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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

by Miller, Ruth

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1968
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Middletown, CT, U.S.A.: Wesleyan University Press, 1968. This is a study of Emily Dickinson's poetry that examines all of her poems, the letters she wrote, the writers she read, and the facts of her living to find the cause of her withdrawal from everyday life; the author finds that "the myth of Emily Dickinson as a shy recluse whose retirement… Read more
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They Have All Been Healed: Reading Robert Walser

by Plug, Jan

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2016
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9780810132634
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Evanston, IL, U.S.A.: Northwestern University Press, 2016. This book examines the work of the Swiss German modernist writer Robert Walser, as well as the work of some of Walser's readers, Walter Benjamin, Giorgio Agamben, and W. G. Sebald (light gray covers with red & black lettering; a bright, clean, tight copy in nearly perfect condition; in stock & available for… Read more
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Suicide Century: Literature and Suicide from James Joyce to David Foster Wallace

by Bennett, Andrew

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2017
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First Edition
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9781108418041
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New York , NY, U.S.A.: Cambridge University Press, 2017. This book is about the human disaster of suicide, how literature records, configures, and imagines survivors' responses, and the impulse to imagine one's own suicide as peculiarly and pervasively human; it concerns 20th and 21st literature and how it represents the ultimate assertion of selfhood at its decisive end (black covers… Read more
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From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

by Warner, Marina

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Published
1995
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First American Edition
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9780374159016
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New York , NY, U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. This is a landmark study of the history and meaning of fairy tales; it looks at storytelling, its practitioners, and images in art, legend, and history; includes many black & white and a section of color illustrations (brown covers with gold lettering on spine; white pictorial dust jacket with… Read more
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Narrative and Its Discontents: Problems of Closure in the Traditional Novel

by Miller D. A.

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1989
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9780691014586
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Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.: Princeton University Press, 1989. In this book the author is concerned with a central contradiction in narrative, between its drive toward resolution of conflict, mystery, or aberration at its end and its need to cultivate and promote these instabilities; where other critics have insisted on the primacy or adequacy of eventual closure, or in reaction have promoted… Read more
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The Rationale of Deception in Poe (Southern Literary Studies)

by Ketterer, David

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1979
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9780807105610
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Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.: Louisiana State University Press, 1979. This study of Poe's writing focuses on the issue of deception in order to clarify what the author views as the most consistent and dominant aspect of his work, the idea that our perception of reality and our existence itself is a deception (black cloth with red lettering on… Read more
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Edgar Poe the Poet: Essays New and Old on the Man and His Work

by Stovall, Floyd

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1969
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9780813902654
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Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.: University Press of Virginia, 1969. This is a collection of the author's essays on Poe's writings; after a brief biography of Poe to correct the distorted image created by earlier critics, the subsequent essays concentrate on establishing that Poe was at his best as a poet and that his poetic theories were basic to all his work;… Read more
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Emily Dickinson and the Life of Language: A Study in Symbolic Poetics

by Budick, E. Miller

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9780807112397
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1985: Louisiana State University Press In this study of Dickinson's poetry, the author examines the symbolic quality that Dickinson regarded as a universal feature of language and attempts to discover the ideological, theological, and aesthetic premises of her poetics (maroon cloth with gold lettering; white dust jacket with maroon & black lettering has slightly sunned spine & one… Read more
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Emily Dickinson and Audience

by Orzeck, Martin; Weisbuch, Robert (editors)

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1996
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9780472103256
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Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.: University of Michigan Press, 1996. This is a collection of critical essays arranged into three groups that attempt to uncover the poet's theoretical, epistolary, and more broadly public and historical sense of an audience; contributors include David Porter, Charlotte Nekola, Robert Weisbuch, Virginia Jackson, R. McClure Smith, Martin Orzeck, Betsy Erkkila, L. Stephanie Tingley, Richard Sewell,… Read more
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Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson: Poetry of the Central Consciousness

by Salska, Agnieszka

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Published
1985
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Fine
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Revised
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9780812212037
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Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985. This is a comparative study of the poetry of Whitman and Dickinson whose intent is to investigate the structure of each poet's imagination and to explorre the aesthetic consequences of their diverging responses to a single vision, that of the central consciousness, the artist's vision as responsible for organizing the universe; includes… Read more
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Emily Dickinson: Perception and the Poet's Quest

by Johnson, Greg

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Published
1985
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9780817302474
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University, AL, U.S.A.: University of Alabama Press, 1985. This book describes Dickinson's poetic canon as the enactment of a major Romantic quest for spiritual knowledge and contends that the poet viewed her own perception as the primary means toward this goal (light blue textured cloth with gold lettering on spine, previous owner's name & date on half title page;… Read more
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Theatre History Studies: 2018 Volume 37

by Freeman, Sara (editor)

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Published
2018
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9780817371128
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University of Alabama Press, 2018. This is an annual volume of essays on theatre history published by the Mid-Atlantic Theatre Conference; this volume includes four studies in theatre history, a special section on Theatre, Politics, and Change, an award-winning essay from the annual conference, and book reviews; also includes photographs and other illustrations (a bright, clean, tight copy in nearly… Read more
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Nimble Believing: Dickinson and the Unknown

by McIntosh, James

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2000
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9780472110803
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Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.: University of Michigan Press, 2000. This critical study examines Dickinson's poetic use of her own vacillations between faith and doubt (gray textured cloth & gray dust jacket; a bright, clean, tight copy in nearly perfect condition; in stock & available for immediate shipment from a reliable independent bookstore). Hard Cover. As New/As New.
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Mary Shelley in Her Times

by Bennett, Betty T.; Curran, Stuart (editors)

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Published
2000
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First Edition.
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9780801863349
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Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. This is a collection of essays on Mary Shelley that emphasize her importance as a Romantic writer (maroon cloth with silver lettering; red & purple dust jacket with white lettering on the front; a bright, clean, tight copy in nearly perfect condition). First Edition.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.
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Oxford Lectures on Poetry

by Bradley, A. C

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Published
1965
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Reprint
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London, England, U.K.: Macmillan, 1965. First published in 1909, this volume consists of lectures delivered during the author's tenure of the Chair of Poetry at Oxford that were not included in his earlier volume, Shakespearean Tragedy; this volume includes his inaugural lectural, Poetry for Poetry's Sake; the others include The Sublime, Hegel's Theory of Tragedy, Wordsworth, Shelley's View of Poetry,… Read more
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Heroic Poetry

by Bowra, C. M

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Published
1978
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9780333093979
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London, England, U.K.: Macmillan Press, 1978. This book is a comparative study of one of the oldest forms of poetry, the narrative poem of great exploits; it examines the technique and contents of poems from many different countries and shows how heroic poets tended to compose in much the same ways; 600 pages (pictorial cover with illustration from the Parthenon… Read more
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Plots and Characters in the Fiction and Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

by Gale, Robert L

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1970
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9780208009746
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Hamden, CT, U.S.A.: Archon Books, 1970. This handbook contains summaries of all of Poe's tales and poems, arranged in alphabetical order by title, an alphabetical list of all the characters in the fiction and poetry with brief descriptions, and chronological lists of Poe's life and his fiction and poetry by year (dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine; a… Read more
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Statutes of Liberty: The New York School of Poets

by Ward, Geoff

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780312091521
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New York, NY, U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 1993. This is the first academic study of the New York School of Poets; it provides a critical and historical introduction to this group of writers, including close readings of major works by John Ashbery as well as detailed accounts of Frank O'Hara and James Schuyler; it examines the relationship between American poetry… Read more
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Tragic Themes in Western Literature

by Brooks, Cleanth (editor)

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Published
1955
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New Haven, CT, U.S.A.: Yale University Press, 1955. This is a collection of seven essays on tragedy, from Sophocles to T. S. Eliot, by Bernard Knox, Maynard Mack, Chauncey Tinker, Henri Peyre, Richard Sewall, Konstantin Reichardt, Louis Martz; the essays orginated as lectures delivered by Yale University professors in the autumn and winter of 1951-1952; this copy belonged to one… Read more
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Critical Perspective on Wole Soyinka

by Gibbs, James

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Published
1980
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780914478508
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Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Three Continents Press, 1980. This is a collection of critical essays on the work of the celebrated African writer Wole Soyinka, with two introductory essays on Soyinka's early writings and on Yoruba writers, followed by critical essays on his plays, poetry, and prose; includes two photographs and a definitive bibliography of Soyinka's writings (red & white pictorial… Read more
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