As the book title indicates, It is first of all a new theory of tragedy. In particular, it is an investigation of fate and guilt concepts as rationalisations of irrational tragic reality, reflected generally in Geistegeschichte, then in literary tragedies of the Western world and eventually in Storm and Stress dramas. Remarkably, they summarize, contradict, and to some extent predict all major “solutions” to tragic insolubility, as illustrated in the main sections: Greek, Christian, and Enlightenment world views. Seeman, Chris2018 1-4955-0659-2 128 pages
Dr. Seeman's book looks at the trial of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark (15: 1-15) and contacts the passage with the Parable of the Sower in the same Gospel. Mark's depiction of their interaction links Jesus' fate with that of the other messengers in the story -- past, present, and future. The especially close correspondence between the circumstances of Jesus' and John's deaths reveal an antithetical contrast between the coming kingdom of God and the existing regimes of Herod and Pilate. Shaul, Michele2016 1-4955-0466-2 116 pages
This study critically examines the idea of culture from a perspective that extends beyond ethnicity. The contrast of metropolitan area and small town parallel experiences serves to underline the universality of Castillo’s characters as well as her topical relevance to our contemporary world. Hester, M. Thomas2016 1-4955-0456-5 52 pages
Professor Hester, the foremost expert on the poetry of John Donne, analyzes Donne's Elegy XIX, "To His Mistress Going to Bed"
. The author suggests that the elegy is poem dedicated to America and early English exploration of the new world. Weaver, Brett E.2018 1-4955-0633-9 216 pages
This work is an annotated bibliography of critical works, (articles and books in print and online), written about J.D. Salinger and his work between 1982 and 2016. Weaver's updated bibliography includes 97 sources on Salinger, and the newer scholarship continues to account for Salinger's enduring presence in twenty-first century literature and film. Crist, Robert L.2017 1-4955-0585-5 232 pages
An examination of the interrelationship of of poetry and theory shows that theoretical approaches to lyrical texts are not mutually exclusive but endlessly complementary. The application of of theories to poems in the twelve sections of the study demonstrates both the fecundity of theory and the openness of texts to exhaustless appreciation. Legg, Olga2019 1-4955-0772-6 120 pages
Dr. Legg's book adopts a semiotic approach in order to understand culture and society as a theatrical category and the way it functions as a dialogic discourse in the film Le Bal
, also known as "O'Baille", directed by Ettore Scola. Wells, Jonathan1988 0-88946-671-8 242 pages
A study that achieves special relevance because of the controversy lately reintroduced into public consciousness by the scientific creationists. Corrects the record regarding the actual nature of Hodge's response. Hester, Karlton E.2016 1-4955-0437-9 116 pages
This book is a study of both epigrams as a literary form and also a study of the poetic epigrams written by John Donne. Therefore, it is a contribution both to our understanding of literary genres themselves and, also of particular epigrams written by the great Seventeenth Century poet John Donne. Hester, M. Thomas2016 1-4955-0437-9 114 pages
Professor Hester is the world’s expert on the poetry of John Donne. In this book he delivers what he promises: an elucidation of the literary power of Donne’s epigrams as a genre. Macaree, David1991 0-88946-590-8 164 pages
Concentrates on Defoe's relations with Scotland and with various Scotsmen to focus on the political relationship with England when the representative bodies of both countries were moving toward a union that would transfer the parliament to London. Deals with his immersion in Scottish politics as the agent of Robert Harley, the English Home Secretary; his focus on the Jacobite movement; his connection with Irish affairs and his confrontation with Jonathon Swift over Wood's Halfpence; and his interest in military biography as evidenced in his accounts of two junior officers and of the Duke of Marlborough and Charles XII of Sweden. Walker, Sue Brannan2013 0-7734-4499-8 296 pages
An intelligent and provocative study exploring how the dynamic between nature and humanity animates many of Dickey’s major works. Its aim is to show the ways in which Dickey seeks to understand how it is possible for beings “to be” and what this means in terms of self-realization.
This intelligent study makes a major contribution to our understanding of a major poet and helps us to see James Dickey’s poetic and fictional corpus in an entirely new light. El-Meligi, Eman2015 1-4955-0290-2 244 pages
This book analyzes how Edward Said’s critical and cultural theory, together with his practical criticism, dismantles the Myth of the Authenticity of canonical, Orientalist and imperialist discourse. Said’s interdisciplinary informs the multiple approaches of this present study. Therefore, the first chapter uses the theoretical and critical, while the second tends to use the textual, biographical and hermeneutical. The third chapter focuses on the historical, as related to phenomenological hermeneutics. Indeed the three chapters, like Said’s work, attempt to employ postcolonial notions and poststructuralist techniques, necessary for “deconstructing” the myth of authenticity of Western discourse and for offering a counter-narrative. The fourth and fifth chapters of this book lend themselves to cultural studies, exactly as Said did in the books discussed in these chapters.
To dismantle the Myth of Authenticity, Edward Said consecutively tackles five interrelated epistemological fields related to imperialism: literary theory and criticism, cultural studies, the media, and ideology and politics. The first two interrelated aspects, researched in the first and second chapters of this book, underline works like The Letters and Shorter Fiction of Joseph Conrad
(1975), The World, the Text and the Critic
(1983), Culture and Imperialism
(1993) and Representations of the Intellectual
(1994). Cultural Studies is crystallized in his seminal work Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient
(1978), a work accredited by various critics to have inaugurated the whole field of postcolonial studies. His achievement is highlighted in the third chapter of this book. Said extends his search afterwards from critical theory and literary texts and travelogues to the media, as in his Covering Islam
(1981), discussed in Chapter Four of this study. This naturally leads Said to focusing on the ideological and political aspects in, for instance, The Question of Palestine
(1979), The Politics of Dispossession
(1994), The End of the Peace Process
(2000) and Culture and Resistance
(2003). This aspect is surveyed in Chapter Five, which also links ideology and politics to hybridity and harmony as the only alternative, as is clear in his Parallels and Paradoxes
(2002) and Freud and the Non-European
(2003). Martin Armas, Dolores2013 0-7734-4478-5 172 pages
This provocative book examines the classic struggle between daughters seeking their mother’s affection and how these behavioral patterns in young girls lead them to seek maternal love in other women. Four Spanish novels, with lesbian characters, provide the backdrop for this psychoanalytic exploration of Spanish literature. Beierl, Barbara Hardy2012 0-7734-2934-4 240 pages
Numerous tomes have been written about Jack London’s The Call of the Wild. This is the first one to talk about the dog Buck’s perspective in the novel. Beierl takes an empathetic approach to discussing the domestication of Buck in the story to use this novel as a platform for building empathetic relationships with animals. Very few scholarly works discuss literature from the perspective of an animal, and this one attempts to bring a fresh perspective at an old novel by theorizing empathetically with the characters, which plays a critical role in narrative-based responses to the novel. If characters can gain empathy from their audience there is a higher likelihood that the readers will have a positive response to the story. This book discusses how Jack London creates animal characters that form an empathetic bond with his readers. When readers can understand the inner, mental states of characters, they become motivated to form emotional attachments with them. Marsh, David2014 0-7734-4507-2 276 pages
This book identifies the historical and social context of the experience of exile and the degree to which the condition of being exiled influenced literary production of those forced to undergo it.
A fascinating study examining how the legal governmental policy of “exile” can act as a catalyst in the transformation of the person ‘exiled’ from martyr to hero and how the exile process becomes the social –historical instrument that inspires the creative writing of great Italian masterpieces in poetry, rhetoric and philosophy. Craniford, Ada1993 0-88946-018-3 180 pages
This study analyzes Richler's use of biblical and literary sources as ironic subtexts for his tales. Identifying hitherto unnoticed sources, it also shows that Richler uses them to compare and judge both the world he imitates and the one he creates. Another important aspect of the study of Richler's nine novels shows that even the first novel (now out of print) is cast in the same mold as the more successful ones where he fashions his protagonist on a biblical or literary mode only to blast holes in both his hero and the model he represents. Thus he achieves his own peculiar moral density by pushing accepted conventions and beliefs to their logically absurd extremes, while keeping the realistic level intact. Golban, Petru2013 0-7734-4508-0 488 pages
Book showcases the history of British literary criticism dating back to the Classical and Renaissance Periods, all the way up through to the Victorian Age. It covers figures as diverse as Philip Sydney, John Dryden, William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, and even Henry James. Literary criticism is an event in the field of literature as much as literature provides an object upon which criticism can purvey its message. Yet, in recent years literary criticism has moved into the realm of a self-sustaining field detached from literature as its inspirational object. This book looks at literary criticism which was still responding to concrete poetry and literature. Shynnagh, Frank2009 0-7734-4766-0 312 pages
This book is a collection of six short fictions by Frederic Will, interspersed with commentaries by the book’s author, Frank Shynnagh, who is the alter ego (pseudonym) of Frederic Will. Klink, William2014 0-7734-4296-0 392 pages
This remarkable and unique study explores women heroines in detective fiction written by women authors. These heroines subvert pop culture’s traditional stereotypes for women. The book further examines how this sub-genre has changed over time as does the popular culture it embodies.
Eriksson, Edward2014 0-7734-4257-X 204 pages
Written as a companion piece to complement Professor Eriksson’s prior groundbreaking analysis, The Appearance of the Mythic Hero in the Twelve Seasons of Nature,
this text, focusing on the heroine’s experience, does more than just provide the other half to the hero’s journey. Instead, The Heroine In Literature and Filam as Expressive of the Twelve Natural Seasons
further develops Eriksson’s original insight in a thought-provoking analysis that comprehensively details the correspondences between the dramas of human relationships and the seasons of life that shape the feminine quest for fulfillment within a larger cosmological paradigm.
The heroine in literature and film is an expression of seasonal occurrence. Her behavior exhibits, symbolically, the response of the earth to the sun at a given time of the year, beginning at the March equinox and proceeding through twelve seasons. She assumes, then, twelve distinct characterizations. Her conflicts, successes, and failures reflect the natural conditions of Early Spring, Mid-Spring, Late Spring, and so on, in an aesthetic development that converts traditional mythic dynamics, based in agriculture, into story lines in ancient and modern configurations. Her character in a given season suggests the dynamism of that season as reinterpreted into the drama of human relationships. Rich, Janet Bubar2014 0-7734-0070-2 116 pages
This book honors Hestia, the goddess of the hearth. It fills the gaping void in exclusive scholarship on Hestia and explores her as a pop culture icon in a quest to grasp her relevance for people today. Thinking about Hestia as an archetype of focus and centeredness may offer soulful refuge from the
e-chatter overload that people face in their daily lives. It may help fulfill contemporary yearnings for authenticity and wholeness within human hearts and souls by offering us a path homeward, back to connections with people’s inner selves. Frye, Steven2001 0-7734-7438-2 200 pages
This analysis provides a detailed review of historiographic theory in Europe and America from the Enlightenment through the 19th century, and using M. M. Bakhtin’s theory of novelistic discourse, explores the manner in which historiographic models are incorporated dialogically in the works of James Fenimore Cooper , William Gilmore Simms, Lydia Maria Child, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Tipper, Karen Sasha Anthony2016 1-4955-0518-9 64 pages
Examines the parallel lives, beliefs, and artistic principles of Charles Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, with an analysis of representative verse of Poe from the viewpoint of Baudelaire as he undertook the task of artistic comparison. There is no denying, however, that both men did indeed possess superior analytical minds, extensive knowledge, and an extraordinary vocabulary, and in describing Poe Baudelaire could have been describing himself. Warden, John2013 0-7734-4503-X 196 pages
A succinct yet remarkable incisive study of the complex interplay between language, modes of reading it, and modes of thinking as observed in the surviving literature of classical Greece and the roughly contemporary corpus inherited from the age of Confucius in China. Helder, William2014 0-7734-4241-3 288 pages
This study is an attempt to consider Beowulf in its literary context. It shows how the typological perspective manifests itself throughout Beowulf in its structure and its imagery and so aims to foster an increased awareness of the rich allusiveness of its metaphorical language. Petruzzi, Paul Anthony2017 1-4955-0593-6 124 pages
There is an influence of medical training and practice on the perspective and voice in the poetry written by physicians, " a medical perspective." This medical perspective requires keen skills of observation and synthesis, and, like poetry, results in the creation of new concepts from seemingly unrelated elements. This is the case with John Keats, William Carlos Williams, and a host of contemporary physician poets.
This work examines the poets and poetry through the lens of the medical perspective, the synthesizing element between medical practice and poetic imagination. Balasubramanian, Radha2013 0-7734-4357-6 296 pages
Tolstoy’s fictional works reflect a connection with Indian religious texts even before he had actually read them. His quest to read and assimilate ancient Hindu writing earned Tolstoy great respect- even reverence – from Gandhi and other Indian intellectuals such that Tolstoy took his place as a pre-eminent writer, thinker, and sage in India. Yet, much remained unexplored in regard to Tolstoy’s relationship with India and this book addresses the gaps in that research. (From the Preface) Lakatos, Jeanne I.2015 0-7734-3535-2 412 pages
An illuminating study of Irish literature from a women’s perspective demonstrating the creative fervor of rebellion against imperialism that extended from the Enlightenment era into the Romantic nineteenth century. This insightful study of human rights and Owenson’s literary response to political changes in Ireland reveals how the author used pragmatic rhetorical devices to positively influence her readers.
Colgan, Lesley-Ann2016 1-4955-0463-8 356 pages
This work aims to take a chronological view of the changing limitations imposed on female characters, within various genres, using the work of writers/creators whose work has inspired a degree of public as well as critical interest. It provides the reader with a new and broader understanding of the evolution of gender representation within various genres in children’s literature. Soos, Emese2015 1-4955-0411-5 408 pages
This study focuses on the relationship of Balzac to alchemy as it applies to the analysis of La Peau de chagrin.
His interest stems from family influences, extensive reading in his early student days and research he did to document his fictional works. In La Peau de chagrin
the protagonist cast as a youthful hero formulates a plan to achieve his goals according to the alchemical process of transformation, and the organization of the novel parallels its principal stages. Alchemy thus serves as a paradigm that highlights the hero’s missteps and suggests the moral reflection missed by contemporaneous critics according to Balzac. Medina, Sara Fernandez2014 0-7734-4462-9 184 pages
“ The book adds new perspective and interpretation to Delibes’ realists novels. The author takes some of Delibes’ works which are otherwise classified as naturalist or as work of “tremendismo” and gives them a refreshing twist by analyzing them as realist works of fiction.”
-Dr. Ruben Rodriguez,
Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages,
Texas Woman’s University Weaver, Wesley J. III2019 1-4955-0766-1 512 pages
Dr. Wesley Weaver considers the literary legacy of Spanish author, Alvaro Pombo. The text is written in Spanish. Diboll, Mike2004 0-7734-6267-8 369 pages
In Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet in its Egyptian Contexts, Dr. Diboll argues that Durrell’s tetralogy is the most important English novel of the mid-nineteen-fifties, an historically significant period which has been much overlooked by literary scholars. It convincingly demonstrates the importance of the Alexandria Quartet as a "Janus text" which looks back to the lost world of the British Empire, yet anticipates many important aspects of later post-colonial and postmodern writing. Thus, the book insists, the Alexandria Quartet should be recognised as a colossal work of literature, standing astride the nexus separating the colonial and post-colonial moments, a paradigmatic text for scholars of Empire studies, late Modernism, literary postmodernity, orientalism and post-colonial literature.
This wide-ranging work explores the influence of all of the many strata of Egyptian history on the Quartet and in doing so offers a sustained meditation of the interaction of time, place and exile on the literary imagination. Its focus on exile is especially poignant, taking in the cultural and psychological alienation of this "third generation Anglo-Irish-Indian", an "English pied-noir" from a most unheimlich English "homeland", the effects of Durell's voluntary exile in Greece during the inter-war years on his literary sensibility, and psychological and existential impact of Durrell's flight from the Nazi occupation of Greece and his four years as a refugee in war-time Alexandria, which he experienced as an "Oriental" Other starkly juxtaposed to his "free Hellenic world". This work does not neglect to examine Egyptian responses to the Alexandria Quartet, and it examines with a forensic thoroughness the way in which the "public life realities" of emergent Egyptian nationalism are subtly embedded in what for too long has been considered to be a work of fantasy. Seeking to go beyond the Saidian Orientalist paradigm, the book proposes that aspects of Bhabhaian hybridity theory, combined with a rigourous socio-historical analysis, offer the most effective theoretical insights into Durrell's seething Alexandrian cosmopolis. Atkinson, Damian2013 0-7734-4365-7 772 pages
This edition of the extant four hundred and sixty-four surviving letters from the editor and man of letters W.E. Henley (1849-1903) to the classical scholar Charles Whibley (1859-1930) cover the period late 1888 to June 1903 and give an insight into the workings of an editor and his major contributor and also their firm friendship, with Whibley replacing Robert Louis Stevenson in Henley’s life. Hardy, Robert2015 1-4955-0286-4 256 pages
A new narrative on the writers who paved the way for the modern goddess movements. Utilizing themes of both the occult and magic as well exposing previously undiscovered parallels between the three writers, this book identifies how the advent of the feminine divine enabled men to confront their woman centered rage through embracing a modern form of goddess worship in order to soothe their psychological wounds.
This book locates a literary study of the goddess in Lawrence, Fortune and Hughes within a narrative in which some modern men try to confront their yearning anger toward women by embracing goddess religion. The author argues that his chosen writers each helped this narrative to emerge, The book (a) offers Lawrence readers a new angle on his preoccupation with the goddess; (b) introduces Dion Fortune (virtually unknown outside her cult following) as an important twentieth century writer on marginality and sexuality; and (c) shows how Ted Hughes’ narratives of the suffering goddess (in Gaudete
and Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being
especially) relate forwards to his own Birthday Letters
and backwards to Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
The author also takes magic and the occult as a theme linking the three writers. In doing so he aspires to place his book in the company of other texts which have also taken the occult in modern literature for their subject. Ito, Michio2018 1-4955-0688-6 124 pages
This work offers the first complete translation of an autobiographical talk the dancer and choreographer Michio Ito gave in Japanese in 1955, which was originally transcribed and published in 1965 as "Omoide wo kataru: Taka no i
shutsuen no koto nado" (Reminiscences: On Appearing in At the Hawk's Well
and Other matters). Ito's memorable account of an important interlude in the history of early twentieth-century Anglophone modernism has been recognized as a significant primary source in the scholarship of Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, and Modernist studies more generally. This translated text includes 8 color photos. Hidalgo-Calle, Lola2017 1-4955-0602-9 184 pages
This work is a continuation of the author's first work, Study of Twenty-First Century Andalusian Poets
. The translated works of seven new Andalusian Women poets, with biographical details about the poets and their verse. This book is a facing page translation in English and Spanish. Jones, Susanne Lenné2013 0-7734-4292-8 352 pages
The incorporation of photography into German literary texts dealing with the years between 1933 and 1945 is an important innovative technique that offers insights relating to questions of truth, authenticity, and opportunities for personal engagement in the visual and textual representations of the catastrophe that still haunts us today.
This book fills a void in contemporary scholarship by providing an
in-depth analyses of three major German-language writers and their literary reflections of the Holocaust. It examines important insights into the limits of memory on the effects of this historical catastrophe on those born afterwards and the blending of text and image in the search for truth and authenticity. Martin, Laura2000 0-7734-7809-4 224 pages
This study shows how the works in question (Goethe’s “Die pilgernde Törin”; Kleist’s “Die Marquise von O. . .”, Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, and James’s Daisy Miller) can appeal to the reader who identifies a message friendly towards woman and her plight, whether this ‘message’ can be considered a part of the author’s intention or not. These works, through mere description of the impossibility of women characters’ situations without any prescription for change, can often be found to carry meanings more critical of the status quo than at first may seem the case. Such an interpretation often goes against the tradition of criticism that has built up around the works, but it is based on concrete evidence in the text. Kawashima, Shigenari2014 0-7734-0057-5 204 pages
This unique and fresh interpretation of an enigmatic classic provides a better understanding of the play’s religious and political undertones with an innovative and focused examination which proposes an earlier recognition than previously assumed of the whole truth by Jocasta. This will become an indispensable reference book for Classical scholars in this first ever English translation. McGlynn, Cathy2007 0-7734-5363-6 236 pages
This book combines twelve essays derived from the proceedings of the New Voices in Irish Criticism Conference of 2005, which took place at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, all of which concentrate on the intersection between text and theory in the field of Irish Studies. All of the contributors to this volume have an interest in developing novel ways of reading both traditional and conventional Irish texts through various theoretical contexts, which include postcolonialism, feminism, psychoanalysis and deconstruction. The development and subversion of traditional critical approaches to Irish texts evidenced by these essays emphasizes the necessity for a theoretical thrust in Irish Studies, in order for conceptions of Irishness to avoid stagnation through constant critique, expansion and re-invention. El-Meligi, Eman2014 0-7734-4297-9 244 pages
A fascinating analysis of postmodernist metafictional writers offering a unique juxtapositioning of authors from distinct cultural worlds with their varied fictional narrative techniques. A must read for comparative literature, postmodernist fiction and cultural studies interests. du Plessis, Eric H.2013 0-7734-4498-X 200 pages
Provides in-depth evaluations of forty-five French novels chosen as the most representative of nineteenth-century classic fiction. Selected titles are given succinct plot overviews followed by a thorough textural analysis. The evaluations provide a social, historical and literary context in order to capture both the readers’ interest and their curiosity in order to entice them to discover these classic novels in their entirety. Sánchez-Conejero, Cristina2009 0-7734-5104-8 316 pages
This book represents a comprehensive study on a marginal genre that reveals key elements of Spanish culture and invites a a better understanding of humanity as a whole. The body of work on the topic of Spanish science fiction is severely limited and, of the few sources that exist, most focus on literature of a historical perspective. The text of the book is in Spanish. Arieti, James A.1985 0-88946-554-1 294 pages
A translation which refers the reader to related usages, additional readings of interest, and parallel examples of the various rhetorical constructions in the works of such authors as Shakespeare, Bacon, Sterne, and T. S. Eliot. Orero, Pilar2007 0-7734-5358-X 392 pages
Lewis Carroll’s Alice books and Edward Lear’s limericks and nonsense writings have never been out of print since they first appeared and have gone through numerous editions and translations in all major languages. The reality of this universal appeal is perplexing due to the fact that the nonsense literatures of both of these men are filled with historical allusions to and parodies of Victorian England. Without an understanding of their historical background, one would assume that these works lose a considerable amount of their original appeal. Full of Victorian whimsy, these books have nevertheless found an international readership both in English and in translations into many, even non-European, languages. The purpose of this enquiry then is to explore the many different ways in which nonsense has been translated. Once this is done, differences among translations of the same source text have to be observed and noted. At this stage it may be appropriate to bring in external considerations of history, culture and publishers’ intentions, which can suggest motivations for existing differences in approaches and techniques of translation. Dhuicq, Bernard2017 1-4955-0628-2 608 pages
This collection discusses the literary and social of achievements of Aphra Behn (1640-1689), considered to be the first female writer of English literature. It is also a collection of articles, written in both English and French, of Aphra Behn scholar Bernard Dhuicq. Ford, Edward2007 0-7734-5459-4 156 pages
It has long been assumed that F. Scott Fitzgerald was inspired by American and British sources, however, this study takes the first look at continental literature as a possible source of Fitzgerald’s writing and finds that there was massive borrowing. Most saliently, the vast the influence of Alain-Fornier’s Le grand Meaulnes
on Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
is demonstrated in detail for the first time, while other chapters consider the influence of Tolstoy, Ibsen and Strindberg on Fitzgerald’s fiction. Though largely focused on The Great Gatsby
, this study does cover the full life and work of this important American author who continues to draw in new readers every year with his Roaring Twenties version of the American Dream. Siegl, Karin1996 0-7734-4210-3 86 pages
Examines Defoe's Robin Crusoe as prototype, then compares the Ballantyne and Golding novels. Includes short examinations of the lives of the authors. Ramos, Lilian2015 0-7734-0077-X 220 pages
The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, have been rediscovered for the resurgent reader’s interest in this inspiring book. Once relegated as a poet of ‘mere’ rural literature we discover now a poet who transcends the genre of rural literature with considerable prophetic insight into the socio-political infrastructure of his day with a profound understanding of the challenges facing a futuristic directed society. Norrell, Robert J.2015 1-4955-0403-4 104 pages
This multi-sited, transnational dissent from the widely acclaimed book, Alabama in Africa
by Andrew Zimmerman challenges Zimmerman’s argument, evidence, and conclusions about the details and import of the Tuskegee Institute’s impact on the history of West Africa.
No study of transnational work has gained more attention than Andrew Zimmerman’s Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South.
It instantly rose to broad influence in 2011, but Robert J. Norrell contends that Zimmerman is wrong on virtually all his major claims. Norrell insists that Alabama in Africa
often relies on shallow or tendentious argument. An American black man, Zimmerman claims, is in large part responsible for the maltreatment of Africans in a German colony and therefore bears guilt for the brutality that Germans showed throughout Africa and that carried over to all their international relations afterward. The leading social scientists brought into Zimmerman’s story – Gustav von Schmoller, Max Weber, and Robert Park – are also extracted from their real circumstances and cast into contexts more of Zimmerman’s making than reflections of reality. Chopoidalo, Cindy2014 0-7734-4309-6 76 pages
This monograph is a fresh investigation of both the sources for and adaptations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
. Dr. Chopoidalo notes that Shakespeare adapted many of his works from existing historical or literary sources, in this case, Saxo Grammaticus’legendary Amleth in Historiae Danicae,
Bellforest’s Histoires Tragiques,
and Seneca with the subsequent Elizabethan and Jocabean revenge dramas, the first of these being Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy. Szatek-Tudor, Karoline2015 1-4955-0418-2 280 pages
This ground breaking work is a comprehensive study that applies art, dramatic, and literary theory to examine the shaping effects of negative/positive space in English Renaissance pastoral drama from 1590-1640. This innovative approach to a genre long overlooked includes both major and minor plays which are examined to show how dramatists used the theory of negative/ positive space to write and dramatize their plays. Massengale, James2016 1-4955-0458-1 520 pages
The folklore theorist Vladimir Propp (1895-1970) laid the foundation of a syntagmatic (sequential structural) model for complex oral narratives known as wondertales. His central work, Morphology of the Folktale,
was published in 1928 and translated into English in 1958, thereafter becoming a cornerstone of structural folktale theory. The ideas in this study constitute a point-by-point review of central aspects of Proppian analysis of his ground-breaking work . Jawad, Abdul Sattar2014 0-7734-0074-5 304 pages
The book sheds new light on the revolutionary influence of Eliot’s poetry on the free verse movement in Iraq and Lebanon, especially on the mythical poets: Al-Sayyab, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Yusuf Al-Khal, Khalil Hawi and Adonis known as the Tammuzi Poets
. The writer is one of Eliot’s best translators and who personally knew all five of the modern mythical poets. Golban, Petru2013 0-7734-4510-2 256 pages
Golban offers an interdisciplinary perspective involving literary theory, criticism, and literary history which will be useful to scholars and students. The main concern of the book is the British critical discourse which originates in the Renaissance and continues its developmental process until the rise of the formal approach to literature in the twentieth century.
Some of these author critics, like Sidney and Dryden, develop critical ideas based on a respectable classical tradition; others, like Coleridge and Ruskin, were more original and innovative in their critical theories. Among them, there were those who used or materialized their own artistic or literary theories in their literary texts, such as Wordsworth reifying his theory of the origin of poetry, or Pater exemplifying the principles of aestheticism. For some, criticism was a means of defending the aesthetic value of literature; for others, criticism represented the instrument to be used in an attempt to found a new genre, or even introduce into the contemporary culture and to validate a whole new literary movement, such as for Wordsworth and Coleridge. Tipper, Karen Sasha Anthony2017 1-4955-0603-7 324 pages
In this study, Dr. Tipper observes that there is a striking resemblance between both the lives and works of Charles Baudelaire and Oscar Wilde. The study compares the philosophical, artistic, and social backgrounds of the two writers and the personal aspects of their lives which caused them to live and to write in similar ways. Such resemblances naturally enhance the influence a writer has on a successor and this led Wilde to conceive of Baudelaire as a fellow genius and noble sufferer from whom he could borrow some ready-made splendor. Markham, Jacquelyn K.2014 0-7734-4259-6 632 pages
This volume brings together for the first time nearly five hundred poems by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman, one of the most influential thinkers of her time. It represents the significant poetry this writer, lecturer, feminist, and pioneer sociologist chose to publish during her lifetime. Spedaliere, Jody2018 1-4955-0700-9 200 pages
This study demonstrates how William Saroyan and Jack Kerouac used autobiographical elements in constructing their fiction. Both Kerouac and Saroyan used writing about childhood experiences and striking out to find their places in the world as means of create ideas about who they were and what they could be. Davis, Viola2015 1-4955-0402-6 332 pages
This work examines the dramatic oeuvre of Derek Walcott in order to make the case that he is engaged as a playwright, in creating a “Creole” drama- a drama that bears the special marks of its Caribbean origin and setting and that embodies the hybrid nature of Caribbean history, culture and personality. This Creole reality is the result of the historical coming together of European and African values within the physical location of the Caribbean islands. The idea of “Creole” is being used to describe the result of the fusion of these three realities and this result is seen to contain a multi-cultural plentitude that is “Characteristic” of the cultural and intellectual reality of the Caribbean. Thompson, Helen2006 0-7734-5971-5 376 pages
This collection of essays examines Ireland’s literary canon in light of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing
and Irish identity at the turn of the century, contextualizing its readings within the understanding that The Field Day Anthology
has crystallized discussions of literary value, canonicity, political agency and Irish identity because of its agenda and the ensuing controversy surrounding its publication. Yet, while The Field Day Anthology
constitutes the occasion for writing, the collection also moves beyond it to suggest new models for reading and evaluating Irish literature and identity in the new century. The essays in the collection examine the canonical status of writers such as Joyce, Yeats and Beckett; how postcolonial theory and criticism have reshaped the boundaries of Irish studies; and how women’s writing has challenged canonicity as a concept. Weaver, Brett E.2018 1-4955-0638-X 152 pages
This new annotated bibliography review provides the best mechanism for reviewing and studying that which we do know about Salinger. It is a readable work which places each entry within the context of that scholarship and it meaningfully places individual works of criticism within the context of the whole. Azouqa, Aida O.2019 1-4955-0718-1 248 pages
While Adaptations register the Arabian Nights'
resiliency to fit numerous literary modes, the book demonstrates that understanding the spirit of their hypertext has merited their magical realist novels in achieving their fictional purposes. Accordingly, the novels examined in this book use the varied elements of the Arabian Nights
to break away from conventions of realism. The categories of the Arabian Nights
in general, and its marvelous in particular, invariably suggests that novelists used to them either to subvert the discourses of colonial archives of discovery, or the transgression of institutionalized censorship. Mc Elroy, James2019 1-4955-0768-8 556 pages
This book provides a comprehensive and critical review of Derek Mahon's poetry and criticism from the 1960s to the present day (2019). As well as providing one of the very few detailed studies of Mahon's work in English, French, and more, it provides an entirely new approach to reading, more properly re-reading, his various publications in accordance with the belief that a specifically symptomic reading - lecture symptomale
- might help us to better elicit, and identify, those gaps, lapses, and silences, that give Mahon's writing its unique characteristics as part of a literature that has been, and is, largely determined by the unusual circumstances and colonial realities that continue to prevail in Northern Ireland. 2018 1-4955-0639-8 664 pages
This book argues that the premises of the Republic
and of Job are fundamentally the same and therefore deserve comparison. Their similarities derive from the premise of testing the just man by subjecting him to extreme injustice. The fundamental conclusion of the book is that both Job and the Republic
teach that the foundation of innocence and therefore legal procedure lies in an eternal, beneficent creator. They differ when Job draws the further conclusion that both beneficent creation and wronged innocence require human rule over creation. Kaye, Bradley2018 1-4955-0651-7 172 pages
This book is a English translation of a classical Chinese Taoist text, the Tao te Ching
, which is considered a fun-damental text in Taoist philosophy and religion. It was written by Lao Tzu, a mysterious figure whose actual identity is heavily debated. The text of the Tao te Ching
is included alongside Dr. Kaye’s commentary. Liberman, Anatoly2018 1-4955-0652-5 148 pages
The book seeks to uncover roots of the Icelandic Sagas, considered to be the among the great masterpieces of of world literature. Dr. Liberman looks into their origin, possible authorship, and status as historical documents. Majumdar, Robin2019 1-4955-0699-4 152 pages
Dr. Majumdar reevaluates the Southern critics', especially the Agrarians' significance in the postmodern world. The Southern Agrarians and their spiritual descendants are out of fashion these days. They are either dismissed or at most marginalized as socially and culturally irrelevant. But an objective appraisal of their work tells a different story. The social, cultural, and moral issues the Agrarians, discussed, the questions they asked, and the values they fought for, in spite of their excesses and even aberrations, neither irrelevant nor meaningless in the modern age as their detractors would have us believe. Morrissey, Ted2016 978-1-4955-0485-3 268 pages
This study examines the cultural factors that have caused writers to create narratives bearing the marks of postmodernism sometimes centuries before the postmodern era demarcation of WWII that demonstrate the characteristics which have becomes associated with postmodernism – namely, intertextuality, repetition, fragmentation, and language experimentation. Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q.2019 1-4955-0754-8 116 pages
This monograph examines a dozen British and American novels that focus on identical (monozygotic) twins, and attempts to determine how the complex relationships between twin siblings are perceived via the lens of modern English fiction. Van Cleve, John W.2018 1-4955-0647-9 260 pages
Along with G.E. Lessing, and the famous pair, Goethe and Schiller, Christoph Martin Wieland (1733-1813) is a member of the pantheon of German eighteenth-century writers. The plays of Wieland's youth have not appeared in English translation until now. Oarska, Magdalena2014 0-7734-4325-8 220 pages
A critical analysis of the form of the Romantic travelogue, making use of material that comes from two women writers from two different parts of Europe, but refers to the same subject matter- i.e. mid-19th century travels in Italy.
A gem to attract a wide readership. This book will interest researchers in nineteenth-century literature as well as comparative literary scholars and appeal to the non-specialist readers and enthusiasts of Romantic travel writing and women’s literature. De Bary, Cécile2014 1-4955-0270-8 148 pages
The Oulipo’s evolution towards the status of a literary group was gradual. Constraints were key to defining specific collaborative practices. They put language and literature into play. They are based on intertextuality and therefore on erudition. Oulipian literature is open to all forms of written expression, whether literary or not. Owen, David2015 1-4955-0382-8 224 pages
This critical edition coincides with the broader critical movement towards promoting a better understanding of the development of British literary fiction through women’s writing, an understanding that breaks free of the old story of ‘canonical writers and grand texts’. It contains an introductory study (biographical, wider historical and literary contexts), a short re-assessment of Porter’s writing and a more fully engaged re-assessment of the literary value of Walsh Colville
. Dureau, Yona2018 1-4955-0636-3 260 pages
This book examines the scholarly research and investigations into the life of English Playwright William Shakespeare. Dr. Dureau sets to out show that writing an accurate and factual biography of Shakespeare is troubled by contradictory sources that use various names with varied political agendas. The book includes 21 color photos.