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The Iliad (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593082320
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The epic song of Ilion (an old name for Troy), The Iliad recreates a few dramatic weeks near the end of the fabled Trojan War, ending with the funeral of Hector, defender of the doomed city. Through its majestic verses stride the fabled heroes Priam, Hector, Paris, and Aeneas for Troy; Achilles, Ajax, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Patroclus, and Odysseus for the Greeks; and the beautiful Helen, over whom the longstanding war has been waged. Never far from the center of the story are the quarreling gods: Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.
The Iliad is the oldest Greek poem and perhaps the best-known epic in Western literature, and has inspired countless works of art throughout its long history. An assemblage of stories and legends shaped into a compelling single narrative, The...


In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce
G. A. Henty
048642362X
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
At the end of the 13th century, the oppressed people of Scotland rebelled under the leadership of William Wallace and Robert Bruce. Time has burnished the feats of these great heroes to mythic proportions, but Wallace and Bruce were real people. This gripping tale of courage, loyalty, and ingenuity recounts their deeds within an accurate historical context. Readers join their company alongside a fictional protagonist, young Archie Forbes, whose estates have been wrongfully confiscated. Archie forms a group of scouts for the Scottish army to fight alongside the legendary chieftains (who were memorably portrayed in the film Braveheart) for their country's independence.


Three Indian Poets
Bruce King
0195676319
Feb 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is an introduction to the poetry of Nissim Ezekiel, Dom Moraes, and A. K. Ramanujan, three of the best-known and most significant of Indian poets writing in English. Often considered the founders of modern poetry in English they became the first post-colonial poets commanding
international attention. All three poets have passed away since the first edition (1991) and this volume tries to assess their poetic legacy.

All of them had their distinct styles of expression. Ezekiel aimed at preciseness of image, conciseness and exactness of language, feeling, and poetic form. A large proportion of the significant history of modern Indian poetry in English was made by or has some connection with him. He greatly
expanded the cultural space for modern poetry and for the modern arts. Ramanujan was very...


The Romanian: Story of an Obsession
Bruce Benderson
1585424781
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Benderson was wandering Budapest researching sex clubs for Nerve. com when he fell in love. Romulus, a Romanian street hustler, was a sleekly attractive, uneducated (though clever) 24-year old (significantly younger than Benderson), into soccer, TV and swapping dirty stories with his buddies. Living in a largely homophobic culture, Romulus didn't consider himself anything but heterosexual, even as he spent months having sex with Benderson. As Benderson (author of two novels, including User, as well as some nonfiction) slid into an obsession with Romulus, he started reading about Romanians whose lives and loves seemed curiously tangential: the artist Brancusi; the novelist Istrati; the lascivious King Carol II and his Jewish lover, Lupescu. Sometimes, Benderson and Romulus drove around the...


The Internationalization of English Literature
Bruce King
019818428X
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more.

Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English
Literature, but all serious readers.

In the future will there be a literary history of England, or will it be an English-language literary history? This important volume in the new Oxford English Literary History covers colonial, postcolonial, and immigrant writers since 1948. After the wave of decolonization following World War II and
the growth...


Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia
W. Bruce Lincoln
0465083242
July 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Published posthumously, this history is based on the old adage that St. Petersburg is Russia's "window to the West," that it represents a "psychological force, an intellectual vision, and a way of life against which everything else in Russia has been measured." Lincoln (Conquest of a Continent, one of PW's Best Books for 1994), a top Russian scholar and professor at Northern Illinois University for 31 years, offers a highly accessible and gripping account. ("Dancing was her favorite pastime, and fashion one of her chief concerns," Lincoln writes of Catherine the Great. "Pages at her court strutted in bottle-green uniforms trimmed with gold lace and faced in red as they served guests in the European fashion.") Lincoln focuses on major events like the city's construction, the October Revolution and the Great...


Robert the Bruce: King of Scots
Ronald McNair Scott
0786703296
January 1996
Paperback
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Derek Walcott & West Indian Drama
Bruce King
0198184646
Nov 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Nobel laureate poet and dramatist Walcott founded the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. Walcott's plays, including Ti-Jean and His Brothers, Dream on Monkey Mountain, The Charlatan, and Haytian Earth, are widely acclaimed and have been produced throughout the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. This book recounts the story of how Walcott was able to create this world-class theater company and inspire it with his creativity and energy, also offering a discussion of the ongoing support the company receives from the Rockefeller Foundation. A detailed and scholarly work, this title fills a gap in theater history and is most likely to be read by serious students and historians. Recommended for large academic collections.Howard E. Miller, Alliance Blue Cross & Blue Shield Lib., St. LouisCopyright 1995 Reed Business...


Goodbye: In Search of Gordon Jenkins
Bruce Jenkins
1583941266
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Frank Sinatra once told me that he and my father were the two saddest men," writes Jenkins in his biography of his father, Gordon "Gor" Jenkins. As a top-notch composer, arranger, conductor and performer, "Gor" worked with many of the great singers of the 1940s through the 1960s, and is probably best known for the suites Seven Dreams and Manhattan Tower, as well as Frank Sinatra's hit, "It Was a Very Good Year," which earned Gor a Grammy in 1965. The book reads like a Who's Who of the period, with vignettes spotlighting Gor's work with Nat Cole, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee and many others. Perhaps most surprising is the author's account of his father's obsession with The Weavers, and Jenkins's interview with Pete Seeger provides first-hand information on the folk group's 1950 recording sessions, Decca...


New National Post-Colonial Literatures - An Introduction
Bruce King
0198184840
Sept 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The range of literature written in English but produced outside Britain and America has expanded considerably in recent years. This book provides a comparative and up-to-date survey of colonial, new national and post-colonial literatures, and related criticism. At the same time, the essays
address the problem of establishing such politicized categories of literature; they recognize that, in a time of massive migration, rapid international communication, and increased demands by minorities, national cultures and national identities are less stable than ever before. Intended as an
introduction for those new to the subject, the collection contributes to the ongoing discussion about the new literatures, and should also interest the specialist.


Derek Walcott
Bruce King
019871131X
Dec 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first full-scale literary biography of Nobel Prize-winning poet and dramatist Derek Walcott. It traces the creative contradictions in his life from colonial St. Lucia, where he was part of a tiny English-speaking Protestant mulatto elite in an overwhelmingly French-Creole Roman
Catholic black society, to 1999 when, a star of international literature and a symbol of cultural decolonization, he wanted to be Poet Laureate of England. The author had had access to letters, diaries, uncollected and unpublished writings, and conducted numerous interviews in the Caribbean, North
America, and Europe. Walcott is seen as someone driven by the need to justify his life and fulfill his talents before an unknowable God, but who, in mastering the ways of the world often regards himself as an example of fallen...


Wing Chun Kung Fu: Traditional Chinese King Fu for Self-Defense and Health
Yip Chun
0312187769
August 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Straightforward and efficient, Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most popular forms of Kung Fu because it emphasizes techniqu over strength. By using the skills of Wing Chun Kung Fu, a smaller and weaker person can easily overcome a larger strong opponent. With its focus on technique rather than force, it is suitable for both men and women, young and old, and for those of all levels of physical fitness.
Grandmaster Ip Chun is regarded as the world's leading authority on Wing Chun. Bruce Lee--Wing Chun's most famous student--was taught by Ip Chun's father, Grandmaster Ip Man. Michael Ise is also a highly respected Qigong and martial arts master. Together they demonstrate that first form of Wing Chun (Siu Lim Tao) and show how it can be used for self-denence. They also outline the history and the...


The Bruce Trilogy: The Steps to the Empty Throne: The Path of the Hero King: The Price of the King's Peace
Nigel Tranter
0340371862
February 1989
Paperback
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The Internationalization of English Literature
Bruce King
0199288364
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more.

Each of these groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English
Literature, but all serious readers.

In the future will there be a literary history of England, or will it be an English-language literary history? This important volume in the new Oxford English Literary History covers colonial, postcolonial, and immigrant writers since 1948. After the wave of decolonization following World War II
and the...


Human Sexuality Today
Bruce M. King
0131891642
May 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This appealing, readable and humanistic guide to human sexuality achieves a sound balance between facts and understanding, giving readers the information they need to make responsible decisions and helping them feel comfortable about themselves while learning about their sexuality. A wide range of chapter topics discuss hormones and sexuality, similarities and differences in our sexual responses, sexually transmitted and sexually related diseases, birth control, pregnancy and childbirth, communicating about sex, gender identity and gender roles, sexual orientation, love and relationships, sexual problems and therapy, sexual victimization, and sex and the law. For individuals seeking to learn more about human sexuality and its most current issues.

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The Great Scot
Duncan A. Bruce
0312323980
July 2006
Paperback
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From Booklist
Bruce, a banker by day, has created a little cottage industry of sorts with several nonfiction books of Scottish history, such as The Mark of the Scots (1996) and The Scottish 100 (2000). Turning to fiction, he tells the story of Robert the Bruce, Scotland's greatest king, from his unexpected victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, when the vastly outnumbered Scots routed the English forces, to the peaceful end of a long and eventful life. The narrator Bruce chooses is David Crawford, soldier and confidant of King Robert, and the form, the retired Crawford's memoir written from the vantage of his sixtieth year and on his estate in the Scottish Highlands. Although not great literature by any means, the novel is still a fun read that brings to life characters and events we really only know about through...


William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Retold by Bruce Coville
0142501689
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
One night two young couples run into an enchanted forest in an attempt to escape their problems. But these four humans do not realize that the forest is filled with fairies and hobgoblins who love making mischief. When Oberon, the Fairy King, and his loyal hobgoblin servant, Puck, intervene in human affairs, the fate of these young couples is magically and hilariously transformed. Like a classic fairy tale, this retelling of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedy is perfect for older readers who will find much to treasure and for younger readers who will love hearing the story read aloud.

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