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Taras Shevchenko A Portrait in Four Sittings
ISBN: HB: 9781932650143, Harvard University Press, January 2019
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), whose bicentennial coincided with the momentous events occurring in Ukraine in 2014, is almost universally acclaimed as the father of the modern Ukrainian nation and the icon of its cultural and political resurgence. Des...
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£28,00
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Lives of the Milanese Tyrants I Tatti Renaissance Library 88
ISBN: HB: 9780674987524, Harvard University Press, December 2018
304 pp., 21x14 cm
"Lives of the Milanese Tyrants" brings together two biographies by the most important Milanese humanist of the early fifteenth century. Pier Candido Decembrio (1399-1477) served as secretary and envoy to the bizarre and powerful Filippo Maria Viscont...
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Inventing Edward Lear
ISBN: HB: 9780674971158, Harvard University Press, December 2018
448 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 colour photos, 98 photos
Edward Lear wrote some of the best-loved poems in English, including "The Owl and the Pussycat", but the father of nonsense was far more than a poet. He was a naturalist, a brilliant landscape painter, an experimental travel writer, and an accomplish...
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£23,00
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Cyrus the Great Life and Lore
ISBN: PB: 9780674987388, Harvard University Press, December 2018
250 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 halftones
The edited volume "Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore" re-contextualizes Cyrus's foundational act and epoch in light of recent scholarship, while examining his later reception in antiquity and beyond. Among the many themes addressed in the volume are: th...
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£17,00
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Virtues and Vices of Speech I Tatti Renaissance Library 87
ISBN: HB: 9780674987500, Harvard University Press, December 2018
400 pp., 21x14 cm
Giovanni Pontano, who adopted the academic sobriquet "Gioviano", was prime minister to several kings of Naples and the most important Neapolitan humanist of the quattrocento. Best known today as a Latin poet, he also composed dialogues depicting the...
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Hesse The Wanderer and His Shadow
ISBN: HB: 9780674737884, Harvard University Press, November 2018
800 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 40 photos
A deftly crafted biography of the author of "Siddhartha", whose critique of consumer culture continues to inspire millions of readers. Against the horrors of Nazi dictatorship and widespread disillusionment with the forces of mass culture and consum...
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£30,00
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Translatability of Revolution Guo Moruo and Twentieth-Century Chinese Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780674987180, Harvard University Press, September 2018
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones, 4 line illus.
The first comprehensive study of the lifework of Guo Moruo (1892-1978) in English, this book explores the dynamics of translation, revolution, and historical imagination in twentieth-century Chinese culture. Guo was a romantic writer who eventually b...
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£32,00
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Papers of John Adams, Volume 19 February 1787 - May 1789
ISBN: HB: 9780674919280, Harvard University Press, August 2018
632 pp., 24.8x16.5 cm
"Huzza for the new World and farewell to the Old One", John Adams wrote in late 1787, wrapping up a decade's worth of diplomatic service in Europe. Volume 19 of the "Papers of John Adams" chronicles Adams's last duties in London and The Hague. In the...
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£68,00
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Dante The Story of His Life
ISBN: PB: 9780674984066, ISBN: HB: 9780674504868, Harvard University Press, May 2018
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 8 line illus.
Marco Santagata's "Dante: The Story of His Life" illuminates one of the world's supreme poets from many angles – writer, philosopher, father, courtier, political partisan. Santagata brings together a vast body of Italian scholarship on Dante's mediev...
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Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde
ISBN: PB: 9780674984387, Harvard University Press, May 2018
370 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 halftones
"And I? May I say nothing, my lord?" With these words, Oscar Wilde's courtroom trials came to a close. The lord in question, High Court justice Sir Alfred Wills, sent Wilde to the cells, sentenced to two years in prison with hard labor for the crime...
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