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  • The Poets' Cornerby John Lithgow

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in... more...

  • The Wind Up Lettersby MArk Hebblewhite

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2007; US$ 12.99

    From a man with far too much time on his hands comes this collection of barmy correspondence, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of even the most dedicated customer services assistant. Whether he?s appealing to the British Lubrication Federation for advice on resolving his catflap predicament or making an enthusiastic request to Tiffany & Co... more...

  • Selected Essays of John Bergerby John Berger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00

    The writing career of 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 impossible to look at a painting,... more...

  • Shaggy Musesby Maureen Adams

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95

    ?You?ll call this sentimental?perhaps?but then a dog somehow represents the private side of life, the play side,? Virginia Woolf confessed to a friend. And it is this private, playful side, the richness and power of the bond between five great women writers and their dogs, that Maureen Adams celebrates in this deeply engaging book. In Shaggy Muses,... more...

  • Travel Writing 1700-1830by Elizabeth A. Bohls; Ian Duncan

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    By the end of the eighteenth century, British travellers had fanned out to every corner of the world, driven by widely varying motives: scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and of encounters with strange... more...

  • The Oxford Shakespeareby William Shakespeare; Stanley Wells; Gary Taylor; William Montgomery

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 29.99

    A compact edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare. It combines impeccable scholarship with beautifully written editorial material and a user-friendly layout of the text. Also included is a foreword, list of contents, general introduction, essay on language, contemporary allusions to Shakespeare, glossary, consolidated bibliography and... more...

  • A Mind Apartby Mark S. Bauer

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Reading the Nation in English Literatureby Elizabeth Sauer; Julia M. Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95

    This volume contains primary materials and introductory essays on the historical, critical and theoretical study of "national literature", focusing on the years 1550 ? 1850 and the impact of ideas of nationhood from this period on contemporary literature and culture. more...

  • Revolutions in Taste, 1773-1818by Fiona Price

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    In her wide-ranging study of women's prose writing during the Romantic period, Fiona Price shows that Joanna Baillie, Anna Letitia Barbauld, Frances Burney, and many others not only shaped and informed the aesthetics of Romanticism but did so by using undervalued genres such as the romance and gothic novel. Price's reassessment of their significance,... more...

  • The Glenbuchat Balladsby David Buchan; James Moreira; Robert Scott

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 60.00

    Sometime in the early nineteenth century, most likely in the year 1818, the Reverend Robert Scott, minister of the parish of Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, compiled a collection of traditional ballads that until now has not been published. Most of the ballad collections produced during the Scottish Romantic Revival were eventually anthologized... more...