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  • Selected Essaysby Virginia Woolf; David Bradshaw

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 8.95

    A good essay must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in, not out.'According to Virginia Woolf, the goal of the essay 'is simply that it should give pleasure...It should lay us under a spell with its first word, and we should only wake, refreshed, with its last.' One of the best practitioners of the art she... more...

  • How the Writings of William Morris Shaped the Literary Style of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeatsby Eleonora Sasso

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This text is the first to examine the influence of William Morris on the artistic, literary, and ideological styles of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats. This book focuses on a selection of Morris’ writings and situates them in the fields of art, culture, and society. Through Roland Barthes’ approach to interpreting text, Sasso demonstrates... more...

  • Lines of Resistanceby Adrian Grafe; Jessica Stephens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Resistance is a key concept for understanding the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, and for approaching the poetry of the period. This collection of 15 critical essays explores how poetry and resistance interact, set against a philosophical, historical and cultural background. In the light of the upheavals of the age, and the changing perception... more...

  • An Almost English Lifeby Miriam Gross

    Short Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    A sparklingly witty memoir, which takes us on a seductive journey from wartime Jerusalem to the heart of Fleet Street, providing a riveting outsider s view of English cultural life. Miriam Gross tells her story in a series of vivid vignettes life as an only child of ambitious parents in Jerusalem; her bohemian school days at the progressive Dartington... more...

  • William Morrisby Arthur Clutton-Brock

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Through his eclecticism, William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the most emblematic personalities of the nineteenth century. Painter, architect, poet and engineer, wielding the quill as well as the brush, he jolted Victorian society by discarding standards established by triumphant industry. His commitment to the writing of the Socialist Manifesto was... more...

  • William Morrisby Arthur Clutton-Brock

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Seine eklektische Art machte William Morris (1834-1896) zu einem der eigenwilligsten und einflussreichsten Künstler des 19. Jahrhunderts. Er war gleichzeitig Maler, Architekt, Dichter, Kunstgewerbler, Ingenieur und Drucker und verstand es, den Federkiel genau so gut handzuhaben wie den Pinsel. Er brüskierte die viktorianische Gesellschaft mit ihrem... more...

  • Inside Outsideby Andrew Riemer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Andrew Riemer's masterful account of the changes in Australian society in the years after World War II, as experienced by the author and his family after leaving Hungary. more...

  • The Search for Anne Perryby Joanne Drayton

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 15.99

    Until 1994, the world knew Anne Perry as the writer of bestselling crime fiction at the peak of her writing career. But following the release of Peter Jackson?s film Heavenly Creatures , about the sensational 1954 Parker-Hulme murders, came the shocking revelation that Anne Perry began life as Juliet Hulme, the teenager jointly convicted of murdering... more...

  • The Sister Fidelma Mysteriesby Edward J. Rielly; David Robert Wooten

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This is a collection of new essays on Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma novels, which feature Sister Fidelma's attempts to solve a wide range of crimes, often murders that occur under especially mysterious conditions. The novels, set mainly in 7th century Ireland, also include a great deal of history, which is not surprising given that the author... more...

  • Selected Poemsby A. D. Hope

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    An important collection of poetry from one of Australia's greatest poets. more...