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  • The Absence of Warby David Hare

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    The Absence of War offers a meditation on the classic problems of leadership, and is the third part of a critically acclaimed trilogy of plays ( Racing Demon , Murmuring Judges ) about British institutions. Its unsparing portrait of a Labour Party torn between past principles and future prosperity, and of a deeply sympathetic leader doomed... more...

  • The Coast of Utopia Trilogyby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94

    The Coast of Utopia is an epic but also intimate drama of romantics and revolutionaries in an age of emperors. The three sequential, self-contained plays, Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage, span the lives and loves of a group of Russian friends at home and abroad in the tumultuous years between 1833 and 1866. This new fully revised edition of the trilogy... more...

  • Gates of Goldby Frank McGuinness

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    Conrad and Gabriel are lovers but when Alma arrives to tend the sick Gabriel, their lives are unpicked and remade. Frank McGuinness's powerful, subtle and funny play explores the territory where boundaries of love, devotion and hate coalesce. Gates of Gold premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2002. more...

  • In a Town of Five Thousand Peopleby Frank McGuinness

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 13.13

    ?‘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... more...

  • Ticks and Crossesby Frederic Raphael

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2009; US$ 15.99

    A writer?s wry observations about the glamorous worlds of Hollywood and literary London during the second half of the 1970s are offered in this autobiography. Though Frederic Raphael is only incidentally concerned with the rich and famous and has little interest in names and gossip, he notices and comments on the discrepancies between public and private... more...

  • Clap Hands for the Singing Molecatcherby Roderick Grant

    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...

  • Selected Poems - Peter Sirrby Peter Sirr

    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 Turgenevby Irina Frey

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 32.02

    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...

  • Coming in to Landby Dennis Hamley

    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...

  • Martin Crimp's Theatreby Clara Escoda Agusti

    De Gruyter Mouton 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 be understood... more...