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  • Scotland's Booksby Robert Crawford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    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...

  • The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literatureby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 17.85

    The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature is the most comprehensive reference guide to Scotland's literature, covering a period from the earliest times to the early 1990s. It includes over 600 essays on the lives and works of the principal poets, novelists, dramatists critics and men and women of letters who have written in English, Scots or... more...

  • The Common Pursuitby F. R. Leavis

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.40

    F. R. Leavis was the chief editor of Scrutiny , which between 1932 and 1953 had some claim on being the most influential literary journal in the English-speaking world. The Common Pursuit is a selection of Leavis's essays from Scrutiny , including his robust defence of Milton against T. S. Eliot, his deeply-felt engagement with Shakespeare,... more...

  • The Art of Eloquenceby Matthew Bevis

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    In the course of these fifty years we have become a nation of public speakers. Everyone speaks now. We are now more than ever a debating, that is, a Parliamentary people' (The Times, 1873).The Art of Eloquence considers how Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce responded to this 'Parliamentary people', and examines the ways in which they... more...

  • Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Coughby MD John J. Ross

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    The doctor suddenly appeared beside Will, startling him. He was sleek and prosperous, with a dainty goatee. Though he smiled reassuringly, the poet noticed that he kept a safe distance. In a soothing, urbane voice, the physician explained the treatment: stewed prunes to evacuate the bowels; succulent meats to ease digestion; cinnabar and the sweating... more...

  • Time of Beauty, Time of Fearby James Holt McGavran

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 39.95

      It is now two and a half centuries since Jean-Jacques Rousseau first wrote so evocatively of natural man in Social Contract and of experiential education in Emile . His emphasis on the early years as a crucial part of life drove the Romantic reconceptualization of childhood—the idea that children have a special knowledge of nature,... more...

  • Heine und Byronby Alexandra Böhm

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This study explores Heine?s complex reading of Byron and demonstrates the inadequacy of the notion of world-weariness (Weltschmerz) as a dominant paradigm for comparing these two writers. On the basis of comprehensive textual analysis, Alexandra Böhm suggests that between 1815 and 1930, during the threshold period between Romanticism and Realism, both... more...

  • D.H. Lawrence: The Thinker as Poetby Fiona Becket

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 195.00

    D.H. Lawrence: The Thinker as Poet addresses a particular body of language and thought within Lawrence's oeuvre where the metaphorical, the poetic and the philosophical are intricately enmeshed. Lawrence emerges as a writer who pulls metaphor away from its merely rhetorical moorings: his distinctive style is the hallmark of one who thinks not analytically... more...

  • The Widening World of Children's Literatureby Susan Ang

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 140.00

    This book looks at the changing shape of children's literature in English from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. In particular it examines the dialect between 'enclosure' and 'exposure', control and freedom of both fictional child and child reader, how the balance of these forces has altered over time, and the possible reasons for these changes.... more...

  • Mussoliniby Spike Milligan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious... more...