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Consciousness & the novel
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Lodge, David

Consciousness & the novel : connected essays / David Lodge.

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.

The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other tales of terror
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Stevenson, Robert Louis

The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other tales of terror / Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited by Robert Mighall.

London : Penguin Books, 2002.

Penguin classics

Abstract: Contains 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', The 'The Body Snatcher', and 'Olalla' Stevenson's story is one of the most famous works of horror fiction of all time and the names of Jekyll and Hyde have become synonymous with the idea of the split personality. As an exploration of the human potential for evil and bestiality, the story is very much a product of its time and this new edition reveals the scientific and literary context of Stevenson's work. 'The Body Snatcher' is charts the murky underside of Victorian medical practice and 'Olalla' is a tale of vampirism and 'the beast within' with a beautiful woman at its centre.

Resurrection men
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Rankin, Ian.

Resurrection men / Ian Rankin.

London : Orion Books, c2002.

Abstract: Rebus is off the case - quite literally. A few days into a murder inquiry following the brutal death of an Edinburgh art dealer, Rebus blows up at his superior, DCS Gill Templer, and is sent into purdah. Which, in his case, means the Scottish Police College, sited on the edge of a village in central Scotland. Rebus has been sent there for 'retraining'. In other words, it's his Last Chance Saloon. He is not alone. At the college, he is put into a group of similar officers - people who have a problem with the very institution which houses them. They are given an old unsolved case to work on. It will hopefully teach them the merits of teamwork, while allowing professionals the chance to assess this unholy 'wild bunch'. But there are those in the team who have their own secrets - secrets not unconnected to the very case they've been given - and they'll stop at nothing to protect them. As if that wasn't enough, the Scottish Crime Squad have a favour to ask of Rebus. They think they've found someone who can deliver the inside info on the east coast's biggest gangster, 'Big Ger' Cafferty. All they need is a link-man, someone to act as go-between.They've decided on Rebus, whether he likes it or not. Meanwhile, back in Edinburgh, newly-promoted Detective Sergeant Siobhan Clarke must work the case of the murdered art dealer, a case which will take her closer to Cafferty and his world than she could ever have anticipated...

The red and the black
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Stendhal, (1783-1842.)

The red and the black / Stendhal ; translated with an introduction and notes by Roger Gard.

London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2002.

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Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich

Plays / Anton Chekhov ; translated with notes by Peter Carson ; with an introduction by Richard Gilman.

London ; New York : Penguin, 2002.

Penguin classics

Abstract: Five masterful dramatic works from one of the world's best-loved playwrights, Anton Chekhov's "Plays" is translated with notes by Peter Carson, and an introduction by Richard Gilman in "Penguin Classics". At a time when the Russian theatre was dominated by formulaic melodramas and farces, Chekhov created a new sort of drama that laid bare the everyday lives, loves and yearnings of ordinary people. "Ivanov" depicts a man stifled by inactivity and lost idealism, and "The Seagull" contrasts a young man's selfish romanticism with the stoicism of a woman cruelly abandoned by her lover. With 'the scenes from country life' of "Uncle Vanya", his first fully mature play, Chekhov developed his own unique dramatic world, neither tragedy nor comedy. In "Three Sisters" the Prozorov sisters endlessly dream of going to Moscow to escape the monotony of provincial life, while his comedy "The Cherry Orchard" portrays characters futilely clinging to the past as their land is sold from underneath them. Peter Carson's moving translations convey Chekhov's subtle blend of comedy, tragedy and psychological insight. In his introduction, Richard Gilman examines how Chekhov broke with theatrical conventions and discusses each play in detail. Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was born in Taganrog, a port on the sea of Azov. In 1879 he travelled to Moscow, where he entered the medical faculty of the university, graduating in 1884. During his university years, he supported his family by contributing humorous stories and sketches to magazines. He published his first volume of stories, "Motley Tales", in 1886, and a year later his second volume "In the Twilight", for which he received the Pushkin Prize. Today his plays, including "Uncle Vanya", "The Seagull", and "The Cherry Orchard" are recognised as masterpieces the world over. If you enjoyed "Plays", you might like Chekhov's "The Shooting Party", also available in "Penguin Classics".

Blood wedding
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Garcâia Lorca, Federico

Blood wedding / by Federico Garcâia Lorca ; translated by Lillian Groa

New York, NY : Dramatists Play Service, c200

Abstract: New version of Lorca's classic produced at London's Almeida Theatre in May 2005.

Making history count
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Feinstein, C. H.

Making history count : a primer in quantitative methods for historians / Charles H. Feinstein and Mark Thomas.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Abstract: Making History Count introduces the main quantitative methods used in historical research. The emphasis is on intuitive understanding and application of the concepts, rather than formal statistics; no knowledge of mathematics beyond simple arithmetic is required. The techniques are illustrated by applications in social, political, demographic and economic history. Students will learn to read and evaluate the application of the quantitative methods used in many books and articles, and to assess the historical conclusions drawn from them. They will also see how quantitative techniques can open up new aspects of an enquiry, and supplement and strengthen other methods of research. This textbook will encourage students to recognize the benefits of using quantitative methods in their own research projects. The text is clearly illustrated with tables, graphs and diagrams, leading the student through key topics. Additional support includes five specific historical data-sets, available from the Cambridge website.

Multiple modernities
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Multiple modernities / edited by Shmuel N. Eisenstadt.

New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2002.

The early history of Rome
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The early history of Rome : books I-V of The history of Rome from its foundations / translated by Audrey de Sâelincourt ; with an introduction by R.M. Ogilvie ; and a preface and additional material by S.P. Oakley

London ; New York : Penguin Books, [2002

Penguin classic

The political history of Tudor and Stuart England
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Stater, Victor Louis

The political history of Tudor and Stuart England : a sourcebook / Victor Stater.

London ; New York : Routledge, c2002.

I escaped from Auschwitz
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Vrba, Rudolf.

I escaped from Auschwitz / Rudolf Vrba.

Fort Lee, N.J. : Barricade Books, c2002.

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Disastro! : disasters in Italy since 1860 : culture, politics, society / edited by John Dickie, John Foot, and Frank M. Snowden.

1st ed.

New York : Palgrave, 2002.

The Risorgimento and the Unification of Italy
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Beales, Derek - Biagini, Eugenio Federico

The Risorgimento and the Unification of Italy / Derek Beales and Eugenio F. Biagini

2. ed

London [etc.] : Longman, c2002

Liberal and fascist Italy
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Liberal and fascist Italy : 1900-1945 / edited by Adrian Lyttelton.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.

The short Oxford history of Italy

Abstract: The period from 1900 to 1945 was one of the most dramatic in Italian history. It embraced two world wars, the crisis of the liberal state, and the advent of a new form of dictatorship destined to leave an imprint on the whole history of Europe. It was also a period in which Italian economy and society began to undergo that process of transformation which led to the modern, industrialized Italy of today. Italian writers and artists responded creatively to change and the contribution to European culture of such figures as Croce, Gramsci, D'Annunzio, Pirandello, De Chirico, or the Futurists was one of primary importance. This volume discusses these developments in depth, paying particular attention to the social and moral conflicts resulting from modernization, war, and the impact of the totalitarian experiment of Fascism. The interaction between foreign and domestic policy is also explored. The final chapter considers three strands of cultural life: visual arts, literature, and social thought.

The algebra of infinite justice
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Roy, Arundhati.

The algebra of infinite justice / Arundhati Roy ; with a foreword by John Berger.

[Rev. ed.].

London : Flamingo, 2002.

Abstract: A few weeks after India detonated a thermonuclear device in 1998, Arundhati Roy wrote the essay "The End of Imagination", in which she said: "My world has died. And I write to mourn its passing." The essay, as have all its successors, attracted worldwide attention, debate and acclaim. In the years since, the essays she has published in magazines and newspapers worldwide have reinforced an impression of a writer in the modern world prepared to use her fame and gifts in the cause of the voiceless and the overlooked. Those essays are gathered together here.

The book of tea
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Okakura, Kakuzåo

The book of tea / by Okakura Kakuzo ; with an Introduction by Christopher Benfey.

London : Penguin Books, c2002

Abstract: For a generation adjusting painfully to the demands of a modern industrial and commercial society, Asia came to represent an alternative vision of the good life: aesthetically austere, socially aristocratic, and imbued with spirituality. "The Book of Tea" was originally written in English and sought to address the inchoate yearnings of disaffected Westerners. In a flash of inspiration, Okakura saw that the formal tea party as practiced in New England was a distant cousin of the Japanese tea ceremony, and that East and West had thus 'met in the tea-cup'.

Storming heaven
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Wright, Steve, (1958-)

Storming heaven : class composition and struggle in Italian autonomist marxism / Steve Wright.

London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2002.

Abstract: 'The emergence of a new wave of anti-capitalist activism on the streets of Seattle, Prague and Genoa has been accompanied by a growing interest in "autonomist Marxism." Steve Wright's study brilliantly illuminates the history, complexity and internal debates of this tradition ...A vital, lucid contribution to understanding how the red threads of Marxism are being rewoven into the fabric of twenty-first century radicalism.' Nick Dyer-Witheford, author of Cyber-Marx Storming Heaven is the first comprehensive survey of Italian autonomist theory, from its origins in the anti-stalinist and workerist left of the 1950s to its heyday twenty years later. Autonomist marxism was a political tendency which privileged themes--self-organisation, construction of identity, grassroots politics, subjects in struggle--which in many ways can be seen as the precursor of today's debates around direct action protest. Emphasising the dynamic nature of class struggle as the distinguishing feature of autonomist thought, Wright explores how its understanding of class politics developed alongside emerging social movements. Offering a critical and historical exploration of the tendency's emergence in postwar Italy, Storming Heaven moves beyond the crisis of traditional analytical frameworks on the left, and assesses the strengths and limitations of autonomist marxism as first developed by Antonio Negri, Mario Tronti, Sergio Bologna and others.

The cinema of economic miracles
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Restivo, Angelo, (1949-)

The cinema of economic miracles : visuality and modernization in the Italian art film / Angelo Restivo.

Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2002.

Post-contemporary interventions

Abstract: The Italian art cinema of the 1960s is known worldwide for its brilliance and vitality. Yet, rarely has this cinema been considered in relation to the profound economic and cultural changes - described as the 'economic miracle' - that transformed Italy during the sixties. Angelo Restivo argues for a completely new understanding of that cinema as a negotiation between a national aesthetic tradition of realism and a nascent post-modern image culture. Restivo studies numerous films of the period, focusing mainly on the works of Pier Paolo Pasolini and Michelangelo Antonioni. He finds that these auteurs' films reworked the neorealist aesthetic developed in the 1940s and 1950s, explored issues brought to the fore by the subsequent consumer boom, and presaged developments central to both critical theory and the visual arts in the 1980s and 1990s.Drawing on the theories of Lacan, Zizek, Benjamin, Foucault, Jameson, and Deleuze, he shines new light on such films as Pasolini's "Accattone" and "Teorema", and Antonioni's "Red Desert" and "Blow-Up". Restivo's model for understanding the relationship of the 1960s art film to its cultural contexts also has implications that extend to the contemporary cinemas of developing countries such as Brazil and Taiwan. "The Cinema of Economic Miracles" will interest scholars and students in all areas of film studies, especially those studying theories of the image, national cinema theory, and Italian cinema, and to those engaged in poststructuralist theory, philosophy, and comparative literature.

Place and politics in modern Italy
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Agnew, John A.

Place and politics in modern Italy / John A. Agnew.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2002.

University of Chicago geography research paper ; no. 243

Abstract: How do the places where people live help structure and restructure their sociopolitical identities and interests? In this book, renowned political geographer John A. Agnew presents a theoretical model that addresses the relation of place to politics and applies it to a series of historicogeographical case studies set in modern Italy. For Agnew, place is not just a static backdrop against which events occur, but a dynamic component of social, economic and political processes. He shows, for instance, how the lack of a common "landscape ideal" or physical image of Italy delayed the development of a sense of nationhood among Italians after unification. And Agnew uses the post-1992 victory of the Northern League over the Christian Democrats in many parts of northern Italy to explore how parties are replaced geographically during the periods of intense political change. Providing a fresh new approach to studying the role of space and place in social change, "Place and Politics in Modern Italy" should interest geographers, political scientists and social theorists.

A Dictionary of the English Language
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Johnson, Samuel, (1709-1784.)

A Dictionary of the English Language : An Anthology / edited by David Crystal.

London : Penguin, c2005.

Abstract: "Samuel Johnson's Dictionary", published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Brontes and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This new edition, edited by David Crystal, will contain a selection from the original, offering memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.