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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 22.99
THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM ?ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS? (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW ) Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño?s life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 12.98
An unnamed narrator attempts to piece together the life and works of an enigmatic would-be poet turned military assassin during Pinochet's regime in Chile. In the early 1970s Alberto Ruiz-Tagle was a little-known poet living in southern Chile. After the military coup of 1973 that brought in the dictatorship of General Pinochet, he embarked upon a... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 12.98
This is the first collection by the universally acclaimed Chilean author to be published in English and it is an outstanding introduction to Bolaño's writing. Bolaño's narrators are grappling with their own private quests while living in the margins, on the edges, in constant flight from nightmarish threats. His stories are often witty, frequently... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 11.54
During the course of a single night, Father Sebastian Urrutia Lacroix, a Chilean priest, who is a member of Opus Dei, a literary critic and a mediocre poet, relives some of the crucial events of his life. He believes he is dying and in his feverish delirium various characters, both real and imaginary, appear to him as icy monsters, as if in sequences... more...
- Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00
This is the first full-length study of the screenwriter Troy Kennedy Martin, whose work for film and television includes Z Cars, The Italian Job, Kellys Heroes, The Sweeney, Reilly Ace of Spies and Edge of Darkness. With a career spanning six decades, Troy Kennedy Martin has seen the rise and fall of the television dramatist, making his... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00
This pioneering book provides detailed analysis of scenes from nine British television dramas produced between 1954 and 2001. Taking dinner table scenes as a recurring motif, the study analyses changes in televisual style with reference to production practices, technology, aesthetic preferences, and social and institutional change. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Official translations are generally documents that serve as legally valid instruments. They include anything from certificates of birth, death or marriage through to academic transcripts or legal contracts. This field of translation is now as important as it is fraught with difficulties, for it is only in a few areas that the cultural differences... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 32.89
Die offizielle Sprache des Mittleren Reichs (11.?12. Dynastie) war die klassische Sprache der ägyptischen Antike und wurde bis in die römische Zeit hinein für öffentliche und vor allem religiöse Texte verwendet. Roberto A. Díaz Hernández vergleicht in seiner Studie historisch-biographische mit literarischen Texten aus der 1. Zwischenzeit bis zur 12.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
The topic of neutrality on the good is linked rather closely to the ideal of political liberalism as formulated by John Rawls. Here internationally renowned authors, in several cases among the most prominent names to be found in contemporary political theory, present a collection of ten essays on the idea of liberal neutrality. more...