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- Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 14.65
Taking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner, Chrétien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance. The Knight of the Cart is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur's Queen Guinevere, and in The Knight with the Lion Yvain neglects... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 24.95
In May 1860, Walt Whitman published a third edition of Leaves of Grass. His timing was compelling. Printed during a period of regional, ideological, and political divisions, written by a poet intimately concerned with the idea of a United States as ?essentially the greatest poem,? this new edition was Whitman?s last best hope for national salvation.... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 12.39
Sylvia Plath was, for both English and American poetry, one of the defining voices of twentieth-century, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection in her lifetime, The Colossus , and a novel, The Bell Jar , it was following her death in 1963 that her work... more...
- Seren 2013; US$ 10.99
More for Helen of Troy, Simon Mundy's new collection of poems from Seren, is suffused with the atmosphere of the landscapes that inspire him, the lush countryside of Powys, and a number of islands all over the world:Genada, Jamaica, Shetland, Italy. It is also deeply involved with many questions of desire: for the ideal of a beautiful woman, as 'Mermaid';... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 38.38
Written by an examiner, this comprehensive resource develops analysis and critical thinking skills, with a focus on progression and results. It includes extension texts to cement exam skills, and a dedicated extension chapter to stretch your most able students. The activity-based approach helps to equip learners to tackle the Unseen component. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24
Comprehensive student-friendly resources designed for teaching Cambridge International AS and A Level Literature in English (syllabus 9695) for first examination 2016. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on 1984 introduces you to the modern world as imagined... more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57
Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters are addressed, with just two exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he was married. They were written over a period of more than twenty-five years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963, and represent Ted Hughes's only account of his relationship with Plath and of the psychological drama that... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 10.14
People speak different languages, and always have. The Ancient Greeks took no notice of anything unless it was said in Greek; the Romans made everyone speak Latin; and in India, people learned their neighbours' languages - as did many ordinary Europeans in times past. But today, we all use translation to cope with the diversity of languages. Without... more...