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Kenneth Grahame's The wind in the willows
Bennett, Alan, 1934-
London : Samuel French, ©1996, ©1991
Baker Berry PR4726.W5 B46 1996

The Cambridge companion to To the lighthouse
edited by Allison Pease, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015
To the Lighthouse in the Context of Virginia Woolf's Diaries and Life / Anne E. Fernald -- Narrative Perspective in To the Lighthouse / Michael Levenson -- To the Lighthouse's Use of Language and Form / Jane Goldman -- Time as Protagonist in To the Lighthouse / Paul Sheehan -- Movement, Space, and Embodied Cognition in To the Lighthouse / Melba Cuddy-Keane -- Reality and Perception: Philosophical Approaches to To the Lighthouse / Emily Dalgarno -- Feminism and Gender in To the Lighthouse / Gabrielle McIntire -- To the Lighthouse and the Art of Race / Urmila Seshagiri -- Social Class in To the Lighthouse / Kathryn Simpson -- Generational Difference in To the Lighthouse / Ana Parejo Vadillo -- The Visual Arts in To the Lighthouse / Suzanne Bellamy -- From Memory to Fiction: An Essay in Genetic Criticism / Hans Walter Gabler -- To the Lighthouse : The Critical Heritage / Jean Mills.
Baker Berry PR6045.O72 T665 2015

Death in high heels : a play
Harris, Richard, 1934-
London : Samuel French, [2012]
Baker Berry PR6058.A6914 D43 2012

Left of the bang
Lowdon, Claire
London : Fourth Estate, 2015
Baker Berry PR6112.O836 L44 2015

Jebel Marra
Green, Michelle, 1976-
[Manchester, England] : Comma Press, 2015
Inspired by working for a humanitarian aid agency in West Darfur, poet Michelle Green's collection of short stories explores some of the complexities of the ongoing war in Darfur, and draws upon her own experiences as well as her subsequent research. Though the stories are fictional, they are all rooted in a particular time and place, and informed by the day-to-day realities of life in a time of chaos and horror. They are stories of local traders, aid workers, soldiers, politicians, parents, and children, all living in the middle of what was described by the United Nations as "the world's worst humanitarian crisis." Exploring and exposing the causes, consequences, and conditions of the war, this collection is a stirring reminder of the intricate issues that still face Dafur since the separation of the Sudan.
Baker Berry PR6107.R4382 J43 2015

Remembering England : new and selected poems
Bland, Peter, 1934-
Beeston, Nottingham [England] : Shoestring Press, 2014
Baker Berry PR9639.3.B575 A6 2014

Party : a comedy
Basden, Tom
London : Samuel French, ©2010
Baker Berry PR6102.A7842 P37 2010

Monk Dawson
Read, Piers Paul, 1941-
Richmond, Virginia : Valancourt Books, 2013
Baker Berry PR6068.E25 M66 2013

The white stones
Prynne, J. H., 1936-
New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
"J. H. Prynne is Britain's leading late-Modernist poet. His work, as it has emerged since the 1960s, when he was close to Charles Olson, is marked by a remarkable combination of lyricism and abstraction, at once austere and playful. The White Stones is a book that is central to Prynne's career and poetics, and it constitutes an ideal introduction to the achievement and vision of a legendary but in America still little-known contemporary master"--
Baker Berry PR6066.R9 A6 2016

Going out
Thwaite, Anthony
London : Enitharmon Press, 2015
Going out -- The ark among the flags -- Ripon: April 1918 -- Tongues -- The walking mad -- History lesson -- Annunciation -- Memories -- Night thought revisited -- At Orford Ness -- Accismus -- Libya -- Lustration -- Elegy -- Rising -- Waiting in -- On Tharston bridge -- Moon again -- Words of comfort from a bed of pain -- Credo -- Prologue to an unfinished posthumous poem -- And where -- Out of tune -- Creation myth -- i.m. Peter Reading, 1946-2011 -- To Peter Porter in Balmain, N.S.W., from Anthony Thwaite in Cardoso, Provinzia di Lucca, Tuscany -- Runes for Peter -- Vita somnium breve (pt. 2) -- For Peter Porter -- A word of advice (for Peter Scupham at 70) -- Skeltonics for Hugo Williams at Seventy -- The life and death of the pine processionary -- Jubiliee lines -- Six senile senryu -- Remembering George Barker: 2013 -- Revisited (a memory of my mother) -- Inscrutable (a memory of China, 1980) -- The colours of London (after Yoshio Markino, 1911) -- String quartet, New Buckenham Castle -- Signs -- Questions -- The Seventh age -- In the vicinity of the crank-house -- Fernando Lobo -- The line -- Classical text -- Time to go.

Now that he is eighty-four, Anthony Thwaite says that Going Out is likely to be the last book of poems he publishes in his lifetime, and that the title is apt. But the words are wistful, even playful, and that is true of some of the book's contents. The poems range over times and places, commemorating friends (especially the poet Peter Porter), and draw on memories, hard-won faith, self-questioning. As Michael Frayn has put it, Thwaite 'writes with simplicity and precision about difficult and ambiguous things, the complexity and unceasingness of the world, the vastness and richness of the past, the elusiveness of the present - and the heroic persistence of our efforts to fix some trace of all this.' -- from back cover.
Baker Berry PR6070.H9 A6 2015

Gangs of shadow
O'Neill, Michael, 1953-
Todmorden, UK : Arc Publications, 2014
Baker Berry PR6065.N47 G36 2014

The beautiful librarians
O'Brien, Sean, 1952-
London [England] : Picador, 2015
Baker Berry PR6065.B744 B43 2015

The long dry
Jones, Cynan, 1975-
Cardigan : Parthian, 2007
Written with clarity and power, Jones' first remarkable book explores the paradox of emotional isolation suffered by those living close together, the conflicting demands of family and farm, and disruption of old ways by the new.
Baker Berry PR6110.O624 L66 2007

The siege of Jerusalem
contributing editor and translator, the siege of Jerusalem: Adrienne Williams Boyarin, University of Victoria ; general editors, Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Joseph Black, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Leonard Conolly, Trent University, Kate Flint, University of Southern California, Isobel Grundy, University of Alberta, Don LePan, Broadview Press, Roy Liuzza, University of Tennessee, Jerome J. McGann, University of Virginia, Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College, Barry V. Qualls, Rutgers University, Claire Waters, University of California, Davis
Peterborough, Ontario : Broadview Press, [2014]
The Middle English Siege of Jerusalem -- The Siege of Jerusalem and the Bible : key passages -- The Siege of Jerusalem and medieval Christian legend : selections from The golden legend -- Other medieval anti-semitisms and the Crusade context.

"The appearance of Williams Boyarin's translation of the Siege of Jerusalem will be a welcome step in the recent reconsideration of that fourteenth-century poem, which was famously characterized by Ralpha Hanna as "the chocolate-covered tarantula" of alliterative poetry. After decades of relative neglect, in the past ten years The Siege of Jerusalem has come to seem quite timely in its frank parading of East-west violence, religious war, and cultural bigotry. This translation will allow the poem to move into undergraduate classrooms, where it will sit uneasily but productively alongside such texts as Chaucer's Prioress's Tale." --From publisher's note.
Baker Berry PR2065.S5 A33 2014

Scott on Waterloo
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832
London : Vintage Books, 2015
Paul's letters to his kinsfolk -- The field of Waterloo -- The dance of death.
Baker Berry PR5301 .S36 2015

Renaissance literature and linguistic creativity
Harmer, James
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Baker Berry PR428.L35 H37 2016

Bodies of light
Moss, Sarah
London : Granta Books, 2015
Baker Berry PR6113.O88 B63 2015

Lighthouses
McVety, Allison
Sheffield [UK] : Smith/Doorstop Books, 2014
Baker Berry PR6113.C84 L54 2014

The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010
edited by Edward Larrissy (Queens University, Belfast)
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
"The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010 brings together sixteen essays that explore the full diversity of British poetry since the Second World War, a period of significant achievement in which varied styles and approaches have flourished. As a comprehensive critical, literary-historical and scholarly guide, this Companion offers not only new readings of a wide range of poets but a detailed account of the contexts in which their verse was written and received. Focusing on famous and neglected names alike, from Dylan Thomas to John Agard, leading scholars provide readers with insight into the ongoing importance and profundity of post-war poetry"--
Baker Berry PR601 .C36 2016

Grains of sand : Melvyn Bragg's Cumbrian novels
Shapcott, John
Leek, Staffordshire : Churnet Valley Books, c2014
Baker Berry PR6052.R263 Z87 2014

The Chimes
Smaill, Anna, 1979-
London : Sceptre, 2015
"A boy stands on the roadside on his way to London, alone in the rain. No memories, beyond what he can hold in his hands at any given moment. No directions, as written words have long since been forbidden. No parents - just a melody that tugs at him, a thread to follow. A song that says if he can just get to the capital, he may find some answers about what happened to them. The world around Simon sings, each movement a pulse of rhythm, each object weaving its own melody, music ringing in every drop of air. Welcome to the world of The Chimes. Here, life is orchestrated by a vast musical instrument that renders people unable to form new memories. The past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony. But slowly, inexplicably, Simon is beginning to remember. He emerges from sleep each morning with a pricking feeling, and sense there is something he urgently has to do. In the city Simon meets Lucien, who has a gift for hearing, some secrets of his own, and a theory about the danger lurking in Simon's past"--Publisher's website.
Baker Berry PR9639.4.S63 C48 2015

Imagining care : responsibility, dependency, and Canadian literature
DeFalco, Amelia, 1978-
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
"Imagining Care brings literature and philosophy into dialogue by examining caregiving in literature by contemporary Canadian writers alongside ethics of care philosophy. Through close readings of fiction and memoirs by Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Michael Ignatieff, Ian Brown, and David Chariandy, Amelia DeFalco argues that these narratives expose the tangled particularities of relations of care, dependency, and responsibility, as well as issues of marginalisation on the basis of gender, race, and class. DeFalco complicates the myth of Canada as an unwaveringly caring nation that is characterized by equality and compassion. Caregiving is unpredictable: one person's altruism can be another's narcissism; one's compassion, another's condescension or even cruelty. In a country that conceives of itself as a caring society, these texts depict in stark terms the ethical dilemmas that arise from our attempts to respond to the needs of others."--
Baker Berry PR9185.5.D47 D44 2016

Introduction to indigenous literary criticism in Canada
edited by Heather Macfarlane and Armand Garnet Ruffo
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Broadview Press, [2016]
"The texts gathered in this collection, selected after extensive consultation with over 25 academics in the field, trace the development of Indigenous literatures while highlighting major trends and themes. The anthology collects 26 indispensable critical essays, from E. Pauline Johnson to Daniel Heath Justice. Though Canadian critics and writers are emphasized, some key works of Native American literary criticism are also included. The essays explore issues that mark the study of Indigenous literature: appropriation of voice, stereotyping, traditional knowledge, language, land, spirituality, orality, colonialism, post-colonialism, gender, hybridity, authenticity, resistance, and ethical scholarship."--
Baker Berry PR9194.5.I5 I59 2016

The poetry of Erasmus Darwin : enlightened spaces, romantic times
Priestman, Martin, 1949-
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Dr Darwin, the everything -- Enlightened spaces -- Texts and gardens -- Plants -- Machinery -- Matter (1): evolution -- Matter (2): bodies and minds -- Myths -- Aesthetics, sex and history: Darwin and Richard Payne Knight -- Politics -- Romantic times (1): Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth -- Romantic times (1): other poets.
Baker Berry PR3396 .P75 2013

The letter bearer
Allison, Robert (War story writer)
Berkeley : Counterpoint, [2015?]
"The Rider has no memory of who he is, where he is, or how he came to be lying dying in the brutal heat of the North African desert. Rescued by a band of deserters, the Rider begins to piece together his identity, based on shards of recollection and the letters in his mailbag. The Letter Bearer is unlike any other novel of World War Two. In the midst of profound trauma, terrible warfare, and the nameless experience of desertion, this gripping story asks us to consider how men build hope when they have nothing left not even a name. When first published last year in London, Robert Allison's debut novel was met with wide praise and was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize, described by one of its judges as "'An excellent and elegant novel written with patience and authority" Readers of Michael Ondaatje and Paul Bowles will find the landscape familiar, but the no reader will ever forget the haunting and haunted story of this remarkable victim. "--
Baker Berry PR6101.L4575 L48 2015

Knights in arms : prose romance, masculinity, and Eastern Mediterranean trade in early modern England, 1565-1655
Stanivukovic, Goran V
London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Purchasing kingdoms in the Eastern Mediterranean -- The knight on the Silk Road -- The marriage of merchant kingdoms in romances of men -- Desire and knightly masculinity -- Cruising the Eastern Mediterranean : the knight, the friend, the favourite, and homoerotic romance.

"Drawing from medieval chivalric culture, the prose romance was a popular early modern genre featuring stories of courtship, combat, and travel. Flourishing at the same moment as the growing English trade with the Eastern Mediterranean, prose romances adopted both Eastern settings and new conceptions of masculinity--commercial rather than chivalric, erotic rather than militant. Knights in Arms moves beyond the best-known examples of the genre, such as Philip Sidney's Arcadia, to consider the broad range of texts which featured the Eastern Mediterranean in this era. Goran Stanivukovic highlights how eroticism within prose romances, particularly homoerotic desire, facilitated commercial, cross-ethnic, and cross-cultural interactions, shaping European knowledge and conceptions of the Mediterranean and the Ottoman Empire. Through his careful examination of these lesser-known works, Stanivukovic sheds important light on early modern trade, Mediterranean politics, and the changing meaning of masculinity in an age of commercial expansion."--
Baker Berry PR428.M37 S73 2016

Beyond the delivery room
Heeger, Khadija
Cape Town : Modjaji Books, 2013
Baker Berry PR9369.4.H42 B49 2013

Mary Wollstonecraft : a literary life
Franklin, Caroline, 1949-
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004
'A genius will educate itself': Mary Wollstonecraft as autodidact -- 'When the voices of children are heard on the green': Mary Wollstonecraft the author-educator -- 'The first of a new genus": proud to be a female journalist -- 'An Amazon stept out': Wollstonecraft and the revolution debate -- The true perfection of man': Print, public opinion and the idea of progress -- The commercial traveller, the imagination and the material world -- 'We did not marry': the comedy and tragedy of marriage in life and fiction.

"This literary life shows how pioneer feminist Mary Wollstonecraft was nurtured by the intellectual climate of Rational Dissent. Nonconformist circles afforded this autodidact-turned-teacher the opportunity of living solely by the pen and becoming a woman of letters during the revolutionary decade. Though famous for two of the most original political polemics of the Revolutionary Debate, Wollstonecraft was also notable as a novelist, educationalist, children's writer, translator, reviewer, letter-writer, historian and travel-writer. She became one of the most highly regarded female intellectuals in Europe. This story of her professional career takes us from provincial Yorkshire to North London suburban radicalism; from the high life of Dublin to the hacks of Grub Street; from the crowds in Paris during the Terror, to the lonely landscapes of Scandinavia. It follows the highs and lows of Wollstonecraft's Utopian belief that participation in the sphere of print culture was the best way to enlighten and change the world."--Jacket.
Baker Berry PR5841.W8 Z675 2004

Coming up hot : eight new poets from the Caribbean
preface by Kwame Dawes
Leeds, UK : Peekash Press, ©2015
Baker Berry PR9215 .C66 2015

The storms of war
Williams, Kate, 1974-
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2015
In the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. Rudolf and Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter Emmeline, while their eldest son, Arthur, is studying in Paris and Michael is just back from his first term at Cambridge. Celia, the youngest of the de Witt children, is on the brink of adulthood, and secretly dreams of escaping her carefully mapped-out future and exploring the world. But the onslaught of war changes everything and soon the de Witts find themselves sidelined and in danger of losing everything they hold dear. As Celia struggles to make sense of the changing world around her, she lies about her age to join the war effort and finds herself embroiled in a complex plot that puts not only herself but those she loves in danger. With gripping detail and brilliant empathy, Kate Williams tells the story of Celia and her family as they are shunned by a society that previously embraced them, torn apart by sorrow, and buffeted and changed by the storms of war.
Baker Berry PR6123.I55246 S76 2015

Digital humanities and the lost drama of early modern England : ten case studies
Steggle, Matthew
Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing, [2015]
Thomas Nashe and Robert Mills, Terminus & Non Terminus (1586-8) -- Richard the Confessor (1593) -- Cutlack (1594) -- Bellendon (1594) -- Thomas Dekker, Truth's Supplication to Candlelight (1600) -- Thomas Heywood and Wentworth Smith, Albere Galles (1602) -- Henry the Una (c. 1619) -- The Angel King (1624) -- Henry Glapthorne, the Duchess of Fernandina (c. 1630-42) -- The Cardinal's Conspiracy (bef. 1639).
Baker Berry PR658.L6 S74 2015

The neglected Shelley
edited by Alan M. Weinberg and Timothy Webb
Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2015]
Baker Berry PR5438 .N35 2015

Culinary Shakespeare : staging food and drink in early modern England
edited by David B. Goldstein and Amy L. Tigner
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : Duquesne University Press, 2016
"Essays discuss food and drink in Shakespeare's plays, reframing questions about cuisine, eating, and meals in early modern drama and emphasizing the aesthetic, communal, and philosophical aspects of food; many issues in Shakespeare studies are thus considered in terms of the cultural marker of culinary dynamics"--
Baker Berry PR3069.F64 C85 2016

Spilt milk
Matlwa, Kopano
London : Global [distributor], 2010
"A story of two passionate people who share a shameful past and a tenuous present, this remarkable narrative follows headmistress Mohumagadi -- of the elite Sekolo sa Ditlhora school for talented black children -- and Father Bill, a disgraced preacher, as they are brought together again decades after a childhood love affair expelled them from their communities. Much to the dismay of her students, Mohumagadi hires Father Bill as a teacher, resulting in a battle of wills and wits for the hearts and minds of the children living in the shadow of revolution and change"--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry PR9369.4.M387 S64 2010

The Cambridge companion to Wyndham Lewis
edited by Tyrus Miller
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction: Janus-faced Lewis, avant-gardist and satirist / Tyrus Miller -- Lewis and the European avant-gardes / Sascha Bru -- Lewis and the critique of modernism / Andrzej Gąsiorek -- Lewis as visual artist / Richard Humphreys -- Wyndham Lewis's theories of satire and the practice of fiction / Melania Terrazas -- Lewis, satire, and portraiture / Paul Edwards -- Lewis and fascism / Nathan Waddell -- Lewis, anarchism, and socialism / Alan Munton -- Race and antisemitism in Lewis / Lara Trubowitz -- Women, masculinity, and homosexuality in Lewis / Erin G. Carlston -- Lewis's cultural criticism / David Ayers -- Wyndham Lewis between philosophy and God / Erik Bachman -- Lewis and media / Julian Murphet.

"The Cambridge Companion to Wyndham Lewis offers fresh insight into the fascinating and controversial works, both literary and visual, of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957). Accessible to students and scholars alike, this Companion illuminates key areas of Lewis's life and career. Written by a team of leading experts, this book examines Lewis's work in light of contemporary concerns with radical politics, feminism and queer perspectives, and the effects of mass media. Individual essays further illustrate the author's early leadership of the British artistic avant-garde, his varying later phases as a writer and painter, and his radical and changing political views, in addition to his complex views on gender and race, his relation to philosophy and theology, and his idiosyncratic practice of cultural criticism"--
Baker Berry PR6023.E97 Z634 2016

Nothing to see here : stories of the 5th Residency for African Women Writers
edited by Hilda Twongyeirwe
Kampala : FEMRITE Publications Limited, 2015
Baker Berry PR9348 .F47 2013

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