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Frank Kermode

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Jörg Breu the Elder: ‘Pontius Pilate washing his hands,’ 1502, one of eight panels formerly decorating the altar at the Melk Abbey Church, Austria

A Bold New Bible

The Restored New Testament: A New Translation with Commentary, Including the Gnostic Gospels Thomas, Mary, and Judas

by Willis Barnstone

July 15, 2010 issue

Samuel Palmer: Moonlight, a Landscape with Sheep, circa 1831-1833

The Dear, Dear Friend

The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life

by Frances Wilson

The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals

by Dorothy Wordsworth, edited and with an introduction and notes by Pamela Woof

October 22, 2009 issue

Heroic Milton: Happy Birthday

John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought

by Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns

Milton: Poet, Pamphleteer, and Patriot

by Anna Beer

Is Milton Better Than Shakespeare?

by Nigel Smith

February 26, 2009 issue

Ezra Conquers London

Ezra Pound: Poet: A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Volume 1: The Young Genius, 1885–1920

by A. David Moody

May 1, 2008 issue

The Sharpest Thorn

Orwell in Tribune: "As I Please" and Other Writings 1943–7

compiled and edited by Paul Anderson

June 14, 2007 issue

Lives of Dr. Johnson

Johnson on the English Language: The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume XVIII

edited by Gwin J. Kolb and Robert Demaria Jr.

Samuel Johnson's Unpublished Revisions to the Dictionary of the English Language: A Facsimile Edition

edited by Allen Reddick

Anniversary Essays on Johnson's Dictionary

edited by Jack Lynch and Anne McDermott

Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking, 1709–1791

by Freya Johnston

Loving Dr. Johnson

by Helen Deutsch

Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary

by Henry Hitchings

The Lives of the Poets

by Samuel Johnson, edited by Roger Lonsdale

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June 22, 2006 issue

Arguing with God

Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine

by Harold Bloom

The Life of David

by Robert Pinsky

December 1, 2005 issue

The King of Crit

The Power of Delight: Essays 1962–2002

by John Bayley, selected by Leo Carey

March 24, 2005 issue

Art Among the Ruins

Practicing New Historicism

by Catherine Gallagher and Stephen Greenblatt

Shakespeare After Theory

by David Scott Kastan

July 5, 2001 issue

But Could She Cook?

Elizabeth I: Collected Works

edited by Leah S. Marcus, Janel Mueller, and Mary Beth Rose

April 12, 2001 issue

The Geat of Geats

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

by Seamus Heaney

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

by R.M. Liuzza

July 20, 2000 issue

The World Turned Upside Down

The Dictionary of Global Culture

edited by Kwame Anthony Appiah, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

February 6, 1997 issue

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