Language and Literature

Picture of I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches.

I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches.

Addis, Ferdie.

These speeches were made by 'priests, poets, peasants, slaves, soldiers, dictators, prime ...

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The Word Weavers: Newshounds and Wordsmiths.

Aitchison, Jean.

Traces the development of journalism from its origins to the present day. She shows how ne...

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Picture of Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).

Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).

Apollonius of Rhodes.

Tells the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with Med...

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Birds and Other Plays.

Aristophanes.

The plays comprise Lysistrata, Assembly-Women

and Wealth

. His plays are exuber...

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Picture of Promiscuous: 'Portnoy's Complaint' and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

Promiscuous: 'Portnoy's Complaint' and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

Avishai, Bernard.

A perceptive and exuberant assesment of Philip Roth's notorious novel (yes we remember rea...

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Picture of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

Battistella, Edwin L.

What makes a successful apology? This analyses public apologies of presidents, politicians...

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Threefer: 'ein threefer pour vous?'.

Bolton, Ken.

A collection of poems by Ken Bolton, (a gay, light-hearted bastard), described as 'beautif...

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Picture of Towns in the Great Desert: New and Selected Poems.

Towns in the Great Desert: New and Selected Poems.

Boyle, Peter.

A significant addition to the corpus of a major Australian poet, these poems make a signif...

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Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Bradbury, Ray.

It is an exciting rite-of-passage story by one of the world’s most famous authors of fanta...

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Picture of The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 2, 1941-1956: Volume 2.

The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 2, 1941-1956: Volume 2.

Craig, George et al (eds.).

This second volume opens with the war years, when it was often impossible or too dangerous...

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Picture of Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy.

Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy.

Edmondson, Paul and Wells, Stanley W.

Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? Sceptics have proposed many candidates as the author o...

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Picture of Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew.

Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew.

Egremont, Max.

Tells the stories of eleven soldiers and unites their poetry and the history of the war. T...

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Man of Letters: Dog Rock 3.

Foster, David.

The third and final volume in the Dog Rock trilogy, completing David Foster's comic vision...

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Sunset on Santorini.

Foster, David.

A poetic account of a trip by the poet to the island of Santorini. Also known as Thera, th...

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Picture of Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox and the Creation of a Myth.

Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox and the Creation of a Myth.

Frank, Katherine.

Tells the story of Robert Knox, the man who was Crusoe and of Daniel Defoe, the man who wr...

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Capital.

Gould, Alan.

Here, both in the poems and the comic opera libretto, Gould shows once more the confidence...

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Picture of Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer.

Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer.

Green, Jonathon.

He is the world's foremost lexicographer of slang. For 30 years he has collected the langu...

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Brighton Rock.

Greene, Graham.

Originally published in 1938, when it caused widespread controversy, it tells the story of...

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Picture of The Cambridge Companion to Narrative.

The Cambridge Companion to Narrative.

Herman, David.

The many contributors provide an accessible introduction to key ideas about narrative, and...

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Picture of The Mammoth Book of The Adventures of Moriarty.

The Mammoth Book of The Adventures of Moriarty.

Jakubowski, Maxim (ed.).

Professor James Moriarty ‘s existence is inextricably linked with that of the immortal fic...

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The Swarm.

Kissane, Andy.

In eleven stories, bound together by recurring characters, Kissane creates a fictional wor...

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Picture of Harbour City Poems: Sydney in Verse 1788-2008.

Harbour City Poems: Sydney in Verse 1788-2008.

Langford, Martin (ed).

A wonderful collection of Sydney-specific poems, from Botany Bay

(Anon) to Thanks...

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Drawing Conclusions.

Leon, Donna.

Commissario Brunetti of the Venice police is called in when an old lady is found dead in h...

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A Tranquil Star.

Levi, Primo.

We know Levi’s writing from his outstandingly beautiful and moving works on the Holocaust....

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