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- Random House 2013; US$ 33.37
Benjamin Britten was the greatest English composer of the twentieth century and one of the outstanding musicians of his age. Born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, in 1913, Britten was the youngest child of a dentist father and amateur musician mother. After studying at the Royal College of Music, he became a vital part of London's creative and intellectual... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.58
Two of the most successful British novelists of the last fifty years, Kingsley and Martin Amis are both known for their savage wit and their indifference to causing controversy. In his critical biography, Neil Powell looks at the careers of these two very divisive, and hugely talented writers: how they were formed by their upbringings, developed as... more...
- Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51
Neil Powell's seventh Carcanet collection explores the deep roots of identity: family histories we inherit, memories we carry, the casual decisions and wrong turnings that add up to make us who we are. At the heart of the book is a compelling narrative based on a journal kept by the poet's grandmother of her life in South Africa: a feckless husband,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2008; US$ 21.83
Two of the most successful British novelists of the last 50 years, Kingsley and Martin Amis are both known for their savage wit and their indifference to causing controversy. In his critical biography, Neil Powell looks at the careers of these two very divisive, and hugely talented writers: how they were formed by their upbringings, developed as writers... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 37.99
This spellbinding centenary biography looks at the music, the life, and the legacy of the greatest British composer of the twentieth century Benjamin Britten was born on November 22, 1913, in the East Suffolk town of Lowestoft. Displaying a passion and proficiency for music at an early age, to the delight of his mother, Edith, a talented amateur... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99
Exploring the deep roots of identity, this poetry collection by Neil Powell touches upon inherited family histories, memories, and the casual decisions and wrong turns that make us who we are. From subjects such as childhood, leaving home, and first love to a compelling narrative based on a journal kept by Powell?s grandmother of her life in South... more...
- Carcanet 2012; US$ 18.89
From his first wartime collection evoking a generation?s experience of a country made strange by blackouts and air raids, the ?vivid allegorical / Reality of gun and hangar?, to the consolatory wisdom of the Last Poems of 1993, Roy Fuller was a poet of the familiar and ordinary made extraordinary. Mundane details, observed with Fuller?s tolerant humour... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 42.00
The historical tragedy Octauia focuses on Nero's divorce from the princess Octavia and subsequent marriage to Poppaea Sabina. The book includes a full length introduction, a new edition of the text based on a fresh examination of the manuscripts, and a detailed commentary dealing with textual, linguistic, and literary points. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00
This is the first critical edition of the Clitophon, a dialogue generally ascribed to Plato, to be published in nearly seventy years. Professor Slings here provides a new text accompanied by a translation. The book also contains a very extensive introduction and the first ever commentary in English. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 46.00
This is the most authoritative edition of this work by Julius Frontinus, which deals with his duties, responsibilities and accomplishments as water commissioner for the city of Rome in 97 CE. It provides a wealth of historical, technical and legal information about the city's aqueducts and water supply. more...