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  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Bookby Lindsay Ann Reid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on the postclassical discourses that Ovid’s poetry stimulated, this study explores how Ovid’s English protégés - including Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare and Michael Drayton - replicated and expanded upon the Roman poet’s distinctive and frequently remarked ‘bookishness’ in their own adaptations of... more...

  • Journey into the Mind's Eyeby Lesley Blanch

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Lesley Blanch was four when the mysterious Traveller first blew into her nursery, swathed in Siberian furs and full of the fairytales of Russia. She was twenty when he swept out of her life, leaving her love-lorne and in the grips of a passionate obsession. The search to recapture the love of her life, and the Russia that he had planted within her,... more...

  • The Collected Poems 1956 - 1998by Zbigniew Herbert

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    Zbigniew Herbert is one of the outstanding poets of the last century. This exceptional new translation brings together, for the first time in English in one volume, his entire poetic output - from his first book of poems, String of Light , in 1956, to his final volume, previously unpublished in English, Epilogue of the Storm. As Joseph Brodsky... more...

  • Wordsworth's Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals)by David Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Traditionally, Wordsworth?s greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that... more...

  • C.S. Lewis - Die Biografieby Alister McGrath

    'fontis 2014; US$ 25.99

    Über Jahrzehnte hinweg haben C.S. Lewis' Narnia-Geschichten die Fantasie von Millionen von Lesern beflügelt. In dieser Biografie erzählt Alister McGrath nun von den ungewöhnlichen Lebensbahnen des Oxforder Universitätsdozenten, der hauptberuflich aufgeweckte Studenten in Englischer Literatur unterrichtete und in seiner Freizeit unzählige Bestseller... more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals)by Allan Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind?s ethical motivation and its relationship with the ideas of evolution current in his day. Allan Hunter establishes Conrad?s detailed knowledge of the leading evolutionary arguments of the... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • My Boy Jackby David Haig

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    The tragic story of how Rudyard Kipling sent his son to his death in the First World War. The year is 1913 and war with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling's determination to send his severely short-sighted son to war triggers a bitter family conflict which leaves Britain's renowned patriot devastated by the warring of his own greatest passions:... more...