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  • Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogyby Neil Astley

    Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 16.04

    Staying Alive, Being Alive and Being Human have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry, and have helped poetry lovers to discover the little known riches of world poetry. Each anthology in the Staying Alive trilogy has 500 poems to touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit. These books have been enormously popular... more...

  • Douglas John Hallby Douglas John Hall; David B. Lott

    Fortress Press 2013; US$ 33.99

    Hall's work takes the measure of Christian belief and doctrine explicitly in light of North American cultural and historical experience. Hall's theological insights challenge churches to embrace change and develop genuine community, uncompromised theology, and honest engagement with the larger culture. To a failed culture and a struggling church... more...

  • William McGonagallby Chris Hunt

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.83

    William McGonagall was born in Edinburgh in 1830. His father was a poor hand-loom weaver, and his work took his family to Glasgow, then to Dundee. William attended school for eighteen months before the age of seven, and received no further formal education. Later, as a mill worker, he used to read books in the evening, taking great interest in Shakespeare's... more...

  • Eighteenth-Century Poetryby David Fairer; Christine Gerrard

    Wiley 2014; US$ 47.95

    Currently the definitive text in the field and now available in an expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetry presents the rich diversity of English poetry from 1700-1800 in authoritative texts and with full scholarly annotation. Balanced to reflect current interests and “favorites” (including prominent poets like Finch, Swift,... more...

  • Postcolonial Exoticby Graham Huggan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    Travel writing, it has been said, helped produce the rest of the world for a Western audience. Could the same be said more recently of postcolonial writing? In The Postcolonial Exotic , Graham Huggan examines some of the processes by which value is attributed to postcolonial works within their cultural field. Using varied methods of analysis,... more...

  • Sordid Imagesby Steve Clark

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 170.00

    In this extraordinary and bold book, S.H. Clark explores and constructs a history of poetic misogyny. For the first time, a wide range of English poetry by men is examined for evidence of the articulation of heterosexual masculine desires. But Clark goes beyond a straightforward oppositional model of reading the male canon, to ask how we read this... more...

  • Cultural Politics-Queer Readingby Alan Sinfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    Following a first edition that generated wide-spread debate, Cultural Politics ? Queer Reading is a bold study of the future of critical theory and the role of gender, ethnicity and cultures within academic literary studies. An illuminating introduction to the second edition revisits the book's agenda for a new form of cultural critique and a truly... more...

  • The Temple of Cultureby Jonathan Freedman

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    Erik Erikson (1902-1994) was one of the most eminent and prolific psychologists of the 20th century. Over his long career he published a dozen books, including classics such as Childhood and Society; Identity, Youth, and Crisis; and Young Man Luther . He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1970 for his biography Gandhi's Truth.... more...

  • A Century of Sonnetsby Paula R. Feldman; Daniel Robinson

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 39.99

    A striking reminder that some of the best-known and most well-respected poems of the Romantic era were sonnets, this work traces the sonnet revival in England from its beginning in the hands of Thomas Edwards to its culmination in the poetry of Elizabeth Barret Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. more...

  • Chapters into Verse, Volume IIby Robert Atwan; Laurance Wieder

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 54.99

    From John Milton to D.H. Lawrence, poets have found creative inspiration in the Bible. This is part of a two-volume work which surveys poetic works inspired by religion in varied forms. It offers an unusual format which presents the original biblical passage alongside each poem. more...