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  • On Natureby Edward Hoagland

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Annie Dillard observes "The best of Edward Hoagland is the best in the land." Now, in a beautiful new hardcover edition, signed by the author, and including new material, comes the best observations on nature by the finest essayist of our time. more...

  • Nightwatchman (NHB Modern Plays)by Prasanna Puwanarajah

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    A British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for the innings of her life for England against Sri Lanka at Lord's. Facing a relentless bowling machine she challenges our preconceptions of politi, sport and national pride as harshly as she challenges her own. 'marvellously incisive' - Independent 'should be compulsory viewing for anyone interested... more...

  • Edgar & Annabel (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    A young couple prepare dinner - but something isn't right. In a city not so different from our own capital, a group of freedom fighters attempts to stand up to an Orwellian establishment in increasingly perilous circumstances. The story that unfolds brings into question relationships, identities and the nature of reality itself' 'Holcroft plunges... more...

  • But the Irish Sea Betwixt Usby Andrew Murphy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    At the rise of the Tudor age, England began to form a national identity. With that sense of self came the beginnings of the colonialist notion of the "other"" Ireland, however, proved a most difficult other because it was so closely linked, both culturally and geographically, to England. Ireland's colonial position was especially complex because of... more...

  • 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...

  • The Presence of Pessoaby George Monteiro

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Fernando Pessoa (1888--1935) is perhaps the most engaging of the great Western modernists of this century. Born in Portugal but raised and educated in southern Africa, Pessoa wrote poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. George Monteiro provides refreshingly new interpretations of Pessoa's Mensagem ( Message ) and the modernist novella 0 Banqueiro... more...

  • Supplement to the Index of Middle English Verseby Rossell Hope Robbins; John L. Cutler

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Rossell Hope Robbins collaborated with Carleton Brown in the publishing of the Index of Middle English Verse in 1943. With John L. Cutler, associate professor of English in the University of Kentucky, he has now compiled a supplement to the Index incorporating those texts published since 1943. At the same time, the two have completely revised... more...

  • The Greatest Needby Jasmine Donahaye

    Honno Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    The first full biography of Lily Tobias (1887-1984) a Jewish writer from Wales: a courageous, idealistic woman who wrote compellingly about Jewish life and experience in the 20th century. Lily Tobias wrote four novels, and a collection of short stories and the first dramatization for the stage of Daniel Deronda. Her fiction was always topical and drew... more...

  • Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890sby Karl Beckson

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    The Aesthetic and Decadent Movement of the late 19th century spawned the idea of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic standards and shocked the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's study, "The Renaissance to Salome, the truly decadent collaboration between Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has chosen a full spectrum of works that chronicle... more...

  • Contemporary Black British Playwrightsby Lynette Goddard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book examines the socio-political and theatrical conditions that heralded the shift from the margins to the mainstream for black British Writers, through analysis of the social issues portrayed in plays by Kwame Kwei-Armah, debbie tucker green, Roy Williams, and Bola Agbaje. more...