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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.00
Set in a topsy-turvy world like a holiday revel, this comedy devises a romantic plot around separated twins, misplaced passions, and mistaken identity. Juxtaposed to it is the satirical story of a self-deluded steward who dreams of becoming ?Count Malvolio? only to receive his comeuppance at the hands of the merrymakers he wishes to suppress. The two... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
?One man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.? In this illuminating, innovative biography, Jonathan Bate, one of today?s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, has found a fascinating new way to tell the story of the great dramatist. Using the Bard?s own immortal list of a man?s seven ages in As You Like It , Bate deduces the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 9.99
Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English comedy to the deep Englishness of landscape poetry and the ethnic diversity of Britain's Nobel literature... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
How did plague turn Shakespeare from a jobbing hack into a courtly poet? How did Bottom's dream rewrite the Bible? How did Shakespeare's plays lead to the deaths of an earl and a king? And why was he the one dramatist of his generation never to be imprisoned? Weaving a dazzling tapestry of Elizabethan beliefs and obsessions, private passions... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.20
?What distinguished Clare is an unspectacular joy and a love for the inexorable one-thing-after-anotherness of the world? Seamus Heaney John Clare (1793-1864) was a great Romantic poet, with a name to rival that of Blake, Byron, Wordsworth or Shelley ? and a life to match. The ?poet?s poet?, he has a place in the national pantheon and, more tangibly,... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.15
'The most important critical work for decades' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times In the brilliantly engaging style that characterised The Genius of Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate has written a series of compelling pieces on the link between literature and the environment and why poetry matters in the new millennium. In fascinating detail, Bate explains how... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2003; US$ 19.18
Lunatic, lover, poet: this is the definitive biography of John Clare. John Clare was a great Romantic poet, with a name to rival that of Blake, Byron, Coleridge, Keats, Wordsworth or Shelley, and a life that was possibly the most extraordinary, and certainly the most moving, of them all. From rural Northamptonshire to literary London, from first love... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2000; US$ 15.85
In the brilliantly engaging style that characterised The Genius of Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate has written a series of compelling pieces on the link between literature and the environment and why poetry matters in the new millennium. In fascinating detail, Bate explains how words like 'culture' and 'environment' have evolved since the writing of Jane... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 9.53
Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? What makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? And how has Shakespeare come to be such a powerful symbol of genius? The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life ? and afterlife ? of the greatest English poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world?s leading Shakespearean... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
First published in 1991, Romantic Ecology reassesses the poetry of William Wordsworth in the context of the abiding pastoral tradition in English Literature. Jonathan Bate explores the politics of poetry and argues that contrary to critics who suggest that the Wordsworth was a reactionary who failed to represent the harsh economic reality of his... more...