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  • Fair Girls and Grey Horsesby Christine Pullein-Thompson; Diana Pullein-Thompson; Josephine Pullein-Thompson

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    ‘Are your twins normal?? Mrs Pullein-Thompson was asked. ‘Good God, I hope not,? she retorted. The twins were Diana and Christine who, with their elder sister, Josephine, wrote more than 150 books, which have sold in their millions around the world. Fifty years after the joint publication of their first book, It Began with Picotee... more...

  • The Reasonable Manby Coral Lansbury

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In a new interpretation of the fiction of Anthony Trollope, Coral Lansbury argues that Trollope's work in the Post Office, starting in 1834, had more influence on his fiction than did any literary figure or tradition. Drawing on her original research in Post Office Records, she reveals the ways in which legal forms and legal reasoning shape both the... more...

  • A Life with Mary Shelleyby Barbara Johnson; Judith Butler; Shoshana Felman

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    In 1980, deconstructive and psychoanalytic literary theorist Barbara Johnson wrote an essay on Mary Shelley for a colloquium on the writings of Jacques Derrida. The essay marked the beginning of Johnson's lifelong interest in Shelley as well as her first foray into the field of "women's studies," one of whose commitments was the rediscovery and analysis... more...

  • War Poetby Jon Stallworthy

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    Jon Stallworthy wrote his first poems during schooldays shadowed by the Second World War and a mother?s memories of a brother and friends killed in the First. He would go on to publish an award-winning biography of Wilfred Owen and to edit the Oxford Book of War Poetry. This book brings together the poems he has written throughout his career in response... more...

  • Wilde Styleby Neil Sammells

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This new study of the major prose and plays of Oscar Wilde argues that his dominant aesthetic category is not art but style. It is this major emphasis on style and attitude which helps mark Wilde so graphically as our contemporary. Beginning with a survey of current Wilde criticism, the book demonstrates the way his own critical essays anticipate... more...

  • A Preface to Yeatsby Edward Malins; John Purkis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The first edition, by the late Edward Malins, of this informative guide to the life and works of one of the most important and difficult poets of the 20th century, has now been extensively revised by John Purkis. It begins by providing biographical details on Yeats, with particular emphasis on his education, his appearance and his characteristics.... more...

  • The Poetry of Ted Hughesby Dr. Paul Bentley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This text provides a lucid and accessible introduction to the poetry of Ted Hughes, a major figure in twentieth- century poetry whose work is concerned with the forces of nature and their interaction with the human mind. It is also the first full length study to place Hughes's poetry in the context of significant developments in literary theory that... more...

  • Fall In, Ghostsby Edmund Blunden; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 21.80

    Edmund Blunden (1896–1974) moved among the ghosts of the Great War every day of his long life, having survived the battles of Ypres and the Somme. His classic prose memoir, Undertones of War, and his early edition of Wilfred Owen?s poems were just two examples of the ways in which he sought to convey his war experience, and to keep faith with his... more...

  • Vincent in Brixtonby Nicholas Wright

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    <p>A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play.</p> <p>Brixton, 1873. A brash young Dutchman rents a room in the house of an English widow. Three years later he returns to Europe on the first step of a journey which will end in breakdown,... more...

  • How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Foundby Fin Kennedy

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The award-winning play that follows one man's desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century. When a young executive reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in the form of a seafront fortune teller in Southend. Haunted by visitations from a pathologist... more...