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  • My Boy Jackby David Haig

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The tragic story of how Rudyard Kipling sent his son to his death in the First World War. The year is 1913 and war with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling's determination to send his severely short-sighted son to war triggers a bitter family conflict which leaves Britain's renowned patriot devastated by the warring of his own greatest passions:... more...

  • The Collected Poems 1956 - 1998by Zbigniew Herbert

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    Zbigniew Herbert is one of the outstanding poets of the last century. This exceptional new translation brings together, for the first time in English in one volume, his entire poetic output - from his first book of poems, String of Light , in 1956, to his final volume, previously unpublished in English, Epilogue of the Storm. As Joseph Brodsky... more...

  • The Form of the Unfinishedby Ballachandra Rajan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Distinguishing between the incomplete poem and the unfinished poem, Professor Rajan sees the unfinished poem as remaining in dialogue with its own dissensions. He contributes to current critical debates by showing how the long poem resists assimilation to the forces of both unification and undecidability, finding its significance on the line of engagement... more...

  • A Preface to Oscar Wildeby Anne Varty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    A Preface to Oscar Wilde provides a detailed study of the cultural, personal and political influences that shaped Wilde's writing. The study concentrates primarily on his fiction, critical dialogues and plays that were published between 1890 and 1895, and detailed accounts of Wilde's lesser known works such as his poetry, journalism and letters are... more...

  • Tennysonby REBECCA STOTT

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Alternative approaches have emerged which have radically altered our understanding of Tennyson's poetry and his relationship to the Victorian age. This text covers the most significant areas of new work on Tennyson, effectively linking feminist and gender studies with deconstructive, psychoanalytic and linguistic attention. The Introduction discusses... more...

  • A Preface to H G Wellsby John R. Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    John Hammond offers an introduction to the life and work of H G Wells which is of interest and value to both the student and the general reader.  Although Wells is studied at undergradute level there is no introductory text available as yet, instead students can only consult full length detailed biographies.   John Hammond provides a concise overview... more...

  • Classical Genres and English Poetry (Routledge Revivals)by William H. Race

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this study explains how certain genres created by Classical poets were adapted and sometimes transformed by the poets of the modern world, beginning with the Tudor poets? rediscovery of the Classical heritage. Most of the long-lived poetic genres are discussed, from familiar examples like the hymn, elegy and eulogy, to less... more...

  • British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals)by Marie Mulvey-Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A surprisingly large number of English poets have either belonged to a secret society, or been strongly influenced by its tenets. One of the best known examples is Christopher Smart?s membership of the Freemasons, and the resulting influence of Masonic doctrines on A Song to David . However, many other poets have belonged to, or been influenced by... more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals)by Allan Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind?s ethical motivation and its relationship with the ideas of evolution current in his day. Allan Hunter establishes Conrad?s detailed knowledge of the leading evolutionary arguments of the... more...

  • Loose Cannonsby Christopher Middleton; August Kleinzahler

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    Like his poetry, Middleton?s prose pieces are alive with incongruity, collage, and surprising juxtapositions. more...