Subject Area: Literature

Reality / Realidad
 Austin, Karen
1992 0-7734-9175-9 272 pages
Reality/Realidad is the second of Galdós' paired novels which tell the same story from two very different perspectives, and through two very different narrative structures. The first, The Unknown, was an epistolary novel. Reality, presented here in English, is wholly theatrical and dramaticized - an intriguing and, for its time (1889), very innovative, standpoint. It was later reworked into a proper drama, acclaimed by publics and critics alike.

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The Unknown / La Incognita
 Austin, Karen
1991 0-7734-9444-8 252 pages
The Unknown (1889) is Galdós' first and only totally epistolary novel. The narrator, writing to a friend in the country, tells of Madrid's politics, society, amours, characters, and crimes, in lively, ironic, amusing style. This fresh and witty translation retains Galdós' humor and sarcasm on the society and people he knew so well.

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A COMPARISON OF THE WORKS OF ANTONINE MAILLET OF THE ACADIAN TRADITION OF NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, AND LOUISE ERDRICH OF THE OJIBWE OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH THE POEMS OF LONGFELLOW
 Lyons, Rosemary
2002 0-7734-6971-0 120 pages


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A Two Thousand Year History of the Influence of Song of Songs on Religion, Literature, Music, and Art
 Horovitz, Chaim T.
2011 0-7734-3810-6 516 pages
This work presents the wide range of influence of the ‘Song of Songs’ on world culture. It demonstrates the long history of confrontation of the immense number of allegorical interpretations with secular (literal) commentaries. This book contains twenty-four black and white photographs and twelve color photographs.

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Aesthetics of Dislocation in French and Francophone Literature and Art: Strategies of Representation
 Connon, Daisy
2009 0-7734-4919-1 296 pages
This work specifically addresses the productive quality of states of dislocation in Francophone literature, cinema and visual culture. It is the first volume to substantially study dislocation within the French and Francophone cultures.

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AFRICAN RELIGIOUS INFLUENCES ON THREE BLACK WOMEN NOVELISTS: The Aesthetics of “Vodun” (Zora Neale Hurston, Simone Schwarz-Bart, and Paule Marshall)
 Smith, Maria T.
2007 0-7734-5528-0 160 pages
This study, focusing on select novels by women writers of the African Diaspora, illustrates that a surprising degree of commonality exists among works with obvious geographical, cultural, and linguistics differences – an affirmation of the philosophical essence of the Vodun religion as an antidote to Western spiritual and cultural moribundity. A close reading Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Simone Schwarz-Bart’s Pluie et Vent sur Telumée Miracle, and Paule Marshall’s Praisesong for the Widow, demonstrates the way in which these works allude to the Vodun pantheon and ancestor veneration in order to valorize a worldview that recognizes the interconnectedness of all living things, visible and invisible. This is accomplished by locating each novel within its socio-political context and developing African diasporic literary tradition wherein African-derived beliefs have become sources of cultural resistance. After this reconstruction, the author is able to explicate the representation and function of Vodun as it is employed by each of the authors under consideration.

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AMERICAN MOVIES AND THEIR CULTURAL ANTECEDENTS IN LITERARY TEXT
 Davidson, Phebe
2001 0-7734-7342-4 156 pages
Six wide-ranging essays which track the evolving representation and understanding of stories and themes, an exercise in seeing where a particular idea, image, or sequence of events will lead. For example, Chapter One traces the evolution of the black/white masculine friendship pair from James Fenimore Cooper through Die Hard to The Green Mile. Chapter four discusses Thelma and Louise and Leaving Normal as complementary cultural texts which serve to extend gender definitions found in earlier American literature and which continue actively to engage men and women in American culture today. “There’s nothing ordinary about Davidson’s always interesting insights throughout these six essays. . . . An engrossing, original look at film, energetic and lively. As a cultural observer, Davidson is sensitive and conscientious, and she reveals the American myths that both imprison and liberate.” – Book Reader

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An Annotated Bibliography and Reference List of Musical Fiction
 Brown, Kellie D.
2005 0-7734-6158-2 360 pages
Since the earliest civilizations, a connection has existed between music and the literary arts. From the Old Testament and ancient Greek poets to the great operatic masterpieces of the nineteenth century, music and words have forged an inseparable bond. This relationship is not only seen in musical genres but in a prolific output of novels for adults and children that contain musical themes, characters, and/or settings.

This book is the result of many years of research into fiction that has this musical connection. Focusing on novels mainly from the twentieth century, this volume contains an extensive annotated list featuring works for adult, young adult and juvenile audiences and also represents a wide range of musical genre from classical to jazz to rap. Following the annotations, this book provides a comprehensive listing of all titles sorted by reading level and by musical genres to assist librarians, educators, and readers in finding the precise book for a given need or interest.

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An Anthology of Eighteenth-Century Satire Grub Street
 Heaney, Peter
1995 0-7734-9026-4 244 pages
After an introductory essay on the history of Grub Street, there follows works on the subject by Ned Ward, Daniel Defoe, Tom Brown, Jonathan Swift, John Arbuthnot, Alexander Pope, Richard Savage, Leonard Welsted, Colley Cibber, and several anonymous writers. The volume includes both familiar works (Swift's A Modest Proposal. . . and Pope's The Dunciad [Book II]), as well as more obscure and hard-to-find works.

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Anglo-Saxon Poetry in Imitative Translation: The Harp and the Cross
 Morgan, Gwendolyn A.
2001 0-7734-7647-4 228 pages
Anglo-Saxon poetry has increasingly become the province of a few specialists sufficiently acquainted with the Old English language, poetics, and culture to read it in the original. Except for Beowulf and standard anthologized versions of the more famous works, most Anglo-Saxon verse remains unavailable to modern English readers. This volume offers a sampling of the Anglo-Saxon shorter poems in modern recreations which remain literally accurate as well as imitative in specific prosody. With its arrangement, introductory materials, and specific selections, it also provides the reader with a sense of the Anglo-Saxon world view. In many cases it provides the only modern English translation of these works.

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Animal Tales: A Collection of Short Fiction by Lucette Desvignes
 Desvignes, Lucette
2010 0-7734-3908-0 308 pages
Translated into English for the first time, Lucette Desvignes examines, through her fiction, the relationship between animals and humans. Liberating animals from circumstances that often imprison them, Desvignes helps us to discover their unique personalities and the joy they can bring to the people around them.

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Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women’s Life Histories
 Westphalen, Linda
2012 0-7734-1593-9 480 pages
This book examines life history writing by Australian Aboriginal women in the context of ongoing negotiations about one's status and claims to country. It uses a methodological combination of literary analysis, history and anthropology to draw out the distinctive cultural heritages held in palimpsest within texts.

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Aportes Recientes a la Literatura y el Arte Españoles: Estudios de Crítica Narrativa / Recent Developments in Spanish Literature and Art: Studies in Narrative Criticism)
 Raventos-Pons, Esther
2012 0-7734-2643-4 288 pages
Examining modern interpretations of Spanish literature and art involves discussing the works from varying perspectives. The authors of these essays investigate the concept of narrative as portrayed by Spanish authors. Most of the essays discuss contemporary art, but others study art and literature from the Middle Ages up until the present day.

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Aproximaciones a La Narrativa Femenina Del Diecinueve En Latinoamerica
 Torres-Pou, Juan
2002 0-7734-7307-6 164 pages
Writers include: Lindaura Anzoátegui de Campero; Rosa Duarte; Amelia Francasci; Maria Firmina dos Reis; María Amaparo Ruiz de Burton; María Mercedes Santacruz y Montalvo; Ramón Emeterio Betances; Eduarda Mansilla; Leonor Villegas de Magnón.

This monograph is in Spanish.

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Architectural Influences on Jane Austen’s Narratives. Structure as an Active Agent of Fictive Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century
 Wye, Margaret
2009 0-7734-4769-5 280 pages
This is the first sustained analysis of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park in conjunction with her two Bath novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. It is a careful examination of the organization and background of these interconnected worlds and demonstrates the importance of the Palladian influence on Austen’s Bath, and her awareness of the significance of her brothers’ Naval careers. This book contains fifteen color photographs.

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Bestiary of Discontent/bestiario Dos Descontentos
 Carys, Evans-Corrales
1993 0-7734-9338-7 144 pages
This bilingual version of Murado's contemporary beast-fable features both English translation and the original Galician, a language of northwestern Spain currently enjoying a renaissance after centuries of political repression. This collection of riddles in the form of prose-poems presents traditional elements and innovations to the genre which combine to create a highly original portrayal of the nature of desire.

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BibliografÍa Descriptiva De Estudios CrÍticos Sobre La Obra De Emilia Pardo BazÁn/a Descriptive Bibliography of Critical Studies on the Work of Emilia Pardo BazÁn
 Scari, Robert
2001 0-7734-7562-1 424 pages
This bibliography consists of a complete list of articles and books dealing with al the works of this major 19th century Spanish author. Each entry is accompanied by a comprehensive summary of its essential facts and claims. An indispensable aspect of the work is the thoroughly cross-referenced index of subjects which allows the user to judge, on the basis of indicated treatment depth, the desirability of closer inspections. All entries in Spanish, with English and Spanish prefaces.

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Binarración Y Parodia En Las Primeras Tres Novelas De Osvaldo Soriano
 Delgado-Costa, José
2003 0-7734-6998-2 200 pages


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Brendan Kennelly's Literary Works: The Developing Art of an Irish Writer, 1959-2000
 Sedlmayr, Gerold
2005 0-7734-5978-2 420 pages
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the work of one of Ireland’s most prominent yet also critically neglected writers, Brendan Kennelly. While covering his output from 1959 onwards, the chosen approach is systematic rather than chronological. Shedding light on Kennelly’s poems, novels, and plays from different angles – “History and Politics”, “Spaces/Places: Country, City, Nature”, “Religion and Ethics” as well as “Gender and Sexuality” – Kennelly’s development is traced from his neo-Romanticist beginnings to a critical and highly provocative postmodern stance, above all in the later long poems: Cromwell, The Book of Judas, and Poetry My Arse. While this study is certainly valuable as an introduction for the general reader, combining in-depth analyses of the most important works with general contextual information, the embedding of these analyses within a larger theoretical framework (including deconstruction, postcolonial theory, or gender studies) will also challenge the more experienced Kennellyan. Brendan Kennelly is a painstaking critic of today’s complacencies, inhibitions and violence, a scrupulous analyst of society, and an uncompromising reader of the past who, nevertheless, remains self-critical throughout.

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CartografiÁs Literarias Del Exilio: Tres PoÉticas Hispanoamericanas
 Gutiérrez, José Ismael
2005 0-7734-6225-2 228 pages
Along with the reshaping of territories, and socio-economic and cultural dimensions which took place on a worldwide scale, the last few decades have also witnessed a reshaping of the spectrum and voices of Latin-American writers that have created, revisited and suffered the complex and multifaceted phenomenon of exile. Jose Ismael Gutierrez's work shares this concern, namely the need for research, which for some time has been enriching the Latin-American literary bibliography in these parts, as never before. Linked to one of the essential discursive categories of the literary phenomenon in the New World -territorial displacement as a system, involuntary displacement and the stigma of exclusion- and being based on points of view drawn from sociology, politics, philosophy, psychology and culture in general, this study deals with the experience of exile in the works of three Spanish American writers: the Cuban authors, Reinaldo Arenas and Manuel Diaz Martinez, as well as the Uruguayan author, Fernando Ainsa.

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Classic and Iconoclastic Alternate History Science Fiction
 Chapman, Edgar L.
2003 0-7734-6799-8 312 pages
These essays analyze the important sub-genre of science fiction called alternate history, stories set in worlds that have been fictionalized by altering some key event in real history. They examine some of the famous themes of this literature: the American South winning the Civil War, and the Nazis winning WWII, as well as analyzing fascinating experiments with the form, such as those by Robert Silverberg and Robert Coover. It fills the void in scholarship in this popular literary form, and contains essays by several very well-known scholars in the fantastic literature field, including Thomas Shippey, Steven Kagle, Robert Geary, Martha Bartter, and Joe Sanders. Moving from the origins of alternate history to discussions of early examples and unusual experiments with the genre, the essays deal not only with print literature but also with film and graphic novels.

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Colonial Subject’s Search for Nation, Culture, and Identity in the Works of Julia Álvarez, Rosario FerrÉ, and Ana Lydia Vega
 Henao, Eda B.
2003 0-7734-6551-0 162 pages


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Communion at Coldwater Baptist Church
 Stafford, Darrell
1993 0-7734-2792-9


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Computer assisted Analysis of Goethe’s Die Wahlverwandtschaften the Enigma of Elective Affinities
 Burgess, Gordon J. A.
1999 0-7734-8032-3 278 pages
This is the first full-length computer-aided examination of Goethe's novel. This study focuses on a close critical analysis of the text, underpinning its findings with often incontrovertible evidence based on the outputs of computer-generated indexes and concordances. The examination of the text itself is complemented by an overview of critical attitudes toward the novel, from Goethe's contemporaries down to the present day, and by an outline of the possibilities and limitations of a computer-based text analysis.

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Concordance to the Works of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine Author Vol. 2 (ch-D)
 Isbister, Rob
1992 0-7734-9374-3 286 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges

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Concordance to the Works of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine Author Vol. 3 (e-H)
 Isbister, Rob
1992 0-7734-9376-X 371 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges

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Concordance to the Works of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine Author Vol. 4 (i-Ll)
 Isbister, Rob
1992 0-7734-9378-6 341 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges

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Concordance to the Works of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine Author Vol. 5 (M-P)
 Isbister, Rob
1992 0-7734-9380-8 460 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges

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Concordance to the Works of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine Author Vol. 6 (q-S)
 Isbister, Rob
1992 0-7734-9382-4 342 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges

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Concordance to the Works of Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine Author Vol. 7 (t-Z)
 Isbister, Rob
1992 0-7734-9339-5 392 pages
A complete concordance to the works of Borges

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CONTEXTO, ESTILO Y FORMA EN LA OBRA DE JORGE LUIS BORGES Y MANUEL PUIG Ensayos
 Thon, Sonia
2011 0-7734-1392-8 164 pages
This study is focused on the contribution of Jorge Luis Borges and Manuel Puig to the formation of an Argentine linguistic identity in the twentieth century. In Spanish

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Creating a Global Dialogue on Value Inquiry. Papers From the XXII World Congress of Philosophy (Rethinking Philosophy Today)
 Yan, Jinfen
2009 0-7734-4702-4 508 pages
This work examines the range of work in which value theorists are engaging in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The essays illustrate the ways in which value theorists from different parts of the world draw on an increasingly broad range of intellectual thought, including Chinese, European and African traditions.

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Creative and Critical Approaches to the Short Story
 Kaylor, Noel Harold Jr.
1997 0-7734-8614-3 504 pages
This is a state of the art anthology of critical and creative works on the short story for scholars and readers. The collection is unique in that it combines the critical creative approaches to short fiction and includes works by inflential critics and writers who convey their love of the genre through their writing. Contributors include some of the best critics of the Short Story anywhere, talented fiction writers (one a Pulitzer Prize winner).

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Critical Edition of Penelope Aubin’s Translation of Mme. Gillot De Beaucour’s the Adventures of the Prince of Clermont, and Madam De Ravezan (1722)
 de Sola, Anne
2003 0-7734-6610-X 203 pages
Set in 17th-century France, this novel tells how love gets around obstacles to fulfill its objective in the celebration of marriage. The main story of Madam de Ravezan and her Prince is developed as an echo of the story of her parents, and a template for the story of her children. This novel is a perfect example of what constituted the taste of the reader in late 17th-century France and early 18th-century England. In terms of narrative techniques, it is also an illustration of the evolution of the genre toward modernity.

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Crypto- Judaism, Madness and the Female Quixote. Charlotte Lennox as Marrana in Mid-Eighteenth Century England
 Simms, Norman
2004 0-7734-6499-9 382 pages


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Defamiliarization in the Work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez From 1947-1967
 Mose, Kenrick
1989 0-88946-387-5 350 pages
An original approach to the work of the Colombian Nobel laureate, painstakingly researched and documented to show the essential unity that underlies his works even when they differ in form.

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Domestic Misconduct in the Novels of Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding
 Lawson, Jacqueline
1994 0-7734-9978-4 200 pages
For the novelist of the 18th century, the narrative preoccupation with domestic life was expressed through the image of the ill-governed family. The complications arising from courtship, marriage, sexual relationships, adolescence and domestic strife provided the writers of that era with the perfect vehicle for inculcating moral precepts governing family conduct. This explains, in part, the overly didactic nature of the novel in which readers are exhorted to correct improprieties in their own households.

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El Discurso Dieciochesco EspaÑol - Pensamiento Y Paradoja En Jovellanos, Cadalso Y Forner
 Santos, José
2002 0-7734-7109-X 206 pages


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El Discurso Postmodernista En La Trilogia Gallega De Camilo Jose Cela
 Porrua, Enrique J.
2007 0-7734-5256-7 272 pages
This work is a study of the “Galician Trilogy” written by Camilo José Cela, consisting of his novels Mazurca para dos muertos (1983), La cruz de San Andres (1994), and Madera de boj (1999). In contrast to the treatment given by Cela to Galizia, his homeland, in some of his previous works, these three novels, all written in the last ten years of his life, he focuses on the three different environments (rural, urban and maritime) as well as in the traditional and modern cultural and idiosyncratic patterns that characterize Galizia, a culturally rich, folkloric and legendary province in northwestern Spain.

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Elementi Mitico-Simbolici Di Madri Nei “dramas Rurales” Di Federico Garcia Lorca E Nei Miti Di Luigi Pirandello E Panorama Del Numinoso Materno Nella Letteratura Moderna E Contemporanea. / a Study of the Great Mother in Modern Mediterranean Literature
 Aramu, Paola
2009 0-7734-3896-3 360 pages
This work analyzes, in a significant corpus of narrative and theatrical works, the several and chief manifestations of the maternal figure referable to the Great Mother’s images, also by using important studies about Psychoanalysis, Sociology and History of the religions.

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Essays in Irish Literary Criticism: Themes of Gender, Sexuality, and Corporeality
 Quinn, Deirdre
2008 0-7734-4830-6 284 pages
The only collection of its kind to be produced with a single, cutting edge theme, and to gather recent and upcoming scholarship in the area of gender and sexuality. Literary analyses feature prominently in the collection but essays from the disciplines of English, Film and Media Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies help to widen the scope of the topic as well as provide genuinely interdisciplinary dialogue.

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Essays on C. S. Lewis and George Macdonald - Truth, Fiction, and the Power of Imagination
 Marshall, Cynthia
1991 0-88946-494-4 122 pages
Studies that go beyond observations noting thematic connections between C. S. Lewis' theological writings and his imaginative fictions to probe the basic foundation of Lewis' conception of fiction and advance our understanding of the importance Lewis granted to the imagination in perceiving truth. Also, explores the role George MacDonald (who Lewis said "baptized [his] imagination") played in the development of his theory of fiction. Walter Hooper and Ann Loades offer essays on questions of autobiography raised by A Grief Observed; Robert Holyer writes on the epistemology of Till We Have Faces; Frank Riga discusses dreams as conduits for the imagination; and Waldo Knickerbocker discusses Lewis' sense of Christianity as "a true fairy tale."

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Essays on Old, Middle, Modern English and Old Icelandic
 Gruber, Meredith Crellin
2000 0-7734-7858-2 544 pages
Twenty-two scholars examine ancient and modern classics, ranging from Beowulf and Paradise Lost to Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead. Topics include Old English charms, Christian poetry, humour and riddles, Old Icelandic sagas, epic dragons, and women's roles.

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Faith and Philosophy in the Writings of Paul Ricoeur
 Dornisch, Loretta
1991 0-88946-737-4 408 pages
A comprehensive introduction to Ricoeur, including full background information on all areas of his work and a bibliography. Includes chapters on: The Human Questions; The Challenge of Faith; The Christian Tradition; The Crisis of Society; A Theory of Symbol; Biblical Research; Ricoeur, Language, and Interpretation Theory.

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Family, Lineage and Kinship in the Cycle of Guillaume D'orange
 Koss, Ronald G.
1990 0-88946-692-0 228 pages
Examines chronologically nine major texts of the Guillaume cycle, the kinship relationships of the characters (men, women, brothers, and siblings), and the nature, consequences, motives, and functions of these relationships. Demonstrates that the Cycle of Guillaume is a true cycle and details how the bonds of kinship provide the structural framework of the cycle.

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Female Hero in Women's Literature and Poetry
 Lichtman, Susan A.
1996 0-7734-8796-4 88 pages
This collection of essays about women's novels and poetry demonstrates the signs and symbol structures inherent in women's writings and what those systems can mean in identifying a mega-myth for women and women's psychological and physical development. Using Professor Lichtman's earlier book, Life Stages of Woman's Heroic Journey, as the theoretical basis for interpretation, it covers such diverse authors and poets as Christina Rossetti, Zora Neale Hurston, Ellen Glasgow, Dame Edith Sitwell, Virginia Woolf, and the Mabinogion

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Feminist Readings on Spanish and Latin-American Literature
 Condé, Lisa Pauline
1991 0-7734-9440-5 216 pages
These essays are a contribution to the ongoing debate on the interaction between feminism and hispanism. Writers examined include Calderón, Galdós, Valle-Inclán, Unamuno, Pardo Bazán, Rosa Chacel, Alfonsina Storni, Bombal, Luisa Valenzuela, and others.

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Fictional First-Person Discourses in Cuban Diaspora Novels
 Rosales Herrera, Raúl
2012 0-7734-2588-8 304 pages
This book considers Cuban diaspora novels written since 1980, critically examining the autobiographical elements of the works and the authors who wrote them. Incorporating autobiographical theories and Cuban exile history across literary generations, the study analyzes different approaches to fictional self-figuration. It underscores how the autobiographical within fictional discourses does not conceal, but instead reveals more flexible outlets for authorial and diasporic self-representation.
From the beginning the author defines the difference between diaspora and exile. The text then studies three periodic phases in the first-person fictional novels of Cuban writers outside the island, taking into consideration the writers’ own displacement and the nature of the dynamics between exile and adopted country. The author discovers a commonality in all of the novels: strong parallels between history and fiction and overlapping characteristics of the novels’ authors and their narrating protagonists – both displaced subjects. The text represents an important contribution to autobiographical studies and to the study of both Cuban and Latino literature in the United States, but especially to the studies of one of the newest routes of Cuban literature in the world.

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Fictional Imagination of Neil Jordan, Irish Writer and Film Maker: A Study of Literary Style
 Pernot-Deschamps, Marguerite
2009 0-7734-4761-X 168 pages
This work examines Neil Jordan’s use of images taken from Irish history, Catholicism, the Irish land and the world of art and the senses, in his films and, heretofore unexamined novels.

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Fortunatus in His Many English Guises
 Blamires, David
1996 0-7734-1350-2 172 pages
Written by Bristol Germanists past and present, this volume includes eleven research essays. Included are: The Babenburg Dukes; Schnüffis' Mirantisches Flötlein; Collin's Regulus; Nestroy and the Redemptorists; Alcoholism in 19th-century drama; Stifter's Bunte Sleine; Duels in Schnitzler's plays; Hofmannsthal's quatrains; Hofmannsthal's Prolog zu dem Buch `Anatol'; a Kafka notebook entry; and Contemporary Women's Writing in Austria. It also has numerous illustrations and a special preface by Professor Emeritus August Closs. Bristol Austrian Studies will appeal to all advanced readers of Austrian literature. Its critical range and stimulating subject matter are a tribute to the sustained interest in Austrian culture that characterizes the teaching and research of Bristol University's German Department.

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Galician Cultural Identity in the Works of Ramón Otero Pedrayo
 Patterson, Craig
2006 0-7734-5716-X 424 pages
In the 1920’s, the grouping of Galician intellectuals known as the Xeración Nós began, through their wide-ranging literary output and political activities, to articulate and reinterpret essential notions of Galician cultural identity after several centuries of cultural repression and centralization. This book examines both the nexus of inherited positions informing this cultural recovery, and its original reformulation, through the works of the most prominent intellectual of the Xeración Nós, Ramón Otero Pedrayo (1888 - 1976). Otero was an important figure in Galician intellectual and cultural life over the larger part of the twentieth century, especially when expression of Galician distinctiveness, whether political or cultural, was severely limited and largely discouraged by the Franco regime. He is particularly deserving of an in-depth study, especially since this theme so intrinsically associated with him has not yet been written upon from a perspective of cultural history, and also given his sheer intellectual versatility and position as the leading cultural anthropologist of that generation of Galician writers and thinkers. This work is, therefore, an intellectual history of the cultural activity prevalent in the northwest of Spain - from 1918 to 1936 and beyond - and its interaction with other notions of Spanish identity.

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Gender and Genealogy in Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata
 Migiel, Marilyn
1993 0-7734-9392-1 204 pages
Using feminist, psychoanalytic, and deconstructionist approaches to Torquato Tasso's 1581 Gerusalemme Liberata (Jerusalem Delivered), this book argues that Tasso explored alternate modes of writing and reading by reflecting on the genealogical tales of his non-Christian women characters, Clorinda, Erminia, and Armida. They permit Tasso to explore what it might mean to ask an alternate series of questions about one's relation to the father. By examining the interpretive and ethical questions that rise from the problematic genealogies of Tasso's orphan daughters, we arrive at a better understanding of the relation between the poem's dominant ideology, on one hand, and the stories that it seeks to suspend and displace on the other.

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Glossary to Culhwch Ac Olwen
 Bromwich, Rachel
1992 0-7734-9455-3 98 pages
This work provides a full glossary for the most important and perhaps the earliest of the medieval Welsh tales: Culhwch ac Olwen.

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Handling of Words and Other Studies in Literary Psychology
 Seed, David
1993 0-7734-9174-0 380 pages
The republication of the 1923 study The Handling of Words will help to confirm Vernon Lee's pioneering work in helping to design the method of close empirical analysis of texts which has become so important in Anglo-American criticism. It also makes available passages of stylistic analysis whose value has been partially recognized by their inclusion on some anthologies. Finally, it will show how strikingly Lee anticipates some of the developments in contemporary criticism, for instance the role of the reader as co-creator.

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Historical Development of Surrealism and the Relationships Between Hemispheric Specializations of the Brain
 Quinn, Shelley
1992 0-7734-9738-2 224 pages
A new procedure for literary analysis of surrealist imagery, using various procedures: a summary of recent developments in hemispheric studies, discussion of the language and communicative properties of the two hemispheres of the brain, analysis of language modes and types of image - memory, dream, imagination, etc. - and examination of poems and poets that have been called surrealist.

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Hölderlin's Aeolic Odes: A Facing German to English Translation (hardcover)
 Neuman, Claude
2020 1-4955-0814-5 94 pages
Neuman's translation is presented, "In the hope of giving an idea of the music that is heard in the prosody chosen by Hölderlin...(pg 22).
Of Hölderlin's poetic form, Neuman remarks: "They are built upon precise syllabic and rhythmic schemes, inspired by poetic forms used by the ancient Greeks and later by the Romans, which e=were adapted and introdued in German poetry by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock half a century earlier." (pg.15)

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Hölderlin's Elegies: A Facing German to English Translation
 Neuman, Claude
2022 1-4955-0967-2 92 pages
From the author's Presentation(pgs. 9-10):
"During the decade of intense creativity in which he also gave us his Odes and Hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) wrote his Elegies between 1797 and 1801, and revised them between 1801 and 1807.

"They are composed, like the elegies of ancient Greece, in elegiac couplets, pairs of lines where an hexameter is followed by a pentameter (six feet, then five).

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How Archaeological Artifacts Inspire Imagination. A Study of Two Dozen Poets and Novelists Who Describe the Prehistoric Past
 Wyatt, John
2017 1-4955-0590-1 636 pages
This is a study in cultural history, tracing the relationship between Archaeology and Literature. It relates how archaeology became involved in literary expression. The author's aim is to study 'authors who engaged in a practical manner with the exploration of prehistory, and out that experience, created literature.'

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How Their Living Outside America Affected Five African American Authors: Toward a Theory of Expatriate Literature
 Luczak, Ewa Barbara
2010 0-7734-3748-7 272 pages
The book examines fictional responses of African American expatriate writers to Europe in the 1960s. It analyzes the change in the African American perception of Europe and seeks to reveal how African American writers of the 1960s responded in imaginative ways to the European scene.

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Images of Masculinity in Fantasy Fiction
 Fendler, Susanne
2003 0-7734-6754-8 296 pages
Since the challenge of feminism to the predominant patriarchal outlook on the world, modern man feels displaced, and a plaintive note has entered the discourse on gender. The problem is not only discussed on an academic level but has become part of popular culture. Role models for men have become as varied as they have been for women since the emergence of feminism. These essays deal with the combined topic of male gender roles and the fantasy genre which allows a particularly wide scope for the investigation of roles.

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James Clarence Mangan, Edward Walsh and Nineteenth-Century Irish Literature in English
 MacCarthy, Anne
2000 0-7734-7498-6 324 pages
This study considers a new evaluation of Mangan and Walsh, by referring to the problems of Irish literature in a more international context using the theories of Even-Zohar and Lefevere. The book highlights the fact that literary fame depends on ideological and cultural concerns and not solely on aesthetics. By appraising the achievements of Mangan and Walsh, it shows how ideology in Ireland affected their reputations, leading to their marginalization.

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John Lehmann's New Writing an Author-Index 1936-1950
 Whitehead, Ella
1990 0-88946-384-0 120 pages
With an Introductory Essay by John Whitehead.

An Author-Index to the 60 volumes of the magazine, which contained stories by Russian, Czech, German, French, Chinese writers. Many stories and sketches were concerned with peasant or working-class characters. Notable public events such as the Great War, Nazi violence, Italian conscription for the Abyssinian War form some of the themes. Lehmann contributed a sequence of travel notes from around the world.

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Justice, History and Language in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
 Lin, Yu-chen
2002 0-7734-7035-2 216 pages


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LA LITERATURA DE VIAJE ESPAÑOLA DEL SIGLO DIECINUEVE CLASIFICADA EN SUBGÉNEROS: Los Diferentes Tipos de Libros de Viaje Escritos en España durante el Siglo Diecinueve, del Duque de Rivas a Miguel De Unamuno
 Roussel Zuazu, Chantal
2011 0-7734-1498-3 272 pages
This typology of the XIXth century peninsular travel literature offers a model for possible future studies of the travel literature of different countries and leads to the tracking of a possible evolution of the subgenres proposed. In the light of numerous previous and recent events of classification by authors such as Angela Pérez Mejía, Fernando Cristovaõ, Lily Litvak, Otmar Ette, Charles Batten and many more, and as they transcend a chronological order or an evolution according to the many literary trends of the century, the subgenres are based on content, which was determined to be the best way to proceed. The findings of this study show that what determines the determines the subgenres is, beside the examination of the content, the didactic intention of the author combined with the specific reader horizon of expections for the particular travel book.

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La Narrativa PolifÓnica De Almudena Grandes Y LucÍa Extebarria: TransgresiÓn, Subjetividad E Industria Cultural En La EspaÑa DemocratÍca
 Torres, Elena García
2008 0-7734-4832-2 292 pages
The study examines the works and literary careers of two of Spain's most commercially successful contemporary female authors: Almudena Grandes (Madrid, 1960-) and Lucía Etxebarria (Valencia, 1966-). The work analyzes issues pertaining to Spanish women writers over the last two decades and how the values inscribed in the authors' literary universes highlight the ambiguous fragility of constructions of identity and gender. In Spanish.

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Literary Expressions of Exile a Collection of Essays
 Whitehouse, Roger
2000 0-7734-7487-0 212 pages
Edited and with an Introduction by Roger Whitehouse “The book ranges widely and covers both some of the more expected topics and subjects (e.g. James Joyce and Michael Ondaatje) as well as some more unusual ones especially related to writers from the former Soviet bloc. . . . this variety will appeal to different types of reader and is a refreshing change from the relentlessly abstracted theorisation that often marks work on this kind of topic.” – Professor John Simons

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Male's Midlife Rite of Passage
 Will, Frederic
2006 0-7734-5773-9 432 pages
Dramatizes the well-known rite of passage in anthropology, while addressing this famous male transition as it occurs in three midlife western intellectuals.

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Male-Female Relations in the Literary Maghreb: Poetics and Politics of Violence and Liberation in Francophone North African Literature by Tahar Ben Jelloun
 Nangia, Shonu
2011 0-7734-1488-6 204 pages
This book is a study of male-female relations in two acclaimed novels by contemporary Maghrebi Francophone author and French intellectual, Tahar Ben Jelloun. The problematic of male-female relations in the Maghreb, especially as represented by Tahar Ben Jelloun--with its extensive and overarching implications and possibilities within and beyond the realm of literary enquiry--has not received due scholarly and critical attention up until now. This study responds to the need for a holistic understanding of these male-female relations.



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Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance: Representations of Mysterious Female Power
 Urban, Misty
2010 0-7734-3776-2 300 pages
This study treats the appearance of the monstrous woman in Middle English romance narratives as a self-conscious literary trope that reflects on, and often criticizes, the grounds of philosophical, cultural, and narrative discourse that place women both inside and outside medieval culture, constructing them as Other by biological and social difference yet relying on them for the reproduction and healthy maintenance of the male-governed social order.
Building on current monster theory and adding to research on medieval women in literature, this study reclaims the Middle English romance as a sophisticated literary strategy that, in its narrative reflexivity—and its use of a fictionalized thirdspace—reveals how medieval rhetoric essentially makes women into monsters.

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National and Female Identity in Canadian Literature, 1965-1980: The Fiction of Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Marian Engel
 Gault, Cinda
2012 0-7734-2622-1 332 pages
This book accounts for the varying popularity of Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Marian Engel according to their treatments of Canadian and female identities during the 1906's and 70's. She demonstrates how their portrayals of female and national characters were understood at the time according to identity issues championed by the Canadian national and second-wave women's movements. As these movements created particular expectations of gender and nationality, critics responded with a commitment to romance rather than realism in their reading practices. Consideration of these novels through historical lens allows her to show how, as political conditions changed, so, too, did understandings of gendered and national identity in the same texts.

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One Man's Scrapbook
 Joseph, Eddy
1995 0-7734-2738-4
A collection of witticisms and philosophy, representing over 8500 broadcasts of a radio program of thoughtful moods and humorous quotations, hosted by Eddy Joseph over 35 years.

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Philosophy in Literature
 Johnson, Charles
1992 0-7734-9915-6 744 pages
This study examines several traditional philosophical problems as they are presented in works of literature and cinema. Instead of wading through dry, classical discourse, the joy and intrigue of reading and doing philosophy is gained by examining the same philosophical topics in dramatic settings. Works include Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and The Hunting of the Snark, Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up, and Joseph Heller's Catch-22.

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Power and Masculine Anxiety in Late Eighteenth-Century British Narratives: How British Men Reconstructed Their Roles
 Reed, Brian D.
2014 0-7734-4353-3 144 pages
A new scholarly contribution to eighteenth century British literature and studies reflecting changing gender roles through examination of the behavior of male characters and their social evolution in British Society before and during the Age of Reason.

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Professional Men and Domesticity in the Mid-Victorian Novel
 Fasick, Laura
2003 0-7734-6716-5 216 pages
Examines the ethos of intellectual work for men in a set of novels strongly influenced by Thomas Carlyle, the Victorian Age’s prime proponent of work. It questions the longstanding tradition of regarding the 19th century as a time when a stern work ethic flourished in successful opposition to gentler, female-identified values of domesticity and nurture. This book argues that an over-emphasis on domesticity as the source of virtue and happiness led to a devaluation of the satisfactions to be found in intellectual and vocational arenas separate from domestic life.

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Re-Visioning of the Heroic Journey in Postmodern Literature
 Erickson, Leslie Goss
2006 0-7734-5911-1 260 pages
This study explores the concept of every man and every woman as hero. Using three models of the heroic journey, this book identifies and delineates female and male heroes in a variety of works and genres of postmodern American culture. Joseph Campbell’s thesis as set forth in The Hero With a Thousand Faces (1949) maintains that regardless of manifestation, the heroic journey is one core myth describing venturing human beings as they progress through levels of consciousness to individuation, self-actualization, and enlightenment. Exploring that assertion, the study also uses two post-Campbell models, Carol S. Pearson’s archetypal model The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (1986) and Susan A. Lichtman’s gender specific model, Life Stages of Woman’s Heroic Journey: A Study of the Origins of the Great Goddess Archetype (1991). These theories are applied to twentieth-century works from various cultures – Latin American, African American, and Anglo-American – and various genres – literature, film and drama. This work will appeal to scholars in a variety of areas including those researching identity, psychological development, and consciousness evolution in literary characters and how that development is influenced by the cultures and systems within which those characters live.

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Recalling Fiction’s Cultural Context - Early Gothic and Utopian Romance Cooper, Poe, Crane, Cather, Lawrence, Fitzgerald and West
 Pitcher, Edward William
2002 0-7734-7046-8 248 pages


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Relations Between the Sexes in the Plays of George Bernard Shaw
 Pagliaro, Harold
2004 0-7734-6365-8 231 pages
Examines the many heterosexual configurations in the plays and to demonstrate by the accumulation of evidence that the actions of Shaw’s chief characters are typically the result of their sexual concerns, often coupled with issues of principle. This book is a must for all Shaw specialists and will be of great interest to teachers and students of English and Continental drama and literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Science Fiction, Myth, and Jungian Psychology
 Golden, Kenneth L.
1995 0-7734-9023-X 264 pages
This study takes a fresh approach to the genre of science fiction -- comparative mythology and Jungian psychology, as a contrast to many books in the field which are concerned with a scientific or Freudian perspective. It will be useful not only to scholars in the field of literary studies, but to those using interdisciplinary approaches. It would also be a useful text for courses in contemporary fiction and cinema, mythology and literature, and psychology and literature.

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Semiotics of World Literature
 Moriarity, Michael E.
1996 0-7734-8776-X 340 pages
This exegetical survey of world literature from a Saussurean point of view contributes to the application of general semiotics to the study of literature by presenting a critical interpretation of selected passages in the history of world literature. The premise is that paradigmatic and syntagmatic considerations help to define the values and themes of the episteme of a literary period. Although a diachronic approach predominates in traditional studies of world literature with an emphasis on the Western tradition, this work takes a global approach that recognizes the importance of diversity and multicultural studies in fostering a mature semiotics of literature that includes Asian and African literary products as well as European and American texts. Thus, it presents an effort to synthesize and interpret selected literary texts from the preliterate pictorial representations of a cultural episteme to the contemporary representations about postmodern dilemmas such as the AIDS epidemic.

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Seven American Authors-Agee, Berry, Dillard, Lopez, Marshall, Oliver, Snyder: Essays by Fred Metting
 Metting, Fred
2022 1-4955-0997-4 100 pages
These essays about ("appreciations of") seven American authors are inspired by many decades of teaching American literature. They "touch upon many of the voices I found most interesting as I discovered so much fun, rich, exciting American culture." -Fred Metting

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Systems Theory as an Approach to the Study of Literature Origins and Functions of Literature
 Sadowski, Piotr
1999 0-7734-8179-6 257 pages


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Tales of the Supernatural in Early Modern Japan: Kaidan, Akinari, Ugetsu Monogatari
 Reider, Noriko T.
2002 0-7734-7095-6 200 pages


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Text as Resonance
 Finas, Lucette
2003 0-7734-6756-4 364 pages
This book will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of literary criticism, literary theory, especially those interested in modern critical theory and 18th- and 19th-century French fiction. The five readings of these French short stories are preceded by a translator’s introduction on Finas’s work; two short pieces by Finas herself in which she describes her approach; and Roland Barthes’s preface to Le Bruit d’Iris (a selection of essays by Finas). The Appendix includes the complete text in English translation of two of the five short stories: Sade, Florville and Courval, translated by Lowell Bair, and Villiers de l’lsle-Adam, The Brigands, translated by Hamish Miles, both excellent translations, now out of print.

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The Beheading Game, It's Sources and Transmissions: From Early Irish Literature to Arthurian Romance (8 X 10 Oversized soft cover)
 Carneiro, Carlos
2022 1-4955-1010-7 360 pages
This is an oversized (8 x 10), softcover book. "There has not been a recent full-scale scholarly work concerned with the transmission of the beheading-game motif from Irish to Arthurian traditions.... [The present work] is focused on three main points of research: (1) The comparison of the several beheading-game narratives in order to assert their points of connection along with their differences; (2) The analysis of the possibility that Wales functioned as the intermediary between Irish tradition and the English and Continental milieus; (3) The tracing of subsequent channels of transmission of Irish motifs from the possible intermediary to England and the Continent." -from the author's Introduction

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The Celtic Head Cult in Arthurian Literature (8 X 10 Oversized soft cover)
 Carneiro, Carlos
2022 1-4955-1011-5 348 pages
This is an oversized (8x10), softcover book. The author: "The development of the churlish headless challenger and his variations does ...seem indeed to be a process about which we have quite clear indications due to the literary evidences. Headless figures which retain their conscience post-decapitation are not exclusive to the beheading-game narratives or other medieval narratives involving some form of decapitation, however. Even in hagiographic tradition we have a similar figure in the form of the cephalophore, a headless saint, and to this day there are creatures sound in Irish folk traditions such as the Dullahan: a headless horseman sharing many characteristics with the churlish challengers we have focused on."

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THE SUBVERSION OF CLASS AND GENDER ROLES IN THE NOVELS OF LINDSEY COLLEN (1948- ), MAURITIAN SOCIAL ACTIVIST AND WRITER
 Hand, Felicity
2010 0-7734-1428-2 232 pages
This book is the first full-length study of the literary output of South African-born, Mauritian-based novelist, Lindsey Collen. This study tackles these aspects of her writing from a cultural studies standpoint, encompassing both a socio-anthropological reading that identifies the creative energies that forge new connections and a literary analysis of the metaficitional potential of her novels as vehicles for the reassessment of social, cultural and historical conventions.

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The Unwanted Pregnancy: Descriptions of the Complexities of Abortion by Canadian Writers
 Gault, Cinda
2022 1-4955-1019-0 184 pages
"Writers may or may not pay attention to the politics of abortion in their times. Nevertheless, a number of Canadian writers have demonstrated a willingness to mine the rich and dramatic cultural associations attached to this controversial procedure for use in their fictional stories. ...An understanding of a given abortion in fiction depends on the writer's construction of value in the story, artistic treatment of this cultural sign and the values a reader brings to the story. While culture is a set of beliefs and practices that circulate among many people, fiction can be a tool by which culture is reworked and reflected by an individual writer for readers to understand life around them potentially in a new way." -from the Author's "Introduction"

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Tragedies of G.-B. Giraldi Cinthio the Transformation of Narrative Source Into Stage Play
 Morrison, Mary
1997 0-7734-8636-4 412 pages
This study examines the creative processes by which Giraldi transforms his narrative source, usually a novella from his own Hecatommithi, into a five act drama, conforming, more or less, to the conventions of 'regular' classical tragedy. Giraldi, devising these entertainments for the court of his patron, Ercole II, Duke of Ferrara, begins each play by designing an appropriate stage set of the Serlian type (the perspective of a city), to be built and painted by professional artists under his direction; he than adds to the plot new personages, drawn from court life or reflecting topical problems, and places these in situations of tension, with moments of surprise and occasional outbursts of violence. This study demonstrates these points by giving a summary of the relevant novella, followed by a scene by scene synopsis of the play. The detailed synopses will allow all students of drama to appreciate the nature of Giraldi's court entertainments by drawing attention to the non-literary aspects of his dramaturgy, to décor, movement and spectacle. With illustrations.

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Transformation of Political Identity From Commonwealth Through Postcolonial Literature
 Tayeb, Lamia
2006 0-7734-5700-3 340 pages
This book is a study of the current debates about identitarian thought in relation to contexts of postcolonial resistance and reconstruction. How is identity theorized, constructed and claimed in the context of postcolonial political and cultural struggles against imperial hegemony? How is our understanding of identity inflected by the strengthening alliance between postcolonial theory, on the one hand, and the postmodern pull towards ‘de-hegemonization’ on the other? This study assesses different postcolonial ‘relocations’ in cultural and political discourse and highlights the political uncertainties and theoretical fractures that the persistent appeal to Western frameworks of knowledge engenders. This book aligns three white settler nations, namely, Canada, Australia and South Africa, from a socio-political and cultural point of view. It proposes a study of their twin positions as distinctive avatars of postcolonial experience and as illustrative models of a general postcolonial condition. Furthermore, it raises issues of identity and identity politics on the level of literary discourse as well as in terms of national context. The novels of Canadian Michael Ondaatje, Australian David Malouf, and South African Nadine Gordimer present rich thematic parallels; they engage with particular white settler national issues as well as more general postcolonial questions.

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Transvestite Narratives in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Hispanic Authors: Using the Voice of the Opposite Gender
 Gilmour, Nicola M.
2008 0-7734-5083-1 360 pages
This study offers new insights into the works of canonical nineteenth-century authors, Emilia Pardo Bazán and Benito Pérez Galdós, and into those of the twentieth-century writers, Cristina Peri Rossi and Antonio Gala. The work questions the view that these transvestite narratives subvert traditional images of gender and the act of literary creation.

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Una ComparaciÓn De Tres Traducciones Al InglÉs De La Familia De Pascual Duarte De Camilo JosÉ Cela/ a Comparison of Three English Translations of Camilo JosÉ Cela’s La Familia De Pascual Duarte
 del Valle, María Jesús González
2002 0-7734-7319-X 404 pages
This book examines three translations of Cela’s La familia de Pascual Duarte (those of J. Marks, A. Kerrigan and H. Briffault), grouping them around the morphological, syntactic, textual, semantic and stylistic levels. In Spanish. “. . . . analyses in full detail the various types of translation rendered by each author, from crass errors to closer approximations to the original. She concentrates on the analysis of single sentences or isolated words examining the problems facing the translator and some of the different ways in which they may be overcome. She is both thorough and extremely sensitive to the nuances of usage in both languages and demonstrates a feeling for and a delight in the treatment and potentialities of translation, illustrating the richness and vigour that pervade the varieties she contrasts and describes. . . . This excellent book which explores many significant aspects of translation, will be of particular interest and value to those interested in comparative translation and particularly useful to teachers and advanced learners of English and Spanish as a foreign language. The work is intelligent, scholarly, carefully executed and well written, in sum, a good and important contribution to the art of translation.” – Gudelia J. Rodríguez “. . . del Valle’s research on the translations of Camilo Jose Cela’s novels into English is an excellent work, which allows a better knowledge of the Spanish writer through the linguistic analysis of his writing, at the same time, going deep in the problems of contrastive grammar, of translation in general and of Cela’s novels in particular.” – Feliciano P. Varas

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Use of Classical Art and Literature by Victorian Painters, 1860-1912
 Barrow, Rosemary
2007 0-7734-5443-8 292 pages
This book explores the reception of the classical world in painting from the mid-Victorian period to the second decade of the twentieth century, by seeking: to identify and interpret the artists’ choices of ancient textual and archaeological source material; to investigate significant relationships between particular works and contemporary literature and society; and to situate Victorian classicism in the visual arts within the practices of Victorian painting and the classical tradition. The nineteenth century witnessed important developments and discoveries in classical scholarship and archaeology which, along with major shifts in general sensibility, inevitably affected both academic and popular perceptions of antiquity. Drawing on such perceptions, painters in Victorian Britain brought new approaches to the visualization of the ancient past. Today, popular notions of classical-subject painting envision escapist images of a dreamy and idyllic ancient world. The stereotype is not wholly without foundation, but it drastically misrepresents the sophistication of Victorian constructions of antiquity which, among much else, make clear distinctions between representations of Rome and Greece and are capable of a strikingly original, and often deeply ironic, use of themes, motifs and allusions. This reality illustrates that, although classicism impinged on Victorian culture in a way that is almost unimaginable today, many artists acquired an unexpectedly precise and sophisticated knowledge of ancient history, literature and archaeology.

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Walsh Colville: Or A Young Man’s First Entrance Into Life a Novella by Anna Maria Porter
 Owen, David
2015 1-4955-0382-8 224 pages
This critical edition coincides with the broader critical movement towards promoting a better understanding of the development of British literary fiction through women’s writing, an understanding that breaks free of the old story of ‘canonical writers and grand texts’. It contains an introductory study (biographical, wider historical and literary contexts), a short re-assessment of Porter’s writing and a more fully engaged re-assessment of the literary value of Walsh Colville.

Price: $179.95