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Contemporary British Literature and Culture (Introduction to British Literature & Culture)
Contemporary British Literature and Culture (Introduction to British Literature & Culture)
by Matthews
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The guide to contemporary British literature and culture introduces literature and its context since 1979. It includes the work of a wide range of major novelists, poets and playwrights which includes Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson; Mark Ravenhill... (read more)

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Kafka, Angry Poet (Seagull Books - The French List)
Kafka, Angry Poet (Seagull Books - The French List)
by Pascale Casanova
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Franz Kafka was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His writing contributed greatly to existentialism, and the term “Kafkaesque” is now synonymous with the literature of the surreal, the complex and the illogical. His... (read more)

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A Little Book on Form
A Little Book on Form
by Robert Hass
About the Author
Robert Hass was born in San Francisco. His books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema (Ecco, 2010), Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Time and Materials (Ecco, 2008), Sun Under Wood (Ecco, 1996), Human Wishes (1989), Praise (1979), and... (read more)

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The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction
The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction
by Christine Berberich
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Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The... (read more)

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Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary
Chaucer's Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary
by Terry Jones
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Fourth edition of Terry Jones's groundbreaking study, featuring new material and research Since it was first published in 1980, Terry Jones's study of Geoffrey Chaucer's Knight has proved to be one of the most enduringly popular and controversial books... (read more)

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Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece
Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece
by Andrew Levy
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This compelling new book argues that Americans have misinterpreted Mark Twain’s legendary Huckleberry Finn: it is not a carefree adventure story for children—but rather a serious work about children and their role in society. Andrew Levy,... (read more)

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The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and the Frobenius Institute, 1930-1959
The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and the Frobenius Institute, 1930-1959
by Ezra Pound
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Collecting in full for the first time the correspondence between Ezra Pound and members of Leo Frobenius' Forschungsinstitut für Kulturmorphologie in Frankfurt across a 30 year period, this book sheds new light on an important but previously... (read more)

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Samuel Beckett and Science (Historicizing Modernism)
Samuel Beckett and Science (Historicizing Modernism)
by Ackerley Chris
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From pre-Socratics to the literature of his own days, Samuel Beckett spent his early years absorbing all he could of Western European literature, art, philosophy and science. Yet his interest in scientific disciplines and methodologies, essential to his... (read more)

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Transforming the Teaching of Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Transforming the Teaching of Shakespeare with the Royal Shakespeare Company
by Joe Winston
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In 2006 the Royal Shakespeare Company began its mission to transform the teaching of Shakespeare in schools. This has been a unique initiative from a major cultural organisation for several reasons: - Education has been placed at the heart and not at the... (read more)

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New Directions in German Studies #4: Vienna's Dreams of Europe: Culture and Identity Beyond the Nation-State
New Directions in German Studies #4: Vienna's Dreams of Europe: Culture and Identity Beyond the Nation-State
by Katherine Arens
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Vienna's Dreams of Europe argues, via a sweeping literary and intellectual history, for a convincing counter-narrative to the prevailing story of Austria's place in Europe since the Enlightenment. For a millennium, Austrian writers have used images of... (read more)

Available October 2015
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The Anglo-Saxon England: Language, Writings and Culture
The Anglo-Saxon England: Language, Writings and Culture
by Richard J. Kelly
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Richard J. Kellys The Anglo-Saxon World is an exploration of the language, writings and culture found in the Anglo-Saxon period (c. 500 - 1100) and an examination of the relationships that exist between all three.Placing the Age in sharp historical... (read more)

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The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction
The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction
by Christine Berberich
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Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The... (read more)

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Hans-Georg Gadamer (Routledge Critical Thinkers)
Hans-Georg Gadamer (Routledge Critical Thinkers)
by Karl Simms
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Hans-Georg Gadamera (TM)s theory of hermeneutics is one of the most important modern theories of reading, offering both a framework for understanding the practice and a method for its interpretation. In this clear and comprehensive guide to Gadamera (TM... (read more)

Available March 2015
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New Directions in German Studies #4: Vienna's Dreams of Europe: Culture and Identity Beyond the Nation-State
New Directions in German Studies #4: Vienna's Dreams of Europe: Culture and Identity Beyond the Nation-State
by Katherine Arens
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Vienna's Dreams of Europe argues, via a sweeping literary and intellectual history, for a convincing counter-narrative to the prevailing story of Austria's place in Europe since the Enlightenment. For a millennium, Austrian writers have used images of... (read more)

Available October 2015
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing)
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing)
by Heidi Brayman Hackel
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The Language and Writing series offers a new type of study aid which combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the critical and writing skills students need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare's texts. The books' core... (read more)

Available January 2016
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Starting Shakespeare
Starting Shakespeare
by Esme Miskimmin
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Where do we start when studying Shakespeare? With the man himself? Or with historical context? With language? Or plot? Starting Shakespeare is a lively, approachable guide to studying Shakespeare, that enables students to make a 'start' on Shakespeare's... (read more)

Available November 2015
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Russian Irrationalism from Pushkin to Brodsky: Seven Essays in Literature and Thought
Russian Irrationalism from Pushkin to Brodsky: Seven Essays in Literature and Thought
by Olga Tabachnikova
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Russia, once compared to a giant sphinx, is often considered in the Anglophone world an alien culture, often threatening, and always enigmatic. Although recognisably European, Russian culture also has Oriental and mystical features, including the... (read more)

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British Fictions of the Sixties: The Making of the Swinging Decade (Continuum Literary Studies)
British Fictions of the Sixties: The Making of the Swinging Decade (Continuum Literary Studies)
by Sebastian Groes
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From television documentaries and a steady output of critical works to retrospective art exhibitions and Austin Powers, the Sixties continues to fascinate us today. British Fiction in the Sixties focuses on the major socio-political changes that marked... (read more)

Available December 2015
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Hamlet: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing)
Hamlet: Language and Writing (Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing)
by Dympna Callaghan
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This lively and informative guide reveals Hamlet as marking a turning point in Shakespeare's use of language and dramatic form as well as addressing the key problem at the play's core: Hamlet's inaction. It also looks at recent critical approaches to the... (read more)

Available April 2015
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The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe I: Selling Enlightenment
The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe I: Selling Enlightenment
by Mark Curran
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This volume is a ground-breaking contribution to enlightenment studies and the international and cross-cultural history of print. The result of a four year research project the volume traces the output and dissemination of books and how reading tastes... (read more)

Available December 2015
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