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- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 47.99
Melodrama is often seen as a blunt aesthetic tool tainted by its reliance on improbable situations, moral binaries, and overwhelming emotion, features that made it a likely ingredient of British imperial propaganda during the late nineteenth century. Yet, through its impact on many late-Victorian genres outside of the theater, melodrama developed... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05
?A land ballot was the means by which Fleur Adcock?s grandparents, immigrants from Manchester during World War I, were able to bid for a piece of native bush on the slopes of Mount Pirongia in the North Island of New Zealand. Their task was to turn this unpromising acreage into a dairy farm. When things didn?t work out as they had hoped much of the... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95
Literary Biography: An Introduction illustrates and accounts for the literary genre that merges historical facts with the conventions of narrative while revealing how the biographical context can enrich the study of canonical authors. Provides up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of issues and controversies in life writing, a rapidly growing... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 28.63
Friederike Schmiga studied English literature, linguistics and philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the University of Edinburgh. Her academic interests include the history of medieval philosophy and English Renaissance literature. She is currently doing research at the Università degli Studi di Bari and the KU Leuven with a doctoral... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 7.29
From literary portrayals of ‘the Jew? as Biblical traitor or Dickensian villain to the very real atrocities of the Holocaust and the conflicts in Israel and Palestine, the plight of the Jewish people throughout history has been as violent and volatile as the animosity towards the religion itself. Two millennia of prejudice, persecution and purges... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 146.00
Modernism, 1910-1945 explores and celebrates the rise and development of Modernist and Avant-Garde literatures and theories of this particular period, from Imagism to the Apocalypse movement. Jane Goldman charts transitions in writing, reading, performing and publishing practices, and in international groupings and re-groupings of writers and artists,... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 16.31
A story of surf, friendship and the long road to adulthood. ''There is a lot to like about this exciting road novel? Imagine Endless Summer as directed by David Lynch. Grant's vivid description of surfing action is awesome; likewise his ability to describe changing landscapes in a few strokes.''. Australian Bookseller & Publisher more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 54.95
This study of the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries also provides an insight into cultural materialist thought. This third edition contains an extensive introduction which argues for the continuing relevance of the tragic aesthetic in today's world. more...