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  • Lizzie Siddall (NHB Modern Plays)by Jeremy Green

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A gripping historical drama charting one woman's dazzling trajectory from model to lover to artist, to a tragic figure in her own right. London, 1849. Lizzie Siddal is plucked from the obscurity of a bonnet shop to model for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - an intoxicating group of young painters bent on revolutionising the Victorian art world.... more...

  • The Longman Companion to Victorian Fictionby John Sutherland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.99

    With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images... more...

  • Everyman and the Pole Dancersby Lech Mackiewicz

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    A family of three generations is guided through their last hours. With fear, loathing and existential guilt all present in the perverse relationships, can Everyman realign these individuals so warped and deranged? Bizarre and fun yet hideously confronting, will Everyman lure everyone around a pole wherethere is nothing a good dance won’t fix. more...

  • Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascismby Anne Geddes Bailey

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 15.95

    Investigates the troubling relationship between narrative meaning and representations of violence within Timothy Findley?s novels. more...

  • Creating Books for the Young in the New South Africaby Barbara A. Lehman; Jay Heale; Anne Hill

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature has a long history. The country is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the continent, producing perhaps the highest quality literature in Africa. Its traditions resonate within the larger world of children's... more...

  • How to be Dead in a Year of Snakesby Chris Tse

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    In 1905, white supremacist Lionel Terry murdered the Cantonese gold prospector Joe Kum Yung to draw attention to his crusade to rid New Zealand of Chinese and other East Asian immigrants. Chris Tse uses this story and its reenactment for a documentary a hundred years later to reflect on the experiences of Chinese migrants of the period, their... more...

  • African Literatures in Englishby Gareth Griffiths

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions. more...

  • Being the Body of Christby Chris Mounsey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The book explores the preoccupation of key twentieth-century English writers with theology and sexuality and how the Anglican Church has responded and continues to respond to the issue of homosexuality. Analysing the work of Oscar Wilde, E. F. Benson, Edward Carpenter, Jeanette Winterson, and Alan Hollingshurst, the book explores the literary tradition... more...

  • Modernist Fictionby Randall Stevenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    In the revised edition of this popular text, Randall Stevenson has expanded, re-emphasised and amended his work to make it even more relevant to today's student studying the Modernist period in literature. The book covers a wide range of modernist novelists and novels, and also provides an invaluable guide to key developments in the genre. Stevenson... more...

  • Nice Tryby Shane Maloney

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Third Murray Whelan Adventure When Murray Whelan, lovelorn political minder and part-time fitness fanatic, is recruited to massage Australia's bid for the Olympics he has no idea how tough the going will get. Not even the sight of the gorgeous Holly Deloite in her taut blue leotard at the City Club can stop him diving head first into trouble.... more...