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The Poetics of Disappointment
The Poetics of Disappointment

Wordsworth to Ashbery

Quinney, Laura

The Poetics of Disappointment offers nothing less than a complete revision of our understanding of romantic poetry. By examining the lineage of Wordsworth, Shelley,...


The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife
The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife

Henry James's Letters to Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and Lady Wolseley, 1878–1913

James, Henry, James, Alan G.

As his letters attest, for nearly forty years Henry James enjoyed a warm and gratifying friendship with Britain’s foremost soldier of the last quarter of the nineteenth century...


Tennyson

The Muses' Tug-of-War

Albright, Daniel

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Notorious Facts

Publicity in Romantic England, 1780-1831

Mulvihill, James

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Between the Novel and the News
Between the Novel and the News

The Emergence of American Women's Writing

Edelstein, Sari

While American literary history has long acknowledged the profound influence of journalism on canonical male writers, Sari Edelstein argues that American women writers were...


The Politics of Rape

Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage

Airey, Jennifer L.

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Contingent Loves
Contingent Loves

Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality

Hawthorne, Melanie C.

As the existentialist philosophers of mid-twentieth-century Paris famously asserted, a life can only be assessed fully after it has ended. Fitting, then, that since her death...


The Ladder of High Designs
The Ladder of High Designs
Fenoaltea, Doranne, Rubin, David Lee

This collection of essays on the structure and interpretation of the French lyric squence marks a number of tentative signposts for future travlers along this relatively...


The Art of Fiction
The Art of Fiction
Salter, James

James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen,...


Novel Cultivations
Novel Cultivations

Plants in British Literature of the Global Nineteenth Century

Chang, Elizabeth Hope

Nineteenth-century English nature was a place of experimentation, exoticism, and transgression, as site and emblem of the global exchanges of the British Empire. Popular...


Bad Books

Rétif de la Bretonne, Sexuality, and Pornography

Wyngaard, Amy S.

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Rational Meaning
Rational Meaning

A New Foundation for the Definition of Words and Supplementary Essays

Jackson, Laura, Jackson, Schuyler B.

Existing only in manuscript since the 1940s but enjoying an underground reputation among friends and advocates, this primary document by one of the most original and...


Quirks of the Quantum
Quirks of the Quantum

Postmodernism and Contemporary American Fiction

Coale, Samuel Chase

Episodic and disconnected, much of postmodern fiction mirrors the world as quantum theorists describe it, according to Samuel Chase Coale. In Quirks of the Quantum,...


Auden and Documentary in the 1930s
Auden and Documentary in the 1930s
Bryant, Marsha

W.H. Auden established his literary reputation in a decade framed by economic depression and global war. He emerged as the defining literary voice of the 1930s while the...


The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

From the earliest texts of the colonial period to works contemporary with Emancipation, African American literature has been a dialogue across color lines, and a medium through...


Guilty Pleasures
Guilty Pleasures

Popular Novels and American Audiences in the Long Nineteenth Century

McIntosh, Hugh

Guilty pleasures in one’s reading habits are nothing new. Late-nineteenth-century American literary culture even championed the idea that popular novels need not be great. Best...


The Poor Man's Son
The Poor Man's Son
Feraoun, Mouloud

Like the autobiographical hero of this, his classic first novel, Mouloud Feraoun grew up in the rugged Kabyle region of French-controlled Algeria, where the prospects for most...


Recollections of a Happy Life
Recollections of a Happy Life

Being the Autobiography of Marianne North

Morgan, Susan

Marianne North was a Victorian figure of some consequence. An amateur botanist and painter, she journeyed to the world's farthest reaches, to its ancient and new civilizations...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Logic Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll and Related Pieces

Carroll, Lewis, Abeles, Francine

In the history of mathematics, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), better known as Lewis Carroll, stands out as the rare mathematician who also was an exceptional literary...


The Knowing Most Worth Doing
The Knowing Most Worth Doing

Essays on Pluralism, Ethics, and Religion

Booth, Wayne, Jost, Walter

Throughout the second half of the twentieth century until his death in 2005, Wayne Booth was one of the most influential literary critics in America and beyond, known worldwide...


Something Understood
Something Understood

Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler

Burt, Stephanie, Halpern, Nick

Helen Vendler may be America’s most important poetry critic. A winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Vendler has remained a key figure in the academy while also...


American Road Narratives
American Road Narratives

Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film

Brigham, Ann

The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic...


Cosmopolitan Criticism
Cosmopolitan Criticism

Oscar Wilde's Philosophy of Art

Brown, Julia Prewitt

CALLING OSCAR WILDE'S philosophy of art his "most elusive legacy," Brown attempts to define Wilde's conception of what art is and what it is not, of what the experience of art...


The Flirt's Tragedy
The Flirt's Tragedy

Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction

Kaye, Richard A.

In the flirtation plots of novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and W. M. Thackeray, heroines learn sociability through competition with naughty coquette-doubles. In the...


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