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  • The Rose of Toulouseby Fred D'Aguiar

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 11.99

    ‘I should never ask / directions to my childhood’, writes Fred D’Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts – between Britain, Guyana and... more...

  • Poetry By English Womenby R.E. Pritchard

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 10.99

    This comprehensive introductory anthology of poems by forty women writers from Elizabethan to Victorian times includes work by aristocrats and frame-workers, by celebrated figures such as Aphra Behn, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, and by fascinating but hitherto inaccessible poets such as the unaccountably neglected... more...

  • Tales of Gotham Cityby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Tales of Gotham City consists of three groups of poems that were written over a period of seven years, from 1977–83. Ian Wedde says of this collection: When I went 'greedily' looking for meaning among the poems I'd written since about 1977, I found the record of a withdrawal of curiosity, its replacement with a counterpart anger. I'd wanted to... more...

  • Rifled Sanctuariesby Bill Pearson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Pacific Islands began to appear in Western literature soon after European navigators made landfall there. From the first, there was seldom a statement of plain facts. Explorers brought their own viewpoints while editors, poets and novelists went on to interpret and moralise the first accounts. Portraying Pacific peoples as sensual, indolent, childlike... more...

  • Edinburghby David Carroll

    The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world's most famous writers. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott were all natives of the city, with Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, J M Barrie and Samuel Jackson were just a few of those who forged links with what William... more...

  • New and Selected Poemsby Chris Wallace-Crabbe

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 17.99

    This book distils an adult lifetime into the intense magic of poetry. Wallace-Crabbe is a nature poet in the broadest possible sense: his poems, ranging widely in tone and subject-matter, seek above all to convey the richness and variety of our world, his sense that we are ‘inserted headlong into life’ and must make the best of what comes... more...

  • Blood, Class and Empireby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Since the end of the Cold War so-called experts have been predicting the eclipse of America's "special relationship" with Britain. But as events have shown, especially in the wake of 9/11, the political and cultural ties between America and Britain have grown stronger. Blood, Class and Empire examines the dynamics of this relationship, its many... 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...