Literature

Readings in the Cantos – Five Minutes with Richard Parker

To celebrate the release of Readings in the Cantos, we caught up with Richard Parker to discuss changing perspectives on the Cantos and what we can learn from Pound's discarded works. Could you tell us a bit about The Cantos and why they have been so widely studied? The Cantos are one of modernism’s longest poems, begun in earnest around 1915 … Continue reading

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Changing perspectives on W.G. Sebald, 5 minutes with Uwe Schütte

How can we re-think W.G. Sebald? Uwe Schütte discusses the controversial nature of the writer, Austerlitz and his new book W.G. Sebald... W.G. Sebald has been described as one of the greatest writers in living memory and believed by many to have been a possible winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Could you tell us a bit about … Continue reading

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Jack London, evolutionary psychology and existential primitivism. Five minutes with Kenneth K. Brandt

Liverpool University Press and Northcote House Publishers are thrilled to introduce the first Writers and their Work title of the new partnership, Jack London. We caught up with author Kenneth K. Brandt to find out what we can expect from the book... Can you tell us a bit about Jack London and his work? Jack London was born in … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

How did Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press contribute to modern day independent publishing? Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill discuss the innovations and successes of the press alongside their new book Virginia Woolf and the World of Books.  Just over hundred years ago, in 1917, Leonard and Virginia Woolf began a publishing house from their dining-room table. Can … Continue reading

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E. T. A. Hoffmann and Transgressive Romanticism – 5 minutes with Christopher R. Clason

To celebrate the release of E.T.A. Hoffmann: Transgressive Romanticism, Christopher R. Clason discusses the work of the author and the revelations of viewing his work through a 'transgressive' lens. Can you tell us a bit about the life of E.T.A Hoffmann and how it influenced his work? Hoffmann was born in a somewhat dysfunctional family in … Continue reading