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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) is remembered best for his sharp wit, his comedic plays and for his contribution to aestheticism and decadence. In this collection of essays, however, Wilde writes predominantly on socialism, anarchy and libertarianism. He believed in these passionately and was influenced among others by William Morris and John Ruskin. more...
- The Floating Press 1912; US$ 3.99
A Personal Record is writer Joseph Conrad's autobiography. The writing is lyrical and atmospheric and commonly believed to be somewhat embellished. It does, however, give great insight into his Polish childhood, his sailing adventures and his aspirations in the eyes of the British public. It also documents the process of writing Almayer's Folly... more...
- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 4.99
Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of the Victorian era. He was also a notorious supporter of the decadence and aesthetic movements, eventually jailed for having a young male lover. His name remains a by-word for social commentary by sharp wit. Intentions is a collection of critical essays by Wilde including The Critic as artist,... more...
- 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...
- Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 46.40
Im Oktober 1911 gingen bildungsbürgerliche Sozialreformer in die Arbeiterviertel im Osten Berlins: eine soziale Mission, in deren Mittelpunkt das Kennenlernen der Menschen und Verhältnisse im "dunklen Berlin" stand. Sie wurde für ihre Teilnehmer zu einer "Schule des wirklichen Lebens", in der sie Erfahrungen nachholen konnten, die... more...
- University of Delaware 2014; US$ 94.99
This book explores representations of the individualistic character in drama, Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean, and some of the Renaissance ideas allowing for and informing them. Setting aside Shakespearean exceptionalism, the study reads a wide variety of plays to explain how intellectual context could allow for such characterization. more...
- John Blake 2014; US$ 18.99
With two collections of his verse written during World War I, Siegfried Sassoon established himself among the greatest of the war poets. Beyond that, the memoirs of his service with the Royal Welch Fusiliers on the Western Front, beginning with Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man , rank perhaps as highly as his poetry, and have done much to shape our modern... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
Fast, wild and farcically funny, Lucy Kirkwood's first full-length play is a disturbing vision of a dystopian future. Sometime in the 21st Century, England is dissolving into the sea. Amidst the chaos, one man clings to his traditional British values and his love of meat. For Londoner Saul Everard, his butchers shop is an empire that he will... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57
A thrilling tale of altruism, greed, and the search for a way to belong. When a British couple are seized by Somali pirates, an East London taxi driver decides to rescue them. Meeting disbelief with determination, he dismisses the fears of his wife and flies out to negotiate their release. Speeding from the banks of the Thames to the now unfamiliar... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 112.00
The Modernist fascination with the visual is not only palpable in the development of media and the visual arts, but it becomes a central concern in literature. Modernist texts, particularly the works of Virginia Woolf, turn towards vision to explore new ways of seeing and aesthetic experience. Her novels experiment with phenomena of vision that not... more...