The main Legenda series, with its distinctive blue cover, presents titles across a wide range of cultural topics.

Baudelaire: Individualism, Dandyism and the Philosophy of History
Bernard Howells
Classical Rhetoric and the German Poet: 1620 to the Present — A Study of Opitz, Bürger and Eichendorff
Anna Carrdus
The Epic Rhetoric of Tasso: Theory and Practice
Maggie Günsberg
Processes of Literary Creation: Flaubert and Proust
Marion Schmid
Goethe and Patriarchy: Faust and the Fates of Desire
James Simpson
Anglo-German Interactions in the Literature of the 1890s
Patrick Bridgwater
The Artificial Self: The Psychology of Hippolyte Taine
Hilary Nias
Assuming the Light: The Parisian Literary Apprenticeship of Miguel Angel Asturias
Stephen Henighan
Heine und die Weltliteratur
Edited by T. J. Reed and Alexander Stillmark
The Backward Look: Memory and the Writing Self in France 1580-1920
Angelica Goodden
Language, the Novelist and National Identity in Post-Franco Catalonia
Kathryn Crameri
Pierre Klossowski: The Persistence of a Name
Ian James
Women in Italian Renaissance Culture and Society
Edited by Letizia Panizza
Berceo’s ‘Vida de Santa Oria’: Text, Translation and Commentary
Anthony Lappin
Britain and Italy from Romanticism to Modernism: A Festschrift for Peter Brand
Edited by Martin McLaughlin
Condé in Context: Ideological Change in Seventeenth-Century France
Mark Bannister
Italy in Crisis: 1494
Edited by Jane Everson and Diego Zancani
Roger Laporte: The Orphic Text
Ian Maclachlan
Cobras e Son: Papers on the Text, Music and Manuscripts of the ‘Cantigas de Santa Maria’
Edited by Stephen Parkinson
Medea in Performance 1500-2000
Edited by Edith Hall, Fiona Macintosh and Oliver Taplin
Paul Valéry and the Voice of Desire
Kirsteen Anderson
Questions of the Liminal in the Fiction of Julio Cortázar
Dominic Moran
Experiment and Metaphysics: Towards a Resolution of the Cosmological Antinomies
Edgar Wind
Diderot and the Body
Angelica Goodden
Eugenio Montale: The Poetry of the Later Years
Éanna Ó Ceallacháin
Conceptions of the Absurd: From Surrealism to Chestov’s and Fondane’s Existential Thought
Ramona Fotiade
Michel Foucault: Form and Power
Dan Beer
Pinter and the Object of Desire: An Approach through the Screenplays
Linda Renton
Victor Hugo, romancier de l’abîme: New Studies on Hugo’s Novels
Edited by J. A. Hiddleston
Closer to the Wild Heart: Essays on Clarice Lispector
Edited by Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Claire Williams
Channel Crossings: French and English Poetry in Dialogue 1550-2000
Clive Scott
The Inn and the Traveller: Digressive Topographies in the Early Modern European Novel
Will McMorran
Metaphor in Dante
David Gibbons
The Sentinel: An Incomplete Early Novel by Rebecca West
Edited by Kathryn Laing
Desiring the Dead: Necrophilia and Nineteenth-Century French Literature
Lisa Downing
Image and Word: Reflections of Art and Literature
Edited by Antonella Braida and Giuliana Pieri
Liberty, Equality, Maternity
Alison Fell
Secrets and Puzzles: Silence and the Unsaid in Contemporary Italian Writing
Nicoletta Simborowski
Artful Seduction: Homosexuality and the Problematics of Exile
Karl Posso
Crossing Fields in Modern Spanish Culture
Edited by Federico Bonaddio and Xon de Ros
Edmond Jabès: The Hazard of Exile
Steven Jaron
Contemporary Greek Fiction in a United Europe: From Local History to the Global Individual
Edited by Peter Mackridge and Eleni Yannakakis
Naturalism Redressed: Identity and Clothing in the Novels of Emile Zola
Hannah Thompson
Science and Literature in Italian Culture: From Dante to Calvino
Edited by Pierpaolo Antonello and Simon A. Gilson
Authorial Echoes: Textuality and Self-Plagiarism in the Narrative of Luigi Pirandello
Catherine O’Rawe
England and the Avignon Popes: The Practice of Diplomacy in Late Medieval Europe
Karsten Plöger
The Feminine in the Prose of Andrey Platonov
Philip Bullock
Reinventing Community: Identity and Difference in Late Twentieth-Century Philosophy and Literature in French
Jane Hiddleston
A Taste for the Negative: Beckett and Nihilism
Shane Weller
Teresa of Avila’s Autobiography: Authority, Power and the Self in Mid-Sixteenth-Century Spain
Elena Carrera
Culture, Censorship and the State in Twentieth-Century Italy
Edited by Guido Bonsaver and Robert Gordon
The Object and the Cause in the Vulgate Cycle
Miranda Griffin
Women in Russian Literature after Glasnost: Female Alternatives
Carol Adlam
Modernist Song: The Poetry of Tristan Tzara
Stephen Forcer
Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History: Ideology and the Historical Imagination
Derek Flitter
The Extreme In-Between: Jean Paulhan’s Place in the Twentieth Century
Anna-Louise Milne
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: A Life of Culture
Malcolm Cook
Defective Inspectors: Crime Fiction Pastiche in Late-Twentieth-Century French Literature
Simon Kemp
Phrase and Subject: Studies in Literature and Music
Edited by Delia da Sousa Correa
Rilke’s Poetics of Becoming
Ben Hutchinson
Bakhtin between East and West: Cross-Cultural Transmission
Karine Zbinden
Sublime Worlds: Early Modern French Literature
Emma Gilby
Towards a New Material Aesthetics: Bakhtin, Genre and the Fates of Literary Theory
Alastair Renfrew
Biographies and Autobiographies in Modern Italy — A Festschrift for John Woodhouse
Edited by Martin McLaughlin and Peter Hainsworth
Identity and Transformation in the Plays of Alexis Piron
Derek Connon
Image, Eye and Art in Calvino: Writing Visibility
Edited by Birgitte Grundtvig, Martin McLaughlin and Lene Waage Petersen
Journeys of Remembrance: Memories of the Second World War in French and German Literature, 1960-1980
Kathryn N. Jones
Thinking with Shakespeare: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Essays
Edited by William Poole and Richard Scholar
The Burgtheater and Austrian Identity: Theatre and Cultural Politics in Vienna, 1918-38
Robert Pyrah
From Art Nouveau to Surrealism: Belgian Modernity in the Making
Edited by Nathalie Aubert, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture and Patrick McGuinness
Gypsies and Orientalism in German Literature and Anthropology of the Long Nineteenth Century
Nicholas Saul
Negotiating Sainthood: Distinction, Cursilería and Saintliness in Spanish Novels
Kathy Bacon
After Bataille: Sacrifice, Exposure, Community
Patrick ffrench
Aristophanes in Performance 421 BC-AD 2007: Peace, Birds, and Frogs
Edited by Edith Hall and Amanda Wrigley
Contemporary Italian Women Writers and Traces of the Fantastic: The Creation of Literary Space
Danielle E. Hipkins
Men of their Words: The Poetics of Masculinity in George Sand’s Fiction
Nigel Harkness
Regressive Fictions: Graffigny, Rousseau, Bernardin
Robin Howells
Consuming Autobiographies: Reading and Writing the Self in Post-War France
Claire Boyle
Literary Scholarship in Late Imperial Russia: Rituals of Academic Institutionalization
Andy Byford
Théophile Gautier, Orator to the Artists: Art Journalism of the Second Republic
James Kearns
In(ter)discipline: New Languages for Criticism
Edited by Gillian Beer, Malcolm Bowie and Beate Perrey
Making the Personal Political: Dutch Women Writers 1919-1970
Jane Fenoulhet
Poetry and the Realm of the Public Intellectual: The Alternative Destinies of Gabriela Mistral, Cecília Meireles, and Rosario Castellanos
Karen Peña
Laughter and Narrative in the Later Middle Ages: German Comic Tales c. 1350-1525
Sebastian Coxon
Proust and Joyce in Dialogue
Sarah Tribout-Joseph
Cosmos and Image in the Renaissance: French Love Lyric and Natural-Philosophical Poetry
Kathryn Banks
The Near and Distant God: Poetry, Idealism and Religious Thought from Hölderlin to Eliot
Ian Cooper
Strands of Utopia: Spaces of Poetic Work in Twentieth-Century France
Michael G. Kelly
Adrian Stokes: An Architectonic Eye
Stephen Kite
The Cervantean Heritage: Reception and Influence of Cervantes in Britain
Edited by J. A. G. Ardila
John Ruskin’s Correspondence with Joan Severn: Sense and Nonsense Letters
Edited by Rachel Dickinson
Pre-Histories and Afterlives: Studies in Critical Method
Edited by Anna Holland and Richard Scholar
The Strange M. Proust
Edited by André Benhaïm
A Cultural Citizen of the World: Sigmund Freud’s Knowledge and Use of British and American Writings
S. S. Prawer
The Power of Disturbance: Elsa Morante’s Aracoeli
Edited by Sara Fortuna and Manuele Gragnolati
Retrospectives: Essays in Literature, Poetics and Cultural History by Terence Cave
Terence Cave, edited by Neil Kenny and Wes Williams
Wilhelm Raabe: Global Themes — International Perspectives
Edited by Dirk Göttsche and Florian Krobb
Emile Zola and the Artistry of Adaptation
Kate Griffiths
Sensibility, Reading and Illustration: Spectacles and Signs in Graffigny, Marivaux and Rousseau
Ann Lewis
Decolonizing Modernism: James Joyce and the Development of Spanish American Fiction
José Luis Venegas
Ismail Kadare: The Writer and the Dictatorship 1957-1990
Peter Morgan
Zola, The Body Modern: Pressures and Prospects of Representation
Susan Harrow
In the Light of Contradiction: Desire in the Poetry of Federico García Lorca
Roberta Ann Quance
Inheritance in Nineteenth-Century French Culture: Wealth, Knowledge and the Family
Andrew J. Counter
Paul Celan’s Encounters with Surrealism: Trauma, Translation and Shared Poetic Space
Charlotte Ryland
The Spirit of England: Selected Essays of Stephen Medcalf
Stephen Medcalf, edited by Brian Cummings and Gabriel Josipovici
Dante the Lyric and Ethical Poet: Dante lirico e etico
Edited by Zygmunt G. Barański and Martin McLaughlin
Force from Nietzsche to Derrida
Clare Connors
Machado de Assis’s Philosopher or Dog?: From Serial to Book Form
Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva
Sex in Imagined Spaces: Gender and Utopia from More to Bloch
Caitríona Ní Dhúill
Dante’s Plurilingualism: Authority, Knowledge, Subjectivity
Edited by Sara Fortuna, Manuele Gragnolati and Jürgen Trabant
Re-Contextualising East Central European History: Nation, Culture and Minority Groups
Edited by Robert Pyrah and Marius Turda
Unbinding Medea: Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Classical Myth from Antiquity to the 21st Century
Edited by Heike Bartel and Anne Simon
Uncharted Depths: Descent Narratives in English and French Children’s Literature
Kiera Vaclavik
Dante in Oxford: The Paget Toynbee Lectures
Edited by Tristan Kay, Martin McLaughlin and Michelangelo Zaccarello
Jacques Derrida and the Institution of French Philosophy
Vivienne Orchard
The Libertine’s Nemesis: The Prude in Clarissa and the roman libertin
James Fowler
The Picture as Spectre in Diderot, Proust, and Deleuze
Thomas Baldwin
Portuguese Modernisms: Multiple Perspectives on Literature and the Visual Arts
Edited by Steffen Dix and Jerónimo Pizarro
Post-War Jewish Women’s Writing in French
Lucille Cairns
Reading Games in the Greek Novel
Eleni Papargyriou
English Responses to French Poetry 1880-1940: Translation and Mediation
Jennifer Higgins
Victor Hugo, Jean-Paul Sartre, and the Liability of Liberty
Bradley Stephens
Examining Whiteness: Reading Clarice Lispector through Bessie Head and Toni Morrison
Lucia Villares
Gender, Nation and the Formation of the Twentieth-Century Mexican Literary Canon
Sarah E. L. Bowskill
Saturn’s Moons: W. G. Sebald — A Handbook
Edited by Jo Catling and Richard Hibbitt
Textual Wanderings: The Theory and Practice of Narrative Digression
Edited by Rhian Atkin
The Truth of Realism: A Reassessment of the German Novel 1830-1900
John Walker
Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism
Edited by David Adams and Galin Tihanov
German Women’s Writing of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Future Directions in Feminist Criticism
Edited by Helen Fronius and Anna Richards
Mediterranean Travels: Writing Self and Other from the Ancient World to Contemporary Society
Edited by Patrick Crowley, Noreen Humble and Silvia Ross
Proust Writing Photography: Fixing the Fugitive in À la recherche du temps perdu
Áine Larkin
Pessoa in an Intertextual Web: Influence and Innovation
Edited by David G. Frier
Regarding Lost Time: Photography, Identity, and Affect in Proust, Benjamin, and Barthes
Katja Haustein
Desire in Dante and the Middle Ages
Edited by Manuele Gragnolati, Tristan Kay, Elena Lombardi and Francesca Southerden
Proust, the One, and the Many: Identity and Difference in A la recherche du temps perdu
Erika Fülöp
Women, Genre and Circumstance: Essays in Memory of Elizabeth Fallaize
Edited by Margaret Atack, Diana Holmes, Diana Knight and Judith Still
Narrative Responses to the Trauma of the French Revolution
Katherine Astbury
Octavio Paz and T. S. Eliot: Modern Poetry and the Translation of Influence
Tom Boll
Translating the Perception of Text: Literary Translation and Phenomenology
Clive Scott
Childhood as Memory, Myth and Metaphor: Proust, Beckett, and Bourgeois
Catherine Crimp
Dream Cities: Utopia and Prose by Poets in Nineteenth-Century France
Greg Kerr
Symbol and Intuition: Comparative Studies in Kantian and Romantic-Period Aesthetics
Edited by Helmut Hühn and James Vigus
Dissonance in the Republic of Letters: The Querelle des Gluckistes et des Piccinnistes
Mark Darlow
French Divorce Fiction from the Revolution to the First World War
Nicholas White
Renaissance Keywords
Edited by Ita Mac Carthy
Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile
Carmen Bugan
Chicago of the Balkans: Budapest in Hungarian Literature 1900-1939
Gwen Jones
Form and Feeling in Modern Literature: Essays in Honour of Barbara Hardy
Edited by William Baker with Isobel Armstrong
Shandean Humour in English and German Literature and Philosophy
Edited by Klaus Vieweg, James Vigus and Kathleen M. Wheeler
Traces of Trauma in W. G. Sebald and Christoph Ransmayr
Dora Osborne
Transformative Change in Western Thought: A History of Metamorphosis from Homer to Hollywood
Edited by Ingo Gildenhard and Andrew Zissos
Method and Variation: Narrative in Early Modern French Thought
Edited by Emma Gilby and Paul White
Taboo: Corporeal Secrets in Nineteenth-Century France
Hannah Thompson
After Reception Theory: Fedor Dostoevskii in Britain, 1869-1935
Lucia Aiello
The Present Word: Culture, Society and the Site of Literature — Essays in Honour of Nicholas Boyle
Edited by John Walker
Reading Literature in Portuguese: Commentaries in Honour of Tom Earle
Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Stephen Parkinson
Language and Social Structure in Urban France
Edited by Mari C. Jones and David Hornsby
Photobiography: Photographic Self-Writing in Proust, Guibert, Ernaux, Macé
Akane Kawakami
Selected Essays of Malcolm Bowie I: Dreams of Knowledge
Malcolm Bowie
Selected Essays of Malcolm Bowie II: Song Man
Malcolm Bowie
Jorge Semprún: Writing the European Other
Ursula Tidd
Richardson and the Philosophes
James Fowler
Postcolonial Fiction and Sacred Scripture: Rewriting the Divine?
Sura Qadiri  
Théodore de Banville: Constructing Poetic Value in Nineteenth-Century France
David Evans  
Mallarmé’s Sunset: Poetry at the End of Time
Barnaby Norman  
Dostoevsky and the Epileptic Mode of Being
Paul Fung  
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe: (Un)timely Meditations
John McKeane  
Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin: ‘For you have not Falsely Praised’
Caroline Ings-Chambers  
The Reinvention of Theatre in Sixteenth-Century Europe: Traditions, Texts and Performance
Edited by T. F. Earle and Catarina Fouto  
Algernon Swinburne and Walter Pater: Victorian Aestheticism, Doubt and Secularisation
Sara Lyons  
Authority, Innovation and Early Modern Epistemology: Essays in Honour of Hilary Gatti
Edited by Martin McLaughlin, Ingrid Rowland and Elisabetta Tarantino  
Haunted Serbia: Representations of History and War in the Literary Imagination
David Norris  
Intellectual Life and Literature at Solovki 1923-1930: The Paris of the Northern Concentration Camps
Andrea Gullotta  
John Ruskin’s Continental Tour 1835: The Written Records and Drawings
Edited by Keith Hanley and Caroline S. Hull  
Politics and the Individual in France 1930-1950
Edited by Jessica Wardhaugh  
Rewriting Les Mystères de Paris: The Mystères Urbains and the Palimpsest
Amy Wigelsworth  
A Sight for Sore Eyes: The Surrealist Visuality of Jose Maria Hinojosa
Jacqueline Rattray