Paperback titles released this January to March
It’s easy to keep track of the many paperbacks we now publish across our imprints and subjects: we’ll collect them all here and update the list quarterly. Full descriptions, contents and details of eBook editions are just a click away. If you think a particular title might be suitable for adoption on a course you teach please don’t hesitate to contact us – see full details here. Any queries? Just mail [email protected] or [email protected].
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The Age of Machinery
by Gillian Cookson
An engagingly written account of textile engineering in its key northern centres, rich with historical narrative and analysis.
The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42
Edited by Tom Kuhn, David Barnett and Theodore F. Rippey
The leading publication on Brecht, his work, and topics of interest to him; this annual volume documents the International Brecht Society's 2016 symposium, "Recycling Brecht."
A Companion to Lope de Vega
Edited by Alexander W Samson and Jonathan W Thacker
An assessment of the life, work and reputation of Spain's leading Golden Age dramatist
German Women's Writing in the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Hester Baer and Alexandra Merley Stewart
Essays in this volume rethink conventional ways of conceptualizing female authorship and re-examine the formal, aesthetic, and thematic terms in which German women's literature has been conceived.
by Tomas Venclova and Ellen Hinsey
Interweaves Eastern European postwar history, dissidence, and literature to expand our understanding of the significance of this important Lithuanian writer.
University of Rochester Press
The Musical Novel
by Emily Petermann
Analyzes two groups of "musical novels" -- novels that take music as a model for their construction -- including jazz novels by Toni Morrison and Michael Ondaatje, and novels based on Bach's Goldberg Variations.
The Myth of the Press Gang
by J. Ross Dancy
Overturns the generally held view that the press gang was the main means of recruiting seamen by the British navy in the late eighteenth century.
The Philosopher's English King
by Leon Harold Craig
The Philosopher's English King offers a close reading of the Henriad, presenting Shakespeare's teaching on political authority and contributing to the burgeoning scholarship on Shakespeare as a political thinker.
University of Rochester Press
Stratton Churchwardens' Accounts, 1512-1578
Edited by Joanna Mattingly
Spanning the period 1512-78, the High Cross churchwardens' accounts of Stratton, in Cornwall, are unusually complete and informative. Written mostly in English, they are among only eighteen surviving sets of Pre-Reformation churchwardens' accounts which cover the whole period 1535-70, when most Reformation change took place.
Devon and Cornwall Record Society
Edited by Lynn M. Kutch and Todd Herzog
New essays by leading scholars examining today's vibrant and innovative German crime fiction, along with its historical background.
What Opera Means
by Christopher Wintle and Kate Hopkins
Edited by Kate Hopkins
A fresh, elegant and vital enquiry into the elusive character of opera, unfolded through categories and case-studies, with an emphasis on historical background, psychology and performance.