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Sanskrit Treasury A Compendium of Literature from the Clay Sanskrit Library
ISBN: HB: 9781851245314, Bodleian Library Publishing, November 2019
240 pp., 28.5x24.4 cm, 120 colour illus.
This beautiful collection brings together passages from the renowned stories, poems, dramas, and myths of South Asian literature, including the Mahabharata and the Ramaya?a. Drawing on the translations published by the Clay Sanskrit Library, the pass...
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£50,00
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Novel Houses Twenty Famous Fictional Dwellings
ISBN: HB: 9781851244805, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2019
240 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 40 colour illus.
"Novel Houses" visits unforgettable dwellings in twenty legendary works of English and American fiction. Each chapter stars a famous novel in which a dwelling is pivotal to the plot, and reveals how personally significant that place was to the writer...
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Literate South Reading before Emancipation
ISBN: HB: 9780300112535, Yale University Press, August 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 30 black&white illus.
A pervasive assumption about the culture of the southern United States is that it is firmly rooted in an oral tradition, not a written one. Schweiger complicates our understanding of literacy and reading in the American South before emancipation by s...
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Correspondence
ISBN: PB: 9780857426420, ISBN: HB: 9781906497446, Seagull Books, August 2019
373 pp., 20x16.4 cm, 23 halftones
Paul Celan (1920-1970) is one of the best-known German poets of the Holocaust; many of his poems, admired for their spare, precise diction, deal directly with its stark themes. Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) is recognized as one of pos...
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£19,00
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That Other World Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile
ISBN: HB: 9780300158830, Yale University Press, July 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The ruler of a totalitarian state seeks validation from a former schoolmate, now the nation's foremost thinker, in order to access a cultural cache alien to his regime. A literary critic provides commentary on an unfinished poem that both foretells...
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£20,00
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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, July 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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£21,99
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World-Changing Rage News of the Antipodeans
ISBN: HB: 9780857426574, Seagull Books, July 2019
240 pp., 19.6x13.9 cm, 80 colour plates
Rage and obstinacy are close relatives – and fundamental categories in the work of both Georg Baselitz and Alexander Kluge. In "World-Changing Rage", these two accomplished German creators explore links and fractures between two cultures through two...
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Jerusalem City of the Book
ISBN: HB: 9780300222852, Yale University Press, June 2019
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 colour illus., 23 black&white illus.
In this enchanting book, Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint explore Jerusalem's libraries to tell the story of this city as a place where some of the world's most enduring ideas were put into words. The writers of Jerusalem, although renowned the world o...
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Packing My Library An Elegy and Ten Digressions
ISBN: PB: 9780300244526, ISBN: HB: 9780300219333, Yale University Press, June 2019
160 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries. In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and ree...
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Who Am I? (Mis)Identity and the Polis in "Oedipus Tyrannus"
ISBN: PB: 9780674237940, Harvard University Press, June 2019
270 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Oedipus's major handicap in life is not knowing who he is – and both parricide and incest result from his ignorance of his identity. With two questions – "Who am I?" and "Who is my father?" – on his mind (and on his lips), the obsessed Oedipus arrive...
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