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  • Adventures & Letters of Richard Harding Davisby Richard Harding Davis; Charles Belmont Davis

    The Floating Press 1917; US$ 4.99

    Renowned American journalist Richard Harding Davis helped define the genre of front-line reporting with his first-hand accounts of battlefield action in the Spanish-American war. Later, Davis went on to cover several additional conflicts in his inimitable style. Upon his return to the United States, he worked as a newspaper columnist for several prominent... more...

  • The Calendar and Other Versesby Irving Sidney Dix

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Over the course of his varied career, American poet Irving Sidney Dix served in a number of roles, including soldier, stenographer and newspaper editor. This breadth of experience gave Dix insight into the everyday lives of working men and women, a perspective that resonates throughout the stirring poems collected in The Calender and Other Verses,... more...

  • Women of Warby Casey Clabough

    Texas Review Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    In their variety, the memoir, poetry, and fiction included in this exciting new anthology show the transitory nature of the literature of southern women who lived through a violent and defining crossroads in their lives. In rare and rediscovered excerpts and verses these women writers evidence the early hopes of a cause destined to be lost, the propagandic... more...

  • Literarische Räumeby Steffen Martus; Christine Lubkoll; Martin Huber; Yvonne Wübben

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00

    Der "spatial turn" beschäftigt seit einigen Jahren die Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften. Auch in der Sprach- und Literaturforschung ist die Aufmerksamkeit für die Räumlichkeit von Texten sowie die Frage nach der Lesbarkeit von Räumen in unterschiedlichen Hinsichten wichtig geworden, nicht zuletzt im Blick auf die 'Territorialität' von Sprache und kulturell-sozialer... more...

  • The Return of Hyman Kaplanby Leo Rosten

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    Twenty years after his first collection of tales about that Don Quixote of adult education, Leo Rosten brought Hyman Kaplan back for a second term on the bottom rung in the beginner's grade at the American Night Preparatory School for Adults. more...

  • The Education of Hyman Kaplanby Leo Rosten

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    Leo Rosten wrote his first tale of Hyman Kaplan when he was 24 and it was published to great applause by the "New Yorker". Over the next two years the magazine ran all 15 of the original stories that were eventually published in 1937 as "The Education of Hyman Kaplan". more...

  • Geflügelte Worte aus der Antikeby Klaus Bartels

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 16.90

    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...

  • 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...

  • Homeless Not Hopelessby Edna Molina-Jackson

    University Press of America 2008; US$ 32.99

    The importance of moving toward a national policy to end homelessness is crucial. In this striking examination of the roles that homeless people and the U.S. government play in causing and curtailing the escalating phenomena of homelessness, Edna Molina-Jackson asserts that there is a great need to alter the socio-economic structures that generate... more...

  • Places To Be, People To Killby Martin H. Greenberg; Brittiany A. Koren

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 7.99

    Assassins--are they born or made? Do they choose this role out of necessity, because they are forced to, or because they enjoy killling? And what do they do in their spare time? These are just a few of the questions answered in this all-original collection of twelve tales by fantasy's finest-focusing on killers of all kinds. From Vree, Tanya Huff's... more...