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  • Blood and Giftsby J. T. Rogers

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 8.99

    My God, Russian soldiers being shot with Chinese bullets. Sometimes the world is so beautiful. It's 1981. As the Soviet army burns its way through Afghanistan, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try to halt its bloody progress, beginning a secret spy war behind the official hostilities. Jim and his counterparts in the KGB and the British and... more...

  • The Columnistby David Auburn

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 14.99

    A new play from the Pulitzer- and Tony Award?winning author of Proof , coming to Broadway this April In midcentury America, newspaper columnists are kings?and Joseph Alsop wears the biggest crown. Joe sits at the nexus of Washington life: beloved, feared, and courted in equal measure by the very people whose careers and futures he determines.... more...

  • A Steady Rainby Keith Huff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 14.99

    Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten, and after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family: Joey helps out with Denny's wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. But when a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. The result... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williamsby Matthew C. Roudané

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This collection of thirteen original essays covers Williams's work from the early apprenticeship years in the 1930s to his last play before his death in 1983. more...

  • Our Townby Thornton Wilder

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 10.24

    Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize?winning drama of life in the town of Grover 's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play. It is now reissued in this handsome hardcover edition, featuring... more...

  • The Skin of Our Teethby Thornton Wilder

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 8.99

    A timeless statement about human foibles . . . and human endurance, this beautiful new edition features Wilder's unpublished production notes, diary entries, and other illuminating documentary material, all of which is included in a new Afterword by Tappan Wilder. Time magazine called The Skin of Our Teeth "a sort of Hellzapoppin' with brains,"... more...

  • Three Playsby Thornton Wilder

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 7.99

    Three of the greatest plays in American literature collected in one volume This important new omnibus edition features an illuminating foreword by playwright John Guare and an extensive afterword for each play drawing on unpublished letters and other unique documentary material prepared by Tappan Wilder. Our Town ?Wilder's timeless 1938 Pulitzer... more...

  • Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Againby Sarah Ruhl

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing of their poems, their travel and daily illnesses, the pyrotechnics of their romantic relationships, and the profound affection they had... more...

  • Suddenly Last Summer and Other Playsby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.50

    These three dramatic works by Tennessee Williams explore the darker side of human nature and are haunted by a sense of isolation and regret. 'Suddenly Last Summer' is the starkly told story of Catherine, who seemingly goes insane after her cousin Sebastian dies in grisly circumstances on a trip to Europe. 'The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore'... more...

  • Sweet Bird of Youth and Other Playsby Tennessee Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 21.14

    Loneliness, sexual tension and the need for human kindness pervade these three plays by Tennessee Williams, as their characters rage against personal demons and the modern world. In 'Sweet Bird of Youth', a drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town with an ageing movie actress in search of the girl he loved in his youth, but with terrible, violent... more...