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- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 5.82
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...
- 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...
- The Text Publishing Company 1999; US$ 22.99
Winner of the 1998 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, Romulus, My Father is an iconic and deeply loved book. Romulus Gaita fled his home in his native 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. Tragic events were to overtake... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05
Brendan Kennelly's Guff is both mouthpiece and mouthed off, Devil's advocate and self critic, everyman and every writer consumed by self-doubt and self-questioning. The book of Guff is about words writing the man. Words drive him into the cave of himself where he questions everything including words that seem to constitute answers and answers that... more...
- Allison & Busby 2013; US$ 10.19
Following the success of The Shape of Sand , shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger award, comes this dramatic story of love, war and intrigue. It is 1910 and the bloodstained body of an unknown woman is found in the grounds of Sir Henry Chetwynd?s Shropshire estate. It is a murder that unveils dark shadows of the past, and has an unexpected... more...
- The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94
POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION ‘Groarke is superb at sidestepping or skirting the subject, the better to wrong-foot the reader and set us right down, surprised, in the middle of things . . . Spindrift is suffused with a candour, delicacy and intelligence that should win her many new readers.? — from the Poetry Book Society citation. Vona Groarke?s... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05
Lara is a powerful semi-autobiographical novel-in-verse based on Bernardine Evaristo?s own childhood and family history. The eponymous Lara is a mixed-race girl raised in Woolwich, a white suburb of London, during the 60s and 70s. Her father, Taiwo, is Nigerian, and her mother, Ellen, is white British. They marry in the 1950s, in spite of fierce opposition... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.59
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...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.94
‘A genuine maverick . . . a mixture of coruscating satire, rhapsodic lyricism and humane vernacular . . . ? –– The Sunday Times Michael Hartnett subscribed always to the idea of the poet as a chronicler of his race: ‘I have tried to write for the people . . . ? begins one of the poems in this collection of ballads, satires, squibs and other occasional... more...
- 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...