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  • Writers on Writing

    Writers on Writing

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313315923

    Short stories have enjoyed a long and popular history, with many famous writers attempting the craft at some point or another. Here, Lee assembles a variety of writers who comment on the form itself and its many meanings and manifestations. Concentr…

  • True Relations

    True Relations
    av G. Thomas Couser

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313305092

    The essays in this collection explore new directions in autobiography studies. Examining a wide range of texts, from narratives of suicide survivors, cross-dressers, and people with HIV/AIDS to self-representations in the visual arts, the collection…

  • James Joyce and His Contemporaries

    James Joyce and His Contemporaries
    av Diana A. Ben-Merre, Maureen Murphy, Diana A. Ben-Merre

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313266676

    Although many scholars have addressed the central problems of interpretation in the work of James Joyce, less attention has been given to Joyce as a writer working within a specific literary and social context. This volume of 18 essays, distilled fr…

  • Fighting Evil

    Fighting Evil
    av Haim Gordon

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313295744

    What can we learn from the novels of Graham Greene? This book argues that Greene's writings have much to teach us about fighting evil here and now, and about endeavoring to live a worthy life. In novels that span half of the twentieth century, Green…

  • The Devil's Advocates

    The Devil's Advocates
    av Thomas R. Whissen

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313264832

    It is a feat to demystify decadence genially while dealing with unsavory material usually presented complicitously. But Whissen achieves even more. He is not looking at counterculture literature but at mainstream literature in which the reader eithe…

  • The Art of Fact

    The Art of Fact
    av Barbara Lounsberry

    Inbunden - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313268939

    The artistry of nonfiction is the great unexplored territory of contemporary criticism. Although the American book clubs now emphasize nonfiction and The New York Times Book Review publishes almost three times as many reviews of nonfiction as fictio…

  • Promptings of Desire

    Promptings of Desire
    av Paul Poplawski

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313287893

    Through his art, D. H. Lawrence exhorted people to recognize their potential for creative change and to energize it toward a more fulfilling mode of existence. Author Paul Poplawski seeks to define Lawrence's concept of creativity and explores its u…

  • English Country Life in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell

    English Country Life in the Barsetshire Novels of Angela Thirkell
    av Laura Collins

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313284946

    After the publication in 1932 of Angela Thirkell's first Barsetshire novel, her fans eagerly awaited a new book in the series, and they were rewarded annually for the next 27 years. Drawing upon the entire body of Barsetshire novels (set in Trollope…

  • Contemporary Polish Theatre and Drama (1956-1984)

    Contemporary Polish Theatre and Drama (1956-1984)
    av E J Czerwinski

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313244025

    A valuable resource and guide for scholars, students, and theater professionals, this book will be appreciated by general readers with an interest in contemporary theater. It is an appropriate choice for large or small theater collections. Books on…

  • Framing the Canterbury Tales

    Framing the Canterbury Tales
    av Katharine S. Gittes Sandstrom

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313278068

    A clear emphasis on literary antecedents of the Canterbury Tales differentiates this book from most criticism of Chaucer's work. Katharine S. Gittes finds a blending of two frame narrative traditions in the Canterbury Tales, one that originated in I…

  • Judgment and Justification in the Nineteenth-Century Novel of Adultery

    Judgment and Justification in the Nineteenth-Century Novel of Adultery
    av Maria Rippon

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313321641

    The 19th century novel typically examines social problems and values. Several novels of that period treat adulterous relationships; in doing so, they consider the attitude toward adultery in particular societies. Using the adulteress as an archetypa…

  • Ulysses, Capitalism, and Colonialism

    Ulysses, Capitalism, and Colonialism
    av M. Keith Booker

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313312434

    The work of James Joyce, especially Ulysses, can be fully understood only when the colonial and postcolonial context of Joyce's Ireland is taken into account. Reading Joyce as a postcolonial writer produces valuable new insights into his work, thoug…

  • Guido Gezelle

    Guido Gezelle
    av Hermine J. Van Nuis

    Inbunden - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313250064

    In this first English-language study of one of Flanders' greatest poets, Hermine J. van Nuis presents an overview of Guido Gezelle's major poetry collections and focuses upon his evolution as a poet and thinker. The author places Gezelle's poetry wi…

  • Aspects and Issues in the History of Children's Literature

    Aspects and Issues in the History of Children's Literature

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313296147

    The contributors to this collection of essays address children's literature as an art form, rather than an educational instrument, as has been the traditional approach. Scholars from 10 different countries present a variety of approaches to the hist…

  • The Life and Works of Ruskin Bond

    The Life and Works of Ruskin Bond
    av Meena Khorana

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313311857

    Ruskin Bond is known internationally as one of India's most prolific writers in English for children, young adults, and adults. This literary biography analyzes the impact of personal, social, geographical, political, and literary influences on Bond…

  • Women Writers in Russian Literature

    Women Writers in Russian Literature
    av Toby W. Clyman

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313275210

    Women Writers in Russian Literature presents a critical overview of Russian women writers from earliest times to the present, including emigre authors. Each of the 14 essays is by a scholar in a particular field; together, they cover all of Russian…

  • Seduction and Death in Muriel Spark's Fiction

    Seduction and Death in Muriel Spark's Fiction
    av Fotini E. Apostolou

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313316517

    Muriel Spark's works often consider the seductive and destructive power of social structures, such as religion and education. These structures lure Spark's characters with their promise of power. But after entering the structure's domain to exploit…

  • Essays on the Fiction of A. S. Byatt

    Essays on the Fiction of A. S. Byatt

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313315183

    Over recent years, the increasing scope of A. S. Byatt's work as a writer has fostered a corresponding breadth of academic interest both in the traditional field of literary criticism and beyond the discipline among scholars of the natural and socia…

  • Sounding the Classics

    Sounding the Classics
    av Rudolf Binion

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313304583

    This book is a comparative study of 12 works of fiction broadly representative of the Western canon. Its aim is to discover what gives these 12 works their lasting appeal and vitality over and beyond their formal qualities. It focuses on the interpl…

  • Sounding the Classics

    Sounding the Classics
    av Rudolf Binion

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780275959654

    This book is a comparative study of 12 works of fiction broadly representative of the Western canon. Its aim is to discover what gives these 12 works their lasting appeal and vitality over and beyond their formal qualities. It focuses on the interpl…

  • A Systems Approach to Literature

    A Systems Approach to Literature
    av Vera Zubarev

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313301933

    The analysis of the mythopoetics of a literary work involves the search for mythological archetypes, parallels, paradigms, and motives in a literary text. In a new attempt at an integrated vision of literary works, Zubarev presents a comprehensive a…

  • The Voice of the Narrator in Children's Literature

    The Voice of the Narrator in Children's Literature
    av Charlotte F. Otten, Gary D. Schmidt, Charlotte F. Otten

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313263705

    As Otten and Schmidt note in their preface, voice is a broad metaphor. Thus the 41 essays in this collection provide varied approaches, examining point of view, focus, selection of details, tone, and even illustrations as part of the narrative ident…

  • Reading Buchi Emecheta

    Reading Buchi Emecheta
    av Katherine Fishburn

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313295898

    In this first full-length study of Emecheta's fiction, Fishburn highlights the difficulties inherent in reading across cultures. She challenges the notion that all we need to understand African texts is a willingness to be open to them, arguing that…

  • The Second Best Bed

    The Second Best Bed
    av Joyce Rogers

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313288319

    Joyce Rogers sheds new light upon Shakespeare's last public words through her study of medieval and Renaissance ecclesiastical and testamentary laws and custom. Professor Rogers provides extensive background material on English legal history and sho…

  • There Is No Truer Truth

    There Is No Truer Truth
    av Nachum Schoffman

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313274015

    Robert Browning interests musicians because he was a major poet as well as a competent musician. Music was a central theme in his poetry and formed the basis for many of his images and ideas. This unusual element compels musicological criticism as w…

  • Countries of the Mind

    Countries of the Mind
    av Dick Penner

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313266843

    Since the publication of his first novel in 1974, J. M. Coetzee has attained a reputation as one of the world's most respected novelists. The demand for his works is related to the world's interest in the politics, literature, culture, and society o…

  • Imagining Africa

    Imagining Africa
    av Lindy Stiebel

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313318030

    Best known as the author of such works as King Solomon's Mines and She, H. Rider Haggard was one of the most popular writers of the late-Victorian era, and his works continue to be influential today. To a large degree, his novels are captivating bec…

  • Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts

    Postcolonial Discourse and Changing Cultural Contexts
    av Radhika Mohanram

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313296932

    Postcolonial discourse is fast becoming an area of rich academic debate. At the heart of coloniality and postcoloniality is the contested authority of empire and its impact upon previously colonized peoples and their indigenous cultures.This book ex…

  • A Matter of Faith

    A Matter of Faith
    av Robert Sullivan

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313298714

    This is the most extensive account of Moore's fiction to date that considers his many works from the early stories to the recent novel, No Other Life. Moore, who was born in Ireland but is a Canadian citizen and resides predominantly in the United S…

  • The Vonnegut Chronicles

    The Vonnegut Chronicles
    av Marc Leeds

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313297199

    Since 1950, when his short stories first appeared, Kurt Vonnegut has published almost 50 short stories, 13 novels, two plays, and a teleplay. He has remained one of the shrewdest commentators-and often harshest critics-of American society, challengi…

  • The Presence of the Past in Children's Literature

    The Presence of the Past in Children's Literature
    av Ann Lucas

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313324833

    Time is one of the most prominent themes in the relatively young genre of children's literature, for the young, like adults, want to know about the past. This book explores how children's writers have treated the theme and concept of time. The volum…

  • Friedrich von Schiller and the Drama of Human Existence

    Friedrich von Schiller and the Drama of Human Existence

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313262623

    This volume demonstrates that many scholars and stage directors firmly believe Schiller is very much a writer for the twentieth century. The essays provide a scholarly perspective on Schiller's relevance as a role model for twentieth-century writers…

  • The Colonial Conan Doyle

    The Colonial Conan Doyle
    av Catherine Wynne

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313320057

    Arthur Conan Doyle is often perceived as the quintessential Englishman, patriotically devoted to the Crown and the empire's defender and apologist. But such a relegation is both limiting and simplistic. Born in Scotland to Irish Catholic parents, Do…

  • Aksel Sandemose

    Aksel Sandemose
    av Randi Birn

    Inbunden - 1984 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313241635

  • Prometheus and Faust

    Prometheus and Faust
    av Timothy R. Wutrich

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313292446

    The comparison made between Prometheus and Faust occurs so frequently in modern scholarship as to seem commonplace. However, while each figure has been investigated separately, no recent full-length study has brought the two characters together and…

  • Becoming True to Ourselves

    Becoming True to Ourselves
    av Maria Nunes

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313257261

    Nunes' conclusion is succinct and contains several original ideas. Unlike most writers, she claims that human interdependence is a fact that may have positive effects. . . . Becoming True to Ourselves is an outstanding work of research and presents…

  • Reluctant Expatriate

    Reluctant Expatriate
    av Robert Myers

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313292569

    This book is the first full-length biographical and critical study of the American Realist author Harold Frederic (1856-1898). As London correspondent for the New York Times and the author of nine novels, Frederic was internationally known at the ti…

  • Jules Verne Rediscovered

    Jules Verne Rediscovered
    av Arthur B. Evans

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313260766

    This brilliant study of Verne's three cycles (1850-62, 1862-86, 1886-1916) analyzes the works from a biographical, sociohistorical, ideological, and narratological point of view. With a deep focus on Verne's pedagogical slant, Evans demonstrates con…

  • Homeric Rhythm

    Homeric Rhythm
    av Paolo Vivante

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313303630

    In a follow-up to his previous Homeric studies, noted classicist Paolo Vivante explores Homer's verse, highlighting rhythm rather than metre. Rhythmical qualities, he argues, constitute the force of the verse-for example, in the way the words take p…

  • Styles of Ruin

    Styles of Ruin
    av David Rigsbee

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313304194

    Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky is one of the most celebrated poets of our time, preoccupied with the the nature and destiny of poetry in our era. This volume analyzes Brodsky's career in terms of key elegies and investigates the critical role…

  • Literary Selves

    Literary Selves
    av James N. Stull

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313288258

    Departing from previous discussions of literary nonfiction in terms of its being literature or journalism, this new study treats literary nonfiction as autobiography, examining a large body of work in terms of autobiographical theory. The collected…

  • Reflections of Change

    Reflections of Change
    av Sandra L. Beckett

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313301452

    Over the past fifty years, children's literature has freed itself of many traditional restrictions and become a field of exciting innovations in both form and content. The new status of children's literature has been accompanied by an unprecedented…

  • Smollett's Women

    Smollett's Women
    av Robert D. Spector

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313287909

    Although Smollett's obvious masculine sensibility has become a commonplace in criticism of the 18th-century novel, the basis and particularities of that sensibility have never been examined. In actuality, his treatment of women--heroines, victims, a…

  • Postcolonial and Queer Theories

    Postcolonial and Queer Theories
    av John Charles Hawley

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313315916

    Since the 1960s American and Western European gays have set the agenda for sexual liberation and defined its emergence. Western models of homosexuality often provide the only globally recognizable frameworks for discussing gay and lesbian cultures a…

  • Twenty-Four Ways of Looking at Mary McCarthy

    Twenty-Four Ways of Looking at Mary McCarthy
    av Eve Stwertka

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313297762

    This collection of essays by a diverse group of young academics, established critics, and well-known writers strikes an intriguing balance between scholarship and reminiscence. The only full-length book on Mary McCarthy that is not a biography, this…

  • The Worlding of Jean Rhys

    The Worlding of Jean Rhys
    av Sue Thomas

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313310928

    Best known as the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys continues to draw growing amounts of popular and scholarly attention. This book explores Rhys's sense of world, the cross-cultural and the international in her novels, stories, and autobiograp…

  • The Writer Written

    The Writer Written
    av Jean Pierre Durix

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313258947

    Few people are so widely read within Commonwealth literature or are so knowledgeable about so many different cultures as Jean-Pierre Durix. . . . The first part of the book deals with general, theoretical themes (e.g., the writer as teacher), while…

  • Writing the Good Fight

    Writing the Good Fight
    av Peter Monteath

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313287664

    Monteath examines the international literature of the Spanish Civil War across the entire range of the political spectrum, from anarchism to nazism. Utilizing this approach he is able to highlight the extraordinary creative potential of a period in…

  • Unorthodox Views

    Unorthodox Views
    av James L. Battersby

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313321665

    Much of contemporary critical theory holds that meaning is relative and subjective. This book scrutinizes the principal assumptions and beliefs about mind, language, meaning, truth, and reality governing current debate and discussion not only in lit…

  • Naguib Mahfouz's Egypt

    Naguib Mahfouz's Egypt
    av Haim Gordon

    Inbunden - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313268762

    In November 1988 Naguib Mahfouz became the first Arab writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. In this study of his writings only now being widely translated into English, Haim Gordon, an Israeli professor committed to intercultural dialogue…

  • Shakespeare's Proverbial Themes

    Shakespeare's Proverbial Themes
    av Marjorie P. Donker

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313284106

    This study analyzes the role of the sentenia (proverb, maxim, adage) in the rhetorical process of invention and, particularly, Shakespeare's use of the proverb as a master theme. The plays have a characteristic structure in which the thematic statem…