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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...

  • Romancing Irelandby Paul Clements

    The Lilliput Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    Richard Hayward was one of Ireland?s best-loved cultural figures of the mid-twentieth century. A popular Irish travel writer, actor and singer, he led an intense and productive life, leaving behind a remarkable body of work through his writing and recordings. However, since his death in a car crash in 1964, the man who was a celebrated Irish household... more...

  • The Normal Heart (NHB Modern Plays)by Larry Kramer

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Larry Kramer's passionate, polemical drama is set during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. It follows the efforts of one man, while his friends are dying around him, to break through a conspiracy of silence, indifference and hostility from public officials and the gay community, and gain recognition for a disease that threatens to... more...

  • Identity Envy Wanting to Be Who We're Notby Jim Tushinski; Jim Van Buskirk

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 56.95

    Gay men and lesbians present humorous and hard-hitting accounts of the need to belong . . . somewhere Why would a lesbian raised in a Jewish home have a sudden desire to be a tough-talking Catholic girl? And why would a gay man travel to Ireland in a desperate attempt to escape his “hillbilly” roots? Identity Envy—Wanting to Be Who We?re Not explores... more...

  • In Praise of Nothingby Eric LeMay

    Emergency Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This enhanced version includes audio and video content. Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we?ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen mishap, we lose our identities and become Jane or John Doe? Eric LeMay explores these... more...

  • New Border Voicesby Brandon D Shuler; Robert Earl Johnson; Erika Garza-Johnson; José E. Limón

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    When the ?counter-canon? itself becomes canonized, it?s time to reload. This is the notion that animates New Border Voices, an anthology of recent and rarely seen writing by Borderlands artists from El Paso to Brownsville?and a hundred miles on either side. Challenging the assumption that borderlands writing is the privileged product of the 1970s... more...

  • Uncle John's Facts to Go Nice Peopleby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    This very special e-book will lift your spirits with inspiring stories of heroism, overcoming adversity, random acts of kindness, wise thoughts, and some really weird tales of people who benefitted from amazing luck. So put on your rose-colored glasses and curl up with these Uncle John?s gems—both old and new—that prove once and for all, the glass... more...

  • Gathering Evidenceby Caoilinn Hughes

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Combining precise attention to detail with linguistic virtuosity and a dry humor, promising young Irish poet Caoilinn Hughes traces the parallels between scientific exploration and poetic venturing in this strong debut collection. Several of the poems, which concern themselves with the language and processes of science, were award winners before being... more...

  • Barrios and Borderlandsby Denis Lynn Daly Heyck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This unique anthology highlights the diversity of Latino cultural expressions and points out the distinctive features of the three major Latino populations: Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban. It is organized around six central cultural issues: family, religion, community, the arts, (im)migration and exile, and cultural identity. Each chapter focuses... more...

  • Geflügelte Worte aus der Antikeby Klaus Bartels

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 18.02

    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...