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- Birlinn 2013; US$ 8.44
Presents an account of the writer's childhood on a remote country estate in Morayshire in the 1940s and 1950s; a place where isolated hill farms, limitless moorland and the rock-strewn banks of wild, tumbling rivers became the backdrop for a variety of adventures and experiences. Laughter, tragedy and dramatic incident thread their way through the... more...
- The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 13.13
From the early poems in Marginal Zones which won the Patrick Kavanagh Award when he was 22 to his breakthrough collections, The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange, which received the O?Shaughnessy Award for Poetry (1998), recent Bring Everything, Peter Sirr?s Selected Poems represents a winnowing of ?ve substantial, signi?cant books –– with the bonus of... more...
Die Lust am Töten - Der weibliche Vampir in der russischen Literatur von Aleksej Tolstoj und Ivan TurgenevDiplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 31.17
Hauptbeschreibung Man nenne sie Lamia, Lillith und Empuse. Die Gestalt der Wiedergängerin, des weiblichen Vampirs, 'geistert' schon seit langem im kulturellen Gedächtnis der Menschheit herum und stellt, nicht zuletzt wegen ihres verworfenen Frauenbildes, ein interessantes Forschungsfeld dar. Als Personifikation der menschlichen Ängste vor Tod und... more...
- Ransom Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Jack is the youngest cadet to be chosen by the RAF to learn to fly a glider. He hopes that when he is older he may be able to fly real planes in the war. However, for all his flying prowess, he has a fear of coming in to land. Cecil thinks this weakness makes Jack unsuited to flying and when Jack makes a dangerous mistake, Cecil's determined he'll... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
This book is a timely intervention in theatre studies which reads Martin Crimp?s plays in the context of contemporary, late capitalist societies of control or of ?spectacle?, and explores how female collapse in particular works as a form of denunciation of the violence of globalized, free-market economy. It contends that Crimp can best... more...
- Hammersmith Books Limited 2013; US$ 7.28
When TV producer Clin Ludlow is admitted to hospital for an operation, he expects to be home in 10 days. In the event he ends up staying for five months, nearly dying on several occasions, and contracting MRSA. More than nine years later he is still recovering from his experiences. In Shadows in Wonderland he tells his story, and takes a fascinating... more...
- Arcadia Books Limited 2013; US$ 5.82
Based on the author's own experience The Writing Game answers questions such as 'how long does it take you to write a novel?', 'where do you get your ideas', 'do you do much research?', ' have you ever had a manuscript rejected?' and 'do you write every day or only when you get the inspiration?' The Writing Game is an informative guide to the pitfalls... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 14.57
In 1971 Erin Pizzey set up the world s first refuge for battered women and their children. 40 years later, she describes the battles she was forced to fight: against the establishment, the church, the courts, and not least, the women s movement. She also describes her own troubled childhood, her discovery of feminism and her political activism, including... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Described as the 'sly old fox of New Zealand verse', Kendrick Smithyman is a major New Zealand poet. In Selected Poems passionate commitment to the craft of language and to a sense of place stamp the 100 poems selected by Peter Simpson. Thick with wry wit, unexpected imagery and astonishing fluency, Selected Poems demonstrates Kendrick Smithyman's... more...
- Peter Owen Publishers 2013; US$ 14.57
When H.G. Wells left school in 1880 at thirteen he looked destined for obscurity. Defying expectations, he became one of the most famous writers in the world, remaining active into the era of the atomic bomb, which he predicted by thirty years. He created classic science-fiction tales such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The War of the... more...