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  • Out of Boundsby Jackie Kay; James Procter; Gemma Robinson

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 15.97

    From Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight, Out of Bounds is a newly charted map of Britain as viewed by its black and Asian poets. It takes the reader on a riveting, sensory journey through Scotland, England and Wales, showing the whole country from a fresh perspective. This extensive and ground-breaking anthology – with its sudden forks in the road, and... more...

  • Cruising Alongby Christian Lamb

    Bene Factum Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    A charming and witty personal memoir of one woman's sea-faring adventures over the course of 80 years Sea cruises are embedded in Christian Lamb's DNA. Having an insatiable spirit of adventure and also a highly inquisitive mind most of her trips were for a distinct purpose rather than just lying hedonistically on a deckchair in the sun. Sometimes... more...

  • A Scottish Ballad Book (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The popular appeal of the ballad is perennial, and few literary genres give so much pleasure to so many kinds of people. This anthology, first published in 1973, is drawn from the richest ballad tradition in Britain, that of the Northeast of Scotland. It provides a fresh and original choice of songs that ranges from the old ballads like ?Gil Brenton?... 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 1999; US$ 32.00

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

  • 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...

  • 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...