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- Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19
One needs to be a fox to recognize snares, and a lion to frighten the wolves Niccolò Machiavelli lived in a fiercely competitive world, one where brute wealth, brazen liars and ruthless self-promoters seemed to carry off all the prizes; where the wealthy elite grew richer at the expense of their fellow citizens. In times like these, many looked... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 29.95
In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison, brings an entirely fresh understanding to the work and life of Robert Lowell (1917-1977), whose intense, complex, and personal verse left a lasting mark on the English language and changed the public discourse... more...
- University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 68.00
Fujiwara no Teika (1162?1241) was born into an illustrious lineage of poets just as Japan?s ancien régime was ceding authority to a new political order dominated by military power. Overcoming personal and political setbacks, Teika and his allies championed a new style of poetry that managed to innovate conceptually and linguistically within the... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2017; US$ 10.99
In Scoundrel Days Brentley Frazer tells the story of his youth – wild, disillusioned, impassioned and desolate. Born into a Christian cult in outback Queensland, Frazer escapes through literature and poetry, drugs and violence, sex and alcohol; and his ensuing rejection of religion, authority and the 'way things are' leads to adventures, desperation... more...
- Orion 2017; US$ 18.99
In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler was backpacking with her fiancé Sean in Thailand. The couple were planning to return home after their excursion to the island of Koh Pha Ngan but their plans were devastated when a box jellyfish - the most venomous animal in the world - wrapped itself around Sean's legs, stinging and killing him in minutes.... more...
- Howard Books 2017; US$ 24.99 US$ 18.50
The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares the heartwarming story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to be a more compassionate person, deepened his faith, and inspired him on his long-term path of recovery from addiction. From the moment his new golden retriever puppy jumped into his arms, Edward Grinnan and... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.19
This is the story of an author and his apprentice. It is the story of literary influence and tragedy. It is also the story of incarceration in America. Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner?s Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack Henry Abbott, Federal Prisoner 87098-132. Over time,... more...
- Limmat Verlag 2017; US$ 27.99
Eine Kindheit in den Vierzigerjahren des letzten Jahrhunderts auf der Orenplatte bei Braunwald: Der Vater will nicht länger im engen Tal der Linth bleiben, das geprägt ist von Fabrikarbeit, Armut und Hoffnungslosigkeit. Er gibt das Hotel auf, das seit Generationen von der Familie Zweifel geführt wurde, und kauft ein altes Bauernhaus auf dem Berg. Hier... more...
- Ig Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99
Paula Bomer takes on Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children in the third title in the Bookmarked series. more...