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  • 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$ 74.61

    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...

  • Edinburghby David Carroll

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    Edinburgh enjoys a long and impressive literary heritage and can claim connections with some of the world's most famous writers. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott were all natives of the city, with Robert Burns, Charles Dickens, J M Barrie and Samuel Jackson were just a few of those who forged links with what William... 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...

  • Kampf gegen den Untergangby Daniel Menning

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 52.41

    Kampf gegen den Untergang : die Tagebücher des reichsritterschaftlichen Gesandten Reinhard von Berstett (1802-1806) more...

  • Imperialism as Diasporaby Ralph Crane; Radhika Mohanram

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    Imperialism as Diaspora reassesses the important years of the British Raj in India and the diasporic position of Anglo-Indians, who, while neither quite British nor Indian, were simultaneously both, and who were instrumental in the construction of the Empire in India. more...

  • Rifled Sanctuariesby Bill Pearson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Gathering Evidenceby Caoilinn Hughes

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    With pinpoint accuracy, virtuosity and humour, Caoilinn Hughes aligns scientific and poetic venturing. In this striking debut collection she focuses on moments of discovery, from the first controlled nuclear reaction to the shape of an avalanche as witnessed from its catchment area. These are epiphanies with consequences. more...