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Grasmere, 2011 By Richard Gravil
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This Selection from the 40th Wordsworth Summer Conference includes Stephen Gill on Wordsworth's 'revisitings' of his poems, Ann Wroe on the bicentenary of Shelley's 'Necessity of Atheism', Mark J... More > Bruhn on Wordsworth's Dualism and Jacob Risinger on his Stoicism, Jessica Fay on Wordsworth's hermits and Matthew Rowney on his peripatetics, Daniel Robinson on Wordsworth's sonnets and newspaper verse, Gregory Leadbetter on the 'Lucy Poems', Madeleine Callaghan on Shelley's Idealism, Monika Class on Coleridge and Phrenology, Mary Favret on the cultural practice of 'The General Fast and Humiliation', Stacey McDowell on Keats's 'Otho the Great', Felicity James on Mary Hays and the life-writing of religious Dissent, Richard Gravil on John Thelwall's hitherto unknown analysis of the prosody of Wordsworth's Excursion. This is the fourth paperback collection from this prestigious ten-day conference, created by Richard Wordsworth in 1970, and now run by an educational charity, the Wordsworth Conference Foundation.< Less
For Love and Money: the Literary Art of the Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance By Laura Vivanco
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Laura Vivanco’s study challenges the idea that Harlequin Mills & Boon romances are merely mass-produced commodities, churned out in accordance with a strict and unchanging formula. She... More > argues that many are well-written, skilfully crafted works, and that some are small masterpieces. For Love and Money demonstrates the variety that exists beneath the covers of Harlequin Mills & Boon romances. They range from paranormal romances to novels resembling chick lit, and many have addressed serious issues, including the plight of post-Second World War refugees, threats to marine mammals, and HIV/AIDS. The genre draws inspiration from Shakespearean comedies and Austen’s novels, as well as from other forms of popular culture. “Laura Vivanco’s For Love and Money is an impressive study of the popular fiction of Harlequin Mills and Boon that is a must read for any student of popular fiction and for those who write and love the genre” — Liz Fielding, author of over 50 Harlequin Mills & Boon romances.< Less
Reading Philip Larkin: Selected Poems By John Gilroy
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Our best-selling poetry introduction offers a detailed commentary on the poetry of Philip Larkin, exploring the political and cultural contexts which have shaped his contemporary reputation. Part 1,... More > Life and Times, traces Larkin’s early years and follows his development, within his career as a university librarian, into one of the most important and popular voices in twentieth-century poetry. Part 2, Artistic Strategies, explores a range of methodologies and aesthetic influences by which Larkin was empowered to create poetry at once both accessible and profound. Part 3, Reading Larkin, provides detailed critical commentary on many of the poems from his three major collections, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows. Part 4, Reception, outlines the history of Larkin’s reputation from the mid-1950s to the present, examining the debates to which his poetry has given rise. John Gilroy teaches at Anglia Ruskin University and for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.< Less
The Fenwick Notes of William Wordsworth By Jared Curtis
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In 1843 William Wordsworth dictated invaluable notes on his life's work to his friend Isabella Fenwick. In 1993 Jared Curtis published his invaluable edition of these notes (which are not included in... More > The Prose Works of William Wordsworth). This revised and corrected edition of The Fenwick Notes was published 2008. To receive a free accompanying Ebook please send proof of purchase of the paperback to Humanities-Ebooks. Please note that while colour is used in the preview, as in the ebook, the print in the paperback is black and white.< Less
Grasmere 2008 By Richard Gravil
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A selection of thirteen lectures and papers from the 2008 Wordsworth Summer Conference. Contents include four keynote lectures - on Wordsworth and Coleridge by John Beer, on Byron by Angela... More > Esterhammer and Kasahara Yorimichi, and on Harriet Martineau by Anthony John Harding - together with Judith Thompson's 'Bindman Lecture' on John Thelwall. In shorter papers, Monika Class writes on Coleridge and Kant; Laurent Folliot, Mandy Swann, Timothy Michael, Martina Domines Veliki, Patrick Vincent and Yu Xiao on Wordsworth; and Madeleine Callaghan on Shelley. A Feature of the book is five 'new' poems by the famous agitator John Thelwall, transcribed from the recently discovered Derby MS.< Less
Grasmere 2010 By Richard Gravil
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A Selection of lectures and papers from the 40th Anniversary Wordsworth Summer Conference including keynote lectures by Simon Bainbridge, Gary Harrison, Kenneth Johnston, Anthony Harding, Nahoko... More > Miyamoto Alvey and Seamus Perry, and papers by Peter Spratley, James Castell, Saeko Yoshikawa, Daniel Robinson, Erica McAlpine and Fay Yao.< Less
The Prose Works of William Wordsworth Volume 1 By W J B Owen
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Volume 1 of The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, as edited by W J B Owen and Jane W Smyser. This is a print version of the new, searchable, navigable, electronic edition of this standard work.... More > Compared with the original Clarendon edition, this one has two advantages: textual notes are more clearly separated and are columnized; and the existence of editorial commentary is indicated by marginal symbols in the text (in the ebook, of course, these symbols are hyperlinked to the commentary). While colour is used in the preview, as in the ebook, the print in the paperback is black and white. The Contents include Wordsworth's famous poetical manifesto, the 'Preface to Lyrical Ballads', his Jacobinical defence of political terror in 'A Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff; and an impassioned intervention in the peninsular wars, protesting at British betrayal of Portuguese and Spanish allies at the Convention of Cintra.< Less
Laughing at the Darkness: Postmodernism and Optimism in American Humour By Paul McDonald
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Paul McDonald’s book is the second in the Humanities Ebooks Contemporary American Literature Series, edited by Christopher Gair and Aliki Varvogli. Given that postmodernism has been associated... More > with doubt, chaos, relativism and the disappearance of reality, it may appear difficult to reconcile with American optimism. Laughing at the Darkness demonstrates that this is not always the case. In examining the work of, among others, Sherman Alexie, Woody Allen, Douglas Coupland, Jonathan Safran Foer, Bill Hicks, David Mamet, and Philip Roth, McDonald shows how American humourists bring their comedy to bear on some of the negative implications of philosophical postmodernism and, in so doing, explore ways of reclaiming value. Paul McDonald is the author of three other HEB titles, The Philosophy of Humour, Reading Morrison's Beloved, and Reading Heller's Catch-22, all available from Lulu.< Less
Portuguese American Literature By Reinaldo Francisco Silva
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Literature written in English by American writers of Portuguese descent has come of age with the acclaimed work of Frank Gaspar and Katherine Vaz. This study attempts to explore America’s... More > understanding of its ethnic minorities, and the writers’ own ethnic pride and celebration of their roots. It includes a full length analysis of works by Thomas Braga, Julian Silva, Alfred Lewis, Charles Felix and other voices. Born in Portugal in 1961, Reinaldo Francisco Silva emigrated to America in 1967 at age 6, settling in Newark, New Jersey. He has lectured at Rutgers University, New York University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Seton Hall University, and is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. His book, Representations of the Portuguese in American Literature was published by the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2008. This title is available as a PDF ebook from Humanities-Ebooks.co.uk and for libraries from Ebrary, EBSCO and Ingram.< Less
Reading Jean Toomer's 'Cane' By Gerry Carlin
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Jean Toomer’s Cane (1923) is regarded by many as a seminal work in the history of African American writing. It is generally called a novel, but it could more accurately be described as a... More > collection of short stories, poems and dramatic pieces whose stylistic indeterminacy is part of its unique appeal. The ambiguities and seeming oddities of Toomer’s text make Cane a difficult work to understand, which is why this lucid, accessible guide is so valuable. Exploring some of the difficulties that both the writer and his work embody, Gerry Carlin offers an enthralling account of Toomer’s eloquent and exquisite expression of the African American experience. The Author Dr Gerry Carlin is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton. He teaches, researches and has published in the areas of modernism, critical theory, and the literature and culture of the 1960s.< Less