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  • Agatha Christie: Power and Illusionby R.A. York

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability. more...

  • Selected Poems And Four Playsby M.l. Rosenthal; William Butler Yeats

    Scribner 2011; US$ 18.00

    Since its first appearance in 1962, M. L. Rosenthal's classic selection of Yeats's poems and plays has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers. This newly revised edition includes 211 poems and 4 plays. It adds The Words Upon the Window-Pane, one of Yeats's most startling dramatic works in its realistic use of a seance as the setting for an eerily... more...

  • The Pragmatics of Early Modern Politics: Power and Kingship in Shakespeare?s History Playsby Urszula Kizelbach

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 83.00

    Early modern kings adopted a new style of government, Realpolitik, as spelled out in Machiavelli?s writings. Tudor monarchs, well aware of their questionable right to the throne, posed as great dissimulators, similarly to the modern prince who ?must learn from the fox and the lion?. This book paints a portrait of a successful politician according to... more...

  • E.M. Forster's Modernismby Dr David Medalie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 165.00

    E.M.Forster's Modernism is the first detailed and comprehensive investigation into Forster's relationship to Modernism. A fresh and original study, it situates Forster's fiction within a range of early twentieth-century contexts: socio-political, generic and aesthetic. It advances the argument that Forster's fiction embodies an important strand within... more...

  • A Black British Canon?by Dr Gail Low; Marion Wynne-Davies

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This much-needed collection examines the formation of a black British canon including writers, dramatists, film-makers and artists. Contributors including John McLeod, Michael McMillan, Mike Phillips and Alison Donnell discuss the textual, political and cultural history of black British and the term 'black British' itself. more...

  • Selected Poetry of Lord Byronby George G. Lord Byron; Leslie A. Marchand

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Poet, celebrity, and revolutionary, Lord (George Gordon) Byron was one of the most influential and controversial figures of the first half of the nineteenth century, his distinctive, deeply felt work comprising one of the enduring high points of Romantic literature. From ?Manfred,? with its evocation of the figure that came to be called the ?Byronic... more...

  • Pleasure Boundby Opal Carew

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Opal Carew has been hailed as a goddess of sensuality who brings every woman's most decadent fantasies to life.  In this scorching new novel, she dares to push the limits farther than ever--and the results will singe your senses... When Marie meets Zeke?a tattooed, motorcycle-riding bad boy with a body built for sin?she?s swept up in a torrid... more...

  • Writing the Passionsby David Punter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Writing the Passions is a book of literary criticism, of philosophy and of the politics of modernity. It explores the arguments on the location of feeling in literature; on the fragmentation of the self under the pressure of the passions; of the place of the passions in psychoanalytic practice and theory; and on the notions of multiplicity, soul,... more...

  • Gumiguruby Togara Muzanenhamo

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Gumiguru is the tenth month of the Shona calendar?a month of dryness and heat before the first rains fall and rejuvenate the land. Togara Muzanenhamo?s second collection is a cycle of poems distilling the experiences of a decade into one calendar year, framed through the natural and agricultural landscapes of Zimbabwe. The book stands as both an elegy... more...

  • I, Clodia, and Other Portraitsby Anna Jackson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    By giving Clodia – the ‘Lesbia? of Catullus?s famous love poetry – her own first-person narration, Anna Jackson upends and reinvigorates the beloved classical sequence with biting wit and tender attention. The photographer in the second sequence reads, writes, gives presents and considers the art of portraiture. But who is examining, and who is being... more...