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  • Hell and Backby Tim Parks

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    A brilliant new collection of essays of writers and their craft by the man Joseph Brodsky has called ""the best British author working today"". In Hell and Back,Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging, always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. In this... more...

  • Hopeless But Not Seriousby Jack McLean

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    In the early 1950s Sir Winston Churchill met the Irish politician Sean Lemass, who was later to become Taoiseach. The great statesman remarked upon the economic circumstances of Britain at the time. 'The situation in Great Britain,' quoth Churchill in his most grandiloquent tones, 'is serious but not hopeless.' Lemass responded instantly, 'Sure,' he... more...

  • Literarische Anthropologieby Alexander Kosenina

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 31.00

    Der Mensch erobert die Literatur! Im Zeitalter der Aufklärung rückt der Mensch ins Zentrum des wissenschaftlichen Interesses. Aber wie schlägt sich diese neue Menschenkunde in der 'schönen' Literatur nieder? Wie lassen sich ihre inhaltlichen und methodischen Perspektiven für ein besseres Verständnis literarischer Texte nutzen? Der... more...

  • Zone of the Marvellousby Martin Edmond

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    He's constantly demonstrating that the natural world is as splendiferous as any fable.' - Jim Shepard, New York Times New Zealand and Australia were imagined thousands of years before they became real. From Plato's Atlantis to Dante's Mount Purgatory, Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers, charlatans and rogues dreamed of... more...

  • Voices of Scottish Journalistsby Ian MacDougall

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 17.99

    Newspaper journalism is a romantic profession. The men and women who wrote for newspapers in the twentieth century started work in a 'Hold the front page!' atmosphere: hot metal, clicking typewriters and inky fingers. In this fascinating collection, the latest in the Scottish Working People's History Trust series, Ian MacDougall has captured the memories... more...

  • Wildes Erzählen - Erzählen vom Wildenby Larissa Schuler-Lang

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Im Zentrum der vorliegenden Untersuchung steht das in der mittelalterlichen Literatur häufig anzutreffende Phänomen des Wilden, das dem Helden in ganz unterschiedlicher narrativer Ausgestaltung begegnen kann: So gehören neben wilden Tieren und wilder Natur auch die Wildleute des Mittelalters zu dem Motivkreis, der gemeinhin als das Andere... more...

  • 'New Statesman'by Adrian Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    This volume reveals how a fledgling Fabian journal came to play a key role in the growth of the modern Labour Party. The author compares its first journalists with later generations of editors and writers and rediscovers the early, and lasting, importance of the British Left's best-known magazine. more...

  • Webster's Worldby Jack Webster

    Black & White Publishing 1997; US$ 5.99

    For over a decade, Jack Webster's weekly columns in The Herald have delighted his many loyal readers throughout Scotland. Following on from the success of his best-selling Herald Years, this new collection of Jack's finest work is full of warmth, humour and journalistic curiosity that have become his trademark over the years. Webster's World ranges... more...

  • The Herald Yearsby Jack Webster

    Black & White Publishing 1996; US$ 5.99

    Jack Webster is one of the most popular journalists writing in Scotland today. Voted Newspaper Columnist of the Year in 1996, his weekly columns in The Herald have won him a huge and loyal audience throughout Scotland. The Herald Years reflects the extraordinarily wide range of Jack's interests, experiences and reflections on life - from nostalgic... more...

  • The Express Yearsby Jack Webster

    Black & White Publishing 1994; US$ 5.99

    Contains a selection of articles that were written for the "Scottish Daily Express" during the 1960s and 1970s. Covering a wide range of subjects and experiences - from trips to Moscow to meetings with Charlie Chaplin and Mohammed Ali, this book is a companion to Webster's volumes of autobiography. more...