• Children and Yiddish Literature: From Early Modernity to Post-Modernity book cover

    Children and Yiddish Literature

    From Early Modernity to Post-Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Gennady Estraikh, Kerstin Hoge, Krutikov Mikhail

    Children have occupied a prominent place in Yiddish literature since early modern times, but children’s literature as a genre has its beginnings in the early 20th century. Its emergence reflected the desire of Jewish intellectuals to introduce modern forms of education, and promote ideological…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26

  • Haunted Serbia: Representations of History and War in the Literary Imagination book cover

    Haunted Serbia

    Representations of History and War in the Literary Imagination, 1st Edition

    By David Norris

    Haunting is what happens when the past is disturbed and the victims of previous violence, who are thought to be buried and forgotten, are brought back to the present and made to live again. Serbian fiction writers of the 1980s exhume the ghosts of the past, re-remembering the cruelty of the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25

  • Rethinking Juan Rulfo's Creative World: Prose, Photography, Film book cover

    Rethinking Juan Rulfo's Creative World

    Prose, Photography, Film, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nuala Finnegan, Dylan Brennan

    Though primarily known for his haunting, enigmatic novel Pedro Páramo and the unrelenting depictions of the failures of post-revolutionary Mexico in his short story collection, El Llano en llamas, Juan Rulfo also worked as scriptwriter on various collaborative film projects and his powerful…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21

  • Pasolini after Dante: The 'Divine Mimesis' and the Politics of Representation book cover

    Pasolini after Dante

    The 'Divine Mimesis' and the Politics of Representation, 1st Edition

    By Emanuela Patti

    What role did Dante play in the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975)? His unfinished and fragmented imitation of the Comedia, La Divina Mimesis, is only one outward sign of what was a sustained dialogue with Dante on representation begun in the early 1950s. During this period, the philologists…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20

  • Translating Myth book cover

    Translating Myth

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Pestell, Pietra Palazzolo, Leon Burnett

    Ever since Odysseus heard tales of his own exploits being retold among strangers, audiences and readers have been alive to the complications and questions arising from the translation of myth. How are myths taken and carried over into new languages, new civilizations, or new media? An international…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20

  • Lucidity: Essays in Honour of Alison Finch book cover


    Essays in Honour of Alison Finch, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian James, Emma Wilson

    This collection of essays addresses the question of lucidity as a thematic in literature and film but also as a quality of both expression and insight in literary criticism and critical thought more generally. The essays offer treatments of lucidity in itself and in relation to its opposites, forms…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20

  • Rewriting 'Les Mystères de Paris': The 'Mystères Urbains' and the Palimpsest book cover

    Rewriting 'Les Mystères de Paris'

    The 'Mystères Urbains' and the Palimpsest, 1st Edition

    By Amy Wigelsworth

    Key works of popular fiction are often rewritten to capitalize on their success. But what are the implications of this rewriting process? Such is the question addressed by this detailed study of several rewritings of Eugène Sue’s Mystères de Paris (1842-43), produced in the latter half of the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-15

  • The Poetry of Ernest Jones: Myth, Song, and the 'Mighty Mind' book cover

    The Poetry of Ernest Jones

    Myth, Song, and the 'Mighty Mind', 1st Edition

    By Simon Rennie

    As the last leader of the Chartist movement, Ernest Charles Jones (1819-69) is a significant historical figure, but he is just as well-known for his political verse. His prison-composed epic The New World lays claim to being the first poetic exploration of Marxist historical materialism, and his…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31

  • Poetry and the Leningrad Religious-Philosophical Seminar 1974-1980: Music for a Deaf Age book cover

    Poetry and the Leningrad Religious-Philosophical Seminar 1974-1980

    Music for a Deaf Age, 1st Edition

    By Josephine von Zitzewitz

    The Religious-Philosophical Seminar, meeting in Leningrad between 1974-1980, was an underground study group where young intellectuals staged debates, read poetry and circulated their own typewritten journal, called ‘37’. The group and its journal offered a platform to poets who subsequently entered…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24

  • The Italian Academies 1525-1700: Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent book cover

    The Italian Academies 1525-1700

    Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jane E. Everson, Denis V Reidy, Lisa Sampson

    The intellectual societies known as Academies played a vital role in the development of culture, and scholarly debate throughout Italy between 1525-1700. They were fundamental in establishing the intellectual networks later defined as the ‘République des Lettres’, and in the dissemination of ideas…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21

  • Aloysius Bertrand's Gaspard de la Nuit: Beyond the Prose Poem book cover

    Aloysius Bertrand's Gaspard de la Nuit

    Beyond the Prose Poem, 1st Edition

    By Valentina Gosetti

    Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit (1842) is a familiar title to music lovers, thanks to Ravel’s piano work of the same name, and to specialists of French literature, especially those interested in Baudelaire’s prose poetry. Yet until very recently the collection and its author have generally…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05