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              Books by Professor Richard Bradford

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              Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith
               

              Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith (Hardback)

              By Bradford, Professor Richard

              • RRP: $49.44
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              A vibrant portrait of the acclaimed author Patricia Highsmith, publishing to coincide with the 100th anniversary of her birth in 1921.

              ISBN 9781448217908
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Orwell: A Man Of Our Time
               

              Orwell: A Man Of Our Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bradford, Professor Richard

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                2 Jul 21

              A vivid portrait of the man behind the writings.

              ISBN 9781448217694
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Graphic Poetics: Poetry as Visual Art
               

              Graphic Poetics: Poetry as Visual Art (Trade Paperback / Paperback, NIPPOD)

              By Bradford, Professor Richard

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              Richard Bradford argues that many traditional poets treat words as visual artefacts and that some poems demand to be interpreted like pictures.

              ISBN 9781441175175
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
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              Orwell: A Man Of Our Time

              Orwell: A Man Of Our Time (Hardback)

              By Bradford, Professor Richard

              • RRP: $42.99
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              A vivid portrait of the man behind the writings. As one of the most enduringly popular and controversial novelists of the last century, the 70th anniversary of George Orwell's death in 2020 offers an opportunity to assess his relevance today. Despite the commonplace view that Ani...mal Farm was aimed exclusively at Stalinist Russia, it was far more broadly focused and the similarities between aspects of the novel and Trump's America are obvious. Not only the parallels with the current President, but also by those who feel that his cult of personality is a mandate for collective nastiness. Doublethink features in Nineteen Eighty Four and it is the forerunner to Fake News. Aside from Orwell's importance as a political theorist and novelist his life in its own right is a beguiling narrative. His family was caught between upper middle-class complacency and uncertainty, and Orwell's time at Prep School and as a scholarship boy at Eton caused him to despise the class system that spawned him despite finding himself unable to fully detach himself from it. His life thereafter mirrored the history of his country; like many from his background he devoted himself to socialism as a salve to his conscience. He died at the point when Britain's status as an Imperial and world power had waned. An interest in him endures, principally because it is difficult to differentiate between the man who recorded the terrible events of the depression and the Spanish Civil War as an observer and the fiction writer who used literature to predict grim possibilities and diagnose horribly endemic inclinations. No other British writer of the 20th century has blended ideas, political commentary and literary art in such a manner. For an author whose work has been regarded as the most important in terms of the turbulent years of the mid-20th century and who eroded the boundaries between literature, journalism and political commentary, there have been relatively few attempts to present a vibrant portrait of
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              ISBN 9781448217687
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Man Who Wasn't There: A Life of Ernest Hemingway

              The Man Who Wasn't There: A Life of Ernest Hemingway (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bradford, Professor Richard

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              Ernest Hemingway was an involuntary chameleon, who would shift seamlessly from a self-cultivated image of hero, aesthetic radical, and existential non-conformist to a figure made up at various points of selfishness, hypocrisy, self-delusion, narcissism and arbitrary vindictivenes...s. Richard Bradford shows that Hemingway's work is by parts erratic and unique because it was tied into these unpredictable, bizarre features of his personality. Impressionism and subjectivity always play some part in the making of literary works. Some authors try to subdue them while others treat them as the essentials of creativity but they endure as a ubiquitous element of all literature. They are the writer's private signature, their authorial fingerprint. In this ground-breaking and intensely revealing biography, which includes a complete reassessment of Hemingway's oeuvre Hemingway's unfixed personality is shown to be the index to why and how he wrote as he did.
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              ISBN 9780755600977
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Man Who Wasn't There: A Life of Ernest Hemingway

              The Man Who Wasn't There: A Life of Ernest Hemingway (Hardback)

              By Bradford, Professor Richard

              • RRP: $44.00
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              Ground-breaking and intensely revealing examination of the life of the 20th century's most iconic writer

              ISBN 9781788319959
              Released NZ 18 Apr 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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