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Dreams of the Burning Child
Sacrificial Sons and the Father's Witness
David Lee Miller
In Dreams of the Burning Child, David Lee Miller explores the uncanny persistence of filial sacrifice as a motif in English literature and its classical and biblical antecedents. He combines strikingly original reinterpretations of the Aeneid...

Mazes of the Serpent
An Anatomy of Horror Narrative
Roger B. Salomon
In a compact, readable, and accessible book, Roger B. Salomon explores the nature of horror in literature and in life. Rather than minimizing horror by narrowly associating it with psychological drives, persecution, or extremism, he approaches...

Reading Families
Women's Literate Practice in Late Medieval England
Rebecca Krug
Rebecca Krug argues that in the later Middle Ages, people defined themselves in terms of family relationships but increasingly saw their social circumstances as being connected to the written word. Complex family dynamics and social...

The Words Upon the Windowpane
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition of this play contains transcriptions and photographic reproductions of the drafts with variant readings from proofs, typescripts, and notebook entries, as well as other materials pertaining to its writing and performance.

The Land of Heart's Desire
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This edition includes transcriptions and photographs of the surviving manuscripts of the play, reproductions of Yeats's own notes and revisions, and other materials related to stage productions and the resulting changes he made to the text.

"In the Seven Woods" and "The Green Helmet and Other Poems"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This volume presents the surviving manuscripts, typescripts, and early printed texts for all of the poems W. B. Yeats included at one time or another in these two two remarkably significant and protean collections.

Lesbian Representation and the Logic of Sexual Sequence
Annamarie Jagose, Annamarie Rustom Jagose
The field of lesbian studies is often framed in terms of the relation between lesbianism and invisibility. Annamarie Jagose here takes a radical new approach, suggesting that the focus on invisibility and visibility is perhaps not the most...

Christopher Marlowe
A Renaissance Life
Constance Brown Kuriyama
Kuriyama's new biography reconstructs the eventful life of a radically innovative playwright who flourished briefly and died violently more than four hundred years ago, yet persists in the romantic imagination even...

Shakespeare Remains
Theater to Film, Early Modern to Postmodern
Courtney Lehmann
No literary figure has proved so elusive as Shakespeare. How, Courtney Lehmann asks, can the controversies surrounding the Bard's authorship be resolved when his works precede the historical birth of that modern concept? And how is it that...

Unequal Partners
Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Victorian Authorship
Lillian Nayder
In the first book centering on the collaborative relationship between Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, Lillian Nayder places their coauthored works in the context of Victorian...

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