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A Dangerous Liberty: Translating Gray’s Elegy
Author: James D. Garrison
Often said to be "the most popular poem in English," Thomas Gray’s An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard circulated on the continent in a wide variety of translations and engaged the attention of major European writers. By tracing the history and influence of these translations, A Dangerous Liberty demonstrates the importance of the Elegy in the national literatures of continental Europe.
ISBN: 978-1611491203 $32.50
The Darker World Within: Evil in the Tragedies of Shakespeare and His Successors
Author: Molly Smith
This exploration of the Stuart preoccupation with the darker
side of the psyche suggests that fascination with evil perhaps precipitated
the radical sociopolitical and cultural changes of the midcentury and that
recurring depictions of declining patriarchal authority in plays by Shakespeare,
Middleton, Massinger, Ford, and Shirley made possible the cultural assault
on monarchy and patriarchy of the period.
ISBN: 0-87413-400-5 $36.50
Daughters of Valor: Contemporary Jewish American Women Writers
Editors: Jay L. Halio and Ben Siegel
The essays in this book focus on a wide and representative variety of Jewish American women writers, including Cynthia Ozick, Anne Roiphe, Erica Jong, Pauline Kael, Allegra Goodman, Norma Rosen, Adrienne Rich, Lynn Sharon Schwartz, and others. In every instance the contributors have tried to deal not only with the Jewish content of their work but also with its literary quality and other major themes.
ISBN: 978-1611491760 $43.50
David Mallet, Anglo-Scot: Poetry, Patronage, and Politics in the Age of Union
Author: Sandro Jung
This study of the life and works of David Mallet (?1705-65) is the first study of Mallet for the past one hundred and fifty years and assesses the poet's significance within his own period, arguing that modern scholarship has unduly neglected this complex personality who represented changing notions in taste and aesthetics, the intersection between literature and politics, and fashioned professional personae for himself as controversial patriot-poet, party writer, historian, editor, dramatist, and spy.
ISBN: 978-1611490770 $48.50
Dazzling Images: The Masks of Sir Philip Sidney
Author: Alan Hager
A discussion of Philip Sidney as a creator of fictions, a
critic, and a poet, who adopted a variety
of personae to teach his readers how they could fool themselves into forgetting
who they were, both in the context of the psychic inner world and in the
outer realm of social position. Included in this study are Sidney's court
entertainments now known as The Lady of May, the Defence of Leicester,
Defence of Poetry, and the Arcadias.
ISBN: 0-87413-390-4 $39.50
Death Row Letters: Correspondence with Donald Ray Wallace, Jr.
Author: Charles Leslie
In the year 2000 the author, a professor of anthropology, struck up an acquaintance with a prisoner on death row in Indiana. Death Row Letters provides access to the reflections of a brilliant mind grappling with existence on death row, dramatizing the spiritual and social void created in our prisons.
ISBN: 978-1611490831 $44.50
Decorative Games: Ornament, Rhetoric, and Noble Culture in the Work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742)
Author: Jean-François Bédard
This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742), director of the buildings and grounds of Philippe, duke of Orléans, regent of France between 1715 and 1723.
Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611490084 $75.00
Deep Distresses: William Wordsworth, John Wordsworth, Sir George Beaumont, 1800-1808
"Deep Play": John Gay and the Invention of Modernity
Author: Richard E. Matlak
Deep Distresses is a study of the intersecting family and professional vicissitudes that afflicted Wordsworth during the period of his greatest poetic productivity. The negative national publicity over his mariner brother's death at sea is the focus of the family tragedy; hostile reception to Poems in Two Volumes (1807) is the focus of professional duress. Both topics become related through the intercession of the poet's patron, Sir George Beaumont.
ISBN: 978-1611492248 $43.50
Author: Dianne Dugaw
"Deep Play" examines the emergence of modern self- and social-consciousness in
eighteenth-century Britain as an awareness of class and culture. It examines
popular ballads and songs, country dances, catches, mumming plays, beliefs
and sayings, fables, stories, and legends as these plebeian cultural materials
are brought by Gay to comment on "polite" opera, drama, and literature.
ISBN: 978-1611491951 $48.50
Defiant Diplomat: George Platt Waller: American Consul in Nazi-Occupied Luxembourg, 1939-1941
Editors: Willard Allen Fletcher and Jean Tucker Fletcher
Drafted while events were fresh in his mind in 1942–1943, Alabama-born American diplomat George Platt Waller’s memoir chronicles his war-time experience in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. In vivid prose, he recalls the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, the "Phony War," the German invasion of May 10, 1940, and the Wehrmacht occupation.
ISBN: 978-1611493986 $80.00
Defoe and the Whig Novel: A Reading of the Major Fiction
Author: Leon Guilhamet
This study places Defoe's major fiction squarely in the emerging Whig culture of the early eighteenth century. It offers an alternative to the view that Defoe is essentially a writer of criminal or adventure fiction and to the Marxist judgment that he extols individualism or derives his greatest inspiration from popular print culture.
ISBN: 978-1611491449 $56.50
A Delaware Album, 1900-1930
Author: George Miller
A Delaware Album, 1900-1930 contains over 300 postcard photographs from the entire state taken during the period from 1900 to 1930. Arranged by subjects—City and Town Views; Delaware Beaches; Amusements; Industry and Agriculture; Signs of the Times; Trains, Trolleys, and Automobiles; Water Transportation; Schools; Religion; Businesses; Hotels and Motels—each photo has a caption ranging from a sentence or two to several paragraphs.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-1611490442 $24.95
Design and Historic Preservation: The Challenge of Compatability
Editors: David L. Ames and Richard Wagner
This collection of papers addresses two questions central to design and historic preservation: what are the parameters of "compatability" in the design of additions to historic buildings and of new infill buildings in historic districts and landscapes.
ISBN: 978-1611492347 $44.50
Design and Thermal Performance: Below-Ground Dwellings in China
Author: Gideon S. Golany
The Chinese constitute the third major community in the world to have lived
continuously below ground for many millennia. With case studies representing
different geographical and cultural environments, this work shows how Chinese
below-ground dwellings provide a comfortable ambient environment with low
construction costs. Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-87413-362-9 $39.50
Design by Motley
Author: Michael Mullin
Beginning in 1932, Elizabeth Montgomery, Margaret
Harris, and Sophia Harris designed more than 300 productions, calling
themselves "Motley." At the Motley Theatre Design Course in London since 1966,
have trained hundreds of young designers from all over the world. This
book draws upon original research in theater archives and interviews with
ISBN: 0-87413-569-9 $55.00
Differences, Deceits, and Desires: Murder and Mayhem in Italian Crime Fiction
Editors: Mirna Cicioni and Nicoletta Di Ciolla
This collection of twelve essays is the first one in English to deal exclusively with Italian crime fiction.
ISBN: 978-087413-051-5 $30.00 (paper)
Dignity, Discourse, and Destiny: The Life of Courtney C. Smith
Authors: Darwin H. Stapleton and Donna Heckman Stapleton
Courtney C. Smith was the first national director of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program before becoming president of Swarthmore College in 1953, at the age of thirty-six. His engagement with education, philanthropy, and government over the next sixteen years resonated with such major issues of the times as McCarthyism, the future of the liberal arts, and race relations.
ISBN: 978-0874138337 $45.00
A Dilemma of English Modernism: Visual and Verbal Politics in the Life and Work of C. R. W. Nevinson (1889-1946)
The Discontented Cavalier: The Work of Sir John Suckling in Its Social, Religious, Political, and Literary Contexts
Editor: Michael J. K. Walsh
This anthology presents a series of new and important studies on an artist whose work is re-emerging to take its rightful place among the established icons of English modernism in the first half of the twentieth century. It is both timely, and in keeping with current scholarly re-reading of the era in general, through recent publications, conferences, and several key exhibitions.
ISBN 0-87413-942-2 $65.00
Author: Robert Wilcher
This comprehensive study of the literary output of Sir John Suckling reconstructs the various contexts in which the poems, plays, letters, and prose tracts were produced and, by means of close textual analysis, reveals the nature of one writer's engagementboth creative and subversivewith the social, religious, political, and cultural dimensions of Caroline England. It challenges the common view of Suckling as primarily a court wit and courtier playwright and makes a case for reading much of his poetry and drama as a critique of the social values and aesthetic fashions associated with the patronage of Queen Henrietta Maria.
ISBN: 978-1611493320 $79.50
The Dismembered Community: Bataille, Blanchot, Leiris, and the Remains of Laure
Author: Milo Sweedler
This book examines the intersecting communitarian endeavors of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, and Colette Peignot, known posthumously as Laure. It explores these authors’ theoretical elaborations of community, their actual communities, and the relation between the two.
ISBN: 978-1611491128 $50.00
Divided Loyalties in a Doomed Empire: The French in the West from New France to the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Author: Daniel Royot
The genealogy of the French-speaking members of the Lewis and Clark expedition can often be traced back to the times where the fleur-de-lys was flying over New France. These men were instrumental in the success of the Corps of Discovery.
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2007
ISBN: 978-0-87413-968-6 $57.50
Divine Rhetoric: Essays on the Sermons of Laurence Sterne
Editor: W. G. Gerard
The essays in Divine Rhetoric examine the rhetorical and theological contexts of the sermons as well as their possible influences. The book is accompanied by an audio CD of one of Sterne’s sermons.
ISBN: 978-1611491210 $62.50
Dooble Tongue: Scots, Burns, Contradiction
Author: Jeffrey Skoblow
Dooble Tongue is
an imaginative meditation on Robert Burns and Scottish poetry, as well
as a book that engages and contests the customary assumptions and practices
of literary criticism. Beginning with an examination of two contemporary
Scottish poets, W. N. Herbert and Robert Crawford, and moving back in time
to the Scottish Modernist master Hugh MacDiarmid, then further back to
Burns himself, the study of the Scottish tradition is situated in a broad
historical context. The focus throughout is on language(particularly Scots),
more broadly vernacular literature in relation to culturally elite literary
and critical modes as well as on questions of literary nationalism and
the cultural politics of poetic discourse.
ISBN: 978-0874137286 $46.00
Dramatic Difference: Gender, Class and Genre in the Early Modern Closet Drama
Author: Karen Raber
Dramatic Difference argues that early modern women writers
manipulated the class-based exclusivity of closet drama to justify their
own contributions to this highly political genre. The book situates women
writers' work in the context of their male peers' use of the genre and
looks at how the genre's social and political orientation changed from
the late sixteenth century through the Restoration.
ISBN: 978-1611492040 $49.50
Drawing an Elusive Line: The Art of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon
Author: Elizabeth E. Guffey
A difficult book to categorize, Pierre-Paul Prud'hon emerges in this book
as a savvy negotiator of contemporary artistic expectations. From innovative
public printmaking ventures to his creation of an alternate, feminine persona
through his collaboration with Constance Mayer, Prud'hon questioned and
redefined the role of the artist in a changing social milieu. Includes
more than 150 drawings by the artist, some little known or previously unpublished.
ISBN: 978-1611491975 $75.00
"A Dream of Stone": Fame, Vision, and Monumentality in Nineteenth-Century French Literary Culture
Dreamer’s Journey: The Life and Writings of Frederic Prokosch
Author: Michael D. Garval
This study seeks to reconstruct nineteenth-century French literary culture's pervasive "dream of stone" by
drawing not only upon an array of authors and works, but also upon diverse sorts of evidence, from
journalism to poetry, caricature to statuary, postcards to public monuments, while focusing on the lives and
work of three of the period's most celebrated writers: Honor de Balzac, George Sand, and Victor Hugo.
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2005
ISBN: 978-1611492507 $60.00
Author: Robert M. Greenfield
Dreamer's Journey: The Life and Writings of Frederic Prokosch is the first comprehensive study of the enigmatic, erratically brilliant novelist and poet. It explores his published and unpublished writings, his troubled personal life, the conflicts arising from his homosexuality, his wanderings as a kind of permanent expatriate, and his preoccupation with reinventing his persona and creating an imaginary and highly dramatic past for himself.
ISBN: 978-1611491401 $80.00
Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies
Author: Piotr Sadowski
This work applies the systems theory of character to the analysis of the psychological and dramatic consistency of the main characters from Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. The theory considers human behavior in terms of functional equilibrium between the stable properties of the mind, independent of the pressures of the sociocultural environment and the immediate situational context.
ISBN: 978-1611492392 $55.00