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  • The Theatre of Civilized Excessby Anja Muller-Wood

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 63.00

    Jacobean tragedy is typically seen as translating a general dissatisfaction with the first Stuart monarch and his court into acts of calculated recklessness and cynical brutality. Drawing on theoretical influences from social history, psychoanalysis and the study of discourses, this innovative book proposes an alternative perspective: Jacobean tragedy... more...

  • Lord of the Fliesby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    In this adventure story about a group of schoolboys stranded on a deserted island, William Golding explores the dark side of humanity and the savagery that surfaces when social structure is broken down, and rules, ideals, and values are lost. Featuring an annotated bibliography, introduction by master scholar Harold Bloom, and a listing of other works... more...

  • Plays of Oscar Wildeby Oscar Wilde

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    This Vintage edition of The Plays_of Oscar Wilde contains the plays that made Wilde one of the most important dramatists of his time, including The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the great works of modern literature. Oscar Wilde's plays demonstrate once again why their author must be seen as both an inaugurator and a master of modernism. In his... more...

  • The Theatre of Tom Stoppardby Anthony Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Addressed to the enthusiastic theatregoer as well as to students of contemporary theatre, this new edition includes a fresh chapter on Hapgood. Anthony Jenkins is an actor and director as well as a teacher of drama, and this refreshing perspective informs his writing. He is interested in how Stoppard's plays work in the theatre (and on radio and television),... more...

  • The Duncan Campbell Scott Symposiumby K. P. Stich

    University of Ottawa Press 1980; US$ 9.99

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  • The Mythic Fantasy of Robert Holdstockby Donald E. Morse; Kálmán Matolcsy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Robert Holdstock was a prolific writer whose oeuvre included horror, fantasy, mystery and the novelization of films, often published under pseudonyms. These twelve critical essays explore Holdstock's varied output by displaying his works against the backdrop of folk and fairy tales, dissecting their spatiotemporal order, and examining them as psychic... more...

  • Aldous Huxleyby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 54.00

    -- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. Prophetic and unsparing, Huxley's Brave New World continues to warn us against the dangers... more...

  • Doris Lessingby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 54.00

    - Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to contemporary writers- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom more...

  • The Madness of George IIIby Alan Bennett

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    George III's behaviour has often been odd, but now he is deranged, with rumours circulating that he has even addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia. Doctors are brought in, the government wavers and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Alan Bennett's play explores the court of a mad king, and the fearful treatments he was forced... more...

  • Seasonal Suicide Notesby Roger Lewis

    Short Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    ‘The most brilliantly funny and genuinely thought-provoking book of the year.’ Sunday Times For some years, the biographer Roger Lewis has been entertaining his friends with an annual letter, in which he records details of the joys and frustrations of his life as it is actually lived. Updated with a new section for spring, this ‘cult... more...