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American Drama
Clive Bloom (Editor)
0312123876
February 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
This collection of essays offers a comprehensive ontroduction to the subject of American theater.


Appropriation of Shakespeare: Post-Renaissance Reconstructions of the Works and the Myth
Derek Cohen
0312071981
December 1992
Hardcover
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Bestsellers: Popular Fiction Since 1900
Clive Bloom
0333687426
September 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"...as an informed and witty companion to what people read and why, it is excellent." -- Economist


American Poetry
Clive Bloom
0312123884
Aug 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Tracing its origins back to Walt Whitman, the Modernist tradition in American poetry is driven by the same concern to engage with the world in revolutionary terms, inspired by the concept of democracy vital to the American dream. But this tradition is not confined to a few writers at the beginning of the century: instead it has been an enduring force, extending from coast to coast and of varying hues: Imagist, Objectivist, Beat. International in flavour but shaped by the language and conditions of America, this poetry continues to speak to us today.

This collection of specially commissioned essays brings together leading scholars and critics to define the American Modernist canon, providing a range of perspectives helpful to all those interested in this fascinating poetry.


From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell: British Women Writers in Detective and Crime Fiction
Susan Rowland
0333674502
April 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
From Agatha Christie to Ruth Rendell is the first book to consider seriously the hugely popular and influential works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham, Nag Marsh, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine. Providing studies of 42 key novels, this volume introduces these authors for students and the general reader in the context of their lives, and of critical debates on gender, colonialism, psychoanalysis, the Gothic, and feminism. It includes interviews with P.D. James and Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine.

About the Author
Susan Rowland is Senior Lecturer in English, University of Greenwich.


From Medieval to Medievalism
John Simons (Editor)
0312068050
March 1992
Hardcover
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Cult Fiction
Clive Bloom
0312213565
June 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Here is an exploration of pulp literature and pulp mentalities: an investigation into the nature and theory of the contemporary mind in art and in life. Here too, the violent, the sensational and the erotic signify different facets of the modern experience plays out in the gaudy pages of kitsch literature. Clive Bloom offers the reader a chance to investigate the underworld of literary production and from it find a new set of co-ordinates for questions regarding publishing and reading practices in America and Britain, ideas of genre, problems related to commercial production, concerns regarding high and low culture, the canon and censorship, as well as a discussion of the rhetoric of current critical debate. Concentrating on remembered authors as well as many long regarded or forgotten, Cult Fiction provides a...


Gothic Horror: A Reader's Guide from Poe to King and Beyond
Clive Bloom (Editor)
0312212399
April 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Clive Bloom is an English professor who's written and edited several books on popular literature and pop culture (e.g., Twentieth-Century Suspense: The Thriller Comes of Age). In this new title, Gothic Horror: A Reader's Guide from Poe to King and Beyond, he's picked the greatest hits of horror fiction commentary--including Poe's essay on how he wrote "The Raven," as well as observations from today's best literary critics.

Here's a summary of the amazing cornucopia folded like a pop-up library between the covers of this 300-page book:
(1) Early Accounts--by Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Pater, Lafcadio Hearn
(2) Early Modern Accounts--by Sigmund Freud, Hilaire Belloc, Algernon Blackwood, H.P. Lovecraft, Montague Summers, Dennis Wheatley
(3) Later Modern Accounts--by Robert Bloch,...



The European Parliament
Clive Bloom
0333598733
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This broad-ranging text examines the political dynamic of the European Parliament within the developing European Union and sets it in the broader context of comparative legislative analysis. To this end the authors analyze the roles performed by the European Parliament as a "legislature;" its part in the EU's decision making process; and its contribution to crucial debates about democracy, legitimacy and the "parliamentarization" of the European Union.


Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts
Clive Bloom
0283073101
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The complex and fascinating nature of London has provided fertile ground for bestselling social histories by writers like Roy Porter and Peter Ackroyd. For the first time a book explores the capital's secret history - the underground world of radicals and subversives from Boudicca and Wat Tyler to the anti-globalization riots of the Chartists, Suffragettes, Mosleyites and IRA. Violent London is an account of political activism expressed in street fighting and slum warfare, assassinations and bombings. The main characters are demagogues and democrats, lunatics and libertarians, bigots and social revolutionaries. The story traces the growth of London as a capital adn as a major city, following the people who live, work, demonstrate, fight and die in its violent byways. With its strong characters and dramatic...


Literature, Politics and Intellectual Crisis in Britain Today
Clive Bloom
0333778324
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Review
An important study and reevaluation of British culture; strongly recommended... Choice


Kenneth MacGowan and the Aesthetic Paradigm for the New Stagecraft in America
Thomas Alan Bloom
0820423084
January 1997
Hardcover
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The publisher, Peter Lang Publishing
The American theatrical critic Kenneth Macgowan fashioned an aesthetic defense for a new visual style of scenic design that began to appear on the American stage during the second decade of the twentieth century. Macgowan's defense for this new visual style, which he labeled the "new stagecraft," was modeled after the British art critic Clive Bell's aesthetic theory of "significant form" in art. Bell's formal theory of art, which favored formal abstraction over visual representation, provided Macgowan with an attractive premise upon which he could formulate his own theory of the simplified or abstracted new stagecraft style. Shaping his theory of the new stagecraft from an aesthetic theory devised for the static two-dimensioned space of the painting, Macgowan sought to apply the visual aesthetic of...

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