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  • The Poetry of Raymond Carverby Sandra Lee Kleppe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Best known as one of the great short story writers of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver also published several volumes of poetry and considered himself as much a poet as a fiction writer. Sandra Lee Kleppe focuses particularly on the complex literary and scientific systems that influenced Carver’s development as a writer as she makes a case... more...

  • Keats, Modesty and Masturbationby Rachel Schulkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Through close readings of Isabella; or the Pot of Basil, The Eve of St. Agnes, Lamia and ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci,’ Rachel Schulkins offers a re-evaluation of Keats and his poetry designed to show that Keats’s sexual imagery counters conservative morality by encoding taboo desires and the pleasures of masturbation. Her book reveals... more...

  • Staging England in the Elizabethan History Playby Ralf Hertel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Applying current political theory on nationhood and methods established by recent performance studies, this study sheds new light on the role the public theatre played in the rise of English national identity around 1600. It situates selected history plays in the context of non-fictional texts - historiographies, chorographies and political treatises... more...

  • Otherworldly John Drydenby Jack M. Armistead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Reminding readers of John Dryden’s persistent use of occult rhetoric, Armistead argues that Dryden’s otherworldliness involves more than Christian apologetics, biblical typology, or intermittent borrowings from the supernatural materials in classical literature. Otherworldly John Dryden engages with a wide range of the writer’s poetry... more...

  • Thomas Dekker and the Culture of Pamphleteering in Early Modern Londonby Anna Bayman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The book looks at the career of the London playwright and prose pamphleteer Thomas Dekker between the years 1613 and 1628. The period and subject matter link the book with mainstream historical and literary topics, most particularly to the longer-term history of the Civil Wars and to popular literature and drama in the age of Shakespeare and Jonson.Pamphlets... more...

  • Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanismby Dirk Wiemann; Gaby Mahlberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism takes stock of developments in the scholarship of seventeenth-century English republicanism by looking at the movements that have shaped the field over the decades: the linguistic turn, the cultural turn and the religious turn. The contributors to this volume have brought these approaches together... more...

  • Moontideby Niall Campbell

    Bloodaxe Books 2014;

    Niall Campbell grew up on South Uist in Scotland?s Outer Hebrides, and his first collection, Moontide, is filled with images of the island's seascapes, its myths, its wildlife, and the long dark of its winters. Quietly reflective and deftly musical, these thoughtful poems resonate with silence and song, mystery and wonder, exploring ideas of companionship... more...

  • After Lermontovby Mikhail Lermontov; Peter France; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 18.89

    Mikhail Lermontov (1814–41) is best known in the West today as the author of the novel A Hero of Our Time. But at the time of his death, aged only 26, he was widely regarded as Russia?s greatest living poet. He achieved almost instant fame in 1837 with ‘On the Death of a Poet?, his tribute to Pushkin – whose death in a duel foreshadowed Lermontov?s... more...

  • The Poems of Rowan Williamsby Rowan Williams

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    ‘I dislike the idea of being a religious poet. I would prefer to be a poet for whom religious things mattered intensely.? In the poems collected in this book, Rowan Williams writes of many things. He visits the Holy Land, commemorates the deaths of parents and close friends, explores elements of ancient Celtic culture; poems are inspired by works... more...

  • Black Rainbowby Rachel Kelly

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 11.99

    Black Rainbow is the powerful first-person story of one woman's struggle with depression and how she managed to recover from it through the power of poetry. In 1997, Oxford graduate, working mother and Times journalist Rachel Kelly went from feeling mildly anxious to being completely unable to function within the space of just three days. Prescribed... more...