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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsby Maya Angelou; Oprah Winfrey

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou?s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to... more...

  • Human Chainby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.66

    Seamus Heaney's new collection elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now, inside an intently remembered present - the stepping stones of the day, the weight and heft of what is passed from hand to hand, lifted and lowered. Human Chain also broaches larger questions of transmission, as lifelines... more...

  • Like a Fishboneby Anthony Weigh

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    A remote valley. An unspeakable crime. A prominent architect is commissioned to design a memorial. On the evening of its presentation, a blind woman comes out of the rain and into the architect's studio. She is the mother of one of the victims and demands to be heard. Over the next two hours the women do battle over what it means to memorialise... more...

  • George Eliot in Contextby Margaret Harris

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    George Eliot's literary achievement is explored through essays on its historical, intellectual, political and social contexts. more...

  • The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melvilleby Robert S. Levine

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This new collection offers timely, critical essays specially commissioned to provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career. more...

  • René Girard's Mimetic Theoryby Wolfgang Palaver

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    A systematic introduction into the mimetic theory of the French-American literary theorist and philosophical anthropologist René Girard, this essential text explains its three main pillars (mimetic desire, the scapegoat mechanism, and the Biblical ?difference?) with the help of examples from literature and philosophy. This book also offers an overview... more...

  • The Godfather was a Girlby Eamon Evans

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Did you know that Crocodile Dundee was based on real-life buffalo hunter Rod Ansell? Or that most of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird were inspiredby Harper Lee's own family, neighbours and an innocent man, Walter Lett, who was sentenced to death? Eamon Evans has collected over 400 extraordinary and entertaining examples of the real-life... more...

  • The Devil Finds Workby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    James Baldwin At The Movies...  Provocative, timeless, brilliant. Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man...  These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin...  and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies. Baldwin... more...

  • Jonathan Swift and the Eighteenth-Century Bookby Paddy Bullard; James McLaverty

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    An account of Swift's dealings with books and texts, showing how the business of print was transformed during his lifetime. more...

  • The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeareby Margreta De Grazia; Stanley Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Twenty-one essays provide lively and authoritative approaches to the literary, historical, cultural and performative aspects of Shakespeare works. more...