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  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knightby Keith Harrison; Helen Cooper

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 8.99

    The finest translation in and for our time' (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic... more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; David Wright; Christopher Cannon

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    Whoever best acquits himself, and tellsThe most amusing and instructive tale,Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...'In Chaucer's most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come... more...

  • Parzivalby Wolfram Eschenbach; A. Hatto

    Penguin Books Ltd 1980; US$ 20.78

    Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chrétien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of the Temple of the Grail, which Wolfram describes... more...

  • Kenningkunstby Edith Marold

    De Gruyter 1983; US$ 133.00

    Kenningkunst. Ein Beitrag Zu Einer Poetik Der Skaldendichtung: Ein Beitrag Zu Einer Poetik Der Skaidendichtung (Quellen Und Forschungen Zur Sprach-Und Kulturgeschichte Der Germanischen Volker, Nf) more...

  • Agatha Christieby Laura Thompson

    Headline 2013; US$ 20.81

    With unique access to previously unpublished papers, this is a perceptive and stylish biography of Agatha Christie as a phenomoenon, a writer and a woman. more...

  • Victorian Literature, Energy, and the Ecological Imaginationby Allen MacDuffie

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Explores how Victorian fiction helped create an environmental consciousness by articulating questions about sustainable energy use. more...

  • Robert Burnsby Patrick Scott Hogg

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    Following the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns (1759-96), Patrick Scott Hogg presents the greatest of Scotland's poets within the true context of his times. Exploding the Burns myth, Robert Burns: The Patriot Bard replaces the ram-stam lad of popular cliché with the real, living Burns - a Scottish patriot of the heart, an idealist... more...

  • Spoon River Anthologyby Edgar Lee Masters; John Hollander; Ronald Primeau

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.95

    In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a book of dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional town called Spoon River, based on the Midwestern towns where he grew up. The shocking scandals and secret tragedies of Spoon River were immediately recognized by readers as authentic. Masters raises the dead ?sleeping on the hill? in their village... more...

  • Reading Marecheraby Grant Hamilton

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    Variously understood as literary genius and enfant terrible of African literature, Dambudzo Marechera's work as novelist, poet, playwright and essayist is discussed here in relation to other free-thinking writers. more...

  • The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empireby David A. J. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book argues that there is an important connection between ethical resistance to British imperialism and the ethical discovery of gay rights. more...