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            Promiscuity in Western Literature
             

            Promiscuity in Western Literature (Hardback)

            By Stoneley, Peter

            • RRP: $271.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            Poet and novelist Charles Bukowski described promiscuity as feast and feast and feast. The promiscuous person is having fun, getting away with it, and showing no signs of stopping. More often, though, promiscuity has been seen as demonic, as the sign of an uncivilised race, or as... a symptom of mental disorder. Promiscuity in Western Literature capitalises on the fact that literature gives us deep and varied resources for reflecting on this controversial aspect of human behaviour. Drawing on authors from Homer to Margaret Atwood, it explores recurrent ideas and scenarios: Why does the literature of promiscuity evoke ideas of the animal? Why does it so often turn upon the image of the excessive woman? How and why does promiscuity feature in comic writing? How does the emergence of the modern city change representations of promiscuity? And, in the present day, what impact have ecological concerns had on the way writers depict promiscuity?
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            ISBN 9780367228347
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
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            Vergil's Eclogues: A Study of the Greek and Roman Literary Sources
             

            Vergil's Eclogues: A Study of the Greek and Roman Literary Sources (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            By Paraskeviotis, George C.; Edited by None

            Between 42 and 39 BC, Vergil composed the first Latin pastoral collection, entitled Eclogues, and consisting of ten poems in the form in which it has come down to us. Vergil's Eclogues represent the introduction of a new genre, the pastoral, to Latin literature, and recall the He...llenistic poet Theocritus who invented this genre. The fact that the Roman author inserts into the text elements from other Greek and Latin texts modifying them through innovations and changes (constitutes an attracti...
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            ISBN 9781527542792
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            Released NZ 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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            Transatlantic Intellectual Networks, 1914-1964
             

            Transatlantic Intellectual Networks, 1914-1964 (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            By None; Edited by Hans Bak, Celine Mansanti

            The twelve essays in this book - by scholars from the U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic - offer new transnational perspectives in transatlantic historical, literary, and cultural studies. They explore the special role of American and European intellect...uals as agents of transatlantic cultural transfer, and examine the mechanisms and instruments through which artists, writers and intellectuals communicated across oceans and national borders, in the half century betwe...
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            ISBN 9781527543393
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            Released NZ 13 Nov 2019
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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            Perceptions of Germany in British Travel Literature
             

            Perceptions of Germany in British Travel Literature (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            By Kassis, Dimitrios; Edited by None

            As part of the "beaten track", Germany did not conform to the Grand Tourist ideals of eighteenth-century British travellers that were influenced by the spirit of the Enlightenment, and, therefore, sought to trace vestiges of the Greco-Roman cultural tradition in their ventures ac...ross the continent. It was not until the end of the eighteenth century that the German landscape becomes the central theme of British travel discourse, marking the gradual shift of focus from the "saturated" image of ...
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            ISBN 9781527543201
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            Released NZ 11 Nov 2019
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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            Charles Knight: Educator, Publisher, Writer
             

            Charles Knight: Educator, Publisher, Writer (Paperback)

            By Gray, Valerie

            • RRP: $82.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Charles Knight: Educator, Publisher, Writer is the first modern book-length study of this important nineteenth-century educational reformer, author, and publisher. Though he made significant contributions during his lifetime to the cause of popular education, providing inexpensiv...e but quality reading material for the newly literate working classes, Knight has been largely ignored by scholars. This neglect, the author suggests, may be related to Knight's association with the controversial Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and to the use scholars make of Knight's Penny Magazine and his two volumes on political economy to support their arguments on theories of social control and other issues. The author argues that Knight's reputation has suffered as a result. She reexamines the evidence to offer fresh assessments of Knight's life and work that illuminate his genuine achievements. She concludes with an evaluation of Knight's role as an innovative publisher who used the latest techniques to provide the emerging mass readership with unique combinations of text and image in his many 'pictorial' books and periodicals.
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            ISBN 9781138356665
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Shakespearean International Yearbook: Volume 4: Shakespeare Studies Today
             

            The Shakespearean International Yearbook: Volume 4: Shakespeare Studies Today (Paperback)

            Edited by Turner, Mark

            • RRP: $82.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            This eighth volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook presents a special section on 'European Shakespeares', proceeding from the claim that Shakespeare's literary craft was not just native English or British, but was filtered and fashioned through a Renaissance awareness... that needs to be recognized as European, and that has had effects and afterlives across the Continent. Guest editors Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo have constructed this section to highlight both how the spread of 'Shakespeare' throughout Europe has brought together the energies of a wide variety of European cultures across several centuries, and how the inclusion of Shakespeare in European culture has been not only a European but also a world affair. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Greece, France, and Hungary. In addition to the section on European Shakespeares, this volume includes essays on the genre of romance, issues of character, and other topics.
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            ISBN 9781138357556
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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            Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance
             

            Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance (Paperback)

            By Baxter, Katherine Isobel

            • RRP: $82.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, the author argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from..., alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance, the author suggests that Conrad's ambivalent relationship with popular forms like the adventure novel is revealed in the way he uses romance conventions to disrupt narrative expectations and make visible ethical problems with Europe's colonial project. The author examines not only familiar novels like Lord Jim but also less-studied works such as Romance and The Rover, using Robert Miles's model of the 'philosophical romance' to show that for Conrad, romance is also philosophically engaged with issues of ideology. Her study enables a new appreciation of the ways in which Conrad continued to experiment, even in his later fiction, and of the ethical import of that aesthetic experimentation.
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            ISBN 9781138358256
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Oroonoko: Adaptations and Offshoots
             

            Oroonoko: Adaptations and Offshoots (Paperback)

            By Iwanisziw, Susan B.

            • RRP: $82.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            With the aim of examining the postcolonial applications of Aphra Behn's re-entry into the literary canon, the editor presents this edition as a collection representing the nexus of very specific articulations of literary, cultural, and political tropes produced by various writers... and adapters from 1695 through 1999. The volume begins with a general introduction. It then presents seven 18th-century versions of the play and one poem, ending with 'Biyi Bandele's late 20th-century drama. All texts are supplemented by original paratextual commentary, if that is known, and prefaced by a brief editorial commentary setting out pertinent biographical, bibliographical, theatrical, and historical context not covered in the general introduction. The tradition of stage adaptations of Oroonoko, most of them keyed to Southerne's drama rather than to Behn's initial novella, clearly shows the responsiveness of this series to studies of authorship, gender, genre and theatricality, class, race, and, especially, the British response to the Atlantic slave trade, and, thus, to the enduring relevance of these plays in modern literary and historical scholarship.
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            ISBN 9781138357082
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature
             

            Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature (Hardback)

            Edited by Yang, Yoon Sun

            • RRP: $388.00
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            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            The Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature provides a comprehensive overview of the Korean literary tradition, a multifaceted nexus of practices, both homegrown and transnational. It discusses the perspectives from which modern Korean literature has thus far been defined,... analysing which voices have been enunciated, underappreciated, or completely silenced, and how we can enrich our understanding of it. Taking up diverse transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives, this volume also aims to encourage readers not to treat modern Korean literature as a self-evident category but to examine it anew as an uncultivated and uncharted space, unearthing its internal chasms and global connections. Divided into five parts, the themes covered include: Literature and Power Borders and Boundaries Rationality in Literature and its Limits Language, Ethnicity, and Translation Korean Literature in the Changing Mediascape Introducing new conceptual paradigms to the field of modern Korean literature, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Korean, East Asian and World literature alike.
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            ISBN 9781138655041
            Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Women in Europe between the Wars: Politics, Culture and Society
             

            Women in Europe between the Wars: Politics, Culture and Society (Paperback)

            By Kimyongur, Angela

            • RRP: $82.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            The central aim of this interdisciplinary book is to make visible the intentionality behind the 'forgetting' of European women's contributions during the period between the two world wars in the context of politics, culture and society. It also seeks to record and analyse women's... agency in the construction and reconstruction of Europe and its nation states after the First World War, and thus to articulate ways in which the writing of women's history necessarily entails the rewriting of everyone's history. By showing that the erasure of women's texts from literary and cultural history was not accidental but was ideologically motivated, the essays explicitly and implicitly contribute to debates surrounding canon formation. Other important topics are women's political activism during the period, antifascism, the contributions made by female journalists, the politics of literary production, genre, women's relationship with and contributions to the avant-garde, women's professional lives, and women's involvement in voluntary associations. In bringing together the work of scholars whose fields of expertise are diverse but whose interests converge on the inter-war period, the volume invites readers to make connections and comparisons across the whole spectrum of women's political, social, and cultural activities throughout Europe.
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            ISBN 9781138357990
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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