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  • The Birds (stage version) (NHB Modern Plays)by Conor McPherson

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A suspenseful, atmospheric adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's enthralling short story. Mysterious masses of birds have begun to violently attack at high tide, driving strangers Nat and Diane to take refuge in an isolated, abandoned house by the sea and form a bond to survive their haunting new circumstance. With no electricity and scarce food, the... more...

  • The Night Heron (NHB Modern Plays)by Jez Butterworth

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A dark, funny, spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens. From the author of the smash-hit Jerusalem. The sighting of a rare bird attracts attention to a remote part of the fens. The visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin,... more...

  • Microcosm (NHB Modern Plays)by Matt Hartley

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    A searing new play by a Bruntwood Prize-winning playwright. Alex has his flat. His home. He?s building a life with Clare. Nothing can derail his happiness - he just wishes those kids would stop hanging round outside his house. But they?re just kids, with nothing to do. They?re not dangerous, right? Microcosm premiered at the Soho Theatre, London,... more...

  • The Man Who Was Norrisby tom Cullen; Phil Baker

    Dedalus 2014; US$ 17.49

    The seedy and beguiling Gerald Hamilton was the man who Isherwood modelled Mr Norris on in Mr Norris ChangesTrain more...

  • A Pearl of Great Priceby Jeff Towns

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    I kiss your heart. I kiss you everywhere.? It is a warm spring day in New York and Dylan Thomas pushes through the plush revolving doors of the Harper?s Bazaar office, in the heart of Manhattan. He is taking a chance on selling a story, A Child?s Christmas in Wales . He?s already sold the story a couple of times but he is always short of money.... more...

  • Ruskin's Mazeby Jay Fellows

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    Professor Fellows presents a map of Ruskin's mind as it shifts from conditions of mastery to madness. In his study, he examines and transcribes the ways in which Ruskin observed his dislocation of imagination and shows how, in the very process of disintegration; he was enabled by his peculiar genius to transform the effects on his language and conceptualization... more...

  • Just Playby Ruby Cohn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    The author ranges through Beckett's drama to analyze his approach to place, time, soliloquy, fiction, and repetition. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback... more...

  • Yeats The Poetby Edward Larrissy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This work addresses Yeats's "antinomies", seeing their origin and structure in his divided Anglo-Irish inheritance and examining the notion of measure. It then explores how this relates to freemasonry, Celticism and Orientalism and looks at the Blakean esoteric language of contrariety and outline which provided Yeats with the vocabulary of self-understanding.... more...

  • English Poetry Since 1940by Neil Corcoran

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Neil Corcoran's book is a major survey and interpretation of modern British poetry since 1940, offering a wealth of insights into poets and their work and placing them in a broader context of poetic dialogue and cultural exchange. The book is organised into five main parts, beginning with a consideration of the late Modernism of T. S. Eliot and W.... more...

  • English Poetry of the Sixteenth Centuryby Gary F. Waller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Explores the poetry of the Renaissance, from Dunbar in the late 15th century to the Songs and Sonnets of John Donne in the early 17th. The book offers more than the wealth of literature discussed: it is a pioneering work in its own right, bringing the insights of contemporary literary and cultural theory to an overview of the period. more...