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Shakespearean Botanical

by Margaret Willes Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9781851244379
Format:
Hbk 208 pages

When Falstaff calls upon the sky to rain potatoes in The Merry Wives of Windsor, he is highlighting the late sixteenth-century...

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Oresteia

by Aeschylus University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1989
ISBN:
9780226007724
Format:
Pbk 257 pages

Highly acclaimed as translators of Greek and Sanskrit classics, respectively, David Grene and Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty here present...

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Little History of Poetry

by John Carey Yale University Press
Pub Date:
03/2020
ISBN:
9780300232226
Format:
Hbk 320 pages

A vital, engaging, and hugely enjoyable guide to poetry, from ancient times to the present, by one of our greatest champions of...

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Tough Enough: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil

by Deborah Nelson University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780226457802
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

This book focuses on six brilliant women who are often seen as particularly tough-minded: Simone Weil, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy,...

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How to Read Literature

by Terry Eagleton Yale University Press
Pub Date:
08/2019
ISBN:
9780300247640
Format:
Pbk 232 pages

What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black...

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I'm Very into You: Correspondence 1995-1996

by Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark Semiotext(e)
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9781584351641
Format:
Pbk 152 pages

Why am I telling you all this? Partly 'cause the whole queerness/identity thing for me stretches through everything, absolutely...

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Book Lovers' Anthology: A Compendium of Writing about Books, Readers and Libraries 2ed

by Bodleian Library Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9781851242481
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

Between the covers of this rich selection are excerpts from the poetry of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Milton and Donne,...

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Library at Night

by Alberto Manguel Yale University Press
Pub Date:
04/2009
ISBN:
9780300151305
Format:
Pb+ 384 pages

Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed...

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Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
04/2018
ISBN:
9780674984387
Format:
Pbk 408 pages

And I? May I say nothing, my lord?” With these words, Oscar Wilde’s courtroom trials came to a close. The lord in question, High...

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River Runs through It and Other Stories

by Norman Maclean University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780226472065
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

When Norman Maclean sent the manuscript of A River Runs through It to New York publishers, he received a slew of rejections. One...

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Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts

by Richard A. Lanham University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1993
ISBN:
9780226468853
Format:
Pb+ 302 pages

The personal computer has revolutionized communication, and digitized text has introduced a radically new medium of expression....

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Masochism: Coldness and Cruelty and Venus in Furs

by Gilles Deleuze and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, trans. Jean McNeil Zone Books
Pub Date:
04/1991
ISBN:
9780942299557
Format:
Pb+ 296 pages

An essay where the idea of Masochism is something far more subtle & complex than the mere enjoyment of pain. Masochism is shown...

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Albert Camus: Elements of a Life

by Robert Zaretsky Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
10/2013
ISBN:
9780801479076
Format:
Pb+ 200 pages

'Like many others of my generation, I first read Camus in high school. I carried him in my backpack while traveling across Europe,...

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Rhyme's Reason: A Guide to English Verse 4ed

by John Hollander Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780300206296
Format:
Pbk 160 pages

Poet John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse in this classic text, illustrating each variation...

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Musings on Mortality: From Tolstoy to Primo Levi

by Victor Brombert University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9780226323824
Format:
Pb+ 200 pages

“All art and the love of art,” Victor Brombert writes at the beginning of the deeply personal Musings on Mortality, “allow us...

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