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Doing Shakespeare: Second Edition

by Simon Palfrey

A throroughly revised edition of the successful student text Doing Shakespeare, first published in 2005. The revised edition introduces a new way of approaching Shakespeare's text, through ideas of performance...


The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

by Azar Nafisi

A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy...


Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Father: A Memoir in Essays

by Richard Katrovas

A provocative collection of personal and political essays by an American writer, Raising Girls in Bohemia chronicles the life of a father raising three perfectly bilingual, culturally bifurcated, Czech-American...


The Lonesome West

by Martin McDonagh

A Student Edition of McDonagh's The Lonesome West, the final part of his trilogy set in a fictionalized and impoverished western Ireland village called Leenane, first produced in 1971.


Katherine Anne Porter and Mexico: The Illusion of Eden

by Thomas F. Walsh

In 1920, an unknown journalist named Katherine Anne Porter first sojourned in Mexico. When she left her "familiar country" for the last time in 1931, she was the celebrated author of Flowering Judas and Other...


The Ethos of Romance at the Turn of the Century

by William J. Scheick

The romance genre was a popular literary form among writers and readers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but since then it has often been dismissed as juvenile, unmodern, improper, or subversive....


The Jane Austen Rules: A Classic Guide to Modern Love

by Sinead Murphy

What Would Jane Do?

What’s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose...


The Universal Exception

by Slavoj Žižek, Rex Butler & Scott Stephens

Slavoj �i�ek is one of the world's foremost cultural commentators: a prolific writer and thinker, whose adventurous, unorthodox and wide-ranging writings have won him a unique place as one of the most high...


Shakespeare's Cats

by William Shakespeare & Maria Llorens

Join a band of curious cats for an adorable reading of William Shakespeare's 154 sonnets. Whether it's friendship, beauty, love or something more saucy, the Bard of Avon has a sonnet for every occasion. Learn...


Historic Structures: The Prague School Project, 1928-1946

by F.W. Galan

In this first book-length study of Czech structuralism and semiotics in English, F. W. Galan explores one of the most important intellectual currents of the twentieth century, filling the gap between what has...


D. H. Lawrence: The Croydon Years

by Helen Corke & Warren Roberts

Croydon, England, was the setting of the famous three-way friendship of D. H. Lawrence, Jessie Chambers, and Helen Corke, all of whom made literary records of their association, and all of whom appeared as characters...


Thomas Middleton: Four Plays: Women Beware Women, The Changeling, The Roaring Girl and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

by Thomas Middleton

A collection of four major plays by Thomas Middleton: Women Beware Women, The Changeling, The Roaring Girl and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside edited by William Carroll.


Best of Books by the Bed #2: What Writers Are Reading Before Lights Out

by Cheryl Olsen & Eric Olsen

Books by the bed are the constant-and ever-changing-companions of avid readers. They're special, different from the tomes of daylight, flirtatious, fun, provocative friends we array within easy reach, our last...


Reading Robert Burns: Texts, Contexts, Transformations

by Carol McGuirk

Robert Burns is Scotland's greatest cultural icon. Yet, despite his continued popularity, critical work has been compromised by the myths that have built up around him. McGuirk focuses on Burns's poems and songs,...


James Orr, Poet and Irish Radical

by Carol Baraniuk

James Orr was the foremost of the Ulster Weaver poets and has been favourably compared to his near contemporary Robert Burns. Baraniuk looks at Orr's life and work, examining the changing social, political and...


The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters

by Gustav Heldt

Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered Japan’s first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of Japan’s islands,...


Invented Voices

by Donald Newlove

In First Paragraphs, Donald Newlove presented his personal selection of the winningest openings in world literature. In Painted Paragraphs, he did the same for the best descriptive passages ever written. Now,...


The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb

by Stanley Plumly

A window onto the lives of the Romantic poets through the re-creation of one legendary night in 1817. The author of the highly acclaimed Posthumous Keats, praised as “full of . . . those fleeting moments we...


Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life

by Katherine Duncan-Jones

A paperback reissue of a critically acclaimed biography which shows Shakespeare as a man among men and a writer among writers. Duncan Jones takes us through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early...


Alligator in an Anorak

by Daron Parton

Every letter in this offbeat alphabet book will make you smile, no matter how well you know your ABCs.Have you ever seen an Alligator in an Anorak?What about a Bear in a Bathtub?Or a Crab in a Caravan?Watch...