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The Arthur of the Iberians: The Arthurian Legends in the Spanish and Portug…



This book fills the Iberian linguistic and geographical gap in Arthurian studies, replacing the now-outdated work by William J. Entwistle (1925). It covers Arthurian material in all the major Peninsular Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician); it follows the spread of Arthurian material overseas with the seaborne expansion of Spain and Portugal from Iberia into America and Asia in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; and, as well as examining the specifically Arthurian…

The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature: The Development and Dissemination …



King Arthur is arguably the most recognizable literary hero of the European Middle Ages. His stories survive in many genres and many languages, but while scholars and enthusiasts alike know something of his roots in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Latin History of the Kings of Britain, most are unaware that there was a Latin Arthurian tradition which extended beyond Geoffrey. This collection of essays will highlight different aspects of that tradition, allowing readers to see the well-known and the…

Wyndham Lewis: A Critical Guide



This critical guide introduces the reader to the work of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), a major modernist and thought-provoking satirist who was at the centre of the avant-garde in early 20th-century London and a key figure in the development of Vorticism. These 15 newly commissioned essays explain the complex role Lewis’s work played in the formation, development, and criticism of modernism. There are chapters on Lewis and Vorticism and Avant-Gardism, War, Cultural Criticism, Satire, Race and…

The Invisible Man: H G Wells



For almost half a century H. G. Wells was an international phenomenon, the only writer of his time who could command an audience with both Roosevelt and Stalin.

His circle of friends included George Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling, G. K. Chesterton, Somerset Maugham and, of course, the young Rebecca West, with whom he had a long-term affair — perhaps the most tempestuous and sparkling literary liaison of the century. Equally illustrious was his circle of enemies, including the indomitable…