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  • Famous Quotes from 100 Great Peopleby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 4.99

    Table of Contents:A-Z INDEXAncient Greeks and Romans: Aesop | Aristotle | Marcus Aurelius | Cicero | Horace | Plato | Seneca | Socrates | Sophocles | VirgilWriters: Jane Austen | Ambrose Bierce | William Blake | Lord Byron | Albert Camus | Anton Chekhov | Daniel Defoe | Charles Dickens | Fyodor Dostoevsky | William Faulkner | F. Scott Fitzgerald |... more...

  • Cloud Nine (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11

    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...

  • Reading Marecheraby Grant Hamilton

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    Variously understood as literary genius and enfant terrible of African literature, Dambudzo Marechera's work as novelist, poet, playwright and essayist is discussed here in relation to other free-thinking writers. 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...

  • The Midnight Letterboxby Edwin Morgan; James McGonigal; John Coyle

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 29.15

    One of the central figures of twentieth-century Scottish literature, Edwin Morgan was a prolific letter-writer. His correspondence, like his poetry, is wide-ranging, full of generosity and enthusiasm, and above all testament to his lifelong commitment to exploring the possibilities of poetry. This selection of his letters, spanning Morgan?s full career... more...

  • Scuttlers (NHB Modern Plays)by Rona Munro

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A thrillingly fast-paced play about youthful disaffection, protest and violence, drawing on the history of the Scuttlers, the youth gangs of nineteenth-century Manchester. It?s 1885 and the streets of Manchester are crackling with energy, youth and violence. As workers pour into Ancoats to power the Industrial Revolution, 50,000 people are crammed... more...

  • Multitudes (NHB Modern Plays)by John Hollingworth

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A gripping, kaleidoscopic drama about a clash of values in multicultural Britain, from actor and playwright John Hollingworth. Bradford. On the eve of a Conservative Party Conference the country is in turmoil and one of its most multicultural cities awaits a visit from the Prime Minister. Kash, a liberal British Muslim, prepares his address to... more...

  • The World Before Snowby Tim Liardet

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    During a record-breaking blizzard in Boston, two poets met, one American and one English. This meeting marked the beginning of a life-transforming love affair. The story is told in The World Before Snow, Tim Liardet?s tenth collection, a book of passionate extremes, in which he discovers new dimensions in language and form. The poems document some... more...

  • Stil und Moralby Lukas Bärfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 14.63

    Seit Frisch und Dürrenmatt hat vielleicht kein Schweizer Schriftsteller mehr solche öffentliche Wirkung gezeitigt wie Lukas Bärfuss. Wenn Lukas Bärfuss über die großen Begriffe nachdenkt: Freiheit, Lüge, Raum, Zeit, »Wo bin ich hier?«, dann geschieht das nie im im luftleeren Raum der Abstraktion. Immer erzählt er Geschichten. Er ist neugierig auf... more...