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  • A Midsummer Night's Dreamby William Shakespeare; R. A. Foakes

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 12.00

    The second edition of Shakespeare's most popular comedy with an updated introduction and reading list. more...

  • Much Ado about Nothingby William Shakespeare; F. H. Mares; Angela Stock

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 12.00

    Second edition of Much Ado About Nothing, with a new introductory section by Angela Stock. more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; Translated by Rolfe Humphries. Ovid

    Indiana University Press 1960; US$ 10.99

    The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." —John Crowe Ransom ... a charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses."—Francis Fergusson... more...

  • Shakespeareby Bill Bryson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts... more...

  • The Poetry of Religious Sorrow in Early Modern Englandby Gary Kuchar

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    This book offers an interpretation of the relations between theology and poetry in Milton, Donne, Shakespeare and others. more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romancesby Suanna H Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...

  • Literary Buckinghamshireby Paul Wreyford

    The History Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    A history of literary Buckinghamshire more...

  • Dangerous Goodsby Sean Hill

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99

    From the poet whose stunning debut was praised as "transcendent" (Kevin Young) and "steadily confident" (Carl Phillips), Dangerous Goods  tracks its speaker throughout North America and abroad, illuminating the ways in which home and place may inhabit one another comfortably or uncomfortablyor both simultaneously. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo,... more...

  • The Adventures of Velaby Albert Wendt

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 9.99

    Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela - Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei... more...

  • Oracabessaby Lorna Goodison

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 12.99

    Oracabessa is a book of risky journeys, mappings and re-mappings, as the poet navigates place, history and imagination. Goodison travels to Spain and Portugal, to Canada ( Winter has landed') and back to the Hope Gardens of her childhood in Jamaica; even to the Old Testament world of Ruth and Hagar. Throughout her journeys she hymns the artists who... more...