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  • Joyce's Ghostsby Luke Gibbons

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    For decades, James Joyce?s modernism has overshadowed his Irishness, as his self-imposed exile and association with the high modernism of Europe?s urban centers has led critics to see him almost exclusively as a cosmopolitan figure. In Joyce?s Ghosts , Luke Gibbons mounts a powerful argument that this view is mistaken: Joyce?s Irishness is intrinsic... more...

  • Bond on Bondby Roger Moore

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 10.99

    While there have been many actors who have taken on the coveted role of James Bond, the most renowned 007 ? and the one with the most panache and charisma ? is undoubtedly Sir Roger Moore, KBE.To celebrate the film franchise's wonderful heritage, Roger Moore has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a wonderfully witty account... more...

  • The Plague Dogsby Richard Adams

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 14.99

    Two dogs escape from an experimental research lab in the Lake District, where they have been horribly tortured and mistreated in the name if science. As they run for their lives on the hard fells they attempt to survive wild and free. But the hunt in on... more...

  • Winifred Holtby's Social Visionby Lisa Regan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Winifred Holtby (1898?1935) is best-known today for her friendship with fellow feminist and pacifist Vera Brittain and for her last novel, South Riding. This is the first monograph to provide a literary criticism of Holtby?s social philosophy and presents in-depth readings of all her major works as well as some of her less well-known writing. more...

  • Wordsworth's Poetic Collections, Supplementary Writing and Parodic Receptionby Brian R Bates

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Wordsworth?s process of revision, his organization of poetic volumes and his supplementary writings are often seen as distinct from his poetic composition. Bates asserts that an analysis of these supplementary writings and paratexts are necessary to a full understanding of Wordsworth?s poetry. more...

  • John Buchan and the Idea of Modernityby Kate Macdonald; Nathan Waddell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Considered a quintessentially 'popular' author, John Buchan was a writer of fiction, journalism, philosophy and Scottish history. By examining his engagement with empire, psychoanalysis and propaganda, the contributors to this volume place Buchan at the centre of the debate between popular culture and the modernist elite. more...

  • Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanismby Lena Halldenius

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Mary Wollstonecraft is a writer whose work continues to provoke scholarly debate. Halldenius explores Wollstonecraft?s political philosophy, focusing on her treatment of republicanism and independence, to propose a new way of reading her work ? that of a ?feminist republican?. more...

  • The Lesbian Muse and Poetic Identity, 1889?1930by Sarah Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Throughout history the poetic muse has tended to be (a passive) female and the poet male. This dynamic caused problems for late Victorian and twentieth-century women poets; how could the muse be reclaimed and moved on from the passive role of old? Parker looks at? fin-de-siècle ?and modernist lyric poets to investigate how they overcame these challenges... more...

  • New Selected Poemsby Shuntaro Tanikawa; William I. Elliott; Kazuo Kawamura

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 15.90

    Shuntaro Tanikawa is the most inventive modern Japanese poet. Since his first book Two Billion Light Years of Solitude appeared in 1952, aged twenty-one, Tanikawa has contributed more to the development of a progressive post-War Japanese poetics than any other writer. His first Collected Poems, published in 1968, met both popular success and critical... more...

  • Derek Attridge in Conversationby Derek Attridge

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    This volume of conversation not only provides a succinct philosophical biography that highlights the wide range of Attridge?s interests, but also foregrounds his energetic engagements with literary theory, poetics, and stylistics, as well as his reassessments of contemporary philosophy and literary ideas, specifically those pertaining to the work... more...