If Not Critical
Author: Eric Griffiths
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Eric Griffiths delivered hundreds of lectures at the Faculty of English in Cambridge, yet his lectures were never turned into books. If Not Critical brings together ten lectures, published here for the first time, that offer a representative selection of Dr Griffiths' original, fully-argued, and richly exemplified contributions to literary criticism and literary history. Crammed into his writing are decades of reading in several languages and across most genres and literary periods. In these lectures, he pursues the blind spots not only of other people's arguments, but of the whole business of criticism in general, with what he calls its 'over-concentration on a narrow range of examples . . . such over-concentration warps our thinking'. Implicit and explicit throughout his work is the argument that 'an appropriately wide range of instances is essential to making progress in conceptualisation'; that what we need, in order to do better thinking, is 'a keener attention to a greater variety of examples'. Such examples include, in these lectures, the works of Shakespeare, Dante, Kafka, Beckett, Racine, Rabelais, T. S. Eliot, and Jonathan Swift.
Author: British Retail Consortium
Publisher: The Stationery Office
The British Retail Consortium represents UK retailers of all sizes and sectors, and seeks to promote wider understanding of the industry's contribution to the UK economy. This yearbook provides information on the organisation, membership and activities, with a directory of membership. It contains an essay on the value of retailing within the economy as well as other perspectives on retailing, such as: corporate responsibility; emerging markets; falling margins and regional reviews.
Als auf dem Flughafen von L.A. das Triebwerk einer Boeing 747 auseinanderbricht und Menschen zerstückelt, bittet man Agent Tom Patrick um Hilfe. Obwohl der wegen seiner großen Klappe vom Dienst suspendiert wurde, gilt er in seiner Behörde immer noch als der Experte für Flugzeugabstürze. Toms Neugier ist geweckt. Dann explodiert eine weitere Boeing 747. Hunderte Menschen sterben. Als Tom herausfindet, dass die Flugzeuge manipuliert wurden, beginnt ein rasanter Wettlauf gegen die Zeit und skrupellose Killer ...
Author: Sarah Driver
Publisher: Egmont UK
The first book in a stunning new fantasy adventure trilogy, perfect for readers aged 9+ and fans of Philip Pullman, Piers Torday, Abi Elphinstone, Katherine Rundell and Frances Hardinge. In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I’d be a captain, before I was even born. Ever since Ma died, Mouse has looked after her little brother, Sparrow, dreaming of her destiny as captain of the Huntress. But now Da’s missing, Sparrow is in danger, and a deathly cold is creeping across Trianukka . . . Sea-churning, beast-chattering, dream-dancing, whale-riding, terrodyl-flying, world-saving adventure. 'Moonsprites. Terrodyls. Beastchatter. The Huntress: Sea is a heart-thumpingly brilliant adventure. Paver meets Pullman. A real gem' - Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher and The Shadow Keeper 'A glorious world, a wild adventure and a fierce heroine. I can't stop thinking about this book!' - Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike If you like Northern Lights, The Lie Tree, The Last Wild and Rooftoppers, you'll love Sea. Don't miss the second book in The Huntress Trilogy, Sky. Sarah Driver is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People, during which she won the United Agents Most Promising Writer prize in 2014. She is also a qualified nurse and midwife. Sarah started writing stories as a small child and lists her influences as Spellhorn by Berlie Doherty, A Necklace Of Raindrops by Joan Aiken and the Carbonel books by Barbara Sleigh – those gorgeous, magical stories that create and nurture readers. When she’s not writing, she can be found walking by the sea, visiting exhibitions, reading or travelling, often in the name of research. She has seen humpback whales from an oak boat in the northern seas of Iceland, eaten cubes of six-month fermented Greenland shark, and journeyed by train beyond the arctic circle to the far north of Swedish Lapland, where she rode a slightly obstinate horse through a forest, under the northern lights, in temperatures of -32 degrees. She has learned that even horrifying bouts of sea-sickness make excellent research material. Sea is Sarah’s debut novel, the first in The Huntress trilogy. Sarah lives in Sussex, close to the sea, with Lily, a street-wise ginger cat and an excitable mini-lop bunny named Peter.