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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 ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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Miller, Lee
In 1587, a report claims that the first English settlers are in trouble. Later it emerges that they all perished on Roanoke Island off the North Carolina coast. Lee Miller alleges that the tragedy began at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. 360pp. N.B. Slight fading to spine and spine edges of covers. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Jonathan Cape, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0224061062
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Inventory #27041
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Editor Tilden, Jill
This volume explores the rich diversity of Asian art. The range of subjects examined includes silk in China under the Northern Song, Indonesian royal and ethnic gold, Islamic arhcitecture in the Deccan, a Persian manuscript of Sa'di's "Gulistan", Khmer sculpture and Mughal red-ground "grotesque" carpets. It highlights the complex interactions of Far and Near Eastern traditions as artistic and religious ideas were transmitted first along the Silk Road, and then as a result of the extensive conquests of Genghis Khan and Timur. The book forms part of the "Hali Annual" series which presents essays on Asian art.198pp.Plus adverts. N.B. Scuff mark to front D/J.
Hali Publications Limited, 1996, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Fine. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 1898113203
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Inventory #19204
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Snively, Commander Sheri
War exposes the divide between who we think we are and how we behave in extreme situations. Sheri Snively, who served as a Quaker chaplain with the U.S. Navy, has crafted a vivid, unsettling, and ultimately hopeful personal account of the effects of the Iraq war on soldiers and civilians in "Heaven in the Midst of Hell". As she served with the Marines working amid the boredom, ten-sion, and seemingly meaningless carnage at a trauma hospital between Ramadi and Fallujah, Commander Snively experienced first-hand the grim reality of combat. As she recounts the way she and the soldiers around her experience war, she negotiates a compassionate path to healing - marked not by formulaic answers, but by an open and questioning spirit. Illustrated with the author's own evocative photographs, this is a compelling and unforgettable journey into the human soul. 263pp.n.b.Front d/j slightly marked.
Raven Oaks Press, 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9780981992600
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Inventory #23869
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth
Discusses how class, race, and gender shaped women's experiences in the South. 544pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Corners rubbed.
The University of North Carolina Press, 1988, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 080784232X
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Inventory #26024
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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