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- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 43.00
Het blijkt dat de carnavalstekst een centrale rol speelde in het dagelijkse leven van alle lagen van de bevolking van de laatmiddeleeuwse stad. Deze teksten zijn het repertoire van de carnavalsvieringen, spectaculaire omgangen, blijde inkomsten van vorsten, schuttersfeesten en festivals van rederijkers. Ze zorgen voor verstrooiing en leveren stof voor... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Based on an episode in Henry James's life, the captivating story of a young heroine with ambitions and desires beyond her time. By the start of the Civil War, Emily Hudson has lost her entire family to consumption. Wholly dependent upon her puritanical uncle, Emily forms a close bond with her ailing cousin, William, an ambitious young writer.... more...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99
FROM ONE OF BRITAIN?S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER , A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART? A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST In this poignant memoir of his parents? marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen... more...
- Soho Press 2010; US$ 25.00
The scion of the Colvilles, who are wealthy wine merchants, is about to marry the daughter of the even grander Nash family. Immediately after the nuptials, the bridegroom?s uncle Cosmo is found clutching a gun, having apparently killed his own brother. He refuses to give any explanation, even to his solicitor, who retains Lord Francis Powerscourt to... more...
- Soho Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop?s questioner?his investigator. Nanty and Danny were rivals for the affection of Agnes, the apothecary?s daughter. Danny dies, apparently of poisoning, after drinking from his friend?s flask. But what was the poison? Is Nanty guilty? Then more murders ensue, and Gil?s wife, Alys, joins the investigation. From the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 44.00
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...