Books Recently Reviewed in MHRA Journals

Reviews published in April to June 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 April to June 2020, alphabetised by the first-named author or editor of the book being reviewed.

Allen, Thomas M., Time and Literature: reviewed by Alice Bennett in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Arouet, Carole, and Marianne Simon-Oikawa, Pierre Albert-Birot (1876–1967): un pyrogène des avant-gardes: reviewed by Jo Langley in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Barbera, Rossana Fenu, Dante's Tears: The Poetics of Weeping from ‘Vita Nuova’ to the 'Commedia': reviewed by Rebecca Bowen in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Bateman, Benjamin, The Modernist Art of Queer Survival: reviewed by Hannah Roche in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Bethea, David M., Frank, and Siggy, Vladimir Nabokov in Context: reviewed by René Alladaye in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Blanchard, Joël, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Antoine Calvet, Philippe de Mézières, Joël Blanchard, and Antoine Calvet, Philippe de Mézières, rhétorique et poétique: reviewed by Kiril Petkov in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Boffey, Julia, and Christiania Whitehead, Middle English Lyrics: New Readings of Short Poems: reviewed by Andrew Breeze in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Bruce, Iris, and Mark H. Gelber, Kafka after Kafka: Dialogical Engagement with his Works from the Holocaust to Postmodernism: reviewed by Erica Wickerson in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Burrows, Daron, The Life of Saint Clement: A Translation of ‘La Vie de seint Clement’: reviewed by Neil Cartlidge in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Cameron, and Sarah, The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan: reviewed by Mark B. Tauger in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Chapman, George, and Robert S. Miola, Homer's ‘Iliad‘: reviewed by Andrew Hiscock in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Chico, Tita, The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment: reviewed by Aaron Gabriel Montalvo in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Cockfield, and Jamie H., Russia's Iron General: The Life of Aleksei A. Brusilov, 1853–1926: reviewed by Chris Bellamy in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Crump, and Laurien, The Warsaw Pact Reconsidered: International Relations in Eastern Europe, 1955–69: reviewed by Matthew Stibbe in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Elphick, and Daniel, Music behind the Iron Curtain: Weinberg and his Polish Contemporaries: reviewed by Nicholas Reyland in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Epstein, and Mikhail, The Phoenix of Philosophy: Russian Thought of the Late Soviet Period (1953–1991): reviewed by Martin Dewhirst in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Ette, Ottmar, Alexander von Humboldt Handbuch: Leben — Werk — Wirkung: reviewed by Bernhard Malkmus in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Fairclough, and Pauline, Dmitry Shostakovich: reviewed by Anthony Gritten in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Fish, Steven M., Gill, Graeme, Petrovic, and Milenko, A Quarter Century of Post-Communism Assessed: reviewed by Kieran Williams in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Francisci, Enza De, A ‘New’ Woman in Verga and Pirandello: From Page to Stage: reviewed by Mary Ann Frese Witt in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Fumo, Jamie C., Chaucer's ‘Book of the Duchess’: Contexts and Interpretations: reviewed by Peter Brown in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Garber, Klaus, Der Reformator und Aufklärer Martin Opitz (1597-1639): Ein Humanist im Zeitalter der Krisis: reviewed by Alexandra Sattler in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Gifford, Terry, Ted Hughes in Context: reviewed by James Underwood in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Gualtieri, Claudia, Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean: Shifting Cultures in Twenty-First-Century Italy and Beyond: reviewed by Silvia Caserta in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Hadfield, Andrew, Lying in Early Modern English Culture: From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance: reviewed by Joseph Ashmore in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Jiménez, Víctor, and Jorge Zepeda, Juan Rulfo y su obra: una guía crítica: reviewed by Andrea Meador Smith in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Jones, Polly, Writing Russian Lives: The Poetics and Politics of Biography in Modern Russian Culture: reviewed by Cathy McAteer in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Kemp, Simon, Writing the Mind: Representing Consciousness from Proust to the Present: reviewed by Áine Larkin in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Kunin, Aaron, and David Scher, Character as Form: reviewed by Joseph Harris in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Leckie, Barbara, Open Houses: Poverty, the Novel, and the Architectural Idea in Nineteenth-Century Britain: reviewed by Louis Lo in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Lee, Mia, Utopia and Dissent in West Germany: The Resurgence of the Politics of Everyday Life in the Long 1960s: reviewed by Catriona Corke in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Lounsberry, Barbara, Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read: reviewed by Margaret Tudeau-Clayton in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Machovec, and Martin, Views from the Inside: Czech Underground Literature and Culture (1948–1989). Texts by Ivan M. Jirous, Paul Wilson, Egon Bondy, and Jáchym Topol: reviewed by Peter Zusi in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Magnúsdóttir, and Rósa, Enemy Number One: The United States of America in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945–1959: reviewed by Andrei Kozovoi in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Marcus, Sharon, The Drama of Celebrity: reviewed by Nicholas White in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Margrave, Christie, Writing the Landscape: Exposing Nature in French Women's Fiction 1789–1815: reviewed by Stacie Allan in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Matiash, and S. A., Stikhotvornyi perenos (enjambement) v russkoi poezii (ocherki teorii i istorii): reviewed by C. L. Drage in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

McCallam, David, Volcanoes in Eighteenth-Century Europe: An Essay in Environmental Humanities: reviewed by Theodore Ziolkowski in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

McIlvanney, Siobhán, Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women's Press, 1758-1848: reviewed by Mary Rice-DeFosse in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

McKitterick, David, The Invention of Rare Books: Private Interest and Public Memory, 1600-1840: reviewed by Meaghan J. Brown in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Merkel, Garlieb, Dirk Sangmeister, Thomas Taterka, and Jörg Drews, Briefwechsel. Band 1: Texte: reviewed by Roger Bartlett in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Neuberger, and Joan, This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia: reviewed by Steven A. Usitalo in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Nübel, Birgit, and Norbert Christian Wolf, Robert Musil Handbuch: reviewed by Clemens Ruthner in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

O'Meara, and Patrick, The Russian Nobility in the Age of Alexander I: reviewed by E. Weeda in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Orwin, and Donna Tussing, Simply Tolstoy: reviewed by Inessa Medzhibovskaya in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Parker, and David, Letters of Solidarity and Friendship: Czechoslovakia 1968–71: reviewed by F. D. Raška in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Paxton, Amanda, Willful Submission: Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Poetry: reviewed by Annmarie Drury in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Pollock, Griselda, and Max Silverman, Concentrationary Art: Jean Cayrol, the Lazarean and the Everyday in Post- War Film, Literature, Music and the Visual Arts: reviewed by Dorota Ostrowska in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Poole, Randall A., Werth, and Paul W., Religious Freedom in Modern Russia: reviewed by Barbara Skinner in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Pratt, Linda, Great Plains Literature: reviewed by Aaron LaDuke in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Ritzer, Monika, and Monika Ritzer, Friedrich Hebbel: Tagebücher, vol. I: Text: reviewed by Alexandra Sattler in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Shore, Daniel, Cyberformalism: Histories of Linguistic Forms in the Digital Archive: reviewed by Yann Ciarán Ryan in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Smith, Matthew Wilson, The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-Century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theater: reviewed by Martina Kolb in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Spanier, Sandra, Miriam B. Mandel, J. Gerald Kennedy, Rena Sanderson, Albert J. DeFazio III, and Scott Donaldson, The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, vol. IV: 1929: reviewed by William Blazek in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Stańczyk, and Ewa, Commemorating the Children of World War II in Poland: Combative Remembrance: reviewed by Dana Mihăilescu in SEER 98.2 (text at JSTOR)

Stańczyk, Ewa, Comic Books, Graphic Novels and the Holocaust: Beyond Maus: reviewed by Stephen Tabachnick in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Stephens, Bradley, Victor Hugo: reviewed by Fiona Cox in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Tew, Philip, Jonathan Coe: Contemporary British Satire: reviewed by Michael Greaney in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Turner, Beatrice, Romantic Childhood, Romantic Heirs: Reproduction and Retrospection, 1820-1850: reviewed by Ann Wierda Rowland in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Wheeler, Belinda, and Louis J. Parascandola, Heroine of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Gwendolyn Bennett's Selected Writings: reviewed by Rachel Farebrother in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Willis, Ika, Reception: reviewed by Karolina Watroba in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Wolfson, Susan J., Romantic Shades and Shadows: reviewed by Mark Sandy in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Wroth, Mary, Jane Cavendish, Elizabeth Brackley, Marta Straznicky, and Sara Mueller, Women's Household Drama: ‘Love's Victorie’, ‘A Pastorall’, and ‘The Concealed Fansyes’: reviewed by Marion Wynne-Davies in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)

Ziolkowski, Theodore, Stages of European Romanticism: Cultural Synchronicity across the Arts, 1798–1848: reviewed by Jeremy Adler in MLR 115.2 (text at JSTOR)