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If I May, A. A. Milne
1 A. A. Milne If I May
Methuen 229640 Great Britain 1927 Ninth Edition Hardcover Good Condition Reflections and observations in a novel (for adults) . 183 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 229640. Hardcover 
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Price: 12.00 AUD 9.60 AUD 
 
 
The German Novel of Today, A.W. Bettex
2 A.W. Bettex The German Novel of Today
Bowes and Bowes 225821 Cambridge 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 46 pages. Tanning due to age. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 225821. Hardcover 
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The Forest Giant, Adrien Le Corbeau
3 Adrien Le Corbeau The Forest Giant
Jonathan Cape 230747 Great Britain 1935 New Illustrated Edition Hardcover Good Condition Fair Agnes Miller Parker [Woodcuts] Translated from the French by J. H. Ross. Dust jacket has discolouration. 158 pages. Moderately foxed throughout. Illustrator: Agnes Miller Parker [Woodcuts]. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 230747. Hardcover 
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Price: 14.00 AUD 11.20 AUD 
 
 
The Death of Literature, Alvin Kernan
4 Alvin Kernan The Death of Literature
Yale University Press 227800 USA 1990 0300052383 / 9780300052381 Softcover Very Good Condition Literature has passed through a crisis of confidence in recent decades-a radical questioning of its traditional values and its importance to humanity. In this witty and eloquent book, a distinguished professor of humanities looks at some of the agents that have contributed to literature's demise and ponders whether its vitality can be restored in the changing circumstances of late twentieth-century culture. Other critics, such as E. D. Hirsch and Allan Bloom, have also explored the growing cultural illiteracy of modern society. Alvin Kernan probes deeper, relating the death of literature to potent forces in our postindustrial world-most obviously, the technological revolution that is rapidly transforming a print to an electronic culture, replacing the authority of the written word with the authority of television, film, and computer screens. The turn taken by literary criticism itself, in deconstructing traditional literature and declaring it void of meaning in itself, and in focusing on what are described as its ideological biases against women and nonwhites, has speeded the disintegration. Recent legal debates about copyright, plagiarism, and political patronage of the arts have exposed the greed and self-interest at work under the old romantic images of the imaginative creative artist and the work of art as a perfect, unchanging icon. Kernan describes a number of the crossroads where literature and society have met and literature has failed to stand up. He discusses the high comedy of the obscenity trial in England against Lady Chatterley's Lover, in which the British literary establishment vainly tried to define literature. He takes alarmed looks at such agents of literary disintegration as schools where children who watch television eight hours a day can't read, decisions about who chooses and defines the words included in dictionaries, faculty fights about the establishment of new departments and categories of study, and courtrooms where criminals try to profit from bestselling books about their crimes. According to Kernan, traditional literature is ceasing to be legitimate or useful in these changed social surroundings. What is needed, he says, if it is any longer possible in electronic culture, is a conception of literature that fits in some positive way with the new ethos of post-industrialism, plausibly claiming a place of importance both to individual lives and to society as a whole for the best kind of writing. 230 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0300052383. ISBN/EAN: 9780300052381. Inventory No: 227800. Paperback 
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Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, Amanda Vaill
5 Amanda Vaill Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins
Broadway Books 237015 New York 2006 0767904206 / 9780767904209 Softcover Very Good Condition From the author of the acclaimed Everybody Was So Young, the definitive and major biography of the great choreographer and Broadway legend Jerome Robbins To some, Jerome Robbins was a demanding perfectionist, a driven taskmaster, a theatrical visionary; to others, he was a loyal friend, a supportive mentor, a generous and entertaining companion and colleague. Born Jerome Rabinowitz in New York City in 1918, Jerome Robbins repudiated his Jewish roots along with his name only to reclaim them with his triumphant staging of Fiddler on the Roof. A self-proclaimed homosexual, he had romances or relationships with both men and women, some famous?like Montgomery Clift and Natalie Wood?some less so. A resolutely unpolitical man, he was forced to testify before Congress at the height of anti-Communist hysteria. A consummate entertainer, he could be paralyzed by shyness; nearly infallible professionally, he was conflicted, vulnerable, and torn by self-doubt. Guarded and adamantly private, he was an inveterate and painfully honest journal writer who confided his innermost thoughts and aspirations to a remarkable series of diaries and memoirs. With ballets like Dances at a Gathering, Afternoon of a Faun, and The Concert, he humanized neoclassical dance; with musicals like On the Town, Gypsy, and West Side Story, he changed the face of theater in America. In the pages of this definitive biography, Amanda Vaill takes full measure of the complicated, contradictory genius who was Jerome Robbins. She re-creates his childhood as the only son of Russian Jewish immigrants; his apprenticeship as a dancer and Broadway chorus gypsy; his explosion into prominence at the age of twenty-five with the ballet Fancy Free and its Broadway incarnation, On the Town; and his years of creative dominance in both theater and dance. She brings to life his colleagues and friends?from Leonard Bernstein and George Balanchine to Robert Wilson and Robert Graves?and his loves and lovers. And she tells the full story behind some of Robbins?s most difficult episodes, such as his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee and his firing from the film version of West Side Story. Drawing on thousands of pages of documents from Robbins?s personal and professional papers, to which she was granted unfettered access, as well as on other archives and hundreds of interviews, Somewhere is a riveting narrative of a life lived onstage, offstage, and backstage. It is also an accomplished work of criticism and social history that chronicles one man?s phenomenal career and places it squarely in the cultural ferment of a time when New York City was truly ?a helluva town.? 675 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Dance; Dance. ISBN: 0767904206. ISBN/EAN: 9780767904209. Inventory No: 237015. Paperback 
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Into the Nineties - Post-Colonial Women's Writing, Anna Rutherford, Lars Jensen, Shirley Chew [Editor]
6 Anna Rutherford, Lars Jensen, Shirley Chew [Editor] Into the Nineties - Post-Colonial Women's Writing
Dangaroo Press 227036 Australia 1994 1871049520 / 9781871049527 Softcover Near Fine Condition A superb collection of critical essays and creative pieces by leading international women writers and academics, which surveys the development of literature in their own societies since the 1980s 636 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 1871049520. ISBN/EAN: 9781871049527. Inventory No: 227036. Paperback 
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At Large and At Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist, Anne Fadiman
7 Anne Fadiman At Large and At Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist
Penguin Books 233958 Great Britain 2008 0141033991 / 9780141033990 Softcover Good Condition In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay--a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country. Many of these essays were composed "under the influence" of the subject at hand. Fadiman ingests a shocking amount of ice cream and divulges her passion for Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip and her brother's homemade Liquid Nitrogen Kahlua Coffee (recipe included); she sustains a terrific caffeine buzz while recounting Balzac's coffee addiction; and she stays up till dawn to write about being a night owl, examining the rhythms of our circadian clocks and sharing such insomnia cures as her father's nocturnal word games and Lewis Carroll's mathematical puzzles. At Large and At Small is a brilliant and delightful collection of essays that harkens a revival of a long-cherished genre. 220 pages. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN/EAN: 9780141033990. Inventory No: 233958. Paperback 
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The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 1, Anne Henderson [Editor]
8 Anne Henderson [Editor] The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 1
The Sydney Institute Publications Pty Ltd 227836 Sydney 2007 Softcover Near Fine Condition 235 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Australia; Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 227836. Paperback 
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The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 2, Anne Henderson [Editor]
9 Anne Henderson [Editor] The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 2
The Sydney Institute Publications Pty Ltd 227837 Sydney 2007 Softcover Near Fine Condition 204 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Australia; Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 227837. Paperback 
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The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 3, Anne Henderson [Editor]
10 Anne Henderson [Editor] The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 3
The Sydney Institute Publications Pty Ltd 227838 Sydney 2007 Softcover Near Fine Condition 170 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Australia; Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 227838. Paperback 
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Classical Literary Criticism : Aristotle-On the Art of Poetry; Horace- On the Art of Poetry; Longinus-On the Sublime, Aristotle Horace Longinus
11 Aristotle Horace Longinus Classical Literary Criticism : Aristotle-On the Art of Poetry; Horace- On the Art of Poetry; Longinus-On the Sublime
Penguin Classics 245585 Great Britain 1970 Reprint 0140441557 / 9780140441550 Softcover Fair Condition 138 pages. Pages well browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140441557. ISBN/EAN: 9780140441550. Inventory No: 245585. Paperback 
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Price: 6.00 AUD 4.80 AUD 
 
 
The Higher Realism of Woodrow Wilson and Other Essays, Arthur S. Link
12 Arthur S. Link The Higher Realism of Woodrow Wilson and Other Essays
Vanderbilt University Press 232676 USA 1971 First Edition 0826511635 / 9780826511638 Hardcover Good Condition Good With a foreword by Dewey W. Grantham. A collection of twenty four essays from 1944 to 1970 by the editor of the Papers of Woodrow Wilson. 425 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0826511635. ISBN/EAN: 9780826511638. Inventory No: 232676. Hardcover 
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The Pale Horseman, Bernard Cornwell
13 Bernard Cornwell The Pale Horseman
HarperCollins 245766 Australia 2005 0007210469 / 9780007210466 Trade Paperback Good Condition Continuing the outstanding success of The Last Kingdom, this is the second installment of Bernard Cornwell's fantastic series, following the fate of Alfred the Great ,and the forging of Britain. It is the lowest time for the Saxons. Defeated comprehensively by the Vikings who now occupy most of England, Alfred and his very small group of surviving followers retreat to the trackless marshlands of Somerset. There, forced to move restlessly to escape betrayal or detection, using the marsh mists for cover, they travel by small boats from one island refuge to another, hoping that they can regroup and find some more strength and support. Only Uhtred remains resolute. Determined to discover the enemy's strategies, he draws once again on his Viking upbringing, and attempts to enter the Viking camps. His plan is to become accepted by their leaders, and to sit in their councils and uncover their plans. But once there, the attractions of his many friends among the Vikings coupled with his disillusion with the Saxons' leadership and anger at Alfred's criticism of his own conduct, draws him back again to his allegiance to the Vikings. The Pale Horseman, an even more powerful and dramatic book than The Last Kingdom, brings both Uhtred and the Saxons' dilemmas vividly to life. 351 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 0007210469. ISBN/EAN: 9780007210466. Inventory No: 245766. Paperback 
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Toughtlines: Reflections of a Public Man, Bob Carr
14 Bob Carr Toughtlines: Reflections of a Public Man
Viking 245687 Australia 2002 0670040258 / 9780670040254 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Bob Carr says what he thinks -- with clarity, passion, elegance, wit and commanding logic. On literature, nature, art and public affairs, on Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, the bush, the beach, the Olypmpic Games, the meaning of history, the failure of socialism, heroin, migration, depression, patriotism, he writes from the unique perspective of a head of government who must wrestle daily with forces that shape and alter human lives. A book for all concerned with where we have come from and where we are going, in Australia, and in the modern world. 400 pages. Light tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0670040258. ISBN/EAN: 9780670040254. Inventory No: 245687. Paperback 
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The Pelican Guide to English Literature Volume 3: From Donne to Marvell, Boris Ford [Editor]
15 Boris Ford [Editor] The Pelican Guide to English Literature Volume 3: From Donne to Marvell
Pelican / Penguin Books 066257 London, England 1962 Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 278 pages. A325. Foxing to covers. Age tanning to pages. Previous owners name has been crossed out on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 066257. Paperback 
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Price: 9.00 AUD 7.20 AUD 
 
 
The Age of Milton - Backgrounds to Seventeenth Century Literature, C.A. Patrides and Raymond B. Waddington - Editors
16 C.A. Patrides and Raymond B. Waddington - Editors The Age of Milton - Backgrounds to Seventeenth Century Literature
Manchester University Press 228183 UK 1980 0719008166 / 9780719008160 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition 438 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0719008166. ISBN/EAN: 9780719008160. Inventory No: 228183. Paperback 
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The World of Charmian Clift, Charmian Clift
17 Charmian Clift The World of Charmian Clift
Collins 223729 Australia 1983 0002165856 / 9780002165853 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Martin Johnson Introductions by George Johnston and Martin Johnston 256 pages. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Illustrator: Martin Johnson. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0002165856. ISBN/EAN: 9780002165853. Inventory No: 223729. Hardcover 
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And Yet....Essays, Christopher Hitchens
18 Christopher Hitchens And Yet....Essays
Allen & Unwin 240191 Australia 2015 1760110078 / 9781760110079 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition Christopher Hitchens was an unparalleled, prolific writer, who raised the polemical essay to a new art form, over a lifetime of thinking and debating the defining issues of our times. As an essayist he contributed to the New Statesman, Atlantic Monthly, London Review of Books, TLS and Vanity Fair. Any publication of a volume of Hitchens' essays was a major event on both sides of the Atlantic. Now comes the last of the last; a volume of Hitchens' previously unpublished essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics. These essays remind us, once more, of the fierce, brilliant and trenchant voice of Christopher Hitchens. 339 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN/EAN: 9781760110079. Inventory No: 240191. Paperback 
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Rejoining The Common Reader - Essays 1962-1990, Clara Claiborne Park
19 Clara Claiborne Park Rejoining The Common Reader - Essays 1962-1990
Northwestern University Press 225391 USA 1991 0810109913 / 9780810109919 Softcover Good Condition 231 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 0810109913. ISBN/EAN: 9780810109919. Inventory No: 225391. Paperback 
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Duessa as theological Satire, D Douglas Waters
20 D Douglas Waters Duessa as theological Satire
University of Minnesota Press 150214 USA 1970 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Condition Near Fine 169 pages. Dust jacket protected by plastic. Red endpapers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 150214. Hardcover 
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