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    Horror Stories

    Darryl Jones (ed)

    Wide-ranging anthology of horror fiction from the Victorian and Edwardian periods that embraces the diversity of the developing genre to showcase its terrifying achievements. Features supernatural tales, ghost stories, scientific horror, mad doctor tales, psychological horror and colonial horror.

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    Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

    Dave Eggers

    In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn’t recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him.

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    Wilfred Owen

    Guy Cuthbertson
    This new biography provides a fresh account of the life of one of the best-known war poets, chronicling his growth to poetic maturity and adding context to how his enduring verse can be understood.
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    A Curious Career

    Lynn Barber
    As Lynn Barber explains: This became my career, asking questions that other people wanted to know the answers to but were too embarassed to ask.  
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    Men at War

    Christopher Coker
    The author has collected and analysed the best fictional accounts of war in this interesting study which focuses on what fiction tells us about conflict from the Iliad to Catch22.
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    I Put a Spell on You

    John Burnside
     John Burnside describes his coming of age from the industrial misery of Cowdenbeath and Corby to the new world of Cambridge, a memoir of romance – of lost love and the love of being lost – darkened by threat, illuminated by glamour.
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    The Unexpected Professor

    John Carey
    John Carey, English professor at Oxford, controversial commentator, book critic and beekeeper, reflects on life immersed in literature, from grammar school beginnings to the Oxford establishment.
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    Ivan Goncharov, translated by Stephen Pearl
    First published in 1859, Oblomov is a classic of Russian literature. The book centres on the titular protagonist, a member of the dying class of the landed gentry, who spends most of his time lying in bed in an apathetic daze.
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    Murder Most Foul

    David Bevington
    This new study considers Shakespeare's great play from its origins in Scandinavian epic lore to the dramatic version from his own hand and that play's reception over the centuries since it was first performed.
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    The Appleman and the Poet

    Hubert Butler
    Russia features prominently in the fifth volume of Hubert Butler’s essays. Beginning with ‘Russian Dispatches 1932-1946’, Butler gives an evocative description – from the viewpoint of a bourgeois teacher – of a society in dissolution, before the onset of Stalin’s Great Purge.
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    Horace and Me

    Eyres, Harry
    In Horace and Me, Eyres re-examines Horace’s life, legacy and verse. With a light, lyrical touch and a keen critical eye, Eyres reveals a lively, relevant Horace, whose society – Rome at the dawn of the empire – has much in common with our own, including a curious sense of hollowness at the heart of unparalleled prosperity.
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    The Poet's Wives

    David Park
    Set across continents and centuries, and in very different circumstances, three women confront the contradictions between art and life, contemplate their emotional and physical sacrifices for another's creativity, and struggle with infidelities that involve not only the flesh, but ultimately poetry itself. They find themselves custodians of their husbands' work, work that has been woven with love's intimacies and which has shaped their own lives in the most unexpected of ways.
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    Sculptor’s Daughter

    Tove Jansson
    Sculptor’s Daughter gives us a glimpse of life in a Finnish bohemian household: the shadows cast in her father’s studio, the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree.
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    The Golden Fleece

    Spark, Muriel
    Muriel Spark’s essays, reviews, memoirs and other writings collected here for the first time conjure up one of the great critical imaginations of our time. Grouped into four sections (Art and Poetry, Autobiography and Travel; Literature; and Religion, Politics and Philosophy), they demonstrate the wide range of Sparke's knowledge and interests.
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    Twists and Turns in the Heart’s Antarctic

    Cixous, Hélène
    Twists and Turns is a tale on the scale of a Greek myth, about the inescapable entanglements of family relationships, which can lead one, in hyperbolic mode, to envision murder and suicide, for, as Cixous writes, “With love’s strength, one hates.”
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    The Value of the Humanities

    Small, Helen
    The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots and those that have developed or been substantially altered since.
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    Dickens & the Workhouse

    Richardson, Ruth
    The story of the recently discovered London workhouse that Charles Dickens lived almost next door to in the years before he wrote Oliver Twist - told by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these new findings.
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    Brain on Fire

    Cahalan, Susannah
    This is the story of one woman's descent into insanity. In Brain on Fire, she pieces together the terrifying lost month of her life, asking what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed - and how you get it back.
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    Open Graves, Open Minds

    George, Hughes (eds)
    This wide-ranging collection forms a coherent narrative which follows Enlightenment studies of the vampire's origins in folklore and folk panics, tracing sources of vampire fiction, through Romantic incarnations in Byron and Polidori to Le Fanu's Carmilla. Further essays discuss the undead in the context of Dracula, fin-de-siecle decadence and Nazi Germany together with early cinematic treatments.
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    Free City, a Novel

    Almino, Joao
    Free City is master storyteller Joao Almino's third novel to focus on the city of Brasilia, the social swirl of its early years, when contractors, corporate profiteers, idealists, politicians, mystical sects and even celebrities mingled - including Aldoux Huxley, Fidel Castro, Andre Malraux, John Dos Passos, Elizabeth Bishop, and many others.
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