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Liverpool University Press

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  • Children Rememberedby Robert Woods

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 49.50

    Children Remembered discusses the relationship between parents and children in the past, exploring the experience of parental grief over four centuries in America, England and France. The book engages with the hypothesis of ‘parental indifference’ associated with the French cultural historian Philippe Ariès by analysing the changing... more...

  • Attending Daedalusby Peter Wright

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 80.00

    This new study of the fiction of Gene Wolfe, one of the most influential contemporary American science fiction writers, offers a major reinterpretation of Gene Wolfe’s four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel The Urth of the New Sun . After exposing the concealed story at the heart of Wolfe’s magnum opus, Wright adopts a variety... more...

  • Shadows of the New Sunby Peter Wright

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00

    Gene Wolfe is one of America’s most acclaimed fantasy and science fiction writers, whose works include Peace, The Fifth Head of Cerberus , the multi-award winning The Book of the New Sun, The Book of the Short Sun and The Wizard Knight . This collection celebrates Wolfe’s forty-year writing career by bringing together all of the major interviews... more...

  • The Inheritorsby Joseph Conrad; Ford Maddox Ford

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 25.00

    This novel, one of two collaborations between Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford, is one of the earliest to be concerned with modern, mechanical culture, and as such foreshadowed other writers such as George Orwell and Aldous Huxley. Symbolising the collapse of old treasured political values at the turn of the century and underlining the urgency of... more...

  • American Mythologiesby William Blazek; Michael Glenday

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    In United States culture, myth has played a significant role in representing the dominant ideologies of the nation as it emerged from colonial dependence to self-created superstate. In the period following the Vietnam War, however, such foundation myth has been radically challenged by the emergence of a range of new myths that set out to express America’s... more...

  • Martin Mereby Audrey Coney; W. G. Hale

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 25.00

    A drive through the area of Lancashire inland from the seaside resort of Southport takes you through miles of fertile agricultural land dotted with farms and smallholdings. Road signs pointing to such places as ‘Mereside’, ‘Mere Brow’ and ‘Mere Sands Wood’ suggest the origin of these peaty soils, because in the seventeenth... more...

  • Millions Like Us'?by Nick Hayes; Jeff Hill

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 70.00

    This collection of essays brings together the latest historical research on cultural production and reception during the Second World War. Its starting point is how this war was presented to, and understood by, contemporaries and how they differentiated it from earlier conflicts. Although this was particularly noticeable in the construction of ideas... more...

  • Queer Universesby W. G. Pearson; V. Hollinger; J. Gordon

    Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 85.00

    Contestations over the meaning and practice of sexuality have become increasingly central to cultural self-definition and critical debates over issues of identity, citizenship and the definition of humanity itself. In an era when a religious authority can declare lesbians antihuman while some nations legalise same-sex marriage and are becoming increasingly... more...

  • Knowledge and Learning in the Andesby Henry Stobart; Rosaleen Howard

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 28.50

    The aim of this book is to explore the current research into the ways in which Andean peoples create, transmit, maintain and transform their knowledge in culturally significant ways, and how processes of teaching and learning relate to these. The contributions, from eminent researchers in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and linguistics, include... more...

  • Paul Muldoonby Tim Kendall; Peter McDonald

    Liverpool University Press 2004; US$ 70.00

    The essays in this book testify to the fascination of Paul Muldoon’s poems, and also to their underlying contentiousness. The contributors see Muldoon from many different angles – biographical, formal, literary-historical, generic – but also direct attention to complex moments of creativity in which an extraordinary amount of originality... more...