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Francis Jeffrey's Highland and Continental Tours By Pamela Perkins
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Newly transcribed from manuscript, Francis Jeffrey's Highland Tour of 1800 and Continental Tour of 1823 offer a revealing insight into the sensibility of the arch critic of the Lake Poets. 244 pages,... More > with an introduction by Pamela Perkins.< Less
Wordsworth and Helen Maria Williams; or, the Perils of Sensibility By Richard Gravil
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This book examines the connection between William Wordsworth and the work of Helen Maria Williams and the effect this connection may have had on his reception by such hostile critics as Francis... More > Jeffrey. Why did Wordsworth write his first published poem to Helen Maria Williams? What role did she play in forming his views of poetry, and of the French Revolution? Why was Wordsworth able to recite in 1820 a poem by Miss Williams that he first read in 1790? Was his own poetical sensibility comparable with that of the older woman? Did the reception of Wordsworth’s Poems, in Two Volumes by Francis Jeffrey and others —as ‘puerile’, ‘namby-pamby’, ‘lisping’ and ‘affected’ — reflect a belief that manly sense and feminine sensibility, are not compatible? If so, why did Wordsworth run that risk? This little book attempts to suggest answers to some of those questions, and to provoke more systematic considerations of them all, and of Wordsworth's daring reconfiguration of 'manliness'.< Less
Grasmere 2012: Selected Papers from the Wordsworth Summer Conference By Richard Gravil
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In this selection of twelve specially chosen Lectures and Papers from the 41st Wordsworth Summer Conference, Heather Glen writes on 'We are Seven' in the context of population studies in the 1790s,... More > Judith W. Page on Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, Anthony Harding on the Reading Public, Pamela Woof and Suzanne Stewart on Dorothy Wordsworth's writing, Peter Swaab on Sara Coleridge's criticism of Wordsworth, Heidi Thomson on Wordworth and Auden, Judyta Frodyma on Bishop Lowth and 'Home at Grasmere', Stacey McDowell on Keats and Indolence, Catherine Redford on 'The Last Man' and Romantic Archaeology, Paul Whickman on Shelley's revisions, and Jason Goldsmith on 'picturesque travel, or viewing landscape by painting it. There are 13 monochrome illustrations (full colour in the PDF version from Humanities-Ebooks).< Less
The Convention of Cintra By William Wordsworth
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This 304 page bicentennial critical edition of William Wordsworth's impassioned pamphlet on The Convention of Cintra is based on W J B Owen's scholarly edition, and includes all of Professor Owen's... More > commentary and notes. Wordsworth's essay is not merely one of the classic works about the peninsular war but widely cited as one of the first theorisations of guerrilla warfare. It is also a remarkable revelation of Wordsworth's philosophy of human life, and reveals the reanimation of his youthful radicalism by his shock at the British establishment's betrayal of Spanish and Portuguese patriots. The text is prefaced by a critical colloquium with essays by Simon Bainbridge, David Bromwich, Richard Gravil, Timothy Michael and Patrick Vincent.< Less
Reading 'Catch-22' By Paul McDonald
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Comic novelist and critic, Paul McDonald, provides an accessible, revealing guide to Joseph Heller’s seminal anti-war novel, Catch-22. McDonald succinctly contextualises the book both in... More > relation to the author’s life, and key developments in modern American literature. The book offers a thorough summary and analysis of the plot, addresses important characters such as Colonel Cathcart, Milo Minderbinder, Major Major, and Doc Daneeka, and explains the various ways in which Yossarian’s hilarious predicament has been interpreted. Among other things it considers Yossarian’s status as a mythic hero, an individualist hero, and a postmodern hero, assessing his relevance to contemporary America, and his re-emergence in the sequel to Catch-22, Closing Time, published in 1994. It also offers a descriptive bibliography of important secondary sources, and links to useful online texts. Paul McDonald is Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Course Leader for Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton.< Less
Modernism, History and the First World War By Trudi Tate
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Drawing upon medical journals, newspapers, propaganda, military histories, and other writings of the day, Modernism, History and the First World War reads such writers as Woolf, HD, Ford, Faulkner,... More > Kipling, and Lawrence alongside fiction and memoirs of soldiers and nurses who served in the war. This ground breaking blend of cultural history and close readings shows how modernism after 1914 emerges as a strange but important form of war writing, and was profoundly engaged with its own troubled history. Trudi Tate s a Fellow and Tutor of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and author of The Silent Morning: Culture and Memory After the Armistice (2013). ‘Essential reading for anyone interested in modernist fiction and war writing.’—Jane Potter, Oxford Brookes University. ‘This superb book opened up literary studies of the conflict to a range of issues and approaches that have since become crucial to the field’—Santanu Das, King’s College London.< Less
Letters of Mrs Gaskell's Daughters By Irene Wiltshire
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The letters of the four Gaskell daughters open a door into the social and cultural lives of a well-connected middle-class Victorian family. Events that impinged on the lives and the letters of these... More > women include the Indian Mutiny, the assassination of Lincoln, the Franco–Prussian War, the Boer Wars and Fenian agitation. They witnessed the effects in England of the American Civil War, and engaged in the religious controversies of the day. They take a close interest in the impact of Darwin’s discoveries, discuss the latest news, Ruskin’s lectures on Venice, the Pre-Raphaelites, and what it is like to play Beethoven’s piano pieces under Sir Charles Hallé’s tuition. They also shed light on the network of Unitarian friends and scholars who undertook the stewardship of Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing. This richly annotated edition will appeal to anyone interested in Transatlantic relations, in Mrs Gaskell, in women’s networking, in Victorian ideas and social life, and in the intellectual culture of dissenting circles.< Less
Reading Toni Morrison's 'Beloved' By Paul McDonald
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Toni Morrison’s ground-breaking novel, 'Beloved', is one of the most successful novels of all time, selling millions of copies internationally and inspiring critical commentary from scholars of... More > the highest distinction. Its influence is such that it is studied by students of literature around the world and is often cited as one of the most significant books of modern times. However, its popularity belies its difficulty: many find the novel hard to read, struggling with its structure and occasionally fragmented style. This guide accessible, illuminating guide is designed to help readers engage with this complex work and achieve a deeper understanding of its context, the literary strategies it employs, and the various ways in which it has been interpreted since its publication in 1987. Paul McDonald is Senior Lecturer in American Literature and Course Leader for Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton, and is the author of eleven books, including three poetry collections and three comic novels.< Less
Grasmere 2013 By Richard Gravil
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This selection of three lectures and eight papers from the 42nd Wordsworth Summer Conference, opens with Heidi Thomson's fresh approach to Wordsworth's Salisbury Plain narrative, and closes with... More > Deirdre Coleman's exploration of the Keats Circle's interest in Indian culture. Christopher Simons contributes a rare full-length treatment of Ecclesiastical Sketches vis-a-vis Wordsworth's oeuvre. The book also includes papers on Wordsworth by Peter Larkin, Tom Clucas, Simon Swift, Daniel Robinson, Rowan Boyson and Richard Gravil, and by Kimiyo Ogawa on Godwin and Hazlitt, Alexandra Paterson on Shelley, and by Richard Lansdown on 'Coralline history' in James Montgomery's remarkable 'Pelican Island'.< Less
Landscapes of Language: the Achievement and Context of Richard Brautigan's Fiction By John Tanner
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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Richard Brautigan was a counter-cultural celebrity, a writer that the would-be hip just had to read. The problem was that his fame did not rest on the considerable... More > literary virtues of his work but, to a great extent, on a mediated image of cool hippie, which fell out of fashion in the mid-70s. This is the first book-length study of Brautigan in English for 30 years. Its purpose is to reclaim Brautigan’s reputation. Dr. John Tanner analyses Brautigan’s fiction against the background of the cultural and literary upheavals from which it emerged and demonstrates that Brautigan is no mere Sixties curio but an innovative and vibrant American voice ignored for far too long. John Tanner teaches English Literature and Creative Writing at Bangor University. He is an elected member of the Welsh Academy of writers and his poetry has appeared in various magazines, in the anthology The Lie of the Land, and in the collected volume of his verse, Pieces, both published by Cinnamon Press.< Less