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  • Essaysby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    British writer and educator Arthur Christopher Benson possessed a wide-ranging intellect and published prodigiously throughout his entire life. This eclectic selection of his most popular essays runs the gamut from literature to philosophy, with some discussion of pedagogy and educational theory along the way. more...

  • Escape and Other Essaysby Arthur Christopher Benson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he struggled with crippling mental illness for much of his adult life, English poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson still managed to produce a vast body of work spanning a number of genres. This collection of critical articles, observations and vignettes touches on a variety of topics, many of which address the question of the role of... more...

  • Margaret Ogilvyby J. M. Barrie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In Margaret Ogilvy, author J. M. Barrie (today best remembered for his enduring children's classic Peter Pan) presents a loving, detailed portrait of his mother. As a child, Margaret had been forced to become the "woman of the house" when she was only eight years old, filling in as the household manager after her own mother's death.... more...

  • Essaysby Francis Bacon

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact of Francis Bacon's work on modern society. As the creator of the scientific method, he paved the way for thousands of important discoveries. In this interesting volume of essays, Bacon takes on topics ranging from travel to family life, offering his unique viewpoint and nuggets of philosophical... more...

  • I, Clodia, and Other Portraitsby Anna Jackson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    By giving Clodia – the ‘Lesbia? of Catullus?s famous love poetry – her own first-person narration, Anna Jackson upends and reinvigorates the beloved classical sequence with biting wit and tender attention. The photographer in the second sequence reads, writes, gives presents and considers the art of portraiture. But who is examining, and who is being... more...

  • Writing the Passionsby David Punter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Writing the Passions is a book of literary criticism, of philosophy and of the politics of modernity. It explores the arguments on the location of feeling in literature; on the fragmentation of the self under the pressure of the passions; of the place of the passions in psychoanalytic practice and theory; and on the notions of multiplicity, soul,... more...

  • All the Best Linesby George Tiffin

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 15.99

    An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present day Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret?they're all here in this collection of 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ("My name is Pussy Galore") and slices of snappy dialogue... more...

  • As Others See Usby Tricia Malley

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    As Others See Us is based on a photographic exhibition from Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie, who together form the renowned partnership broad daylight. Created as part of Homecoming 2009 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth, the exhibition has returned with additional subjects for Homecoming 2014, kicking off with a major... more...

  • Immortal Memoriesby John Cairney

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Immortal Memory remains the centrepiece of the traditional Burns Supper and although that rite might be seen by some to have had its day, the Immortal Memory itself still retains its importance and prestige to Burns lovers all over the world. It is an honour to be invited to present this toast and it is to honour this status and to further respect... more...

  • The Merry Muses of Caledoniaby Robert Burns; James Barke

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.95

    The Merry Muses of Caledonia is among Burns' best known, but least read, work. This collection of bawdy poems, some written by and some collected by Burns, ranges from celebrations of spirited women in Ellibanks, to misogyny in There was twa wives and male fantasy in Nine Inch will please a lady. These engaging poems are not lewd or distasteful... more...