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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.

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Pizer cover chosenThis book brings together for the first time, and in one convenient volume, published and unpublished memoirs about the American novelist Theodore Dreiser.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.


FORTHCOMING: Readings in the Cantos, edited by Richard Parker
Parker cover frontThis book brings together critical readings of The Cantos by the world’s leading Pound and modernist scholars. In each chapter a contributor approaches either a single Canto or a defined small group of Cantos in isolation, providing a clear, informative, and interpretive "reading" that includes an up-to-date assessment of sources and an idea of recent critical approaches to the work.


FORTHCOMING: The Fire that Breaks, edited by Daniel Westover, William Wright, and Thomas Alan Holmes
9781942954361The Fire that Breaks brings together an international team of scholars to explore for the first time Hopkins's extended influence on the poets and novelist who defined Anglo-American literature throughout the past century.


FORTHCOMING: 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.


FORTHCOMING: A Companion to Ezra Pound’s Guide to Kulchur, by Anderson Araujo
Araujo cover chosenA Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur addresses the formidable interpretive challenges his most far-reaching prose tract presents to the reader. Providing page-by-page glosses on key terms and passages, the Companion also situates Pound's allusions and references in relation to other texts in his vast body of work, especially The Cantos.


The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual
ts studies annualThe 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.


Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult, edited by Matthew Gibson and Neil Mann
yeats,philosophy,the occultYeats, Philosophy, and the Occult is a collection of essays examining the thought of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats and particularly his philosophical reading and explorations of older systems of thought, where philosophy, mysticism, and the supernatural blend.


The Paintings and Drawings of John Dos Passos: A Collection and Study, by Donald Pizer, Lisa Nanney, and Richard Layman
dos passosIn addition to being a major twentieth-century author, John Dos Passos painted, principally in watercolor, throughout his career. This book demonstrates that Dos Passos’s lifelong commitment to and practice of pictorial representation are vital aspects of his career because they confirm and manifest in both verbal and visual stylistics such modernist tendencies as Fauvism, Cubism, and Expressionism. This book reproduces 68 examples of Dos Passos’s art, almost all in full color.


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