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An American Voltaire

This collection of essays was assembled to honor the memory of the late, eminent Voltaire scholar J. Patrick Lee. It includes seventeen essays by prominent scholars from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France on a variety of topics in French eighteenth-century studies. Essay titles include: “A New Genre: l’Opéra ...

Anatomy of Science Fiction

"This wide-ranging collection of essays re-opens the connection between science fiction and the increasingly science-fictional world. Kevin Alexander Boon reminds us of the degree to which the epistemology of science fiction infects modern political discourse. Károly Pintér explores the narrative structures of utopian estrangement,...

An Autobiography

Trollope’s autobiography, despite causing him problems with critics after his death for his attitudes to writing, is considered one of the most significant autobiographies of its period....

"And that’s true too"

This collection of provocative new essays, mainly by French scholars, on Shakespeare’s great tragedy, focuses on linguistic, aesthetic and philosophical issues with specific attention paid to the dimension of early modern desire, sexuality and gender relations.King Lear is here re-examined in the perspective of Lucrece, Montaigne,...

An Eye for an Eye and Aaron Trow

An Eye for an Eye is a grimly realistic yet Gothic-tinged study of social divisions - of class, church and generation. Aaron Trow, also Gothic-tinged, is a disturbingly stark short story....

An Inland Voyage and Travels with a Donkey

This volume contains two early pieces of travel writing by Stevenson, both concerning parts of continental Western Europe and describing travels carried out in much more eccentric ways than most of the travel books of the day....

Anna Banti and the (Im)possibility of Love

This book looks into Banti’s stance on Italian feminism, with a specific focus on her interpretation of the concept of “equality” as well as of “sexual difference”. An analysis of a novel, A Piercing Cry (1981), and two short stories, The Women Are Dying (1951) and Je vous écris d’un pays lointain (1971), explores the aforementione...

"A Noble Unrest"

“A Noble Unrest” is an international collection of contemporary essays on the work of the Scottish author George MacDonald (1824-1905), who was a major nineteenth century writer, principally of fairy tales and works of fantasy, predominantly for children. His work was strongly influenced by his Christian beliefs, Romanticism and hi...

An Old Man's Love

An Old Man's Love is a well-observed novelistic exploration of the Victorian social realities of emigration, bereavement and social networks....

Anthony Burgess

This book, taking an interdisciplinary approach, proposes a new insight into the relationship between literature and music through the prism of Anthony Burgess’s works and those of his spiritual fathers, be they writers or composers. Exploring this relationship not only helps us to appreciate the complex mechanisms of certain artis...

Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope was one of the most popular writers of his generation, the one between Dickens and Thackeray on the one hand and such late Victorians as Stevenson and Wilde on the other which saw the greatest popularity and social standing of the Victorian literary novel. However, his posthumous reputation suffered at the hands of...

Antillanité, créolité, littérature-monde

This collection of essays explores concepts present in literatures in French that, since the 2007 manifesto, more and more critics, suspicious of the term Francophonie, now prefer to designate as littérature-monde (world literature). The book shows how the three movements of antillanité, créolité and littérature-monde each in their...
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