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Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism
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A Century of South African Theatre

"Theatre is not part of our vocabulary": Sipho Sepamla's provocation in 1981, the year of famous anti-apartheid play Woza Albert!, prompts the response, yes indeed, it is. A Century of South African Theatre demonstrates the impact of theatre and other performances-pageants, concerts, sketches, workshops, and performance art-over the last hundred years. Its coverage includes African responses to pro-British pageants celebrating white Union in 1910, such as the Emancipation Centenary of the aboli
R 599,25 R 705,00

A Survey of South African Crime Fiction : Critical Analysis and Publishing History

Crime fiction continues to be a burgeoning literary category in post-apartheid South Africa, with more new authors, titles and themes emerging every year. This book is the first comprehensive survey of South African crime fiction. It provides an overview of this phenomenally successful literary category, and places it within its wider social and historical context.
R 310,25 R 365,00

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War

The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions---now in paperback.
R 305,99 R 359,99

A Streetcar Named Desire: York Notes for A-Level

This updated edition is ideal to support students when studying and revising for the new A level English Literature exams.
R 165,75 R 195,00

A history of South African literature

Literary history is a problematic and shifting discourse, especially in the multilingual, post-colonial South African situation.
R 518,50 R 610,00

"Coriolanus"

This Roman play is one of Shakespeare's last tragedies, best known for its political and military themes.The Introduction and commentary notes open up the language, themes and ideas in this complex yet richly rewarding play for the student and teacher.
R 148,75 R 175,00

"The Winter's Tale"

One of Shakespeare's late plays, The Winter's Tale falls into two distinct parts: the first part tragedy and the second, comedy. John Pitcher's lively introduction and commentary explores the extraordinary merging of theatrical forms in the play and its success in performance.
R 140,25 R 165,00

A Streetcar Named Desire

Fading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley.
R 204,00 R 240,00

A New Generation of African Writers : Migration, Material Culture & Language

It is timely for the author to examine some of the extraordinary work which has recently appeared from authors who have grown up or passed their early adult years out of Africa. The Orange Prize for Fiction was awarded in London 2007 to Chimamanda Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun.
R 114,75 R 135,00

A Dictionary of Shakespeare

Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on the bard's works, this dictionary offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare in his own time and on his impact and influence on later ages. Essential reference for anyone with an interest in Shakespeare.
R 293,21 R 344,95

A Life Of Walter Scott : The Laird of Abbotsford

Wilson's subtle, entertaining and frequently provocative critical biography looks back through the indifference which has surrounded Walter Scott in recent times, and the distortions of his Victorian idolaters, to recapture the freshness of Scott as he appeared to his contemporaries.
R 344,25

"King Richard II"

This annotated edition of "King Richard II" takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, showing how it relates to the other plays in the sequence.
R 165,75 R 195,00