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Product Description: The Wallflower Avant-Garde highlights a strain of formalism visible in both modernist literature and contemporary queer studies, drawing attention to an aesthetic that is as quiet and quirky as it is queer. In studies of Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, Richard Bruce Nugent, Frank O'Hara, and John Ashbery, Brian Glavey argues for a recalibrated understanding of the relation between sexuality and the aesthetic, revealing a non-oppositional avant-gardism that opts out of some of the binaristic imperatives that have structured recent debates in queer theory...read more

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9780190202651 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 2, 2015, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: The Wallflower Avant-Garde highlights a strain of formalism visible in both modernist literature and contemporary queer studies, drawing attention to an aesthetic that is as quiet and quirky as it is queer.

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Product Description: A special side of Robert Walser: his essays on art A beautiful and elegant collection, with gorgeous full-color art reproductions, Looking at Pictures presents a little-known side of the eccentric Swiss genius: his great writings on art...read more

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9780811224246 | New Directions, November 9, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A special side of Robert Walser: his essays on art A beautiful and elegant collection, with gorgeous full-color art reproductions, Looking at Pictures presents a little-known side of the eccentric Swiss genius: his great writings on art.

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Product Description: Shakespeare's knowledge of the practices of visual art, its fundamental concepts and the surrounding debates is clear from his earliest works. This book explores this relationship, showing how key works develop visual compositions as elements of dramatic movement, construction of ideas, and reflections on the artifice of theatre and language...read more

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9781107029958 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 30, 2015, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Shakespeare's knowledge of the practices of visual art, its fundamental concepts and the surrounding debates is clear from his earliest works.

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Product Description: The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress is an extraordinary 8-foot by 800-foot painting that was created in 1851 and thought lost for a full century. Rediscovered in 1996 and fully restored in 2012, it illustrates John Bunyan’s iconic book The Pilgrim’s Progress—first published in 1678 and in print continuously since then—a heart-stopping allegory of trial and faith in which the hero, Christian, battles giants, monsters, tricksters, and his own weaknesses to reach the Celestial City...read more
By Leslie L. Rounds (contributor)

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9781611686630 | Univ Pr of New England, May 5, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress is an extraordinary 8-foot by 800-foot painting that was created in 1851 and thought lost for a full century.

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Product Description: «Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared, little has been said about the nature of sight itself. What we see in «our mind’s eye» as we read has not been explored, though by following the visual prompts in texts, one can anatomize the process of visualization...read more

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9783034307239 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, March 26, 2015, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: «Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared, little has been said about the nature of sight itself.

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Jaclyn Wentworth is on her own with three little kids. She used to be married to the golden boy--former golden boy--of their small Nevada town. The marriage was a disaster because her ex-husband never grew up. And he sure wasn't much of a daddy.Now Jaclyn's living in Reno. And who, of all people, does she run into there but Cole Perrini, bad boy of Feld, Nevada. Former bad boy. He was her ex-husband's opposite in every way--and he still is. Because Cole's made good in every sense of the word.Will Jaclyn and her children get the husband and father they deserve? Not a Scrooge, but a Santa!

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9781472430960 | Ashgate Pub Co, October 28, 2014, cover price $119.95

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9780373710218, titled "We Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" | Harlequin Books, November 1, 2001, cover price $4.99 | also contains We Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus | About this edition: Jaclyn Wentworth is on her own with three little kids.

Although Edgar Allan Poe is most often identified with stories of horror and fear, there is an unrecognized and even forgotten side to the writer. He was a self-declared lover of beauty who “from childhood’s hour . . . [had] not seen / As others saw.” Poe and the Visual Arts is the first comprehensive study of how Poe’s work relates to the visual culture of his time. It reveals his “deep worship of all beauty,” which resounded in his earliest writing and never entirely faded, despite the demands of his commercial writing career. Barbara Cantalupo examines the ways in which Poe integrated visual art into sketches, tales, and literary criticism, paying close attention to the sculptures and paintings he saw in books, magazines, and museums while living in Philadelphia and New York from 1838 until his death in 1849. She argues that Poe’s sensitivity to visual media gave his writing a distinctive “graphicality” and shows how, despite his association with the macabre, his enduring love of beauty and knowledge of the visual arts richly informed his corpus.

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9780271063096 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, June 26, 2014, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Although Edgar Allan Poe is most often identified with stories of horror and fear, there is an unrecognized and even forgotten side to the writer.

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9780271063102 | Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, November 1, 2014, cover price $24.95

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By Peter Reed (contributor), Kurt Vonnegut and Nanette Vonnegut (introduced by)

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9781580933773 | Monacelli Pr, May 13, 2014, cover price $40.00

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Product Description: Torquato Tasso's poetic discourses were the most important source for Poussin's theory of painting. The poet's ideas on artistic imitation, novelty, and plot structure and unity, which are exemplified in his epic La Gerusalemme liberata, proved to be fundamental to the artist's conception of narrative painting, culminating in the Israelites Gathering Manna...read more

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9781107626744 | Reprint edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, September 8, 2014), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Torquato Tasso's poetic discourses were the most important source for Poussin's theory of painting.

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Product Description: Claude Monet was not only the creator of what we now view as French Impressionist painting, he was also its last major practitioner. By the time he passed away in 1926, he had outlived all the other painters--Renoir, Morisot, Pissarro, Sisley, and the others whom we now group together under that heading...read more

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9781469613659 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, February 1, 2014, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Claude Monet was not only the creator of what we now view as French Impressionist painting, he was also its last major practitioner.

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Product Description: This interdisciplinary study argues for the vital importance of visual culture as a force shaping the Victorian novel's formal development and reading history. It shows how authors like Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Wilkie Collins and Thomas Hardy borrowed language and conceptual formations from art world spaces - the art market, the museum, the large-scale exhibition, and art critical discourse - not only when they chose certain subjects or refined certain aspects of realism, but also when they tried to adapt various genres of the novel for a new and newly vociferous mass audience...read more

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9781107044227 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This interdisciplinary study argues for the vital importance of visual culture as a force shaping the Victorian novel's formal development and reading history.

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Product Description: As part of the UCD Foundation for Italian Studies series, Nature and Art in Dante includes the following topics: art, arte, artistry, and the artist * Dante as late Gothic: the artistry of color and detail in the Commedia * 'Quando Amor mi spira': inspiration and art in Purgatorio * notes on nature and art in the earthly paradise * Dante and epic: the artist as hero * art and nature put to scorn: on the sacramental in Dante's Purgatorio * divine and natural artistry in the Commedia * reason, poetry, and theology: 'Vernacularity' in Dante and Aquinas (Series: UCD Foundation for Italian Studies...read more
By Daragh O'connell (editor) and Jennifer Petrie (editor)

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9781846824210 | Four Courts Pr Ltd, November 29, 2013, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: As part of the UCD Foundation for Italian Studies series, Nature and Art in Dante includes the following topics: art, arte, artistry, and the artist * Dante as late Gothic: the artistry of color and detail in the Commedia * 'Quando Amor mi spira': inspiration and art in Purgatorio * notes on nature and art in the earthly paradise * Dante and epic: the artist as hero * art and nature put to scorn: on the sacramental in Dante's Purgatorio * divine and natural artistry in the Commedia * reason, poetry, and theology: 'Vernacularity' in Dante and Aquinas (Series: UCD Foundation for Italian Studies)

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Product Description: Despite the apparent ubiquity of light literature, and despite the greater cultural prestige it has been afforded in recent decades, very little has been written on the adjective that actually defines this category. What, precisely, does it signify, and what are some of the key strategies by which the effect of lightness is achieved within literary discourse? In this original and engaging study, Bede Scott explores the aesthetic quality of lightness as demonstrated by a diverse range of narratives - spanning four different centuries and five different countries...read more

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9781137352552, titled "On Lightness in World Literature" | Palgrave Macmillan, November 7, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Despite the apparent ubiquity of light literature, and despite the greater cultural prestige it has been afforded in recent decades, very little has been written on the adjective that actually defines this category.

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9780847841219 | Rizzoli Intl Pubns, November 5, 2013, cover price $45.00

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Product Description: Drawing parallels between literature and the arts—specifically between drama and painting—in terms of Time and Symbolism, this book focuses on the connection between the play The Lady of the Castle by Leah Goldberg and in a group of selected paintings by Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Paul Klee, and Edward Munch...read more

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9781845196011 | Sussex Academic Pr, October 1, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Drawing parallels between literature and the arts—specifically between drama and painting—in terms of Time and Symbolism, this book focuses on the connection between the play The Lady of the Castle by Leah Goldberg and in a group of selected paintings by Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Paul Klee, and Edward Munch.

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Product Description: De Bruyckere’s (born 1964) eerie figurative sculptures of headless, battered human and animal forms explore vulnerability and loneliness. With text excerpts by J.M. Coetzee, internationally acclaimed South-African novelist and essayist.

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9789490693909 | Special edition (Merz, September 30, 2013), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: De Bruyckere’s (born 1964) eerie figurative sculptures of headless, battered human and animal forms explore vulnerability and loneliness.

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Product Description: Sculptor and painter, architect and engineer, but also a poet, Michelangelo has always been venerated as a genius, but he also gave rise to several debates that have often limited the understanding of his creative universe. This book, which is the result of years of study, focuses on the literary production of Buonarroti, relating it to drawings, paintings and sculptures, in order to identify the main idea upon which are based the perceptive and intuitive conditions that led to the creation of the artwork...read more

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9788859612711 | David Brown Book Co, September 1, 2013, cover price $29.90 | About this edition: Sculptor and painter, architect and engineer, but also a poet, Michelangelo has always been venerated as a genius, but he also gave rise to several debates that have often limited the understanding of his creative universe.

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Product Description: This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection explores different ways of visualising Greek and Roman epic from Homer to Statius, in both ancient and modern culture. The book presents new perspectives on Homer, Virgil, Ovid, Lucan, Valerius Flaccus and Statius, and covers the re-working of epic matter in tragedy, opera, film, late antique speeches of praise, story-boarding, sculpture and wall-painting...read more
By Caroline Vout (editor)

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9781107039384 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 23, 2013, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary collection explores different ways of visualising Greek and Roman epic from Homer to Statius, in both ancient and modern culture.

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Product Description: The Continuum of Consciousness: Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James’s Novels examines the transformative experience of art in James’s fiction. In a 1915 letter to H. G. Wells, James declares, «It is art that makes life...read more

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9781433122897 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, August 23, 2013, cover price $70.95 | About this edition: The Continuum of Consciousness: Aesthetic Experience and Visual Art in Henry James’s Novels examines the transformative experience of art in James’s fiction.

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Product Description: Modern Ekphrasis explores the analogical relations between modern poetry and painting in ekphrasis from Horace’s mimetic «ut pictura poesis» tradition to Lessing’s temporal/spatial antithesis, and the analogy’s post-modern deconstruction with Derrida...read more

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9783034313636 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, April 4, 2013, cover price $63.95 | About this edition: Modern Ekphrasis explores the analogical relations between modern poetry and painting in ekphrasis from Horace’s mimetic «ut pictura poesis» tradition to Lessing’s temporal/spatial antithesis, and the analogy’s post-modern deconstruction with Derrida.

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Product Description: The Making of the Modern Artist: Stephen Dedalus and Will Brangwen examines two fictional artists by James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and D. H. Lawrence's The Rainbow respectively. It brings together Joyce and Lawrence in their common concern with the modern artist and modern art...read more

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9781443841818 | Cambridge Scholars Pub, December 1, 2012, cover price $67.95 | About this edition: The Making of the Modern Artist: Stephen Dedalus and Will Brangwen examines two fictional artists by James Joyce and D.

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Product Description: Why do painters sometimes wish they were poets--and why do poets sometimes wish they were painters? What happens when Rembrandt spells out Hebrew in the sky or Poussin spells out Latin on a tombstone? What happens when Virgil, Ovid, or Shakespeare suspend their plots to describe a fictitious painting? In Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures, Leonard Barkan explores such questions as he examines the deliciously ambiguous history of the relationship between words and pictures, focusing on the period from antiquity to the Renaissance but offering insights that also have much to say about modern art and literature...read more

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9780691141831 | Princeton Univ Pr, November 5, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Why do painters sometimes wish they were poets--and why do poets sometimes wish they were painters?

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Product Description: Traditionally, kings and rulers were featured on stamps and money, the titled and affluent commissioned busts and portraits, and criminals and missing persons appeared on wanted posters. British writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, however, reworked ideas about portraiture to promote the value and agendas of the ordinary middle classes...read more

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9781421407173, titled "Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction: The Rise of Picture Identification, 1764–1835" | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 31, 2012, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Traditionally, kings and rulers were featured on stamps and money, the titled and affluent commissioned busts and portraits, and criminals and missing persons appeared on wanted posters.

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Product Description: Through detailed in-depth exegeses of Proust’s literary texts (A la Recherche du temps perdu, Jean Santeuil, and Contre Sainte-Beuve), Judaism in Marcel Proust: Anti-Semitism, Philo-Semitism, and Judaic Perspectives in Art explains anti-Semitism and philo-Semitism as present in actual French literary texts...read more

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9781433120343 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, September 3, 2012, cover price $76.95 | About this edition: Through detailed in-depth exegeses of Proust’s literary texts (A la Recherche du temps perdu, Jean Santeuil, and Contre Sainte-Beuve), Judaism in Marcel Proust: Anti-Semitism, Philo-Semitism, and Judaic Perspectives in Art explains anti-Semitism and philo-Semitism as present in actual French literary texts.

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