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- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 155.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...