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Simmons, Diane
Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.148pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191579
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Inventory #17827
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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208pp.
Media Prima and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #24892
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Ambden, Bettina (editor); Schwartz, Adam (editor); Tortzen, Gorm (editor); Nielsen, Thomas Heine (editor); Flensted-Jensen, Pernille (editor)
Contents: An Oracular Creed; A Note on the Textual Transmission of Aristotle's De sensu...; The Geography of the Baltic in Greek Eyes -- from Ptolemy to Laskaris Kananos; Zu drei kontroversen Stellen in der Apocolocyntosis des Seneca; Walther Amelung to Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff on Emanuel Lowy: An Unpublished Letter; Thompson's Epitaph; Louis MacNeice's 'The Death of a Cat'; Eustathe a-t-il lu Diogene Laerce?; Narrator and Narratee in Xenophon's Cyropaedia; A Puzzle. A Note on Plato's Theaetetus 154B-155D; Protagoras' New Fragment: Thirty Years Later; Plato on Being a Not-Being: The Text of Parmenides 162A-B; The Emperors' New Clothes; Family Ties and Poetic Unity; The Trial of Sokrates -- from My Point of View; Phoenix, Achilles and a Narrative Pattern; Guy Butler's Demea -- An Enlightenment Postcolonial Medea; August Wilhelm Schlegels Kritik von Goethes Hermann und Dorothea. Zur Antikenrezeption der Goethezeit; Reflections on the Shape of the Greek Stadium; Les debuts des minuscules latine et byzantine; Plutarch's Conversations on Love: etc.328pp.
Museum Tusculanum Press, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8772897783
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Inventory #5640
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 33.00 approx. - € 29.00 approx.)
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Cunningham, Rosemary
Those who think arts and culture in British Columbia is a recent development might be surprised to learn that opera has been flourishing in the province for well over a hundred years. The first full performance in Victoria took place in 1877 and in Vancouver in 1891. This first-ever history of opera in BC celebrates important milestones for BC's two major companies: Vancouver Opera's 50th anniversary, with the 30th anniversary of Pacific Opera Victoria following in 2010. It also marks the recent upsurge in the popularity of the venerable art form, with new opera groups and simul-cast venues proliferating across the province. Illustrated with over 100 exquisite photographs and rare archival images, "Bravo!" traces the history of opera in the province from its colourful origins in touring companies, to the determined efforts of BC's opera pioneers who laid the foundations for two of Canada's most renowned opera companies, culminating with in-depth reporting on recent developments at Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria. Special features include behind-the-scenes accounts of contemporary productions, full listings of Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Modern Baroque Opera productions and detailed information on BC opera singers, composers and opera training in the province. 208pp.
Harbour Publishing, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781550174861
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Inventory #23831
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Watson, John
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. 251pp.
Thoemmes Press, 1992, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Facsimile Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1855061554
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Inventory #25754
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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