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  • The Edward Said Readerby Edward W. Said; Moustafa Bayoumi; Andrew Rubin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Edward Said, the renowned literary and cultural critic and passionately engaged intellectual, is one of our era's most formidable, provocative, and important thinkers.  For more than three decades his books, which include Culture and Imperialism , Peace and Its Discontents , and the seminal study Orientalism , have influenced not only our worldview... more...

  • My Friend the Mercenaryby James Brabazon

    The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 34.95

    Notorious mercenary Nick du Toit acted as James Brabazon's bodyguard while he reported from behind rebel lines on the Liberian civil war. Brabazon writes of this time and how Du Toit exposed details of the covert military operation to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea, a tiny oil-rich country, that failed with far-reaching consequences. more...

  • Western Literature in China and the Translation of a Nationby Shouhua Qi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book studies the reception history of Western literature in China from the 1840s to the present. Qi explores the socio-historical contexts and the contours of how Western literature was introduced, mostly through translation and assesses its transformative impact in the cultural, literary as well as sociopolitical life of modern China. more...

  • Double Agentsby Erin G Carlston

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Why were white bourgeois gay male writers so interested in spies, espionage, and treason in the twentieth century? Erin G. Carlston believes such figures and themes were critical to exploring citizenship and its limits, requirements, and possibilities in the modern Western state. Through close readings of Marcel Proust?s novels, W. H. Auden?s poetry,... more...

  • The First Lady of Fleet Streetby Eilat Negev; Yehua Koren

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 13.11

    In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were still denied the vote, Rachel Beer defied convention to take the helm first of The Observer, and then the Sunday Times, becoming the first woman ever to edit a national newspaper. It was to be over eighty years before Fleet Street would see the like again. Barred from the London Clubs and the... more...

  • Three Hundred Years of Irish Periodicalsby Barbara Hayley; Enda McKay

    The Lilliput Press 1987; US$ 14.57

    An invaluable collection of Irish Periodicals edited by Barbara Hayley and Enda McKay more...

  • The Pleasure of Thinkingby Theodore Dalrymple

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 11.65

    What is the connection between God and East Sheen? How do you talk your way out of an Albanian jail? Why do dictators love to make comic books? How does a missed penalty-kick lead to a bloody war? Theodore Dalrymple, a psychiatrist who gives expert witness in murder cases, has a passion for sideways thinking. In The Pleasure of Thinking he takes... more...

  • Producing Serious News for Citizen Childrenby Julian Matthews

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This ethnographic study examines the changing history, personnel and production regime of the BBC’s popular children’s news program, Newsround. more...

  • Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writingby Patrick R. Query

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Query examines the ways interwar writers use three European ritual forms-verse drama, bullfighting and Roman Catholic rite-to articulate ideas of European cultural identity. Although these ritual forms were frequently associated with the most conservative tendencies of the age, Query shows that each had a remarkable political flexibility in the hands... more...

  • Alternative Journalism, Alternative Voicesby Tony Harcup

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95

    Bringing together new and classic work by Tony Harcup, this book considers the development of alternative journalism from the 1970s up until today.  Bringing theory and practice together, Harcup builds an understanding of alternative media through the use of detailed case studies and surveys. Including opinions of journalists who have worked in... more...