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Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

John Keller

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063121
eISBN:
9781781700297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study is about the central place of the emotional world in Beckett's writing. Stating that Beckett is ‘primarily about love’, it makes a re-assessment of his influence and immense popularity. ... More

Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Sanctity As Literature In Late Medieval Britain

Eva von Contzen and Anke Bernau (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089701
eISBN:
9781526104243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain explores how sanctity and questions of literariness are intertwined across a range of medieval genres. “Sanctity” as a theme and concept figures as a ... More

Sara ParetskyDetective fiction as trauma literature

Sara Paretsky: Detective fiction as trauma literature

Cynthia S. Hamilton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096952
eISBN:
9781781708729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first book-length study of Sara Paretsky’s detective fiction. Paretsky is known for her influential V.I. Warshawski series, which transformed the masculine hard-boiled detective formula ... More

The Scottish LegendaryTowards a poetics of hagiographic narration

The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Eva von Contzen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first book-length study of the Scottish Legendary (late 14th c.), the only extant collection of saints’ lives in the vernacular from medieval Scotland, scrutinises the dynamics of hagiographic ... More

Second SightThe Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Catherine Maxwell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This study, which examines a range of canonical and less-well-known writers, is a reassessment of late Victorian literature in its relation to visionary Romanticism. It examines six late Victorian ... More

The Secret ViceMasturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Culture

Diane Mason

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077142
eISBN:
9781781701089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077142.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book provides a reading of both fictional and medical writings concerned with auto-erotic sexuality in the long nineteenth century. It examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by ... More

Shakespeare and LaughterA Cultural History

Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Indira Ghose

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines laughter in the Shakespearean theatre, in the context of a cultural history of early modern laughter, and looks at various strands of the early modern discourse on laughter, ... More

Shakespeare and SpenserAttractive Opposites

Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

J. B Lethbridge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book brings together ten chapters on the relations between Spenser and Shakespeare. There has been much noteworthy work on the linguistic borrowings of Shakespeare from Spenser, but the subject ... More

She-wolfA cultural history of female werewolves

She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Hannah Priest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This edited collection explores the figure of the female werewolf in art, folklore, history, film, literature and gaming culture. Female werewolves are less prevalent in mythology and popular culture ... More

Sinister HistoriesGothic Novels and Representations of the Past, From Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels and Representations of the Past, From Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft

Jonathan Dent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719095979
eISBN:
9781526115195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095979.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘This is a dark story…’ Clara Reeve, The Old English Baron (1778) Sinister Histories is the first book to offer a detailed exploration of the Gothic’s response to Enlightenment historiography. It ... More

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