Browsing posts tagged: Literary Collections
A Handwritten Modern Classic

In the tradition of Gertrude Stein, Finola Moorhead set about writing A Handwritten Modern Classic in 1977. The result is musings and criticisms on protestors clashing with police over freeways, political change, conservatism, Malcolm Fraser, what love can do for you, and whether the old hate the young. With discussions on the politics of suicide […]

The Best Loved Game

‚It is now thirty-five years since Geoffrey Moorhouse wrote his cricket classic The Best Loved Game, which also seems unimaginable, but only because it feels like last week. Even so, in that time the game has changed, in many respects beyond recognition, which makes the book more valuable than ever – as an elegy for […]

Building and Managing E-Book Collections

Beginning with a short history of e-books and a review of the e-book publishing industry and its effect on the library’s selection and budget process, this how-to provides a thorough treatment of collection development issues, including the selection process and development policies, the use of approval plans, patron-driven acquisition, and practical solutions for creating your […]

Rodney Hartman – The Show Must Go On

Rodney Hartman was all things to sports journalism: informed and knowledgeable writer, editor, teacher, biographer, mentor, sounding board and confidant. When the news came on the morning of the 19th of May 2010 that he had lost his long battle with cancer, tributes began to pour in from all who had known and respected him. […]

The Lammas Hireling

Ian Duhig has long inspired a fervent and devoted following. With The Lammas Hireling – the title poem having already won both the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Poem – Duhig has produced his most accessible and exciting volume to date, and looks set to reach a whole new audience. A […]

Positions and Interpretations

The structural and semantic properties of adverbials represent a still poorly understood area of sentential syntax and semantics in Germanic languages. The volume gives a detailed overview of the system of adverbial adjectives in German, linking the different types of adverbial usages to different syntactic positions and providing formal derivations for the different usages. The […]

The World’s Wife

With an introduction by Jeanette WintersonThis unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk.The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t’adore.Behind every famous man is a great woman – and from the quick-tongued […]

Conjure

Conjure is Michael Donaghy’s third collection, and his most accomplished to date, displaying the same trademark elegance, sleight of hand and philosophical wit that have established his reputation as a ‘poet’s poet’. But while these poems time their feints and punches as well as ever, often the poet’s guard is deliberately kept down: Conjure’s elegies […]

Coming to Terms

When William Safire delineates the difference between misinformation and disinformation or “distances himself” from clichés, people sit up and take notice. Which is not to say that Safire’s readers always take the punning pundit at his word: they don’t, and he’s got the letters to prove it.  Among the entries in Coming to Terms, this […]

Language Myths

A unique collection of original essays by 21 of the world’s leading linguists. The topics discussed focus on some of the most popular myths about language: The Media Are Ruining English; Children Can’t Speak or Write Properly Anymore; America is Ruining the English Language. The tone is lively and entertaining throughout and there are cartoons […]