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- Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19
Iris Origo was one of the twentieth century?s most attractive and intriguing women, a brilliantly perceptive historian and biographer whose works remain widely admired. Iris grew up in Italy with her Irish mother after the death of her wealthy American father. They settled in the Villa Medici in Florence, where they became part of the colourful... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
This third edition of Modern Criticism and Theory represents a major expansion on its previous incarnations with some twenty five new pieces or essays included. This expansion has two principal purposes. Firstly, in keeping with the collection?s aim to reflect contemporary preoccupations, the reader has expanded forward to include such newly emergent... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95
500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions is a dictionary of key Chinese proverbs or suyu . Suyu are vivid and colourful expressions widely used in Chinese language. The smooth use of chengyu in Chinese writing and of suyu in spoken Chinese not only makes communication more effective, it is also an indicator of mastery of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
First published in 1990, this collection of essays in literary criticism, feminist theory and race relations was named one of the top twenty-five books of 1988 by the Voice Literary Supplement . The title covers such subjects as black literature; the reconstruction of culture, changing arts, letters and sciences to include the topics of women and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
This volume constitutes both an attack on modern left wing literary theory - the main product of the last Marxist renaissance in the past thirty years - and a defence of the one element of Marxism which, in the general collapse, modern theorists have been happiest to lose, its economic materialism. It traces Marxist theory from its beginnings in Hegelian... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95
Although no one has ever said that growing old is a zany laugh riot, humor certainly eases the path to and through one?s golden years. And here is a heaping dose of jokes and anecdotes (anecdotes for one?s anec-dotage, you might say) to lighten and brighten the day of anyone who?s reached that certain age. You and the special senior in your life will... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99
With so many fantastic books out there, it can often be difficult to choose what to read next. Thankfully, The Book Lovers' Companion - an updated and revised version of The Book Club Bible - is here to help: bringing together a huge range of the best and most loved titles in one comprehensive guide. Featuring a diverse selection of books to choose... more...