“I know no more about this play than anyone who manages to read it attentively. . . . I do not know who Godot is. I do not even know if he exists. And I do not know if they believe he does, these two who are waiting for him.”
Antiquariaat Timbuctoo (Turftorenstraat 16) is just a minute from the Harmonie Complex and stocks a wide range of English language books (English & US novels, poetry and history books). It is closing down at the moment and there is a 50% sale which means that there are bargains to be had.
This year the Booker judges prioritised ‘readibility’ – was that a good criterion?
Read selections of the poetry that won the Forward Poetry Prize since it was inaugerated twenty years ago alongside brief comments on the poetry by well-known authors.
‘Balanced views of Mary I are rare. She is more often than not cast as the “Bloody Mary” of Protestant legend: reactionary, obsessive, persecuting – and, while we’re on the subject, short and ugly as well. Those who rightly seek to explode the prejudice behind that caricature can sometimes get carried away by their own passionate defence, until burning people at the stake comes to seem entirely laudable…’
A welcoming speech for first years from a somewhat pessimistic US professor.
The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began by Stephen Greenblatt
Greenblatt is one of the best known scholars of English Renaissance literature and a seminal figure in New Historicism.
For a list of recent books written and edited by the people that teach you see under the Books tab of this site. Books are the easiest thing to post images of, but staff research also involves publishing articles, reports, book reviews and involving themselves in various research projects.