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  • »A la recherche de l?homme perdu«by Susanna Frings

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 33.12

    Die vorliegende Studie bietet eine neuartige Lesart des französischen Gegenwartsromans an. So wird anhand dreier Romane der vieldiskutierten und doch sehr gegensätzlichen Autoren Jean Echenoz, Jean-Philippe Toussaint und Michel Houellebecq aufgezeigt, dass das Ergründen ihres literarischen Projekts einer stärkeren Hinwendung zu ihrem ethischen und... more...

  • Lebenszeichen mit 14 Nothelfernby Hermann Peter Piwitt

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 13.24

    Ein autobiographischer Rückblick in Geschichten. Erzählkunststücke über die frühen Prägungen, die schönen und schmerzvollen Erfahrungen in einem langen Schriftstellerleben. Seit Hermann Peter Piwitt Mitte der sechziger Jahre debütierte, gilt er als ein äußerst wacher und kritischer Chronist der gesellschaftlichen Verhältnisse in der Bundesrepublik.... 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...

  • (En-)Gendering a Popular Theatrical Genreby Merle Tönnies

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 37.85

    Situated on the borderline between literary and cultural studies, this work is based on the analysis of more than 500 nineteenth-century British dramas (many of them only available as manuscripts). The main focus is on the genre of melodrama, with other dramatic forms used as a comparative background. The study draws on cultural studies models of the... more...

  • The Collected Poems 1956 - 1998by Zbigniew Herbert

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 21.13

    Zbigniew Herbert is one of the outstanding poets of the last century. This exceptional new translation brings together, for the first time in English in one volume, his entire poetic output - from his first book of poems, String of Light , in 1956, to his final volume, previously unpublished in English, Epilogue of the Storm. As Joseph Brodsky... more...

  • Hedda Gablerby Henrik Ibsen; Stephen Mulrine

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Listening to Bachby Pearse Hutchinson

    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...

  • A Book of Straysby Michael Hartnett

    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...