By A. Norman Jeffares
Booklet: Poetry - W.B. Yeats Coomentary
By Paul Ricoeur
By Colin Forbes
Might 1940, the German panzer divisions roll throughout Northern France and all turns out misplaced. in simple terms the British strength stands among the enemy and the coast. Can one British tank that is bobbing up in the back of the German traces spoil a complete German tank department? the writer additionally wrote "Year of the Golden Ape".
By Nadia Valman
Tales approximately Jewesses proliferated in nineteenth-century Britain as debates in regards to the position of the Jews within the sleek state raged. whereas earlier scholarship has explored the superiority of antisemitic stereotypes during this interval, Nadia Valman argues that the determine of the Jewess - virtuous, attractive and sacrificial - unearths how hostility in the direction of Jews used to be observed by means of pity, id and hope. examining quite a number texts from renowned romance to the realist novel, she investigates how the advanced determine of the Jewess introduced the instabilities of nineteenth-century spiritual, racial and nationwide id into uniquely sharp concentration. Tracing the narrative of the Jewess from its beginnings in Romantic and Evangelical literature, and studying canonical writers together with Walter Scott, George Eliot and Anthony Trollope along extra minor figures comparable to Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, Grace Aguilar and Amy Levy, Valman demonstrates the impressive patience of this narrative and its myriad modifications around the century.
By Leonard Orr
At the floor, James Joyce's paintings is basically apolitical. via lots of the 20th century he was once the proud embodiment of the rootless highbrow. even if, views at the colonial historical past of eire have proliferated in recent times, yielding a sophisticated and intricate belief of the Irish postcolonial adventure that has turn into an enormous subject in present Joyce scholarship.
In this quantity Leonard Orr brings jointly a various selection of essays situating Joyce within the debates generated by way of postcolonial thought and discourse. hugely unique and infrequently provocative, those essays convey Joyce powerfully in the ambit of postcolonial reports. members comprise: Allan Simmons, Eugene O'Brien, Jon Hegglund, Trevor Williams, William Mottolese, Michael Tratner, and Christy Burns.
By Morris Beja, Anne Fogarty
June sixteen, 2004, used to be the only hundredth anniversary of Bloomsday, the day that James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" occurs. To rejoice the party, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Dublin, following within the footsteps of protagonist Leopold Bloom. the development additionally used to be marked by way of the Bloomsday a hundred Symposium, the place world-renowned students mentioned Joyce's seminal paintings. This quantity comprises the easiest, so much provocative readings of "Ulysses" awarded on the convention. The participants to this quantity urge a detailed engagement with the unconventional. they provide readings that attention variously at the materialist, old, and political dimensions of Ulysses. the range of issues lined comprise nineteenth-century psychology, army background, Catholic theology, the impact of early movie and track corridor songs on Joyce, the post-Ulysses evolution of the one-day novel, and the problem of discussing this kind of complicated paintings among the ocean of extant feedback.
By Mary Elizabeth Hotz
Explores Victorian responses to dying and burial in literature, journalism, and felony writing.
By Ellis Peters
Whilst a service provider certain for St. Peter's reasonable is located with a slim dagger piercing his middle, Brother Cadfael is at the case. murders later, he realizes that no one--least of all of the product owner's gorgeous niece--is secure. "Colorful, convincing information at the workings of a medieval fair".--Kirkus reports.
By Bernard Semmel
During this stimulating historical past of the tips in the back of George Eliot's novels, Bernard Semmel explores Eliot's inventive use of the topic of inheritance, as a metaphor for her political pondering. via targeted analyses of Eliot's novels and different writings, and a learn of the highbrow currents of the time, Semmel demonstrates how and why Eliot's perspectives on inheritance supplied principal rules for her fiction. Semmel uncovers Eliot's rationale whilst she wrote of the duties of inheritance either within the universal which means of the time period, as within the move of products and estate from mom and dad to young children, and within the extra metaphoric experience of the inheritance of either the advantages and burdens of the history, quite these of the nation's tradition and traditions. He believes Eliot's novels dwelt so insistently at the inspiration of inheritance in reliable half simply because she considered herself as intellectually "disinherited," writing as she did at a time while a lot of britain used to be being reworked from a conventional group to an alienating sleek society, and whilst, additionally, she suffered from a painful estrangement from her relatives. during this thought-provoking learn, Semmel dissects the politics of Eliot's novels, together with Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, Romola Felix Holt, and Adam Bede, and convincingly screens the connection among Eliot's adaptations at the subject matter of inheritance and her popularity of Britain's conventional rules of compromise and reform. All these attracted to Victorian literature, heritage, and political proposal will delight in Semmel's George Eliot and the Politics of nationwide Inheritance.