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  • Der Tagby J. M. Barrie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 1.99

    This World War I-era play demonstrates that J. M. Barrie's talents as a playwright were much broader than the light fare for which he is best remembered, including Peter Pan. Set amidst a percolating global conflict, a world leader who is faced with a fateful decision weighs his options. more...

  • Essaysby Francis Bacon

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact of Francis Bacon's work on modern society. As the creator of the scientific method, he paved the way for thousands of important discoveries. In this interesting volume of essays, Bacon takes on topics ranging from travel to family life, offering his unique viewpoint and nuggets of philosophical... more...

  • Puzzles and Epiphanies (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1962, is a collection of twenty-four essays written by Frank Kermode between 1958 and early 1961, and are all concerned with criticism and fiction. Puzzles and Epiphanies: Essays and Reviews 1958-1961 includes essays on the works of James Joyce, William Golding, E. M. Forster, and J. D. Salinger, amongst many others.... more...

  • The Living Milton (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Various aspects of Milton are explored in this collection of essays by scholars whose reputations were, at the time of publication in 1960, perhaps largely based on their writings on more modern subjects. This had the advantage of demonstrating that Milton as a poet is "alive" and that other attempts to represent him as irrelevant to the interests... more...

  • Robert Fergussonby Robert Fergusson; James Robertson

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 10.19

    This edition, first published in 2000 to mark the 250th anniversary of Fergusson?s birth, and revised in 2007, contains all his poems in Scots, a selection of poems in English, an introductory essay, revised orthography, substantial footnotes, eight illustrations and a comprehensive glossary. Acknowledged as a crucial influence on Burns, Robert Fergusson... more...

  • The Ballad of the White Horseby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 1.99

    British writer G.K. Chesterton was an irrepressible jack-of-all-trades when it came to literature, producing popular works in virtually every genre. The Ballad of the White Horse is an epic poem detailing the triumphs and travails of Saxon King Alfred the Great. It is said that Chesterton spent more time on this poem than any other work, and some critics... more...

  • The Thread of Goldby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    If you're looking for a dose of comfort and inspiration, immerse yourself in this collection of gorgeously lyrical essays from Arthur Christopher Benson. Based around the idea that love is the "thread of gold" that ties together every moment of our lives, these sketches and observations are a wellspring of spiritual rejuvenation. more...

  • Joyous Gardby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    If you're interested in the prospect of a more serene, enjoyable life but can't abide the relentlessly chipper pablum passed off as self-help these days, A. C. Benson's essay collection Joyous Gard may be just what you need. Adopting a decidedly measured, thoughtful tone, the essays in this volume offer both philosophical ponderings and... more...

  • feministische w_orteby lann hornscheidt

    Brandes & Apsel 2015; US$ 32.99

    »Das war doch gar nicht so gemeint« und »Was darf man denn überhaupt noch sagen?« - der Versuch des »richtigen« Sprachgebrauchs schafft oft Verunsicherung und auch Verständnislosigkeit. Der Band gibt Antworten auf die Frage, was genau an bestimmten Sprachhandlungen problematisch ist und wie es besser gemacht werden kann.   Reihe wissen & praxis... more...

  • Quantitative Analysis of Poetic Textsby Ioan-Iovitz Popescu; Mihaiela Lupea; Doina Tatar; Gabriel Altmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The book presents methods for the objective analysis of poetic language. Common objects of literary studies such as rhythm, semantic explications, interpretation and personal impressions are avoided. Only those properties of poetic texts are taken into account that could be quantified. For all methods both statistical tests, theoretical... more...