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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...
- 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...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.94
Pearse Hutchinson?s poems have long been recognized as unique, for their lively, learned, humane framing of experience, and for their urgent and communicative language. They are redolent of his personality: of a life lived wide awake and in many places, of a mind adventurous and well equipped that engaged above all with the truth of things as they... 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...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 12.40
And in all I do / and say there?s the scene / the heart prefers, // of that first loneliness / of trees / and northern birds. Seán Lysaght?s retelling of the tradition that has it that Achilles reached Achill is emblematic of the range of this watchful poet?s concerns. His field-trips in the west of Ireland, following the footsteps of pioneering... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
June 1143. The Lord Bishop of Winchester's Clerk is bludgeoned to death in Pershore Abbey, and laid before the altar in the attitude of a penitent. Everyone who had contact with him had reason to dislike him, but who had reason to kill him? The Sheriff of Worcestershire's thief taker, the wily Serjeant Catchpoll, and his new and unwanted superior,... more...
- 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 Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.21
Translations from the Irish of Brian Merriman (c.1745-1805) and from the Metamorphoses of Ovid Each of the translations in this book can be read for its own sake or as part of a triptych. By setting excerpts of Brian Merriman?s Cúirt an Mheán Oíche (The Midnight Court) within the acoustic of a classical myth (the story of Orpheus and Eurydice), Seamus... more...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 14.58
Echo?s Grove comprises a wide range of poems, ancient and modern, translated or ‘adapted? from their languages of origin. Many have appeared in previous publications by Derek Mahon, Adaptations (2006) and Raw Material (2011) — to which are now added, among others, new poems based on Ovid, Corbière, Laforgue and ‘Gopal Singh?, the author?s own invention.... more...