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Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This edition of the manuscripts of "Deirdre" presents the transcription of work from three substantially different versions of the play through its first performance, together with post-performance revisions.

Descriptive Sketches
William Wordsworth

Diarmuid and Grania
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats, George Moore
The manuscript materials included in the Cornell Yeats edition of "Diarmuid and Grania" provide a full record of the disputes and revisions that culminated in the final draft of the play, which opened at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on October 21, 1901.

The Difference Satire Makes
Rhetoric and Reading from Jonson to Byron
Fredric V. Bogel
Offering both the first major revision of satiric rhetoric in decades and a critical account of the modern history of satire criticism, Fredric V. Bogel maintains that the central structure of the satiric mode has been misunderstood. Devoting...

Dirt for Art's Sake
Books on Trial from "Madame Bovary" to "Lolita"
Elisabeth Ladenson
Ladenson recounts the most visible of modern obscenity trials involving scandalous books and their authors.

Distracted Subjects
Madness and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture
Carol Thomas Neely
In the first book to provide a feminist analysis of early modern madness, Carol Thomas Neely reveals the mobility and heterogeneity of discourses of "distraction," the most common term for the condition in late-sixteenth- and early...

Dominion Undeserved
Milton and the Perils of Creation
Eric B. Song
An exploration of the divided view of creation that governs Milton's related systems of cosmology, theology, art, and history.

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...

Early Poems and Fragments, 1785–1797
William Wordsworth
This volume is made up of work from the beginning of Wordsworth's career, when he was a Hawkshead schoolboy, until the end of his time at Racedown in mid-1797. Like other volumes in The Cornell Wordsworth series, this book is based on detailed study...

The Early Poetry, Volume II—"The Wanderings of Oisin" and Other Poems to 1895
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This is the second of two volumes containing transcriptions and in many cases facsimiles of all surviving manuscripts of the poetry that Yeats had published by 1895, together with the later revisions of that...

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