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  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

    By Peter Boxall

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789313706
    • Publisher: Rizzoli
    • Published: March 2006
    The imaginative culture of the literary world will not suffer from this very useful syllabus for a lifetime program of 'the pleasures of the text'. Criteria for inclusion? 'There are trends in reading as there are in everything, but there are certain novels that stand outside the currents of ordinary change and represent something close to enduring human value.' Presented in chapters: Pre-1700; 1700s; 1800s; 1900s; 2000s. A consummate A-Z listing of novelists, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig. With illustrations and biographic authors' photos. 960p.
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition

    By Peter Boxall

    Our Price: $18.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789320391
    • Publisher: Universe
    • Published: March 2010
  • Samuel Beckett - Waiting for Godot/Endgame

    By Peter Boxall

    Our Price: $28.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781840460827
    • Publisher: Palgrave
    • Published: August 2003
    Since the first performances of Waiting for Godot in the early 1950s, Samuel Beckett has become one of the most prominent authors of the twentieth century, widely regarded as the last of the great modernists. Waiting for Godot and Endgame are two of his most famous plays, and are taken by many to be defining dramatic representations of life in post-war Europe. In this Readers' Guide, Peter Boxall traces critical responses to Waiting for Godot and Endgame from the 1950s to the present day. The guide presents the major debates that surround these works as they develop, from Martin Esslin's early appropriation of the plays as examples of the Theatre of the Absurd, to recent poststructuralist and postcolonial readings by critics such as Steven Connor, Mary Bryden and Declan Kiberd. Throughout, Peter Boxall clarifies and contextualises critical responses to the plays, and considers the difficult relationship between Beckett and his critics. The ongoing attempt to interpret these enigmatic works not only sheds light on the plays themselves, but also helps us to understand the promise and the limits of our own critical discourses. The Guide explores this mutually enlightening relationship as it has evolved over the last five decades.
  • Since Beckett

    By Peter Boxall

    Our Price: $42.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441178138
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: January 2012
    Samuel Beckett is widely regarded as 'the last modernist', the writer in whose work the aesthetic principles which drove the modernist project dwindled and were finally exhausted. And yet despite this, it is striking that many of the most important contemporary writers, across the world, see their work as emerging from a Beckettian legacy. So whilst Beckett belongs, in one sense, to the end of the modernist period, in another sense he is the well spring from which the contemporary, in a wide array of guises, can be seen to emerge. Since Beckett looks at a number of writers, in different national and political contexts, tracing the way in which Beckett's writing inhabits the contemporary, while at the same time reading back through Beckett to the modernist and proto-modernist forms he inherited. In reading Beckett against the contemporary in this way, Peter Boxall offers both a compelling re-reading of Beckett, and a powerful new analysis of contemporary culture.
  • Since Beckett

    By Peter Boxall

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780826491671
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: July 2009
    Samuel Beckett is widely regarded as 'the last modernist', the writer in whose work the aesthetic principles which drove the modernist project dwindled and were finally exhausted. And yet despite this, it is striking that many of the most important contemporary writers, across the world, see their work as emerging from a Beckettian legacy. So whilst Beckett belongs, in one sense, to the end of the modernist period, in another sense he is the well spring from which the contemporary, in a wide array of guises, can be seen to emerge. Since Beckett looks at a number of writers, in different national and political contexts, tracing the way in which Beckett's writing inhabits the contemporary, while at the same time reading back through Beckett to the modernist and proto-modernist forms he inherited. In reading Beckett against the contemporary in this way, Peter Boxall offers both a compelling re-reading of Beckett, and a powerful new analysis of contemporary culture.
  • Twenty-First-Century Fiction: A Critical Introduction

    By Peter Boxall

    Our Price: $31.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521187299
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: June 2013
    "The widespread use of electronic communication at the dawn of the twenty-first century has created a global context for our interactions, transforming the ways we relate to the world and to one another. This critical introduction reads the fiction of the past decade as a response to our contemporary predicament - one that draws on new cultural and technological developments to challenge established notions of democracy, humanity, and national and global sovereignty. Peter Boxall traces formal and thematic similarities in the novels of contemporary writers including Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, J. M. Coetzee, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, W. G. Sebald and Philip Roth, as well as David Mitchell, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dave Eggers, Ali Smith, Amy Waldman and Roberto Bolaño. In doing so, Boxall maps new territory for scholars, students and interested readers of today's literature by exploring how these authors narrate shared cultural life in the new century"--
  • What Workers Say: Employee Voice in the Anglo-American Workplace

    By Peter Boxall

    Our Price: $25.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801472817
    • Publisher: ILR Press
    • Published: July 2007
  • What Workers Say: Employee Voice in the Anglo-American Workplace

    By Peter Boxall

    Our Price: $71.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801444456
    • Publisher: ILR Press
    • Published: July 2007

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