Henry Francis Lyte was an Anglican minister, hymn-writer and poet. His best-known hymn, Abide With Me, has been sung at FA Cup Finals since 1927 and at Rugby League Challenge Cup Finals since 1929. It is also said to have been have been on the lips of the British nurse Edith Cavell as she faced the firing squad in 1915.
In Meetings with Mallarmé, top scholars from the UK and USA have been specially commissioned to explore the significance of Mallarmé's influence on some of the major players in French psychoanalysis, music, poetry, philosophy and literary theory.
An examination of the use of names and the art of naming in the works of Stéphane Mallarmé. Maintaining an independent critical, and self-critical, approach, the author elaborates a 'theory of the name' from within the Mallarmean text, rather than through the application of an external theory.
This is the first new biography in English for nearly eighty years of Italy's foremost writer and thinker, and weaves into a single thread the whole of Dante's life and works. The aim is to make an account of Dante's life accessible to students and to the curious and intelligent but non-specialist reader. All quotations are fully translated.
Poetics of the Pretext is an original study of the French poet Lautréamont (1846-1870). It analyses closely the texts, pretexts and intertexts of this innovative poet, bringing Les Chants de Maldoror and Poésies to the foreground of contemporary critical debates around poetics, genre, intertextuality and influence.
El ritmo is a collection of letters from Salvador Rueda to the Catalonian critic Jose Yxart, first published in Madrid in 1894. El ritmo sets out, in a sometimes ironical tone, a panorama of the state of poetry in Spanish at the end of the nineteenth century.
Poet, novelist, sometime member of Mademoiselle de Montpensier’s circle and correspondent of the Mercure Galant, Cantenac was notorious in his own time but has only recently become a subject of serious study. This book contains seventeen poetic “satyres” together with various other poems.
Theatres of War is the first full-length study to be devoted to the 'Committed' theatre that flourished in modern France from 1944 to the mid-1950s. During this crucial decade, authors responded to the issues of their time by contributing a number of tense controversial plays to a distinctive genre of realist theatre.