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            Illustration in Fin-de-Siecle Transatlantic Romance Fiction
             

            Illustration in Fin-de-Siecle Transatlantic Romance Fiction (Hardback)

            By Holterhoff, Kate

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 22

            This book examines illustrations created to accompany fictions written by several of the most popular authors published in Britain and America between 1885 and 1920. By studying the lavish illustrations that complemented not only initial serializations, but also subsequent public...ations of fictions by H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, James De Mille, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H.G. Wells, the book demonstrates the significance of images to the fin de siecle romance form. In order to make fantastic plots seem possible, graphic artists worked hand in hand with authors to not only fill gaps in audience understanding, but also expand and deepen the meaning of these marvels. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual culture, illustration studies, British and American history, and British and American literature.
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            ISBN 9780367862091
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series British Art: Histories and Interpretations Since 1700
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            Peeing is Relieving: 200 original maxims by the world's leading aphorist
              

            Peeing is Relieving: 200 original maxims by the world's leading aphorist (Hardback)

            By Eddison, Robert

            • RRP: $29.50
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 21

            Feeling down in the mouth? Then brighten your day with Peeing is Relieving! It's packed with pithy one-liners, like: Fame is when reporters beg to interview your cat and: The British Empire ceased when butlers stopped ironing the morning paper. As the perfect gift book, Robert Ed...dison's off-the-wall treasure house of original aphorisms is peppered with rib-tickling illustrations and state-of-the-art Quick Response codes. Scan them with your phone and up I pop to have a laugh with you! Whether you're on the loo or on your private jet, this is a must-read book of witty maxims by the world's leading aphorist. Enjoy!
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            ISBN 9781914414220
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher Unicorn Publishing Group
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Poems of Browning: Volume Five: The Ring and the Book, Books 1-6
              

            The Poems of Browning: Volume Five: The Ring and the Book, Books 1-6 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Woolford, John; Karlin, Daniel; Phelan, Joseph

            • RRP: $193.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 24

            The Ring and the Book, published serially in 1868-9, is one of the most daring and innovative poems in the English language. The story is based on the trial of an Italian nobleman, Guido Franceschini, for the murder of his wife Pompilia in Rome in 1698. Browning's discovery of th...e 'old yellow book', a bundle of legal documents and letters relating to the trial, on a second-hand market stall in Florence, sparked an imaginative engagement with this sordid tale of domestic cruelty, adultery, and greed which grew, through four years of arduous labour, into an epic peopled not by gods and warriors but by concrete, recognizably human beings. Fusing the technique of the dramatic monologue, the form he had made his own, with the grandeur of classical epic and the vivid realism of the modern novel, Browning created a unique hybrid form that allowed him not only to bring to life an entire historical period but also to reflect on the process of artistic creation itself - the forging of the golden 'ring' of the poem from the 'pure crude fact' of its historical original. This edition, comprising volumes 5 and 6 in the acclaimed Longman Annotated English Poets edition of Browning's poems, does full justice to the scope and depth of Browning's achievement. The headnote in volume 5 gives an authoritative account of the poem's composition, publication, sources, and reception, making use of hitherto unpublished letters and textual material. In addition to giving readers help, where needed, with historical and linguistic comprehension, the notes track Browning's formidable range of allusion, from the most erudite to the most vulgar. The appendices in volume 6 present a selection from the original sources, a list of variants from extant proofs, and key passages from Browning's fascinating and revealing correspondence with one of the earliest readers of the poem, Julia Wedgwood. The aim is to enable readers not just to understand the poem as an object of study, but to take pleasure in i
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            ISBN 9781032160443
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2024
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Longman Annotated English Poets
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            Child of an Immigrant
              

            Child of an Immigrant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Anin, Sandra

            • RRP: $54.99
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            Child of an Immigrant is a story about young Matilda and her Ghanaian family living in Canada. Her parents settled in the country in the late 80s with hopes of a better life. While learning to adjust to life, Matilda and her sister, Layla, struggle with finding their own identity... outside of their family. To cope with her newfound identity, Matilda pours out all of her family's secrets in each entry-from infidelity to emotional trauma. Things take a turn when a secret love child is discovered and chaos breaks out in the home. Lack of trust, love, and respect soon becomes evident in the family. Can the family unit survive the threat to their foundation? The news causes Matilda to look at her family in a new light, while she's also battling with a tough decision she needs to make around school. Both Layla and Matlida begin to challenge her parents' rules. Matilda fights for Layla's dream to become a journalist as she realizes the manipulation and codependency coerced by their parents. Matilda struggles to find footing and stumbles down the wrong path into a spiral of uncontrollable habits. As the secret love child joins Matilda and builds a sisterhood, Matilda forgets the promise she made to herself. Will Layla's return help Matilda get back on track? Will the parents soon find a grip on their daughter? Will the secret love child find the love she is looking for? Will these children of immigrants balance their desires while honoring their family's wishes?
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            ISBN 9781737254829
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2021
            Publisher Daughter of the King Publishin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Le Chat Noir Exposed: The Absurdist Spirit Behind a 19th Century French Cabaret
              

            Le Chat Noir Exposed: The Absurdist Spirit Behind a 19th Century French Cabaret (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Translated by Skinner, Doug; By Crepiat, Caroline

            • RRP: $43.99
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            This extraordinary work of scholarship exposes the liveliest fin-de-siecle bohemian cabaret and journal in Paris. Le Chat Noir was a playground for painters, writers, poets, pranksters, and musicians, all gleefully demolishing the standards of art and good taste. Caroline Crepiat... examines such eccentric personalities as Paul Verlaine, Alphonse Allais, Marie Krysinska, Maurice Mac-Nab, and Charles Cros, and analyzes their treatment of money, women, translation, humor, sex, disease, and scatology, with generous samplings of the original texts. A masterful look at a rich and colorful legend of the avant-garde!
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            ISBN 9781735615967
            Released NZ 27 Jun 2021
            Publisher Black Scat Books
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            Owning Performance | Performing Ownership: Literary Property and the Eighteenth-Century British Stage
              

            Owning Performance | Performing Ownership: Literary Property and the Eighteenth-Century British Stage (Hardback)

            By Wessel, Jane

            • RRP: $274.50
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            • Pub Date
              15 Jul 22
            ISBN 9780472133079
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2022
            Publisher The University of Michigan Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Work of Forgetting: Or, How Can We Make the Future Possible?
             

            The Work of Forgetting: Or, How Can We Make the Future Possible? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Symons, Stephane

            • RRP: $133.99
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            For over fifty years the concept of memory has played a crucial role in a large number of academic and societal debates. The Work of Forgetting: Or, How Can We Make the Future Possible? draws attention to the limits of the academic field of memory studies. It argues that the facu...lty of memory offers an inadequate response to the challenges of the present. The book sets up a dialogue between the philosophies of forgetting that underlie the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin and Gilles Deleuze, and the philosophies of memory that inform the work of Sigmund Freud, Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt. It builds on the idea that history is inseparable from a type of transience that cannot be counter-acted by the preserving work of memory and develops a new understanding of the phenomenon of forgetting in which the passage of time is asserted in thought and thus made productive.
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            ISBN 9781538158272
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2021
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Philosophical Projections
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            Der Engel in Der Moderne: Eine Figur Zwischen Exilgegenwart Und Zukunftsvision
               

            Der Engel in Der Moderne: Eine Figur Zwischen Exilgegenwart Und Zukunftsvision (Hardback)

            By Zschunke, Lena

            • RRP: $399.50
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 21

            The series Studien zur deutschen Literatur (Studies in German Literature) presents outstanding analyses of German-speaking literature from the early modern period to the present day. It particularly embraces comparative, cultural and historical-epistemological questions and serve...s as a tradition-steeped forum for innovative literary research.
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            ISBN 9783110729665
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2021
            Publisher De Gruyter
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Studien Zur Deutschen Literatur
            Language (German)
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            The Slave Sublime: The Language of Violence in Caribbean Literature and Music
              

            The Slave Sublime: The Language of Violence in Caribbean Literature and Music (Paperback)

            By Lettman, Stacy J.

            • RRP: $91.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 22

            In this interdisciplinary work, Stacy J. Lettman explores real and imagined violence as depicted in Caribbean and Jamaican text and music, how that violence repeats itself in both art and in the actions of the state, and what that means for Caribbean cultural identity. Jamaica is... known for having one of the highest per capita murder rates in the world, a fact that Lettman links to remnants of the plantation era-namely the economic dispossession and structural violence that still haunt the island. Lettman contends that the impact of colonial violence is so embedded in the language of Jamaican literature and music that violence has become a separate language itself, one that paradoxically can offer cultural modes of resistance. Lettman codifies Paul Gilroy's concept of the slave sublime as a remix of Kantian philosophy through a Caribbean lens to take a broad view of Jamaica, the Caribbean, and their political and literary history that challenges Eurocentric ideas of slavery, Blackness, and resistance. Living at the intersection of philosophy, literary and musical analysis, and postcolonial theory, this book sheds new light on the lingering ghosts of the plantation and slavery in the Caribbean.
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            ISBN 9781469668086
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2022
            Publisher The University of North Caroli
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Cambridge History of the Gothic 3 Volume Hardback Set: Three-volume set
              

            The Cambridge History of the Gothic 3 Volume Hardback Set: Three-volume set (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, Contains 3 hardbacks)

            Edited by Wright, Angela; Townshend, Dale; Spooner, Catherine

            • RRP: $611.99
            • $611.99
            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 21

            This series offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary history of the Gothic mode, from its earliest manifestations in European history through to the present day. Written by an international cast of contributors, the chapters bring fresh scholarly attention to established Goth...ic themes while also drawing attention to new critical concerns.
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            ISBN 9781108662017
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2021
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series The Cambridge History of the Gothic
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