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    Beyond the Northlands (English, Hardback) Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

    A trip to the furthest edgelands of the Viking world via the drama of the Old Norse sagas - from the Arctic Circle to Constantinople, north America to Kievan Rus.

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    Imaginary Cities (English, Paperback) Darran Anderson

    Inspired by the surreal accounts of the explorer and 'man of a million lies' Marco Polo, Imaginary Cities charts the metropolis and the imagination, and the symbiosis therein.

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    Brutus and Other Heroines (English, Paperback) Harriet Walter

    Award-winning actress Dame Harriet Walter reflects on performing Shakespeare's most famous roles - both male and female. An exploration of the Shakespearean canon through the eyes of a self-identified 'feminist actor' - but, above all, a remarkable account of an acting career unconstrained by tradition or expectations.

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    Tolkien On Fairy-Stories (Paperback) Verlyn Flieger, Douglas A. Anderson

    A new expanded edition of Tolkien's most famous, and most important essay, which defined his conception of fantasy as a literary form, and which led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings. Accompanied by a critical study of the history and writing of the text.

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    The Art of Memoir (English, Paperback) Mary Karr

    Credited with sparking the current memoir explosion, Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club spent more than a year at the top of the New York Times list. She followed with two other smash bestsellers:Cherry and Lit, which were critical hits as well.For thirty years Karr has also taught the form, winning teaching prizes at Syracuse.  (The writing program there produced such acclaimed authors as Cheryl...

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    The Poetic Edda (English, Paperback) Carolyne Larrington

    A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and human heroes populate the poems. This edition includes three new poems.

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    Once Upon a Time (English, Hardback) Marina Warner

    In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.

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    The Literature Review (English, Paperback) Diana Ridley

    The complete guide to doing a literature search and review also contains a wealth of features to calm students overwhelmed at the prospect of doing their dissertation or thesis

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    The Weird and the Eerie (English, Paperback) Mark Fisher

    What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties.  Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such...

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    The Complete Brecht Toolkit (English, Paperback) Stephen Unwin

    A practical, hands-on guide - for actors, directors, teachers and students - to Brecht's history and practice of theatre.

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    I am Not Your Negro (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Each line of narration in Raoul Peck’s stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro is taken directly from James Baldwin’s writings, letters, and interviews, or from video clips featuring him. The film’s starting point is the most famous book Baldwin never wrote: in his final years, he had begun work on a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther...

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    Buddhism (English, Paperback) Michael Williams

    "No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again." - BuddhaAn ancient and deeply revered practice, Buddhism is even more popular now than it has been in decades. The secret behind its steady rise is due in part to the plethora of benefits Buddhism reaps upon those who practice it and apply its teachings to their lives. Through mindfulness and meditation, Buddhism injects peace and clarity...

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    Macbeth (English, Paperback) William Shakespeare

    Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most performed and studied tragedies. This major new Arden edition offers students detailed on-page commentary notes highlighting meaning and theatrical ideas and themes, as well as an illustrated, lengthy introduction setting the play in its historical, theatrical and critical context and outlining the recent debates about Middleton's possible co-authorship of some...

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    The People and the Books (English, Hardback) Adam Kirsch

    An essential exploration of a rich literary tradition from the Bible to modern times, by a "rare literary authority" (New York Times Book Review) and "one of our keenest critics" (Washington Post).

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    An Intervention (English, Paperback) Mike Bartlett

    A touching, funny play about what happens when you hate your best friend, from the acclaimed writer of Cock.

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    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings (English, Paperback) Thomas De Quincey

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Suspiria de Profundis, and 'The English Mail-Coach' are De Quincey's finest essays in autobiography, published here with three appendices containing a wealth of related manuscript material and a comprehensive introduction and notes.

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    Snape (Paperback) Lorrie Kim $18.51
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