The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature

The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature Author David Wallace
ISBN-10 0521890462
Release 2002-04-25
Pages 1043
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Account of medieval English literature to appear for nearly a century.



English Literature A Very Short Introduction

English Literature  A Very Short Introduction Author Jonathan Bate
ISBN-10 9780191614293
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 192
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Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English comedy to the deep Englishness of landscape poetry and the ethnic diversity of Britain's Nobel literature laureates. It goes on to provide a more in-depth analysis, with close readings from an extraordinary scene in King Lear to a war poem by Carol Ann Duffy, and a series of striking examples of how literary texts change as they are transmitted from writer to reader. The narrative embraces not only the major literary movements such as Romanticism and Modernism, together with the most influential authors including Chaucer, Donne, Johnson, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens and Woolf, but also little-known stories such as the identity of the first English woman poet to be honoured with a collected edition of her works. Written with the flair and passion for which Jonathan Bate has become renowned, this book is the perfect Very Short Introduction for all readers and students of the incomparable literary heritage of these islands. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.



The Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Companion to English Literature Author Dinah Birch
ISBN-10 9780192806871
Release 2009-09-24
Pages 1164
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This edition of the classic reference has been thoroughly revised and updated, offering unrivalled coverage of English literature. It continues to offer detailed and authoritative information on authors and works, alongside extended coverage of popular literary genres, as well as of the themes and concepts encountered by students.



Barron s AP English Literature and Composition

Barron s AP English Literature and Composition Author George Ehrenhaft
ISBN-10 0764143743
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 376
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Reviews subjects on the test, offers test-taking strategies and tips on essay writing, and includes five full-length practice exams with answers and explanations.



The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature Author Malcolm Godden
ISBN-10 0521377943
Release 1991-05-31
Pages 298
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Ideal for students, this collection of fifteen specially commissioned essays covers all aspects of Anglo-Saxon literature from 600-1066.



The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature Author Laura Marcus
ISBN-10 0521820774
Release 2004
Pages 886
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The most authoritative history of writing from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland across the twentieth century.



Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature

Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature Author Jennifer C. Vaught
ISBN-10 0754662942
Release 2008
Pages 244
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Offering new readings of works by Shakespeare, Spenser, and their contemporaries, this study examines the profound impact of the cultural shift in the English aristocracy from feudal warriors to emotionally expressive courtiers or gentlemen on all kinds of men in early modern English literature. Jennifer Vaught traces the gradual emergence of men of feeling during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to the blossoming of this literary version of manhood during the eighteenth century.



Old English Literature and the Old Testament

Old English Literature and the Old Testament Author Michael Fox
ISBN-10 9780802098542
Release 2012
Pages 397
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It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of the Bible in the medieval world. For the Anglo-Saxons, literary culture emerged from sustained and intensive biblical study. Further, at least to judge from the Old English texts which survive, the Old Testament was the primary influence, both in terms of content and modes of interpretation. Though the Old Testament was only partially translated into Old English, recent studies have shown how completely interconnected Anglo-Latin and Old English literary traditions are. Old English Literature and the Old Testament considers the importance of the Old Testament from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, from comparative to intertextual and historical. Though the essays focus on individual works, authors, or trends, including the Interrogationes Sigewulfi, Genesis A, and Daniel, each ultimately speaks to the vernacular corpus as a whole, suggesting approaches and methodologies for further study.



English Literature

English Literature Author William J. Long
ISBN-10 9781627938761
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 500
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This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry.



The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature

The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature Author Carol A. Senf
ISBN-10 0879724242
Release 1988-01-01
Pages 204
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Carol A. Senf traces the vampire’s evolution from folklore to twentieth-century popular culture and explains why this creature became such an important metaphor in Victorian England. This bloodsucker who had stalked the folklore of almost every culture became the property of serious artists and thinkers in Victorian England, including Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels. People who did not believe in the existence of vampires nonetheless saw numerous metaphoric possibilities in a creature from the past that exerted pressure on the present and was often threatening because of its sexuality.



A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature

A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature Author David L. Jeffrey
ISBN-10 0802836348
Release 1992-01
Pages 960
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Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today's students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.



A Companion To Medieval English Literature and Culture C 1350 C 1500

A Companion To Medieval English Literature and Culture C 1350   C 1500 Author Peter Brown
ISBN-10 9781405195522
Release 2009-10-26
Pages 688
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Challenges students to think beyond a narrowly defined canon and conventional disciplinary boundaries. Includes close readings of frequently studied texts, including texts by Chaucer, Langland, the Gawain poet, and Hoccleve.



Dictionary of English Literature

Dictionary of English Literature Author William Davenport Adams
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600062270
Release 1880
Pages 708
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Dictionary of English Literature has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dictionary of English Literature also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dictionary of English Literature book for free.



Between Men

Between Men Author Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
ISBN-10 9780231541046
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 244
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First published in 1985, Between Men challenged old ways of reading while articulating critical byways for two emerging disciplines. Its iconoclastic approach gave queer studies and gender studies scholars further reason to crack open the canon, scrutinize its contents, and add unconventional texts on sound theoretical grounds. Striking a devastating blow to the hegemony of heteronormative critique, it opened not only literature but also politics, religion, society, and culture to broader investigations of power, desire, and sex. Between Men still has much more to tell us, and much work left to do. It has kept pace with Western society’s evolving ideas of and debates on gender and sexuality and provides insight into its recent conservative and religious turns. With a new foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum emphasizing the work’s ongoing importance, Between Men begins with Shakespeare’s Sonnets and moves through Wycherley’s The Country Wife, Sterne’s A Sentimental Journey, Hogg’s Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Tennyson’s The Princess, Eliot’s Adam Bede, Thackeray’s The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., and Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, among many other texts and critiques. Sedgwick’s landmark book remains a key analysis of homosocial desire in Western literature for any reader curious about the subject’s claim to legitimacy.



The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature

The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature  The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature Author David Hopkins
ISBN-10 9780199219810
Release 2012-09-27
Pages 735
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To be complete in 5 volumes, with volume 3 appearing first.



English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance

English Literature and the Russian Aesthetic Renaissance Author Rachel Polonsky
ISBN-10 0521621798
Release 1998-11-05
Pages 249
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The turn of the nineteenth century, a time of exceptional creativity in Russia, was also a time of great receptivity to foreign cultural influences. Among the most important of these were English poetry and aesthetic thought, which gave new impetus to the Russian imagination. This 1998 book is a study of the Russian reception of English literature from Romanticism to aestheticism, focusing particularly on the reception by Russian poets of Shelley, Ruskin, Pater, Frazer and Wilde. Framing this account is a pioneering exploration of the intellectual background to these influences in comparative scholarship, illuminating a common interest in myth, folklore, anthropology, and the origins of language. This book discusses the relationship between Russian conceptions of national identity, literary influence and the origins of comparative literary history.



Indian English Literature

Indian English Literature Author Gajendra Kumar
ISBN-10 8176256145
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 242
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Contributed articles.