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

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 34.00

    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$ 19.07

    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$ 11.83

    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...

  • The Loss Libraryby Ivan Vladislavic

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    Thought-provoking essays on unfinished stories more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnetsby Philip Terry

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 14.51

    Inspired by the flotsam of contemporary culture, Philip Terry transforms Shakespeare's sonnet sequence into a celebration of language unleashed. The results are as disrespectful and anarchic as a cartoon - and as assured in their control of line. Philip Terry, an acclaimed translator of the poetry of Raymond Queneau, plays language games by the rules... more...

  • York Mystery Playsby Richard Beadle; Pamela M. King

    Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 8.99

    This volume is the only paperback to offer the main body of the plays which make up York's famous Corpus Christi cycle. The selection here emphasises the scope of the oldest and best-preserved of the English Mystery cycles, and the modern spelling, detailed notes, and general introduction make the volume particularly useful for both readers and... more...

  • Collected Later Poems 1988-2000by R.S. Thomas

    Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 16.04

    R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) is one of the major poets of our time, as well as one of the finest religious poets in the English language and Wales's greatest poet. This substantial gathering of his late poems shows us the final flowering of a truly great poet still writing at the height of his powers right through his 70s and 80s. It begins with his autobiographical... more...

  • Critics of Capitalismby Elisabeth Jay; Richard Jay

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 51.00

    By the start of the Victorian period the school of British economists acknowledging Adam Smith as its master was in the ascendancy. 'Political Economy', a catch-all title which ignored the diversity of viewpoints to be found amongst the discipline's leading proponents, became associated in the popular mind with moral and political forces held to be... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9by Maxim Jakubowski

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 11.65

    he must-have annual anthology for every crime fiction fan - the year's top new British short stories selected by leading crime critic Maxim Jakubowski. This great annual covers the full range of mystery fiction, from noir and hardboiled crime to ingenious puzzles and amateur sleuthing. This year's volume contains stories by: Peter James, Nick Quantrill,... more...