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by Henri Bergson, Keith Ansell Pearson & John Mullarkey

The twentieth century � with its unprecedented advances in technology and scientific understanding � saw the birth of a distinctively new and �modern� age. Henri Bergson stood as one of the most important...


The Notebooks of Edward Bond: Volume: 1980-1995

by Edward Bond

This second volume of Edward Bond's notebooks explores the meeting point between politics and the art of the writer. His notes chart the creative process of some of his most recent work, his involvment in theatre-in-education...


Shakespeare and the Victorians

by Adrian Poole

Adrian Poole examines the Victorian's obsession with Shakespeare, his impact upon the era's consciousness, and the expression of this in their drama, novels and poetry. The book features detailed discussion...


Shakespeare and Comedy

by Robert Maslen

Comedy was at the centre of a critical storm that raged throughout the early modern period. Shakespeare's plays made capital of this controversy. In them he deliberately invokes the case against comedy made...


The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh

by Patrick Lonergan

The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh provides a definitive account of the career to date of this important world dramatist. It combines an analysis of all of his work with interviews, critical essays and...


Shakespeare and Renaissance Politics

by Andrew Hadfield

Shakespeare, like many of his contemporaries, was concerned with the question of the succession and the legitimacy of the monarch. From the early plays through the histories to Hamlet, Shakespeare's work is...


The Life of William Wordsworth: A Critical Biography

by John Worthen

By examining the family and financial circumstances of Wordsworth’s early years, this illuminating biography reshapes our understanding of the great Romantic poet’s most creative period of life and writing....


The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty

by Yona Zeldis Mcdonough

A THOROUGHLY GROWN-UP LOOK AT A TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSE OF OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONS

To some she's a collectible, to others she's trash. In The Barbie Chronicles, twenty-three writers join together to scrutinize...


Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950: 1909-1950

by T. S. Eliot

A complete collection of T. S. Eliot's early poetry, as well as the classics Four Quartets, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and the plays Murder in the Cathedral, The Family Reunion, and The Cocktail...


Essays on Elizabethan Drama

by T. S. Eliot

Touching on everyone from Marlowe to Middleton, Essays on Elizabethan Drama is a rigorous collection of Eliot’s works on the great dramatists of the 16th century.


Out in Africa: Same-Sex Desire in Sub-Saharan Literatures & Cultures

by Chantal Zabus

Homosexuality was and still is thought to be quintessentially 'un-African'. Yet in this book Chantal Zabus examines the anthropological, cultural and literary representations of male and female same-sex desire...


A History of Chinese Literature

by Herbert G. Giles

A History of Chinese Literature is without doubt the best basic introduction to Chinese literature, which has given to the world exquisite poetry and such classics as Monkey, The Analects of Confucius, the works...


Sounding the Break: African American and Caribbean Routes of World Literature

by Jason Frydman

The idea of "world literature" has served as a crucial though underappreciated interlocutor for African diasporic writers, informing their involvement in processes of circulation, translation, and revision that...


Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women's Literature

by Susana M. Morris

The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength, and support; on the other hand,...


The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination: Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints

by Philip Kaisary

The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) reshaped the debates about slavery and freedom throughout the Atlantic world, accelerated the abolitionist movement, precipitated rebellions in neighboring territories, and...


Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Locked doors, sealed cavities, bricked-up alchoves and premature burial close in on Poe's narrators as they, like their victims, are cut off from light, air and human society. Partly, Poe's stories resonate...


National 5 English: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

by Mary M. Firth & Andrew G. Ralston

This title is endorsed by SQA. Boost grades with quick and effective ways to acquire and improve the skill of reading for understanding, analysis and evaluation, which is worth 30% of the overall mark. This...


Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground

by Ahdaf Soueif

From the bestselling author of the Booker Prize finalist The Map of Love–an incisive collection of essays on Arab identity, art, and politics that seeks to locate the mezzaterra, or common ground, in an increasingly...


The Haunted Life: and Other Writings

by Jack Kerouac & Todd F. Tietchen

The once lost work of Jack Kerouac is published in full for the first time.


No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

by Sonali Perera

Sonali Perera expands the discourse on working-class fiction by considering a range of international, noncanonical texts, identifying textual, political, and historical linkages overlooked by Eurocentric scholarship....