all ebooks in category: British & Irish Literary Criticism (53)

The Critical Path and Other Writings on Critical Theory, 1963-1975
English | March 14, 2009 | ISBN: 0802096255 | EPUB | 496 pages | 2.8 MB

This volume, which collects Northrop Frye's writings on the theory of literary criticism from the middle period of his career, includes one of Frye's own …

A Life with Mary Shelley
English | July 16, 2014 | ISBN: 0804790523, 0804791252 | EPUB | 232 pages | 0.8 MB

In 1980, deconstructive and psychoanalytic literary theorist Barbara Johnson wrote an essay on Mary Shelley for a colloquium on the writings of Jacques Derrida. The …

The History of Missed Opportunities: British Romanticism and the Emergence of the Everyday
English | May 23, 2017 | ISBN: 150360019X | EPUB | 200 pages | 3.8 MB

Through close engagement with the work of Wordsworth, Austen, and Byron, The History of Missed Opportunities posits that the everyday first emerged as a distinct …

Culture of Accidents: Unexpected Knowledges in Early Modern England
English | ISBN: 0804735565 | 2002 | EPUB | 240 pages | 459 KB

Collapsing buildings, unexpected meetings in the marketplace, monstrous births, encounters with pirates at sea—these and other unforeseen “accidents” at the turn of the seventeenth century …

Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention
English | ISBN: 0804796955 | 2016 | EPUB | 288 pages | 8 MB

This book revisits British Romanticism as a poetics of heightened attention. At the turn of the nineteenth century, as Britain was on the alert for …

Soul of the Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare
English | ISBN: 0812971817 | 2010 | 496 pages | EPUB | 5 MB

“One man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.” In this illuminating, innovative biography, Jonathan Bate, one of today’s most accomplished …

Modernism and Homer: The Odysseys of H.D., James Joyce, Osip Mandelstam, and Ezra Pound
2015 | ISBN: 1107108039 | English | 248 pages | PDF | 1 MB

This comparative study crosses multiple cultures, traditions, genres, and languages in order to explore the particular importance of Homer in the emergence, development, and promotion …

The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature
English | September 6, 2010 | ISBN: 0521886651, 0521714141 | EPUB | 316 pages | 0.7 MB

Since the publication of Thomas More's genre-defining work Utopia in 1516, the field of utopian literature has evolved into an ever-expanding domain. This Companion presents …

W. H. Auden in Context (repost)
English | 2013 | ISBN: 0521196574 | 424 pages | PDF | 4 MB

W. H. Auden is a giant of twentieth-century English poetry whose writings demonstrate a sustained engagement with the times in which he lived. But how …

Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1611485657 | 342 pages | PDF | 4,3 MB

At the turn of the eighteenth century, selfhood was understood as a “tabula rasa” to be imprinted in the course of an individual’s life. By …