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James Ellroy and Voyeur Fiction

by Nathan Ashman Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

James Ellroy is an acclaimed yet controversial popular novelist. Since the publication of his first novel Brown’s Requiem in 1981, Ellroy’s eccentric “Demon Dog” persona and his highly stylized, often...


Shakespeare and Realism

by Josy Miller, Peter Lichtenfels, Sam Kolodezh & Bryan Reynolds et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 15, 2018)

This collection of essays examines the works of the most famous writer of plays in the English language within the most culturally pervasive genre in which they are performed. Though Realist productions of Shakespeare...


Through the Magic Door

by Arthur Conan Doyle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Through the Magic Door (1907) is an essay by Arthur Conan Doyle: his subject is the charisma and charm of books. Doyle invites readers to enjoy the greatest minds of all times through what they have left behind...


Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Othello by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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This engaging summary presents an analysis of Othello by William Shakespeare, which recounts the tragic downfall...


The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 23, 2018)

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1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

by James Mustich Workman Publishing Company (October 02, 2018)

“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post

“If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

        

Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill...


The Disorder of Things: A Foucauldian Approach to the Works of Nuruddin Farah

by John Masterson Wits University Press (April 01, 2013)

Offering a reading of the Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah through the prism of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, this book argues that the preoccupations that have remained central throughout Farah's 40...


Losing the Plot

by Leon De Kock Wits University Press (September 01, 2016)

In Losing the Plot, well-known scholar and writer Leon de Kock offers a lively and wide-ranging analysis of postapartheid South African writing which, he contends, has morphed into a far more flexible and multifaceted...


Bushman Letters: Interpreting /Xam Narrative

by Michael Wessels Wits University Press (April 01, 2010)

The Bleek and Lloyd Collection consists of the notebooks in which William Bleek and Lucy Lloyd transcribed and translated the narratives, cultural information and personal histories told to them in the 1870's...


The Genres of Thomson’s The Seasons

by Kwinten Van De Walle, Sandro Jung, Alfred Sjödin & John D. Morillo et al. Lehigh University Press (September 01, 2018)

Critics since the eighteenth century have puzzled over the form of James Thomson’s composite long poem, The Seasons (1730, 1744, 1746), its generically hybrid make-up, and its relationship to established genres...


The Soul of Statesmanship

by L. Joseph Hebert Jr., Khalil M. Habib, Carson Holloway & J David Alvis et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Shakespeare’s plays explore a staggering range of political topics, from the nature of tyranny, to the practical effects of Christianity on politics and the family, to the meaning and practice of statesmanship....


Derek Jarman's Medieval Modern

by Robert Mills D S Brewer (April 20, 2018)

The artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman (1942-1994) had a lifelong appreciation of medieval culture. But with the possible exception of Edward II, Jarman's films have not been identified to dateas making a major...


Perceval: The Story of the Grail

by Chrétien de Troyes & Nigel Bryant D S Brewer (November 25, 1982)

The Holy Grail has intrigued and inspired countless readers over the centuries since it first appeared in Chrétien's Perceval. Essentially the story of the making of a knight, both in worldlyand spiritual terms,...


Voices of Ghana

by Victoria Ellen Smith James Currey (September 21, 2018)

Ghana's first radio programme of original literature, Singing Net, began in 1955 as part of the development of a national radio station in the years leading to independence in 1957. Its centralaim was to bring...


Stages of European Romanticism

by Theodore Ziolkowski Camden House (October 01, 2018)

Romanticism was a truly European phenomenon, extending roughly from the French Revolution to the 1848 revolutions and embracing not only literature and drama but also music and visual arts. Because ofRomanticism's...


A Gil Vicente Bibliography (2005–2015)

by Constantin C. Stathatos Lehigh University Press (September 01, 2018)

This is a compilation of contributions to the study of the Portuguese playwright Gil Vicente (1465–1536) which appeared between 2005 and 2015. Entries are grouped under three main headings: Editions and Adaptations,...


Religion and Technology into the Future

by Sam Gill Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow’s Eve examines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human...


Frankenstein’s Brain

by John Sutherland Icon Books Ltd (October 04, 2018)

Where does Victor Frankenstein dig up his body parts? Is the monster a fan of Goethe?  How does the monster die? 

On the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s perennially popular and influential gothic tale,...


Methods Devour Themselves

by Benjanun Sriduangkaew & J. Moufawad-Paul Zero Books (August 31, 2018)

Methods Devour Themselves is a dialogue between fiction and non-fiction. Inspired by Quentin Meillassoux's Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction that was paired with an Isaac Asimov short story, this book...


The Latest Winter

by Maggie Nelson Zed Books (September 15, 2018)

• Maggie Nelson is the award-winning writer of modern classics The Argonauts and Bluets• Beautifully designed editions available for the first time in the UK• Published in time for National Poetry Day•...


Shiner

by Maggie Nelson Zed Books (September 15, 2018)

• Maggie Nelson is the award-winning writer of modern classics The Argonauts and Bluets• Beautifully designed editions available for the first time in the UK• Published in time for National Poetry Day•...


He Held Radical Light

by Christian Wiman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 11, 2018)

A moving meditation on memory, oblivion, and eternity by one of our most celebrated poets

What is it we want when we can’t stop wanting? And how do we make that hunger productive and vital rather than corrosive...


Pinter’s World

by William Baker Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (September 15, 2018)

Pinter’s World: Pinter and Company is not a full-scale biography but a series of illuminating chapters about Pinter’s life, character, and thought, employing new information found in his “Appointment Diaries,”...


Let's Go Fishing!: A Book for Beginners

by Gerald D. Schmidt & Brian W. Payne Roberts Rinehart (October 01, 1990)

The ideal companion to a child's first tackle set, and a useful reference for years to follow. Ages 8 and up.


Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The NewSouth Edition

by Alan Gribben NewSouth Books (January 01, 2011)

In a radical departure from standard editions, Twain's most famous novels are published here as the continuous narrative that the author originally envisioned. More controversial will be the decision by the...


Working Women in American Literature, 1865–1950

by Miriam S. Gogol, Jessica McCarthy, Lara Hubel & Irene Gammel et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Working Women in American Literature, 1865–1950 consists of eight original essays by literary, historical, and multicultural critics on the subject of working women in late-nineteenth- to mid-twentieth-century...


Solitary Comrade

by Joan Hedrick The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Hedrick examines London's inner life, primarily as it is revealed in his art, to discover the man concealed beneath the public persona. Although London was wealthy, famous, and one of the last great self-made...


The Attack on Literature and Other Essays

by René Wellek The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

With the erudition that has distinguished his lifelong study of literary criticism, Wellek considers the trends, theories, and quarrels of recent years. He continues to insist that criticism--whether written...


Skialetheia, or A Shadowe of Truth, in Certaine Epigrams and Satyres

by Everard Guilpin The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Although well known to experts in English literature, Guilpin's Skialetheia has been available only in inadequate texts until now. This edition of the 1598 work presents an old-spelling critical text and provides...


The Autobiographical Myth of Robert Lowell

by Philip Cooper The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Lowell's continuing productivity and his ever-increasing stature as a poet demand a new evaluation of his work, and Cooper has provided it in this penetrating study. Though Cooper's primary purpose is to demonstrate...


From Tobacco Road to Route 66

by Sylvia Jenkins Cook The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

In the early nineteenth century, the southern poor white had a reputation for comic vulgarity and absurd violence; postbellum writers saw him as a quaint peasant; the 1920s transformed him into a revolutionary...


Literature among the Ruins, 1945–1955

by Hirokazu Toeda, Richi Sakakibara, Michael K. Bourdaghs & Atsuko Ueda et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

In the wake of the disaster of 1945—as Japan was forced to remake itself from “empire” to “nation” in the face of an uncertain global situation—literature and literary criticism emerged as highly...


The Search for Form

by J. A. Ward The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

This volume is a study of the structure of certain of James's works, as well as a search for the structural principles that inform James's fiction and lie behind the technical dicta of his essays and prefaces....


Shakespeare's Romantic Comedies

by Peter G. Phialas The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

Phialas provides commentaries on Shakespeare's romantic comedies, treats in detail individual scenes and characters, and makes illuminating comparisons and contrasts of character with character. The chief concern...


The Caught Image

by Robert L. Gale The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2012)

Gale considers the imagery in all of the 135 novels and short stories of Henry James and presents what may well be the first extensive treatment of figurative language in the complete works of any novelist....


Transfiguration

by Frank Burch Brown The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Brown proposes a theory of poetic metaphor that attempts to account for literature's complex role in the discovery and creation of significant patterns within both language and life. He shows that while poetic...


The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (June 19, 2018)

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Yellow Dog with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon, one of the first...