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Language and Literature

From collected essays on leading literary figures to innovative insights into world literature, the Cambridge Scholars Publishing ‘Language and Literature’ collection covers a wide spectrum, from Medieval literature, to Twentieth Century classics, and beyond. It includes award-winning titles, which are of interest to scholars and the general reader. Covering cultural and theoretical approaches, our studies in Literature and Language include leading edge research with a significant interdisciplinary reach.

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A Name To Exist

In the Iliad and the Odyssey, song IX, Ulysses chooses the anthroponomy “Nobody” to escape the Cyclops. This onomastic game operates on two levels of meaning: the first referring to the anthroponomical fact, and the second to the lexicon, more specifically, to the common name. Ahead of his time, Ulysses would have surfed the Intern...
£41.99

A New Theory of Mind

This book presents a unique and intuitively compelling way of understanding how humans think. It argues that narratives are the natural mode of thinking, that the “urge” to think narratively reflects known neurological processes, and that, although narrative thinking is a product of evolution, it enables us to transcend our evoluti...
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A Northrop Frye Chrestomat...

This chrestomathy is a selection of passages from the previously unpublished writings of Northrop Frye, much of it coming from his notebooks and diaries, which are now a part of his Collected Works (1996–2012). The passages, arranged alphabetically, form a discontinuous series of reflections on diverse topics that are worthy of ext...
£52.99

A Phonetic and Phonologica...

This is an experimental phonetic investigation into the vowel duration system of Civili, an indigenous language spoken in Gabon and some of its neighboring countries. Apart from providing insight into how mother-tongue speakers articulate and perceive certain vowels, it contributes significantly to the establishment of a credible o...
£44.99

A Portrait of the Lady in ...

A Portrait of the Lady in Modern American Literature is a collection of fifteen original essays, and a reprint of a classic essay, that reconsiders the figure of the woman in distress in canonical American texts. Approached from the method of close reading and the theoretical perspective of gender theory, these essays look at the f...
£61.99

A Reader's Guide to the Na...

Beddoes poses a peculiar problem for critics and scholars who wish to redress the marginal position that he occupies in the Romantic canon – a problem seemingly unique to him, and created in part by his misconception of his own strengths as a writer. An extremely good poet who, had things turned out differently, might have function...
£57.99

A Self-divided Poet

Whereas Thomas Hood has long been regarded as a minor comic poet, this book--the first to devote itself exclusively to his verse--provides a detailed analysis of two "serious" poems ("Hero and Leander" and "The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies") so as to give a better sense of his range. Most commentators have pointed to the influence...
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A Serious Genre

A Serious Genre: The Apology of Children’s Literature is a collection of essays by scholars and academics from Romania, the United States and Turkey, who investigate the value and impact of what, since the 19th century, has been called, using an umbrella term, children’s literature. The volume is the fourth in a series, which focus...
£47.99

A Theory of Literary Expli...

This book presents current multidisciplinary research and theory from 17 different fields (most of them never before applied to literary explication) in order to provide (1) justification for the practice of a relative-probability type of explication as distinguished from interpretation, (2) a relativistic foundation for the prefer...
£39.99

a Wilderness of Signs

While it is clear that postmodernism was a much-needed shift in thinking—a concerted movement to displace naturalized “grand narratives” and power-stacked claims to reason, order, and justice—postmodernism has evaded address of elements integral to the condition(s) of being human: ethics, beauty, value, and judgment. And although s...
£34.99

A World of Innovation

Gerhard Mercator (1512–1594) was the most important cartographer and globemaker of the 16th century. He is particularly remembered for his publication Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura (1595), and for his specific cylindrical map projection (1569), which is still used widely today. This boo...
£47.99

A World of Lost Innocence

Elizabeth Bowen was a prolific writer; her publishing career spanned five decades and during this time she wrote ten novels, over one hundred short stories and countless reviews and journal articles. While earlier novels are now acknowledged as Modernist texts, her later novels can be read through the lens of postmodernism; they ca...
£39.99
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