Literature & literary studies

The Fine Art of Reading

David Cecil

Format: Hard Cover

NZD $22.99

Proper reading is an art in itself and in this fine essay David Cecil shows himself to be the consummate artist and instructor.

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Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage

Claude J. Summers

NZD $79.99

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Eye of the Prophet

Kahlil Gibran, translated by Margaret Crosland

Format: Paperback

NZD $24.99

The Eye of the Prophet is a treasury of wisdom, of lyrical joy, of comfort and hope. Above all, it makes the perfect companion to The Prophet.

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Banjo Paterson

Selected and introduced by Richard Hall

Format: Paperback

NZD $27.99

Banjo Paterson's ballads are as fresh and alive today as they were one hundred years ago. This new and lively selection of poetry and prose brings together all the old classics along with the not-so-well-known and the off-beat, and allows the modern reader to gain a new appreciation of some of Australia's favourite literature.

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National Fictions

Graeme Turner

Format: Paperback

NZD $32.99

National Fictions is a study of Australian literature and film. It is also a study of Australian culture, viewing the novels and films as products of a specific culture; as narratives with similar structures, functions, forms and meanings. It covers a range of texts, offering both close analysis and an account of their place within the system of meanings dominant in Australian culture.

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Beckett/Beckett

Vivian Mercier

Format: Hard Cover

NZD $39.99

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A Question of Commitment

Susan McKernan

Format: Paperback

NZD $39.99

A Question of Commitment examines the attitudes of writers as diverse as James McAuley, Frank Hardy, Judith Wright, Patrick White and A. D. Hope as they responded to changes in postwar Australian society. Susan McKernan's lively exploration contextualises and explains the creative choices these writers made, and introduces wider intellectual and cultural issues which remain relevant today.

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