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I remember my name
poetry by Samah Sabawi, Ramzy Baroud, Jehan Bseiso ; artwork by David Borrington ; editor Vacy Vlazna
[Place of publication not identified] : Novum Publishing, [2016]
"I remember my name is a moving collection of poems by three Palestinian poets whose poetic vision is at once Palestinian and universal. It is a tribute to Arabic literature and to the striving for a common justice and humaneness. It is dedicated to those who resisted, who suffered, and who live the Palestinian sumoud - steadfastness. All three poets enjoy high literary profiles in the West and the Middle East: Samah, is an author, playwright, poet and political commentator, Ramzy is an author, poet, editor, political commentator and Jehan is a poet and political commentator. All three are highly respected and renowned Palestinian activists. London artist David Borrington delivers a powerful visual accompaniment to nine of the poems and cover."--Back page of book.
Baker Berry PR9570.P342 I27 2016

The word museum
Moorhead, Richard, author
Birmingham : Flarestack Poets, [2014]
Baker Berry PR6063.O66 A6 2014

Representing realists in Victorian literature and criticism
Brown, Daniel author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Introduction -- Pre-Raphaelitism as realism -- Realistic poetry -- Realist propaganda -- Realism and the religion of doubt -- Realist con artists -- Coda.
Baker Berry PR468.R42 B76 2016

The white devil : a critical reader
edited by Paul Frazer and Adam Hansen
London : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016
Introduction / Paul Frazer and Adam Hansen -- The critical backstory / Jem Bloomfield -- The White Devil in performance / Eva Griffith -- The White Devil: the state of the art /Brett D. Hirsch -- New directions: ritual dissonance in The White Devil / David Coleman -- New directions: unbridled selfhood in The White Devil : Webster's use of Calvin and Montaigne / Paul Frazer -- New directions: boy prince and Venetian courtesan : political critique in The White Devil / Christina Luckyj, Halifax -- New directions: the look of love? : Pornography and The White Devil's 'terrible vision' / Adam Hansen -- Pedagogy and resources: the Devil is in the details / James Hirsh.

"The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history. It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its first staging in 1611 staging and ending with the RSC's 2014 revival. Moving through to four new critical essays, it opens up cutting-edge perspectives on the work, and finishes with a practical guide to pedagogical approaches and resources. Detailing web-based and production-related resources, and including an annotated bibliography of critical works, the guide will equip teachers and facilitate students' understanding of this complex play"--
Baker Berry PR3184.W53 W48 2016

Poetry and the Anthropocene : ecology, biology and technology in contemporary British and Irish poetry
Solnick, Sam, author
London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Introduction: poetry and science -- Evolving systems of (eco)poetry. A non-local habitation and a name; anthropos kainos: technology and the posthuman; Ecologies of mind: communicating ecosystems and systems of communication; Poetics in the Anthropocene -- "Life subdued to its instrument": Hughes, mutation and technology. Fishing: adaptation and contact; Living form and posthuman adaptation; Science, religion and the environmental revolution; Violence and technology; Crow: evolving myth/mythologizing evolution; Hatching a crow: mutation and poetry; Testing his metal -- "Germinal ironies": changing climates in the poetry of Derek Mahon. "Rage for order": ironies of time and place; A "chaos of complex systems": economy and ecology; Beautiful souls and simulative politics; Climate change and a new look at life on earth; Pious hopes -- The resistant materials of Jeremy Prynne. Coal and metal: conditions of landscape and questions concerning technology; Pertinent junk and the sound of information; The secret lives of plants and viruses; Mutating code scripts; Wasted fields and digested hydrocarbons; This difficult matter -- Conclusion: evolution, agency and feedback at the end of a world.

"This book is about the way shifting conceptions of ecology, biology and technology significantly alter what it means to write poetry about nature in a time of environmental crisis. It offers a radical re-reading of three major British poets, Ted Hughes, Derek Mahon and JH Prynne, and their aesthetic strategies for negotiating the complex feedbacks between organisms and their environments in a technological world. Their poetry not only provides ways of thinking and communicating about ecology and biology, but shows how the unpredictable processes of thought and communication impact on organic life in the Anthropocene, providing a substantial challenge to aesthetics, ethics and politics"--
Baker Berry PR605.N3 S65 2017

The collected verse of John, Lord Hervey (1696-1743)
Hervey, John Hervey, Baron, 1696-1743, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PR3515 .H133 2016

Be my Wolff
Richler, Emma, 1961- author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
"Zachariah and Rachel Wolff are brother and sister. Well, not exactly. They are star-crossed lovers. Well, not exactly. Rachel is the cherished daughter born to a Russian family living in London, and Zachariah is her parents' adopted son, who arrived from the orphanage with one sweater, a head of rambunctious curls, and a dexterous set of fists, or fives, as he likes to call them. As children, they became as close as two people could be. But when they crossed this forbidden line, there was no going back. Now, as an adult, coping with Zach's estrangement from their formidable father, Rachel has set herself the task of inventing a family history for her beloved. And so the novel cartwheels through Zach's imagined ancestry--from a tavern-educated boxer in Dickensian times, to a Hussar at the Battle of Borodino during the Napoleonic Wars. All the while, Zach and Rachel's troubles in present-day Camden Town start to build to yet another point of no return. Filled with art and science, fairy tales and folk songs, tsars and foundlings, epic battles in the prize ring and on the Western Front, Be My Wolff is a novel of astonishing range and imagination: a love story, an exuberant adventure through time and place, a tale of the most unbreakable ties that bind"--
Baker Berry PR6068.I249 B4 2017

Temporary people
Unnikrishnan, Deepak, author
Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, 2017
"Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing... The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation" -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Baker Berry PR9570.U543 U66 2017

Secrets of acting Shakespeare : the original approach
Tucker, Patrick, 1941- author
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2017
Introduction -- The 30 secrets -- The research -- The evidence -- The experiment -- The performances -- The First Folio -- Original practices -- Understanding through acting -- The secrets expanded and explained -- The plays and the clues -- Epilogue.
Baker Berry PR3091 .T83 2017

Milton and the burden of freedom
Chernaik, Warren L., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction. Free to fall: Milton and the Old Testament God -- Milton's post-Calvinist theology -- 'Providence their guide': providence in Milton -- The unpolluted temple of the mind: virtue on trial -- Classical and Biblical Republicanism: Milton and some contemporaries -- Victory's crest: Milton, the English nation, and Cromwell -- Monarchy and servitude: the politics of Paradise Lost -- God's just yoke: power and justice in Paradise Lost -- 'Tyrannie must be': Milton and the Restoration -- Postscript.

"Throughout his writings, Milton, deeply engaged in political and theological controversy, sought to clear a space for human freedom in a world ruled by an omniscient and omnipotent deity. Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes, as well as other works by Milton in verse and prose, explore the problematical aspects of a universe ruled by an Old Testament God of wrath, demanding obedience, who allows his creatures the freedom to be 'authors' of their own fate. Milton and the Burden of Freedom examines the contradictions inherent in Milton's religious, political, and ethical beliefs as expressed in his poems, prose writings, and the treatise De Doctrina Christiana. Milton, whose writings are rooted in the Reformed tradition while challenging Calvinist orthodoxy, is both radical and conservative. In this book, Warren Chernaik traces the evolution of Milton's attitude towards freedom, servitude and virtue during a century of political upheaval and disappointed hopes"--
Baker Berry PR3592.L48 C47 2017

Romantic realities : speculative realism and British romanticism
Gottlieb, Evan, 1975- author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Wordsworth and object-oriented philosophy -- Coleridge, nature-philosophy, and process ontology -- Byron, actor-network-theory, and truth procedures -- Shelley, nihilism, and speculative materialism -- Keats, vital materialism, and flat ontology.
Baker Berry PR590 .G68 2016

Off duty
Donovan, Katie, 1962- author
Hexham, Northumberland : Bloodaxe Books Ltd, 2016
Baker Berry PR6054.O58 A6 2016

The Lonely Hearts Hotel
O'Neill, Heather, author
New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
"With echoes of The Night Circus, a spellbinding story about two gifted orphans -in love with each other since they can remember-whose childhood talents allow them to rewrite their future. The Lonely Hearts Hotel is a love story with the power of legend. An unparalleled tale of charismatic pianos, invisible dance partners, radicalized chorus girls, drug-addicted musicians, brooding clowns, and an underworld whose economy hinges on the price of a kiss. In a landscape like this, it takes great creative gifts to thwart one's origins. It might also take true love. Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Before long, their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up even the dreariest room with her dancing and comedy. As they travel around the city performing clown routines, the children fall in love with each other and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary and seductive circus show the world has ever seen. Separated as teenagers, sent off to work as servants during the Great Depression, both descend into the city's underworld, dabbling in sex, drugs and theft in order to survive. But when Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes -after years of searching and desperate poverty -the possibilities of their childhood dreams are renewed, and they'll go to extreme lengths to make them come true. Soon, Rose, Pierrot and their troupe of clowns and chorus girls have hit New York, commanding the stage as well as the alleys, and neither the theater nor the underworld will ever look the same. With her musical language and extravagantly realized world, Heather O'Neill enchants us with a novel so magical there is no escaping its spell"--
Baker Berry PR9199.4.O64 L66 2017

Who killed Piet Barol?
Mason, Richard, 1978- author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
"A haunting, wildly imagined novel by the acclaimed author of History of a Pleasure Seeker ("the best new work of fiction ... in many moons; a classic"--The Washington Post); set in the first decades of twentieth-century colonial Cape Town and in a spirit-filled forest of secrets and magic powers. It is 1914. Germany has just declared war on France. Piet Barol, the handsome, irresistible figure of Mason's much-admired, sensuous History of a Pleasure Seeker, is once again at the center of this ambitious, lush new novel. Barol, a European adventurer living as a poseur in South Africa's Cape Colony, navigates the turbulence and opportunities of this strange land in his blind quest for comfort and riches as thousands of black families have been turned out of their homes by a white government bent on confiscating 90% of the country for the exclusive use of Europeans. Piet and his wife have successfully, grandly lived a life for the past five years as colonials impersonating French aristocrats (the dazzling Vicomte and Vicomtesse Pierre de Barol of the Château de Barol on the banks of the Loire River), though in truth, he is Dutch and far from aristocratic and she is American and hardly of the railroad fortune family she so often and casually invokes. Both are wily, and both have large dreams. After years of supremely decadent living, Fortune, which has always favored Piet, has grown tired of him and the Barols' luck is about to run out. They are short of cash and on the verge of ruin. As one last grand effort they have embarked on a furniture business full of possibility. They need wood for the enterprise, and through Piet's charm and guile have come upon the source for their inventory that will make all of them rich. The wood is in a forbidden forest filled with sacred, untouchable trees of fine mahogany which Piet is sure he will be able to extract in exchange for beads and glass trickets. His pursuit of the bewitched trees of the fabled forest of Gwadana takes him deep into the Xhosa [pron. KO-sa] homelands, where unfailing charm, wit and the friendship of two black men are his only allies as he attempts an act of supreme audacity: to steal a forest from its rightful owners--a Xhosa clan who know to be true that the spirits of their ancestors reside in their magical, ageless trees"--
Baker Berry PR6063.A7637 W48 2017

Performing Shakespeare in India : exploring indianness, literatures and cultures
edited by Shormishtha Panja, Babli Moitra Saraf
New Delhi, India ; SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2016
Baker Berry PR3109.I4 P36 2016

Sarah Waters : gender and sexual politics
O'Callaghan, Claire, author
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: the queer and feminist contexts of Sarah Waters's gender and sexual politics -- Female subjects: feminisms, queer theories and the contemporary "woman" question in Tipping the Velvet -- A journal of two hearts? Lesbian identities and politics in Affinity -- beyond the "sex wars": sex, pleasure and pornography in Fingersmith -- "Back to normal": lost histories/affective archives - The Night Watch -- The Little Stranger - a study of the heteropatriarchal male and the dynamics of masculine domination -- "I'd had terrific plans": the return of gendered and sexual oppression in The Paying Guests -- Afterword: telling it straight? Waters's afterlives on stage and screen -- Bibliography -- Index.

"Sarah Waters: Gender and Sexual Politics uniquely brings together feminist and queer theoretical perspectives on gender and sexuality through close analysis of works by Sarah Waters. This timely study examines topics ranging from heterosexuality, homosexuality, masculinities, femininities, sex, pornography, and the cultural effects of othering and domination across her work. The book covers each of Waters's published novels to date including Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith and The Paying Guests and also considers her non-fiction and academic writing as well as the television adaptations of her texts. O'Callaghan situates Water's writing as an important textual space for the examination of contemporary gender and sexuality studies and locates her as an astute commentator and contributor to twenty-first century gender and sexual politics."--
Baker Berry PR6073.A828 Z53 2017

Selected poems of Nancy Cunard
Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965, author
Manchester : Carcanet Press Limited, 2016
Baker Berry PR6005.U6 A6 2016

Shakespeare, popularity and the public sphere
Doty, Jeffrey S., author
Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction: popularity and publicity in early mondern England -- 1. Richard II and the early modern public sphere -- 2. Henry IV, the theater, and the popular appetite -- 3. Political interpretation in Julius Caesar -- 4. Measure for Measure and the problem of popularity -- 5. Coriolanus the popular man -- Conclusion.

"In late Elizabethan England, political appeals to the people were considered dangerously democratic, even seditious: the commons were supposed to have neither political voice nor will. Yet such appeals happened so often that the regime coined the word 'popularity' to condemn the pursuit of popular favour. Jeffrey S. Doty argues that in plays from Richard II to Coriolanus, Shakespeare made the tactics of popularity - and the wider public they addressed - vital aspects of politics. Shakespeare figured the public not as an extension of the royal court, but rather as a separate entity that, like the Globe's spectators who surrounded the fictional princes on its thrust stage, subjected their rulers to relentless scrutiny. For ordinary playgoers, Shakespeare's plays offered good practice for understanding the means and ends of popularity - and they continue to provide insight to the public relations strategies that have come to define modern political culture"--
Baker Berry PR3017 .D68 2017

Autumn
Smith, Ali, 1962- author
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
"From the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both: a breathtakingly inventive new novel--about aging, time, love, and stories themselves--that launches an extraordinary quartet of books called Seasonal. Readers love Ali Smith's novels for their peerless innovation and their joyful celebration of language and life. Her newest, Autumn, has all of these qualities in spades, and--good news for fans!--is the first installment in a quartet. Seasonal, comprised of four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as are the seasons), explores what time is, how we experience it, and the recurring markers in the shapes our lives take and in our ways with narrative. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow fruitfulness with the vitality, the immediacy, and the color hit of Pop Art, Autumn is a witty excavation of the present by the past. The novel is a stripped-branches take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, what harvest means"--
Baker Berry PR6069.M4213 A92 2016

Macbeth
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author
Berlin : Suhrkamp, 2017
Baker Berry PR2782.M3 T5 2016

The rover, or, The banished cavaliers
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689
Peterborough, Ont. ; Broadview Press, c1999
"The Rover Aphra Behn A rollicking Restoration comedy-the most performed and most studied by the increasingly admired first ever woman playwright, Aphra Behn."--Jacket.
Baker Berry PR3317 .R6 1999

Shakespeare and visual culture : a dictionary
Sabatier, Armelle, author
London, UK : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
Statues coming to life and lively portraits ready to breathe in Shakespeare? This new volume re-assesses the key role played by visual culture in his drama and poetry by providing readers with an up-to-date guide to the main publications on the subject as well as offering a synthesis on the main literary and historical sources for inspiration. While scrutinising the complex issue of image on an Elizabethan stage and exploring the codification of colours in Shakespeare's poetry, this dictionary highlights the fierce rivalry between the poet, the dramatist and the visual artist. This volume will be of great interest and value to students of Shakespeare, students of art history or anyone working on the interdisciplinary subject of literature and art.
Baker Berry PR2892 .S23 2017

Shakespeare in Cold War Europe : conflict, commemoration, celebration
Erica Sheen, Isabel Karremann, editors
London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Baker Berry PR3017 .S55 2016

Coleridge : Lectures on Shakespeare (1811-1819)
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834, author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry PR2899 .C57 2016

The house at the edge of night : a novel
Banner, Catherine, author
New York : Random House, [2016]
Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten, but not far enough to escape from the world's troubles. At the center of the island's life is a café draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk. Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move. An indiscretion tests their marriage, and their children, three sons and an inquisitive daughter, grow up and struggle with both humanity's cruelty and its capacity for love and mercy. Spanning nearly a century, through secrets and mysteries, trials and sacrifice, this beautiful and haunting novel follows the lives of the Esposito family and the other islanders who live and love on Castellamare: a cruel count and his bewitching wife, a priest who loves scandal, a prisoner of war turned poet, an outcast girl who becomes a pillar of strength, a wounded English soldier who emerges from the sea. The people of Castellamare are transformed by two world wars and a great recession, by the threat of fascism and their deep bonds of passion and friendship, and by bitter rivalries and the power of forgiveness.
Baker Berry PR6102.A69 H68 2016

The ornatrix
Howard, Kate, author
New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2016
A young woman born with a strange birthmark on her face leaves her sheltered childhood and becomes hairdresser and personal maid to a former courtesan who draws her into a world of desire and jealousy lurking behind the wealth and privilege of Perugia.
Baker Berry PR6108.O9285 O76 2016

Show me a mountain
Young, Kerry, 1955- author
London : Bloomsbury Circus, 2016
From the Costa- and Commonwealth-shortlisted author of Pao, a story of revolution and oppression, privilege and poverty, love and betrayal, set against the backdrop of Jamaican independence. Fay Wong is a woman caught between worlds. Her father is a Chinese immigrant who conjured a fortune out of nothing; her mother, of African heritage, grew up on a plantation and now reigns over their mansion on Lady Musgrave Road, sipping Earl Grey tea in the Kingston afternoons. But the Chinatown haunts where her father spends his time are out of bounds to Fay, and the rooms of Lady Musgrave Road are filled with her mother's long-kept secrets and uncontrollable rages--rages against which Fay rebels as she grows from a girl into a headstrong woman. As she tries to escape the restraints of her privileged upbringing, striving for independence in a homeland that is trying to do the same, Fay's eyes are opened to a Jamaica she was never meant to see. She encounters gangsters and revolutionaries, priests and prostitutes, and witnesses great sacrifices and betrayals. But when her mother decides that she must marry the racketeer Yang Pao, she finds herself on a journey that leads to sacrifices and betrayals of her own. In Show Me A Mountain , Kerry Young creates a vivid portrait of a woman and a country struggling to fashion a future unburdened by the past.
Baker Berry PR6125.O86 S56 2016

Shakespeare, race and performance : the diverse bard
edited by Delia Jarrett-Macauley
London : Routledge, 2017
Baker Berry PR3091 .S3673 2017

Slipping
Toomey, John, 1975- author
Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2017
Baker Berry PR6120.O56 S55 2017

The dark and other love stories
Willis, Deborah author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
The characters in these thirteen masterful and engaging stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted. A drug dealer's girlfriend signs up for the first manned mission to Mars. A girl falls in love with a man who wants to turn her into a bird. A teenaged girl and her best friend test their relationship by breaking into suburban houses. A wife finds a gaping hole in the floor of the home she shares with her husband, a hole that only she can see. Full of longing and strange humor, these subtle, complex stories--about the love between a man and his pet crow, an alcoholic and his AA sponsor, a mute migrant and a newspaper reporter--show how love ties us to each other and to the world. The Dark and Other Love Stories announces the emergence of a wonderfully gifted storyteller whose stories enlarge our perceptions about the human capacity to love.
Baker Berry PR9199.4.W548 A6 2017

Postcolonial urban outcasts : city margins in South Asian literature
edited by Madhurima Chakraborty and Umme Al-wazedi
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Section One: Urban Outcasts, Urban Subalterns. 1. Recasting the Outcasts: New/Old Urban Subjectivities in Three Hyderabadi Texts / Nazia Akhtar. 2. Macabre Flights and Critical Irrealism: Subalterns and Outcasts in Nabarun Bhattacharya's Fiction / Sourit Bhattacharya. 3. "Someone called India": Urban Trauma and the Tribal Body of Mahasweta Devi's "Douloti the Bountiful" / Jay Rajiva . 4. "Stuck at Pause": Representations of the Comatose City in Vishwajyoti Ghosh's Delhi Calm / Amit Baishya. -- Section Two: The National, The Global, and the Diaspora. 5. Unmoored: Passing, Slumming, and Return-Writing in New India / Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan. 6. Lahore, Lahore Aye: Bapsi Sidhwa and Mohsin Hamid's City Fictions / Claire Chambers. 7. Between Aspiration and Imagination: Exploring Native-Cosmopolitanism in Adib Khan's Spiral Road and Mohammad Hanif's Our Lady of Alice Bhatti / Payel Chattopadhyay Mukherjee, Arnapurna Rath and Koshy Tharakan. 8. Portrayal of a Dystopic Dhaka: On Diaspora Reproductions of Bangladeshi Urbanity / Maswood Akhter. -- Section Three: The Space of the Margins. 9. Imag(in)ing the city: A Study of Ahmed Ali's Twilight in Delhi / Nishat Haider. 10. Gendering Place and Possibility in Shashi Deshpande's That Long Silence and Kavery Nambisan's A Town Like Ours / Lauren J. Lacey and Joy E. Ochs. 11. Delhi at the Margins: Heterotopic Imagination and Alternative Urbanity in Trickster City / Sanjukta Poddar. -- Section Four: Forms of Urban Outcasting . 2. "Oh, Oh Colombo": Carl Muller's Palimpsestic Urban Elegy in Colombo: A Novel / Maryse Jayasuriya. 13. The fiction of Anosh Irani: the magic of a traumatized community / Kelly A. Minerva. 14. New Capital? Representing Bangalore in Recent Crime Fiction / Anna Guttman.
Baker Berry PR9570.S64 P67 2017

Shakespeare, adaptation, psychoanalysis : better than new
Biberman, Matthew, 1966- author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Introduction: Beyond bad style, or The curious case of adaptation -- On primary adaptation: the case of Nahum Tate's King Lear -- Instances of secondary adaptation: Otway, Davenant and the birth of the cross-over episode -- Synchronous adaptation: Hamlet, Macbeth, and the double falsehood -- Love and adaptation: Antony and Cleopatra, Dryden's All for love, and Coriolanus -- Comedy, tragedy, and adaptation: The Tempest, the enchanted island, and Hamlet -- Conclusion: Bad style II, or notes toward a theory of adaptation.
Baker Berry PR2880.A1 B53 2017

ReView : an anthology of plays committed to social justice
edited by Julia Gray
Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Sense Publishers, [2017]
"ReView is an anthology of plays committed to social justice and grounded in socially-based research. These plays-as-research aim to provide a space for readers to imaginatively engage with multi-layered social issues in cultural, political and historical contexts; or to re-view personal and social assumptions in these contexts. The characters within the anthology's pages struggle through complex relationships and differing needs related to ageing, sexuality, homophobia, race, gender, class, bullying, discrimination, as well as hope, joy and humour. This unique anthology assembles strong cross-disciplinary projects moving beyond the attempt to explore complex social issues from the standpoint of a single discipline. Collaborators range from education, equity studies, theatre and performance studies, public health, nursing, sociology, recreation therapy, and health studies, as well as being both academics and practicing artists. Each play includes an academic introduction and each artist-researcher team poses thoughtful, open-ended discussion questions to help guide readers and support reflection. This collection can be read purely for pleasure, or used in courses that address education, sociology, women and gender studies, equity studies, cultural studies, communication studies, performance and theatre studies, language and literature studies, disability studies and health studies."--Cover.
Baker Berry PR9196.7.S6 R48 2017

Staging the trials of modernism : testimony and the British modern literary consciousness
Barleben, Dale, author
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: turning and turning: the gyres of modern law, culture, and the interiority of the civil subject -- Legal reforms, the blackmailer's charter, and Oscar Wilde's trials: the legal state of modernism -- Law's empire writes back: legal positivism and literary rejoinder in Wilde and Conrad -- High modernist challenges to legal authority in Ford and Joyce -- Conclusion: manufacturing individual identity -- Notes -- Works consulted -- Index.

Explores the interactions among literature, cultural studies, and the law through detailed analyses of select British modern writers including Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, and James Joyce. By tracing the relationships between the literature, authors, media, and judicial procedure of the time, Barleben illuminates the somewhat macabre element of modern British trial process, which still enacts and re-enacts itself throughout contemporary judicial systems of the British Commonwealth. Using little seen legal documents, like Ford's contempt trial decision, Staging the Trials of Modernism uncovers the conversations between the interior style of British Modern authors and the ways in which law began rethinking concepts like intent and the subconscious. Barleben's fresh insights offer a nuanced look into the ways in which law influences literary production.
Baker Berry PR478.L37 B37 2017

Keeping on keeping on
Bennett, Alan, 1934- author
London : Faber & Faber : 2016
Introduction -- The diaries, 2005-2015 -- Baffled at a bookcase -- Fair play -- The history boys, film diary -- Introductions to: The habit of art, Hymn, Cocktail sticks, People -- Foreword to The coder special archive -- Art and Yorkshire -- Nights at the opera -- Bruce McFarlane, 1903-1966 -- John Schlesinger, 1926-2003 -- The national Theatre at fifty -- On Nicholas Hytner -- Introduction to Denmark Hill and The hand of God -- Denmark Hill -- The hand of God.

Alan Bennett's third collection of prose Keeping On Keeping On follows in the footsteps of the phenomenally successful Writing Home and Untold Stories, each published ten years apart. This latest collection contains Bennett's peerless diaries 2005 to 2015, reflecting on a decade that saw four premieres at the National Theatre (The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks), a West End double-bill transfer, and the films of The History Boys and The Lady in the Van. There's a provocative sermon on private education given before the University at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, and 'Baffled at a Bookcase' offers a passionate defence of the public library. The book includes Denmark Hill, a darkly comic radio play set in suburban south London, as well as Bennett's reflections on a quarter of a century's collaboration with Nicholas Hytner. This is an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.
Baker Berry PR6052.E5 Z462 2016

Just another Jihadi Jane
Khair, Tabish, author
Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2017
"A novel about friendship, faith, and alienation, Just Another Jihadi Jane tells the tale of Islamist radicalization from the inside. Two children of Muslim immigrants in England's industrial north--thoughtful Jamilla and rebellious Ameena--become best friends, and find in religion and social media a community as welcoming and encouraging as their public education is estranging. After Jamilla's father dies and her brother marries, the two girls leave England and join the Islamist cause in Syria. The intellectual and emotional poverty as well as the violence they find there creates a story as gripping as it is heart-wrenching. As did All Quiet on the Western Front, Tabish Khair's novel reminds a new generation that heroism and sacrifice are not limited to one side in a conflict, and that the first victims of a murderous regime are those who live within it."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PR9499.3.K427 J87 2017

Forms of empire : the poetics of Victorian sovereignty
Hensley, Nathan K., author
Oxford : Oxford University Press 2016
What is the difference between peace and war? In this far-reaching and provocative study, Nathan K. Hensley shows how the modern state's anguished relationship to violence pushed literary writers to expand the capacities of literary form. The Victorian Era is often imagined as an 'age of equipoise,' but the period between 1837 and 1901 included more than two hundred separate armed conflicts: the first liberal state in history brought the world to order with hands stained in blood. Hensley unpacks the seeming paradoxes of the Pax Britannica's endless war by showing that the equipoise of the Victorian state depended on physical force to guarantee it. While inherent to all law, sovereign violence shuddered most visibly into being at the edges of law's reach, in the Empire, where emergency was the rule and death perversely routinized. Hensley tracks some of the era's most astute literary thinkers-George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, A.C. Swinburne, H. Rider Haggard, and Robert Louis Stevenson among them-as they generated techniques of representation that might account for fact that an empire built on freedom had the threat of death coiled at its very heart.0Free indirect discourse, lyric tension, and the category of novelistic action itself: these and other seemingly 'aesthetic' matters, Hensley shows, in fact mediate a problem that was finally political, yet unthinkable from within the assumptions of orthodox Victorian theory. In contrast to the progressive idealism that remains our common sense, the writers at the core of Forms of Empire moved beyond embarrassment and denial in the face of modernity's uncanny relation to killing. Drawing on robust archival work, careful literary analyses, and a theoretical framework that troubles the distinction between 'historicist' and 'formalist' approaches, Forms of Empire links the Victorian period to the present and articulates a forceful vision of why literary thinking matters now.
Baker Berry PR468.I49 H46 2016

Jane Austen and philosophy
edited by Mimi Marinucci
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Baker Berry PR4038.P5 M37 2017

Edward II and a literature of same-sex love : the gay king in fiction, 1590-1640
Cornelius, Michael G
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
Introduction -- Sexuality as silence: representing Edward II in medieval English literature -- Sexuality as identity: a king, a lover, and a crisis of identity in Christopher Marlowe's Edward II -- Sexuality as history: understanding Michael Drayton's obsession -- Sexuality as (flawed) nature: "Let Edward be the subject of thy pen" Augustinian character and contradiction in Sir Francis Hubert's The historie of Edward the second -- Sexuality as disease: identification and the role of "defense" in Elizabeth Cary's The history of the life, reign, and death of Edward II -- Sexuality as (political, moral, cultural) exemplum?: the strange case of Edward II in Richard Niccols' Mirror for magistrates -- Conclusion: the doom and promise of history.

When one sees the name Edward II, one also sees his same-sex loves; this correlation between Edward and sexuality has become ingrained into our public recall of history. This text explores the discourses of sexuality that surround Edward II in Renaissance-era works by Marlowe, Drayton, Hubert, Cary, and Niccols, arguing that, as a result of this very public conversation, Edward II emerges as a unique construction of an identity based on same-sex desire - the veritable once (and future) gay king.
Baker Berry PR438.E49 C67 2016

The late breakfasters and other strange stories
Aickman, Robert
Richmond, VA : Valancourt Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR6051.I3 A6 2016

Shakespeare and the Admiral's Men : reading across repertories on the London stage, 1594-1600
Rutter, Tom, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction -- How might we make a famous comedie: from A Knack to Know an Honest Man to The Merchant of Venice -- Hobgoblins abroad: from Doctor Faustus to A Midsummer Night's Dream -- I speak of Africa and golden joys: Henry IV and the Stukeley plays -- Sundrie variable and pleasing humors: new comedies, 1597-8 -- Nor pure religion by their lips profaned: Oldcastle, Robin Hood, and As You Like It -- Nor pure religion by their lips profaned: Oldcastle, Robin Hood, and As You Like It -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry PR3095 .R88 2017

Evelyn Waugh : a life revisited
Eade, Philip, author
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016
Second son -- The sadism of youth -- Serving Lord Kitchener -- A lesser place than Eton -- Watertight compartments -- All that one dreams -- His poor dead heart -- Pure as the driven slush -- Becoming a man of letters -- Shevelyn -- A common experience, I'm told -- Perversion to Rome -- The Dutch girl -- Off to the forest -- I can't advise you in my favour -- Goodness she is a decent girl -- A war to end Waugh -- Head unbloodied but bowed -- A book to bring tears -- The occupation -- Off my rocker -- Suitably sequestered -- Decline and fall.

"On the fiftieth anniversary of Evelyn Waugh's death, here is a completely fresh view of one of the most gifted--and fascinating--writers of our time Graham Greene hailed Evelyn Waugh as "the greatest novelist of my generation," and in recent years Waugh's reputation has only grown. Now, half a century after Waugh's death in 1966, Philip Eade has delivered a hugely entertaining biography that is both authoritative and full of new information, some of it sensational. Drawing on extensive unseen primary sources, Eade's book sheds new light on many of the key phases and themes of Waugh's life: his difficult relationship with his embarrassingly sentimental father; his formative homosexual affairs at Oxford; his unrequited love for various Bright Young Things; his disastrous first marriage; his momentous conversion to Roman Catholicism; his unconventional yet successful second marriage; his checkered wartime career; and his shattering nervous breakdown. Along the way, we come to understand not only Waugh's complex relationship with the aristocracy, but also the astonishing power of his wit, and the love, fear, and loathing that he variously inspired in others. Waugh was famously difficult, and Eade brilliantly captures the myriad facets of his character even as he casts new light on the novels that have dazzled generations of readers"--
Baker Berry PR6045.A97 Z6824 2016

Mr. Burns and other plays
Washburn, Anne author
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2017
"Anne Washburn's plays blend naturalistic human presence with formal thought experiments that drive at the question of what storytelling means to human survival. Via high-and-low storytelling, Washburn writes about contemporary and near-future culture, calling on Homer, Euripides, the Prophet Jeremiah, the world of fantasy games and The Simpsons" -- Cover.
Baker Berry PR6123.A78 M7 2017

Sexuality, gender and nationalism in Caribbean literature
Houlden, Kate, 1980- author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Transgressive desires -- Fantasies of black masculinity -- Subversive stylistics -- Male same-sex desire -- Female same-sex desire.
Baker Berry PR9205.05 .H68 2017

Angela Carter and western philosophy
Yeandle, Heidi, author
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Baker Berry PR6053.A73 Z94 2017

Every little sound
Robinson, Ruby, 1985- author
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016
"Drawing from neuroscience on the idea of 'internal gain', an internal volume control which helps us amplify and focus on quiet sounds in times of threat, danger or intense concentration, Ruby Robinson's brilliant debut introduces a poet whose work is governed by scrupulous attention to the detail of the contemporary world. Moving and original, her poems invite us to listen carefully and use ideas of hearing and listening to explore the legacies of trauma."--Back cover.
Baker Berry PR6118.O2477 A6 2016

Loving
Green, Henry, 1905-1973, author
New York : New York Review Books, 2016
"Loving is set in the vast hereditary house of the Tennants, an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family, but the story mainly involves their servants. The war has led to a scarcity of experienced staff, and when Eldon the butler dies, Raunce the head doorman is assigned his job. The other servants are taken aback by this irregular promotion, but lovely young Edith, a recent hire, is quite attracted to the older Raunce and a flirtation begins. And it is Edith who discovers Mrs. Tennant's daughter, whose husband is fighting at the front, in bed with a neighbor one morning, scandalizing the whole household. When the Tennants depart for England, Raunce is left in charge of the house and struggles to control its disputatious inhabitants as well as to secure the love of Edith, especially after a precious family jewel disappears. In Loving, Henry Green explores the deeply precarious nature of ordinary life against the background of the larger world at war"--
Baker Berry PR6013.R416 L6 2016

The map and the clock : a laureate's choice of the poetry of Britain and Ireland
edited by Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke
London : Faber & Faber Ltd, 2016
The Map and the Clock is a celebration of the most scintillating poems ever composed on our islands. Curated by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and by Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, this anthology gathers fourteen centuries of extraordinary verse -- beginning with the first writings from the old languages of England and Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and culminating in some of our most recent poets, speaking in our present-day tongues. Many of our founding myths and legends are told here -- King Arthur and Gawain, Beowulf and Mad Sweeney, the Mabinogion -- as are the nursery-tales and songs we still sing today. Through these pages we witness the tragedy of European wars and world conflict; we court romance and friendship; we explore nationhood and belonging, identity and belief; and we are welcomed to a celebration of the cultural diversity of the poetries of our twenty-first century. The Map and the Clock is a stunning and essential treasury of the poems that have moulded our languages, examined our worlds, and shaped our islands through time.
Baker Berry PR1175 .M34 2016

At the bay
Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923, author
Brooklyn ; Melville House, [2016]
Baker Berry PR9639.3.M258 A93 2016

An essay upon poetry
Buckingham, John Sheffield, Duke of, 1647-1721
London : Printed for Joseph Hindmarsh ..., 1682
Rauner Hickmott PR3328.B6 A63 1682

A jar of wild flowers : essays in celebration of John Berger
edited by Yasmin Gunaratnam with Amarjit Chandan
London : Zed Books, 2016
In this collection of essays on the work of, and conversations with, John Berger, thirty of his friends, artistic collaborators, and followers come together to form the first truly international and cross-cultural celebration of his interventions. Berger has for decades, through his poetic humanism, brought together geographically, historically, and socially disparate subjects. His work continues to throw out lifelines across genres, times, and types of experience, opening up radical questions about the meaning of belonging and of community. In keeping with this spirit and in celebration of Berger, the short essays in A Jar of Wild Flowers challenge us all to take the brave step from limited sympathy to real, extended generosity. With contributions from Ali Smith, Julie Christie, Sally Potter, Ram Rahman, Nick Thorpe, Hsiao-Hung Pai, and many others.
Baker Berry PR6052.E564 Z72 2016

The ugly
Boldizar, Alexander, author
Brooklyn, NY : BAP : [2016]
"An adventure, coming-of-age novel that documents two parallel-running stories, past and present, of one individual, Muzhduk the Ugli the Fourth. In the first story, a boulder-throwing mountain man from Siberia whose land is stolen by American lawyers goes to Harvard Law School to learn how to throw words; in the second, Muzhduk has traveled to Africa to search for a lover who may be a humanitarian aid worker on a well-digging mission, or a terrorist" --
Baker Berry PR9199.4.B655 U55 2016

Ted Hughes and trauma : burning the foxes
O'Connor, Danny, author
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Baker Berry PR6058.U37 Z799 2016

Back
Green, Henry, 1905-1973, author
New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
"Back is the story of Charlie Summer, who is back from the war and a POW camp having lost the woman he loved, Rose, to illness before he left and his leg to fighting. In other words, Charlie has very little to come back to, only memories, and on top of that he has been deeply traumatized by his experience of war. Rose's father introduces him to another young woman, Nancy, and Charlie becomes convinced that she is in fact Rose and pursues her. Back is at once a Shakespearean comedy of mistaken identities, a voyage into the world of madness, and a celebration of the improbable healing powers of love"--
Baker Berry PR6013.R416 B3 2016

Heart of darkness : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924, author
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
"Heart of Darkness follows the story of Charlie Marlow's time working on the Congo River. In his attempts to aid Mr. Kurtz, the chief of the Inner Station, Marlow is confronted with the cruel realities of European imperialism in Africa. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1902 English first book publication. The text comes paired with eplanatory footnotes, illustrations and photographs, and an introduction by the editor. "Backgrounds and Contexts" explores the wide range of historical attitudes that influenced the text, including essays on imperialism and the Congo, Nineteenth-Century Attitudes Toward Race, Conrad in the Congo, and The Author on Art and Literature. "Criticism" examines a wide range of critical responses to the novella, which span from Conrad's peers up until the twenty-first century. Essays from Chinua Achebe, Jeremy Hawthorn, Hunt Hawkins, Ian Watts, J. Hillis Miller, and others have been carried over from the previous edition. These classic essays are further supported by new material from Benita Parry, Susan Jones, Richard J. Ruppel, Adriana Cavarero, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, Urmila Seshagirl, and Nidesh Lawtoo. The collection of essays on film adaptations of the novella has been completely revised to include essays by Robert L. Carringer, Seymour Chatman, and Pamela Demory. A Chronology and revised Selected Bibliography are also included."--
Baker Berry PR6005.O4 H4 2017

Void studies
Boast, Rachael, 1975- author
London : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2016
Baker Berry PR6102.O27 A6 2016

A plea for constant motion : stories
Carlucci, Paul, author
[Toronto] : Astoria/House of Anansi Press, 2017
Baker Berry PR9199.4.C3695 A6 2017

The legal epic : Paradise lost and the early modern law
Chapman, Alison A., author
Chicago, IL ; The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Introduction -- Law and religion in Milton's world -- The traitors of heaven and earth -- The arch-felon -- The sole propriety of Adam and Eve -- Acts of possession -- The mortal sentence -- Begging pardon -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry PR3562 .C54 2017

Son of a trickster
Robinson, Eden, author
Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, [2017]
Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who's often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he's also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion and an impulse to watch over people more than twice his age, and he can't rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby)--and now she's dead. Jared can't count on his mom to stay sober and stick around to take care of him. He can't rely on his dad to pay the bills and support his new wife and step-daughter. Jared is only sixteen but feels like he is the one who must stabilize his family's life, even look out for his elderly neighbours. But he struggles to keep everything afloat... and sometimes he blacks out. And he puzzles over why his maternal grandmother has never liked him, why she says he's the son of a trickster, that he isn't human. Mind you, ravens speak to him--even when he's not stoned. You think you know Jared, but you don't.
Baker Berry PR9199.3.R5334 S66 2017

Prunings : poems
Moffett, Helen, author
Cape Town, South Africa : uHlanga, 2016
Baker Berry PR9369.3.M615 P78 2016

Obama mentum : (an anthology of transformational poetry) : poems
edited by Abdul-Rasheed NaʼAllah
Ibadan, Nigeria : Kraft Books Limited, 2016
Baker Berry PR9387.6 .O33 2016

Between the devil and the duke
Bowen, Kelly (Romance fiction writer), author
New York : Forever, 2017
"He should have thrown her out. But when club owner Alexander Lavoie catches a mysterious blonde counting cards at his vingt-et-un table, he's more intrigued than angry. He has to see more of this beauty-in his club, in his office, in his bed. But first he'll have to devise a proposition she can't turn down. Gossip said he was an assassin. Common sense told her to stay away. But Angelique Archer was desperate, and Lavoie's club offered a surefire way to make quick money-until she got caught. Instead of throwing her out though, the devil offers her a deal: come work for him. Refusing him means facing starvation, but with a man so sinfully handsome and fiercely protective, keeping things professional might prove impossible" -- provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PR9199.4.B6852 B48 2017

Modernism, science, and technology
Morrisson, Mark S., author
London ; Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
1. Modernist culture, modernist science -- 2. The physical sciences and mathematics -- 3. The life sciences -- 4. The social sciences.

"An introductory survey of the scientific and technological contexts of modernist writing, a central topic of contemporary modernist studies"--
Baker Berry PR478.M6 M667 2017

Dickens and the myth of the reader
Oulton, Carolyn, 1972- author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
Introduction: Creating the reader and creating the writer -- Reciprocal readers and the 1830s and 40s -- The hero of his life -- First person narrators and editorial "conducting" -- Decoding the text -- Afterlives.
Baker Berry PR4592.R36 O97 2017

Caught
Green, Henry, 1905-1973, author
New York : New York Review Books, 2016
"During the Blitz, Henry Green served on the London Fire Brigade, and this experience lies behind Caught, published in 1942, when the bombing had only recently ended. Like Green, Richard Roe, the hero of this resolutely unheroic book, comes from the upper class. His wife remains at their country estate, far from the threatened city, while Roe serves under Pye, a professional fireman whose deranged sister once kidnapped Roe's young son, a bad memory that complicates the relationship between these two very different men. The book opens as the various members of the Fire Brigade are having practice runs and fighting boredom and falling into bed with each other in the months before the attack from the air. It ends with Roe, who has been injured in the bombing, back in the country, describing and trying to come to terms with the apocalyptic conflagration, in which he and his fellows were caught, putting into question the very notion of ordinary life. Caught was censored at the insistence of its publisher, Leonard Woolf, when it first came out. This is the first American edition of the book to appear as Green intended"--
Baker Berry PR6013.R416 C38 2016

William Beckford : the elusive Orientalist
Châtel, Laurent, author
Oxford, UK : Voltaire Foundation, [2016]
Introduction -- Part I. Orientalist Beckford. Turning East : Orientalist learning, aesthetics and taste -- 'As Indian as ever' : 'the long story' -- 'Sparks of Orientalism' : Beckford's 'children of the Nights' -- 'Such a valuable morsel of Orientalism' : Beckford's Vathek and its Episodes -- Part II. In search of the author : authorised translations and translated authorship. '[N]os bons literateurs ont paru meme ignorer leur existence.' Invisible in France? The French reception of Beckford, 1760-1876 -- 'Inconnu dans les annales de la terre' : the missed fortune of Beckford -- Conclusion : Beckford re-Oriented -- Appendix A. Beckford's Orientalist collection of books, prints and drawings -- Appendix B. 'Beckford Orientalising' : dreaming of Father Urreta's Ethiopian underworld.

"The writer and aesthete William Beckford (1760-1844) was a fascinating embodiment of the sublime egotist. Because of his extravagance, fabulousness and enigmatic nature, biographers have alternately presented him as an object of fascination or dismissed him as an insolent and deceptive character. Laurent Châtel provides an innovative reassessment of Beckford by presenting 'elusiveness' as the defining motif for understanding both the writer and his work. Laurent Châtel opens his analysis by exploring the author's fascination for the East, which informed several of his multi-layered works such as 'The long story', 'Suite des contes arabes' and Vathek. By reconnecting him with the eighteenth-century aesthetic of translation and reappropriation of the Arabian nights, Châtel shows how Beckford's Orientalism was key to his elusiveness, and presents him as a fabulist who supplemented existing tales with touches of wonder and horror. In further chapters Châtel explores his lack of recognition as a man of letters--whether desired or not. Through an analysis of the arguably limited reception of Beckford's works, in particular in France both during his lifetime and immediately after his death, we see how his deliberate elusiveness of style was constitutive of his identity."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PR4092 .C57 2016

Stained
Khan, Abda, 1969- author
New York : Harvard Square Editions, 2016
Selina, a beautiful, British-born Pakistani young woman recently lost her father, and finds herself struggling to cope with life, in particular with some aspects of her studies. Matters go from bad to worse, when a trusted family friend offers to tutor her, and rapes her instead. With the threat of dishonour to her family at her back, Selina goes to extreme lengths to avoid scandal, and prevent shame being brought to her widowed mother's door. It will take all the strength and courage Selina can muster when her life travels down a dangerous path, from which there may be no return...
Baker Berry PR6111.H353 S73 2016

Shadows of footsteps : poetry
Mwangwegho, Lughano
Mankon, Bamenda : Langaa Research & Publishing CIG, ©2016
Baker Berry PR9385.9.M83 S5 2016

Himself : a novel
Kidd, Jess, author
New York, NY : Atria Books, 2017
"Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul play may have led to his mother's disappearance, he sees only one option: to return to the rural Irish village where he was born and find out what really happened twenty-six years ago. From the moment he sets foot in Mulderrig, Mahony's presence turns the village upside down. His uncannily familiar face and outsider ways cause a stir amongst the locals, who receive him with a mixture of excitement (the women), curiosity (the men) and suspicion (the pious). Determined to uncover the truth about what happened to his mother, Mahony solicits the help of brash anarchist and retired theater actress Mrs. Cauley. Together, this improbable duo concoct an ingenious plan to get the town talking, aided and abetted by a cast of eccentric characters, both living and dead. Because in Mulderrig, ghosts can be just as chatty and opinionated as the town's flesh and blood residents. Mahony's investigation incurs the wrath of sanctimonious Father Quinn and the Widow Farelly, provokes letter bombs and poisoned scones, and culminates in a riotous production of the most controversial play in Irish history. Himself is a simmering mixture - a blend of the natural everyday and the supernatural, folklore and mystery, and a healthy dose of quintessentially Irish humor. The result is a darkly comic crime story in the tradition of a classic Irish trickster tale, complete with a twisting and turning plot, a small-town rife with secrets and an infectious love of language and storytelling that is a hallmark of the finest Irish writers"--
Baker Berry PR6111.I33 H56 2017

Ordinary matters : modernist women's literature and photography
Sim, Lorraine, author
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016
Introduction: Ordinary Matters, Modernity and Women's Modernism -- "I am part of the dense smooth clean paving stone": The Street in Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage -- Extraordinary Actuality: Helen Levitt's Streets -- Homely Things: Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf -- Mrs Brown and the Face-to-Face -- Dorothea Lange: On Photographing the Familiar -- Banalities of Evil: Lee Miller's Ethics of Seeing War -- Coda: Margaret Monck and the Labour of the Everyday.

"The first major interdisciplinary study of the ordinary in modernist women's literature and photography that demonstrates how their alternative vision of the everyday extends, and often complicates, that of their male contemporaries as well as contemporary everyday life theory"--
Baker Berry PR116 .S56 2016

The revenger's tragedy : a critical reader
edited by Brian Walsh
London : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016
Baker Berry PR2714.R43 R48 2016

Slipping : stories, essays & other writing
Beukes, Lauren, author
San Francisco : Tachyon Publications LLC, 2016
Fiction. Muse ; Slipping ; Confirm / Ignore ; Branded ; Smileys ; Princess ; My insect skin ; Parking ; Pop tarts ; The green ; Litmash ; Easy touch ; Algebra ; Unathi battles the black hairballs ; Dear Mariana ; Riding with the Dream Patrol ; Unaccounted ; Tankwa-Karoo ; Exhibitionist ; Dial tone ; Ghost girl -- Nonfiction. Adventures in journalism ; All the pretty corpses ; Judging unity ; Inner city ; On beauty : a letter to my five-year-old daughter.

Edgy and retrospective collection of short stories, essays and more.
Baker Berry PR9369.4.B485 A6 2016

The years that followed
Dunne, Catherine, 1954- author
New York : Touchstone, 2016
"Acclaimed international bestseller Catherine Dunne's thrilling US debut is the story of two wronged women bent on revenge at all costs. Revenge is sweeter than regret.
Baker Berry PR6054.U5536 Y43 2016

Julieta
Munro, Alice, 1931- author
New York : Vintage Books, 2016
Chance -- Soon -- Silence.

Three short stories follow a schoolteacher named Juliet as she is swept up by fate: meeting an older man on a train and starting an affair; later, visiting her parents as a young mother; and later still, searching for contact with her estranged daughter.
Baker Berry PR9199.3.M8 J85 2016

Gutenberg's fingerprint : paper, pixels and the lasting impression of books
Simonds, Merilyn, 1949- author
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, [2017]
"Four seismic shifts have rocked human communication: the invention of writing, the alphabet, mechanical type and the printing press, and digitization. Poised over this fourth transition, e-reader in one hand, perfect-bound book in the other, Merilyn Simonds --author, literary maven, and early adopter --asks herself: what is lost and what is gained as paper turns to pixel? Gutenberg's Fingerprint trolls the past, present, and evolving future of the book in search of an answer. Part memoir and part philosophical and historical exploration, the book finds its muse in Hugh Barclay, who produces gorgeous books on a hand-operated antique letterpress. As Simonds works alongside this born-again Gutenberg, and with her son to develop a digital edition of the same book, her assumptions about reading, writing, the nature of creativity, and the value of imperfection are toppled. Gutenberg's Fingerprint is a timely and fascinating book that explores the myths, inventions, and consequences of the digital shift and how we read today."--Book jacket.
Baker Berry PR9199.3.S5194 G87 2017

Nineteen eighty-four
editor, Thomas Horan, The Citadel, South Carolina
Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. ; [2016]
Baker Berry PR6029.R8 N493 2016

Queering the Shakespeare film : gender trouble, gay spectatorship and male homoeroticism
Patricia, Anthony Guy, author
London : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017
"A range of mainstream and independent English language film productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Twelfth Night, and The Merchant of Venice take centre stage in Queering the Shakespeare Film. This study critiques the various representations of the queer - broadly understood as that which is at odds with what has been deemed to be the normal, the legitimate, and the dominant, particularly - but not exclusively - as regards sexual matters, in the Shakespeare film. The movies chosen for analysis correspond deliberately with those Shakespeare plays that, as written texts, have been subjected to a great deal of productive study in a queer context since the beginnings of queer theory in the early 1990s. Thus the book extends the ongoing queer discussion of these written texts to their counterpart cinematic texts. Queering the Shakespeare Film is a much-needed alternative and complementary critical history of the Shakespeare film genre"--
Baker Berry PR3093 .P38 2017

Good form : the ethical experience of the Victorian novel
Rosenthal, Jesse, author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
Introduction: "Moralised Fables" -- What feels right: Ethics, intuition, and the experience of narrative -- The subject of the Newgate novel: Crime, interest, what novels are about -- Getting David Copperfield: Humor, sesus communis, and moral agreement -- Back in time: The Bildungsroman and the source of moral agency -- The large novel and the law numbers: Daniel Deronda and the counterintuitive -- Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

What do we mean when we say that a novel's conclusion "feels right"? How did feeling, form, and the sense of right and wrong get mixed up, during the nineteenth century, in the experience of reading a novel? Good Form argues that Victorian readers associated the feeling of narrative form--of being pulled forward to a satisfying conclusion--with inner moral experience. Reclaiming the work of a generation of Victorian "intuitionist" philosophers who insisted that true morality consisted in being able to feel or intuit the morally good, Jesse Rosenthal shows that when Victorians discussed the moral dimensions of reading novels, they were also subtly discussing the genre's formal properties. For most, Victorian moralizing is one of the period's least attractive and interesting qualities. But "Good Form" argues that the moral interpretation of novel experience was essential in the development of the novel form--and that this moral approach is still a fundamental, if unrecognized, part of how we understand novels.
Baker Berry PR878.E67 R67 2017

Normal
Ellis, Warren, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
"A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future--by an iconic visionary writer Some people call it "abyss gaze." Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you. There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: Foresight strategists are civil futurists who think about geoengineering and smart cities and ways to evade Our Coming Doom; strategic forecasters are spook futurists, who think about geopolitical upheaval and drone warfare and ways to prepare clients for Our Coming Doom. The former are paid by nonprofits and charities, the latter by global security groups and corporate think tanks. For both types, if you're good at it, and you spend your days and nights doing it, then it's something you can't do for long. Depression sets in. Mental illness festers. And if the abyss gaze takes hold there's only one place to recover: Normal Head, in the wilds of Oregon, within the secure perimeter of an experimental forest. When Adam Dearden, a foresight strategist, arrives at Normal Head, he is desperate to unplug and be immersed in sylvan silence. But then a patient goes missing from his locked bedroom, leaving nothing but a pile of insects in his wake. A staff investigation ensues; surveillance becomes total. As the mystery of the disappeared man unravels in Warren Ellis's Normal, Adam uncovers a conspiracy that calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future--and the past, and the now."--
Baker Berry PR6105.L635 N67 2016

The invention of Angela Carter : a biography
Gordon, Edmund, author
New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
1. A matriarchal clan -- 2. 'States of grace are always evil -- 3. Flight from a closed room -- 4. Just a wife -- 5. A slapstick nightmare -- 6. Giving the flash more substance -- 7. Happiness is ego-shaped -- 8. The edge of the unimaginable' -- 9. Vertigo -- 10. The dressing-up box of the heart -- 11. Blueprints for new lifestyles -- 12. Constructing a personality -- 13. Yet another foreign country -- 14. Isn't the identity fragile? -- 15. The silences with which the English compose intimacies -- 16. The tales of terror groove -- 17. No. I lash lady -- 18. American ghosts -- 19. A psychedelic Dickens -- 20. Doomed to love -- 21. A lifestyle of paradoxical propriety -- 22. I refuse to play in tragedy -- 23. Perhaps writing is a matter of life and death -- 24. Call it a happy ending -- 25. How sweet it was! -- Epilogue.

"Widely acknowledged as one of the most important English writers of the last century, Angela Carter's work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastical and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range. Her life was as vigorously modern and unconventional as anything in her fiction. This is the story of how Angela Carter invented herself - as a new kind of woman and a new kind of writer - and how she came to write such seductive and distinctive masterworks as The Bloody Chamber, Nights at the Circus, and Wise Children. Because its subject so powerfully embodied the spirit of the times, the book also provides a fresh perspective on Britain's social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. It examines such topics as the 1960s counterculture, the social and imaginative conditions of the nuclear age, and the advent of second wave feminism. Author Edmund Gordon has followed in Angela Carter's footsteps - travelling to the places she lived in Britain, Japan, and the USA - to uncover a life rich in adventure and incident. With unrestricted access to her manuscripts, letters, and journals, and informed by interviews with Carter's friends and family, Gordon offers an unrivalled portrait of one of the twentieth century's most dazzlingly original writers. This sharply written narrative will be the definitive biography for years to come."--
Baker Berry PR6053.A73 Z682 2017

Harriet Martineau dreams of dancing
Stephenson, Shelagh, author
London ; Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016
Baker Berry PR6069.T438 H37 2016

Romanticism, self-canonization, and the business of poetry
Gamer, Michael, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Introduction: re-collections intranquility -- 1. Corpus, canon, and the self-collected author -- 2. Subscription reprinting: the third and fifth Elegiac Sonnets -- 3. 'Bell's poetics': from The Florence Miscellany to the books of The World -- 4. 'A local habitation and a name': remaking Lyrical Ballads (1800) -- 5. Robert Southey's laureate policy -- 6. Shelley incinerated: the heart of The Posthumous Poems.

"This is the first book to examine how Romantic writers transformed poetic collections to reach new audiences. In a series of case studies, Michael Gamer shows Romantic poets to be fundamentally social authors: working closely with booksellers, intimately involved in literary production, and resolutely concerned with current readers even as they presented themselves as disinterested artists writing for posterity. Exploding the myth of Romantic poets as naive, unworldly, or unconcerned with the practical aspects of literary production, this study shows them instead to be engaged with intellectual property, profit and loss, and the power of reprinting to reshape literary reputation. Gamer offers a fresh perspective on how we think about poetic revision, placing it between aesthetic and economic registers and foregrounding the centrality of poetic collections rather than individual poems to the construction of literary careers"--
Baker Berry PR590 .G37 2017

The dark flood rises
Drabble, Margaret, 1939- author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2017]
"A magnificently mordant reckoning with mortality by the great British novelist Francesca Stubbs has a very full life. A highly regarded expert on housing for the elderly who is herself getting on in age, she drives restlessly round England, which is 'her last love'. She wants to 'see it all before she dies'. Amid the professional conferences she attends, she fits in visits to old friends, brings home-cooked dinners to her ex-husband, texts her son, who is grieving over the sudden death of his girlfriend, and drops in on her daughter, a quirky young woman who lives in a floodplain in the West Country. The space between vitality and morality suddenly seems narrow, but Fran is not ready to settle yet, with a 'cat upon her knee'. She still prizes her 'frisson of autonomy', her belief in herself as a dynamic individual doing meaningful work in the world. This dark and glittering novel moves back and forth between an interconnected group of family and friends in England and a seemingly idyllic expat community in the Canary Islands. It is set against a backdrop of rising flood tides in Britain and the seismic fragility of the Canaries, where we also observe the flow of immigrants from an increasingly war-torn Middle East. With Margaret Drabble's characteristic wit and deceptively simple prose, The Dark Flood Rises enthralls, entertains, and asks existential questions in equal measure. Of course, there is undeniable truth in Francesca's insight: 'Old age, it's a fucking disaster!'"--
Baker Berry PR6054.R25 D37 2017

The famous cronycle of the warre which the Romayns had agaynst Iugurth, usurper of the Kyngdome of Numidy : Alexander Barclay's translation of Sallust's Bellum Iugurthinum
Sallust, 86 B.C.-34 B.C., author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Published for the Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, 2014
Introduction -- Life and career of Alexander Barclay -- Sallust, his Opera, and their reception in the Middle Ages and Renaissance -- Selected list of Sallust editions to 1521 -- Barclay's sources and his use of commentaries -- Translation method and style -- The texts of the translation -- Plan of the present edition -- The famous Cronycle of the warre which the Romayns had agaynst Iugurth, usurper of the Kyngdome of Numidy -- Preface to Thomas Paynell's Edition of 1557 -- Soldus's summary of the Bellum Iugurthunum, as reproduced by Ascensius -- Selected passages for the commentaries of Soldus and Ascensius.
Baker Berry PR1119 .A2 no.344

Never look an American in the eye : a memoir : flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American
Ndibe, Okey, 1960- author
New York, NY : Soho, [2016]
English Dreams, Communist Fantasies, and American Wrestling -- Never Look an American in the Eye -- My Commission and a Chilly American Reception -- Sleepless in New York -- Nigerian, Going Dutch -- Fitting the Description -- Are You Okay? -- A Norwegian "Okay" Interlude -- On a Croc's Back, America-Bound -- Will Edit for Food -- Lying to Be a Writer -- Writing, Reading, Food, Some Ass Kicking -- A Brand-New American -- An African Folktale, a Wall Street Lesson -- A Dying Father, Dreams of Burma and England -- Wole Soyinka Saves My Christmas -- Crashing a Party, Changing Hearts.

"Okey Ndibe's funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential--but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency--African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe's relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just 13 days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery. All these stories and more come together in a generous, encompassing book about the making of a writer and a new American"--
Baker Berry PR9387.9.N358 Z46 2016

The intelligible metropolis : urban mentality in contemporary London novels
Plesske, Nora, author
Bielefeld : Transcript, 2014
Baker Berry PR478.L66 P54 2014

Once upon a time
Ashok Srinivasan, author
New Delhi : Fourth Estate, 2016
Baker Berry PR9499.3.S65 O53 2016

The schooldays of Jesus
Coetzee, J. M., 1940- author
London : Harvill Secker, 2016
"The curiously contrived family of Simon, Ines and David resettle in the city of Estrella, after being forced to flee their previous home in Novilla following a dispute with the education authorities. There they seek to continue the shhooling of the headstrong and gifted boy, David."--www.adlibris.com.
Baker Berry PR9369.3.C58 S36 2016

White tears
Kunzru, Hari, 1969- author
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017]
Two ambitious young musicians are drawn into the dark underworld of blues-record collecting while navigating the fallout of a scam involving one's claim that a viral video of an unknown singer is a long-lost recording of a famous blues musician.
Baker Berry PR6111.U68 W48 2017

Bit rot : stories + essays
Coupland, Douglas, author
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
"Bit Rot, a new collection from Douglas Coupland that explores the different ways 20th-century notions of the future are being shredded, is a gem of the digital age. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on Netflix ... you can't stop with just one. 'Bit rot' is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. As Coupland writes, 'Bit rot also describes the way my brain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones.' Bit Rot the book explores the ways humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness. Coupland, just like the Internet, mixes forms to achieve his ends. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life."--
Baker Berry PR9199.3.C663 B58 2016

Grain in the blood
Drummond, Rob, author
London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016
Baker Berry PR6104.R89 G73 2016

Jonathan Swift : the reluctant rebel
Stubbs, John, 1977- author
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017
Ireland and the civil wars -- Upbringing -- Abuses of learning and religion -- The temples and the tub -- Recovering Esther -- Drifting with Whigs, 1702-1709 -- Recruited by Tories, 1710-1714 -- The phantom academy -- Small dominions -- Bursting bubbles -- Dean Gulliver -- Indecency and indignation -- The last of the gold -- Sanctuary.

A detailed portrait of the man behind "Gulliver's Travels" traces his early loss of a parent, the contradictions that marked his character, and his achievements as a political writer and dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.
Baker Berry PR3726 .S76 2017

This long pursuit : reflections of a romantic biographer
Holmes, Richard, 1945- author
New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]
Part I. Confessions -- Travelling -- Experimenting -- Teaching -- Forgetting -- Ballooning -- Part II. Restorations -- Margaret Cavendish -- Zélide -- Madame de Staël -- Mary Wollstonecraft -- Mary Somerville -- Part III. Afterlives -- John Keats the well-beloved -- Shelley undrowned -- Thomas Lawrence revarnished -- Coleridge misremembered -- William Blake rediscovered.

In this chronicle of his lifelong obsession with discovering, assembling, and re-creating the lives of writers and scientists, Richard Holmes here casts a new eye not only on the Romantic poets and lost women of Romantic science he has long studied, including Margaret Cavendish and Mary Somerville, but on their biographers, as well. He examines the evolution of the myths that have overshadowed certain lives (Percy Shelley's death at sea, Mary Wollstonecraft's paramours, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's opium-fueled lectures), and reveals how the manner in which each generation tells the stories of the lives that came before it shapes and is shaped by a contemporary understanding of human nature. These colorful portraits are deftly woven together with Holmes's own experience as a biographer, giving us the rare privilege of observing a master at work. An altogether spellbinding examination of the nature of biographical knowledge, brimming with the infectious curiosity that has characterized all of Holmes's acclaimed books.
Baker Berry PR6058.O455 Z465 2016

How Shakespeare put politics on the stage : power and succession in the history plays
Lake, Peter, author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
"With an ageing, childless monarch, lingering divisions due to the Reformation, and the threat of foreign enemies, Shakespeare's England was fraught with unparalleled anxiety and complicated problems. In this monumental work, Peter Lake reveals, more than any previous critic, the extent to which Shakespeare's plays speak to the depth and sophistication of Elizabethan political culture and the Elizabethan imagination. Lake reveals the complex ways in which Shakespeare's major plays engaged with the events of his day, particularly regarding the uncertain royal succession, theological and doctrinal debates, and virtue and virtù in politics. Through his plays, Lake demonstrates, Shakespeare was boldly in conversation with his audience about a range of contemporary issues. This remarkable literary and historical analysis pulls the curtain back on what Shakespeare was really telling his audience and what his plays tell us today about the times in which they were written"--
Baker Berry PR2982 .L35 2016

Dynamics of distancing in Nigerian drama : a functional approach to metatheatre
Anwar, Nadia, author
Stuttgart : Ibidem-Verlag, [2016]
Baker Berry PR9387.3 .A58 2016

Him standing
Wagamese, Richard, author
Victoria, BC, Canada : Raven Books, [2013]
Commissioned to carve a spirit mask for a mysterious stranger, Lucas Smoke finds his life controlled by disturbing nightmares of his client, an ancient sorcerer named Him Standing, who endeavors to emerge from the dream world.
Baker Berry PR9199.3.W316 H54 2013

Days without end : a novel
Barry, Sebastian, 1955- author
New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
Entering the U.S. army after fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland, seventeen-year-old Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, experience the harrowing realities of the Indian wars and the American Civil War between the Wyoming plains and Tennessee.
Baker Berry PR6052.A729 D39 2016

Reading Shakespeare's mind
Sohmer, Steve author
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
Baker Berry PR2909 .S64 2017

Morning, Paramin
Walcott, Derek, author
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]
Morning , Paramin offers us a stunning collaboration between a Nobel Prize-winning poet, Derek Walcott, and a renowned figurative painter, Peter Doig. It journeys through the physical and psychological landscapes of two lives, from the snowy landscapes of Edmonton to the sun-washed shores of the Caribbean, from the process of mourning a loved one to the experience of watching a film. Taking the form of a call-and-response, with paintings on one side and poetry on the other, Morning Paramin lets Walcott's characteristic perception and wit shine through in his illuminating responses to Doig's luminescent paintings. Both poems and paintings are triumphant celebrations of life's pleasures and pains--loving, observing, aging. Walcott, born and living in St. Lucia, and Doig, living in Trinidad, engage in a powerful dialogue on the Caribbean's colonial legacy, the politics of home and belonging, and the boundaries of art. A poignant exploration of a friendship and a vibrant meditation on the difficult beauty of the Caribbean, Morning , Paramin probes the boundaries of communication and celebrates the thrills of a shared language.
Baker Berry PR9272.9.W3 A6 2016

Empire of the son
Shigematsu, Tetsuro, author
Vancouver, British Columbia : Talonbooks, [2016]
Baker Berry PR9199.4.S531 E47 2016

Renaissance texts, medieval subjectivities : rethinking Petrarchan desire from Wyatt to Shakespeare
Sokolov, D. A. author
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : Duquesne University Press, [2017]
Introduction: Vernacular memories of English Petrarchism -- The measure of meed: symbolic economies in Langland, Wyatt, and Spenser -- Chaucerian melancholy in Renaissance England: Surrey's songes and sonnets and Sidney's Astrophil and Stella -- Sovereign love, medieval and early modern: the arts of marriage in the Casket sonnets and the Kingis quair -- Petrarchan afterlives of erotic legality: love and law in Lydgate, Daniel, and Drayton -- Medieval pathologies of affect: reading Hoccleve and Henryson in Shakespeare's sonnets -- Conclusion: The "English straine" of Renaissance petrarchism: poetry, genealogy, hermeneutics.
Baker Berry PR428.S45 S65 2017

With wandering steps : generative ambiguity in Milton's poetics
edited by Mary C. Fenton and Louis Schwartz
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : Duquesne University Press, [2016]
Introduction / Louis Schwartz -- pt. 1. Speech, gesture, and ritual display -- God's swearing by Himself: Milton's troubling Coronation oath / Alex Garganigo -- Naked writhing flesh: rhetorical authority, theatrical recursion, and Milton's poetics of the viewed body / Brendan Prawdzik -- Argument in Heaven: logic and action in Paradise lost, Book 3 / James J. Rutherford -- pt. 2. Relationships -- Growing up with Virgil / Maggie Kilgour -- Reason, love, and regeneration in Paradise lost, Book 10 / Danielle A. St. Hilaire -- Preferring his mother's house: Jesus at home and in exile in Paradise regained / Margaret Justice Dean -- pt. 3. Places -- "An island salt and bare": the fate of the Garden in Paradise lost / Maura Brady -- Images of the East in Paradise lost / Talya Meyers -- Alternative histories and the new world in Paradise lost / Joshua Lee Wisebaker.

Throughout his poetry, as he explored how human beings could and should align their wills with God's. John Milton grappled with this reality: as we travel through this life, our paths fork and choices are made, and thus the eventual integration into the divine "all in all" described in Paradise Lost is always delayed or projected forward. In this relationship, Milton sees a generative tension between certainties--such as the premise that God exists and is good--and contingencies, those acts and experiences that are generated by the created world. As the essays in this volume argue, it is this tension that fuels Milton's creative power. These nine scholars, then, take up those parts of Milton's work that wander, that refuse to move in a straight line or come to a fixed conclusion. Milton is seen to be centered on beginnings without clear endings, on figures who cycle or recur, on moments of ambiguity or ambivalence that seem designed never to resolve. Milton's works draw readers into aesthetic, rhetorical, and epistemological schemes -- plots, tropes, and arguments -- that assert the value of differences while, at the same time, calling all differences into question. These essays represent an attempt to take the conversation about Milton's relationship with difference in a new direction; while some critics have argued that "difference" is meaningless in Milton because all differences melt into a singular truth, other critics have seen these differences as destabilizing, rendering Milton a poet of uncertainty and indetermination. With Wandering Steps focuses instead on the procreative and creative impulses at the very heart of Milton's poetry and poetic processes, wherein all paths are valid paths; however far they seem to wander, they usually return, reunite, and imply the idea of a larger, consistent whole. --dust jacket.
Baker Berry PR3588 .W545 2016

The Cambridge introduction to travel writing
Youngs, Tim, 1961-
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
Introduction: defining the terms -- Part I. Historical Overview: Medieval and early modern travel writing -- Travel writing in the long eighteenth century -- Travel writing in the nineteenth century -- 1900-present -- Part II. Continuities and Departures: Quests -- Inner journeys -- Traveling b(l)ack -- Gender and sexuality -- Part III. Writing and Reading Travel: Writing travel -- Reading travel writing -- The way ahead: travel writing in the twenty-first century.

"Critics have long struggled to find a suitable category for travelogues. From its ancient origins to the present day, the travel narrative has borrowed elements from various genres - from epic poetry to literary reportage - in order to evoke distant cultures and exotic locales, and sometimes those closer to hand. Tim Youngs argues in this lucid and detailed Introduction that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it comprises and is best understood on its own terms. To this end, Youngs surveys some of the most celebrated travel literature from the medieval period until the present, exploring themes such as the quest motif, the traveler's inner journey, postcolonial travel and issues of gender and sexuality. The text culminates in a chapter on twenty-first-century travel writing and offers predictions about future trends in the genre, making this Introduction an ideal guide for today's students, teachers and travel writing enthusiasts"--
Baker Berry PR756.T72 Y68 2013

Agatha Christie's complete secret notebooks : stories and secrets of murder in the making
Curran, John, author
London HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016
DIARIES, LETTERS & JOURNALS. Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks brings together for the first time Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making, two volumes that explore the fascinating contents of her 73 notebooks. This includes illustrations, deleted extracts, unused ideas, two unpublished Poirot stories and a lost Miss Marple. When Agatha Christie died in 1976, aged 85, she had become the world's most popular author. With sales of more than two billion copies worldwide in more than 100 countries, she had achieved the impossible - more than one book every year since the 1920s, every one a bestseller. So prolific was Agatha Christie's output - 66 crime novels, 20 plays, 6 romance books under a pseudonym and over 150 short stories - it was often claimed that she had a photographic memory.
Baker Berry PR6005.H66 Z5933 2016

Vernacular literary theory from the French of Medieval England : texts and translations, c.1120-c.1450
edited and translated by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster and Delbert W. Russell
Woodbrige, Suffolk, UK ; D.S. Brewer, 2016
"From the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries, French was one of England's main languages of literature, record, diplomacy and commerce and also its only supra-national vernacular. As is now recognised, the large corpus of England's French texts and records is indispensable to understanding England's literary and cultural history, the multilingualism of early England, and European medieval French-language culture in general. This volume presents a full, representative collection of texts and facing translations from England's medieval French. Through its selection of prologues and other excerpts from works composed or circulating in England, the volume presents a body of vernacular literary theory, in which some fifty-five highly various texts, from a range of genres, discuss their own origins, circumstances, strategies, source materials, purposes and audiences. Each entry, newly edited from a single manuscript, is accompanied by a headnote, annotation, and narrative bibliography, while a general introduction and section introductions provide further context and information. Also included are essays on French in England and on the prosody and prose of insular French; Middle English versions of some of the edited French texts; and a glossary of literary terms. By giving access to a literate culture hitherto available primarily only to Anglo-Norman specialists, this book opens up new possibilities for taking English francophony into account in research and teaching"--
Baker Berry PR281 .V47 2016

The miscellaneous works of the Honourable Sir Charles Sedley, Bart. : containing satyrs, epigrams, court-characters, translations, essays, and speeches in Parliament : collected into one volume. To which is added, The death of Marc Antony : a tragedy never before printed. Published from the original manuscripts, by Capt. Ayloffe
Sedley, Charles, Sir, 1639?-1701
London: Printed, and sold by J. Nutt, near Stationers Hall., 1702
The preface to the reader / W. Ayloffe -- Miscellany poems -- Speeches in the House of Commons, upon several weighty matters: Also, letters and essays / by Sir Charles Sidley, Bart. Printed from his original copies -- Beauty, the conquerour, or, The death of Marc Antony. A tragedy in imitation of the Roman way of writing / written by Sir Charles, Sedley, Baronet.
Rauner Hickmott PR3671 .S4 1702

Space and trauma in the writings of Aminatta Forna
Cole, Ernest, 1965- author
Trenton : Africa World Press, [2017]
Baker Berry PR6106.O766 Z57 2017

Petrification
Cooper, Zoe (Playwright), author
London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016
Baker Berry PR6103.O69 P48 2016

The diaries of Waguih Ghali : an Egyptian writer in the swinging sixties
Ghali, Waguih, -1969, author
Cairo ; The American University in Cairo Press, [2016]-
Volume 1. 1964-66. Interview with Diana Athill / by Deborah Starr -- The diaries of Waguih Ghali. Going mad ; All my resolutions ; London ; Yesterday spent a quiet evening at home ; It is, I suppose, time to reckon up again --
Baker Berry PR9375.9.G5 Z46 2016

The envelope : a play
Rossi, Vittorio, 1961- author
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada : Talonbooks, [2016]
Baker Berry PR9199.3.R5997 E58 2016

Jane Austen, the secret radical
Kelly, Helena, 1981- author
London : Icon Books Ltd, 2016
The authoress -- "The anxieties of common life" : Northanger Abbey -- The age of brass : Sense and Sensibility -- "All our old prejudices" : Pride and Prejudice -- "The chain and the cross" : Mansfield Park -- Gruel : Emma -- Decline and Fall : Persuasion -- The end.

Almost everything we think we know about Jane Austen is wrong. Her novels don't confine themselves to grand houses and they were not written just for readers' enjoyment. She writes about serious subjects and her books are deeply subversive. We just don't read her properly - we haven't been reading her properly for 200 years. Jane Austen, The Secret Radical puts that right. In her first, brilliantly original book, Austen expert Helena Kelly introduces the reader to a passionate woman living in an age of revolution; to a writer who used what was regarded as the lightest of literary genres, the novel, to grapple with the weightiest of subjects - feminism, slavery, abuse, the treatment of the poor, the power of the Church, even evolution - at a time, and in a place, when to write about such things directly was seen as akin to treason. Uncovering a radical, spirited and political engaged Austen, Jane Austen, The Secret Radical will encourage you to read Jane, all over again.
Baker Berry PR4038.P6 K45 2016

Paris spring
Naughtie, James, 1951- author
New York, NY : Overlook Press, 2017
"Paris, in April of 1968. The cafés are alive with talk of revolution, but for Scottish-American Will Flemyng-- a spy working in the British Embassy-- the crisis is personal. A few words from a stranger on the Metro change his life. His family is threatened with ruin and he now faces the spy's oldest fear: exposure. Freddy Craven is the hero and mentor Flemyng would trust with his life, but when he is tempted into a dark, Cold War labyrinth, he chooses the dangerous path and plays his game alone. And when glamorous, globe-trotting journalist Grace Quincy, in pursuit of a big story, is found dead in the Père-Lachaise cemetery, the question is raised: what side was she on? Certainly she knew too much, and had become dangerous. But to whom?"--Amazon.com
Baker Berry PR6114.A94 P37 2017

The transcription of identities : a study of V.S. Naipaul's postcolonial writings
Zhou, Min, 1956- author
Bielefeld : Transcript, [2015]
Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- V.S. Naipaul: A Controversial Position -- Problematizing Identity -- Chapter One An Exile at Home -- A House for Mr. Biswas -- A Life Out of Place -- Houses as Shifting Signifiers -- A Colonial's Aporia -- Chapter Two An Exile between Islands -- The Mimic Men -- Lost in the Metropolis -- Shipwrecked at Home -- Conflicting Identities -- Chapter Three An Enigmatic Identity -- The Enigma of Arrival -- Articulation of Identity -- Deconstructing Englishness -- Toward a Hybrid Identity -- Chapter Four The Historical Perspective -- A Way in the World -- Uncertain History -- Rewriting History -- Diasporic Identification -- Conclusion -- Works Cited -- Primary Sources -- Secondary Sources -- Works in Chinese.
Baker Berry PR9272.9.N32 Z975 2015

A book with no name
Edwards, Ken, 1950- author
Bristol [England] : Shearsman Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR6055.D88 A6 2016

Birds, art, life : a year of observation
Maclear, Kyo, 1970- author
New York : Scribner, 2017
"A writer's search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life--a field guide to things small and significant. When it comes to birds, Kyo Maclear isn't seeking the exotic. Rather she discovers joy in the seasonal birds that find their way into view in city parks and harbors, along eaves and on wires. In a world that values big and fast, Maclear looks to the small, the steady, the slow accumulations of knowledge, and the lulls that leave room for contemplation. A distilled, crystal-like companion to H is for Hawk, Birds Art Life celebrates the particular madness of chasing after birds in the urban environment and explores what happens when the core lessons of birding are applied to other aspects of art and life. Moving with ease between the granular and the grand, peering into the inner landscape as much as the outer one, this is a deeply personal year-long inquiry into big themes: love, waiting, regrets, endings. If Birds Art Life was sprung from Maclear's sense of disconnection, her passions faltering under the strain of daily existence, this book is ultimately about the value of reconnection--and how the act of seeking engagement and beauty in small ways can lead us to discover our most satisfying and meaningful lives"--
Baker Berry PR9199.4.M32597 Z46 2017

Anno Dracula 1899 and other stories
Newman, Kim, author
London : Titan Books, 2017
"A brand new collection of chilling stories by master of horror Kim Newman, in which Jack the Ripper still stalks the streets, Frankenstein's monster rises from the Arctic ice, and the terrifying legacy of Dr. Jeyll and Mr. Hyde haunts fog-shrouded London. This volume also includes a brand-new, exclusive Anno Dracula story, 'Yokai Town: Anno Dracula 1899', which sets the scene for the forthcoming novel Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju ."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PR6064.E9277 A6 2017

Joyce & betrayal
Fraser, James Alexander, author
London, United Kingdom : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Writing Drama, Writing Betrayal : Joyce's Triestine Non-Fiction -- "Boyhood" as "Death" : Betrayal in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man -- "A nation exacts a penance" : Platonic Betrayal and Heroic Return in Exiles -- "Like thieves in the night" : Sexual Betrayal as Dispossession in Exiles -- Betrayal, Stagnation, and the Family Romantic in Ulysses -- Betraying Bloom -- Sexual Betrayal in "Penelope".
Baker Berry PR6019.O9 Z5333983 2016

Bleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world
Stevens, Nell, 1985- author
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
"A whimsical blend of memoir and travelogue, laced with wry and indispensable writing advice, Bleaker House is a story of creative struggle that brilliantly captures the self-torture of the writing life. Twenty-seven-year-old Nell Stevens was determined to write a novel, but somehow life kept getting in the way. Then came a game-changing opportunity: she won a fellowship that let her spend three months, all expenses paid, anywhere in the world to research and write a book. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Um, no. Nell chose Bleaker Island, a snowy, windswept pile of rock in the Falklands. There, in a guesthouse where she would be the only guest, she could finally rid herself of distractions and write her 2,500 words a day. In three months, surely she'd have a novel. And sure enough, other than sheep, penguins, paranoia, and the weather, there aren't many distractions on Bleaker. Nell gets to work on her novel--a delightful Dickensian fiction she calls Bleaker House--only to discover that an excruciatingly erratic internet connection and 1100 calories a day (as much food as she could carry in her suitcase, budgeted to the raisin) are far from ideal conditions for literary production. With deft humor, the memoir traces Nell's island days and slowly reveals details of the life and people she has left behind in pursuit of her art. They pop up in her novel, as well, and in other fictional pieces that dot the book. It seems that there is nowhere Nell can run--an island or the pages of her notebook--to escape herself. With winning honesty and wit, Nell's race to finish her book slowly emerges as an irresistible narrative in its own right"--
Baker Berry PR6119.T478 Z46 2017

The Burgess Shale : the Canadian writing landscape of the 1960s
Atwood, Margaret, author
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press : 2017
"Margaret Atwood considers the Canadian literary landscape of the 1960s to be like the Burgess Shale, a geological formation that contains the fossils of many weird and strange early life forms, different from but not unrelated to contemporary writerly ones. The Burgess Shale is not all about writerly pursuits, though. Atwood also gives readers some insight into the fashions and foibles of the times. Her recollections and anecdotes offer a wry and often humorous look at the early days of the institutions taken for granted today--from writers' unions and grant programs to book tours and festivals."--
Baker Berry PR9189.6 .A89 2017

Bird-woman
Strang, Em, author
Bristol : Shearsman Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR6119.T73 A6 2016

Until the lions : echoes from the Mahabharata
Karthika Nair, author
Todmorden, UK : Arc Publications, 2016
Baker Berry PR9499.4.N35 U58 2016

Ancestral lines
Hooker, Jeremy, 1941- author
Bristol, United Kingdom : Shearsman Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR6058.O555 A6 2016

Ice stylus
Anderson, Martin, 1948- author
Bristol : Shearsman Books, 2017
Ground: zero -- Ice stylus -- Unsubdued singing.
Baker Berry PR6051.N3955 A6 2017

No particular place to go
Duggan, Laurie, author
Bristol : Shearsman Books, 2017
Baker Berry PR9619.3.D82 A6 2017

Field
Tarlo, Harriet, author
Bristol : Shearsman Books, 2016
Jacinta Groan believes she sees the Virgin Mary.
Baker Berry PR6070.A56 F54 2016

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