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            The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams
             

            The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Zaleski, Philip; Zaleski, Carol

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            A stirring group biography of the Inklings, the Oxford writing club featuring J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis --

            ISBN 9780374536251
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2020
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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            The French Revolution

            The French Revolution (Paperback)

            By Carlyle, Thomas; Edited by Sorensen, David R.; Kinser, Brent E.; Engel, Mark

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            Thomas Carlyle's history of the French Revolution, originally published in 1837, opens with the death of Louis XV in 1774 and ends in 1795 when Bonaparte quelled the insurrection of the Vendemiaire. It is a work of great narrative and descriptive power that was itself meant to be... revolutionary.
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            ISBN 9780198815594
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford World's Classics
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            Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed
             

            Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Duggan, Lisa

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            Ayn Rand's complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure followed her beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mai...nstream figures, especially-but not only-those on the political right, from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump. Mean Girl traces the posthumous appeal and influence of Rand's novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes, outlining the impact of her philosophy of selfishness. Following her trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War, Mean Girl illuminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present.
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            ISBN 9780520294776
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher University of California Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present
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            Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples
              

            Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Driscoll, Kerry

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            Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer's evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere, and his deeply conflicted representations of them in fiction, newspaper sketc...hes, and speeches. Using a wide range of archival materials-including previously unexamined marginalia in books from Clemens's personal library-Driscoll charts the development of the writer's ethnocentric attitudes about Indians and savagery in relation to the various geographic and social milieus of communities he inhabited at key periods in his life, from antebellum Hannibal, Missouri, and the Sierra Nevada mining camps of the 1860s to the progressive urban enclave of Hartford's Nook Farm. The book also examines the impact of Clemens's 1895-96 world lecture tour, when he traveled to Australia and New Zealand and learned firsthand about the dispossession and mistreatment of native peoples under British colonial rule. This groundbreaking work of cultural studies offers fresh readings of canonical texts such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Roughing It, and Following the Equator, as well as a number of Twain's shorter works.
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            ISBN 9780520310742
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
            Publisher University of California Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War

            Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War (Hardback)

            By White, Duncan

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            In this ground-breaking and fascinating book, Duncan White illuminates a period in history in which literature became one of the most potent of weapons, and its authors often the bravest of warriors: the Cold War.

            ISBN 9781408707999
            Released NZ 29 Aug 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
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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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            The American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to Pynchon

            The American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to Pynchon (Hardback, Annotated edition)

            By Bloom, Prof. Harold; Edited by Mikics, David

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            America's foremost literary critic celebrates the American pantheon of great writers from Walt Whitman to Ralph Ellison, to Ursula K. LeGuin, Philip Roth, and more.

            ISBN 9781598536409
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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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 (Hardback)

            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 9781509890736
            Released NZ 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            How Proust Can Change Your Life

            How Proust Can Change Your Life (Paperback)

            By Botton, Alain de

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            `Dazzling' John Updike

            ISBN 9781509870691
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Picador Classic
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            In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

            In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny (Hardback)

            By Dunn, Daisy

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            ISBN 9780008211097
            Released NZ 27 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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