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- Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 75.00
This collection of essays celebrates the work of the French Nobel prize-winning novelist Claude Simon. Scholars from France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom reconsider the fifty years of Simons fiction in the light of his large-scale autobiographical novel Le Jardin des Plantes (1997). From a variety of perspectives postmodernist,... more...
- 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...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 80.00
Liverpools contribution to the modern construction of the middle ages is here recognized for the first time. From the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, scholars from Merseyside have made pioneering advances in fields as diverse as Celtic philology and manuscript collecting, each in their own way contributing to our steadily deepening understanding... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 90.00
The Shakers a religious community whose origins are founded in the eighteenth century continue to exert an influence upon twenty-first century life, not for their religious teachings but rather through the simple yet elegant aesthetic they developed for the everyday artefacts they designed for themselves. Selling Shaker explores this... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 70.00
The Thing about Roy Fisher is the first critical book to be dedicated to the work of this outstanding poet, who has won many admirers for his explorations of the modem city, his experiments with perception and sensory experience, his jazz-inspired prose, and his political and cultural comedies. The collection brings together a distinguished group of... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 75.00
Published to coincide with the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, this is an important volume of international significance, drawing together contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field and edited by a team headed by the internationally acclaimed historian David Richardson. The book will set Liverpool in the wider... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 14.95
The model industrial village of Port Sunlight was founded by the soap manufacturer W. H. Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) in 1888 for the factory workers of his firm of Lever Brothers. The village was acclaimed from the first as exemplifying the best in English town planning and house design, and greatly influenced subsequent industrial villages such... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 85.00
Globalization has been the topic of heated debate in recent years, with one side asserting that it will produce a better standard of living for people around the world, and a fierce opposition arguing that it will ultimately lead to greater poverty and the destruction of unique human cultures. Varieties of World Making tackles the issue from a different... more...
- Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 85.00
Thomas Gainsborough, one of the most popular British painters, has been celebrated as a landscapist, a portrait painter, and a man of feeling whose impetuous character is revealed in his art, life and letters. This book reveals that the style, themes and ideas of Gainsboroughs paintings constitute purposeful expressions of an intellectual and... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 85.00
Sociological Beginnings offers translations of five papers presented by Max Weber, Georg Simmel, Ferdinand Tönnies, Ernst Troeltsch and Werner Sombart at the First Conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (German Society for Sociology) in 1910. These thinkers believed that it was crucial to develop sociology as a discipline... more...