Nostalgic Delights

Classic Confections & Timeless Treats

Nostalgic Delights

In Nostalgic Delights, award-winning chocolatier William Curley aims to recreate childhood memories and times gone, taking classic recipes and modernising them with his own, unique creations. Creating top-quality confectionary, cakes and patisserie is often seen as something only a trained professional can do, however with patisserie equipment now easily accessible to all, William hopes to produce a book where the reader can create at home and evoke their own nostalgic memories. William's ethos centres around using the best ingredients and techniques available, while making it accessible to the home cook. Some recipes are simple to make with minimal ingredients, such as the Hazelnut Rocher and Bakewell tarts. During the 70s and 80s, the convenience food market boomed, and changed the image of many iconic dishes. William recreates the decadence once again in many of these recipes, such as a Black Forest Gateau or Blackcurrant Cheesecake. The book also touches on the comfort food that most of us grew up with, whether it be a Jammy Dodger, an Arctic Roll, or a Banana Split, William takes these to a whole other level!

Screening Nostalgia

Populuxe Props and Technicolor Aesthetics in Contemporary American Film

Screening Nostalgia

"In this fascinating in-depth study of the impact of nostalgia on contemporary American cinema, Christine Sprengler unpicks the history of the concept and explores its significance in theory and practice. She offers a lucid analysis of the development of nostalgia in American society and culture, navigating a path through the key debates and aligning herself with recent attempts to recuperate its critical potential. This journey opens up the myriad permutations of nostalgia across visual and material culture and their interface with cinema, with the 1950s emerging as a privileged moment. Four case studies (Sin City, Far From Heaven, The Aviator and The Good German) analyse the ways in which aspects of visual design such as props, costume and colour contribute to the nostalgic aesthetic, allowing for both critical distance and emotion. Written with verve, style and impressive attention to detail, Screening Nostalgia is an invaluable addition to existing scholarship. It is also essential reading for anyone interested in the ways in which we access the past through cinema." · Pam Cook, Professor Emerita in Film, University of Southampton

Images of Robin Hood

Medieval to Modern

Images of Robin Hood

Introduction / Lois Potter and Joshua Calhoun -- Part I: Medieval -- Origins and others -- Robin Hood: the earliest contexts / Stephen Knight -- The outlaw's song of Trailbaston, the Green man, and the facial machine / Stuart Kane -- Reynardine and Robin Hood: echoes of an outlaw legend in folk balladry / Stephen D. Winick -- Picturing Robin Hood in early print and performance: 1500-1590 / John Marshall -- Image and society -- "Merry" and "Greenwood": a history of some meanings / Helen Phillips -- The late medieval Robin Hood: good yeomanry and bad performances / Kimberly A. Thompson -- "From the Castle Hill they came with violence": the Edinburgh Robin Hood riots of 1561 / Michael Wheare -- Part II: Post medieval -- Image and word -- The work of Robin Hood art in an age of mechanical reproduction / Henry Griffy -- Robin Hood's home away from home: Howard Pyle and his art students / Jill May -- Word and image -- "There was something about that spoke of other things than rags and tatters": Howard Pyle and the language of Robin Hood / Alan T. Gaylord -- The play's the thing: Tom Sawyer re-enacts Robin Hood / Patricia Lee Yongue -- "A song of freedom": Geoffrey Trease's Bows against the barons / Michael R. Evans -- Picturing Marian: illustrations of Maid Marian in juvenile fiction / Sherron Lux -- Image and performance -- Male cross-dressing in Kabuki: Benten the thief / Yoshiko Uéno -- Figures of "Robin Hood" in the Chinese cultural imaginary / Jianguo Chen -- The images of Robin Hood and Don Juan in George Bernard Shaw's Man and superman / Judy B. McInnis -- To steal from the rich and give to the poor: Reginald de Koven's Robin Hood / Orly Leah Krasner -- Recovering Reginald de Koven's and Harry Bache Smith's "Lost" operetta Maid Marian / Lorraine Kochanske Stock.

Goodbye Yeats and O'Neill

Farce in Contemporary Irish and Irish-American Narratives

Goodbye Yeats and O'Neill

Goodbye Yeats and O¿Neill is a reading of one or two books recently written by the following major authors: Roddy Doyle, Colm Tóibín, John McGahern, William Trevor, Seamus Deane, Nuala O¿Faolain, Patrick McCabe, Colum McCann, Nick Laird, Gerry Adams, Claire Boylan, Frank McCourt, Tim O¿Brien, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Alice McDermott, Edward J. Delaney, Beth Lordan, William Kennedy, Thomas Kelly, and Mary Gordon. The study argues that farce has been a major mode of recent Irish and Irish-American fiction and memoir¿a primary indicator of the state of both Irish and Irish-American cultures in the early twenty-first century. Edward A. Hagan is Professor of Writing at Western Connecticut State University. He is the author of High Nonsensical Words: A Study of the Works of Standish James O¿Grady (Whitston, 1986). In addition to numerous journal articles, he has edited and introduced three volumes in the University College Dublin Classics of Irish History Series¿To the Leaders of Our Working People by Standish James O¿Grady (2002), Sun and Wind by Standish James O¿Grady (2004), and The Green Republic by W.R. MacDermott (2004).

Music Makers

The Lives of Harry Freedman and Mary Morrison

Music Makers

Music Makers examines and celebrates the extraordinary lives of composer Harry Freedman and his partner, soloist Mary Morrison. Harry, with roots in jazz and popular music, was a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for 25 years. Canada’s Composer of the Year in 1979, he has written an enormous repertoire that celebrates Canada and is sung and played around the world. After a stellar career in Canada as a popular singer and opera diva, Mary became an esteemed exponent of Canadian vocal works. She was a prestigious mentor and teacher of young Canadians now appearing on famous opera stages worldwide. She received the League of Composers’ Music Citation in 1968 and won Canada’s major award as Opera Educator in 2002.

Loser take all

the comic art of Woody Allen

Loser take all


On Native Grounds

An Interpretation of Modern American Prose Literature

On Native Grounds

Kazin argues that America's principal literary figures from the Civil War to World War II were bound directly to it's social development.

Survey of Contemporary Literature

Updated Reprints of 2,300 Essay-reviews from Masterplots Annuals, 1954-1976, and Survey of Contemporary Literature Supplement : with 3,300 Bibliographical Reference Sources

Survey of Contemporary Literature