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  • The Jackdaw in the Jacarandaby Justin Gosling

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 2.90

    The jackdaw in the jacaranda mused on times gone by, but could not understand the causes, nor see the reason why. Like the jackdaw, in his collection of poetry Justin Gosling muses on times gone by, tackling the subject of getting older, while looking at the world around him with a mixture of wit and nostalgia. Drawing inspiration from literature... more...

  • Scotland Plays (NHB Modern Plays)by Various; Philip Howard

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    A collection of seven plays by Scottish writers, selected and introduced by Philip Howard, artistic director of Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre. A companion volume to the earlier Scot-Free . Contains: Wormwood by Catherine Czerkawska Depicts a family caught up in the Chernobyl disaster. Brothers of Thunder by Ann Marie Di Mambro A young,... more...

  • My Heart's a Suitcase (NHB Modern Plays)by Clare McIntyre

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    The play that won Clare McIntyre the Evening Standard and Critics Circle awards for Most Promising Playwright. 'an unsentimental but sympathetic portrayal of women trying to make sense of their place in a threatening and intrusive world.' David Edgar, The Guardian 'a fiercely modern parable of modern materialism – set in a grand, empty... more...

  • The Postcolonial Jane Austenby You-Me Park; Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    This volume offers a unique contribution to both postcolonial studies and Austen scholarship by: * examining the texts to illumine nineteenth century attitudes to colonialism and the expanding Empire * revealing a new range of interpretations of Austen's work, each shaped by the critic's particular context * exploring the ways in which the study... more...

  • Entangled Voicesby Frederick J. Ruf

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    In this book, Ruf tries to understand how the concepts of "voice" and "genre" function in texts, especially religious texts. To this end, he joins literary theorists in the discussion about "narrative." Ruf rejects the idea of genre as a fixed historical form that serves as a template for readers and writers; instead, he suggests that we imagine... more...

  • Answerable Styleby Arnold Stein

    University of Minnesota Press 1953; US$ 67.50

    Answerable Style was first published in 1953. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. By the use of both new and traditional techniques of critical analysis, Arnold Stein presents in this volume of six... more...

  • Sir Thomas Browneby William P. Dunn

    University of Minnesota Press 1950; US$ 67.50

    This original and perceptive study of the writings of the great seventeenth-century author of Religio Medici offers the general reader a view of the intellectual world of Browne’s time, and for the special student of the period provides a more extended ex more...

  • Manuscript Poems of A.E. Housmanby Tom Burns Haber

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50

    Poetry lovers everywhere, and devotees of A. E. Housman in particular, will recognize a major literary event in the publication of this volume, for it makes available for the first time some 800 lines of hitherto unpublished poetry by the well-loved autho more...

  • Margaret Ogilvyby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter. ************. On the day I was born we bought six hair-bottomed chairs, and in our little house it was an event, the first great victory in a woman''s long campaign; how they had been laboured for, the pound-... more...

  • Tommy and Grizelby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography and illustrations. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter and illustration. ************. O.P. Pym, the colossal Pym, that vast and rolling figure, who never knew what he was to write about until he dipped grandly, an author in such demand that on the foggy... more...