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The Accommodated Jew
English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton
Kathy Lavezzo
In The Accommodated Jew, Kathy Lavezzo rethinks the complex and contradictory relation between England's rejection of "the Jew" and the centrality of Jews to classic English...



Am I a Snob?
Modernism and the Novel
Sean Latham
Is there a "great divide" between highbrow and mass cultures? Are modernist novels for, by, and about snobs? What might Lord Peter Wimsey, Mrs. Dalloway, and Stephen Dedalus have to say to one another? Sean Latham's appealingly written book Am I...



Angels on the Edge of the World
Geography, Literature, and English Community, 1000–1534
Kathy Lavezzo
"The various and contradictory signs of English otherworldliness offered medieval writers a remarkably elastic medium with which to construct national identity. . . . Above all, the wonderful aspects of geographic otherness made it possible for...



The Art of English Poesy
George Puttenham
The first modernized and fully annotated edition of Puttenham's 1589 text.



"At the Hawk's Well" and "The Cat and the Moon"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Both At the Hawk's Well (1917) and The Cat and the Moon (1924) dramatize their characters' journeys of the soul to magic wells. The Cornell Yeats edition of these plays presents photographs and transcriptions of the typescripts in various revisions.



The Battle of the Books
History and Literature in the Augustan Age
Joseph M. Levine
Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the...



Benjamin the Waggoner
William Wordsworth



Better a Shrew than a Sheep
Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England
Pamela Allen Brown
In a study that explodes the assumption that early modern comic culture was created by men for men, Pamela Allen Brown shows that jest books, plays, and ballads represented women as laugh-getters and sought out the laughter of ordinary...



The Body Embarrassed
Drama and the Disciplines of Shame in Early Modern England
Gail Kern Paster
Men and women in early modern Europe experienced their bodies very differently from the ways in which contemporary men and women do. In this challenging and innovative book, Gail Kern Paster examines representations of the body in...



The Borderers
William Wordsworth



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