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Literature, Rhetoric, and the Arts

Our Literature, Rhetoric, and the Arts titles cover the breadth of our publishing catalog, from Architecture to Yeats. Click on a book title or picture for descriptions and purchasing information.

FORTHCOMING: Virginia Woolf and the World of Books, edited by Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill
Just over hundred years ago, in 1917, Leonard and Virginia Woolf began a publishing house from their dining-room table. This volume marks the centenary of that auspicious beginning.

FORTHCOMING: A Reader’s Guide to Yeats’s “A Vision”
Neil Mann offers an authoritative, clear, and straightforward guide to the system of "A Vision," the framework within which W. B. Yeats created many of his most important works.

FORTHCOMING: The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual, vol. 2
"The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual" strives to be the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the new edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.

FORTHCOMING: Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists, edited by Anthony W. Lee
"Samuel Johnson Among the Modernists" casts Johnson as a figure of modernity, one who possesses an appeal that many Modernist writers found irresistible.

FORTHCOMING: A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost, by Virginia F. Smith
"A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost" is the first systematic attempt to catalogue and explain all of the references to science and natural history in Frost’s published poetry.

Rupert Brooke in the First World War, by Alisa Miller
Miller cover chosen copyGoing beyond Brooke's own life and famously romantic death, this book retraces the evolution of his reputation in cultural imagination as forged by a network of major political and literary figures of the period including Winston Churchill, Edward Marsh, Virginia Woolf, Theodore Roosevelt, T. S. Eliot, Siegfried Sassoon, and Henry James.

An Annotated Guide to the Writings and Papers of Leonard Woolf, by Janet M. Manson and Wayne K. Chapman
The Annotated Guide is an ongoing effort to provide the kind of bibliographic information on Leonard Woolf sometimes found in the pages of Woolf Studies Annual on Virginia Woolf.

Theodore Dreiser Recalled, edited by Donald Pizer
Pizer cover chosenThis book brings together for the first time, and in one convenient volume, published and unpublished memoirs about the American novelist Theodore Dreiser. The recollections of Dreiser's contemporaries bring to the fore the writer's politics, personal life, and literary reception. Donald Pizer is one of the world's leading scholars of Dreiser and of naturalism.

The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists, by Matthew Reznicek
Reznicek cover chosenThis book examines the city's place in the imagination of Irish women writers in the long nineteenth century. By reasserting the centrality of Paris, this book draws connections between Irish and European writers, expanding the map of Irish Studies.

Virginia Woolf and Heritage, edited by Jane de Gay, Tom Breckin, and Anne Reus
vw-heritage-printThis book brings together an international team of world-class scholars to explore how Woolf engaged with heritage, how she understood and represented it, and how she has been represented by the heritage industry.

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