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Sartre: A Philosophical Biography
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. Regarded as the father of existentialist philosophy,... Les mer
The Value of Emily Dickinson
The Value of Emily Dickinson is the first compact introduction to Dickinson to focus primarily on her poems and why they have held and continue to... Les mer
Art as Plunder
This book examines the ancient origins of debate about art as cultural property. What happens to art in time of war? Who should own art, and what is... Les mer
Pliny’s Encyclopedia
The Elder Pliny’s Natural History is one of the largest and most extraordinary works to survive from antiquity. It has often been referred to as an... Les mer
Reading Heinrich Heine
Originally created in 2007, this is a comprehensive study of the nineteenth-century German poet Heinrich Heine. Anthony Phelan examines the complete... Les mer
Writing Against Revolution
Conservative culture in the Romantic period should not be understood merely as an effort to preserve the old regime in Britain against the threat of... Les mer
Proust, Beckett, and Narration
This a comprehensive comparison of the narrative techniques of two of the twentieth century’s most important writers of prose. Using a combination... Les mer
Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
Theo Davis offers a fresh account of the emergence of a national literature in the United States. Taking American literature's universalism as an... Les mer
Literary Journals in Imperial Russia
Given the restrictions on political action and even political discussion in Russia, Russian literary journals have served as the principal means by... Les mer
The Cambridge Companion to the Epic
Every great civilisation from the Bronze Age to the present day has produced epic poems. Epic poetry has always had a profound influence on other... Les mer
The Cambridge History of English Poetry
Poetry written in English is uniquely powerful and suggestive in its capacity to surprise, unsettle, shock, console, and move. The Cambridge History... Les mer
A History of Russian Thought
The history of ideas has played a central role in Russia's political and social history. Understanding its intellectual tradition and the way the... Les mer
Orientalism and Islam
Through an historical analysis of the theme of Oriental despotism, Michael Curtis reveals the complex positive and negative interaction between... Les mer
Rethinking the Western Understanding of the Self
Ulrich Steinvorth offers a fresh analysis and critique of rationality as a defining element in Western thinking. Steinvorth argues that Descartes’... Les mer
Heidelberg Writings
This work brings together, for the first time in English translation, Hegel’s journal publications from his years in Heidelberg (1816–18),... Les mer
Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference
Alison Stone offers a feminist defence of the idea that sexual difference is natural, providing a novel interpretation of the later philosophy of... Les mer
A History of Indian Philosophy: Vol II
In this benchmark five-volume study, originally published between 1922 and 1955, Surendranath Dasgupta examines the principal schools of thought that... Les mer
Native American Drama
The recent rise in publications and professional productions of Native American plays moves Native theatre from specific, cultural communities into... Les mer
A Concise History of Australia
Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the... Les mer
The Final Battle
In many ways the German soldiers who marched back from the Western Front at the end of World War I held the key to the future of the newly-created... Les mer
A History of Thailand
In A History of Thailand, Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit reveal how a world of mandarin nobles and unfree labour evolved into a rural society of... Les mer
The Travel Diaries of Thomas Robert Malthus
The diary of Malthus’s Scandinavian tour, which forms the main part of this book, was discovered in 1961 by Mr Robert Malthus, a surviving family... Les mer
Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics
Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics explores ideas about art implicit in Shakespeare’s plays and defines specific Shakespearean aesthetic practices... Les mer
The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne
Best known today for the innovative satire and experimental narrative of Tristram Shandy (1759–67), Laurence Sterne was no less famous in his time... Les mer