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  • The Guardianby John Calhoun Stephens

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 65.00

    In 1713, soon after publication of the Spectator had come to an end, its place on breakfast tables of Queen Anne's London was taken by the Guardian . Richard Steele, continuing in the new paper the blend of learning, wit, and moral instruction that had proved so attractive in the Tatler and Spectator , was the editor and principal writer;... more...

  • Intercultural Voices in Contemporary British Literatureby Lars Ole Sauerberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    During the last decades of the twentieth century it has become increasingly difficult to consider British literature as 'national' or 'mainstream'. The book investigates contemporary fiction and poetry written in, or relating to, Britain and uncovers a distinct sense of a new and different national and social reality. Tracing literary effects of migration,... more...

  • James Joyce and the Mythology of Modernismby Daniel M. Shea

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    "James Joyce and the Mythology of Modernism" examines anew how myth exists in Joyce's fiction. Using Joyce's idiosyncratic appropriation of the myths of Catholicism, this study explores how the rejected religion still acts as a foundational aesthetic for a new mythology of the Modern age starting with "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and... more...

  • Jean Donneau de Visé et la querelle de Sophonisbe. Écrits contre l'abbé d'Aubignacby

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 54.89

    Ce travail est la première édition critique des trois Défenses de Jean Donneau de Visé où le jeune écrivain se pose en ardent défenseur de Pierre Corneille contre les quatre dissertations de l?abbé d?Aubignac. La Défense de la Sophonisbe et la Défense du Sertorius, dont quelques exemplaires des éditions originales sont conservés à la BnF, sont reproduits... more...

  • The Kitchen Sinkby Tom Wells

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    An irresistibly funny and tender play about big dreams and small changes. Amid the dreaming, the dramas and the dirty dishes, something has to give. But will it be Kath or the kitchen sink? Things aren't going to plan for one family in Withernsea, Yorkshire. Pieces are falling off Martin's milk float as quickly as he's losing customers and something's... more...

  • The Lioness (NHB Modern Plays)by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Elizabeth I described herself as Queen, King and Prince, thriving in a male world, and saving the country from debt and wars. Self-proclaimed wife and mother to England, her virgin status was part of her myth, as she consistently refused marriage, citing herself as already taken. Here we see Elizabeth as both a woman and a leader as she encounters... more...

  • Los bandos de Veronaby Francisco deRojas Zorrilla

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    Rojas Zorrilla escribió dramas profanos y religiosos: quince autos sacramentales, dos entremeses y cerca de setenta comedias de costumbres y dramas históricos. En esa época, en que abundaban las obras de teatro y tenían una enorme difusión popular, sus dramas destacaban por su intensidad trágica y sus comedias por su ritmo, sus enredos y su lenguaje... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid

    Indiana University Press 1960; US$ 10.99

    "The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." ?John Crowe Ransom "... a charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses."?Francis... more...

  • The Milliner and the Weaver (NHB Modern Plays)by Marie Jones

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    Henrietta from Belfast and Elspeth from Dublin are unlikely comrades. The Suffragette movement binds them together, but as the question of Home Rule divides Ireland, will national politics tear them apart? A play from the author of Stones in his Pockets , first staged at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010 as part of the Women, Power and Politics season.... more...

  • A Mind Apartby Mark S. Bauer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 19.99

    Preface. Introduction. Poems. Thomas Hoccleve (1368/9-c.1426). from "Hoccleve Remembers His Madness". from "Anxious Thought". Charles d'Orleans (1394-1465). I am Forsaken. Farewell this World. William Dunbar (1460-1520). In Winter. Alexander Barclay (1475-1552). from "Ship of Fools". Anonymous (published 1500). A Song... more...