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  • London in Poetry and Proseby Anna Adams; Neil Pittaway

    Enitharmon Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    This anthology is a celebration of the city of London: ‘Noisy, stimulating, deadening, filthy, mysterious, tolerant, racist, crime-ridden, saint-haunted, ancient, up-to-the-minute, oppressive, liberating, crowded, lonely, addictive, and green-and-gardened, London is a microcosm of the World.’ These words, from Anna Adams’ Foreword, give a taste of... 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...

  • Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empireby Paula M. Krebs

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 33.00

    An examination of the impact of ideas of race and gender on late Victorian imperialism. more...

  • In Byron's Shadowby David Roessel

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    Modern Greece, constructed by the early nineteenth-century ideals and ideas associated with Byron, has been "haunted, holy ground" in English and American literature for almost two centuries. In Byron's Shadow analyzes how authors employ ideas about romantic nationalism, gender politics, shifts in cultural constructions, and literary experimentation... more...

  • The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verseby Alan Parker; Mark Willhardt

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 45.95

    Both male and female poets cross the gender line: men assume a female voice and women a male voice. The Routledge Anthology of Cross-Gendered Verse is a fascinating collection of such poems, beginning in the age of Chaucer and working its way through to the present day. Together these poems offer a unique collection of masks, personae and voices,... more...

  • Selected Essays of John Bergerby John Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    The writing career of Booker Prize winner John Berger–poet, storyteller, playwright, and essayist–has yielded some of the most original and compelling examinations of art and life of the past half century. In this essential volume, Geoff Dyer has brought together a rich selection of many of Berger’s seminal essays. Berger’s insights make it... more...

  • Women and Literature in Britain, 1500–1700by Helen Wilcox

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 37.00

    First comprehensive introduction to women's role in, and access to, literary culture in early modern Britain. more...

  • Flora Poeticaby Sarah Maguire

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    This beautiful anthology brings together over 250 poems about flowers, plants and trees from eight centuries of writing in English, creating a rich bouquet of intriguing juxtapositions. Fourteenth-century lyrics sit next to poems of the twenty-first century; celebrations of plants native to the English soil share the volume with more exotic plant... more...

  • William McGonagallby Chris Hunt

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 11.99

    William McGonagall was born in Edinburgh in 1830. His father was a poor hand-loom weaver, and his work took his family to Glasgow, then to Dundee. William attended school for eighteen months before the age of seven, and received no further formal education. Later, as a mill worker, he used to read books in the evening, taking great interest in Shakespeare's... more...

  • Über die Sprache und Weisheit der Indierby Friedrich Schlegel; E.F.K. Koerner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1977; US$ 165.00

    This volume presents a fac simile edition of Friedrich Schlegel’s Über die Sprache und Weisheit der Indier. Ein Beitrag zur Begründung der Altertumskunde (Heidelberg, 1808). It is preceded by an introductory article by Sebastiano Timpanaro ‘Friedrich Schlegel and the beginnings of Indo-European linguistics in Germany’. more...