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North

by Seamus Heaney

In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland - its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of...


Ian Hamilton Collected Poems

by Ian Hamilton & Alan Jenkins

A professional man of letters - critic, editor, biographer - though never a professional poet, Ian Hamilton (1938-2001) referred to his poems as 'miraculous lyrical arrivals', and he bided their time with exemplary...


Midsummer [a play with songs]

by David Greig

Midsummer's weekend in Edinburgh. It's raining. Bob's a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city's underworld. Helena's a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people's husbands. She's totally...


The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (The Annotated Books)

by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel & Martin Gardner

The culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, The Annotated Alice is a landmark event in the rich history of Lewis Carroll and cause to celebrate the remarkable career of Martin Gardner. For over half a century,...


Sacramental Shopping: Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism

by Sarah Way Sherman

Illuminates modern consumer culture and its challenges to American identity and values in two classic novels


Sylvia Plath Poems Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy

by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was one of the defining voices of twentieth-century poetry, and one of the most appealing: few other poets have introduced as many new readers to poetry. Though she published just one collection...


The Less Deceived

by Philip LARKIN

Philip Larkin's second collection, The Less Deceived was published by The Marvell Press in 1955, and now appears for the first time in Faber covers. The eye can hardly pick them out From the cold shade they...


John Donne

by Paul Muldoon & John Donne

John Donne (1572-1631) forfeited his Parliamentary seat and was briefly imprisoned when his secret marriage to Ann More was uncovered in 1601. He spent the subsequent decade in poverty, trying to rehabilitate...


The Poetry of Simon Armitage: A Study Guide for GCSE Students

by Tony Childs

Simon Armitage is one of the leading poets of his generation. Since his first collection, Zoom, in 1989 he has published ten full-length collections of poetry, while also writing and presenting numerous works...


Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

by Philip LARKIN & Anthony Thwaite

Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin...


Selected Poems of Lawrence Durrell

by Lawrence Durrell & Peter Porter

In this new selection from the poetry of Lawrence Durrell (the first for thirty years), Peter Porter has drawn on the full range of the published work, from A Private Country (1943) to Vega (1973), and has provided...


Willa Cather In Europe: Her Own Story of the First Journey

by Willa Cather

“Not often are we given an opportunity to observe a great American writer arrive for the first time in the Old World from the New, there to record first impressions spontaneously, as they came, subject to...


Willa Cather On Writing

by Willa Cather

"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears inWilla Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first...


The Journals of Sylvia Plath

by Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes

Sylvia Plath began keeping a diary as a young child. By the time she was at Smith College, when this book begins, she had settled into a nearly daily routine with her journal, which was also a sourcebook for...


Everybody's Autobiography

by Gertrude Stein

“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself...


A Walk with Jefferson

by Philip Levine

The inspiration for the title poem of Philip Levine’s A Walk with Tom Jefferson is not the founding father and third president of the United States that most readers would imagine upon hearing the name. Levine’s...


The Artist As Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde

by Richard Ellmann

Oscar Wilde, although most commonly known as a playright, was also a critic. The Artist as Critic is a wide selection of Wilde's book reviews as well as famous longer works such as "The Portrait of Mr. W.H.,"...


Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

The greatest sonnets ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language--now in a handsome edition featuring exquisite color illustrations.


The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers

by Ayn Rand & Peter Schwartz

A remarkable series of lectures on the art of creating effective nonfiction by one of the 20th century's most profound writers and thinkers--now available for the first time in print. Culled from sixteen informal...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

From the hilarious mischief of the elf Puck to the rough humor of the self-centered Bottom and his fellow players, from the palace of Theseus in Athens to the magic wood where fairies play, Shakespeare’s marvelous...