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  • Boxingby Kasia Boddy

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 35.00

    Boxing is one of the oldest and most exciting of sports: its bruising and bloody confrontations have permeated Western culture since 3000 BC. During that period, there has hardly been a time in which young men, and sometimes women, did not raise their gloved or naked fists to one other. Throughout this history, potters, sculptors, painters, poets,... more...

  • The New Penguin Book of American Short Stories, from Washington Irving to Lydia Davisby Kasia Boddy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The last 50 years have proved a particularly lively period in the history of the short story form. This new collection gives a full picture of the richness and diversity of this most American of genres from its very beginnings to the present day. The collection offers a freshly stimulating combination of old favourites such as Mark Twain's 'Jim Smiley's... more...

  • The American Short Story since 1950by Kasia Boddy

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    The American Short Story since 1950 offers a reappraisal and contextualisation of a critically underrated genre during a particularly rich period in its history. It offers new readings of important stories by key writers including Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, Donald Barthelme, Raymond Carver, Lorrie Moore and Grace Paley. These readings are... more...

  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Offby Kasia Boddy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    An unusual, witty anthology of love stories selected by Ali Smith, Kasia Boddy and Sarah Wood. Love means never having to say you're sorry. No, love is in the air. No, love is the sweetest thing. No, it's soft as an easy chair. No, it's a stranger in an open car. No, it's a many-splendoured thing. No, it's the drug. No, it's like a butterfly.... more...

  • The American Short Story since 1950by Kasia Boddy

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    This book focuses specifically on short fiction written since 1950, a particularly rich and diverse period in the history of the form. A selective approach has been taken, focusing on the best and most representative work. more...

  • Geraniumby Kasia Boddy

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    They are sometimes called storksbills and originated in South Africa. They may be star-shaped or funnel-shaped, and they range in color from white, pink, and orange-red to fuchsia and deep purple. The geranium and its many species, much loved and also much loathed, have developed since the seventeenth century into one of the most popular garden plants.... more...

  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunterby Carson McCullers; Kasia Boddy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter was Carson McCullers' first novel, written in 1940. Set in a small town in the American South, it is the story of a group of people who have little in common except that they are all hopelessly lonely. A young girl, a drunken socialist and a black doctor are drawn to a gentle, sympathetic deaf mute, whose presence changes... more...

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