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- UPF 2010; US$ 69.95
Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce offers a fresh look at these two modernist writers, revealing how their rejection of organized religion and the colonial presence in their native countries allowed them to destabilize traditional notions of power, colonialism, and individual freedom in their texts. more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.94
Literary biography is an endlessly fascinating form, not least because of the fierce controversies that attend the question of how much of a writer's real life ought to be related to readers. Ian Hamilton, a first-rate biographer who encountering his share of adversity in writing the life of J.D. Salinger, is the perfect chronicler of such controversies... more...
- University of Delaware Press 2010; US$ 84.99
Beginning with the ascent of James I and ending with the 1701 Act of Settlement, Familial Forms: Politics and Genealogy of Seventeenth-Century English Literature is the first study to offer a comprehensive reading of literary engagements with the epistemological and political questions of family surrounding the crises of succession that defined this... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 25.58
From Treasure Island to Trainspotting , Scotland's rich literary tradition has influenced writing across centuries and cultures far beyond its borders. Here, for the first time, is a single volume presenting the glories of fifteen centuries of Scottish literature. In Scotland's Books poet Robert Crawford tells the story of Scottish writing... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00
Examines the human fascination with sudden events, such as shocks, surprises, love, gods, ghosts, accidents, explosions and revelations. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00
Through one outstanding family, these multidisciplinary essays demonstrate the modernising power of religious Dissent across the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 23.63
When Michael Donaghy died in 2004 - unexpectedly at the tragically young age of 50, of a brain aneurism - the world lost one of its best-loved poets. Michael was not only a brilliant, prize-laden poet and performer of his own work, but a great teacher and inspirer of others. We have been delighted to discover, upon going through his archive, that in... more...