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The Incarnate Text: Imagining the Book in Reformation England
Kearney, James

In the course of the Reformation, artistic representation...

Cribs
Huang, Yunte

Cribs is a discrete sequence of poems probing into the manifolds of the book's title word: "crib" as a small child's bed, as literal...

A Forward Glance: New Essays on Edith Wharton
Waid, Candace

This collection focuses on questions of biography, autobiography and aesthetics in...

Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

This anthology of American writers originally from...

Renaissance Ecology: Imagining Eden in Milton's England
Hiltner, Ken

These essays consider how writers and artists such as John Milton...

The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism
Duffy, Enda

Speed, the sensation one gets when driving fast, was described by Aldous Huxley as the...

Hope at Sea
Shewry, Teresa

As far back as Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis...

The Signifying Eye:  Seeing Faulkner's Art by Candace Waid
The Signifying Eye: Seeing Faulkner’s Art
Waid, Candace

A bold book, built of close readings,...