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  • Burnt Offeringby Joan Metelerkamp

    Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • The Rose of Toulouseby Fred D'Aguiar

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 15.99

    A book of geographies, this collection chronicles the poet?s history as it traces the places where he has lived and taught. Written by an immigrant, this book also masterfully tackles political topics, including the war on terror and terror itself: its causes and effects. Through sonnets, ballads, free verse, and a sinuous long line, this honest,... more...

  • Oxford Poets 2013by Iain Galbraith; Robyn Marsack New Zealand-born Robyn Marsack has been Director o; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80

    This anthology brings together the work of nineteen poets from a dozen different countries, with translations from at least seven languages, to provide a rich mix of contemporary voices. Here you can move from the Australian desert to an English coal mine, from the interior world of Grace Darling to the mythic world of the Ramayana, from earthquakes... more...

  • Gender, Art and Deathby Janet Todd

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    In this book, Janet Todd, one of the leading authorities on seventeenth- and eighteenth century women writers, discusses gender issues from the Restoration to Romanticism investigating women authors and the fascination with culturally privileged art and with heroic death. more...

  • The Rose of Toulouseby Fred D'Aguiar

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51

    ‘I should never ask / directions to my childhood?, writes Fred D?Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts – between Britain, Guyana and the USA – are his identity:... more...

  • Darkness Inside Outby Rodney Pybus

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    Offering a variety of explorations into different worlds, real and imaginary, beautiful and barbaric, this poetry compilation attempts to illuminate some of life?s difficult puzzles. A journey through a series of vivid encounters?ranging from fireflies outside a Gascony farmhouse and John Wayne sailing a converted minesweeper to a bull terrier listening... more...

  • Kontingenz und Literatur im Prozess der Modernisierungby Stella Butter

    Narr Francke Attempto 2013; US$ 82.79

    Hauptbeschreibung Im Mittelpunkt dieser Studie steht die Frage, wie englische Literatur Modernisierungsprozesse und damit verbundene Krisenphänomene reflektiert und welche Umgangsstrategien für individuelles und gesellschaftliches Handeln entworfen werden. Zentrale Analysekategorie ist das Konzept der 'Kontingenz', weil Vorstellungen davon, welche... 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...

  • Tales of Gotham Cityby Ian Wedde

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Tales of Gotham City consists of three groups of poems that were written over a period of seven years, from 1977–83. Ian Wedde says of this collection: When I went 'greedily' looking for meaning among the poems I'd written since about 1977, I found the record of a withdrawal of curiosity, its replacement with a counterpart anger. I'd wanted to know... more...

  • Rifled Sanctuariesby Bill Pearson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    The Pacific Islands began to appear in Western literature soon after European navigators made landfall there. From the first, there was seldom a statement of plain facts. Explorers brought their own viewpoints while editors, poets and novelists went on to interpret and moralise the first accounts. Portraying Pacific peoples as sensual, indolent, childlike... more...