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Joanne Parker and Corinna Wagner, eds.
THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF VICTORIAN MEDIEVALISM Part VI: Literature
(Oxford, 2020) xx + 688 pp.
Reviewed by Veronica Alfano on 2021-06-11
Victorian Literature
Nostalgia can seem intrinsically opposed to progressive ideals.
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Andrew M. Stauffer
BOOK TRACES: NINETEENTH-CENTURY READERS AND THE FUTURE OF THE LIBRARY
(Pennsylvania, 2021), 207 pages
Reviewed by Deidre Lynch on 2021-06-10
Library Studies
Andrew M.
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Laura Forsberg
WORLDS BEYOND: MINIATURES AND VICTORIAN FICTION
(Yale, 2021) xii + 284 pp.
Reviewed by Catherine J. Golden on 2021-06-01
Material Culture
This book brings to the field of material culture studies a sustained attention to Victorian things that are "particularly easy to overlook" (2): a two-inch manuscript, a miniature portrait that fits in the palm of a hand, the contents of a doll's house, water droplets under a microscope, the marvel of a fairy.
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Harold Bloom
TAKE ARMS AGAINST A SEA OF TROUBLE: THE POWER OF THE READER'S MIND OVER A UNIVERSE OF DEATH
(Yale, 2020) 663 pp.
Reviewed by Leslie Brisman on 2021-05-27
Though it might be responsible to begin by saying, "This is one of two posthumously published books by Harold Bloom," it might be more Bloomian to say "This is one of the first two posthumously published books by Harold Bloom.
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Dustin D. Stewart
FUTURES OF ENLIGHTENMENT POETRY
(Oxford, 2020) xv + 300 pp.
Reviewed by Henry Weinfield on 2021-05-27
This is a valuable study, but its title is seriously misleading.
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Harold Bloom
TAKE ARMS AGAINST A SEA OF TROUBLE: THE POWER OF THE READER'S MIND OVER A UNIVERSE OF DEATH
(Yale, 2020) 663 pp.
Reviewed by Leslie Brisman on 2021-05-27
Though it might be responsible to begin by saying, "This is one of two posthumously published books by Harold Bloom," it might be more Bloomian to say "This is one of the first two posthumously published books by Harold Bloom.
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Alda Balthrop-Lewis
THOREAU'S RELIGION
(Cambridge, 2020) xxiii + 308 pp.
Reviewed by Rebecca Kneale Gould on 2021-05-25
This book is a rich and elegant addition to the recent boomlet of new Thoreau scholarship.
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