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"Parnell's Funeral and Other Poems" from "A Full Moon in March"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The manuscripts transcribed and reproduced in this volume of the Cornell Yeats were written from spring 1933 through December 1934.



Responsibilities
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
The Cornell Yeats edition of the poetry collection, "Responsibilities," features the only surviving example of Ezra Pound and the author collaboratively revising a poem by Yeats.



Unauthorized Pleasures
Accounts of Victorian Erotic Experience
Ellen Bayuk Rosenman
Recent books and exhibitions have shown that Victorians were not so straitlaced about sexual matters as has been popularly assumed. Ellen Bayuk Rosenman's engrossing and enlightening book proves that the Victorians were extraordinarily articulate and...



Robin Hood
A Mythic Biography
Stephen Knight
Knight looks at the different manifestations of Robin Hood at different times and places in a mythic biography with a thematic structure. Each of the book's four central chapters identifies a particular model of the hero, mythic or biographic.



A Culture of Fact
England, 1550–1720
Barbara J. Shapiro
Barbara J. Shapiro traces the surprising genesis of the "fact," a modern concept that, she convincingly demonstrates, originated not in natural science but in legal discourse. She follows the concept's evolution and diffusion across a variety of...



The Copywrights
Intellectual Property and the Literary Imagination
Paul K. Saint-Amour
They borrow from published works without attribution. They remake literary creation in the image of consumption. They celebrate the art of scissors and paste. Who are these outlaws? Postmodern culture-jammers or file-sharing teens? No, they are the...



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 a...



Fables of Modernity
Literature and Culture in the English Eighteenth Century
Laura Brown
Fables of Modernity expands the territory for cultural and literary criticism by introducing the concept of the cultural fable. Laura Brown shows how cultural fables arise from material practices in eighteenth-century England. These fables, the author...



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 women...



Scandal Nation
Law and Authorship in Britain, 1750–1832
Kathryn Temple
Kathryn Temple argues that eighteenth-century Grub Street scandals involving print piracy, forgery, and copyright violation played a crucial role in the formation of British identity. Britain's expanding print culture demanded new ways of...



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