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Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop With Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell
David Kalstone
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Becoming a Poet is the first full-scale critical/biographical consideration of a writer who is coming more and more to be seen as a major mid-century American figure.


Peaches Goes It Alone
Frederick Seidel
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The exuberant new collection from a 'beguiling and magisterial' poet (The New York Times Book Review).


Shakespeare and the Nature of Women
Juliet Dusinberre
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A feminist analysis of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Dusinberre argues that Puritan teaching on sexuality and spiritual equality raises questions about women which feed into the drama, where the role of women in relation to authority structures is constantly renegotiated.


The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen: A Treasure Trove of 175 Quips from a Beloved Writer
Jane Austen
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A Treasure Trove of 175 Quips--Both Witty and Wise--from Beloved Writer Jane Austen!


A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde
Lavinia Greenlaw
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Trojan hero Troilus and his beloved Criseyde, whose traitorous father has defected to the Greeks and has persuaded them to ask for his daughter in an exchange of prisoners. In an attempt to save her, Troilus suggests that Criseyde flees the besieged city with him, but she knows that she will be universally condemned.


Borges' Short Stories: A Reader's Guide
Rex Butler
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A guide to ten of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges' best-known and widely studied short stories. It offers an analysis of such key terms in Borges' work as 'labyrinth' and the 'infinite' and analyses Borges' particular narrative strategies.


Directing Herbert White
James Franco
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In Directing Herbert White James Franco writes about making a film of Frank Bidart's poem, Herbert White. Though the main character, Herbert White, is a necrophiliac and a killer, the poem - and the film - are an expression of life's isolation and loneliness.


Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Vol 76, Number 3, Autumn 1994
David Blamires (Editor)
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Brian Diemert
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Diemert traces Greene's adaptation of nineteenth-century romance thrillers and classical detective stories into modern political thrillers as a means of presenting serious concerns in an engaging fashion. He argues that Greene's popular thrillers were in part a reaction to the high modernism of writers ...


Rose Macaulay: A Writer's Life
Jane Emery
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Rose Macaulay was a woman of rare originality, in demand as a journalist and broadcaster, but more so as a friend. By the 1950s no social event was complete without her. Emery shows how closely Macaulay's fiction reflected her experience and unravels the essence of a complex character.


Love Letters: Intimate Correspondence Between Famous Lovers
Andrea Clarke
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In an age of emails, tweets and emojis, this beautiful selection of original love letters invites us into a privileged realm and reminds us why the written word is so expressive and revealing.


This Dialogue of one: Essays on Poets from John Donne to
Mark Ford
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This Dialogue of One collects thirteen essays on English, French and American poets by one of the era's most engaging and highly esteemed poet-critics. Like Randall Jarrell, whose achievement is assessed here, Ford combines a refreshing openness to innovation with an authoritative awareness of what makes ...


Shakespeare's Sonnets: The Complete Illustrated Edition
William Shakespeare
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The First-Ever, Fully Illustrated Collector's Edition of William Shakespeare's Celebrated Sonnets!


The Wicked Wit Collection
various
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This box set contains five volumes of sparkling wit from some of the world's most notable writers and thinkers:
Jane Austen
Winston Churchill
Charles Dickens
William Shakespeare
Oscar Wilde


No Art: Poems
Ben Lerner
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An exhilarating collection of the award-winning poetry that helped establish Ben Lerner as one of the most searching, ambitious and formally inventive writers working today


Samuel Taylor Coleridge: An inspiring collection from the great Romantic and Lakeland poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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A beautiful collection from one of the great Romantic poets - the perfect introduction.


Collected Poems
Marie Ponsot
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Now in paperback, the stunning lifework of this beloved prize-winning poet, gathered in one volume, covering sixty years of poetry, from 1956 to 2016. This celebratory volume covers nearly all of Marie Ponsot's published work, from True Minds (published in 1956 as number five in the famous Pocket Poets ...


Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers
Margaret C. Sullivan
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Years of beautiful, rare, and sometimes hilariously awful Jane Austen covers with entertaining and informative text.


Literature: A Crash Course
Cory Bell
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£7.10

Providing a user-friendly, comprehensive guide to world literature past and present, this volume covers everything from the precision of the Japanese haiku to the baggy, angst ridden maunderings of the Great American Novel.


The English Year: A Literary Journey Through the Seasons
Peter Buckingham
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Join some of England's best-loved writers in this day-by-day celebration of an English year. Diary entries by literary figures such as Gilbert White and Thomas Hardy guide us through the year, accompanied by poems and quotations celebrating the changing seasons, and passages explaining the origins of some of our oldest festive traditions.

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