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            Patriotism, Religion and Power in the Literatures of Iran: From the Shanameh to the Present
              

            Patriotism, Religion and Power in the Literatures of Iran: From the Shanameh to the Present (Hardback)

            By Derayeh, Minoo

            • RRP: $426.50
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            • Pub Date
              24 Mar 22

            Through the interpretation of literary sources, this book examines the ways religions and patriotism have often converged to bring about cultural, religious and social and political change in Iran. The author examines Iranian political and social relations via two core themes thr...oughout its history; the relationship between the ruler and the ruled and the role of justice and injustice. The book explores the stories of Kings, Gods, religions, cultures, political systems and sacred aspects of these in Iranian mythology. Minoo Derayeh analyses a multiplicity of literary works from the poetry of Ferdowsi, Parvaz and Hafez, to the sacred Zoroastrian Avestas to the memoirs of Mohammad Mosaddeq, Aytaollah Abulqasem and Hossein Makki and the works of modern female Iranian writers to provide a new perspective on what she argues is a recurrent theme in Iranian political and cultural history.
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            ISBN 9780755641710
            Released NZ 24 Mar 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Hawthorne's Literary History: From Salem to Somewhere Else
              

            Hawthorne's Literary History: From Salem to Somewhere Else (Hardback)

            By Colacurcio, Michael J.

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            • Pub Date
              11 Jan 22
            ISBN 9781839983221
            Released NZ 11 Jan 2022
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Anthem Nineteenth-century Series
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            Batman The Ultimate Guide New Edition
              

            Batman The Ultimate Guide New Edition (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $64.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Feb 22

            Explores Batman's entire career, with full details of his breathtaking adventures and battles, resolute allies, chequered love life, and formidable Rogues Gallery. DC's Dark Knight first emerged from the shadows in the pages of Detective Comics in 1939, when young Bruce Wayne vow...ed to avenge his parents' murder and fight for justice in crime-ridden Gotham City. Packed with information on the Dark Knight, including his creation and evolution over the decades, this in-world celebration of DC's most popular Super Hero explores Batman's motives and drives, his incredible array of weapons and vehicles, his family of allies, and his roster of menacing Super-Villains, including The Joker, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, The Penguin, Bane, Scarecrow, Killer Croc, and many more. This definitive volume brings Batman's thrilling story right up to date with full details of his exploits in recent DC storylines such as Rebirth, Dark Nights: Metal and Dark Nights: Death Metal, and City of Bane. Featuring a detailed timeline of key events in the life of Bruce Wayne aka Batman, Batman: The Ultimate Guide New Edition is packed with spectacular full-colour artwork from the original comics and is a dream purchase for the Dark Knight's legion of fans all over the world. (TM) & (c) DC Comics. (s21)
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            ISBN 9780241531532
            Released NZ 3 Feb 2022
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien
             

            The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien (Hardback)

            Edited by Ovenden, Richard; McIlwaine, Catherine

            • RRP: $94.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 22

            J.R.R. Tolkien's son and literary editor, Christopher Tolkien, published 24 of his father's posthumous works during his own lifetime. This collection of essays by world-renowned scholars, together with family reminiscences, sheds new light on Tolkien's work. This illustrated volu...me is essential reading for Tolkien scholars, readers and fans.
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            ISBN 9781851245659
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2022
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Commedia dell'Arte for the 21st Century: Practice and Performance in the Asia-Pacific
             

            Commedia dell'Arte for the 21st Century: Practice and Performance in the Asia-Pacific (Hardback)

            Edited by Di Niro, Corinna; Crick, Oliver

            • RRP: $282.00
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 21

            This book discusses the evolution of Commedia dell'Arte in the Asia-Pacific where through the process of reinvention and recreation it has emerged as Neo-Commedia. The authors in this collection chart their own training in the field and documenting their strategies for engaging w...ith this form of theatre. In doing so, this book examines the current thoughts, ideas and perceptions of Commedia - a longstanding theatre genre, rooted in a European oral tradition for well over 500 years. The contributing artists, directors, teachers, scholars and theatre makers give insight into working styles, performance ideas, craft techniques and ways to engage an audience for whom Commedia is not part of their day-to-day culture. The volume presents case studies by current practitioners, some who have trained under known Commedia 'masters' (Fava, Mazzone-Clementi and Lecoq for example) and have returned to their country of origin where they have developed their performance and teaching praxis, and others (particularly in Japan, Thailand, Singapore) who have worked alongside invited 'orthodox' Italian practitioners. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars in Performing arts, Italian studies and History as well as practitioners in Commedia dell'Arte.
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            ISBN 9780367696788
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2021
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies
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            Form, Affect and Debt in Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Fiction: Ireland in Crisis
              

            Form, Affect and Debt in Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Fiction: Ireland in Crisis (Hardback)

            By Flannery, Dr Eoin

            • RRP: $426.50
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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 22

            Based on readings of the most provocative voices in contemporary Irish writing, this book explores how these authors have engaged with the events of Ireland's recent economic 'boom' and the demise of the Celtic Tiger period, and how they have portrayed the widespread and contrast...ng aftermaths. Drawing upon economic literary criticism, affect theory in relation to shame and guilt, and the philosophy of debt, this book offer an entirely original suit of perspectives on both established and emerging authors. Through analyses of the work of writers including: Donal Ryan, Anne Haverty, Claire Kilroy, Dermot Bolger, Deirdre Madden, Chris Binchy, Peter Cunningham, Justin Quinn, Paul Murray, Paul Durcan and Rita Ann Higgins, author Eoin Flannery illuminates their formal and thematic concerns. Paying attention to generic and thematic differences, Flannery's analyses touch upon issues such as: the politics of indebtedness; temporality and narrative form; the relevance of affect theory to understandings of Irish culture and society in an age of austerity; ecocriticism and late capitalism; and the relationship between literary fiction and the mechanics of high finance. Insightful and original, Form, Affect and Debt in Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Fiction provides a seminal intervention in trying to grasp the cultural context and the literature of Celtic Tiger period and its wake.
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            ISBN 9781350166745
            Released NZ 7 Apr 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Art of Poetry: CCEA poetry anthology
             

            The Art of Poetry: CCEA poetry anthology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bowen, Neil

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            Volume 17 in The Art of Poetry series offers astute and engaging close readings of 21 poems from the CCEA GCSE poetry anthology. In addition to analytical essays on each poem, the book features innovative teaching and revision ideas. Whether you're studying the CCEA poems or are ...just interested in lucid analysis of poetry, The Art of Poetry is a springboard to higher grades and a greater appreciation of this art form
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            ISBN 9781999737689
            Released NZ 16 Oct 2017
            Publisher Peripeteia Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Art of Poetry
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            Cartas de un ESTOICO: Las 124 cartas de Seneca a Lucilio
              

            Cartas de un ESTOICO: Las 124 cartas de Seneca a Lucilio (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Calvo, Sergio Catalan; Seneca, Lucio Anneo

            • RRP: $78.50
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            Quiza pensamos que vamos a estar aqui para siempre, que las personas que queremos van a estar aqui para siempre. Hoy dia podemos comprar casi cualquier cosa con nuestros telefonos de ultima generacion sin mover el culo del sofa de nuestra casa, comunicarnos al instante con una pe...rsona que se encuentre al otro lado del planeta, medios de transporte inimaginables hace tan solo 100 anos que han acercado los continentes, calefaccion en invierno, aire acondicionado en verano, television por cable, Internet de alta velocidad... Todas estas comodidades nos hacen vivir dormidos en un comodo sueno de seguridad perpetua totalmente falso. Mortal es todo el bien de los mortales . Mortales son todos los bienes que poseemos y disfrutamos, mortales somos. Pero hay algo que no muere jamas: la virtud. Este mensaje es uno de los que intenta transmitir Seneca en sus cartas a su buen amigo Lucilio. Estos escritos son una de las fuentes de referencia del estoicismo, que a dia de hoy, siguen siendo aplicables. El objetivo de esta edicion de las Cartas a Lucilio es poder acercar el estoicismo a cualquier persona, aunque no tenga ni idea de filosofia. Para ello, he traducido las ensenanzas de Seneca, del castellano antiguo, de una traduccion directa del latin con mas de 130 anos, a un castellano mas actual, facil de leer y de entender.El formato de esta edicion impresa utiliza, en sus 770 paginas, letra grande, parrafos cortos y amplios margenes, para facilitar su comprension y hacer mas agradable su lectura.
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            ISBN 9781791367350
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2019
            Publisher Independently Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (Spanish)
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            Some Keywords in Dickens
              

            Some Keywords in Dickens (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Hollington, Michael; Orestano, Francesca; Vanfasse, Nathalie

            • RRP: $160.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Aug 21

            This volume shows how highly conscious Dickens was of words - of their meaning of course, and of the ideas they conjured up, but also of their very substance, texture, plasticity, visuality, and resonance, as well as their interactions with other words, and with their cultural en...vironment. Each keyword is treated not as a semantic unit with a fixed meaning but rather as a flexible linguistic construct. Some keywords are just a word, a characteristic or even idiosyncratic lexical unit; some are treated as a load-bearing conceptual category or theme; some disintegrate into noise, complicating readers' assumptions about what a keyword must be. The focus shifts from word at micro- to macro-levels of signification, at times denoting wider cultural usage. Dynamic relations, oppositions, correlations and overlappings result from these individualized reading journeys, creating unforeseen and rich systems of meaning.
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            ISBN 9783847113157
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2021
            Publisher V&r Unipress
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Close Reading
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            Facetten Polymorpher Lyrik: Beobachtungen Zu Gedichten Apollinaires
              

            Facetten Polymorpher Lyrik: Beobachtungen Zu Gedichten Apollinaires (Hardback)

            By Meter, Helmut

            • RRP: $208.50
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            • Pub Date
              9 Aug 21

            Guillaume Apollinaire's poetry is examined here from different angles. This does not correspond to the usual practice, which aims at the homogeneous image of an author who is only enthusiastic about modernity. Such one-sidedness is avoided in the twelve contributions. Moreover, t...hey are devoted to hitherto neglected questions. Thus, comparative considerations, the reweighting of the Rhineland poems, the mixing of writing techniques and the transgression of autofictional content towards basic existential questions are striking facets of changing modes of observation. Consequently, a partly unusual physiognomy of the poet emerges, who in his poetic writing seems to stand less for the conflict between old and new than for the mutual interpenetration of both.
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            ISBN 9783847113140
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2021
            Publisher V&r Unipress
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Deutschland Und Frankreich Im Wissenschaftlichen Dialog / Le
            Language (German)
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