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  • The Emperor Redressedby Dwight Eddins; Dwight Eddins; M. H. Abrams; Frederick Crews; Richard Levin; Gary Saul Morson; Nina Baym; Ihab Hassan; David Lehman; Paisley Livingston; John R. Searle

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    There have been signs now, for some time, that poststructuralist hegemony is declining. This book helps us to understand the theoretical flaws that make this decline inevitable.                               The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the... more...

  • Maxine Hong Kingstonby Helena Grice

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular -- and controversial -- writers in the Asian American literary tradition. In this volume Grice traces Kingston's development as a writer and cultural activist through both ethnic and feminist discourses, investigating her novels,... more...

  • Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrathby Kelly McGrath Vlcek

    Wiley 2011; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.50

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Grapes of Wrath explores John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning --and controversial... more...

  • Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle; Roger Crisp

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 18.00

    An accessible new translation of one of the most significant works in moral philosophy. more...

  • Gulliver's Travelsby Jonathan Swift; Claude Rawson; Ian Higgins

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 4.99

    Gulliver's Travels purports to be a travel book, and describes the shipwrecked Gulliver's encounters with the inhabitants of four extraordinary places: Lilliput, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and the country of the Houyhnhnms. A consumately skilful blend of fantasy and realism makes Gulliver's Travels by turns hilarious, frightening, and profound. This new... more...

  • The Bell Jarby Sylvia Plath

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 12.49

    I was supposed to be having the time of my life. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling... more...

  • Simple Passionby Annie Ernaux; Tanya Leslie

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 8.95

    In her spare, stark style, Annie Ernaux documents the desires and indignities of a human heart ensnared in an all-consuming passion. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, an unnamed narrator attempts to plot the emotional and physical course of her two-year relationship with a married foreigner where every word, event, and person either provides... more...

  • The Genius of Shakespeareby Jonathan Bate

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 12.73

    With an introduction by Simon Callow Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different... more...

  • Swift (Routledge Revivals)by W. A. Speck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1969, this title examines the works of Jonathan Swift from both a literary and an historical perspective. W. A. Speck first presents Swift in his historical context, analysing in particular the interplay between his religious and political views. Light is thrown on the early pamphlets as well as on A Tale of a Tub and Gulliver’s... more...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby Linda Buckle; Rex Gibson; Richard Andrews; Vicki Wienand

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 9.00

    An improved, larger-format edition of the Cambridge School Shakespeare plays, extensively rewritten, expanded and produced in an attractive new design. more...