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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00
This volume is devoted to the abundance of poetics from the Early Modern period that, from the 15th century onward, drew on ancient traditions, and were primarily published in Latin. The authors analyze normative poetics, major tractates about poetology, and common schoolbooks, yet also examine indirect poetological reflections contained... more...
- Profile Books 2013; US$ 13.31
Helen Humphreys' brother, Martin, was her closest ally and friend. Two years ago, he suddenly became ill and died in just a few months. In the year that followed, Humphreys wrote this intense and affecting memoir. Though the book is deeply personal, it is also, inescapably, about the devastating events that we all experience.As the year goes on,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99
What do Dorothy Parker, Groucho Marx, H. L. Mencken, Oscar Wilde, Robert Benchley, George Bernard Shaw, Jules Feiffer, Bill Hicks, Bill Maher, Phyllis Diller, Édith Piaf, W. C. Fields, Mark Twain, Voltaire, Charles Bukowski, and countless others have in common? Not a thing, other than each was a brilliantly snarky wit and all are included in this... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 3.99
The West End of London has long been popular with theatre-goers and tourists to the capital, but this historic area is also home to a multitude of terrifying ghosts. From the spectre of 'Black Sally' said to haunt Hyde Park, and the shade of Lilly Langtree which continues to walk the boards in a West End theatre, to the ghostly voices of children... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 11.65
This is the long-awaited autobiography by the man who brought you The Henry Root Letters. 'An insider by birth and education, living on the outside' (Tatler), William Donaldson reveals all in this frank and often scurrilous memoir where past and present collide in a hilarious vision of his extraordinary life. The author charts his course from his public-school... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Reading the Renaissance, first published in 1996, is a collection of essays discussing the literature, drama, poetics and culture of the Renaissance period. The Renaissance, which extends from about 1300 to 1700 depending on the country, was originally a rebirth of the arts but has also come to apply to the wider cultural change in the face of modernization.... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 118.00 US$ 102.27
Compiles 70 of the key terms most frequently used or discussed by authors of the Romantic period ? and most often deliberated by critics and literary historians of the era. Offers an indispensable resource for understanding the ideas and differing interpretations that shaped the Romantic period Includes keywords spanning Abolition and Allegory,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
Schools and circles have been a major force in twentieth-century intellectual movements. They fostered circulation of ideas within and between disciplines, thus altering the shape of intellectual inquiry. This volume offers a new perspective on theoretical schools in the humanities, both as generators of conceptual knowledge and as cultural phenomena.... more...