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- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 40.00
Drawing on a series of new sources, this biography of Ezra Pound - the first to appear in more than a decade - outlines his contribution to modernism through a detailed account of his development, influence and continued significance. It pays special attention to his role in creating Imagism, Vorticism and the modern long poem, as well as his importance... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 32.66
European modernism underwent a massive change from 1930 to 1960, as war altered the cultural landscape. This account of artists and writers in France and England explores how modernism survived under authoritarianism, whether Fascism, National Socialism, or Stalinism, and how these artists endured by balancing complicity and resistance. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 6.38
At the turn of the twentieth century, London was a breeding ground for the avant-garde. Modernist writers like T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound became infatuated with the Orient. Pound in particular was inspired by the clarity and precision of Eastern poetry to rethink the nature of an English poem. Published in 1915, Cathay , Pound's collection... more...
- Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 21.00
Reissued with a new afterword Leonard Cohen is back! With a #1 bestselling poetry collection, The Book of Longing , flying off bookshelves; Lian Lunson?s acclaimed documentary, Leonard Cohen: I?m Your Man , in theatres this summer (the DVD will release this fall); and the superb soundtrack in music stores everywhere, Leonard Cohen proves he is Canada?s... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 75.00
Critical Companion to Philip Roth is a comprehensive reference to this talented writer's life and works. Coverage includes:. A concise but thorough biography of Roth. Entries on all of Roth's works, including American Pastoral, The Ghost Writer, Sabbath's Theater, The Human Stain, Zuckerman Unbound, the stories collected in Goodbye, Columbus,... more...
- OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 9.99
As a journalist, historian and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. The Education of Henry Adams (1918) recounts his own and the country's education from 1838, the year of his birth, to 1905, exploring America as both a success and a failure... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 12.99
Shrouded in mystery and rich with history, Alcatraz draws over a million visitors each year. This enlightening volume provides the first complete history of Alcatraz told through its architecture. In friendly illustrations and accessible text, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel reveal the design decisions that have shaped the island from its first... more...