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- Diversified Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
"My favorite popular word book of the year" -William Safire, NY Times 6/22/2008 A fun, new approach to examining etymology! Many common English words started out with an entirely different meaning than the one we know today. For example: The word adamant came into English around 855 C.E. as a synonym for 'diamond,' very different from... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.99
Word geeks (1984), rejoice! Crack open these covers and immerse yourself in a mind-expanding (1963) compendium of the new words (or new meanings of words) that have sprung from American life to ignite the most vital, inventive, fruitful, and A-OK (1961) lexicographical Big Bang (1950) since the first no-brow (1922) Neanderthal grunted meaningfully.... more...
- Encounter Books 2011; US$ 5.99
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched an international campaign to achieve recognition by the United Nations for an independent Palestinian state. Abbas and his international supporters claim that only Israel (with the United States) stands in the way of this act of historical justice, which would finally bring about peace in the Middle... more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95
The Biblical prophet Jeremiah is reconceived as a modern protagonist, embarking upon a road trip through rural America in the days before September 11, 2001. Accompanied by his mismatched companion, Bruce, Jeremiah begins delivering devastating rants and prophecies. Alternating between Jeremiah?s charged warnings and Bruce?s measured descriptions,... more...
- E-Reads 2002; US$ 9.99
Driving down the Long Island Expressway in November of 1992, Sol Wachtler was New York's Chief Judge and heir apparent to the New York Governorship. Suddenly, three van loads of FBI agents swerved in front of him- bringing his car and his legal career to a halt. Wachtlers subsequent arrest, conviction and incarceration for harassing his longtime lover... more...
- African Perspectives Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95
Soweto during the 1970s was riven with violence and brutality, the brunt of which was borne by the young people of that period, who took the lead in the struggle against apartheid oppression. Himself a product of the era, Sol Rachilo turned both to science and to art as he strove to depict the atmosphere and the emotions of the people of those tumultuous... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2014; US$ 18.95
A dazzling and exhilarating new collection of poetry from an award-winning Canadian poet. For fans of Ken Babstock, A.F. Moritz, and Karen Solie. Award-winning poet Adam Sol's fourth collection is a meditation on complicity. By turns intimate and lyrical, experimental and outlandish, the collection focuses us on how we cannot escape the troubling... more...