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- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 148.00
During the last decades of the twentieth century it has become increasingly difficult to consider British literature as 'national' or 'mainstream'. The book investigates contemporary fiction and poetry written in, or relating to, Britain and uncovers a distinct sense of a new and different national and social reality. Tracing literary effects of migration,... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2005; US$ 28.95
This is a challenge to the assumptions that have shaped English literature. It offers an investigation of the principles and practice and a compelling argument for intellectual allegiances beyond the academy. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00
This book re-examines Rousseau's influence on the French Revolution and on English Romanticism, through his confessional writings and political theory, and their mediation in the speeches and actions of Robespierre. Gregory Dart shows how the writings of Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth and Hazlitt engage with the Jacobin tradition after the Terror. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00
This book examines the impact of ideas of race and gender on imperialism through various forms of discourse surrounding the Boer War of 1899-1902: from the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling to newspapers, propaganda, and other forms of debate in print. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1996; US$ 41.95
Both male and female poets cross the gender line: men assume a female voice and women a male voice. The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse is a fascinating collection of such poems, beginning in the age of Chaucer and working its way through to the present day. Together these poems offer a unique collection of masks, personae and voices,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 26.00
Drawing on three decades of feminist scholarship, Susan Staves provides a comprehensive history of women's writing in Britain from the Restoration to the French Revolution. Arranged chronologically to emphasize the historical and literary contexts, this magisterial work includes a comprehensive bibliography and list of modern editions of the authors... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99
From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 12.99
From a man with far too much time on his hands comes this collection of barmy correspondence, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most dedicated customer services assistant. Whether he?s appealing to the British Lubrication Federation for advice on resolving his catflap predicament or making an enthusiastic request to Tiffany & Co... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 99.99
A prolific writer of short stories, Elizabeth Bowen claimed towards the end of her life that "a story deals in the not-yet-thought-of but always possible." Covering a range of situations - broken engagements, encounters with ghosts, brushes with crime - these stories demonstrate the virtuosity of technique that characterizes all of Bowen's... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00
The writing career of John Berger?poet, storyteller, playwright, and essayist?has yielded some of the most original and compelling examinations of art and life of the past half century. In this essential volume, Geoff Dyer has brought together a rich selection of many of Berger?s seminal essays. Berger?s insights make it impossible to look at a painting,... more...