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Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet
While Pooh's Way is closely aligned to the ancient principle of Taoist philosophy, Piglet exhibits the very important principle of Taoism of the Te, meaning Virtue of the Small. The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet combines two of Benjamin Hoff's bestselling philosophy books.
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September 1, 1939: A Biography of a Poem
This is a book about a poet, about a poem, about a city, and about a world at a point of change. More than a work of literary criticism or literary biography, it is a record of why and how we create and respond to great poetry.
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Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
As close to an autobiography as Stephen King has yet written and a brilliant guide for the aspiring writer, selected by both Val McDermid and Jeremy Vine as one of their top books.
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Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume I: 1940-1956
Alongside a selection of photographs and Plath's own line-drawings, the editors masterfully contextualise what the pages disclose. This selection of early correspondence marks the key moments of Plath's adolescence, including childhood hobbies and high school boyfriends;
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So Brightly at the Last
A fascinating biography of the poetry of Clive James
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Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy
The gripping story of the legal battle over the work of perhaps the most iconic writer of the twentieth century: a priceless cache of papers, an unprecedented international custody battle, and the unlikely journey of a trove of manuscripts from Prague to Palestine.
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Russian Emigre Short Stories from Bunin to Yanovsky
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Kipling and War: From 'Tommy' to 'My Boy Jack'
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On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography
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Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918
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Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War
In this ground-breaking and fascinating book, Duncan White illuminates a period in history in which literature became one of the most potent of weapons, and its authors often the bravest of warriors: the Cold War.
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Appointment in Arezzo: A friendship with Muriel Spark
This book is an intimate, fond and funny memoir of one of the greatest novelists of the last century. This colourful, personal, anecdotal, indiscreet and admiring memoir charts the course of Muriel Spark's life revealing her as she really was.
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Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II: 1956 - 1963
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was one of the writers that defined the course of twentieth-century poetry. Alongside a selection of photographs and Plath's own drawings, they masterfully contextualise what the pages disclose. This later correspondence witnesses Plath and Hughes becoming major, influential contemporary writers, as it happened.
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Critical Studies: The Great Gatsby
Features a satire on the moral failure of the "Jazz Age". This book explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape.
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Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life
Motion - affectionate but undeceived about the man's frailties, a diligent researcher and a deft reader of poetry - has written an equally exemplary 'Life' of him.' Peter Conrad, Observer'Honest but not prurient, critical but also compassionate, Motion's book could not be bettered.' Alan Bennett, London Review of Books
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Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife, 1965-2005
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Poems
A leader of the twentieth-century Irish nationalist movement, who eventually became one of the Free States's senators, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is also the greatest poet that nation has yet produced.
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My Judy Garland Life
An irresistible mixture of memoir, biography, cultural analysis, experiment and hero-worship about one person's enduring obsession. Anniversary Edition with new preface published to coincide with the new film, Judy, starring Rene Zellweger.
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On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
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Penguin Book of the Prose Poem: From Baudelaire to Anne Carson
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Streetcar Named Desire: York Notes Advanced
'York Notes' offer an approach to English literature that aims to fully reflect student needs. They are filled with summaries, commentaries, exam advice, margin and textual features to offer a wider context to the text and encourage a critical analysis.
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Africa's Tarnished Name
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London Lover: My Weekend That Lasted Thirty Years
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Streetcar Named Desire: York Notes for A-level
This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.
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Penguin Book of Oulipo: Queneau, Perec, Calvino and the Adventure of Form
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Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy
The gripping story of the legal battle over the work of perhaps the most iconic writer of the twentieth century: a priceless cache of papers, an unprecedented international custody battle, and the unlikely journey of a trove of manuscripts from Prague to Palestine.
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Our Country's Good: Based on the Novel "The Playmaker" by Thomas Kenneally
Set in Australia in 1789, a young lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country. With only two copies of the text, a cast of convicts, and one leading lady who may be about to be hanged, conditions are hardly ideal.
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Handmaid's Tale: York Notes for A-level
Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.
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Dark Powers of Tolkien
An in-depth and illustrated guide to Tolkien's dark powers.
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Great Gatsby: York Notes for A-level
This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.
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Power of Comics: History, Form, and Culture
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CliffsNotes on Orwell's Animal Farm
At once an allegory for both utopia and totalitarianism, George Orwell's Animal Farm expresses a dismal view of humans and their attempts to create a just society without compassion, history, and nonviolence. CliffsNotes on Animal Farm opens the door to help you appreciate Orwell's unforgettable morality tale.
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Poems of the Great War: 1914-1918
Offers an introduction to the First World War Poetry. This title features the sequence of poems that is drawn from a number of sources, mixing both well-known and less familiar poetry.
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Gatsby Affair: Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal that Shaped an American Classic
The Gatsby Affair explores Zelda Fitzgerald's affair with the French aviator, Edouard Jozan, who served as the prototype for F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous creation, Jay Gatsby. This book draws on the Jozan family papers, photographs and archival materials and takes a bold new look at the creation of The Great Gatsby.
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Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984
In The Ministry of Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous world.
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Edward Said: His Thought as a Novel
An intimate account of Said's thought
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Wide Sargasso Sea
Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her.
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Moveable Feast
Looking back not only at his own much younger self, but also at the other writers who shared Paris with him - James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald - he recalls the time when, poor, happy and writing in cafes, he discovered his vocation.
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Man Who Wasn't There: A Life of Ernest Hemingway
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Letters from Tove
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Roald Dahl's Cookbook
A mixture of anecdotes covering Roald Dahl's family, his childhood, and his happiness at home, and many of the recipes included have acquired a particular significance over the years. The book includes recipes for all occasions, and contributions from Peter Ustinov, John Le Carre and others.
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Daily Sherlock Holmes: A Year of Quotes from the Case-Book of the World's Greatest Detective
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AS/A-level English Literature Workbook: The Handmaid's Tale
Check, reinforce and improve critical skills and textual understanding to give students the best chance of success in their AS/A-level English Literature exams.
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Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath is one of the defining voices in twentieth-century poetry. The poems are taken from Sylvia Plath's four collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and include many of her most celebrated works, such as 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Wuthering Heights'.
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Remains of the Day: York Notes Advanced
Key Features: * Study methods * Introduction to the text * Summaries with critical notes * Themes and techniques * Textual analysis of key passages * Author biography * Historical and literary background * Modern and historical critical approaches * Chronology * Glossary of literary terms
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Selected Poems: with parallel Spanish text
Lorca's poetry is steeped in the land and folklore of his native Andalusia, and he evokes a world of intense feelings. This selection balances his early poems with better-known later work to give a clear vision of his poetic development, in excellent translations and with an astute Introduction.
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Modern Languages Study Guides: La casa de Bernarda Alba: Literature Study Guide for AS/A-level Spanish
Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology.
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Tale Of Love And Darkness
OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDELove and darkness are just two of the powerful forces that run through Amos Oz's extraordinary, moving story.
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David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet
The first full biography of a neglected genius and one of the great Modernists, lavishly illustrated in colour throughout'I would like to have done anything as good as David Jones has done' Dylan ThomasAs a poet, visual artist and essayist, David Jones is one of the great Modernists.