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The Hummingbird Cabinet
A Rare and Curious History of Romantic Collectors
Judith Pascoe
"This book is . . . a romantic history of romantic collecting. It takes seriously, and by necessity shares, the tendency of romantic histories to dwell upon their own fragmentariness, on the impossibility of capturing an intact history. . . . It...

The King's Threshold
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition of this play about a bard's hunger strike includes the preliminary notes and first prose drafts dictated by Yeats to his patron and collaborator, Lady Gregory, in March and April 1903.

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 Irish Art of Controversy
Lucy McDiarmid
Controversies are high drama: in them people speak lines as colorful and passionate as any recited on stage. In the years before the 1916 Rising, public battles were fought in Ireland over French paintings, a maverick priest, Dublin slum children...

"The Only Jealousy of Emer" and "Fighting the Waves"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Includes manuscript materials of both "The Only Jealousy of Emer," a turning point in Yeats's career as an artist, and its later (and lesser, according to Yeats) prose version, "Fighting the Waves."

Play and the Politics of Reading
The Social Uses of Modernist Form
Paul B. Armstrong
"Classrooms and curricula should be structured to foster the playful interaction that can teach students how to negotiate social and political differences in an emancipatory, noncoercive manner.... Teaching reading as a playful exercise...

Narrating Reality
Austen, Scott, Eliot
Harry E. Shaw
Narrating Reality offers a provocative and original critique of nineteenth-century British realist fiction and our ways of understanding it. Paying close attention to the role of the narrator, Harry E. Shaw challenges the denigration of realism that...

Isolated Cases
The Anxieties of Autonomy in Enlightenment Philosophy and Romantic Literature
Nancy Yousef
The literature of the romantic period has consistently been seen as the source of modern concepts of the individual. Nancy Yousef maintains, however, that the dominant account of the self in romanticism is in need of profound revision...

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 seventeenth-century...

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.

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