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New Books: Edith Wharton’s Summer, ed. and introd. Laura Rattray, in Oxford World Classics

Summer cover

Wharton’s 1917 novel, Summer, is now available as an Oxford World Classics from Oxford University Press, edited and with an extensive introduction by Laura Rattray (University of Glasgow). The only edition to reprint Wharton’s preferred text, the first UK edition, it also features an extensive chronology, up-to-date bibliography and notes informed by the latest scholarship.

“The ending is harsh, indeed shocking on account of a theme of incest which haunts the narrative, yet  the psychology of the novel is far ahead of its time, beautifully expressed, and still instructive as to the  fate of women in societies where they have no agency or power. Wharton fans will not be             disappointed.” –             Oxford Today, Richard Lofthouse            “So, there’s lots here to ponder, and lots to enjoy. This edition has an excellent and informative   introduction by Laura Rattray, plus all the textual and explanatory notes, chronologies, and   bibliographies any curious person could possibly want.” – Harriet Devine, Shiny New Books

Further details available here: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198709985.do

New Book: American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present

ImageWriters in Europe: 1850 to the Present. Edited by Ferdâ Asya. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


The chapters on the works of Nathaniel Parker Willis, E.D.E.N. Southworth, Gertrude Atherton, John Cournos, Edith Wharton, Muriel Rukeyser, Langston Hughes, Edwin Rolfe, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, Richard Wilbur, Allen Ginsberg, Harriet Welty Rochefort, and Suzy Gershman, explore the impartial critical outlook that American writers acquired in different parts of Europe, from 1850 to the present, and used as a lens to view Europe and America. Focusing on some less familiar writers, they reveal intriguing aspects of the lives and works of American writers than those of the customarily anthologized expatriates. Offering a broad range of American experiences in Europe in an extensive span of time, the book widens the history of the transatlantic cultural and literary dialogue between America and Europe.