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The Writer in the Well - On Misreading and Rewriting Literature (Paperback): Gary Weissman The Writer in the Well - On Misreading and Rewriting Literature (Paperback)
Gary Weissman
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Mind Your Colour (Paperback): Judith February Mind Your Colour (Paperback)
Judith February
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Critical Bibliography of French Literature v.3A;Suppt; The Seventeenth Century (Hardcover): H.Gaston Hall Critical Bibliography of French Literature v.3A;Suppt; The Seventeenth Century (Hardcover)
H.Gaston Hall
R853 Discovery Miles 8 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Richard A. Brooks, general editor, v.

Reading Reconstruction - Sherwood Bonner and the Literature of the Post-Civil War South (Hardcover): Kathryn B McKee Reading Reconstruction - Sherwood Bonner and the Literature of the Post-Civil War South (Hardcover)
Kathryn B McKee; Edited by Scott Romine
R848 Discovery Miles 8 480 Shipped within 8 - 13 working days
Literary Wit and Wisdom - Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions (Hardcover): Richard Benson Literary Wit and Wisdom - Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions (Hardcover)
Richard Benson 1
R233 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'One hates an author that's all author.' Lord Byron With quips, quotes and insults from beloved literary figures such as William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway to modern literati including Zadie Smith and Will Self, this charming book reveals your favourite authors' opinions on subjects from families, food and friendship to writing masterpieces, being married and silencing dim-witted critics. Literary Wit and Wisdom will ensure that you're never at a loss for the perfect witticism.

AQA A Level English Language and Literature: Student Book (Paperback): Ruth L. Doyle, Angela Goddard, Raj Rana, Mario Saraceni AQA A Level English Language and Literature: Student Book (Paperback)
Ruth L. Doyle, Angela Goddard, Raj Rana, Mario Saraceni; Series edited by Angela Goddard
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This book prepares students and teachers for the requirements of the 2015 AQA A Level English Language and Literature specification. Structured and written to develop the skills on which students will be assessed in the exams and coursework, students of all abilities, through the source texts, book features and approach, will be able to make clear progress. The book offers students the opportunity to build on skills acquired at GCSE, extending them into their A Level course, ensuring that they are fully prepared for the assessment requirements of the qualifications and that students become successful, independent all-round learners. Building on years of development work on earlier editions, this brand new book includes the latest thinking and research, thus maintaining relevance and instilling confidence. Whether students are taking AS or A Level AQA English Language and Literature, this resource offers guidance and activities to help all students achieve their potential.

The Writers Game - Classic Authors (Game): Lesley Buckingham The Writers Game - Classic Authors (Game)
Lesley Buckingham
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The pen is mightier than the sword, but whose pen is the mightiest of them all? Who wrote more, Charlotte Bronte or Fyodor Dostoyevsky? Who created more memorable characters, Jane Austen or William Shakespeare? Whose life was more eventful, Cervantes or Byron? Pit 32 of the greatest writers of all time against each other with these illustrated cards. .

The Book (Paperback): Amaranth Borsuk The Book (Paperback)
Amaranth Borsuk
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The book as object, as content, as idea, as interface. What is the book in a digital age? Is it a physical object containing pages encased in covers? Is it a portable device that gives us access to entire libraries? The codex, the book as bound paper sheets, emerged around 150 CE. It was preceded by clay tablets and papyrus scrolls. Are those books? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amaranth Borsuk considers the history of the book, the future of the book, and the idea of the book. Tracing the interrelationship of form and content in the book's development, she bridges book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we thought we knew intimately. Contrary to the many reports of its death (which has been blamed at various times on newspapers, television, and e-readers), the book is alive. Despite nostalgic paeans to the codex and its printed pages, Borsuk reminds us, the term "book" commonly refers to both medium and content. And the medium has proved to be malleable. Rather than pinning our notion of the book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation. Considering the book as object, content, idea, and interface, she shows that the physical form of the book has always been the site of experimentation and play. Rather than creating a false dichotomy between print and digital media, we should appreciate their continuities.

Walking Harlem - The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America (Paperback): Karen Taborn Walking Harlem - The Ultimate Guide to the Cultural Capital of Black America (Paperback)
Karen Taborn
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With its rich cultural history and many landmark buildings, Harlem is not just one of New York's most distinctive neighborhoods; it's also one of the most walkable. This illustrated guide takes readers on five separate walking tours of Harlem, covering ninety-one different historical sites. Alongside major tourist destinations like the Apollo Theater and the Abyssinian Baptist Church, longtime Harlem resident Karen Taborn includes little-known local secrets like Jazz Age speakeasies, literati, political and arts community locales. Drawing from rare historical archives, she also provides plenty of interesting background information on each location. This guide was designed with the needs of walkers in mind. Each tour consists of eight to twenty-nine nearby sites, and at the start of each section, readers will find detailed maps of the tour sites, as well as an estimated time for each walk. In case individuals would like to take a more leisurely tour, it provides recommendations for restaurants and cafes where they can stop along the way. Walking Harlem gives readers all the tools they need to thoroughly explore over a century's worth of this vital neighborhood's cultural, political, religious, and artistic heritage. With its informative text and nearly seventy stunning photographs, this is the most comprehensive, engaging, and educational walking tour guidebook on one of New York's historic neighborhoods.

Robin Ince's Bad Book Club - One man's quest to uncover the books that taste forgot (Paperback): Robin Ince Robin Ince's Bad Book Club - One man's quest to uncover the books that taste forgot (Paperback)
Robin Ince
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Is hideous prose and ghastly poetry more fabulous than great literature? Determined to find out, award-winning comedian Robin Ince has spent most of the 21st century rummaging through charity shops, jumble sales, and even the odd skip to compile the defining collection of the world's worst inadvertently hilarious books. This book will guide you through the hinterland of celebrity autobiography, unearthing underappreciated classics such as those by It Ain't Half Hot Mum's Don Estelle and the brother of a former PM (MAJOR MAJOR). It offers a detailed study of romance sub-genres, from the equine (DIAMOND STUD) to the gynaecological (SIGN OF THE SPECULUM). And it will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to know THE SECRETS OF PICKING UP SEXY GIRLS. Above all, the Book Club is a manual - almost a life guide - training you up for membership of the Grand Order of Curators of Books That Should Never Have Been. Join the club.

Einfach Deutsch - Einfach Deutsch / Lessing / Emilia Galotti (German, Paperback): Martin Heider Einfach Deutsch - Einfach Deutsch / Lessing / Emilia Galotti (German, Paperback)
Martin Heider
R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to World Literature (Paperback): Ben Etherington, Jarad Zimbler Cambridge Companions to Literature - The Cambridge Companion to World Literature (Paperback)
Ben Etherington, Jarad Zimbler
R566 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R74 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Cambridge Companion to World Literature introduces the significant ideas and practices of world literary studies. It provides a lucid and accessible account of the fundamental issues and concepts in world literature, including the problems of imagining the totality of literature; comparing literary works across histories, cultures and languages; and understanding how literary production is affected by forces such as imperialism and globalization. The essays demonstrate how detailed critical engagements with particular literary texts call forth differing conceptions of world literature, and, conversely, how theories of world literature shape our practices of readings. Subjects covered include cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, internationalism, scale and systems, sociological criticism, translation, scripts, and orality. This book also includes original analyses of genres and forms, ranging from tragedy to the novel and graphic fiction, lyric poetry to the short story and world cinema.

Divergent Trajectories - Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers (Paperback): Flore Chevaillier Divergent Trajectories - Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers (Paperback)
Flore Chevaillier
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Waiting for the Sky to Fall - The Age of Verticality in American Narrative (Paperback): Ruth Mackay Waiting for the Sky to Fall - The Age of Verticality in American Narrative (Paperback)
Ruth Mackay
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How To Interpret Literature - Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Robert Dale... How To Interpret Literature - Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Robert Dale Parker
R697 Discovery Miles 6 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Offering a refreshing combination of accessibility and intellectual rigor, How to Interpret Literature: Critical Theory for Literary and Cultural Studies, Third Edition, presents an up-to-date, concise, and wide-ranging historicist survey of contemporary thinking in critical theory. The only book of its kind that thoroughly merges literary studies with cultural studies, this text provides a critical look at the major movements in literary studies since the 1930s, including those often omitted from other texts. It is also the only up-to-date survey of literary theory that devotes extensive treatment to Queer Theory and Postcolonial and Race Studies. How to Interpret Literature is ideal as a stand-alone text or in conjunction with an anthology of primary readings such as Robert Dale Parker's Critical Theory: A Reader for Literary and Cultural Studies.
Distinctive Features
* A conversational and engaging tone that speaks directly to today's students
* Wider coverage than any book of its kind
* A rich assortment of pedagogical features (charts, text boxes, photos, and suggestions for further reading)

Shakespeare's Sonnets (Paperback, Washington Square Press new Folger ed): William Shakespeare Shakespeare's Sonnets (Paperback, Washington Square Press new Folger ed)
William Shakespeare
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Folger Shakespeare Library
The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies
- Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the page facing each sonnet
- A brief introduction to each sonnet, providing insight into its possible meaning
- An index of first lines
- An essay by Professor Lynne Magnusson, a leading Shakespeare scholar, providing a modern perspective on the poems
- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.

God and Hamilton - Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton and the Broadway Musical He Inspired (Paperback): Kevin... God and Hamilton - Spiritual Themes from the Life of Alexander Hamilton and the Broadway Musical He Inspired (Paperback)
Kevin Cloud
R288 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R54 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Shakespeare Circle - An Alternative Biography (Paperback): Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells The Shakespeare Circle - An Alternative Biography (Paperback)
Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells
R515 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R107 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This original and enlightening book casts fresh light on Shakespeare by examining the lives of his relatives, friends, fellow-actors, collaborators and patrons both in their own right and in relation to his life. Well-known figures such as Richard Burbage, Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton are freshly considered; little-known but relevant lives are brought to the fore, and revisionist views are expressed on such matters as Shakespeare's wealth, his family and personal relationships, and his social status. Written by a distinguished team, including some of the foremost biographers, writers and Shakespeare scholars of today, this enthralling volume forms an original contribution to Shakespearian biography and Elizabethan and Jacobean social history. It will interest anyone looking to learn something new about the dramatist and the times in which he lived. A supplementary website offers imagined first-person audio accounts from the featured subjects.

Voices of liberation - 6 volume set (Paperback): Gerald Pillay, Don Pinnock, Greg Houston, James Ngculu, Leo Zeilig, Derek Hook Voices of liberation - 6 volume set (Paperback)
Gerald Pillay, Don Pinnock, Greg Houston, James Ngculu, Leo Zeilig, …
R495 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R113 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

This six-volume Voices of Liberation series book set is a celebration of lives and writings of South African and African liberation activists and heroes. Each book provides human, social and literary contexts of the subject, with critical resonance to where we come from, who we are, as a nation, and how we can choose to shape our destiny. This series invites the contemporary reader to ensure that the debates and values that shaped the liberation movement are not lost, by providing access to their thoughts and writings, and engaging directly with the rich history of the struggle for democracy, to discover where we come from and to explore how we, too, can choose our destiny. Books in this set are: Voices of Liberation: Albert Luthuli by Gerald Pillay. Albert Luthuli was a teacher, activist, a lay preacher, and a politician. He was the president of the African National Congress from 1952 until his accidental death. Voices of Liberation: Ruth First by Don Pinnock. Ruth First was an anti-apartheid South African activist and a scholar. She was killed by a parcel bomb addressed specifically to her in Mozambique, where she in exile from South Africa. Voices of Liberation: Patrice Lumumba by Leo Zeilig. Patrice Lumumba was a Congolese politician and independence leader, who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of Congo, after Congo was liberated into an independent republic from Belgium. Voices of Liberation: Chris Hani by Greg Houston & James Ngculu. Chris Hani was the leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto weSizwe. He was a fierce opponent of the apartheid government, and was assassinated on 10 April 1993. Voices of Liberation: Frantz Fanon by Leo Zeilig. Frantz Fanon was an activist, philosopher, and psychiatrist whose work shaped the late 20th century critical anthropology in Europe and North America. Voices of Liberation: Steve Biko by Derek Hook. Steve Biko was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s.

Richard III (Paperback): William Shakespeare Richard III (Paperback)
William Shakespeare
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Each edition includes:
- Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
- Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
- Scene-by-scene plot summaries
- A key to famous lines and phrases
- An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
- An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
- Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books
Essay by Phyllis Rackin
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.

Into the Woods - A Five-ACT Journey Into Story (Paperback): John Yorke Into the Woods - A Five-ACT Journey Into Story (Paperback)
John Yorke
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The Unpunished Vice - A Life of Reading (Hardcover): Edmund White The Unpunished Vice - A Life of Reading (Hardcover)
Edmund White 1
R437 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R103 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An insightful account of the key role reading has played in the life of literary icon Edmund White Edmund White made his name as a writer, but he remembers his life through the books he read. For White, each momentous occasion came with books to match: Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, which opened up the seemingly closed world of homosexuality while he was at boarding school in Michigan; the Ezra Pound poems adored by a lover he followed to New York; the biography of Stephen Crane that inspired one of White's novels. Blending memoir and literary criticism, The Unpunished Vice is a compendium of all the ways reading has shaped White's life and work. His larger-than-life presence on the literary scene - he is close friends with giants including Michael Ondaatje and Joyce Carol Oates - lends itself to fascinating, intimate insights into the lives of some of the world's best-loved cultural figures. With characteristic wit and candour, he recalls reading Henry James to Peggy Guggenheim in her private gondola in Venice, and phone calls at eight o'clock in the morning to Vladimir Nabokov - who once said that White was his favourite American writer. The Unpunished Vice is a sensitive, smart and insightful account of a life in literature.

Cambridge Introductions to Literature - The Cambridge Introduction to Satire (Paperback): Jonathan Greenberg Cambridge Introductions to Literature - The Cambridge Introduction to Satire (Paperback)
Jonathan Greenberg
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In satire, evil, folly, and weakness are held up to ridicule - to the delight of some and the outrage of others. Satire may claim the higher purpose of social critique or moral reform, or it may simply revel in its own transgressive laughter. It exposes frauds, debunks ideals, binds communities, starts arguments, and evokes unconscious fantasies. It has been a central literary genre since ancient times, and has become especially popular and provocative in recent decades. This new introduction to satire takes a historically expansive and theoretically eclectic approach, addressing a range of satirical forms from ancient, Renaissance, and Enlightenment texts through contemporary literary fiction, film, television, and digital media. The beginner in need of a clear, readable overview and the scholar seeking to broaden and deepen existing knowledge will both find this a lively, engaging, and reliable guide to satire, its history, and its continuing relevance in the world.

Possessing the Past - Trauma, Imagination, and Memory in Post-Plantation Southern Literature (Hardcover): Lisa Hinrichsen Possessing the Past - Trauma, Imagination, and Memory in Post-Plantation Southern Literature (Hardcover)
Lisa Hinrichsen
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Literary Landscapes - Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature (Hardcover): John Sutherland Literary Landscapes - Charting the Worlds of Classic Literature (Hardcover)
John Sutherland; Edited by General 1
R636 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R221 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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