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The American Lawrence

Reassessing Lawrence's relationship to American modernism and his American literary contemporaries, Jenkins offers new insights into the literary exchange between America and Europe.

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Medieval Mythography, Volume 3: The Emergence of Italian Humanism, 1321-1475

With this volume, Jane Chance concludes her monumental study of the history of mythography in medieval literature. Her focus here is the advent of hybrid mythography, the transformation of mythological commentary by blending the scholarly with the courtly and the personal.

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Within the Walls and What Do I Love?

This volume presents two rare works by the American modernist H.D.: Within the Walls, a collection of fourteen short stories, and What Do I Love?, a set of three long poems.

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Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages

Bringing far-removed time periods into startling conversation, this book argues that certain attitudes and practices present in Europe’s Middle Ages were foundational in the development of the western concept of race.

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Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Barbara Lounsberry traces Woolf’s development as a writer through her first twelve diaries--a fascinating experimental stage, where the earliest hints of Woolf’s pioneering modernist style can be seen.

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An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste

Old French epic poems, or chansons de geste, are one of the most important traditions of the French Middle Ages. Consisting of approximately 120 poems including the famous Song of Roland, these tremendously popular songs were based on French history but often embellished in fantastical ways and written to be performed by minstrels.

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Boccaccio's Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal

This new and provocative interpretation examines the formal similarities between the Decameron’s tales of wit, wisdom, and practical jokes and the popular thirteenth-century fabliaux.

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Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

This book fills the need for a systematic study of setting as significant to the playwright’s work as a whole.

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Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

The love of looking, or scopophilia, is a common motif among female figures in medieval art and literature where it is usually expressed as a motherly or sexually interested gaze--one sanctioned, the other forbidden. Sandra Summers investigates these two major variants of female voyeurism in exemplary didactic and courtly literature by medieval German authors.