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  • The Lady in the Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 4.67

    In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in... more...

  • Cloud Nine (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 10.99

    A landmark play about sexual politics in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. First staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979, it has since been staged all over the world. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud... more...

  • Uncle Vanyaby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Uncle Vanya is one of Anton Checkov's four major plays. It was first performed in 1900, the year after its publication, under direction by the celebrated Konstantin Stanislavski. The text reworks an earlier play by Checkov, The Wood Demon . Critics have attempted to follow Checkov's method and artistic development by tracking the changes he... more...

  • An Enemy of the Peopleby Henrik Ibsen; R. Farquharson Sharp

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People in 1882 as a response to the public outrage over his play Ghosts . Part comedy, part serious drama, the play looks at Dr. Thomas Stockmann's struggle to uphold the truth in the face of intolerance and willful ignorance, as his entire community turns against him. Branded an "Enemy... more...

  • Ifby Lord Dunsany

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    An early master of the genre of fantasy, the Irish aristocrat and writer Edward Plunkett (who wrote under the pseudonym "Lord Dunsany") achieved major literary acclaim during his lifetime. If is a full-length play that follows John Beal, an unremarkable Everyman figure, whose run-in with a mysterious Persian gives Beal the ability to travel... more...

  • Rhino Chasersby Neil Grant

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 16.31

    A story of surf, friendship and the long road to adulthood. ''There is a lot to like about this exciting road novel? Imagine Endless Summer as directed by David Lynch. Grant's vivid description of surfing action is awesome; likewise his ability to describe changing landscapes in a few strokes.''. Australian Bookseller & Publisher more...

  • de baai…de binnenbaai…by Pamela Pattynama

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 10.50

    Voor de meeste Nederlands behoort Nederlands-Indi ot een afgesloten tijdperk. Maar Indi s een onlosmakelijk deel van het culturele geheugen van Nederland, een hedendaagse herinnering, die vooral voortleeft in de literatuur en film. Vanaf de zestiende-eeuwse reisverhalen tot in dit postkoloniale tijdperk zijn (her-) vertellingen over Indi teeds populair... more...

  • Poetikenby Monika Schmitz-Emans; Uwe Lindemann; Manfred Schmeling; Kai Fischer; Anne Rennig; Christian Winterhalter

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 266.00

    The encyclopaedia contains more than 400 articles on poetics and poetological texts from all epochs of Western literature. Particular emphasis is placed on poetological reflection in the modern age, especially on poetics by authors themselves and on literature in German. The encyclopaedia, a collaborative project involving over 150 experts... more...

  • Echoes of Memoryby John O'Donohue

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 14.00

    John O'Donohue won hundreds of thousands of admirers with his now classic work on Celtic spirituality, Anam Cara . Just as To Bless the Space Between Us was being published, he died suddenly at the age of fifty-two. His powerfully wise and lyrical voice is profoundly missed, but his many readers are now given a special opportunity to revisit John... more...

  • A Life Like Other People'sby Alan Bennett

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99

    FROM ONE OF BRITAIN'S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER , A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART? A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST In this poignant memoir of his parents' marriage, Alan Bennett recalls the lost world of his childhood and the lives, loves, and deaths of his unforgettable aunties, Kathleen... more...