Language and Literature

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Capital.

Gould, Alan.

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

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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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The Cambridge Companion to Narrative.

Herman, David.

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

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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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The Swarm.

Kissane, Andy.

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

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The Keeper of Fish.

Salom, Philip.

Alan Fish was writing poetry before his life went dark. His work is seriously beautiful, o...

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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 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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Keepers.

Salom, Philip.

Keepers is highly entertaining and serious; there are brilliant flashes and reflections, i...

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The Well Mouth.

Salom, Philip.

This confirms Salom's reputation as one of Australia's leading poets of imagination and na...

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Survivor's Songs from Maldon to the Somme.

Stallworthy, Jon.

The voices of men and women are always more piercing and more poignant in times of conflic...

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First Names.

West Simon.

A debut poetry collection which has drawn critical attention from Chris Wallace-Crabbe who...

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The Yellow Gum's Conversion.

West, Simon.

These new poems from Simon West centre, for the most part, on landscape: the actual, the f...

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Sea of Heartbeak.

Wicks, Les.

A wild ride across language, personalities and propositions that is ultimately about hope,...

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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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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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Leaves of Glass.

Prater, David.

This collection of poems is based on correspondence between Walt Whitman (1819-1892) and B...

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