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            Native Son: The Writer's Memoir
             

            Native Son: The Writer's Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ihimaera, Witi

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            "This is the second volume of memoir by this remarkable Maori writer and of the living myths that inspired him at the begining of his career"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780143773030
            Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Random House
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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 Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture

            The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture (Hardback)

            By Figes, Orlando

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            The Europeans is both a highly original, panoramic account of how in the 19th century huge aesthetic, economic, technological and legal changes created, for the first time, a genuinely pan-European culture - and an intimate story of a great singer, Pauline Viardot, a great writer..., Ivan Turgenev, and a great connoisseur, Pauline's husband Louis. Their passionate, ambitious lives caught up an astonishing array of writers, composers and painters all trying to navigate through an ever more prosperous, demanding and international culture. This culture--through trains, telegraphs and printing--allowed artists of all kinds to create a precarious but real living, shuttling back and forth, from the British Isles to Imperial Russia. The Europeans is Orlando Figes' masterpiece. Surprising, beautifully written, it describes huge events through intimate details, little-known stories and through the lens of Turgenev and the Viardots' touching, strange love triangle. Events which we now see as central to European high culture are made completely fresh, allowing the reader to revel in the sheer precariousness with which the great salons, premiers and bestsellers came into existence.
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            ISBN 9780241004890
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Otherwise, Revolution!: Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead
             

            Otherwise, Revolution!: Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tillett, Rebecca

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            Leslie Marmon Silko's 1991 novel Almanac of the Dead is a profound and challenging analysis of late capitalist society in America and more widely, and the ways in which powerful minority elites ensure that their power is never challenged nor shared, through the complicit discours...es of imperialism, patriarchy, religion, medicine, science and technology. Almanac's exploration of multiple forms of dispossession and resistance is most fully embodied in the two Armies of Justice, who are devoted to overturning oppression in all forms and to the restoration of social and economic justice. Reading Almanac in the light of the global economic recession of 2008, this study assesses the ways in which Almanac's vision of oppressive capitalism continues to have absolute relevance. Perhaps most importantly, this study provides a groundbreaking reading of Almanac for the 21st century, comparing Silko's activist armies with recent international popular social justice activism such as the Arab Spring, the international Occupy movement, and the Indigenous Idle No More movement.
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            ISBN 9781501358098
            Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion

            The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion (Paperback)

            Edited by Knight, Mark

            • RRP: $93.99
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            This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary critical perspective. Including discussion of global literature and world religions, this Companion looks at: Key moments in the story of religion and literary studies from Matt...hew Arnold through to the impact of 9/11 A variety of theoretical approaches to the study of religion and literature Different ways that religion and literature are connected from overtly religious writing, to subtle religious readings Analysis of key sacred texts and the way they have been studied, re-written, and questioned by literature Political implications of work on religion and literature Thoroughly introduced and contextualised, this volume is an engaging introduction to this huge and complex field.
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            ISBN 9780367365608
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Literature Companions
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            Translation in Russian Contexts: Culture, Politics, Identity

            Translation in Russian Contexts: Culture, Politics, Identity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Baer, Brian James; Witt, Susanna

            • RRP: $86.99
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            This volume represents the first large-scale effort to address topics of translation in Russian contexts across the disciplinary boundaries of Slavic Studies and Translation Studies, thus opening up new perspectives for both fields. Leading scholars from Eastern and Western Europ...e offer a comprehensive overview of Russian translation history examining a variety of domains, including literature, philosophy and religion. Divided into three parts, this book highlights Russian contributions to translation theory and demonstrates how theoretical perspectives developed within the field help conceptualize relevant problems in cultural context in pre-Soviet, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia. This transdisciplinary volume is a valuable addition to an under-researched area of translation studies and will appeal to a broad audience of scholars and students across the fields of Translation Studies, Slavic Studies, and Russian and Soviet history.
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            ISBN 9780367365660
            Released NZ 28 Aug 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies
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            The Bible As Literature: A New Introduction

            The Bible As Literature: A New Introduction (Hardback)

            By Ferretter, Luke

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            ISBN 9781138806634
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Translating Picturebooks: Revoicing the Verbal, the Visual and the Aural for a Child Audience

            Translating Picturebooks: Revoicing the Verbal, the Visual and the Aural for a Child Audience (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Oittinen, Riitta; Ketola, Anne; Garavini, Melissa

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            Translating Picturebooks examines the role of illustration in the translation process of picturebooks and how the word-image interplay inherent in the medium can have an impact both on translation practice and the reading process itself. The book draws on a wide range of pictureb...ooks published and translated in a number of languages to demonstrate the myriad ways in which information and meaning is conveyed in the translation of multimodal material and in turn, the impact of these interactions on the readers' experiences of these books. The volume also analyzes strategies translators employ in translating picturebooks, including issues surrounding culturally-specific references and visual and verbal gaps, and features a chapter with excerpts from translators' diaries written during the process. Highlighting the complex dynamics at work in the translation process of picturebooks and their implications for research on translation studies and multimodal material, this book is an indispensable resource for students and researchers in translation studies, multimodality, and children's literature.
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            ISBN 9780367365868
            Released NZ 29 Aug 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Children's Literature in the Long 19th Century
             

            Children's Literature in the Long 19th Century (Hardback)

            Edited by Butler, Catherine; Alston, Ann

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            In this collection the multidimensional story of children's literature in the formative period of the long nineteenth century is illuminated, questioned, and, in some respects, rewritten. Children's literature might be characterised as the love-child of the Enlightenment and the ...Romantic movements, and much of its history over the long nineteenth century shows it being defined, shaped, and co-opted by a variety of agents, each of whom has their own ambitions for it and for its child readership. Is children's literature primarily a way of educating children in the principles of reason and morality? A celebration of the Rousseauesque child? A source of pleasure and entertainment? Women, both as writers and as nurturers involved at an intimate and daily level with the raising of children, recognised early and often very explicitly the multiple capacities of literature to provide entertainment, useful information, moral education and social training, and the occasionally conflicting nature of these functions. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women's Writing.
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            ISBN 9780367356736
            Released NZ 12 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Historical Women's Writing
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            Thresholds and Boundaries: Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530)

            Thresholds and Boundaries: Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530) (Paperback)

            By Jacobs, Lynn F.

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            Although liminality has been studied by scholars of medieval and seventeenth-century art, the role of the threshold motif in Netherlandish art of the late fourteenth, fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries -- this late medieval/early `early modern' period -- has been much less f...ully investigated. Thresholds and Boundaries: Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1550) addresses this issue through a focus on key case studies (Sluter's portal of the Chartreuse de Champmol and the calendar pages of the Limbourg Brothers' Tres Riches Heures), and on important formats (altarpieces and illuminated manuscripts). Lynn F. Jacobs examines how the visual thresholds established within Netherlandish paintings, sculptures, and manuscript illuminations become sites where artists could address relations between life and death, aristocrat and peasant, holy and profane, and man and God-and where artists could exploit the betwixt and between nature of the threshold to communicate, paradoxically, both connections and divisions between these different states and different worlds. Building on literary and anthropological interpretations of liminality, this book demonstrates how the exploration of boundaries in Netherlandish art infused the works with greater meaning. The book's probing of the -- often ignored --meanings of the threshold motif casts new light on key works of Netherlandish art.
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            ISBN 9780367432805
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Visual Culture in Early Modernity
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