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  • How to Be Dead in a Year of Snakesby Chris Tse

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    In 1905, white supremacist Lionel Terry murdered the Cantonese gold prospector Joe Kum Yung to draw attention to his crusade to rid New Zealand of Chinese and other east Asian immigrants. Author Chris Tse uses this story?and its reenactment for a documentary a hundred years later?to reflect on the experiences of Chinese migrants of the period, their... more...

  • All the Best Linesby George Tiffin

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 15.99

    An informal history of the movies told through some of cinema's best-loved scenes, from the early days of Hollywood to the present day Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, words of love and regret?they're all here in this collection of 500 memorable movie quotes, embracing both one-liners ("My name is Pussy Galore") and slices of snappy dialogue... more...

  • A C. H. Sisson Readerby C. H. Sisson; Charlie Louth; Patrick McGuinness

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 30.99

    This book is the most comprehensive collection of essays, criticisms, and analyses of the author C. H. Sisson, dubbed as ?one of the great translators of our time? by the Times Literary Supplement . This work provides an insightful look into C. H. Sisson?s work and that of his peers, and provides readers with a better understanding of the state of... more...

  • As Others See Usby Tricia Malley

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    As Others See Us is based on a photographic exhibition from Tricia Malley and Ross Gillespie, who together form the renowned partnership broad daylight. Created as part of Homecoming 2009 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth, the exhibition has returned with additional subjects for Homecoming 2014, kicking off with a major... more...

  • Immortal Memoriesby John Cairney

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Immortal Memory remains the centrepiece of the traditional Burns Supper and although that rite might be seen by some to have had its day, the Immortal Memory itself still retains its importance and prestige to Burns lovers all over the world. It is an honour to be invited to present this toast and it is to honour this status and to further respect... more...

  • The Merry Muses of Caledoniaby Robert Burns; James Barke

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 9.95

    The Merry Muses of Caledonia is among Burns' best known, but least read, work. This collection of bawdy poems, some written by and some collected by Burns, ranges from celebrations of spirited women in Ellibanks, to misogyny in There was twa wives and male fantasy in Nine Inch will please a lady. These engaging poems are not lewd or distasteful... more...

  • Die Germanophilenby Lucian Boia

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 61.95

    In der rumänischen Geschichtsschreibung hält sich bis heute ein Mythos: Zu Beginn des Ersten Weltkrieges hätten die Rumänen ? bis auf wenige Ausnahmen unter den Politikern ? einhellig das ?nationale Ideal? vertreten; man sei in den Krieg gegen Österreich-Ungarn eingetreten, um sich mit Transsilvanien vereinigen zu können. Die Presse und andere Dokumente... more...

  • British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835by Kathryn S. Freeman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Tracing the literary relationship between British women and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Kathryn Freeman argues that women writers, distinct from their male counterparts, interrogated Orientalist distortions of India through the lens of gender. Her study invites us to rethink the Romantic paradigm of canonical writers as replicators of Orientalists’... more...

  • British Romanticism and the Reception of Italian Old Master Art, 1793-1840by Maureen McCue

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Offering cultural, historical and literary readings of the responses to Italian Old Master art by early nineteenth-century writers, McCue illuminates the important role these artworks played in shaping the themes that are central to our understanding of Romanticism. She argues that they informed the writing of Romantic period authors, enabling them... more...

  • Antiformalist, Unrevolutionary, Illiberal Miltonby William Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Citing Milton's major prose works from the civil war through to the Restoration, Walker reveals a Milton who is antiformalist in his constitutional thought, unrevolutionary in his general socio-political outlook, and markedly illiberal on a wide range of social, religious and political issues. Walker's book is thus a highly provocative challenge... more...