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  • The View from Hereby Sara Berkeley

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    ‘. . . and into the stillness / comes my knowing: we carry our daughters until they are too light to bear, then we carry our mothers; they are heavy as air.? ‘I loved my life with a fierce joy,? Sara Berkeley proclaims in her follow up to Strawberry Thief, a book singled out by Dermot Bolger for its ‘extraordinarily vivid freshness and sharp focus?... more...

  • A Trick of Sunlightby Dick Davis

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    In his new collection of poems, Dick Davis, the acclaimed author of Belonging , addresses themes that he has long worked with?travel, the experience of being a stranger, the clash of cultures, the vagaries of love, the pleasures and epiphanies of meaning that art allows us. But A Trick of Sunlight introduces a new theme that revolves around the... more...

  • Letter from a Far Countryby Gillian Clarke

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 16.99

    Gillian Clarke's poems are letters from the far countries of personal and ancestral memories, of places and moments of insight. Her acclaimed title poem explores the buried histories of women's lives, the enduring responsibilities that link generations and ensure the continuance of language and traditions. Rooted in rural Wales, this collection celebrates... 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...

  • Selected Poemsby Kendrick Smithyman

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Pear is Ripeby John Montague

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    The book is full of warm anecdotes and wry observations on the numerous literary, artistic and musical characters John Montague encountered, befriended and occasionally provoked. He recounts his personal and professional relationships with such luminaries as Patrick Kavanagh, Allen Ginsberg and, as co-founder of Claddagh Records, with composer Seán... more...

  • Die Lust am Töten - Der weibliche Vampir in der russischen Literatur von Aleksej Tolstoj und Ivan Turgenevby Irina Frey

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 38.62

    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...

  • Romulus, My Fatherby Raimond Gaita

    The Text Publishing Company 1999; US$ 4.99

    Romulus Gaita fled his home in Yugoslavia at the age of thirteen, and came to Australia with his young wife Christina and their infant son Raimond soon after the end of World War II. Their story is one of passion, betrayal and madness, about friendship and the joy and dignity of work, about character and fate, affliction and spirituality. more...

  • Zwischen den Stühlen: Psychisch kranke Frauen in Einrichtungen der Wohnungslosenhilfeby Jutta Preisinger

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 27.22

    Hauptbeschreibung Aktuelle Zahlen belegen, dass der Anteil der psychischen Erkrankungen in der Allgemeinbevölkerung in den vergangenen Jahren deutlich zugenommen hat. Ungleich schneller wächst die Zahl von psychisch Kranken in Einrichtungen der Wohnungslosenhilfe - eine Tatsache, auf die soziale Dienste und Einrichtungen häufig weder inhaltlich,... more...