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"My Own Portrait in Writing"

Self-Fashioning in the Letters of Vincent van Gogh

by Patrick Grant

In Grant’s earlier book, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. A Critical Study (AU Press, 2014), he followed a practical-critical analysis of the letters that dealt with key patterns of metaphors and concepts. This volume is a complement to the ...

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"Sailing towards Poland" with Joseph Conrad

by Jean M. Szczypien

<P>Joseph Conrad ingeniously buried images from Polish literature and culture into his works. Once recognized, these references alter the accepted meanings of the texts. In an interview that was published in <EM>Kuryer Polski</EM> (in the then ...

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"Something Dreadful and Grand"

American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

by Stephen Watt

Elaborate analogies between Irish and Jewish history, between Irish and Jewish subjectivities, occur with surprising frequency throughout American literature. They recall James Joyce's Leopold Bloom and episodes of <em>Ulysses</em>, Douglas ...

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"The Man Who Thought Himself a Woman" and Other Queer Nineteenth-Century Short Stories

by Christopher Looby

<p>"Perhaps it is no coincidence that the nineteenth century—the century when, it has been said, sexuality as such (and various taxonomized sexual identities) were invented—is the period when American short stories were invented, and when they ...

ISBN: 9780812293357

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'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in Context

Magic, Madness and Mayhem

by Keith Linley

<p><span>Everything you need to know about the cultural contexts of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream'. Is this just a light-hearted romp or is Shakespeare trying to make serious points about courtship, love, marriage and human folly? This book ...

ISBN: 9781783085576

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'And So ad Infinitum' (The Life of the Insects) - An Entomological Review, in Three Acts a Prologue and an Epilogue

by The Brothers Capek

This antiquarian volume contains Karel Capek's "And So Ad Infinitum: An Entomological Review in Three Acts". This delightfully witty and thoroughly thought-provoking play is testament to Capek's mastery of the written word in all its forms, and ...

ISBN: 9781473358928

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'Brave New World': Contexts and Legacies

by Jonathan Greenberg & Nathan Waddell

<p>This collection of essays provides new readings of Huxley’s classic dystopian satire, <i>Brave New World </i>(1932). Leading international scholars consider from new angles the historical contexts in which the book was written and the ...

ISBN: 9781137445414

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'Inspiring a Mysterious Terror'

200 Years of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

by Jarlath Killeen & Valeria Cavalli

<P>Best known for his Gothic masterpiece <EM>Uncle Silas</EM> and the vampire story <EM>Carmilla</EM>, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was a prolific writer whose extensive body of work included historical, sensation and horror novels, poems and ...

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'Shall She Famish Then?'

Female Food Refusal in Early Modern England

by Nancy A. Gutierrez

Nancy Gutierrez's exploration of female food refusal during the early modern period contributes to the ongoing conversation about female subjectivity and agency in a number of ways. She joins such scholars as Gail Kern Paster, Jonathan Sawday, ...

ISBN: 9781351900645

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'Talk About The Passion' & 'Rattlesnakes'

by Graham Farrow

Two hard-hitting plays linked by the theme of retribution, exploring the media's fascination with serial killers, and the fall-out from infidelity in marriage<br/><br/><br/><P><br/><b>Talk about the Passion</b>: A young child is horrifically ...

ISBN: 9781474279017

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'Tis Pity She's A Whore

A critical guide

by Professor Lisa Hopkins

<div>John Ford's tragedy <em>'Tis Pity She's A Whore</em> was first performed between 1629 and 1633 and since then its themes of incest, love versus duty and forbidden passion have made it a widely studied and performed, if controversial, play. ...

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore and Other Plays

by John Ford

Ford wrote darkly about sexual and political passion, thwarted ambition, and incest. This selection also shows his ability to portray the poignancy of love as well as write entertaining comedy and create convincing roles for women. Setting ...

ISBN: 9780199553860

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'Troilus and Criseyde'

A Reader's Guide

by Jenni Nuttall

'Troilus and Criseyde', Geoffrey Chaucer's most substantial completed work, is a long historical romance; its famous tale of love and betrayal in the Trojan War later inspired William Shakespeare. This reader's guide, written specifically for ...

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'Volpone' in Context

Biters Bitten and Fools Fooled

by Keith Linley

<p>Everything you need to know about the cultural contexts of 'Volpone'. The unremitting exposure of human vileness is black and bleak, redeemed perhaps by the eventual punishment of the wrongdoers in an outcome achieved more by luck than ...

ISBN: 9781783085606

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(I am) Nobody's Lunch / Gone Missing

by Steven Cosson

<p>This latest creation from award-winning New York company The Civilians asks the thorny question: how do we know what we know when everyone in power seems to be lying? Featuring an eccentric cast of characters, plucked from real life and ...

ISBN: 9781783194513

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(Re)mapping the Latina/o Literary Landscape

by Cristina Herrera & Larissa M. Mercado-López

<p>This book<i> </i>broadens the scope of Latina/o criticism to include both widely-read and understudied nineteenth through twenty-first century fictional works that engage in critical discussions of gender, race, sexuality, and identity. The ...

ISBN: 9781349949014

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(Re)visiting Translation

by Paola Attolino, Linda Barone, Mikaela Cordisco & others

This collection of essays addresses translation as an evolving thread that metaphorically represents the essence of contemporary society. As translation is the main tool for global information flow, the constant necessity of negotiating meanings

ISBN: 9783035108736

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(Re:)Working the Ground

Essays on the Late Writings of Robert Duncan

by James Maynard

<P>This collection of essays focuses on the remarkable group of texts comprising the late writings of Robert Duncan. Although praised by reviewers, Duncan's last two books of poetry have yet to receive the critical attention they merit. Written ...

ISBN: 9780230343443

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Œdipus

by Voltaire

François-Marie Arouet wrote under the nom de plume of Voltaire, and produced works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. Œdipus was written when Voltaire was but nineteen ...

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‘A Miracle of Learning’

Studies in Manuscripts and Irish Learning: Essays in Honour of William O’Sullivan

by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

This volume celebrates the work of William O’Sullivan, the first keeper of manuscripts at Trinity College, Dublin, who preserved, made more accessible and elucidated the documents in his care. The manuscripts throw new light on the society of ...

ISBN: 9781351963220

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