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Pleasures and Pains
Pleasures and Pains
Milligan, Barry E.

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Best New Poets 2017
Best New Poets 2017

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Diaz, Natalie

Entering its twelfth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of...


Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review
Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review
McMillen, Sheila, Garrett, George P.

This collection presents some of the best fiction published in the Virginia Quarterly Review- or anywhere- during the past twenty-five years. The stories, written by well-...


Margins and Marginality
Margins and Marginality

The Printed Page in Early Modern England

Tribble, Evelyn B.

Increasing interest is being shown in the intersections between literary and cultural history and in the material dimensions of the text. Evelyn B. Tribble argues that far from...


Civilization and Black Progress
Civilization and Black Progress

Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on the South

Oldfield, J. R.

Founder of the American Negro Academy, Alexander Crummell (1819–1898) played a pivotal role in later nineteenth-century debates over race and black intellect. Yet compared with...


Notes of a Son and Brother and The Middle Years
Notes of a Son and Brother and The Middle Years

A Critical Edition

James, Henry, Collister, Peter

After a childhood divided between America and Europe, Henry James settled with his family in New England, first in what he regarded as an outpost of Europe, Newport, and later...


The Gypsy-Bachelor of Manchester

The Life of Mrs. Gaskell's Demon

Bonaparte, Felicia

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Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917
Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917
Austin, Linda M.

Referred to long ago as a "disease" of Swiss soldiers and Highland regiments far from home, nostalgia became known in the 1920s as more of a fleeting rather than debilitating...


Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
Price, Kenneth M., Smith, Susan Belasco

Covering the decades from the 1830s through the end of the century, as well as the eastern, southern, and western regions of the United States, these essays, by a diverse group...


Sucking Up
Sucking Up

A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy

Parker, Mark, Parker, Mark

Suck-up. Ass-kisser. Brownnoser. Bootlicker. Lickspittle. Toadeater... Found in every walk of life, both real and imagined, sycophants surround us. But whether we grumble about...


Best New Poets 2015
Best New Poets 2015

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Smith, Tracy K.

Praise for earlier editions:

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."-- Publishers Weekly

"[These poets]...


Living on Wilderness Time
Living on Wilderness Time
Walker, Melissa

Melissa Walker set out on a journey that many women of her generation have mapped only in their dreams. Like many American chroniclers before her who have surrendered to the...


Byrd's Line
Byrd's Line

A Natural History

Ausband, Stephen Conrad

In 1728, William Byrd, the wealthy, English-educated master of Westover plantation, undertook a journey with a troop of commissioners, surveyors, and woodsmen to determine the...


Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography
Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography

The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing

Peterson, Linda H.

Victorian women's autobiography emerged at a historical moment when the field of life writing was particularly rich. Spiritual autobiography was developing interesting...


Ossianic Unconformities
Ossianic Unconformities

Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age

Gidal, Eric

In a sequence of publications in the 1760s, James Macpherson, a Scottish schoolteacher in the central Highlands, created fantastic epics of ancient heroes and presented them as...


Salomé
Salomé

A Tragedy in One Act

Wilde, Oscar

Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue’s new translation of the horrific New Testament story has...


Fellow Travelers

How Road Stories Shaped the Idea of the Americas

Ochoa, John

Road trips loom large in the American imagination, and stories from the road have been central to crafting national identities across North and South America. Tales of...


The Letters of Matthew Arnold
The Letters of Matthew Arnold

1829-1859

Arnold, Matthew, Lang, Cecil Y.

The University Press of Virginia edition of The Letters of Matthew Arnold, edited by Cecil Y. Lang, represents the most comprehensive and assiduously annotated collection of...


Women Warriors in Romantic Drama
Nielsen, Wendy C.

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The Swifts
The Swifts

Printers in the Age of Typesetting Races

Rumble, Walker

On a December day in 1885, Bill Barnes, a journeyman from the New York World, and Joe McCann, representing the New York Herald, faced off in a match race of Swifts, compositors...


The Letters of Christina Rossetti
The Letters of Christina Rossetti

1887-1894

Rossetti, Christina, Harrison, Antony H.

Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) has come to be considered one of the major poets--not just one of the major women poets—of the Victorian era, eclipsing her famous brother....


The Golden Avant-Garde
The Golden Avant-Garde

Idolatry, Commercialism, and Art

Sassower, Raphael, Cicotello, Louis

Since the eighteenth century, artists--especially so-called avant-garde artists--have played a conflicting role in society. Part of the reason for their complex position, argue...


Women and British Aestheticism
Women and British Aestheticism
Schaffer, Talia

This collection of essays introduces new scholarship on the women novelists, poets, fiction writers, essayists, lifestyle experts, and critics who played a central and long-...


Stranger America
Stranger America

A Narrative Ethics of Exclusion

Toth, Josh

Contradictory ideals of egalitarianism and self-reliance haunt America’s democratic state. We need look no further than Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and victory...


The Antagonist Principle
The Antagonist Principle

John Henry Newman and the Paradox of Personality

Poston, Lawrence

The Antagonist Principle is a critical examination of the works and sometimes controversial public career of John Henry Newman (1801–1890), first as an Anglican and...


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