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Modern British Playwriting: 2000-2009: Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

by Richard Boon, Philip Roberts & Nadine Holdsworth

Essential for students of theatre studies, Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series provides a comprehensive survey and study of the theatre produced in each decade from the 1950s to 2009...


The Theatre of Sean O'Casey

by Patrick Lonergan, Erin Hurley & Paul Murphy

A Critical Companion to one of Ireland's most famous, studied and controversial, playwrights, this provides a detailed exploration of O'Casey's oeuvre taking in his plays, autobiographical writing and essays....


The Theatre of Tennessee Williams

by Patrick Lonergan, Erin Hurley & John S. Bak

The Theatre�of Tennessee Williams�provides a stimulating analysis of the work of this giant of twentieth century American theatre whose work remains central to curriculums and theatre repertoires. It combines...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to English Literature

by Ph.D., Jay Stevenson

Explore the canon of great writers.

In this incredible volume, English professor Jay Stevenson teaches readers everything they want-and need-to know about English literature. From Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton,...


Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction: Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots

by Dan Shen

In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically...


Life As I Find It: A Treasury of Mark Twain Rarities

by Charles Neider

Mark Twain's hilarity and irreverence shine through in this impeccably chosen collection.


Pausanias: Travel Writing in Ancient Greece

by Maria Pretzler

Combines an introduction to Pausanias with fresh perspectives. This book considers the process and influences that shaped the "Periegesis", and maps out its literary and cultural context.


Young Knowledge: Poems of Robin Hyde

by Robin Hyde & Michele Leggott

A full chronological record of the poems of Robin Hyde, a New Zealand journalist, novelist, dramatist, and poet active in the 1930s, is presented in this book. The 300 poems chosen show Hyde’s growth as a...


Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty

by Ian Wedde

This collection of poetry features five extended poems that explore the concept of beauty and the nature of language, discussing serious philosophical ideas with zest, energy, wit, and humor. A unique volume...


The Time of the Giants

by Anne Kennedy

Affectionate yet satirical, this sequence of poems focuses on a family of giants and, in particular, on a young giant woman and her efforts to conceal from her normally sized lover how tall she truly is. The...


The Journal Box: The Journals of Writer Elizabeth Smither

by Elizabeth Smither

This work comprises four journals kept at different times since 1975 by the poet Elizabeth Smither. It records a rich life of the mind and of feelings, discussing friends, events, literary and religious ideas,...


The Gas Leak

by Anna Jackson

This thoughtful, disturbing, and darkly funny new collection explores the theme of uneasy domestic life in poems arranged in three sequences and narrated by a gas fitter, his wife, and their teenage daughter....


In the Glass Case: Essays on New Zealand Literature

by C. K. Stead

Over a quarter of a century, C. K. Stead has built up a widely accessible collection of reviews and critical essays on New Zealand literature. In the Glass Case covers a wide spectrum of New Zealand writers,...


Fast Talker

by David Eggleton

This dynamic poetry collection combines punchy political and social awareness with tender observations of everyday life. Embracing a wide variety of subjects, these poems constantly shift in tone and rhythm,...


Collected Stories

by Maurice Duggan

Maurice Duggan's Collected Stories is a powerful collection of short stories from one of New Zealand's finest writers of the genre. Duggan's lyrical power and exceptional style come to the fore in these brilliant...


Brief Lives

by Chris Price

Bold and original, this collection is a genre-busting sequence of poetry and prose that confronts the place where mortality meets creativity. Using discontinuous narrative and alphabetical order, the author...


Poel, Granville Barker, Guthrie, Wanamaker: Great Shakespeareans: Volume XV

by Cary M. Mazer

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally....


Welles, Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Zeffirelli: Great Shakespeareans: Volume XVII

by Courtney Lehmann, Marguerite Rippy & Mark Thornton Burnett

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally....


Hugo, Pasternak, Brecht, C Saire: Great Shakespeareans: Volume XIV

by Ruth Morse

Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally....


Brilliant Adventures

by Alistair McDowall

Nineteen-year-old science genius Luke finally has some peace to work on the extraordinary box in his living room, holed up in a dingy flat on a near-abandoned Middlesbrough housing estate.

After his unbalanced...