Literature & literary studies

Granta 74: Confessions of a Middle-aged Ecstasy Eater

Ian Jack (ed)

Format: Paperback

AUD $24.95

A celebrated writer makes an anonymous confession and defends a habit: his son supplies him with Ecstasy. Other contributors include Nicholas Shakespeare on the evil of his ancestors, David Feuer on trying to be a shrink in a community of the Hasidim, and new fiction from A.M. Holmes and Judith Hermann.

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Lost Classics

Edited by Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding a

AUD $35.00

The perfect literary gift book: contributors include Margaret Atwood, Colm To b n, David Malouf and many more

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Friendly Fire & Eclipse

Peter Gill, Simon Armitage and Simon Armitage and Sue Roberts

Format: Paperback

AUD $16.95

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The Fine Art of Reading

David Cecil

Format: Hard Cover

AUD $19.99

Proper reading is an art in itself and in this fine essay David Cecil shows himself to be the consummate artist and instructor.

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Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage

Claude J. Summers

AUD $53.95

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Eye of the Prophet

Kahlil Gibran, translated by Margaret Crosland

Format: Paperback

AUD $22.99

The Eye of the Prophet is a treasury of wisdom, of lyrical joy, of comfort and hope. Above all, it makes the perfect companion to The Prophet.

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Banjo Paterson

Selected and introduced by Richard Hall

Format: Paperback

AUD $24.99

Banjo Paterson's ballads are as fresh and alive today as they were one hundred years ago. This new and lively selection of poetry and prose brings together all the old classics along with the not-so-well-known and the off-beat, and allows the modern reader to gain a new appreciation of some of Australia's favourite literature.

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National Fictions

Graeme Turner

Format: Paperback

AUD $27.99

National Fictions is a study of Australian literature and film. It is also a study of Australian culture, viewing the novels and films as products of a specific culture; as narratives with similar structures, functions, forms and meanings. It covers a range of texts, offering both close analysis and an account of their place within the system of meanings dominant in Australian culture.

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Beckett/Beckett

Vivian Mercier

Format: Hard Cover

AUD $35.99

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