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  • The Mentorby Daniel Kehlmann; Christopher Hampton

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    Benjamin Rubin is a cantankerous old writer, whisky aficionado and pedant, still basking in the reflected glory of long-ago success. Martin Wegner is a rising young literary star, heralded as 'the voice of his generation'. When Martin is given the opportunity to develop his new play under the mentorship of his idol, the writers meet in a dilapidated... more...

  • The Inky Digit of Defianceby Tony Harrison

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 26.49

    In this richly varied selection of Tony Harrison's provocative prose of the last fifty years, the great poet of page, stage and screen presents a lifetime's thinking about art and politics, creativity and mortality. In so doing, he takes us on an extraordinary journey through languages and across continents and millennia, from his Nigerian Lysistrata... more...

  • Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spainby Jeffrey Zamostny

    Intellect Books Ltd 2017; US$ 63.00

    The so-called ?Silver Age? of Spain ran from 1898 to the rise of Franco in 1939 and was characterized by intense urbanization, widespread class struggle and mobility, and a boom in mass culture. This book offers a close look at one manifestation of that mass culture: weekly collections of short, often pocket-sized books sold in urban kiosks at low... more...

  • Childhood, Education and the Stage in Early Modern Englandby Richard Preiss; Deanne Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book reveals the close connections between education and the stage in early modern England by looking at the child. more...

  • Beckett's Art of Salvageby Julie Bates

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The first book to map Samuel Beckett's material imagination, presenting a fresh understanding of his fiction, drama, poetry and film. more...

  • Shakespeare on Screenby Sarah Hatchuel; Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This volume provides up-to-date coverage of recent screen versions of Shakespeare's plays, as well as critical reviews of older canonical films. more...

  • The Lottery of Loveby Pierre Marivaux; John Fowles

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 15.49

    You'd laugh if I treated you with the respect I feel. An eligible suitor has been found for Sylvia but, determined to judge him for herself, she swaps roles with her maid. Meanwhile the suitor and his manservant have the same idea. Before long each believes they are fatally attracted to their social opposite. Sylvia's well-intentioned father looks... more...

  • Shakespeare's Tragedies: A Very Short Introductionby Stanley Wells

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    Shakespeare's tragedies contain an astonishing variety of suffering, from suicides and murders to dismemberments and grief. Stanley Wells considers how the bard's tragic plays drew on the literary and theatrical conventions of his time. Discussing the individual plays, he also explores why tragedy is regarded as a fit subject for entertainment. more...

  • Tragedy's Enduranceby Erika Fischer-Lichte

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    This volume explores performances of Greek tragedies in Germany since 1800 as responses to particular political, social, and cultural milestones, shedding light on how, in a constantly changing political and cultural climate, they influenced the evolving cultural identity of the educated middle class over that period. more...

  • Teenage Writingsby Jane Austen; Kathryn Sutherland; Freya Johnston

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 9.99

    The young Jane Austen was a precocious reader, devouring pulp fiction and classic literature, both of which she soon began to imitate and parody. Three volumes of her vivacious teenage writing survive. Devices and themes which appear subtly in her later fiction run riot here: drunkenness, brawling, sexual misdemeanour, theft, and even murder. more...