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  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Deadby Tom Stoppard

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating... 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...

  • 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...

  • Simeon's Brideby Alison G Taylor

    Robert Hale 2011; US$ 9.99

    A woman, little more than a skeleton, is found hanging in dense woodland outside Bangor, hands bound behind her back. Detective Chief Inspector Michael McKenna and his colleagues, seeking her identity and her killer, become enmeshed in deceit and half-truths, chasing shadows, scratching the poverty-stricken underbelly of life in an area of spectacular... 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...

  • 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...

  • Selected Poemsby Seán Lysaght

    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...

  • Stone Milkby Anne Stevenson

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.59

    The poems of Stone Milk address the way the written word preserves yet distorts the lives depending on it for fame or survival. Anne Stevenson?s highly engaging new collection opens with A Lament for the Makers, an experimental sequence based on medieval dream poetry that plays with a Dante-inspired yet modern, scientific vision of an underworld of... more...