Books Recently Reviewed in MHRA Journals

Reviews published in January to March 2020

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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 January to March 2020, alphabetised by the first-named author or editor of the book being reviewed.

Aljoe, Nicole N., Brycchan Carey, and Thomas W. Krise, Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean: Islands in the Stream: reviewed by Sam Clark in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Applebaum, and Rachel, Empire of Friends: Soviet Power and Socialist Internationalism in Cold War Czechoslovakia: reviewed by Paul Vyšný in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Arndal, Steffen, Raum um 1900. Raumwahrnehmung in Literatur und Kunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts mit besonderer Berücksichtigung Rainer Maria Rilkes: reviewed by Aina Marti-Balcells in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Becher, Peter, Steppen Höhne, Jörg Krappmann, and Manfred Weinberg, Handbuch der deutschen Literatur Prags und der Böhmischen Länder: reviewed by Ritchie Robertson in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Bennett, Lyn, Rhetoric, Medicine, and the Woman Writer, 1600-1700: reviewed by Aurélie Griffin in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Blanco, Maria-José, and Claire Williams, Feminine Singular: Women Growing Up through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World: reviewed by Deborah Madden in Transnational Portuguese Women Writers (text at JSTOR)

Bluhm, Katharina, Varga, and Mihai, New Conservatives in Russia and East Central Europe: reviewed by Seán Hanley in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Botting, Eileen Hunt, Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child: Political Philosophy in ‘Frankenstein’: reviewed by Julie A. Carlson in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Bown, Alfie, In the Event of Laughter: Psychoanalysis, Literature and Comedy: reviewed by Daniel Derrin in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Bulgakov, Mikhail, Margarita Marinova, Scott Pollard, Bulgakov, Mikhail, and Margarita Marinova, Дон Kuxom [Don Kikhot]: A Dramatic Adaptation: reviewed by Julie Curtis in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Caldwell, Lesley, and Fabio Camilletti, Rome: Modernity, Postmodernity and Beyond: reviewed by Damien Pollard in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Carlucci, Alessandro, The Impact of the English Language in Italy: Linguistic Outcomes and Political Implications: reviewed by Christopher J. Pountain in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Chander, Manu Samriti, Brown Romantics: Poetry and Nationalism in the Global Nineteenth Century: reviewed by Alex Sibo in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Charbonneau, Frédéric, Les Ondes de choc: paysage intérieur de Saint-Simon: reviewed by Richard Parish in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Charlesworth, Michael, The Modern Culture of Reginald Farrer: Landscape, Literature and Buddhism: reviewed by Jeffrey Mather in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Clarke, David, Constructions of Victimhood: Remembering the Victims of State Socialism in Germany: reviewed by Anna Saunders in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Corbett, George, and Heather Webb, Vertical Readings in Dante's ‘Comedy’, vol. III: reviewed by Serena Vandi in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Costa, Margaret Jull, Take Six: Six Portuguese Women Writers: reviewed by Suzan Bozkurt in Transnational Portuguese Women Writers (text at JSTOR)

Curtis, J. A. E., Mikhail Bulgakov: reviewed by Roger Cockrell in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Davies, John, Kent, Alexander J., and James Risen, The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World: reviewed by Denis J. B. Shaw in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Davies, Peter, Witness between Languages: The Translation of Holocaust Testimonies in Context: reviewed by Corey L. Twitchell in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Dematagoda, and Udith, Vladimir Nabokov and the Ideological Aesthetic: A Study of His Novels and Plays, 1926–1939: reviewed by Olga Voronina in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Ekardt, Philipp, Toward Fewer Images: The Work of Alexander Kluge: reviewed by Katja Riegler in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Esselborn, Hans, Die Erfindung der Zukunft in der Literatur: Vom technisch-utopischen Zukunftsroman zur deutschen Science Fiction: reviewed by Ingo Cornils in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Fiddler, Allyson, The Art of Resistance. Cultural Protest against the Austrian Far Right in the Early Twenty-First Century: reviewed by Eva Kuttenberg in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Fletcher, Phineas, and Jonathan H. Pope, The Purple Island: or, The Isle of Man: reviewed by Peter Mitchell in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Fox, Regis M., Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival: reviewed by Valerie Babb in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Garloff, Katja, and Agnes Mueller, German Jewish Literature after 1990: reviewed by Maria Roca Lizarazu in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Germana, Michael, Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist: reviewed by Marc C. Conner in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Goldpaugh, Thomas, and Jamie Callison, David Jones's ‘The Grail Mass’ and Other Works: reviewed by Daniel Hughes in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Gossman, Lionel, The Red Countess: Select Autobiographical and Fictional Writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen (1883-1951): reviewed by Charlotte Woodford in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Grenier-Winther, Joan, ‘La Belle Dame qui eust mercy’ and ‘Le Dialogue d'amoureux et de sa dame’: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Two Anonymous Late-Medieval French Amorous Debate Poems: reviewed by Joan E. McRae in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Guardamagna, Daniela, Thomas Middleton, drammaturgo giacomiano: il canone ritrovato: reviewed by Andrew Hiscock in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Guevara, Luis Vélez de, William R. Manson, C. George Peale, and Jonathan Thacker, La creación del mundo: reviewed by Kathleen Jeffs in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Günther, Friederike Felicitas, Grenzgänge zum Anorganischen bei Rilke und Celan: reviewed by Syamala Roberts in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Hardiman, Louise, Kozicharow, and Nicola, Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives: reviewed by Allison Leigh in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Heinze, Rüdiger, Melting Pots & Mosaics: Children of Immigrants in US-American Literature: reviewed by Jeffrey Gonzalez in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Hillman, Richard, Sidney's ‘Arcadia’ on the French Stage: Two Renaissance Adaptations. ‘Phalante’, by Jean Galaut; ‘The Shepherds’ Court', by André Marseschal: reviewed by Michael Meere in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Holmes, Diana, Middlebrow Matters: Women's Reading and the Literary Canon in France since the Belle Époque: reviewed by Kirsty Boardman in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Horta, Maria Teresa, Lesley Saunders, and Ana Raquel Fernandes, Point of Honour: Selected Poems of Maria Teresa Horta: reviewed by Ana Filipa Prata in Transnational Portuguese Women Writers (text at JSTOR)

Huhtamies, Mikko, Granqvist, and Juha-Matti, Onnettomuus ja onni: Kauppalaivojen haaksirikot ja pelastustoiminta Itämerellä 1600–1800-luvuilla: reviewed by Ulla Ijäs in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Jay, Gregory S., White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett: reviewed by Regis Marlene Fox in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Jeremiah, Emily, Willful Girls: Gender and Agency in Contemporary Anglo-American and German Fiction: reviewed by Katie R. Jones in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Jones, Eleanor K., Battleground Bodies: Gender and Sexuality in Mozambican Literature: reviewed by Dorothée Boulanger in Transnational Portuguese Women Writers (text at JSTOR)

Jordan, Shirley, Marie NDiaye: Inhospitable Fictions: reviewed by Alison Marmont in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

July, Joël, and Najet Limam-Tnani, ‘Le Marin de Gibraltar’ de Marguerite Duras: lectures critiques: reviewed by Catherine Rodgers in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Kahn, Andrew, Lipovetsky, Mark, Reyfman, Irina, Sandler, and Stephanie, A History of Russian Literature: reviewed by Caryl Emerson in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Lichtenstein, Tatjana, Zionists in Interwar Czechoslovakia. Minority Nationalism and the Politics of Belonging: reviewed by James Koranyi in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Martell, Jessica, Adam Fajardo, and Philip Keel Geheber, Modernism and Food Studies: Politics, Aesthetics, and the Avant-Garde: reviewed by Rebecca Bowler in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Marvin, Julia, The Construction of Vernacular History in the Anglo-Norman Prose ‘Brut’ Chronicle: The Manuscript Culture of Medieval England: reviewed by Siobhain Bly Calkin in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Massey, Irving, Necessary Nonsense: Aesthetics, History, Neurology, Psychology: reviewed by Will May in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Massov, Alexander, Pollard, Marina, Windle, and Kevin, A New Rival State? Australia in Tsarist Diplomatic Communications: reviewed by T. G. Otte in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Maurer, Stefan, Doris Neumann-Rieser, and Günther Stocker, Diskurse des Kalten Krieges. Eine andere österreichische Nachkriegsliteratur: reviewed by Heide Kunzelmann in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

McCarthy, Dennis, and June Schlueter, ‘A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels’ by George North: A Newly Uncovered Manuscript Source for Shakespeare's Plays: reviewed by Tom Rutter in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Meuser, Mirjam, Schwarzer Karneval: Heiner Müllers Poetik des Grotesken: reviewed by Michael Wood in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Meyer-Lee, Robert J., and Catherine Sanok, The Medieval Literary: Beyond Form: reviewed by Lawrence Warner in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Miller, Paul, and Claire Morelon, Embers of Empire. Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918: reviewed by Matthew Stibbe in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Müller, Robert, Thomas Schwarz, and Günter Helmes, Paralipomena: reviewed by Florian Krobb in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Nadel, Ira, Virginia Woolf: reviewed by Loretta Stec in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Pattie, and Susan Paul, The Armenian Legionnaires: Sacrifice and Betrayal in World War I: reviewed by Jay Winter in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Piok, Maria, Ulrike Tanzer, and Kyra Waldner, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach. Schriftstellerin zwischen den Welten, Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft. Germanistische Reihe Band 90: reviewed by Charlotte Woodford in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Pizan, Christine de, Sophie Bourgault, Rebecca Kingston, and Ineke Hardy, ‘The Book of the City of Ladies’ and Other Writings: reviewed by Thelma Fenster in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Pollentier, Caroline, and Sarah Wilson, Modernist Communities across Cultures and Media: reviewed by Daniel Kielty in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Popoff, and Alexandra, Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century: reviewed by O. T. Jones in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Prager, Katharina, and Gilbert Carr, Geist versus Zeitgeist. Karl Kraus in der ersten Republik: reviewed by Andrew Barker in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Prescott, Tara, Poetic Salvage: Reading Mina Loy: reviewed by Sara Crangle in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Reich, and Rebecca, State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin: reviewed by José Vergara in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Reynolds, David, Pechatnov, and Vladimir, The Kremlin Letters: Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt: reviewed by Michael Jabara Carley in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Rider, Jacques Le, Karl Kraus. Phare et brûlot de la modernité viennoise: reviewed by Ritchie Robertson in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Robeck, Ulrike, Egon Erwin Kisch in Pola. Kriegsreportagen vom Ende des Krieges: reviewed by Jon Hughes in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Ros, Xon de, and Daniela Omlor, The Cultural Legacy of María Zambrano: reviewed by Beatriz Caballero Rodríguez in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Ruthner, Clemens, Habsburgs 'Dark Continent'. Postkoloniale Lektüren zur österreichischen Literatur und Kultur im langen 19. Jahrhundert: reviewed by Gilbert J. Carr in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Salzman, Paul, Editors Construct the Renaissance Canon, 1825-1915: reviewed by Harriet Phillips in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Schmelz, and Peter J., Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 1: reviewed by Arnold McMillin in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Scollins, Kathleen, Acts of Logos in Pushkin and Gogol: Petersburg Texts and Subtexts: reviewed by Katharine Hodgson in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Shapira, Elena, Design Dialogue. Jews, Culture and Viennese Modernism: reviewed by Cathy Gelbin in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Simone, De, and Peter T., The Old Believers in Imperial Russia: Oppression, Opportunism and Religious Identity in Tsarist Moscow: reviewed by Maureen Perrie in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Skinner, and Amy, Russian Theatre in Practice: The Director's Guide: reviewed by Nick Worrall in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Stewart, David, The Form of Poetry in the 1820s and 1830s: A Period of Doubt: reviewed by Paul Wright in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Swope, Curtis, Building Socialism: Architecture and Urbanism in East German Literature, 1955-1973: reviewed by Stephan Ehrig in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Tolstoy, Leo, Inessa Medzhibovskaya, Michael Denner, Inessa Medzhibovskaya, Medzhibovskaya, and Inessa, On Life: A Critical Edition: reviewed by Donna Orwin in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Trápaga, Daniel Gutiérrez, Rewritings, Sequels, and Cycles in Sixteenth-Century Castilian Romances of Chivalry: ‘Aquella inacabable aventura’: reviewed by Jonathan Bradbury in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Triana-Toribio, Nuria, Spanish Film Cultures. The Making and Unmaking of Spanish Cinema: reviewed by Mar Diestro-Dópido in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Vansant, Jacqueline, Austria Made in Hollywood: reviewed by Katya Krylova in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Vieth, Annette, Poetiken des Traumas. Mit Analysen zu Ingeborg Bachmanns Malina, Monika Marons Stille Zeile Sechs und Terézia Moras Alle Tage: reviewed by Marlen Mairhofer in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Weirauch, Sebastian, Gegen Ironie sind sie machtlos. Eine medienkritische Untersuchung von Elfriede Jelineks subversiver Rhetorik: reviewed by Sarah Neelsen in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Wilson, W. Daniel, Der Faustische Pakt: Goethe und die Goethe-Gesellschaft im Dritten Reich: reviewed by Charlotte Lee in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Zelić, Tomislav, Traditionsbrüche. Neue Forschungsansätze zu Hermann Bahr: reviewed by Andrew Barker in Placing Schnitzler (text at JSTOR)

Zeller, Manfred, and Nicki Challenger, Sport and Society in the Soviet Union: The Politics of Football after Stalin: reviewed by Artemi Romanov in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)

Zink, Suzana, Virginia Woolf's Rooms and the Spaces of Modernity: reviewed by Matthew Gannon in MLR 115.1 (text at JSTOR)

Zysiak, A., Śmiechowski, K., Piskała, K., Marzec, W., Kaźmierska, K., Burski, and J., From Cotton and Smoke: Łódź — Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity 1897–1994: reviewed by P. Perkowski in SEER 98.1 (text at JSTOR)