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            This Is Shakespeare

            This Is Shakespeare (Hardback)

            By Smith, Emma

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            A genius and prophet whose timeless works encapsulate the human condition like no others. A writer who surpassed his contemporaries in vision, originality and literary mastery. Who wrote like an angel, putting it all so much better than anyone else. Is this Shakespeare? Well, sor...t of. But it doesn't really tell us the whole truth. So much of what we say about Shakespeare is either not true, or just not relevant, deflecting us from investigating the challenges of his inconsistencies and flaws. This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare's plays and their changing topicality. It introduces an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer who engages with intersectionality as much as with Ovid, with economics as much as poetry: who writes in strikingly modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex. It takes us into a world of politicking and copy-catting, as we watch him emulating the blockbusters of Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd, the Spielberg and Tarantino of their day; flirting with and skirting round the cut-throat issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change. The Shakespeare in this book poses awkward questions rather than offering bland answers, always implicating us in working out what it might mean. This is Shakespeare. And he needs your attention.
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            ISBN 9780241392157
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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            George Crabbe and his Times 1754-1832: A Critical and Biographical Study

            George Crabbe and his Times 1754-1832: A Critical and Biographical Study (Hardback)

            By Huchon, Rene

            • RRP: $412.00
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            This book was first published in 1968 First appearing in 1907, Rene Huchon with the help of original manuscripts rewrote the biography of Crabbe published by his son in 1834. As the title suggests, however, Huchon was not merely concerned with the presentation of Crabbe as a lite...rary figure in isolation, and by conjuring up the atmosphere and background of the eighteenth century he is able to shed new light on Crabbe's poetry.There are descriptions of Aldborough, of the desolate heaths and marshy wastes where Crabbe spent his unhappy youth, which together with his background of poverty, and familiarity with the life of the country poor, led him to revolt against the current trend of pastoral poetry. At the time the most detailed study of Crabbe, this work is of foremost importance, for rarely is a poety placed so securely in his setting, and both followers of the poet, and devotees of the eighteenth century will welcome this being freely available agian.
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            ISBN 9780367111748
            Released NZ 18 Jan 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            The Works of Lord Bolingbroke: Volume 1

            The Works of Lord Bolingbroke: Volume 1 (Hardback)

            By Bolingbroke, Henry St. John

            • RRP: $294.00
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            Published in 1967: Accuracy and impartiality have been studied in the following Biography, more than elegance and that labored eulogy, which so often defeats its purpose. The quick genius and diversified attainments of the author and the statesman, have not been allowed to cast a... glare over the vices of the man and the specious hollowness of the pretended philosopher.
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            ISBN 9780367149628
            Released NZ 22 Feb 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays

            Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays (Hardback)

            By Le Comte, Edward

            • RRP: $188.00
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            First published in 1991. These ten essays by the distinguished Milton scholar Edward Le Comte examines the various themes, context and structure of Milton's poetry and prose, including particular focus on both Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained. This title will be of great inter...est to students of John Milton and English Literature.
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            ISBN 9780367151430
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Milton
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            Milton and Free Will: An Essay in Criticism and Philosophy

            Milton and Free Will: An Essay in Criticism and Philosophy (Hardback)

            By Myers, William

            • RRP: $212.00
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            First published in 1987. Milton and Free Will is an incisive, ambitious and comprehensive analysis and defence of the concept of free will, using Milton as an example and exemplar. Written with passion, and out of a lifelong engagement with the poetry of Milton and the philosophi...cal and theological problems it encompasses, the book will illuminate both Milton studies and philosophical debate. The author engages with all the major currents of the free will debate, starting with Aristotle and Aquinas and considering arguments advanced by Hume and Kant as well as those of a number of modern philosophers including Polanyi, Kenny, Parfit, Plantinga, Swinburne, Dennett and Davidson. He pays particular attention to the Marxist formalism of Bakhtin, the Catholic phenomenology of Pope John Paul II and the evolutionism of Monod and Sober. He concludes with a rebuttal of the deconstructionism of Barthes, Derrida and Foucault. He claims that all the major difficulties faced by defenders of free will can be overcome if a notion of willing implicit in the work of Milton is properly understood. Freedom as Milton represented and understood it, he suggests, is a condition of mind arising out of inter-personal awareness and not a property or consequence of practical reasoning. He finds supporting evidence for this view in the writings of Newman and in Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady, which he reads as a narrative structurally reversing Milton's representation of the fall of Eve in Paradise Lost. The author systematically analyses and reanalyses key passages in his texts in the light of the many arguments for and against free will, seeking thereby to affirm the validity in principle, and the personal and political importance in practice, of the Christian humanist tradition of which he sees Milton, Newman and the Pope as important (if sometimes misleading) spokesmen.
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            ISBN 9780367139575
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Milton
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            Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic

            Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic (Hardback)

            By Blessington, Francis C.

            • RRP: $188.00
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            This study, first published in 1979, explores the idea that all spheres of action - hell, heaven, and earth - of the classical epic is relevant to all parts of Paradise Lost. The author also examines the structure, style, and the narrator of the text. This title will be of great ...interest to students of Milton and English Literature.
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            ISBN 9780367151294
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Milton
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            Paradise Lost

            Paradise Lost (Hardback)

            By Hunter, G. K.

            • RRP: $212.00
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            First published in 1980. Paradise Lost was once a favourite text for family reading; today it is confined to the educational system, which treats it as an object to be investigated rather than a subject that demands response. Professor Hunter writes inevitably for an audience of ...literary students, but he invites them to consider Paradise Lost as a text that must be enjoyed before it can be explained. He understands the need to explain complexities, but is mainly concerned with the onward flow of our engagement with an ancient poem. Milton's narrative technique is explored as a system which both encourages and frustrates our native sense of story. His poetic power is shown to grow from our assent to its brilliant evocation of as if fictions. Milton is a master of audience manipulation, of dramatic tension and intellectual paradox. These characteristics are described in the context of the task the poem sets itself to tell the untellable and describe what no man has ever seen. The power of Milton's art is traced through his rehandling of Homer and Virgil and in his daringly individual fidelity to scripture. Professor Hunter does not try to smooth away the contradictions inherent in Milton's ambition to write an English classical Christian epic. He rather stresses the contradictions as cues to a properly alert reading. And this is what the book aims at above all a response to Paradise Lost which is alert to poetry and unintimidated by scholarship.
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            ISBN 9780367142933
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Milton
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            Re-membering Milton: Essays on the Texts and Traditions

            Re-membering Milton: Essays on the Texts and Traditions (Hardback)

            Edited by Nyquist, Mary; Ferguson, Margaret W.

            • RRP: $233.00
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            First published in 1987. Passionately praised and equally passionately criticised by contemporary and later writers, the figure of Milton inherited by the twentieth century is by no means unified, despite the appearance of monumental unity his work sometimes acquires in the class...room and in academic criticism. This collection of essays gathers together disparate and often conflicting representations of Milton as author and cultural figure. Critics familiar with the traditions of Milton scholarship and with debates in literary theory reconstruct Milton from evidence provided by his own prose and poetry, by his contemporaries (including some little-known women writers), by Romantics such as Blake and Wordsworth, and, finally, by a tradition of Afro-American writing that reflects Milton's influence in ways previously unexamined by critics. The process of reconstruction can also be seen as a process of re-membering. The volume draws inspiration from, but also interrogates, the figure used in Areopagita to describe the quest for truth. Likening Truth to the dismembered body of Osiris, Milton urges Truth's friends to seek up and down, gathering limb by limb the body scattered through time and space. Re-membering Milton includes work by established critics from both sides of the Atlantic. Together these contributors place Milton and different Milton traditions firmly within the arenas of modem critical debate. As a result, the collection will be of interest to a wide range of readers: scholars concerned with Milton and Renaissance literature and history; advanced undergraduates and graduate students; researchers in women's studies; and all readers generally concerned with trends in literary and cultural theory.
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            ISBN 9780367139742
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Milton
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            A Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Milton

            A Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Milton (Hardback)

            By Bradshaw, John

            • RRP: $259.00
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            First published in 1894. This Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Milton includes all of Milton's poems, excluding the Psalms and the Translations in the prose works; and all of the words are given with the exception of some of the pronouns, conjunctions, adverbs and prepos...itions; but any of these used peculiarly are given. It is hoped that the work will be found useful not only by the student of Milton but by the grammarian and the philologist.
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            ISBN 9780367139391
            Released NZ 10 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: Milton
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            Early Modern Travel and the Discourses of English Nationalism

            Early Modern Travel and the Discourses of English Nationalism (Hardback)

            By Day, Matthew

            • RRP: $285.00
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            An exploration of the relationship between early modern travel literature and English nationalism, this book's primary goal is to assess the response of early modern readers to the nationalist sentiments in Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations. Matthew Day contends that Hakluy...t's collection shaped nationalist thinking, ideas, and notions of identity; and that it influenced nationalist policies and actions in a number of key areas, including politics, navigation, exploration and trade. This study discloses the fundamental importance of early modern travel literature to nationalist discourses and their complex relationship with imperialism. It is based on both printed and manuscript sources, and looks at literature ranging from the drama and poetry to government papers, personal letters, commonplace books, and minutes of trading companies. As a reception history, it appeals not only to literary and cultural historians, but also to scholars of book history.
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            ISBN 9780754657927
            Released NZ 26 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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