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Korean Treasures, Volume 2 Rare Books, Manuscripts and Artefacts in the Bodleian Libraries and Museums of Oxford University
ISBN: HB: 9781851245260, Bodleian Library Publishing, May 2019
160 pp., 25x21 cm, 120 colour illus.
Many important and valuable rare books, manuscripts and artefacts related to Korea have been acquired by donations throughout the long history of the Bodleian Libraries and the museums of the University of Oxford. However, due to an early lack of spe...
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Babel Adventures in Translation
ISBN: HB: 9781851245093, Bodleian Library Publishing, February 2019
176 pp., 24.4x20.7 cm, 65 colour illus.
This innovative collection of essays shows how linguistic diversity has inspired people across time and cultures to embark on adventurous journeys through the translation of texts. It tells the story of how ideas have travelled via the medium of tran...
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Construction of a National Vernacular Literature in the Renaissance: Essays in Honor of Edwin M. Duval Yale French Studies, Number 134
ISBN: PB: 9780300235999, Yale University Press, February 2019
192 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
French literature underwent radical changes in the sixteenth century. Edwin (Ned) M. Duval's scholarship focuses on teasing out hidden structures and symmetries in French Renaissance poetry and prose. In honor of Duval's literary "sleuthing", the con...
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Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 20 Johnson on Demand: Reviews, Prefaces, and Ghost-Writings
ISBN: HB: 9780300228281, Yale University Press, February 2019
672 pp., 22.2x14.3 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The English critic, biographer, and poet Samuel Johnson was among the most influential figures of the eighteenth century. This twentieth and final volume of the Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson presents the author's occasional writing, inc...
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Race, Nation, Translation South African Essays, 1990-2013
ISBN: HB: 9780300226171, Yale University Press, January 2019
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 7 black&white illus.
The most significant nonfiction writings of Zoe Wicomb, one of South Africa's leading authors and intellectuals, are collected here for the first time in a single volume. This compilation features critical essays on the works of such prominent South...
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Social Life of Books Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home
ISBN: PB: 9780300240252, ISBN: HB: 9780300208290, Yale University Press, January 2019
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 57 black&white illus.
A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century. Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainme...
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Challenging the Code Essays on Ukrainian Literature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781932650181, Harvard University Press, January 2019
570 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Drawn from a festschrift honoring George G. Grabowicz, the essays in this collection examine central issues in Ukrainian literature and culture with special attention to the comparative and deconstructive approaches that reflect the honoree's own wor...
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£21,00
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Story of Myth
ISBN: HB: 9780674185074, Harvard University Press, December 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 14 photos, 2 charts
Greek myths have long been admired as beautiful, thrilling stories but dismissed as serious objects of belief. For centuries scholars have held that Greek epics, tragedies, and the other compelling works handed down to us obscure the "real" myths tha...
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Art of Being Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9780674983656, Harvard University Press, December 2018
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 photo
"The Art of Being" is a powerful account of how the literary form of the novel reorients philosophy toward the meaning of existence. Yi-Ping Ong shows that for Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Beauvoir, the form of the novel in its classic phase yields the c...
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Language They Chose Women's Writing in Urdu Vol I: Fiction
ISBN: HB: 9789384757892, Zubaan Books, December 2018
300 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
During the last century, Urdu women writers have produced a substantial and varied body of work. Yet, it has been dismissed by literary scholars who, biased by gender and religion, have never given it the attention it deserves. "The Language They Cho...
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