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  • Priestley's Englandby John Baxendale

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    Priestley’s England is the first full-length academic study of J B Priestley - novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the makers of twentieth-century Britain, and one of its sharpest critics. From his scathing analysis of a slump-stricken nation in... more...

  • States of Emergencyby Stephen Morton

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    States of Emergency examines how violent anti-colonial struggles and the legal, military and political techniques employed by colonial governments to contain them have been imagined in literature and law. Through a series of case studies, the book considers how colonial states of exception have been defined and represented in the contexts of Ireland,... more...

  • Samuel Beckettby David Pattie

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 29.95

    Samuel Beckett's work forever changed the concepts of literature and theatre. His work remains a core part of introductory courses on literary history, drama, theatre or performance and also features in more specialist modules such as Modernism or The Absurd. Samuel Beckett is a comprehensive introduction to his life and work as well as an outline... more...

  • Texts Analyzing Literature As Argumentby Petru Golban

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    Golban offers an interdisciplinary perspective involving literary theory, criticism, and literary history which will be useful to scholars and students. The main concern of the book is the British critical discourse which originates in the Renaissance and continues its developmental process until the rise of the formal approach to literature in the... more...

  • The Absence of Warby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Absence of War offers a meditation on the classic problems of leadership, and is the third part of a critically acclaimed trilogy of plays ( Racing Demon , Murmuring Judges ) about British institutions. Its unsparing portrait of a Labour Party torn between past principles and future prosperity, and of a deeply sympathetic leader doomed to... more...

  • The Coast of Utopia Trilogyby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.95

    The Coast of Utopia is an epic but also intimate drama of romantics and revolutionaries in an age of emperors. The three sequential, self-contained plays, Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage, span the lives and loves of a group of Russian friends at home and abroad in the tumultuous years between 1833 and 1866. This new fully revised edition of the trilogy... more...

  • The Cowrie Necklaceby Tikum Mbah Azonga

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 19.95

    The Cowrie Necklace is a graphic account of the struggle for meaning in life. The poems are a carefully woven sizzling and cracking attempt to mirror society. The poet runs a long and wide gamut of poetic themes which include the intricacies of joy and sadness, God and the devil, nature and nurture, good and evil, love, deceit and treachery. The narrative... more...

  • Gates of Goldby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.66

    Conrad and Gabriel are lovers but when Alma arrives to tend the sick Gabriel, their lives are unpicked and remade. Frank McGuinness's powerful, subtle and funny play explores the territory where boundaries of love, devotion and hate coalesce. Gates of Gold premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2002. more...

  • Holstun Pamphlet Warsby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The English Revolution of 1642-60 produced an explosion of stylistically and ideologically diverse pamphlet literature. The essays collected here focus on the prose of this new revolutionary era, and the new public sphere it helped to create. They cover a wide range of topics including the Royalist attack on the Sectarian Babel and the street theatre... more...

  • The Blue End of Starsby Michelle O'Sullivan

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    We'd crossed three bridges to be here . . .' Many of the poems in this enchanting and enchanted first collection are set in the early light of morning, the half-light of evening or the firelight of a damp day. Many occur by water's edge ? quayside, shore or riverbank ? and abound in memorable images: the storm unfolding its rope of cloud, a speaker... more...