Books in category Literary Criticism – Books & Reading

  • Book Lust

    Book Lust
    Nancy Pearl

    Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality.

  • SpĂ tantike Buchmalerei

    Spätantike Buchmalerei
    Kathrin Theilig

    Da die Spätantike aber erst im frühen 4. nachchristlichen Jahrhundert beginnt, hätte man diese Arbeit ebenso „Die Buchmalerei des frühen Christentums“ nennen können.

  • Enter at Your Own Risk

    Enter at Your Own Risk
    Leora Lev

    This volume is the first to explore Cooper's significance as a pioneering literary artist who illuminates the hidden or repressed extremities of the fin de millennium American zeitgeist.

  • The French Riviera

    The French Riviera
    Ted Jones

    The French Riviera offers a literary tour of the region, covering the lives and work of all the writers who found inspiration there–from Graham Greene and W. Somerset Maugham who spent their lives there, through those writers whose work it …

  • The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada

    The Literary Legacy of the Macmillan Company of Canada
    Ruth Panofsky

    Stephen Leacock, Grey Owl, and Morley Callaghan: these treasured Canadian books and authors were all nurtured by the Macmillan Company of Canada, one of the country's foremost twentieth-century publishing houses.

  • Dirt for Art s Sake

    Dirt for Art’s Sake
    Elisabeth Ladenson

    Ladenson also considers cinematic adaptations of these novels, among them Vincente Minnelli's Madame Bovary, Stanley Kubrick's Lolita and the 1997 remake directed by Adrian Lyne, and various attempts to translate de Sade's works and life …

  • Paper Empires

    Paper Empires
    Craig Munro, Robyn Sheahan-Bright

    With dozens of in-depth profiles of book trade identities and their companies, as well as many themed case studies, Paper Empires explores the myths and traces the interconnected histories of book publishing, bookselling and reading …

  • Women Celebrity and Literary Culture between the Wars

    Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars
    Faye Hammill

    Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars profiles seven American, Canadian, and British women writers—Dorothy Parker, Anita Loos, Mae West, L. M. Montgomery, Margaret Kennedy, Stella Gibbons, and E. M. Delafield—who …

  • The Meaning of Everything

    The Meaning of Everything
    Simon Winchester

    Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

  • Hindsight and Insight

    Hindsight and Insight
    William F. Edmiston

    Hindsight and Insight contributes to our knowledge of the history and evolution of the novel by demonstrating that France's earliest novelists were already engaged in the kinds of narrative experimentation that are usually associated with …

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