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  • Hidden Designs (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathan Crewe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This 1986 study offers a challenging contribution to the on-going critical debate surrounding the English literary Renaissance. Although informed by the ?new historicism? and post-structuralism, Hidden Designs makes a plea for criticism to be practiced in its own name rather than in the name of theory, and opposes the hyper-professionalisation of... more...

  • Look Back in Gender (Routledge Revivals)by Michelene Wandor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In this challenging book, first published in 1987, Michelene Wandor looks at the best-known plays in the thirty years prior to publication, from Look Back in Anger onwards. Wandor investigates the representation of the family and different forms of sexuality in these plays and re-reviews them from a perspective that throws into sharp relief the... 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...

  • Plays of Near & Farby Lord Dunsany

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    "Lord Dunsany" was the pen name of Irish writer Edward Plunkett. A prolific dramatist and short story writer, many credit Dunsany with sparking interest in the then-nascent fantasy genre. This collection brings together several of the most popular works Dunsany produced for the stage. more...

  • Dorothy Wordsworthby Edmund Lee

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    William Wordsworth is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the Western literary canon -- but his sister, Dorothy, was a skilled poet and diarist in her own right, as well, though she never sought the public acclaim that enveloped her brother's career. This fascinating biography probes the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, as well... more...

  • An Enemy of the Peopleby Henrik Ibsen; R. Farquharson Sharp

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People in 1882 as a response to the public outrage over his play Ghosts . Part comedy, part serious drama, the play looks at Dr. Thomas Stockmann's struggle to uphold the truth in the face of intolerance and willful ignorance, as his entire community turns against him. Branded an "Enemy... more...

  • The Defeat of Youthby Aldous Huxley

    The Floating Press 1918; US$ 3.99

    By all accounts, Aldous Huxley was a brilliant and voracious thinker and artist whose creative output knew no literary bounds. This volume gathers some of his best-remembered verse, including the memorable title poem, which is a sequence of 22 thematically interwoven sonnets. more...