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  • Blood, Class and Empireby Christopher Hitchens

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Since the end of the Cold War so-called experts have been predicting the eclipse of America's "special relationship" with Britain. But as events have shown, especially in the wake of 9/11, the political and cultural ties between America and Britain have grown stronger. Blood, Class and Empire examines the dynamics of this relationship, its many... more...

  • A Book of Railway Journeysby Ludovic Kennedy

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p>Around the world in 155 years of train travel. </p> more...

  • Burnt Offeringby Joan Metelerkamp

    Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 18.05

    Burnt Offering is Joan Metelerkamp's seventh colllection of poems. The title comes from a poem in a cycle that embodies the labours of the medieval alchemists - heating and burning, transformation of passionate intensity, the search for an enduring element. In the process malignant doubt is burnt off, and what takes its place is trust in the everyday:... more...

  • Castalyby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The poems that make up Castaly: Poems 1973?77 have been selected by the poet from work completed over the course of four years. Ian Wedde writes: The poems in this book represent my attempts to remain alert in the world between 1973 and 1977. . . . Nevertheless my main obsessions (sometimes called 'themes') have remained the same, though not habitual... more...

  • Dante?s Vita Nuova, New Editionby Dante Alighieri; Mark Musa

    Indiana University Press 1973; US$ 18.99

    In this new edition Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love. "... the explication de texte which accompanies [Musa's] translation is instructively novel, always admirable.... This present work offers English readers... more...

  • The Decadent Handbookby Rowan Pelling; Amelia Hodsdon

    Dedalus 2012; US$ 11.99

    The ultimate lifestyle guide for those who want to transform the spirit of the ageThe ultimate lifestyle guide for those who want to transform the spirit of the age more...

  • Decadent Verseby Caroline Blyth

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 175.00

    A critical collection of late-Victorian poetry, fully annotated and explored, bringing to life the often overlooked but integral verse of the period. more...

  • The Dedalus Book of British Fantasyby Brian Stableford

    Dedalus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Beginning in 1804 with Nathan Drake's 'Henry Fitzowen', The Dedalus Book of British Fantasy traces the development of the genre through the stories and poems of Coleridge, Keats, Dickens, Disraeli, William Morris, Christina Rossetti, Tennyson and Vernon Lee, until the end of the century and Richard Garnett's 'Alexander the Ratcatcher'. Each text... more...

  • Der Blick von außenby Klaus Scheunemann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 37.84

    Reihe Formen der Erinnerung - Band 033 more...

  • Do Not Go Gentleby Neil Astley

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 10.14

    This wide-ranging selection combines popular choices of traditional poems read at funerals with powerful poems by contemporary writers more tuned to our present age of doubt and disbelief. There are poems here for churchgoers and believers, including classic verses of grief and consolation by John Donne, Christina Rossetti, Emily Bronte and Emily Dickinson,... more...