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  • Gilgameshby Derrek Hines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.00

    In his thrillingly contemporary retelling of the world?s oldest epic, award-winning poet Derrek Hines brings us as close as we may ever come to re-creating the power it had over its original listeners more than four thousand years ago in the ancient Near East. Gilgamesh, the semi-divine ruler of Uruk, is a larger-than-life bully and abuser of his... more...

  • The Road to Meccaby Athol Fugard

    Theatre Communications Group 1993; US$ 12.95

    A South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow. more...

  • Pleasure Boundby Opal Carew

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Opal Carew has been hailed as a goddess of sensuality who brings every woman's most decadent fantasies to life.  In this scorching new novel, she dares to push the limits farther than ever--and the results will singe your senses... When Marie meets Zeke?a tattooed, motorcycle-riding bad boy with a body built for sin?she?s swept up in a torrid... more...

  • Caribbean Literature in Englishby Louis James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    Caribbean Literature in English places its subject in its precise regional context. The `Caribbean', generally considered as one area, is highly discrete in its topography, race and languages, including mainland Guyana, the Atlantic island of Barbados, the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, and Jamaica, whose size and history gave it an early sense of separate... more...

  • Victorian CSIby William A Guy; David Ferrier; William R Smith

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The first edition of William A Guy's Principles of Forensic Medicine was published at the start of Victoria's reign; the final edition, from which these selections derive, was published towards the end, just a few years after the Whitechapel horrors has pushed the emerging science to the forefront of the public's consciousness. With this guide in... more...

  • Nadine Gordimer (Routledge Revivals)by Judie Newman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    International in her appeal, Nadine Gordimer is an original and accomplished novelist whose works have found literary and popular recognition. In this critical study, first published in 1988 and the first by a woman, Judie Newman discusses Gordimer?s novels, including A Sport of Nature . Gordimer?s writing is both political committed and formally... more...

  • Reading Fin de Siècle Fictionsby LYN PYKETT

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The fin de siècle, the period 1880-1914, long associated with decadence and with the literary movements of aestheticism and symbolism, has received renewed critical interest recently. The essays in this volume form a valuable introduction to fin de siècle cultural studies and provide a commentary on important aspects of current critical debate and... more...

  • English Novel, Vol I, Theby Richard W. F. Kroll

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The English Novel, Volume I:1700 to Fielding collects a series of previously-published essays on the early eighteenth-century novel in a single volume, reflecting the proliferation of theoretical approaches since the 1970s. The novel has been the object of some of the most exciting and important critical speculations, and the eighteenth-century novel... more...

  • V. S. Naipaul (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, Peter Hughes explores the work of V. S. Naipaul, and the interplay of fictional and non-fictional patters in what is his obsessive vision of human life. Hughes shows how Naipaul?s narratives pair off histories and novels, travel-writing and psycho-biography, reinforcing one another and Naipaul?s vision of ?a world undoing... more...

  • Private and Fictional Words (Routledge Revivals)by Coral Ann Howells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era. Coral Ann Howells argues that Canadian women?s fiction throughout... more...