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  • New Selected Poemsby P. J. Kavanagh

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 20.99

    Drawing on the work of 45 years, starting with his debut collection, One and One , this collection of P. J. Kavanagh poems demonstrates his understanding of how contradictions coexist in nature and in us. Out of that vexed coexistence he makes poetry that, formally poised, packs the punch of revelation. Kavanagh has done so much to revive interest... more...

  • Modernist Women Poetsby Robert Hass; Paul Ebenkamp

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 24.00

    The 20th century was a time of great change, particularly in the arts, but seldom explored were the female poets of that time. Robert Hass and Paul Ebenkamp have put together a comprehensive anthology of poetry featuring the poems of Gertrude Stein, Lola Ridge, Amy Lowell, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Adelaide Crapsey, Angelina Weld Grimke, Anne... more...

  • What Am I Doing Here?by Liz Cowley; Dorrance

    Bene Factum Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Whatever the country, most women will identify with Liz's poetry as she explores the tapestry of women's daily lives in more than 100 witty and bittersweet poems in her own unique style—original, provocative, and often with a devilish sting in the tail. Dealing with the frustrations and disappointments along with the joys and pleasures of life, Liz... more...

  • Portrait Of A Lifeby Firouzeh Razavi

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 24.99

    Portrait of a Life is a true story that explores the impact of friendship. Prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Azadeh moves to the United States. Azadeh is later offered a position restoring paintings at the Vatican in Rome due to her career asan artist. When she is unable to accept the position, Azadeh reflects on her friends and the impact they... more...

  • Lessons of Warby James Marten

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 27.99

    While information regarding children and their outlook on the war is not abun-dant, James Marten, through extensive research, has uncovered essays, editorials, articles, poems, games, short stories and letters that tell the story of the Civil War through the eyes of children. Lessons of War: The Civil War in Children's Magazines is a collection... more...

  • That Dream Shall Have a Nameby David L. Moore

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 45.00

    The founding idea of ?America? has been based largely on the expected sweeping away of Native Americans to make room for EuroAmericans and their cultures. In this authoritative study, David L. Moore examines the works of five well-known Native American writers and their efforts, beginning in the colonial period, to redefine an ?America? and ?American... more...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature, Volume 2by Gene Andrew Jarrett

    Wiley 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature is a comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, autobiographies, and essays authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the present.  Evenly divided into two volumes, it is also the first such anthology to be conceived and published... more...

  • Geflügelte Worte aus der Antikeby Klaus Bartels

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 49.82

    Ein ?Heureka!? oder ?Erkenne dich selbst!?, ein ?Carpe diem!? oder ?Ceterum censeo?: jeder kennt diese gefl ügelten Worte ? aber wer weiss, woher sie stammen? Viele sind ihrem Nistplatz vollends entfl ogen: Caesars ?Alea iacta est? meinte durchaus nicht, dass da ein Würfel ?gefallen? ist; das ?Mens sana in corpore sano? galt nicht den Turnern, sondern... more...

  • A Coney Island Readerby Louis J. Parascandola; John Parascandola

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world?s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis Singer, E. E. Cummings, Djuna Barnes, Colson Whitehead, Robert Olen Butler, and Katie Roiphe—this anthology is the first to focus on the unique history... more...

  • Special Kevby Chris McKimmie

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 27.22

    From a unique and brilliant imagination comes the story of Special Kev and his eleventy million cousins. All great children's literature has some element of danger and mischief, and this new story takes you right to the heart of what it is to be a child. more...