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            Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918
             

            Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918 (Paperback)

            By Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Martin, Ruth

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            At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew the monarchy, and declared a Free State of Bavaria. In February 1919, he was assassinated, and the revolution failed. But while the dream lived, it w...as the writers, the poets, the playwrights and the intellectuals who led the way. As well as Eisner, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, and many other prominent figures in German cultural history were involved. In his characteristically lucid, sharp prose, Volker Weidermann presents us with a slice of history - November 1918 to April 1919 - and shows how a small group of people could have altered the course of the twentieth century.
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            ISBN 9781782275060
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles
             

            The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles (Paperback)

            By Larrington, Carolyne

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            Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in the undergrowth, tantalising and... teasing just at the periphery of human vision. How have the remarkably persistent folkloric traditions of the British Isles formed and been formed by the identities and psyches of those who inhabit them? In her sparkling new history, Carolyne Larrington explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of imaginary and fantastical beings has moulded the cultural history of the nation. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie, preternatural landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o'Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee, or water-horse, and even Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Focusing on liminal points where the boundaries between this world and that of the supernatural grow thin those marginal tide-banks, saltmarshes, floodplains, moors and rock-pools wherein mystery lies the author shows how mythologies of Mermen, Green men and Wild-men have helped and continue to help human beings deal with such ubiquitous concerns as love and lust, loss and death and continuity and change. Evoking the Wild Hunt, the ghostly bells of Lyonesse and the dread fenlands haunted by Grendel, and ranging the while from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where Gog, Magog and their fellow giants lie in wait.
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            ISBN 9781350130258
            Released NZ 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories
             

            The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Booker, Christopher

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            This remarkable and monumental book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales via the plays and novels of great literature t...o the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling. But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose. Booker analyses why evolution has given us the need to tell stories and illustrates how storytelling has provided a uniquely revealing mirror to mankind's psychological development over the past 5000 years. This seminal book opens up in an entirely new way our understanding of the real purpose storytelling plays in our lives, and will be a talking point for years to come.
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            ISBN 9781472976185
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Book Parts

            Book Parts (Hardback)

            Edited by Duncan, Dennis; Smyth, Adam

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            A bold and imaginative volume on the constituent elements of the Book, from the pre-print era through to the digital. The twenty-two chapters written by an international team delve into all elements of the book from title pages to endpapers, from dust jackets to indices, and ever...ything else in between.
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            ISBN 9780198812463
            Released NZ 11 Jul 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
             

            All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smyth, Katharine

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            A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives--and see clearly the people we love most. Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting r...oom, and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death--a calamity that claimed her favorite person--she returned to that beloved novel as a way of wrestling with his memory and understanding her own grief. Smyth's story moves between the New England of her childhood and Woolf's Cornish shores and Bloomsbury squares, exploring universal questions about family, loss, and homecoming. Through her inventive, highly personal reading of To the Lighthouse, and her artful adaptation of its groundbreaking structure, Smyth guides us toward a new vision of Woolf's most demanding and rewarding novel--and crafts an elegant reminder of literature's ability to clarify and console. Braiding memoir, literary criticism, and biography, All the Lives We Ever Lived is a wholly original debut: a love letter from a daughter to her father, and from a reader to her most cherished author.
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            ISBN 9781524760632
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Broadway Books
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            Why Women Read Fiction: The Stories of Our Lives

            Why Women Read Fiction: The Stories of Our Lives (Hardback)

            By Taylor, Helen

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            Written by a leading academic and broadcaster and drawing on interviews with readers, writers, reading groups, bookshop owners, librarians, and figures from literary publishing, reviewing, and festivals, this accessible volume offers an overview of the contemporary scene of women...'s novel-reading.
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            ISBN 9780198827689
            Released NZ 16 Jan 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Daily Rituals: Women at Work
             

            Daily Rituals: Women at Work (Hardback)

            By Currey, Mason

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            From Vanessa Bell and Charlotte Bronte to Nina Simone and Jane Campion, here are over one hundred and forty female writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, poets, choreographers, and filmmakers on how they create and work.

            ISBN 9781509852833
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense

            Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Uglow, Jenny

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            If we follow him across land and sea - to Italy, Greece and Albania, to The Levant and Egypt and India - and to the borderlands of spirit and self, art and desire, can we see, in the end, if the nonsense makes sense?

            ISBN 9780571269556
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Faber and Faber
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            The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

            The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lynskey, Dorian

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            In The Lie Becomes the Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous world.

            ISBN 9781509890743
            Released NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

            Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books (Hardback)

            By Pollard, Clare

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            What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten? We've read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.... But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood? Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey on a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.
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            ISBN 9780241354780
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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