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  • How the Writings of William Morris Shaped the Literary Style of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeatsby Eleonora Sasso

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This text is the first to examine the influence of William Morris on the artistic, literary, and ideological styles of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats. This book focuses on a selection of Morris’ writings and situates them in the fields of art, culture, and society. Through Roland Barthes’ approach to interpreting text, Sasso demonstrates... more...

  • Queen Kat, Carmel and St Jude Get a Lifeby Maureen McCarthy

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 9.08

    A compulsively readable story which has achieved classic status. Three very different girls from the same country town share an inner-city house during their first year out of school. more...

  • Lines of Resistanceby Adrian Grafe; Jessica Stephens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Resistance is a key concept for understanding the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and for approaching the poetry of the period. This collection of 15 critical essays explores how poetry and resistance interact, set against a philosophical, historical and cultural background. In the light of the upheavals of the age, and the changing perception... more...

  • An Almost English Lifeby Miriam Gross

    Short Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    A sparklingly witty memoir, which takes us on a seductive journey from wartime Jerusalem to the heart of Fleet Street, providing a riveting outsider s view of English cultural life. <p>Miriam Gross tells her story in a series of vivid vignettes life as an only child of ambitious parents in Jerusalem; her bohemian school days at the progressive... more...

  • Inside Outsideby Andrew Riemer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Andrew Riemer's masterful account of the changes in Australian society in the years after World War II, as experienced by the author and his family after leaving Hungary. more...

  • Ironie im Mittelalterby Gerd Althoff; Christel Meier

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 91.58

    Ob das Mittelalter zur Ironie fähig war, wurde zwar bislang vielfach bezweifelt, lässt sich aber mit einer Fülle eindrucksvoller Belege nachweisen. In interdisziplinärem Ansatz rekonstruie¬ren die Autoren die dem Mittelalter aus der antiken Rhetorik und Hermeneutik bekannten Ironiekonzepte und die vielfältige praktische Verwendung der Ironie in der... more...

  • The Life of Charlotte Bronteby Elizabeth Gaskell

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Nineteenth-century novelist Elizabeth Gaskell was inspired to start writing in part through her friendship with Charlotte Bronte. Later, Gaskell took on the project of composing the first serious, full-length biography of Bronte, a work that scholars agree did much to fan the flames of Bronte's then-burgeoning reputation. The Life of Charlotte... more...

  • Die Reise ans Ende der Weltby Karl S. Guthke

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 141.23

    Von Grenzen geht ein Reiz aus: was liegt daru¨ber hinaus? Wie aber, wenn es sich um die Erfahrung der "letzten Grenze" handelt? Eine Herausforderung an den Menschen, zu erfahren, wer er ist? Die Überraschung, daß das "Ende der Welt" vielleicht ihre Mitte ist? Eine definierende Erfahrung allemal. Oder hat Durs Gru¨nbein recht: es gäbe "keine fernen... more...

  • Legends of King Arthurby Isabel Wyatt

    Floris Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Enter a world of duels and jousting, where knights battle to protect the honour of fair maidens and defend King Arthur's castle. Knights meet in fellowship at Camelot, and are entertained with feasting and pageantry. Honour and chivalry are valued above all else, and courageous knights fight strange, unearthly foes to prove themselves worthy of a place... more...

  • Mary Elizabeth Braddonby Anne-Marie Beller; Elizabeth Foxwell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    An important figure in the development of crime fiction, Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) wrote more than 80 novels, numerous plays, poems, essays and short stories, and edited two magazines during her 55-year literary career. Her bestselling Lady Audley's Secret secured her reputation as a leading "sensation novelist." Though critics... more...