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

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Understanding Anne Enright

Addressed to both literary scholars and the general reader, Understanding Anne Enright is an introduction to the novels and stories of one of the most original and engaging contemporary Irish writers. It analyses developments in Enright’s writing, comparing the evolution of themes and forms from one book to another, contextualising...

Miscellaneous Studies in English Literature

This book is a collection of selected papers which have been delivered at numerous international conferences. They are classified into two main categories: poetry and prose. The first section deals with poetry of the Pre-Romantic, Romantic, modern, and contemporary eras, while the section on prose concerns the eighteenth and ninete...

Female Beauty and Male Attraction in Ancient Greece

This engaging study documents how ancient Greeks perceived the qualities of female hair as both alluring and attractive, and, therefore, seductive and dangerous. In this sense, ancient Greeks viewed feminine hair differently than it is perceived today. While modern culture can identify with ancient culture by considering a woman’s ...

The Peak Time of Entertainment in China

This book is the most detailed study to date on the entertainment system in the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) of China. It discusses entertainment institutions not only of the local and central governments, but also of city commoners. There are many kinds of performers mentioned in the stories and historical materials of the Tang, which...
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