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Literature and Language Studies

Academic and Prescribed Textbooks for Literature and Language Studies from Wits University

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The history of intimacy

The History of Intimacy is die vierde bundel deur bekroonde digter Gabeba Baderoon.
R 184,00 R 230,00

Dune

DUNE is the bestselling science fiction novel of all time, with nearly ten million copies in print. This all-new edition of Dune features wholly reset text and an incredible new cover.
R 182,75 R 215,00

In the House of the Interpreter : A Memoir

While Ngugi enjoys scouting trips, chess tournaments and reading about Biggles at the prestigious Alliance School near Nairobi, things are changing at home. He arrives back for his first visit since starting school to find his house razed to the ground and the entire village moved up the road closer to a guard checkpoint.
R 182,75 R 215,00

Strange pilgrimages

From the award-winning pen of Achmat Dangor comes a subtle and multi-layered collection of short stories that showcases an unusual and illuminating take on ‘the struggle years’, and how the past impacts on us in a variety of ways.
R 195,50 R 230,00

Oxford School Shakespeare: The Tempest

The Tempest is a popular text for study by secondary students the world over. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes.
R 48,41 R 56,95

Down second avenue

Down second avenue is Es'kia Mphahlele's autobiography of his South African childhood and his struggle against discrimination.
R 144,50 R 170,00

Paradise Lost

In "Paradise Lost", Milton produces a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast cosmos and ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting Satan and Adam and Eve at the centre of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man.
R 165,75 R 195,00

Great Expectations

This text is a revised edition of Charles Dickens' classic tale. As Pip eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman, his education and development through adversity are depicted and he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations".
R 110,50 R 130,00

Harmonium

Wallace's best poems, contained within this collection, have been described as the work of "someone sympathetic, magnanimous, brightly and deeply intelligent."
R 250,75 R 295,00

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Both an insight into James Joyce's life and childhood, this novel is about sexual awakening, religious rebellion and the essential search for voice and meaning that every nascent artist must face in order to fully come into themselves.
R 127,50 R 150,00

Selected Poetry

Living in a revolutionary age, Coleridge's poetry was written in a spirit of moral and emotional inquiry into the absolutes of the human condition. This selection calls attention to the range of Coleridge's work, its autobiographical content, and its development throughout his career.
R 199,75 R 235,00

Houseboy

`It is a better guide to French colonial Africa, and to racism, than any non-fiction account, whether by an African or a Frenchman.' The Times Literary Supplement 'very funny and inexpressibly sad' Punch.
R 179,35 R 211,00