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  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Stephen Mulrine

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 4.99

    The NHB Drama Classics series presents the world's greatest plays in affordable, highly readable editions for students, actors and theatregoers. The hallmarks of the series are accessible introductions (focussing on the play's theatrical and historical background, together with an author biography, key dates and suggestions for further reading) and... more...

  • The High Caul Capby Medbh McGuckian

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 11.67

    ‘a poet I tremendously admire? — Adrienne Rich In this new collection Medbh McGuckian invokes the caul, once preserved above hearths as a charm against drowning and an enduring potent symbol and material reminder of the birth-bond. Justly treasured for an elaborate richness of language and the originality of her metaphorical perspectives, here she... more...

  • The Holding Centreby Harry Clifton

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    This selection presents for the first time the thirty year trajectory of an acclaimed Irish poet who has lived and worked between the secular and the religious, Eros and history, Ireland and elsewhere, be it west Africa after civil war, south-east Asia after the Khmer Rouge or Europe at the collapse of the Berlin Wall, and whose extraordinary body... more...

  • A Hospital Odysseyby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 14.51

    ?A Hospital Odyssey is an outrageously imaginative voyage through illness and healing. Drawing on the most recent biomedical research into stem cells and cancer, the poem is a journey through the body?s inner space and the strange habitats created by disease, including the chimeras people see when they?re unwell. Maris, whose husband, Hardy, has... more...

  • In My Father's Houseby Seán Dunne

    The Gallery Press 2015; US$ 11.67

    Seán Dunne?s mother died at the age of thirty-three, when he was four years old. In My Father?s House, his account of the trials and tests of a childhood in Waterford in the 1960s, touched a communal heart when it was published in 1991, and became a bestseller. This eloquent testimony to one fractured family?s capacity to prevail, including the heroic... more...

  • In a Town of Five Thousand Peopleby Frank McGuinness

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    ?Love is my nature and I've paid the price.' In a Town of Five Thousand People, Frank McGuinness's fifth collection, demonstrates again the energy and intensity' Peter Denman noted in Poetry Ireland Review. The scathing invective of The Town Next to Us', a series of loving elegies for artists and actors and a record of struggles with religious ties... more...

  • Ireland Is Changing Motherby Rita Ann Higgins

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Ireland Is Changing Mother is the latest collection from Rita Ann Higgins: provocative and heart-warming poems of high jinx, jittery grief and telling social comment by a gutsy, anarchic chronicler of the lives of the Irish dispossessed, before as well as since the demise of the Celtic tiger. 'It shouldn't be unusual to hear a smart, sassy, unabashed,... more...

  • Iris and the Friendsby John Bayley

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 1999; US$ 6.99

    Novelist and thinker Iris Murdoch died on 8 February 1999 after living for three years with Alzheimer's disease. Her husband, novelist and academic John Bayley, had previously written movingly of the impact of her illness in Iris: A Memoir. Iris and the Friends tells of the final year of Murdoch's life, when she was visited more by her own imaginary... more...

  • James Bond - Anatomie eines Mythosby Marc Föcking; Astrid Böger

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 33.40

    Hauptbeschreibung James Bond hat nicht nur die Lizenz zum Töten, sondern auch die zum Überleben. Keiner der Heroen der Pop-Kultur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts hat sich so unbeschadet ins 21. Jahrhundert herüberretten können wie der Doppelnull-Agent Bond. Die Gründe für diese Unsterblichkeit gehen weit über die schon von Bonds Schöpfer Ian Fleming... more...

  • Just Myrtoby Laurie Gray

    Luminis Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 6.99

    The coming-of-age story of an ancient Greek woman who discovers the joy of being herself   As a young woman in ancient Greece, Myrto is doubly cursed to have been born a mortal and a female. When her father dies leaving no dowry for her to marry, Myrto?s brother decides to give her to his former teacher, Socrates, as a second wife. Spending much... more...