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British literature and print culture
edited by Sandro Jung for the English Association
Cambridge [England] ; D.S. Brewer, 2013
"The essays collected here offer examinations of bibliographical matters, publishing practices, the illustration of texts in a variety of engraved media, little studied print culture genres, the critical and editorial fortunes of individual works, and the significance of the complex interrelationships that authors entertained with booksellers, publishers, and designers. They investigate how all these relationships affected the production of print commodities and how all the agents involved in the making of books contributed to the cultural literacy of readers and the formation of a canon of literary texts. Specific topics include a bibliographical study of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and its editions from its first publication to the present day; the illustrations of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and the ways in which the interpretive matrices of book illustration conditioned the afterlife and reception of Bunyan's work; the almanac and the subscription edition; publishing history, collecting, reading, and textual editing, especially of Robert Burns's poems and James Thomson's The Seasons; the 'printing for the author' practice; the illustrated and material existence of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels, and the Victorian periodical, The Athenaeum."--Back cover.
Baker Berry PR13 .E4 v.66

The great William : writers reading Shakespeare
Leinwand, Theodore B
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "impelling thoughts" about Shakespeare -- John Keats on sitting down to read Shakespeare once again -- Virginia Woolf reads "the great William" -- Charles Olson's "objectist Shakespeare" -- John Berryman's Shakespeare/Shakespeare's John Berryman -- Allen Ginsberg on Shakespeare's funny mouthings -- Ted Hughes reads the complete Shakespeare.
Baker Berry PR2965 .L45 2016

Male-to-female crossdressing in early modern English literature : gender, performance, and queer relations
Chess, Simone, 1980-
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Introduction: Passing relations -- Doublecrossdressing encounters: Haec Vir and Hic Mulier, The Faeirie Queen, May Day, and "Robin Hood and the Bishop" -- Crossdressed brides and the marriage market: A Mad World, My Maser, Epicoene, and "Phylotus and Emelia" -- Crossdressing and queer heterosexuality: Aradia, Urania, Isle of the Gulls, and "Sport upon Sport" -- Crossdressing, sex, and gendered labor: Convent of Pleasure, Gallathea, and "The Male and Female Husband" -- Epilogue: male-to-female crossdressing, transfeminism, and relational gender.
Baker Berry PR428.G43 C47 2016

Bennett, Claire-Louise
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
"Longlisted for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize "What Bennett aims at is nothing short of a re-enchantment of the world... This is a truly stunning debut, beautifully written and profoundly witty." -The Guardian Immediately upon its publication in Ireland, Claire-Louise Bennett's debut began to attract attention well beyond the expectations of the tiny Irish press that published it. A deceptively slender volume, it captures with utterly mesmerizing virtuosity the interior reality of its unnamed protagonist, a young woman living a singular and mostly solitary existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village. Sidestepping the usual conventions of narrative, it focuses on the details of her daily experience--from the best way to eat porridge or bananas to an encounter with cows--rendered sometimes in story-length, story-like stretches of narrative, sometimes in fragments no longer than a page, but always suffused with the hypersaturated, almost synesthetic intensity of the physical world that we remember from childhood. The effect is of character refracted and ventriloquized by environment, catching as it bounces her longings, frustrations, and disappointments--the ending of an affair, or the ambivalent beginning with a new lover. As the narrator's persona emerges in all its eccentricity, sometimes painfully and often hilariously, we cannot help but see mirrored there our own fraught desires and limitations, and our own fugitive desire, despite everything, to be known. Shimmering and unusual, Pond demands to be devoured in a single sitting that will linger long after the last page"--
Baker Berry PR6102.E562 A6 2016

Sowing the wind
Linton, E. Lynn 1822-1898
Brighton : Victorian Secrets, 2015
St John Aylott's life is in turmoil. With his social status already under threat, even his virtuous wife Isola is questioning his authority. Influenced by her tomboyish cousin, journalist Jane Osborn, who provides female solidarity and strong opinions, Isola fights to assert her subjectivity over a tyrannical husband; meanwhile Jane is forced to adjust to the masculine world of work on a daily newspaper.
Baker Berry PR4889.L5 S68 2015

Abel, Jordan, 1985-
Vancouver : Talonbooks, 2016
Baker Berry PR9199.4.A234 I55 2016

Rushbrooke, James
London : Nick Hern Books Limited, 2015
Baker Berry PR6118.U75 T6 2015

Markotić, Nicole
Toronto : Coach House Books, [2016]
Baker Berry PR9199.3.M359 A6 2016

The white umbrella
Sewell, Brian
London : Quartet, 2015
Mr. B, a wiry little man of fifty with white hair was sitting in the back of a big white Landrover when he saw the donkey. It was early evening in Peshawar when he resolved to rescue the donkey and travel home with her on foot.
Baker Berry PR6069.E717 W45 2015

Romantic ecocriticism : origin and legacies
edited by Dewey W. Hall
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]
Introduction / Dewey W. Hall -- Ecological horology: the nature of time during the romantic period / Marcus Tomalin -- Naturalists' interpretations: daffodils, swallows, and a floating island / Dewey W. Hall -- "It cannot be a sin to seek to save an earth-born being": radical ecotheology in Byron's Heaven and earth / J. Andrew Hubbell -- Process and presence: geological influence and innovation in Shelley's "Mont Blanc" / Bryon Williams -- "Perpetual analogies" and "occult harmonies": Ralph Waldo Emerson's ecological selves / Kaitlin Mondello -- An uncertain spirit of an unstable place: Frankenstein in the anthropocene / Shalon Noble -- Wild West and western wildness: a transatlantic perspective / Jude Frodyma -- Ecocentering the self: William Howitt, Thoreau, and the environmental imagination / Ryan David Leack -- Toward a romantic poetics of acknowledgement: Wordsworth, Clare, and Aldo Leopold's "land ethic" / Gary Harrison -- Small is beautiful: rethinking localism from Wordsworth to Eliot / Alicia Carroll -- Byron's flower power: ecology and effeminacy in Sardanapalus / Colin Carman -- The miseducation of Chris McCandless: romanticism, reading, and environmental education / Lisa Ottum.
Baker Berry PR468.N3 R65 2016

Paradise lost
Milton, John, 1608-1674
London : Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016
In Paradise Lost, Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked Adam and Eve at the center of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was in his fifties blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration, and briefly in danger of execution, Paradise Lost's apparent ambivalence toward authority has led to intense debate about whether it manages to justify the ways of God to men, or exposes the cruelty of Christianity.
Baker Berry PR3560 2016

The interpreters : ritual, violence and social regeneration in the writing of Wole Soyinka
Bello, Hakeem
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria : Kraft Books Limited, 2014
Baker Berry PR9387.9.S6 Z575 2014

The hand on the Shakespearean stage : gesture, touch and the spectacle of dismemberment
Karim-Cooper, Farah
London ; Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016
The idea of the hand in Shakespeare's world -- Manners and beauty: The social hand -- 'Lively action': Gesture in early modern performance -- Gesture in Shakespeare's narrative art -- 'Let lips do what hands do' : Shakespeare's sense of touch -- Amputation: The spectacle of dismemberment in Shakespeare's theatres.

"This ground-breaking new book uncovers the way Shakespeare draws upon the available literature and visual representations of the hand to inform his drama. Providing an analysis of gesture, touch, skill and dismemberment in a range of Shakespeare's works, it shows how the hand was perceived in Shakespeare's time as an indicator of human agency, emotion, social and personal identity. It demonstrates how the hand and its activities are described and embedded in Shakespeare's texts and about its role on the Shakespearean stage: as part of the actor's body, in the language as metaphor, and as a morbid stage-prop. Understanding the cultural signifiers that lie behind the early modern understanding of the hand and gesture, opens up new and sometimes disturbing ways of reading and seeing Shakespeare's plays."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry PR2965 .K37 2016

Everything is teeth
Wyld, Evie
New York : Pantheon Books, 2016
The author presents a collection of the memories she brought home to England, a book about family, love and the irresistible forces that pass through life unseen, under the surface, ready to emerge at any point.
Baker Berry PR6123.Y43 Z46 2016

The view from the cheap seats : selected nonfiction
Gaiman, Neil
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming: the Reading Agency Lecture, 2013 -- Telling lies for a living...and why we do it: the Newbery Medal Speech, 2009 -- Four bookshops -- Three authors: on Lewis, Tolkien and Chesterton; the MythCon 35 Guest of Honor Speech -- The pornography of genre, or the genre of pornography -- Ghosts in the machines: some Hallowe'en thoughts -- Some reflections on myth (with several digressions onto gardening, comics and fairy tales) -- How dare you: on America, and writing about it -- All books have genders -- the PEN Awards and Charlie Hebdo -- What the [very bad swearword] is a children's book, anyway? The Zena Sutherland Lecture -- These are not our faces -- Reflections: on Diana Wynne Jones -- Terry Pratchett: an appreciation -- On Dave McKean -- How to read Gene Wolfe -- Remembering Douglas Adams -- Harlan Ellison: The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World -- Banging the drum for Harlan Ellison -- On Stephen King, for the Sunday Times -- Geoff Notkin: meteorite man -- About Kim Newman, with notes on the creation and eventual dissolution of the Peace and Love Corporation -- Gumshoe: a book review -- SIMCITY -- Six to six -- Fritz Leiber: the short stories -- Hothouse -- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 and what science fiction is and does -- Of time, and Gully Foyle: Alfred Bester and The Stars My Destination -- Samuel R. Delany and The Einstein Intersection -- On the fortieth anniversary of the Nebula Awards: a speech, 2005 -- The Bride of Frankenstein -- MirrorMask: an introduction -- MirrorMask: a Sundance diary -- The nature of the infection: some thoughts on Doctor Who -- On comics and films: 2006 -- Good comics and tulips: a speech -- A speech to professionals contemplating alternative employment, given at PROCON, April 1997 -- "But what has that to do with Bacchus?" Eddie Campbell and Deadface -- Confessions: on Astro City and Kurt Busiek -- Batman: Cover to Cover -- Bone: an introduction, and some subsequent thoughts -- Jack Kirby: king of comics -- The Simon and Kirby Superheroes -- The spirit of seventy-five -- The Best of the Spirit -- Will Eisner: New York stories -- The keynote speech for the 2003 Eisner Awards -- 2004 Harvey Awards speech -- The Best American Comics, 2010 -- Some strangeness in the proportion: the exquisite beauties of Edgar Allan Poe -- On The New Annnotated Dracula -- Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy -- From the days of future past: The Country of the Blind and Other Stories, by H.G. Wells -- Business as usual, during alterations: Information Doesn't Want to Be Free, by Cory Doctorow -- The mystery of G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown -- Concerning dreams and nightmares: the dream stories of H.P. Lovecraft -- On The 13 Clocks by James Thurber -- Votan and Other Novels by John James -- On Viriconium: some notes toward an introduction -- So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish: an introduction -- Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones -- Voice of the Fire by Alan Moore -- Art and Artifice by Jim Steinmeyer -- The Moth: an introduction -- Hi, by the way: Tori Amos -- Curious wine: Tori Amos II -- Flood: Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition, They Might Be Giants -- Lou Reed, in memoriam: "The Soundtrack to My Life" -- Waiting for the man: Lou Reed -- Afterword afterword: Evelyn Evelyn -- Who Killed Amanda Palmer -- Once upon a time -- Several things about Charles Vess -- The King of Elfland's daughter, Lord Dunsany -- Lud-in-the-Mist -- The thing of it is: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell -- On Richard Dadd's The Fairy-Feller's Master-Stroke -- Make good art. Make good art -- The view from the cheap seats: real things. The view from the cheap seats -- A wilderness of mirrors -- The Dresden dolls: Hallowe'en 2010 -- Eight views of Mount Fuji: Beloved Demons and Anthony Martignetti -- So many ways to die in Syria now: May 2014 -- A Slip of the Keyboard: Terry Pratchett.

More than sixty pieces exploring a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author's experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Baker Berry PR6057.A319 A6 2016

Romeo and/or Juliet : a chooseable-path adventure
North, Ryan, 1980-
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
Romeo and/or Juliet -- A midsummer night's choice / by Christina Marlowe -- Fair is foul and/or foul is fair / by Christina Marlowe.

What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? You get to decide if there should be romance, epic fight scenes... or robot suits! Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, you'll discover a new experience every time you read it. It's the first book with an unlockable character. Choose well, and you may even get to the world's most awkward choose-your-own sex scene.
Baker Berry PR9199.4.N67 R66 2016

Harry Potter and the cursed child. Parts one and two
Thorne, Jack
New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2016
As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus, finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.
Baker Berry PR6120.H67 H37 2016

The slow philosophy of J.M. Coetzee
Wilm, Jan
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
1. Very much the tortoise: slowness and J.M. Coetzee -- 2. A slow method for a slow man: reading Coetzee, slowly -- 3. A goblin: why?: Coetzee's questions -- 4. What matters is that the contest is staged: Coetzee's slowing syntax -- 5. Meerlust: Coetzee and literalness -- 6. We make a leap: Coetzee's gaps -- 7. The legacy of Socrates: dialogue in and with Coetzee -- 8. Dark and unending: Coetzee's open-ended endings -- 9. An empty cube: Coetzee's irreal worlds.

In this book, the author analyzes Coetzee's singular aesthetic style which, he argues, provokes the reader to read Coetzee's works slowly. The effected "slow reading" is developed from within Coetzee's oeuvre into a method specifically geared to analyzing Coetzee's works. In the course of this analysis, it is shown that his texts productively decelerate the reading process only to dynamize the reader's reflection in a way that may be termed philosophical.--
Baker Berry PR9369.3.C58 Z935 2016

Jude the Obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Baker Berry PR4746 .A1 2016

Night ambulance
Ruddock, Nicholas
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador : Breakwater Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR9199.4.R825 N54 2016

Alan Hollinghurst : writing under the influence
edited by Michèle Mendelssohn and Denis Flannery
Manchester [UK] : Manchester University Press, 2016
Baker Berry PR6058.O4467 Z55 2016

Lindberg, Tracey
Ontario, Canada : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2016
Baker Berry PR9199.4.L562 B57 2016

This changes things
Askew, Claire, 1986-
Northumberland : Bloodaxe Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR6101.S54 T4 2016

Human tissue : a primer for not knowing
Chan, Weyman
Vancouver, British Columbia : Talonbooks, [2016]
Baker Berry PR9199.4.C475 H85 2016

Dinosaurs on other planets : stories
McLaughlin, Danielle, 1969-
New York : Random House, [2016]
A debut collection from a deeply original writer and observer of love, betrayal, and turning points in ordinary peoples' lives. In a raw seacoast cabin, a young woman watches her boyfriend go out with his brother, late one night, on a mysterious job she realizes she isn't supposed to know about. A man gets a call at work from his sister-in-law, saying that his wife and his daughter never made it to nursery school that day. A mother learns that her teenage daughter has told a teacher about problems in her parents' marriage that were meant to be private--problems the mother herself tries to ignore. McLaughlin conveys these characters so vividly that readers will feel they are experiencing real life. Often the stories turn on a single, fantastic moment of clarity--after which nothing can be the same.
Baker Berry PR6113.C523 A6 2016

Keeper'n me
Wagamese, Richard
Toronto : Anchor Canada, 2006
When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to find himself cast adrift on the streets of the big city.
Baker Berry PR9199.3.W316 K44 2006

Desires of credit in early modern theory and drama : commerce, poesy, and the profitable imagination
Sheerin, Brian
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2016
The profitable imagination: poesy, coinage, and the hermeneutic circles of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus -- The Jewish economies of Renaissance reading: putting Shylock to good use in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice -- Good credit and the maintenance of desire in Heywood's Apology for actors and If you know not me, you know nobody, part II -- Imaginative alchemy and the face of the sovereign: locating value in Dekker's Old Fortunatus -- Banking and the allure of belief: bad credit in Jonson's Volpone.
Baker Berry PR658.E35 S54 2016

Louis : the heretic poems
Scofield, Gregory A., 1966-
Gibson's BC : Nightwood Editions, ©2011
Baker Berry PR9199.3.S297 L59 2011

Unbound : Ukrainian Canadians writing home
edited by Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
"What does it mean to be Ukrainian in contemporary Canada? The Ukrainian Canadian writers in Unbound challenge the conventions of genre--memoir, fiction, poetry, biography, essay--and the boundaries that separate ethnic and authorial identities and fictional and non-fictional narratives. These intersections become the sites of new, thought-provoking and poignant creative writing by some of Canada's best-known Ukrainian Canadian authors. To complement the creative writing, editors Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski offer an overview of the history of Ukrainian settlement in Canada and an extensive bibliography of Ukrainian Canadian literature in English. Unbound is the first such exploration of Ukrainian Canadian literature and a book that should be on the shelves of Canadian literature fans and those interested in the study of ethnic, postcolonial, and diasporic literature."--
Baker Berry PR9194.5.U47 U53 2016

Love and sex in D.H. Lawrence
Ellis, David, 1939-
Clemson, South Carolina : Clemson University Press, [2015]
Baker Berry PR6023.A93 Z62625 2015

The substance of shadow : a darkening trope in poetic history
Hollander, John
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2016
A lecture upon the shadow -- Shadows and shades -- Shadowes light -- A shadow different from either -- Fragments of shadow : manuscript extracts.
Baker Berry PR508.S53 H65 2016

The course of love : a novel
De Botton, Alain
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016
We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children but no long-term relationship is as simple as happily ever after. "The Course of Love" is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence.
Baker Berry PR6054.E1324 C68 2016

Hunger movements in early Victorian literature : want, riots, migration
Scholl, Lesa
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2016
Introduction: Hunger, taste, mobility -- Rewriting riots past -- Humanising the mob -- Disenfranchised communities -- Educating transgressive tastes -- Social communion -- Conclusion: "Taste them and try" : the risks of tasting in an insatiable market.

"In Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature, Lesa Scholl explores the ways in which the language of starvation interacts with narratives of emotional and intellectual want to create a dynamic, evolving notion of hunger. Scholl's interdisciplinary study emphasises literary analysis, sensory history, and political economy to interrogate the progression of hunger in Britain from the early 1830s to the late 1860s. Examining works by Charles Dickens, Harriet Martineau, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry Mayhew, and Charlotte Brontë, Scholl argues for the centrality of hunger in social development and understanding. She shows how the rhetoric of hunger moves beyond critiques of physical starvation to a paradigm in which the dominant narrative of civilisation is predicated on the continual progress and evolution of literal and metaphorical taste. Her study makes a persuasive case for how hunger, as a signifier of both individual and corporate ambition, is a necessarily self-interested and increasingly violent agent of progress within the discourse of political economy that emerged in the eighteenth century and subsequently shaped nineteenth-century social and political life"--
Baker Berry PR878.H92 S36 2016

The girls in the garden : a novel
Jewell, Lisa
New York : Atria Books, 2016
Deep in the heart of London, in a lush communal square, as a festive garden party is taking place, a thirteen year-old girl lies unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner. What really happened to her? And who is responsible? For fans of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes comes a family drama with a dark mystery at its core, from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell.
Baker Berry PR6060.E95 G57 2016

"Ceci n'est pas un roman" : l'évolution du statut de la fiction en Angleterre de 1652 à 1754
Millet, Baudouin
Louvain ; Peeters, 2007
Baker Berry PR841 .M55 2007

The devils of Cardona
Carr, Matthew, 1955-
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016
"In this gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century Spain, a Catholic priest is murdered by a mysterious Muslim avenger as the Inquisition continues to force Moriscos to live and worship as Christians. In March 1584, the priest of Belamar de la Sierra, a small town in Aragon near the French border, is murdered in his own church. Most of the town's inhabitants are Moriscos, former Muslims who converted to Catholicism. Anxious to avert a violent backlash on the eve of a royal visit, an adviser to King Philip II appoints local magistrate Bernardo de Mendoza to investigate. A soldier and humanist, Mendoza doesn't always live up to the moral standards expected of court officials, but he has a reputation for incorruptibility. From the beginning, Mendoza finds almost universal hatred for the priest. And it isn't long before he's drawn into a complex and dangerous world in which greed, fanaticism, and state policy overlap. And as the killings continue, Mendoza's investigation is overshadowed by the real prospect of an ethnic and religious civil war. By turns an involving historical thriller and a novel with parallels to our own time, The Devils of Cardona is an unexpected and compelling read"--
Baker Berry PR6103.A7273 D49 2016

Ending up
Amis, Kingsley
New York : New York Review Books, 2015
"Ending Up is a grotesque and memorable dance of death, full of bickering, bitching, backstabbing, drinking (of course), and idiocy of all sorts. It is a book about dying people and about a dying England, clinging to its memories of greatness as it succumbs to terminal decay. Everyone wants a comfortable place to die, and Kingsley Amis's characters have found it in Happeny Tuppeny Cottage, out in the country, where assorted septuagenarians have come together to see one another out the door of life. There's grotesque Adela, whose sole passion is her cheapness; her cursing and scoffing brother Brigadier Bernard Bastable, always strategizing a new retreat to the bathroom before sallying forth to play some especially nasty practical joke; Shorty, the servant, who years ago had a fling with the brigadier in the barracks and now organizes his daily rounds from woodpile to wardrobe around a trail of hidden bottles; George Zeyer, the distinguished professor of history, bedridden and helpless to articulate his still- coherent thoughts; and Marigold, who slowly but surely is forgetting it all. And now it is Christmas. Children and grandchildren are coming to visit their ailing elders. They don't know what lies in store before the story ends. None of us do"--
Baker Berry PR6001.M6 E5 2015

Shakespeare's symmetries : the mirrored structure of action in the plays
Ryan, James E., 1941-
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
"The organization of Shakespeare's plays has baffled audiences and critics. While the narrative varies from play to play, thematic actions are invariably designed in mirroring pairs around the central scene: A-B-C-B-A. This symmetrical pattern is the foundation of all of Shakespeare's mature work, as shown through analysis of the 26 plays in this book"--
Baker Berry PR2995 .R93 2016

A companion to the works of Kim Scott
edited by Belinda Wheeler
Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2016
Foreword, Jeanine Leane -- Acknowledgments -- Note on orthography -- Chronology of key writings -- Introduction / Belinda Wheeler -- Kim Scott's publishing history in three contexts: Australian aboriginal, national and international / Per Henningsgaard -- Kim Scott's True country as aboriginal bildungsroman / Brenda Machosky -- The land holds all things: Kim Scott's Benang: a guide to postcolonial spatiality / Lisa Slater -- Kim Scott's Kayang and me: Noongar identity and evidence of connection to country / Christine Choo -- "Wreck/con/silly/nation": mimicry, strategic essentialism, and the "friendly frontier" in Kim Scott's That deadman dance / Arindam Das -- The international reception of Kim Scott's works: a case study featuring Benang / Gillian Whitlock and Roger Osborne -- Traumatic landscapes: inscribing spectrality and identity in Kim Scott's "A refreshing sleep," "Capture," and "An intimate act" / Lydia Saleh Rofail -- Spatial poetics and the uses of ekphrasis in Kim Scott's "Into the light" and other stories / Nathanael Pree -- The poetry of Kim Scott / Tony Hughes-D'Aeth -- The Wirlomin Project and Kim Scott: empowering regional narratives in a globalized world of literature / Natalie Quinlivan -- Kim Scott as boundary rider: exploring possibilities and new frontiers in aboriginal health / Rosalie Thackrah and Sandra Thompson -- An interview with Kim Scott / Belinda Wheeler.
Baker Berry PR9619.3.S373 Z63 2016

Will Self and contemporary British society
Matthews, Graham, 1984-
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Introduction: 'The Magus of the Quotidian' -- 'This great torrent of verbiage': Will Self and the satirists -- 'The unfailing regularity of Dr Busner': Will Self and the psychiatrists -- 'These artisans of the body': Will Self and the doctors -- 'Fucking and fighting': Will Self and gender -- 'A psyche available for product placement': Will Self and consumption -- 'Dissolving the mechanised matrix': Will Self and psychogeography.
Baker Berry PR6069.E3654 Z77 2016

Designers' Shakespeare
edited by John Russell Brown and Stephen Di Benedetto
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2016
Preface -- Looking at contemporary design practice and Shakespeare / Stephen Di Benedetto -- "Here is my space": Josef Svoboda's Shakespearean imagination / Christian M. Billing -- Scenography at the Royal Shakespeare Company 1963-1968: towards an empty space / Liam Doona -- Karl-Ernst Herrmann: unfolding Shakespeare's space / Klaus Van Den Berg -- Ming Cho Lee / Arnold Aronson -- Alison Chitty: "the public sketch" / Hilary Baxter -- Robert Wilson / Maria Shevtsova -- The form of (her) intent: Catherine Zuber's costume design for Nicholas Hytner's Twelfth night (1998) / Brandin Barón-Nusbaum -- Designing sound for Shakespeare: connecting past and present / Adrian Curtin -- Beyond language: performing "true-meant design;" "that risky and dangerous negotiation between a doing... and a thing done" / Dorita Hannah -- Afterword.
Baker Berry PR3091 .D45 2016

Object lessons : the novel as a theory of reference
Bartlett, Jami
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Meredith & ends -- Throwing things in Thackeray -- Gaskell's lost objects -- Murdoch and the monolith.
Baker Berry PR821 .B37 2016

A pillow book
Buffam, Suzanne, 1972-
[Toronto] : Anansi, 2016
Baker Berry PR9199.4.B84 P55 2016

The oppositional aesthetics of Chartist fiction : reading against the middle-class novel
Breton, Rob, 1965-
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2016
The structure of suffering: social-problem stories -- Type and symbol: heroes and the historical romance -- Diverting the drunkard's path: Chartist temperance narratives -- A conspiracy against her virtue: the fallen woman in Chartist fiction -- Ghosts in the machina: closure in Chartist fiction.
Baker Berry PR878.L3 B74 2016

Fever city
Baker, Tim (Australian author)
New York : Europa Editions, 2016
The story kicks off in 1960 Los Angeles, with the daring kidnapping of the child of one of America's richest men. It then darts back and forth between a private detective's urgent search for the child, the saga of a notorious hit man in the days leading to JFK's assassination, and the modern-day story of a skeptical journalist researching the still-active conspiracy theories of the 50s and 60s, with the aim of debunking them. Just as the detective discovers that the kidnapping is a crime much larger than he imagined, and the hit man finds himself caught in a web that is astonishingly complex, the journalist discovers-to his horror, dismay, and even his jeopardy-that the conspiracy theories might well be true. With expert pacing, sparkling dialogue, and plot twists that will keep readers entranced, Tim Baker's irrepressible debut novel is a joy ride through classic noir traditions, updated with a surprisingly contemporary sensibility. --
Baker Berry PR9619.4.B345 F48 2016

Bernard Shaw's Irish Outlook
Clare, David, 1971-
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Shaw and the rise of reverse snobbery -- Shaw and the Irish diaspora -- Shaw and Irish Anglican preoccupations -- Shaw and the stage Englishman in Irish literature.
Baker Berry PR5368.I67 C57 2016

A companion to the Brontës
edited by Diane Long Hoeveler and Deborah Denenholz Morse
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2016
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Imaginative Forms and Literary/Critical Contexts -- 1.Experimentation and the Early Writings / Christine Alexander -- 2.The Brontes and the Gothic Tradition / Diane Long Hoeveler -- 3.The Critical Recuperation of and Theoretical Approaches to the Brontes / Lisa Jadwin -- 4.Journeying Home: Jane Eyre and Catherine Earnshaw's Coming-of-Age Stories / Amy J. Robinson -- pt. II Texts -- 5.Wuthering Heights / Louise Lee -- 6.Jane Eyre / Margaret Markwick -- 7.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall / Kari Lokke -- 8.Agnes Grey / Judith E. Pike -- 9.Charlotte Bronte's The Professor / Tabitha Sparks -- 10.Charlotte Bronte's Shirley / Herbert Rosengarten -- 11.Villette / Penny Boumelha -- 12.Poetry, Campaigning Articles, and Letters by Patrick Bronte / Dudley Green -- 13.The Poetry and Verse Drama of Branwell Bronte / Julie Donovan -- 14.Poetry of Anne, Charlotte, and Emily / John Maynard -- 15.The Artwork of the Brontes / Nancy V. Workman --

"A Companion to the Brontës brings the latest literary research and theory to bear on the life, work, and legacy of the Brontë family"--
Baker Berry PR4169 .C66 2016

Sketches from the Sierra de Tejeda
Fuller, John, 1937 January 1-
Thame : Clutag Press, 2013
Baker Berry PR6056.U43 S54 2013

Andrew Marvell : loss and aspiration, home and homeland in Miscellaneous poems
Cousins, A. D., 1950-
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Introduction -- The Mower poems -- Lovers, gardens, paradise: the nymph and the coy mistress -- Lovers, gardens, paradise: Bermudas and The Garden -- The religious verse -- The royalist poems and An Horatian Ode -- Home and homeland in Upon Appleton House, To My Lord Fairfax -- Conclusion.

"This monograph studies how, across the Folio of 1681, Marvell's poems engage not merely with different kinds of loss and aspiration, but with experiences of both that were, in mid-seventeenth-century England, disturbingly new and unfamiliar. It particularly examines Marvell's preoccupation with the search for home, and with redefining the homeland, in times of civil upheaval. In doing so it traces his progression from being a poet who plays sophisticatedly with received myth to being one who is a national mythmaker in rivalry with his poetic contemporaries such as Waller and Davenant. Although focusing primarily on poems in the Folio of 1681, this book considers those poems in relation to others from the Marvell canon, including the Latin poems and the satires from the reign of Charles II. It closely considers them as well in relation to verse by poets from the classical past and the European, especially English, present"--
Baker Berry PR3546 .C67 2016

A feminist companion to Shakespeare
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2016
Baker Berry PR2991 .F45 2016

The death of Rex Nhongo : a novel
George, C. B
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
"In Zimbabwe's capital, a gun left in a taxi brings together five marriages in this intricate and tightly plotted novel."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry PR6107.E55 D43 2016

This poem is a house
Sparling, Ken, 1959-
Toronto : Coach House Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR9199.3.S615 T45 2016

Conrad & Eleanor : a novel
Rogers, Jane, 1952- author
New York : Harper Perennial, 2016
"From the multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed author of The Testament of Jessie Lamb comes this riveting novel about the devastating secrets revealed in the midst of a disintegrating marriage. The story of a marriage, and of two lives in science. When Conrad fails to return from a conference, Eleanor wonders if it is because of the affair she is having? Or perhaps it is because his research into transgenic monkey hearts is stalling; perhaps he is sick of having the less successful career of the two of them? She is a leading expert in stem cell research. Their grown-up children suspect Eleanor of murdering their father; El secretly fears that what has driven Con away is his discovery of their daughter Cara's parentage. While his family in Manchester, England, scrabble for clues and reasons, Conrad--alone, confused, and on the run from a crazed animal rights activist--loses himself in the cold foggy streets of Bologna. He revisits the stages of his long marriage to El, from the happiness of the year of Cara's birth to the grief and anger he now feels. Both partners are forced to re-examine their relationship, and, in the process, to move closer to an understanding of what it is that matters most to each of them. Conrad and Eleanor is a radical, remarkably nuanced look at marriage"--
Baker Berry PR6068.O346 C66 2016

The Cambridge companion to the English short story
edited by Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria University)
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction / Ann-Marie Einhaus; Part I. Contexts -- 1. Writing and publishing the short story / Paul March-Russell -- 2. Social realism in the short story / Anthony Patterson -- 3. The short story and the anxieties of Empire / Barbara Korte -- 4. The short story, identity, space, and place / David Malcolm -- Part II. Periods -- 5. Romantic short fiction / David Stewart -- 6. Victorian short stories / John Plotz -- 7. The short story in the early twentieth century / Ann-Marie Einhaus -- 8. Mid-twentieth-century stories / Victoria Stewart -- 9. The short story from postmodernism to the digital age / Maebh Long -- Part III. Genres -- 10. Comic short fiction and its variety / Kate Macdonald -- 11. The detective short story / Martin Priestman -- 12. The gothic in short fiction / Luke Thurston -- 13. The British science fiction story / Andrew M. Butler -- 14. Microfiction / Marc Botha.

"This Companion provides an accessible overview of short fiction by writers from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and other international sites. A collection of international experts examine the development of the short story in a variety of contexts from the early nineteenth century to the present. They consider how dramatic changes in the publishing landscape during this period - such as the rise of the fiction magazine and the emergence of new opportunities in online and electronic publishing - influenced the form, covering subgenres from detective fiction to flash fiction. Drawing on a wealth of critical scholarship to place the short story in the English literary tradition, this volume will be an invaluable guide for students of the short story in English"--
Baker Berry PR829 .C18 2016

The moderate soprano
Hare, David, 1947- author
London : Faber & Faber, 2015
Baker Berry PR6058.A678 M63 2015

Stiletto : a novel
O'Malley, Daniel, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
"In this spirited sequel to the acclaimed The Rook, Myfanwy Thomas returns to clinch an alliance between deadly rivals and avert epic -- and slimy -- supernatural war. When secret organizations are forced to merge after years of enmity and bloodshed, only one person has the fearsome powers--and the bureaucratic finesse--to get the job done. Facing her greatest challenge yet, Rook Myfanwy Thomas must broker a deal between two bitter adversaries: The Checquy--the centuries-old covert British organization that protects society from supernatural threats, and... The Grafters--a centuries-old supernatural threat. But as bizarre attacks sweep London, threatening to sabotage negotiations, old hatreds flare. Surrounded by spies, only the Rook and two women who absolutely hate each other, can seek out the culprits before they trigger a devastating otherworldly war. Stiletto is a novel of preternatural diplomacy, paranoia, and snide remarks, from an author who "adroitly straddles the thin line between fantasy, thriller, and spoof " (Booklist)"--
Baker Berry PR9619.4.O52 S75 2016

Missing, presumed : a novel
Steiner, Susie, 1971- author
New York : Random House, [2016]
"Detective Manon Bradshaw is 39, single, and miserable as sin. She has endured some of the worst dates in internet history. But she loves her job and performs it brilliantly; all she needs to rise up in the ranks is a big break. Edith Hind is a gorgeous, intrepid graduate student at Cambridge University who seems to have it all: a doting boyfriend, a devoted friend named Helena, a loving mother and a father who is a surgeon to the Royal Family. When Edith turns up missing from her apartment one evening, leaving only a single streak of blood along the front foyer wall, the case becomes a national media sensation. In the first frenzied 72 hours of being assigned to the case, Bradshaw will make a number of alarming discoveries: Edith's behavior had been erratic in the run-up to her disappearance, and her close friend Helena, the last person to see her, is clearly hiding something. A known sex offender appears in CCTV footage of Edith taken a short while before she goes missing. Then a body is discovered floating in a nearby river. Is Edith Hind alive or dead? Was her "complex love life" at the heart of her disappearance, as the tabloids are suggesting? Why is there reluctance, in the senior ranks, to press too hard on some elements of the story? Detective Bradshaw must use all her skill and resources to bring closure to the case for Edith's family, as she finds herself becoming ever more personally, and dangerously, invested"--
Baker Berry PR6119.T446 M57 2016

Shakespeare's dead
Palfrey, Simon, author
Oxford : Bodleian Library, 2016
Baker Berry PR3069.D42 P34 2016

The pemmican eaters : poems
Dumont, Marilyn, 1955- author
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : ECW Press, [2015]
"With a title derived from John A. Macdonald's moniker for the Métis, The Pemmican Eaters explores Marilyn Dumont's sense of history as the dynamic present. Combining free verse and metered poems, her latest collection aims to recreate a palpable sense of the Riel Resistance period and evoke the geographical, linguistic/cultural, and political situation of Batoche during this time through the eyes of those who experienced the battles, as well as through the eyes of Gabriel and Madeleine Dumont and Louis Riel. Included in this collection are poems about the bison, seed beadwork, and the Red River Cart, and some poems employ elements of the Michif language, which, along with French and Cree, was spoken by Dumont's ancestors. In Dumont's The Pemmican Eaters, a multiplicity of identities is a strengthening rather than a weakening or diluting force in culture"--Back cover.
Baker Berry PR9199.3.D8465 P46 2015

Shakespeare and consciousness
Paul Budra, Clifford Werier, editors
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Baker Berry PR2976 .S3335 2016

Shakespeare and space : theatrical explorations of the spatial paradigm / editors, Ina Habermann, Michelle Witen
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Baker Berry PR3095 .S43 2016

Louis MacNeice : in a between world
Fauske, Christopher J., 1963- author
Ireland : Irish Academic, 2016
"This powerful new perspective on MacNeice’s life and work explores his poetry, prose and drama as part of a biographical re-evaluation. Christopher Fauske places the poet’s relationship with Ireland, the Second World War, his father and the key women in his life at its centre, unravelling unprecedented considerations that challenge the critical foundations of this luminary of Irish writing."--Publisher's description.
Baker Berry PR6025.A316 F38 2016

Paradime : a novel
Glynn, Alan, 1960- author
New York : Picador, 2016
"Danny Lynch didn't sign up for this, but right now, this line cook gig is all he's got. Things were fine more or less until three weeks ago, when he was suddenly terminated from his job as a civilian contractor. Now his ex-employer is on his back, and he's lucky to have found the job he has: chopping vegetables at a stuffy Midtown restaurant, for ten, mind-numbing hours almost every single day. His saving grace is a sight-line from the kitchen to the dining area that allows him a window into the lives of Barcadero's flashy clientele which, he soon discovers, includes a man who is the mirror image of himself. Teddy Trager is a young venture capitalist, the co-founder of a billion dollar empire called Paradime Capital. He has everything Danny never knew he wanted a cashmere suit, a gorgeous girlfriend and the more Danny finds out about him, the more fixated he becomes. Told in a voice that echoes Edgar Finalist Alan Glynn's debut novel that became the basis for the major-motion-picture-turned-CBS-series, Limitless Paradime is a harrowing story of identity crisis in the twenty-first century that thrills from page one. - Orphan Black by way of Alfred Hitchcock"--
Baker Berry PR6107.L93 P37 2016

Who by water
Ashton, Kate, author
Bristol : Shearsman Books, 2016
Baker Berry PR6051.S5215 A6 2016

Michael Moorcock : fiction, fantasy and the world's pain
Scroggins, Mark, 1964- author
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
The multiverse and the champion -- A messiah for the age of entropy -- New avatars, new time streams and a farewell to fantasy -- Reality and its bitter myths -- Consolidating the multiverse -- The second ether, the moonbeam roads and beyond.

Prolific, popular and critically acclaimed, Michael Moorcock is the most important British fantasy author of his generation. His Elric of Melnibone is an iconic figure for millions of fans but Moorcock has also been a pioneer in science fiction and historical fiction. He was hailed as the central figure of the "New Wave" in science fiction, and has won numerous awards for his fantasy and SF, as well as his "mainstream" writing. This first full-length critical look at Moorcock's career, from the early 1960s to the present, explores the author's fictional multiverse: his fantasy tales of the "Eternal Champion"; his experimental Jerry Cornelius novels; the hilarious science-fiction satire of his "End of Time" books; and his complex meditations on 20th century history in Mother London and the Colonel Pyat tetralogy. -- Back cover
Baker Berry PR6063.O59 Z46 2016

The rook : a novel
O'Malley, Daniel
New York : Little, Brown and Co., [2012]
A high-ranking member of a secret organization that battles supernatural forces wakes up in a London park with no memory, no idea who she is, and with a letter that provides instructions to help her uncover a far-reaching conspiracy.
Baker Berry PR9619.4.O52 R66 2012

Paradise Lodge : a novel
Stibbe, Nina, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
Fifteen-year-old Lizzie Vogel takes a job as an "auxiliary nurse" at Paradise Lodge, a home for the elderly, and learns that her job entails helping the patients (frequently) to the bathroom. What begins as a way to avoid school and earn some spending money (for the finer things in life, like real coffee and beer shampoo) quickly becomes the education of a lifetime as Lizzy wades through the day-to-day humdrum and drama of this ramshackle refuge for the elderly. And when a rival nursing home threatens, Lizzie discovers that the staff and residents of Paradise Lodge have become her surrogate family, and the only place she's ever felt she belongs--
Baker Berry PR6119.T525 P37 2016

Disgust in early modern English literature
edited by Natalie K. Eschenbaum and Barbara Correll
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Introduction / Natalie K. Eschenbaum and Barbara Correll -- Part I. Sexual encounters -- Dirty jokes: disgust, desire, and the pornographic narrative in Thomas Nashe's The unfortunate traveller / Emily L. King -- Guyon's Blush: shame, disgust, and desire in The Faerie Queene, book 2 / Barbara Correll -- Desiring disgust in Robert Herrick's Epigrams / Natalie K. Eschenbaum -- Discerning (Dis)taste: delineating sexual mores in Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis / Marcela Kostihová -- Part II. Cultural encounters -- Indecorous customs, rhetorical decorum, and the reception of Herodotean ethnography from Henri Estienne to Edmund Spenser / Galena Hashhozheva -- Food, filth, and the foreign: disgust in the seventeenth-century travelogue / Gitanjali Shahani -- "Qualmish at the smell of leek": overcoming disgust and creating the nation-state in Henry V / Colleen E. Kennedy -- Part III. Textual encounters -- "The fairing of good counsel": allegory, disgust, and discretion in Jonson's Bartholomew Fair / Ineke Murakami -- Jonson's old age: the force of disgust / Laura Kolb -- "Rankly digested, doth those things out-spue": John Donne, bodily fluids, and the metaphysical abject / Dan Mills -- Afterword / Georgia E. Brown.
Baker Berry PR428.A85 D57 2016

Travel writing from Black Australia : utopia, melancholia, and aboriginality
Clarke, Robert, 1968- author
New York ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Introduction -- Journeys to another country: utopia, melancholia, and aboriginality in travel writing -- Exotic travellers: aboriginality in Robyn Davidson's Tracks (1980) and Bruce Chatwin's The songlines (1987) -- Free spirits: aboriginality and Australian new age travel books -- "Britz down under": race and ordinary Australia -- Journeys to country: Sally Morgan and Ruby Langford Ginibi "return home" -- Dark places: the ghosts of Terra Nullius -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry PR9605.5.T73 C57 2016

In search of Anne Brontë
Holland, Nick, 1971- author
Stroud, Gloucestershire : History Press, 2016
"Anne Brontë, the youngest and most enigmatic of the Brontë sisters, remains a bestselling author nearly two centuries after her death. The brilliance of her two novels and her poetry belies the quiet, truthful girl who often lived in the shadow of her more outgoing sisters. Yet her writing was the most revolutionary of all the Brontës, pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable. This revealing new biography opens Anne's most private life to a new audience and reveals the true nature of her relationship with her sister Charlotte."--Publisher's description.
Baker Berry PR4163 .H655 2016

The devourers
Das, Indra, author
New York : Del Rey, an imprint of Random House, 2016
"On a cool evening in Kolkata, India, beneath a full moon, as the whirling rhythms of traveling musicians fill the night, college professor Alok encounters a mysterious stranger with a bizarre confession and an extraordinary story. Tantalized by the man's unfinished tale, Alok will do anything to hear its completion. So Alok agrees, at the stranger's behest, to transcribe a collection of battered notebooks, weathered parchments, and once-living skins. From these documents spills the chronicle of a race of people at once more than human yet kin to beasts, ruled by instincts and desires blood-deep and ages-old. The tale features a rough wanderer in seventeenth-century Mughal India who finds himself irrevocably drawn to a defiant woman--and destined to be torn asunder by two clashing worlds. With every passing chapter of beauty and brutality, Alok's interest in the stranger grows and evolves into something darker and more urgent."--
Baker Berry PR9499.4.D3525 D48 2016

The best British poetry 2015
Emily Berry, editor ; Roddy Lumsden, series editor
Cromer, United Kingdom : Salt, [2015]
Baker Berry PR1228 .B47 2015

Shakespeare and manuscript drama : canon, collaboration, and text
Purkis, James, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction -- Text, collaboration, evidence. The theatrical text and the new bibliography: John a Kent and John a Cumber -- "Foul Papers", "Prompt Books", and Textual Sufficiency: The Captives -- Attribution, Collaboration, and The Second Maiden's Tragedy -- Shakespearean Coincidences. Curious Coincidences: The Collaborations of Sir Thomas More -- Singularly Shakespearean: Attributing the Hand-D Addition of More -- Canon, Apocrypha, and Sir Thomas More.
Baker Berry PR3071 .P75 2016

Ancestral recall : the Celtic revival and Japanese modernism
Hart, Aoife Assumpta, 1974- author
Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016
"Despite distance and differences in culture, the early twentieth century was a time of literary cross-pollination between Ireland and Japan. Notably, the Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats had a powerful influence on Japanese letters, at the same time that contemporary and classical Japanese literature and theatre impacted Yeats's own literary experiments. Citing an extraordinary range of Japanese and Irish texts, Aoife Hart argues that Japanese translations of Irish Gaelic folklore and their subsequent reception back in Ireland created collisions, erasures, and confusions in the interpretations of literary works. Assessing the crucial roles of translation and transnationalism in cross-cultural exchanges between the Celtic Revival and Japanese writers of the modern period, Hart proves that interlingual dialogue and folklore have the power to reconstruct a culture's sense of heritage. Rejecting the notion that the Celtic Revival was inward and parochial, Hart suggests that, seeking to protect their heritage from the forces of globalization, the Irish adapted their understanding of heritage to one that exists within the transnational contexts of modernity--a heritage that is locally produced but internationally circulated. In doing so, Hart maintains that the cultural contact and translation between the East and West traveled in more than one direction: it was a dialogue presenting modernity's struggles with cosmopolitanism, gender, ethnic identity, and transnationalism. An inspired exploration of transpacific literary criticism, Yeats scholarship, and twentieth-century Japanese literature, Ancestral Recall tracks the interplay of complex ideas across languages and discourses."--
Baker Berry PR8719 .H37 2016

Housman country : into the heart of England
Parker, Peter, 1954- author
London : Little, Brown, 2016
Preface -- England in your pocket -- The man and his book -- English landscape -- English music -- English soldiers -- The rediscovery of England -- Aftermaths -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A Shropshire lad.

The author investigates the lives of A.E. Housman and his most famous book, and in doing so shows how A Shropshire Lad has permeated English life and culture for over a century. This work is a vivid exploration of England and Englishness, in which the author maps out a terrain that is as literary and emotional as it is topographical. It brings alive the complex and fascinating personality of a man who produced one of the most enduring and influential works of literature, and suggests a new way of appreciating the beauty that lies in the heart of England.
Baker Berry PR4809.H15 P37 2016

Care takers
Cowan, Billy
Twickenham : Aurora Metro Publications, 2016
Baker Berry PR6103.O94 C37 2016

All over Ireland : new Irish short stories
edited by Deirdre Madden
London : Faber & Faber, 2015
Baker Berry PR8876 .A45 2015

Victorian narratives of failed emigration : settlers, returnees, and nineteenth-century literature in English
Wagner, Tamara S., 1976- author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2016
Introduction: failing to settle in the Victorian novel -- Failure into fiction: Frances Trollope and Susanna Moodie -- Charles Dickens's anti-emigration plots -- Wilkie Collins's sensational returnees -- No exotic ends in Charlotte Yonge -- Homecoming in nineteenth-century settler novels: Elizabeth Murray and Clara Cheeseman -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry PR871 .W34 2016

Pride and prejudice : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817
New York : W . W . Norton & Company, [2016]
Baker Berry PR4034 .P7 2016

The hatch : poems and conversations
Browne, Colin, 1946- author
Vancouver, British Columbia : Talonbooks, [2015]
"These new poems are much concerned with autobiography and the colonial subject. There is also music in these pages, improvisations on the demotic, the lyrical, and the biological." -- Publisher.
Baker Berry PR6052.R6174 H38 2015

(R)evolution : The Girls Write Now 2016 anthology
foreword by Francine Prose
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2016
"Inside these pages you will find poems, essays, and fiction from the next generation of women writers. Through the Girls Write Now program, each mentor-mentee pair develops and presents her best work at readings and events from Lincoln Center to the United Nations to the pages of this anthology. Structured around this year's theme, "(R)evolution," the Girls Write Now 2016 Anthology showcases the activism and power of today's emerging writers. These revolutionary pieces are evolving the narrative and changing literature, one girl at a time."--Back cover.
Baker Berry PR119 .R48 2016

Queer Bloomsbury
edited by Brenda Helt and Madelyn Detloff
Edinburgh, Scotland : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Introduction to Carolyn Heilbrun's 'The Bloomsbury group', 1968 / Brenda R. Silver -- The Bloomsbury group / Carolyn G. Heilbrun -- Bloomsbury bashing : homophobia and the politics of criticism in the eighties / Christopher Reed -- Camp sites : Forster and the biographies of queer Bloomsbury / George Piggford -- Redecorating the international economy : Keynes, Grant and the queering of Bretton Woods / Bill Maurer -- Passionate debates on 'odious subjects' : bisexuality and Woolf's opposition to theories of androgyny and sexual identity / Brenda Helt -- The Bloomsbury love triangle / Regina Marler -- Duncan Grant and Charleston's queer Arcadia / Darren Clarke -- Nailed : Lytton Strachey's Jesus camp / Todd Avery -- '(T)here were so many things I wanted to do & didn't' : the queer potential of Carrington's life and art / Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina -- Making sense of Wittgenstein's Bloomsbury and Bloomsbury's Wittgenstein / Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr and Madelyn Detloff -- Deviant desires and the queering of Leonard Woolf / Elyse Blankley -- Clive Bell, 'a fathead and a voluptuary' : conscientious objection and British masculinity / Mark Hussey -- 'I didn't know there could be such writing' : the aesthetic intimacy of E.M. Forster and T.E. Lawrence / Jodie Medd -- Virginia Woolf's queer time and place : wartime London and a world aslant / Kimberly Engdahl Coates.
Baker Berry PR478.H65 Q44 2016

Around 1945 : literature, citizenship, rights
edited by Allan Hepburn
Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016
"Around 1945 examines an issue that preoccupied social and political thinkers at mid-century and that has resonance still: Who is a citizen and on what grounds is citizenship defined? The volume attempts to articulate some of the complexities that inform the relation between citizenship and human rights in light of a reconsideration of citizenship and rights that occurred in the postwar era. Literary texts and cultural events model problems of rights, such as dignity, freedom, sovereignty, and responsibility. These essays are unified by an investigation of the human and cultural aspects of universal rights."--
Baker Berry PR478.S57 A76 2016

Skin and other stories
Dahl, Roald, author
New York, New York : Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2010
Introduces teenagers to the adult short stories of Roald Dahl. Packed with imaginative characters, quirky plots, and surprise endings.
Baker Berry PR6054.A35 S56 2010

Bett, Stephen C., author
Buffalo, New York : Blazevox Books [2016]
Baker Berry PR9199.3.B423 U59 2016

Active aesthetics : contemporary Australian poetry
edited by Daniel Benjamin and Claire Marie Stancek ; with an introduction by Kate Fagan and Ann Vickery
Artarmon, NSW, Australia : Giramondo ; [2016]
Baker Berry PR9615.72 .A385 2016

The Voyager record : a transmission
Morena, Anthony Michael, author
Brookline, MA : Rose Metal Press, 2016
Late summer 1977: two identical robotic spacecraft launch from Cape Canaveral. Their divergent paths through the solar system take them past gas giants, icy moons, asteroid belts, and eventually into the unknown of interstellar space. There, they will continue to travel on forever, the fastest moving objects ever created by humans. The Voyagers carry a message from Earth, a phonograph record plated with gold containing 27 songs, 118 images, and greetings in 55 languages meant to summarize all life on our planet for the extraterrestrials who might one day encounter the crafts. The Voyager Record : A Transmission is the record of that record: a history in fragments exploring how legendary astronomer Carl Sagan and his team attempted to press the entire human race into a single groove. Combining elements of poetry, flash fiction, and essay, Anthony Michael Morena creates a collage of music, observation, humor, and alienation. Giving the 38-year-old original playlist a B-side update, Morena's The Voyager Record calls out to its namesake across the billions of miles of emptiness: Send more answers.
Baker Berry PR9510.9.M64 V69 2016

The wake : a novel
Kingsnorth, Paul, 1972- author
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2015]
After his sons are killed at the Battle of Hastings and his family and farm are destroyed by the Norman invaders, Buccmaster and a band of like-minded men embark on a dangerous mission of revenge on the invaders across the scorched English landscape.
Baker Berry PR6111.I63 W35 2015

Shakespeare's big men : tragedy and the problem of resentment
Van Oort, Richard, author
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Why Shakespeare and generative anthropology? -- The originary hypothesis: hierarchy, resentment, and tragedy -- Brutus's neoclassical irony -- Hamlet's filthy imagination -- Iago, our co-conspirator -- Macbeth unseamed -- Coriolanus's impotence -- Coda: René Giard's Shakespeare.

"Shakespeare's Big Men examines five Shakespearean tragedies - Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus - through the lens of generative anthropology and the insights of its founder, Eric Gans. Generative anthropology's theory of the origins of human society explains the social function of tragedy: to defer our resentment against the "big men" who dominate society by letting us first identify with the tragic protagonist and his resentment, then allowing us to repudiate the protagonist's resentful rage and achieve theatrical catharsis. Drawing on this hypothesis, Richard van Oort offers inspired readings of Shakespeare's plays and their representations of desire, resentment, guilt, and evil. His analysis revives the universal spirit in Shakespearean criticism, illustrating how the plays can serve as a way to understand the ethical dilemma of resentment and discover within ourselves the nature of the human experience"--
Baker Berry PR2992.M28 V35 2016

Barnard, Adam (Dramatist), author
London : Nick Hern Books, 2015
Baker Berry PR6102.A766 B83 2015

Cuckoo : a play
Williams, Emlyn, 1905-1987
London ; S. French, ©1986
Baker Berry PR6045.I52 C83 1986

A country rebel : a play
Grenfell-Hill, Jeffrey, 1942-
London ; S. French, ©1990
Baker Berry PR6057.R397 C6 1990

The natural way of things
Wood, Charlotte, 1965- author
New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2016
"Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a broken-down property in the middle of a desert. Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there with eight other girls....In each girl's past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man. The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage."--Author's website.
Baker Berry PR9619.3.W625 N38 2016

Bright boy
Jarvis, Martin
London ; S. French, 1977
Baker Berry PR6060.A72 B7 1977

Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon literature and culture
edited by Samantha Zacher
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2016]
"Most studies of Jews in medieval England begin with the year 1066, when Jews first arrived on English soil. Yet the absence of Jews in England before the conquest did not prevent early English authors from writing obsessively about them. Using material from the writings of the Church Fathers, contemporary continental sources, widespread cultural stereotypes, and their own imaginations, their depictions of Jews reflected their own politico-theological experiences. The thirteen essays in Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture examine visual and textual representations of Jews, the translation and interpretation of Scripture, the use of Hebrew words and etymologies, and the treatment of Jewish spaces and landmarks. By studying the "imaginary Jews" of Anglo-Saxon England, they offer new perspectives on the treatment of race, religion, and ethnicity in pre- and post-conquest literature and culture."--
Baker Berry PR173 .I43 2016

What are little girls made of : a comedy
Coke, Peter, 1913-
London ; French, ©1978
Baker Berry PR6005.O234 W5 1978

Do not say we have nothing : a novel
Thien, Madeleine, 1974- author
[Toronto, Ontario] : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2016
"An extraordinary novel set in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989--the breakout book we've been waiting for from a bestselling, First Novel Award winner. Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution in the mid-twentieth century; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square in 1989, in one of the most important political moments of the past century. With exquisite writing sharpened by a surprising vein of wit and sly humour, Thien has crafted unforgettable characters who are by turns flinty and headstrong, dreamy and tender, foolish and wise. At the centre of this epic tale, as capacious and mysterious as life itself, are enigmatic Sparrow, a genius composer who wishes desperately to create music yet can find truth only in silence; his mother and aunt, Big Mother Knife and Swirl, survivors with captivating singing voices and an unbreakable bond; Sparrow's ethereal cousin Zhuli, daughter of Swirl and storyteller Wen the Dreamer, who as a child witnesses the denunciation of her parents and as a young woman becomes the target of denunciations herself; and headstrong, talented Kai, best friend of Sparrow and Zhuli, and a determinedly successful musician who is a virtuoso at masking his true self until the day he can hide no longer. Here, too, is Kai's daughter, the ever-questioning mathematician Marie, who pieces together the tale of her fractured family in present-day Vancouver, seeking a fragile meaning in the layers of their collective story. With maturity and sophistication, humour and beauty, a huge heart and impressive understanding, Thien has crafted a novel that is at once beautifully intimate and grandly political, rooted in the details of daily life inside China, yet transcendent in its universality."--
Baker Berry PR9199.3.T447 D62 2016

The collected plays
Healy, Dermot, 1947-2014, author
Victoria, TX : Dalkey Archive Press, 2016
Baker Berry PR6058 .E19 2016

Shakespeare and hospitality : ethics, politics, and exchange
edited by David B. Goldstein and Julia Reinhard Lupton
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Introduction / David B. Goldstein and Julia Reinhard Lupton -- Part I: Oikos and Polis -- "Will you walk in, my lord?": Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and the Anxiety of Oikos / Andrew Hiscock -- A Digression to Hospitality: Thrift and Christmastime in Shakespeare and in the Literature of Husbandry / Jessica Rosenberg -- "Here's Strange Alteration!": Hospitality, Sovereignty, and Political Discord in Coriolanus / Thomas P. Anderson -- Part II: Economy and Ecology -- Hospitality's Risk, Grace's Bargain: Uncertain Economies in The Winter's Tale / James Kearney -- Hospitality in Anthony and Cleopatra / Sean Lawrence -- Part III: Script -- Ave Desdemona / David Hillman -- As You Like It and the Theater of Hospitality / James Kuzner -- Hospitable Times with Shakespeare: A Reading of King Lear / Thomas J. Moretti -- Part IV: Scripture -- "Her father loved me, oft invited me": Staging Shakespeare's Hidden Hospitality in The Travels of the Three English Brothers / Sheiba Kian Kaufman -- Hospitality in Twelfth Night: Playing at (the Limits of) Home / Joan Pong Linton -- Thinking Hospitably with Timon of Athens: Toward an Ethics of Stewardship / Michael Noschka.
Baker Berry PR3069.M3 S53 2016

Contemporary Indian diaspora : literary and cultural representations
edited by Angshuman Kar
Jaipur : Rawat Publications, 2015
Baker Berry PR9485.45 .C655 2015

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