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AQA GCSE English Language Grades 5-9 Student's Book

by Hachette UK

Target grade improvement at every level and enable each and every student to fulfil their potential by boosting the knowledge and skills they need to understand the demands of the new AQA GCSE English Language...


AQA GCSE English Language Grades 1-5 Student's Book

by Hachette UK

AQA GCSE English Language delivers more support in understanding and preparing for the new question types and exam-paper structure than any other course, coaching your students to their all-important Grade 5....


The Fall out of Redemption: Writing and Thinking Beyond Salvation in Baudelaire, Cioran, Fondane, Agamben, and Nancy

by Joseph Acquisto

Joseph Acquisto examines literary writers and critical theorists who employ theological frameworks, but who divorce that framework from questions of belief and thereby remove the doctrine of salvation from their...


A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write

by Melissa Pritchard & Bret Anthony Johnston

Reflections on a literary life pulled in two directions: from war zone journalism to the writing and teaching of fiction.


How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem

by Rod Dreher

The opening lines of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri launched Rod Dreher on a journey that rescued him from exile and saved his life. Dreher found that the medieval poem offered him a surprisingly practical...


The Nearest Thing to Life

by James Wood

On the meaning of fiction


Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change

by Adam Trexler

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have transformed the Earth's atmosphere, committing our planet to more extreme weather, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and mass extinction. This period of...


Rethinking African Cultural Production

by Kenneth W. Harrow & Frieda Ekotto

Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that...


Young Eliot

by Robert Crawford

A groundbreaking new biography of one of the twentieth century's most important poets

On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, the award-winning biographer Robert Crawford presents us with the...


Bukowski For Beginners

by Carlos Polimeni & Miguel Rep

Charles Bukowski, poet, novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and cult figure of the dissident and rebellious was born in Germany in 1920 and died in the USA in 1994. During his life he was hailed as "laureate...


What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics (Expanded Edition)

by Adrienne Rich

America's enduring poet of conscience reflects on the proven and potential role of poetry in contemporary politics and life. Through journals, letters, dreams, and close readings of the work of many poets, Adrienne...


Aestheticism and the Marriage Market in Victorian Popular Fiction: The Art of Female Beauty

by Kirby-Jane Hallum

Based on close readings of five Victorian novels, Hallum presents an original study of the interaction between popular fiction, the marriage market and the aesthetic movement. She uses the texts to trace the...


The Persistence of Beauty: Victorians to Moderns

by Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy & Sarah Wootton

This significant collection of essays examines the cultural, literary, philosophical and historical representation of beauty in British, Irish and American literature. Contributors use the works of Charles Dickens,...


Brecht In Context

by John Willett

The second revised edition of this study in which Willett sets in context not only Brecht the theatre practitioner but Brecht the writer and man of his time, with chapters on his relationships and attitudes...


Brecht On Art And Politics

by Bertolt Brecht

This volume contains new translations to extend our image of one of the twentieth century's most entertaining and thought provoking writers on culture, aesthetics and politics. Here are a cross-section of Brecht's...


Three Kinds of Motion: Kerouac, Pollock, and the Making of American Highways

by Riley Hanick

Book-length essay chronicles Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, and the origin of America’s highway system.


Starry Speculative Corpse: Horror of Philosophy vol. 2

by Eugene Thacker

Philosophy meets horror against the backdrop of an indifferent, unhuman cosmos.


Tentacles Longer Than Night: Horror of Philosophy vol. 3

by Eugene Thacker

Systematic, comprehensive exploration of the links between philosophy, religion, and the horror genre.


F.M.R.L.: Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound

by Daniela Cascella

Ephemeral, F.M.R.L: A collection of fragments and essays recording accidents of hearing and detours of thought in response to the peripheral nature of listening and reading.


The Art of Flight

by Sergio Pitol, George Henson & Enrique Vila-Matas

Debut work in English, a literary memoir, by Sergio Pitol, maestro of Mexican literature, winner of the 2005 Cervantes Prize.