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      A History of Indian Literature in English.

      These 24 chapters are written by some of India's foremost scholars and critics, and each chapter is devoted to a single author, such as Raja Rammohan Ray, Rudyard Kipling, Rabindranath Tagore, R.K. Narayan, V.S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie. Publisher...

      Was: $135.00
      Now: $19.95
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      A Ripple from the Storm.

      Martha Quest experiences personal and political adventures in race-torn South Africa, the horrors of World War II, a grotesque second marriage and a venture into Communism. This is the third novel in Lessing's Children of Violence novels, and it is a...

      Was: $29.95
      Now: $7.95
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      An Alphabet of Aunts.

      Publisher Description Aunts have not had their due recognition - until now. But here, in the simple tasks and pleasures of her ordinary life, the aunt is portrayed with wonder and affection. Starting with the Ambulant, walking her dogs past G.F.Watts...

      Was: $44.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Babble.

      Saatchi founded the global advertising agency, Saatchi and Saatchi. He is possibly the most important art collector of our time. He famously refuses to be interviewed. His essays give insight into his controversial views on a wide range of topics - such...

      Was: $39.95
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    • Books, Children and Men.

      Translated from the French, Hazard (a member of the French Academy) has written a beautiful book that 'Écannot be outdated: it shines forth like a beaconÉhe writes with the rich knowledge of a scholar'. He also writes with 'humour, charm, freshness and a...

      Now: $7.95
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      British Theatre in the Great War: A Revaluation.

      It reveals a period of unsurpassed prosperity in which the stage's substantial contribution to the war effort is important. It also saw the growth of revue, the last great epoch of music-hall, the rise of The Old Vic, and the unprecedented popularity of...

      Was: $120.00
      Now: $14.95
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      Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts.

      Argues that in recent years literary studies have embarked upon a wayward course and shows how politics and theory have grown increasingly dominant - threatening to eliminate the very category of literature. By looking to the past for guidance he offers...

      Was: $45.00
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      Cat People.

      The couple celebrate the 'beguiling power of our furry masters' with wit, self-effacing charm and exuberant love of a good cat story. As well as many unforgettable felines there is an hilarious assortment of people whose worlds revolve (to a greater...

      Was: $19.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Closet Reading: 500 Years of Humour on the Loo.

      The ultimate addition to any loo shelf it provides us with an entertaining and informative history of our secret guilty pleasure - chuckling on the loo. Years of pointless research allow us to 'thrill to the exploits of farting jesters... learn pulling...

      Was: $34.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology.

      Publisher Description The editors of this anthology have set out to chronicle the global quest for identity, making a strong case for the personal and political importance of sharing our stories as they consider whether coming of age is a Western - or...

      Was: $32.95
      Now: $12.95
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      Creators: From Chaucer and Durer to Picasso and Disney.

      Publisher Description Twenty years ago Paul Johnson published Intellectuals, biographical essays forming what Kingsley Amis described as "a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind." It was a bestseller in many of the score...

      Was: $51.95
      Now: $19.95
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      Crusoe's Secret: The Aesthetics of Dissent.

      A collection of essays on major authors and texts over the last five hundred years that examines language and politics. Paulin casts new light on writers who's work was touched by non conformity. He maintains that Robinson Crusoe is an epic account of...

      Was: $29.95
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      Don't Get Too Comfortable.

      This is social satire at its best as Rakoff takes us on a grand tour of American excess, revealing the extremes to which a devotion to consumer culture can lead. Very funny. Publisher Description David Rakoff's collection of autobiographical essays,...

      Was: $24.95
      Now: $9.95
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      Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism.

      He writes on a number of topics including literary biography, tributes, monuments, art, fiction, and more. 'Assembled here are pieces on the Bible, the Mabinogian, Shakespeare, Henry James, Hemingway, Albrecht DŸrer, a baseball star, sex in literature,...

      Was: $90.00
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