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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.

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.


Melville’s Intervisionary Network Balzac, Hawthorne, and Realism in the American Renaissance, by John Haydock
melville intervisonary netowrkThe romances of Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick and Billy Budd, Sailor, are usually examined from some setting almost exclusively American. Yet, a series of expanding literary and technological networks was active that made his writing part of a global complex. Intervisionary Network explores a range of these connections and reveals that Melville was dependent on Balzac and his universal vision in much of his prose writing.


100 Years of Clemson Architecture: Southern Roots + Global Reach Proceedings, edited by Ufuk Ersoy, Dana Anderson, Kate Schwennsen
100years-02-300x450100 Years of Clemson Architecture: Southern Roots + Global Reach Proceedings is a large-format, image-rich paperback book. Its 114 full-color, glossy pages include essays, discussions, and images that explore the Clemson University architecture program's century of accomplishments.


Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries, edited by Julie Vandivere and Megan Hicks
Virginia-Woolf-anf-Her-Female-Contemporaries-scannedVirginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries places Virginia Woolf's writing in context with that of other women writers during the first decades of the twentieth century. The book increases our understanding of many female writers, helping us to comprehend how they contributed to, and complicated, modernist literature.


Fascist Directive Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism, by Catherine E. Paul
Fascist-Directive-scannedBy bringing Italian primary sources and new approaches to the cultural project of Mussolini’s regime to bear on Pound’s prose work, Fascist Directive shows how Pound’s modernism changed as a result of involvement in Italian politics and culture. At the same time, it uses the familiar figure of Pound to provide an entry for scholars of Anglo-American modernism into the diverse and complex realm of Italian modernism.


Rewriting The Hour-Glass A Play Written in Prose and Verse Versions by W. B. Yeats, edited by Wayne K. Chapman
Rewriting-the-Hour-Glass-scannedRewriting The Hour-Glass offers a new approach to the display and delineation of texts, visual aids, and published variants and presents for the first time a complete array of amendments that Yeats made in copies of the relevant editions that he had at hand.


Sons and Lovers The Biography of a Novel, by Neil Roberts
Sons-and-Lovers-scannedThis book combines biography and textual scholarship to bring to life the dramatic story of the writing of Sons and Lovers.


The Reimagining of Place in English Modernism, by Sam Wiseman
The-Reimagining-of-Place-in-English-Modernism-scannedThe Reimagining of Place in English Modernism analyses key texts by D. H. Lawrence, John Cowper Powys, Mary Butts, and Virginia Woolf, charting their respective attempts to forge new identities, perspectives, and literary approaches that reconcile tradition and modernity, belonging and exploration, the rural and the metropolitan.


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