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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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This, the first critical biography of Arthur Morrison (1863-1945), presents his East End writing as the counter-myth to the cultural production of the East End in late-Victorian realism. Morrison's works, particularly Tales of Mean Streets (1894) and A Child of the Jago (1896), are often discussed as epitomes of slum ...
Arthur Morrison and the East End: The Legacy of Slum Fictions
This, the first critical biography of Arthur Morrison (1863-1945), presents his East End writing as the counter-myth to the cultural production of the East End in late-Victorian realism. Morrison's works, particularly Tales of Mean Streets (1894) and A Child of the Jago (1896), are often discussed as epitomes of slum fictions of the 1890s as well as prime examples of nineteenth-century realism, but their complex contemporary reception reveals the intricate paradoxes involved in representing the turn-of-the-century city. Arthur Morrison and the East End examines how an understanding of the East End in the Victorian cultural imagination operates in Morrison's own writing. Engaging with the contemporary vogue for slum fiction, Morrison redressed accounts written by outsiders, positioning himself as uniquely knowledgeable about a place considered unknowable. His work provides a vigorous challenge to the fictionalised East End created by his predecessors, whilst also paying homage to Charles Dickens, George Gissing, Walter Besant and Guy de Maupassant. Examining the London sites which Morrison lived in and wrote about, this book is an excursion not into the Victorian East End, but into the fictions constructed around it.
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196.22 USD

Arthur Morrison and the East End: The Legacy of Slum Fictions

by Eliza Cubitt
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Theater in New Zealand began as a tool of the British Empire, imported along with Christianity, seeds, and other commodities as a way of acculturating the indigenous Maori population. In the decades since, it has been turned to different ends, and is now a crucial outlet for the voices of ...
Intricate Art of Actually Caring, and Other New Zealand Plays
Theater in New Zealand began as a tool of the British Empire, imported along with Christianity, seeds, and other commodities as a way of acculturating the indigenous Maori population. In the decades since, it has been turned to different ends, and is now a crucial outlet for the voices of the ever more diverse population of New Zealanders. This collection gathers some of the most interesting recent plays that engage explicitly with social issues, which are organized so that, together, they present a vivid picture of what it means to be living in New Zealand in the first decades of the twenty-first century, as people grapple with lingering colonialism and the increasing globalization of everyday life.
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Intricate Art of Actually Caring, and Other New Zealand Plays

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How does racial ideology contribute to the exploration of narrative voice? How does narrative (un)reliability help in the production and critique of racial ideologies? Through a refreshing comparative analysis of well-established novels by Joseph Conrad, William Faulkner, James Weldon Johnson, Albert Camus and Alejo Carpentier, this book explores the racial ...
Narrative Reliability, Racial Conflicts and Ideology in the Modern Novel
How does racial ideology contribute to the exploration of narrative voice? How does narrative (un)reliability help in the production and critique of racial ideologies? Through a refreshing comparative analysis of well-established novels by Joseph Conrad, William Faulkner, James Weldon Johnson, Albert Camus and Alejo Carpentier, this book explores the racial politics of literary form. Narrative Reliability, Racial Conflicts and Ideology in the Modern Novel contributes to the emergent attention in literary studies to the interrelation of form and politics, which has been underexplored in narrative theory and comparative racial studies. Bridging cultural, postcolonial, racial studies and narratology, this book brings context specificity and awareness to the production of ideological, ambivalent narrative texts that, through technical innovation in narrative reliability, deeply engage with extremely violent episodes of colonial origin in the United Kingdom, the United States, Algeria, and the French and Spanish Caribbean. In this manner, the book reformulates and expands the problem of narrative reliability and highlights the key uses and production of racial discourses so as to reveal the participation of experimental novels in early and mid-20th century racial conflicts, which function as test case to display a broad, new area of study in cultural and political narrative theory.
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196.22 USD

Narrative Reliability, Racial Conflicts and Ideology in the Modern Novel

by Marta Puxan-Oliva
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Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse makes a dual intervention in both world literature and ecocriticism by examining magical realism as an international style of writing that has long-standing links with environmental literature. The book argues that, in the era of climate change when humans are facing the ...
Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse
Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse makes a dual intervention in both world literature and ecocriticism by examining magical realism as an international style of writing that has long-standing links with environmental literature. The book argues that, in the era of climate change when humans are facing the prospect of species extinction, new ideas and new forms of expression are required to address what the novelist Amitav Gosh calls a crisis of imagination. Magical realism enables writers to portray alternative intellectual paradigms, ontologies and epistemologies that typically contest the scientific rationalism derived from the European Enlightenment, and the exploitation of natural resources associated with both capitalism and imperialism. Climate and Crises explores the overlaps between magical realism and environmental literature, including their respective transgressive natures that dismantle binaries (such as human and non-human), a shared biocentric perspective that focuses on the inter-connectedness of all things in the universe, and, frequently, a critique of postcolonial legacies in formerly colonised territories. The book also challenges conventional conceptions of magical realism, arguing they are often influenced by a geographic bias in the construction of the orthodox global canon, and instead examines contemporary fiction from Asia (including China) and Australasia, two regions that have been largely neglected by scholarship of the narrative mode. As a result, the monograph modifies and expands our ideas of what magical realist fiction is.
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Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse

by Ben Holgate
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Mar Ka lives in and writes from the foothills of Alaska's Chugach Mountains. Be-Hooved, her new poetry collection, creates a layered spiritual memoir of her decades in the northern wilderness. The poems inhabit her surroundings--structured along the seasons and the migration patterns of the Porcupine Caribou Herd--and are wrought with ...
Be-Hooved
Mar Ka lives in and writes from the foothills of Alaska's Chugach Mountains. Be-Hooved, her new poetry collection, creates a layered spiritual memoir of her decades in the northern wilderness. The poems inhabit her surroundings--structured along the seasons and the migration patterns of the Porcupine Caribou Herd--and are wrought with a fine and luminous language. Entrancing, profound, and startling, this book is a testament to hope before change, persistence before confusion, and empathy before difference: all the world's light and all the world's dark / can fit into an eye into a heart.
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Be-Hooved

by Mar-Ka
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The twentieth century saw an unprecedented spike in the study of altered states of consciousness. New ASCs, such as those associated with LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, were cultivated and studied, while older ASCs were given new classifications: out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, psychokinesis, extrasensory perception. Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century ...
Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century
The twentieth century saw an unprecedented spike in the study of altered states of consciousness. New ASCs, such as those associated with LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, were cultivated and studied, while older ASCs were given new classifications: out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, psychokinesis, extrasensory perception. Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century analyses these different approaches and methodologies, and includes exciting new research into neglected areas. This volume investigates the representation of ASCs in the culture of the twentieth century and examines the theoretical models that attempt to explain them. The international contributors critically examine a variety of ASCs, including precognition, near-death experiences, telepathy, New Age `channelling', contact with aliens and UFOs, the use of alcohol and entheogens, analysing both the impact of ASCs on the culture and how cultural and technological changes influenced ASCs. The contributors are drawn from the fields of English and American literature, religious studies, Western esotericism, film studies, sociology and history of art, and bring to bear on ASCs their own disciplinary and conceptual perspectives, as well as a broader interdisciplinary knowledge of the subject. The collection represents a vital contribution to the growing body of work on both ASCs and the wider academic engagement with millennialism, entheogens, occulture and the paranormal.
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Altered Consciousness in the Twentieth Century

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The power of stories to raise our concern for animals has been postulated throughout history by countless scholars, activists, and writers, including such greats as Thomas Hardy and Leo Tolstoy. This is the first book to investigate that power and explain the psychological and cultural mechanisms behind it. It does ...
Human Minds and Animal Stories: How Narratives Make Us Care About Other Species
The power of stories to raise our concern for animals has been postulated throughout history by countless scholars, activists, and writers, including such greats as Thomas Hardy and Leo Tolstoy. This is the first book to investigate that power and explain the psychological and cultural mechanisms behind it. It does so by presenting the results of an experimental project that involved thousands of participants, texts representing various genres and national literatures, and the cooperation of an internationally-acclaimed bestselling author. Combining psychological research with insights from animal studies, ecocriticism and other fields in the environmental humanities, the book not only provides evidence that animal stories can make us care for other species, but also shows that their effects are more complex and fascinating than we have ever thought. In this way, the book makes a groundbreaking contribution to the study of relations between literature and the nonhuman world as well as to the study of how literature changes our minds and society. As witnessed by novels like Black Beauty and Uncle Tom's Cabin, a good story can move public opinion on contentious social issues. In Human Minds and Animal Stories a team of specialists in psychology, biology, and literature tells how they discovered the power of narratives to shift our views about the treatment of other species. Beautifully written and based on dozens of experiments with thousands of subjects, this book will appeal to animal advocates, researchers, and general readers looking for a compelling real-life detective story. - Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat : Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals
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196.22 USD

Human Minds and Animal Stories: How Narratives Make Us Care About Other Species

by Marcin Cienski, Boguslaw Pawlowski, Piotr Sorokowski, Wojciech Malecki
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This volume analyses Virginia Woolf's novels through a philosophical lens, providing an interpretive overview of her works through Hans-Georg Gadamer's hermeneutic ontology. The text argues that interpretation itself is the central subject matter of Woolf's novels: in order to understand these novels in all of their complexity and depth, it ...
Hermeneutic Ontology in Gadamer and Woolf: The Being of Art and the Art of Being
This volume analyses Virginia Woolf's novels through a philosophical lens, providing an interpretive overview of her works through Hans-Georg Gadamer's hermeneutic ontology. The text argues that interpretation itself is the central subject matter of Woolf's novels: in order to understand these novels in all of their complexity and depth, it is both useful and helpful to comprehend the interpretive pillars that inform these narratives. Indeed, interpretation became a central theme during the Modernist movement, and Woolf's novels took part in this conversation. For his part, Gadamer was in important voice in these discussions, dedicating his life's work to the concept of interpretation. Gadamer focused on the universality of interpretation, arguing that it is inescapable and irrevocably bound up with existence. In many ways, Woolf's novels represent an enactment of Gadamer's philosophy, as they emphasize the radical questionability of the world-what this interpretive imperative requires of its participants and the potential yield that may result. On the other end, Gadamer's philosophy acquires a concrete praxis when applied to Woolf's novels. His philosophy hinges on the universality of interpretation as it manifests itself in daily existence; the literary text and its interpretation participate in this universality and is shaped by it.
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196.22 USD

Hermeneutic Ontology in Gadamer and Woolf: The Being of Art and the Art of Being

by Adam Noland
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Practice: Journalism, essays and criticism
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16.790000 USD

Practice: Journalism, essays and criticism

by Guy Rundle
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Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education Level & Subject: Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English First teaching: September 2019 First examination: from 2021 The Student's Book introduces the key concepts and skills in the Cambridge International syllabus, with a focus on developing effective writing from the start, ...
Collins Cambridge AS & A Level - Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English Student's Book
Exam Board: Cambridge Assessment International Education Level & Subject: Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English First teaching: September 2019 First examination: from 2021 The Student's Book introduces the key concepts and skills in the Cambridge International syllabus, with a focus on developing effective writing from the start, to give students a toolkit for responding to unseen texts and exploring the set texts in depth. * Develops effective writing throughout with dedicated activities and exemplar student writing to model different ways of responding to texts. * Structured to help students make progress: each unit offers a clear, step-by-step learning sequence, moving from exploration to supported analysis to independent writing, and building towards examination-style tasks at the end of each chapter. * Supports and challenges all learners. The first chapter of the book introduces the fundamental skills and concepts for the course, building learners' confidence and supporting the transition from upper secondary. The second part of the book shows students how to apply these skills to write about the three major forms (poetry, prose and drama) and to respond to unseen texts. Thinking more deeply sections revisit ideas at a higher level to challenge the most able students. * Provides an anthology of international texts: fresh texts from a variety of periods and cultures have been chosen to allow students to explore different writers' choices and their effects. * Practical for the classroom: the book will be clearly organised into practical sequences of learning that can be used as lessons or series of lessons. The focus on activity and modelling offers an accessible format for classroom teaching. * Supports teachers' planning. The free online teacher resource available on Collins.co.uk provides editable medium-term plans summarising the coverage of each chapter.
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51.18 USD

Collins Cambridge AS & A Level - Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English Student's Book

by Richard Vardy, Ian Kirby, Mike Gould, Maria Cairney
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Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture. Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby wrote a groundbreaking anthology Daughters of Africa illuminated the silent, forgotten, underrated voices of black women (Washington Post). Published to international ...
New Daughters of Africa: AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF WRITING BY WOMEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT
Showcasing the work of more than 200 women writers of African descent, this major international collection celebrates their contributions to literature and international culture. Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Busby wrote a groundbreaking anthology Daughters of Africa illuminated the silent, forgotten, underrated voices of black women (Washington Post). Published to international acclaim, it was hailed as an extraordinary body of achievement... a vital document of lost history (Sunday Times). New Daughters of Africa continues that mission for a new generation, bringing together a selection of overlooked artists of the past with fresh and vibrant voices that have emerged from across the globe in the past two decades, from Antigua to Zimbabwe and Angola to the USA. Key figures join popular contemporaries in paying tribute to the heritage that unites them. Each of the pieces in this remarkable collection demonstrates an uplifting sense of sisterhood, honours the strong links that endure from generation to generation, and addresses the common obstacles women writers of colour face as they negotiate issues of race, gender and class, and confront vital matters of independence, freedom and oppression. Custom, tradition, friendships, sisterhood, romance, sexuality, intersectional feminism, the politics of gender, race, and identity-all and more are explored in this glorious collection of work from over 200 writers. New Daughters of Africa spans a wealth of genres-autobiography, memoir, oral history, letters, diaries, short stories, novels, poetry, drama, humour, politics, journalism, essays and speeches-to demonstrate the diversity and remarkable literary achievements of black women who remain under-represented, and whose works continue to be under-rated, in world culture today. Featuring women across the diaspora, New Daughters of Africa illuminates the richness and cultural history of this original continent and its enduring influence, while reflecting our own lives and issues today. Bold and insightful, brilliant in its intimacy and universality, this essential volume honours the talents of African daughters and the inspiring legacy that connects them-and all of us. Contributors include: Diane Abbott * Yassmin Abdel-Magied * Leila Aboulela * Ayo ba mi Ade ba yo * Sade Adeniran * Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie * Zoe Adjonyoh * Patience Agbabi * Agnes Agboton * Candace Allen * Lisa Allen-Agostini * Ellah Wakatama Allfrey * Andaiye * Harriet Anena * Joan Anim-Addo * Monica Arac de Nyeko * Yemisi Aribisala * Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro * Amma Asante * Michelle Asantewa * Nana Asma'u * Sefi Atta * Ayesha Harruna Attah * Gabeba Baderoon * Yaba Badoe * Yvonne Bailey-Smith * Doreen Baingana * Ellen Banda-Aaku * Angela Barry * Mildred K. Barya * Jackee Budesta Batanda * Simi Bedford * Linda Bellos * Jay Bernard * Marion Bethel * Ama Biney * Jacqueline Bishop * Malorie Blackman * Tanella Boni * Malika Booker * Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond * Beverley Bryan * Akosua Busia * Candice Carty-Williams * Rutendo Chabikwa * Barbara Chase-Riboud * Panashe Chigumadzi * Gabrielle Civil * Maxine Beneba Clarke * Angela Cobbinah * Carolyn Cooper * Juanita Cox * Meta Davis Cumberbatch * Patricia Cumper * Stella Dadzie * Yrsa Daley-Ward * Nana-Ama Danquah * Edwidge Danticat * Nadia Davids * Tjawangwa Dema * Yvonne Denis Rosario * Anni Domingo * Nah Dove * Edwige Renee Dro * Camille T. Dungy * Anais Duplan * Reni Eddo-Lodge * Aida Edemariam * Esi Edugyan * Summer Edward * Yvvette Edwards * Zena Edwards * Safia Elhillo * Zetta Elliott * Nawal El Saadawi * Diana Evans * Bernardine Evaristo * Eve L. Ewing * Deise Faria Nunes * Diana Ferrus * Nikky Finney * Aminatta Forna * Ifeona Fulani * Vangile Gantsho * Roxane Gay * Danielle Legros Georges * Patricia Glinton-Meicholas * Hawa Jande Golakai * Wangui wa Goro * Bonnie Greer * Jane Ulysses Grell * Rachel Eliza Griffiths * Carmen Harris * zakia henderson-brown * Joanne C. Hillhouse * Afua Hirsch * Zita Holbourne * Nalo Hopkinson * Rashidah Ismaili * Naomi Jackson * Sandra Jackson-Opoku * Delia Jarrett-Macauley * Margo Jefferson * Barbara Jenkins * Catherine Johnson * Ethel Irene Kabwato * Elizabeth Keckley * Fatimah Kelleher * Donika Kelly * Adrienne Kennedy * Susan Nalugwa Kiguli * Rosamond S. King * Donu Kogbara * Lauri Kubuitsile * Goretti Kyomuhendo * Beatrice Lamwaka * Patrice Lawrence * Andrea Levy * Lesley Lokko * Karen Lord * Karen McCarthy Woolf * Ashley Makue * Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi * Reneilwe Malatji * Sarah Ladipo Manyika * Ros Martin * Lebogang Mashile * Isabella Matambanadzo * NomaVenda Mathiane * Imbolo Mbue * Maaza Mengiste * Arthenia Bates Millican * Bridget Minamore * Nadifa Mohamed * Natalia Molebatsi * Wame Molefhe * Aja Monet * Sisonke Msimang * Blessing Musariri * Glaydah Namukasa * Marie NDiaye * Juliana Makuchi Nfah-Abbenyi * Wanjiku wa Ngugi * Ketty Nivyabandi * Elizabeth Nunez * Selina Nwulu * Trifonia Melibea Obono * Nana Oforiatta Ayim * Irenosen Okojie * Nnedi Okorafor * Juliane Okot Bitek * Chinelo Okparanta * Yewande Omotoso * Makena Onjerika * Chibundu Onuzo * Tess Onwueme * Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor * Louisa Adjoa Parker * Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida * Alake Pilgrim * Winsome Pinnock * Hannah Azieb Pool * Olumide Popoola * Claudia Rankine * H. Cordelia Ray * Sarah Parker Remond * Florida Ruffin Ridley * Zandria F. Robinson * Zuleica Romay Guerra * Andrea Rosario-Gborie * Leone Ross * Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin * Minna Salami * Marina Salandy-Brown * Sapphire * Noo Saro-Wiwa * Taiye Selasi * Namwali Serpell * Kadija Sesay * Claire Shepherd * Verene A. Shepherd * Warsan Shire * Lola Shoneyin * Dorothea Smartt * Zadie Smith * Adeola Solanke * Celia Sorhaindo * Attillah Springer * Andrea Stuart * SuAndi * Valerie Joan Tagwira * Jennifer Teege * Jean Thevenet * Natasha Trethewey * Novuyo Rosa Tshuma * Hilda J. Twongyeirwe * Chika Unigwe * Yvonne Vera * Phillippa Yaa de Villiers * Kit de Waal * Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw * Effie Waller Smith * Rebecca Walker * Ayeta Anne Wangusa * Zukiswa Wanner * Jesmyn Ward * Verna Allette Wilkins * Charlotte Williams * Sue Woodford-Hollick * Makhosazana Xaba * Tiphanie Yanique
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51.19 USD

New Daughters of Africa: AN INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF WRITING BY WOMEN OF AFRICAN DESCENT

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Over a century before Monopoly invited child players to bankrupt one another with merry ruthlessness, a lively and profitable board game industry thrived in Britain from the 1750s onward, thanks to publishers like John Wallis, John Betts, and William Spooner. As part of the new wave of materials catering to ...
Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860
Over a century before Monopoly invited child players to bankrupt one another with merry ruthlessness, a lively and profitable board game industry thrived in Britain from the 1750s onward, thanks to publishers like John Wallis, John Betts, and William Spooner. As part of the new wave of materials catering to the developing mass market of child consumers, the games steadily acquainted future upper- and middle-class empire builders (even the royal family themselves) with the strategies of imperial rule: cultivating, trading, engaging in conflict, displaying, and competing. In their parlors, these players learned the techniques of successful colonial management by playing games such as Spooner's A Voyage of Discovery, or Betts' A Tour of the British Colonies and Foreign Possessions. These games shaped ideologies about nation, race, and imperial duty, challenging the portrait of Britons as absent-minded imperialists. Considered on a continuum with children's geography primers and adventure tales, these games offer a new way to historicize the Victorians, Britain, and Empire itself. The archival research conducted here illustrates the changing disciplinary landscape of children's literature/culture studies, as well as nineteenth-century imperial studies, by situating the games at the intersection of material and literary culture.
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196.22 USD

Gaming Empire in Children's British Board Games, 1836-1860

by Megan A. Norcia
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Renaissance humanism takes as one of its subjects for inquiry the category of the human itself. As Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser shows, late sixteenth-century English poets found some remarkably radical ways to interrogate and redefine the status of humans. The recent vogue for ...
Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser
Renaissance humanism takes as one of its subjects for inquiry the category of the human itself. As Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser shows, late sixteenth-century English poets found some remarkably radical ways to interrogate and redefine the status of humans. The recent vogue for posthumanist theory encourages a view of non-human objects and animals in Renaissance literature as pathways to essentially anti-humanist thought. On the contrary, this book argues that Sidney, Spenser, and their contemporaries employ animals, earth, buildings, and fictions as analogies employed toward a better understanding of what makes humans a special category, both ontologically and ethically. Horses and riders are studied by Sidney as a way to understand readers and writers; the 1580 Dover Straits Earthquake provides Spenser and Gabriel Harvey an opportunity to explore human emotion; liturgical spaces are represented by Sidney and Spenser in order to reassess human community; and fictional persons are interrogated by Spenser as models for human interpersonal epistemology. This volume seeks to return critical assessments of the period's engagement with the non-human back to human concerns. Focusing on several early modern analogies between human and non-human entities, Intricate Movements argues Sidney's and Spenser's thinking about the human is both radically experimental and, ultimately, humane.
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196.22 USD

Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser

by Bradley Davin Tuggle
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In Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics, Isobel Armstrong rescued Victorian poetry from its longstanding sepia image as `a moralised form of romantic verse' and unearthed its often subversive critique of nineteenth-century culture and politics. In this uniquely comprehensive and theoretically astute new edition, Armstrong provides an entirely new preface ...
Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics
In Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics, Isobel Armstrong rescued Victorian poetry from its longstanding sepia image as `a moralised form of romantic verse' and unearthed its often subversive critique of nineteenth-century culture and politics. In this uniquely comprehensive and theoretically astute new edition, Armstrong provides an entirely new preface that notes the key advances in the criticism of Victorian poetry since her classic work was first published in 1993. A new chapter on the alternative fin de siecle sees Armstrong discuss Michael Field, Rudyard Kipling, Alice Meynell and a selection of Hardy lyrics. The extensive bibliography acts as a key resource for students and scholars alike.
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204.75 USD

Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics

by Isobel Armstrong
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Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800 advances current interdisciplinary research in the history of emotions through in-depth studies of the European language of emotion from late antiquity to the modern period. Focusing specifically on the premodern cognates of `affect' or `affection' (such as affectus, affectio, affeccioun, etc.), an international ...
Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800
Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800 advances current interdisciplinary research in the history of emotions through in-depth studies of the European language of emotion from late antiquity to the modern period. Focusing specifically on the premodern cognates of `affect' or `affection' (such as affectus, affectio, affeccioun, etc.), an international team of scholars explores the cultural and intellectual contexts in which emotion was discussed before the term `emotion' itself came into widespread use. By tracing the history of key terms and concepts associated with what we identify as `emotions' today, the volume offers a first-time critical foundation for understanding pre- and early modern emotions discourse, charts continuities and changes across cultures, time periods, genres, and languages, and helps contextualize modern shifts in the understanding of emotions.
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Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800

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The Lebanese civil war, which spanned the years of 1975 to 1990,caused the migration of hundreds of thousands of Lebanese citizens, many of whom are still writing of their experiences. Jumana Bayeh presents an important and major study of the literature of the Lebanese diaspora. Focusing on novels and writings ...
The Literature of the Lebanese Diaspora: Representations of Place and Transnational Identity
The Lebanese civil war, which spanned the years of 1975 to 1990,caused the migration of hundreds of thousands of Lebanese citizens, many of whom are still writing of their experiences. Jumana Bayeh presents an important and major study of the literature of the Lebanese diaspora. Focusing on novels and writings produced in the aftermath of Lebanon's protracted civil war, Bayeh explores the complex relationships between place, displacement and belonging, and illuminates the ways in which these writings have shaped a global Lebanese identity. Combining history with sociology, Bayeh examines how the literature borne out of this expatriate community reflects a Lebanese diasporic imaginary that is sensitive to the entangled associations of place and identity. Paving the way for new approaches to understanding diasporic literature and identity, this book will be vital for researchers of migration studies and Middle Eastern literature, as well as those interested in the cultures, history and politics of the Middle East.
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41.950000 USD

The Literature of the Lebanese Diaspora: Representations of Place and Transnational Identity

by Jumana Bayeh
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Stories for Ways and Means features original grown up story collaborations by some of this era's most compelling storytellers from the worlds of music and contemporary art. Ten years ago Jeff Antebi, the founder of music publisher Waxploitation, had an idea to ask his favorite music artists and favorite contemporary ...
Stories for Ways and Means
Stories for Ways and Means features original grown up story collaborations by some of this era's most compelling storytellers from the worlds of music and contemporary art. Ten years ago Jeff Antebi, the founder of music publisher Waxploitation, had an idea to ask his favorite music artists and favorite contemporary painters to come together and collaborate on original children's stories for a benefit project. The resulting 350-page book includes stories from Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Justin Vernon, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart, Alison Mosshart and Kathleen Hanna as well as painters/illustrators like Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, James Jean, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny, and more. Guest narrators came along for fun as featured voices in short promo films: Danny Devito, Zach Galifianakis, Nick Offerman, Phil LaMarr, King Krule, and Lauren Lapkus. The project supports NGOs and nonprofit organizations advancing children's causes around the world, including Room to Read, Pencils of Promise, 826 National, and many more.
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Stories for Ways and Means

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This eighteenth and final volume in the Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald is a variorum edition of The Great Gatsby (1925), the author's masterpiece. The variorum text is based on multiple witnesses including the extant holograph of the novel and Fitzgerald's revised galley proofs; the first ...
The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
This eighteenth and final volume in the Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald is a variorum edition of The Great Gatsby (1925), the author's masterpiece. The variorum text is based on multiple witnesses including the extant holograph of the novel and Fitzgerald's revised galley proofs; the first edition and later impressions from the first-edition plates; and importantly, Fitzgerald's personal copy of the novel, which bears corrections and revisions in his hand. This edition removes instances of over-correction in later editions of the novel, where there are numerous examples of textual corruption, thus giving control of the text back to Fitzgerald. This critical edition includes an introduction, tracing the history of the novel, an emended text, emendation tables, Fitzgerald's 1935 introduction, and fourteen illustrations. Historical annotations provide identifications of persons, places, events, popular songs, and literary works - all now made available to readers, teachers, critics, and scholars.
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119.43 USD

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

by James L W West, III, F. Scott Fitzgerald
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2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute. The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, as it was then called, was established in 1968 by then Deputy Prime Minister Dr Goh Keng Swee in order to enable the newly independent city-state better understand the region and its ...
ISEAS at 50: Understanding Southeast Asia Past and Present
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute. The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, as it was then called, was established in 1968 by then Deputy Prime Minister Dr Goh Keng Swee in order to enable the newly independent city-state better understand the region and its complexities. Since its establishment, ISEAS has dedicated itself to researching the political, economic and socio-cultural dynamics and trends in Southeast Asia for policymakers, scholars, and other relevant stakeholders. On 12 August 2015, the Institute was officially renamed ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute, in honour of Singapore's first President. This book presents three public lectures given to commemorate the Institute's Golden Anniversary. Professor Leonard Y. Andaya delivered the first lecture entitled Developments in the Scholarship of Southeast Asian Studies on 21 February 2018. The second public lecture was delivered by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 13 March 2018. Professor Wang Gungwu delivered the final public lecture entitled Before Southeast Asia: Passages and Terrains on 3 October 2018. Collectively, these three public lectures exhort ISEAS to continuously reflect on its research agenda, the region, as well as the contemporary landscape and challenges it has to operate in.
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36.070000 USD

ISEAS at 50: Understanding Southeast Asia Past and Present

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Why do we read? What happens to our imaginations when we read? To our knowledge? What creative forces are unleashed? What are the wider implications of all of this? In a truly engaging and accessible style, The Future of Reading looks at the very experience of reading; not just the ...
The Future of Reading
Why do we read? What happens to our imaginations when we read? To our knowledge? What creative forces are unleashed? What are the wider implications of all of this? In a truly engaging and accessible style, The Future of Reading looks at the very experience of reading; not just the consumption and interpretation of texts, but also reading as an artistic process that demands creative freedom and unfolds from deep in the soul. Rather than analysing or critiquing texts, this book examines what happens to us when we read: the complex human experience which frees us from certain boundaries and constraints, and then looks at how we can use this freedom of mind to creatively tackle much larger issues in the world. Eric Purchase argues that creative reading enables us to generate answers for complex, real-world problems that cut across fields of knowledge and, therefore, defy solution by experts. Enjoyable, challenging, unique, and astute, this book will open up the reading experience for students and all readers interested in using literature and reading as a positive force in their lives and the world.
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The Future of Reading

by Eric Purchase
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Ecocriticism and the Poiesis of Form: Holding on to Proteus demonstrates how a fractal imagination helps one hold the form of a poem within the reaches of Deep Time, and it explores the kinship between the hazy, liminal moment when Sound becomes Syllable and the hazy, liminal moment when the ...
Ecocriticism and the Poiesis of Form: Holding on to Proteus
Ecocriticism and the Poiesis of Form: Holding on to Proteus demonstrates how a fractal imagination helps one hold the form of a poem within the reaches of Deep Time, and it explores the kinship between the hazy, liminal moment when Sound becomes Syllable and the hazy, liminal moment when the sage energy of the Atom made a leap toward the gaze of the first cell, to echo Merwin. Moe distills his methodology as follows: My work?-I point, asserted the aphorism. That's what I do. To point, the project integrates a wide range of interdisciplinary ideas-including biosemiotics, fractals, phi, trauma theory, the Mandelbrot Set, hyperobjects, meditative chants, Goethe's morphology, Ramanujan's summation, a spiderweb's sonic properties, and Thoreau's sense of the plant-like burgeoning force of an Atom-in order to open up multiple trajectories. In this context, the volume foregrounds the insights of poets/storytellers including Hillman, Snyder, Anzaldua, EEC, okpik, Whitman, Dickinson, Gladding, Melville, Morrison, and Toomer, for they are most attentive to that liminal moment when the vibratory hum in language, and in the cosmos, turns kinetic. As this volume draws on a wide range of writers from many backgrounds, it allows the myriad voices to engage with one another across differences in race, gender, and ethnicity. These writers show us how, to echo Dickinson, the Freight / Of a delivered Syllable - can split and how the energy unleashed came from, and points us back toward, the energy (un)making the forms of Gaia. The starting point for discussing the energy of a poem can no longer begin with the human; rather, Holding on explores how the poem's energy is but a sliver of a hyperobject massively distributed throughout the cosmos-a sage energy that brings forth form.
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196.22 USD

Ecocriticism and the Poiesis of Form: Holding on to Proteus

by Aaron M. Moe
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John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the 'golden age of science fiction'. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first time as 'unsuitable for children' and ...
The Golden Age of Science Fiction: A Journey into Space with 1950s Radio, TV, Films, Comics and Books
John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the 'golden age of science fiction'. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first time as 'unsuitable for children' and the inescapable barrier of the 'X' certificate in the cinema barring anyone under the age of sixteen, the author had only the radio to fall back on - and that turned out to be more fertile for the budding SF fan than might otherwise have been thought. Which is probably why, as he grew older, rediscovering those old TV broadcasts and films that had been out of bounds when he was a kid took on a lure that soon became an obsession. For him, the super-accuracy and amazing technical quality of today's science fiction films pale into insignificance beside the radio, early TV and B-picture films about people who built rockets in their back gardens and flew them to lost planets, or tales of aliens who wanted to take over, if not our entire world, then at least our bodies. This book is a personal account of John Wade's fascination with the genre across all the entertainment media in which it appeared - the sort of stuff he revelled in as a young boy - and still enjoys today.
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The Golden Age of Science Fiction: A Journey into Space with 1950s Radio, TV, Films, Comics and Books

by John Wade
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Declamation - the practice of training young men to speak in public by setting them to compose and deliver speeches on fictional legal cases - was central to the Greek and Roman educational systems over many centuries and has been the subject of a recent explosion of scholarly interest. The ...
Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation
Declamation - the practice of training young men to speak in public by setting them to compose and deliver speeches on fictional legal cases - was central to the Greek and Roman educational systems over many centuries and has been the subject of a recent explosion of scholarly interest. The work of Michael Winterbottom has been seminal in this regard, and the present volume brings together a broad selection of his scholarly articles and reviews published since 1964, creating an authoritative and accessible resource for this burgeoning field of study. The assembled papers focus on two related topics: the rhetorician Quintilian and ancient declamation in practice. Quintilian, who taught rhetoric at Rome in the second half of the first century AD, was the author of the Institutio Oratoria, a key text for Roman educational practice, rhetoric, and literary criticism. Subjects explored in the present collection range widely over not only the establishment and interpretation of the text and its literary and historical context, but also Quintilian's views on inspiration, morality, philosophy, and declamation, of which he was a practitioner. While the volume also offers detailed examinations of the texts and interpretations of a wide range of Latin and Greek authors of declamations, such as Seneca the Elder, Sopatros, and Ennodius, there is a particular focus on two collections wrongly attributed to Quintilian, the so-called 'Minor' and 'Major Declamations'. A major re-assessment of the manuscript tradition of the latter collection is published here for the first time.
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Papers on Quintilian and Ancient Declamation

by Giuseppe Russo, Francesca Romana Nocchi, Michael Winterbottom
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The third edition of Hamlet offers a completely new introduction to this rich, mysterious play, examining Shakespeare's transformation of an ancient Nordic legend into a drama whose philosophical, psychological, political, and spiritual complexities have captivated audiences world-wide for over 400 years. Focusing on the ways in which Shakespeare re-imagined the ...
The New Cambridge Shakespeare: Hamlet: Prince of Denmark
The third edition of Hamlet offers a completely new introduction to this rich, mysterious play, examining Shakespeare's transformation of an ancient Nordic legend into a drama whose philosophical, psychological, political, and spiritual complexities have captivated audiences world-wide for over 400 years. Focusing on the ways in which Shakespeare re-imagined the revenge plot and its capacity to investigate the human experiences of love, grief, obligation, and memory, Heather Hirschfeld explores the play's cultural and theatrical contexts, its intricate textual issues, its vibrant critical traditions and controversies, and its history of performance and adaptation by celebrated directors, actors, and authors. Supplemented by an updated reading list, extensive illustrations and helpful appendices, this edition also features revised commentary notes explicitly designed for the student reader, offering the very best in contemporary criticism of this great tragedy.
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68.240000 USD

The New Cambridge Shakespeare: Hamlet: Prince of Denmark

by William Shakespeare
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The third edition of Hamlet offers a completely new introduction to this rich, mysterious play, examining Shakespeare's transformation of an ancient Nordic legend into a drama whose philosophical, psychological, political, and spiritual complexities have captivated audiences world-wide for over 400 years. Focusing on the ways in which Shakespeare re-imagined the ...
The New Cambridge Shakespeare: Hamlet: Prince of Denmark
The third edition of Hamlet offers a completely new introduction to this rich, mysterious play, examining Shakespeare's transformation of an ancient Nordic legend into a drama whose philosophical, psychological, political, and spiritual complexities have captivated audiences world-wide for over 400 years. Focusing on the ways in which Shakespeare re-imagined the revenge plot and its capacity to investigate the human experiences of love, grief, obligation, and memory, Heather Hirschfeld explores the play's cultural and theatrical contexts, its intricate textual issues, its vibrant critical traditions and controversies, and its history of performance and adaptation by celebrated directors, actors, and authors. Supplemented by an updated reading list, extensive illustrations and helpful appendices, this edition also features revised commentary notes explicitly designed for the student reader, offering the very best in contemporary criticism of this great tragedy.
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15.34 USD

The New Cambridge Shakespeare: Hamlet: Prince of Denmark

by William Shakespeare
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A revised and refreshed edition of Culpeper's classic book on herbal remedies. For more than 360 years, Nicholas Culpeper's historic guide to herbal remedies has been THE definitive book on the subject. Culpeper, an English herbalist, is the author of the bestselling herbal guide of all time. He offered valuable ...
Culpeper's Complete Herbal: Illustrated and Annotated Edition
A revised and refreshed edition of Culpeper's classic book on herbal remedies. For more than 360 years, Nicholas Culpeper's historic guide to herbal remedies has been THE definitive book on the subject. Culpeper, an English herbalist, is the author of the bestselling herbal guide of all time. He offered valuable and sometimes unusual advice on using, gathering, and preparing herbs. Now, this beautifully illustrated new edition, edited and with commentary by acclaimed US herbalist and bestselling author Steven Foster, combines the charm and information of Culpeper's original seventeenth-century text with up-to-date, modern, practical usage. It includes details about where to find each herb, astrology, and medicinal benefits.
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Culpeper's Complete Herbal: Illustrated and Annotated Edition

by Nicholas Culpeper
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Charting Memory: Recalling Medieval Spain
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Charting Memory: Recalling Medieval Spain

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Autobiography is a long-established literary modality of self-exposure with commanding works such as Augustine's Confessions, Rousseau's book of the same title, and Salvador Dali's paradoxical reformulation of that title in his Unspeakable Confessions. Like all genres with a distinguished career, autobiography has elicited a fair amount of critical and theoretical ...
Inscribed Identities: Life Writing as Self-Realization
Autobiography is a long-established literary modality of self-exposure with commanding works such as Augustine's Confessions, Rousseau's book of the same title, and Salvador Dali's paradoxical reformulation of that title in his Unspeakable Confessions. Like all genres with a distinguished career, autobiography has elicited a fair amount of critical and theoretical reflection. Classic works by Kate Hamburger and Philippe Lejeune in the 1960s and 70s articulated distinctions and similarities between fiction and the genre of personal declaration. Especially since Foucault's seminal essay on Self Writing, self-production through writing has become more versatile, gaining a broader range of expression, diversifying its social function, and colonizing new media of representation. For this reason, it seems appropriate to speak of life-writing as a concept that includes but is not limited to classic autobiography. Awareness of language's performativity permits us to read life-writing texts not as a record but as the space where the self is realized, or in some instances de-realized. Such texts can build identity, but they can also contest ascribed identity by producing alternative or disjointed scenarios of identification. And they not only relate to the present, but may also act upon the past by virtue of their retrospective effects in the confluence of narrator and witness.
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Inscribed Identities: Life Writing as Self-Realization

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Probably the greatest journalist since George Orwell, Auberon Waugh produced an astonishing amount of biting satire, spoof diaries and consistently riveting observation during three of the most traumatic decades in our recent history. This celebration of his work considers his time at Private Eye, and in particular, his Diaries (which ...
A Scribbler in Soho: A Celebration of Auberon Waugh
Probably the greatest journalist since George Orwell, Auberon Waugh produced an astonishing amount of biting satire, spoof diaries and consistently riveting observation during three of the most traumatic decades in our recent history. This celebration of his work considers his time at Private Eye, and in particular, his Diaries (which he considered his masterwork); his editorship of the Literary Review and ends with an account of his co-founding the Academy Club. As is befitting in a tribute Festschrift, extensive examples of Waugh's writings have been reproduced, including liberal amounts from his autobiographical texts previously published elsewhere. Of particular interest will be his monthly editorials written for the Literary Review, From the Pulpit, reprinted here in their entirety, providing a vivid commentary on the book trade, publishing and the personalities who hovered around Grub Street in the 70s and 80s. Above all else, however, readers can rediscover a unique writer whose tone, style and outlook are still sorely missed, especially in today's political climate where his genius would have enthralled the nation in an unimaginable way.
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34.12 USD

A Scribbler in Soho: A Celebration of Auberon Waugh

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