Books Recently Reviewed in MHRA Journals

Reviews published in October to December 2019

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MHRA journals have been reviewing new additions to the scholarly literature since 1905. This page lists the reviews published by us in the quarter October to December 2019, alphabetised by the first-named author or editor of the book being reviewed.

Alff, David, The Wreckage of Intentions: Projects in British Culture, 1660–1730: reviewed by Olivia Smith in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Balderston, Daniel, How Borges Wrote: reviewed by Cynthia Stephens in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Bartuschat, Johannes, and Franca Strologo, Carlo Magno in Italia e la fortuna dei libri di cavalleria: reviewed by Claudia Boscolo in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Beeston, Alix, In and out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen: reviewed by Louise Hornby in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Berenato, Thomas, Anne Price-Owen, and Kathleen Henderson Staudt, David Jones on Religion, Politics and Culture: Unpublished Prose: reviewed by Daniel Hughes in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Blakesley, and Rosalind P., The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757–1881: reviewed by Louise Hardiman in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Borelli, Elena, Giovanni Pascoli, Gabriele d'Annunzio, and the Ethics of Desire: Between Action and Contemplation: reviewed by Stefano Bragato in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Bougarel, and Xavier, Islam and Nationhood in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Surviving Empires: reviewed by Bojan Aleksov in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Caliaro, Ilvano, Per una vita che sia vita: studi su Carlo Michelstaedter: reviewed by Giuseppe Stellardi in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Caws, Mary Ann, Blaise Pascal: Miracles and Reason: reviewed by Jean Khalfa in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Cayley, John, Grammalepsy: Essays on Digital Language Art: reviewed by Tom Cheesman in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Cohen, Walter, A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present: reviewed by Ian Ellison in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Collister, Peter, The Complete Writings of Henry James on Art and Drama, I: Art; II: Drama: reviewed by Hazel Hutchison in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Connolly, Thomas C., Paul Celan's Unfinished Poetics: Readings in the Sous-Oeuvre: reviewed by Gerrit-Jan Berendse in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Cordner, Sheila, Education in Nineteenth-Century British Literature: Exclusion as Innovation: reviewed by Simon J. James in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Dayan, Peter, The Music of Dada: A Lesson in Intermediality for our Times: reviewed by Derek Connon in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Ellis, Cristin, Antebellum Posthuman: Race and Materiality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: reviewed by Erin E. Forbes in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Fraser, Duncan, and Andrew Hadfield, Gentry Life in Georgian Ireland: The Letters of Edmund Spencer (1711–1790): reviewed by Jean R. Brink in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Frey, and David, Jews, Nazis, and the Cinema of Hungary: The Tragedy of Success, 1929–44: reviewed by Peter Hames in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Gardini, Nicola, Adriana X. Jacobs, Ben Morgan, Mohamed-Salah Omri, and Matthew Reynolds, Minding Borders: Resilient Divisions in Literature, the Body and the Academy: reviewed by Fariha Shaikh in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Gjesdal, Kristin, Ibsen's ‘Hedda Gabler': Philosophical Perspectives: reviewed by Benjamin Bigelow in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Gradwohl-Schlacher, Karin, Literatur in Österreich 1938–1945: Handbuch eines literarischen Systems, vol. IV: Wien: reviewed by Andrew Barker in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Greene, Samuel A., Robertson, and Graeme B., Putin v. The People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia: reviewed by Isabel Sawkins in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, Ulla Kölving, and Mélinda Carón, Correspondance littéraire: reviewed by Derek Connon in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Hutcheson, and Derek S., Parliamentary Elections in Russia: A Quarter-Century of Multiparty Politics: reviewed by B. H. Noble in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Janevski, Ana, Marcoci, Roxana, Ksenia, and Nouril, Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology: reviewed by Milena Tomic in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Krimmer, Elisabeth, German Women's Life Writing and the Holocaust: Complicity and Gender in the Second World War: reviewed by Katherine Stone in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Loffman, Claire, and Harriet Phillips, A Handbook of Editing Early Modern Texts: reviewed by Ros King in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

McDermott, Kevin, Stibbe, and Matthew, Eastern Europe in 1968: Responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion: reviewed by Balázs Apor in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Morand, Paul, and Mary Gallagher, Caribbean Winter: reviewed by Gavin Bowd in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Neilly, Joanna, E. T. A. Hoffmann's Orient: Romantic Aesthetics and the German Imagination: reviewed by Juergen Barkhoff in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Nicholls, Simon, Pushkin, and Michael, The Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin: reviewed by Rebecca Mitchell in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Nickels, Joel, World Literature and the Geographies of Resistance: reviewed by Abdullah M. Dagamseh in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Orr, Leah, Novel Ventures: Fiction and Print Culture in England, 1690–1730: reviewed by Rachel Willie in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Partan, Olga, Vagabonding Masks: The Italian Commedia dell'Arte in the Russian Artistic Imagination: reviewed by Rose Whyman in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Pensom, Roger, Accent, Rhythm and Meaning in French Verse: reviewed by Clive Scott in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Piperno, Martina, Rebuilding Post-Revolutionary Italy: Leopardi and Vico's ‘New Science’: reviewed by Daniela Cerimonia in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Ptashnyk, Stefanyia, Ronny Beckert, Patrick Wolf-Farré, and Matthias Wolny, Gegenwärtige Sprachkontakte im Kontext der Migration: reviewed by Nils Langer in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Pyke, and Cameron, Benjamin Britten and Russia: reviewed by Arnold McMillin in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Richter, Steffen, Infrastruktur: Ein Schlüsselkonzept der Moderne und die deutsche Literatur 1848–1914: reviewed by Hugh Ridley in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Ruggiero, Raffaele, Baldassarre Castiglione diplomatico: la missione del cortegiano: reviewed by Francesco Lucioli in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Shapiro, Joe, The Illiberal Imagination: Class and the Rise of the U.S. Novel: reviewed by Michael J. Collins in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Shapiro, Stephen, and Philip Barnard, Pentecostal Modernism: Lovecraft, Los Angeles, and World-Systems Culture: reviewed by Darryl Jones in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Stasi, Paul, and Josephine Park, Ezra Pound in the Present: Essays on Pound's Contemporaneity: reviewed by Alexander Howard in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Taylor, Helena, The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture: reviewed by Lucy Rayfield in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Vlies, Andrew van der, Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing: reviewed by Asha Rogers in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Ward, Jean, Fengler, Maria, Grzegorzewska, and Maria, Striking the Chords of Spirit and Flesh in Polish Poetry: A Serendipity: reviewed by Jan Jędrzejewski in SEER 97.4 (text at JSTOR)

Whitt, Richard J., Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change: reviewed by Jan Niklas Heinrich in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)

Whittle, Matthew, Post-War British Literature and the ‘End of Empire’: reviewed by John Brannigan in MLR 114.4 (text at JSTOR)