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  • The Doctrine of Election and the Emergence of Elizabethan Tragedyby Martha Tuck Rozett

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    This compelling argument for the link between Calvinism in English religious life and the rise of tragedy on the Elizabethan stage draws on a variety of material, including theological tracts, sermons, and dramatic works beginning with sixteenth-century morality plays and continuing through Marlowe's career and the beginning of Shakespeare's Originally... more...

  • Just Playby Ruby Cohn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    The author ranges through Beckett's drama to analyze his approach to place, time, soliloquy, fiction, and repetition. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback... more...

  • Yeats The Poetby Edward Larrissy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This work addresses Yeats's "antinomies", seeing their origin and structure in his divided Anglo-Irish inheritance and examining the notion of measure. It then explores how this relates to freemasonry, Celticism and Orientalism and looks at the Blakean esoteric language of contrariety and outline which provided Yeats with the vocabulary of self-understanding.... more...

  • English Poetry Since 1940by Neil Corcoran

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Neil Corcoran's book is a major survey and interpretation of modern British poetry since 1940, offering a wealth of insights into poets and their work and placing them in a broader context of poetic dialogue and cultural exchange. The book is organised into five main parts, beginning with a consideration of the late Modernism of T. S. Eliot and W.... more...

  • Fair Girls and Grey Horsesby Christine Pullein-Thompson; Diana Pullein-Thompson; Josephine Pullein-Thompson

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    ‘Are your twins normal?? Mrs Pullein-Thompson was asked. ‘Good God, I hope not,? she retorted. The twins were Diana and Christine who, with their elder sister, Josephine, wrote more than 150 books, which have sold in their millions around the world. Fifty years after the joint publication of their first book, It Began with Picotee... more...

  • War Poetby Jon Stallworthy

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    Jon Stallworthy wrote his first poems during schooldays shadowed by the Second World War and a mother?s memories of a brother and friends killed in the First. He would go on to publish an award-winning biography of Wilfred Owen and to edit the Oxford Book of War Poetry. This book brings together the poems he has written throughout his career in response... more...

  • Wilde Styleby Neil Sammells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This new study of the major prose and plays of Oscar Wilde argues that his dominant aesthetic category is not art but style. It is this major emphasis on style and attitude which helps mark Wilde so graphically as our contemporary. Beginning with a survey of current Wilde criticism, the book demonstrates the way his own critical essays anticipate... more...

  • A Preface to Yeatsby Edward Malins; John Purkis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The first edition, by the late Edward Malins, of this informative guide to the life and works of one of the most important and difficult poets of the 20th century, has now been extensively revised by John Purkis. It begins by providing biographical details on Yeats, with particular emphasis on his education, his appearance and his characteristics.... more...

  • The Poetry of Ted Hughesby Dr. Paul Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This text provides a lucid and accessible introduction to the poetry of Ted Hughes, a major figure in twentieth- century poetry whose work is concerned with the forces of nature and their interaction with the human mind. It is also the first full length study to place Hughes's poetry in the context of significant developments in literary theory that... more...

  • Fall In, Ghostsby Edmund Blunden; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 21.80

    Edmund Blunden (1896–1974) moved among the ghosts of the Great War every day of his long life, having survived the battles of Ypres and the Somme. His classic prose memoir, Undertones of War, and his early edition of Wilfred Owen?s poems were just two examples of the ways in which he sought to convey his war experience, and to keep faith with his... more...