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  • ‘Isn't All This Bloody?'by Trevor Royle

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 10.19

    As in the rest of Britain, the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 was met in Scotland with excitement and relief. In the field of literature too, the initial response was positive. Kailyard fiction and the Celtic Twilight were left behind as artless verses, patriotic articles and short stories flooded into print. But as the war progressed things changed... more...

  • Fatherhood, Authority, and British Reading Culture, 1831-1907by Melissa Shields Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In analyzing the evolution of patriarchal authority in nineteenth-century culture, Melissa Shields Jenkins argues that Victorian novelists found new models within non-narrative forms such as conduct books, biography, religious manuals, political speeches and professional writing in the fields of history and science. Jenkins’s book contributes... more...

  • Hell-Bent: Australia's leap into the Great Warby Douglas Newton

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    Most histories of Australia?s Great War rush their readers into the trenches. This history is very different. For the first time, it examines events closely, even hour-by-hour, in both Britain and Australia during the last days of peace in July?August 1914. London?s choice for war was a very close-run thing. At the height of the diplomatic crisis... more...

  • Literature and the Glocal Cityby Ana María Fraile-Marcos

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The modern city is a space that can simultaneously represent the principles of its homeland alongside its own unique blend of the cultures that intermingle within its city limits. This book makes an intervention in Canadian literary criticism by foregrounding both ?globalism,? which is increasingly perceived as the state-of-the-art literary paradigm,... more...

  • Twentieth Century Crime Fictionby Gill Plain

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Realism and Power (Routledge Revivals)by Alison Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1990, this study focuses on the subversive techniques of British postmodernist fiction and examines its challenge to Realist traditions, and the liberal humanist ideology behind it. Exploring the concept of literary postmodernism, and the strategies and philosophies to which it has given rise, Alison Lee investigates how they are... more...

  • Oxford Poets 2013: An Anthologyby Iain Galbraith; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 20.99

    The latest anthology in a renowned series that has featured writers such as Charles Tomlinson, Rebecca Elson, and the Nobel Prize?winning Joseph Brodsky, Oxford Poets 2013 includes 19 poets whose work is marked by wit, imagination, and thematic range. The collection celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of new writing today and includes poets Gregor... more...

  • Earth Hourby David Malouf

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    A breathtaking new volume of poetry from an Australian literary icon, David Malouf?s first full volume of poetry since Typewriter Music once again shows us why he is one of Australia?s most enduring and respected writers. Earth Hour comes to rest at the perfect, still moment of ?silence, following talk? after its exploration of memory, imagination,... 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...

  • Novels of Botswana in English, 1930-2006by Mary S. Lederer

    African Heritage Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Mary Lederer provides a valuable critical/historical survey of the genesis and development of the English novel in Botswana. This book comes as a timely correction of the notion that Botswana has no sustained fiction written in English, thus filling a gap that has existed for a long time in the literature of that country. more...