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    Mujeres en transito

    By Vanesa Miseres

    Paperback £68.91

    Examines in detail the insightful accounts by four prominent female writers who travelled to and from Latin America in the 19th century: the French-Peruvian socialist and activist Flora Tristan 1803-1844, the Argentines Juana Manuela Gorriti 1819-1892 and Eduarda Mansilla 1838-1892, and the Peruvian Clorinda Matto de Turner 1852-1909.

    Fashioned Texts and Painted Books

    By Erin Edgington

    Paperback £66.58

    Examines the folding fan's multiple roles in fin-de-siecle and early twentieth-century French literature. Focusing on the fan's identity as a symbol of feminine sexuality, as a collectible art object, and, especially, as an alternative book form well suited to the reception of poetic texts, the study highlights the fan's suitability...

    Dublin: Renaissance City of Literature

    Hardback £74.46

    Dublin: Renaissance city of literature interrogates the notion of a literary 'renaissance' in Dublin. Through detailed case studies of print and literature in Renaissance Dublin, the volume covers innovative new ground, including quantitative analysis of print production in Ireland, unique insight into the city's literary communities and considerations of literary...

    Rooms of One's Own

    By Adrian Mourby

    Hardback £10.25

    Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written

    Literature in Context

    Hardback £77.68

    Henry David Thoreau in Context provides original research on Thoreau's influences, the topics he explored, the intellectual currents he was inspired by, and how he has been received since his death, making it a valuable resource to students, teachers, scholars, and general readers.

    Discovering Dylan Thomas

    By John Goodby

    Paperback Save £1.29 = £23.70

    A guide to the notebook poems and published poems of Dylan Thomas, drawing on his newly-discovered fifth notebook and other previously unpublished material.

    Legion Of Regrettable Supervillains

    By Jon Morris

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.45

    Meet the lesser of all evils!

    Arthurian Place Names of Wales

    By Scott Lloyd

    Paperback Save £2.04 = £27.95

    In this book, all of the Arthurian places and names in Wales have been traced back to their original sources to explore the reasons behind their creation.

    Cambridge Companions to Literature

    Paperback £18.35

    For too long, criticism of the Beat Generation has focused on the biographical exploits of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs. This Companion changes that by placing the Beats in their historical, cultural, and literary contexts. Contributors focus on key concerns of Beat writing, including race, gender, sexuality, religion, and transnational circulation.

    John le Carre's Post-Cold War Fiction

    By Robert Lance Snyder

    Hardback Save £0.06 = £50.44

    Challenges distinctions between ""popular"" and ""serious"" literature by recognizing le Carre as one of the most significant ethicists in contemporary fiction, contributing to an overdue reassessment of his literary stature. Through a close reading of le Carre's post- cold war novels, Snyder traces how he weighes what is at stake...

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