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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95
Grounded in the literary history of early modern England, this study explores the intersection of cultural attitudes and material practices that shape the acquisition, circulation, and consumption of resources at the turn of the seventeenth century. Considering a formally diverse and ideologically rich array of texts from the period - including drama,... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99
Spanning poems written in the United States, Central America, Europe, and Australia, The Hazards is a dazzling and inventive collection. Opening with a vision of a leveret?s agonizing death by myxomatosis and closing with a lover disappearing into dangerous waters, Holland-Batt reflects a predatory world rife with hazards, both real and imagined.... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19
Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at cards or dice, returning in daylight to greet the daughter whose love and respect he courted. In this... more...
- Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57
Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fledgling air forces. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05
?Geis? is a word from Irish mythology meaning a supernatural taboo or injunction on behaviour. In her long-awaited third collection, Caitríona O?Reilly examines the ‘geis? in all of its psychological, emotional, and moral suggestiveness: exploring the prohibitions and compulsions under which we sometimes place ourselves, or find ourselves placed.... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
Winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt award for biography, this remarkable portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf?s relationships with her family and friends and how they shaped her work. Forrester?s biography draws on revelations about the author that often remain buried and carefully applies them to a narrative of her development and influence.... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78
The Irish heritage of the Brontë family has long been overlooked, partly because both Charlotte and her father Patrick did their very best to ensure that this was the case and because of the determined effort at the end of the nineteenth century to keep the Brontës as Yorkshire regional novelists. Yet their ideas and attitudes, and perhaps even their... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 28.85
Friederike Schmiga studied English literature, linguistics and philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the University of Edinburgh. Her academic interests include the history of medieval philosophy and English Renaissance literature. She is currently doing research at the Università degli Studi di Bari and the KU Leuven with a doctoral... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
This book visits vulnerability in contemporary British fiction, considering vulnerability in its relation to poetics, politics, ethics, and trauma. Vulnerability and risk have become central issues in contemporary culture, and artistic productions have increasingly made it their responsibility to evoke various types of vulnerabilities, from individual... more...