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On the Contrary
ISBN: PB: 9781784104368,
Candid and sometimes scathing memoirs from the Oscar-award-winning screenwriter of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. On the Contrary is a Proustian parade of people and events (including Thatcher and the Falklands war), written with the vividness and...
ISBN: PB: 9781784101763,
In this unique and finely-wrought collection, award-winning poet and scholar Peter McDonald gives us the first contemporary translation of the Homeric Hymns; a collection of 33 anonymous Ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. From Zeus to A...
C. H. Sisson Reader
ISBN: PB: 9781847772657,
C. H. Sisson was born in Bristol in 1914. To celebrate his centenary, this Reader includes a generous selection of his poems, translations and essays. The poems are drawn from all periods of Sisson's writing life, from the darkly satirical work of th...
Essence of the Brontes
A Compilation with Essays
ISBN: PB: 9781847772466,
Muriel Spark always regarded the Brontes with a novelist's eye. As Boyd Tonkin argues in his lively introduction, written for the new edition, the Brontes inspired Spark at the very beginning of her own career, but not in a straightforward way. Throu...
Symbolist Movement in Literature
ISBN: PB: 9781847771254,
First published in 1899, "The Symbolist Movement in Literature" was a highly influential work of criticism, and served to introduce the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Symons' interest in writers such as Paul Verlaine and Stephane Mall...
ISBN: PB: 9781847772510,
The essays, reviews, memoirs and other writings collected here for the first time conjure up one of the great critical imaginations of our time. Grouped into four sections (Art and Poetry; Autobiography and Travel; Literature; and Religion, Politics...
Distance and Memory
ISBN: PB: 9781847771551,
This is a book about remoteness: a memoir of places observed in solitude, of the texture of life through the quiet course of the seasons in the far north of Scotland. It is a book grounded in the singularity of one place – a house in northern Aberdee...
ISBN: PB: 9781847772374,
In the summer of 1816, aged nineteen, Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein". A pioneering work of science fiction, it captured the popular imagination from the start. The daughter of radical philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollsto...
Louis MacNeice and His Legacy
ISBN: PB: 9781847771131,
"Incorrigibly Plural" celebrates the diversity and vitality of Louis MacNeice's writing. Poets and critics illuminate the work of a writer whose achievement and influence is increasingly recognised as central to modern poetry in English. Contribution...
Short Stories from Modern Science
ISBN: PB: 9781905583331,
Like the creation myths they supersede, the revelations of science are seared into our collective imagination through storytelling. From Archimedes' bath to Newton's apple, vivid accounts of scientific discovery help us understand the principles behi...