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- Profile Books 2015; US$ 4.67
In 1974, the homeless Miss Shepherd moved her broken down van into Alan Bennett's garden. Deeply eccentric and stubborn to her bones, Miss Shepherd was not an easy tenant. And Bennett, despite inviting her in the first place, was a reluctant landlord. And yet she lived there for fifteen years. This account of those years was first published in... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
The Importance of Being Earnest is the last play Oscar Wilde ever wrote, and remains his most enduringly popular. It makes fun of social graces in the late Victorian era. Two seemingly unrelated parties are thrown into ridiculous entanglement when their fake identities, maintained in order to escape social responsibilities, grow ever more complicated... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 13.11
<div><p>A razor-sharp, acid-tongued new play by Mike Bartlett, one of the UK's most exciting and inventive young writers.</p> <p>Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt...</p> <p><I>Bull</I> opened at Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield, in February 2013... more...
- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94
Four plays from the author of The Weir , with a foreword by the author. The plays in this volume – three monologues and a three-hander – were all written while Conor McPherson was in his twenties. This Lime Tree Bower A poignant and gripping tale told through three interlinking monologues. Winner of a Thames TV Award, a Guinness/National Theatre... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99
Lara is a powerful semi-autobiographical novel-in-verse based on Bernardine Evaristo's own childhood and family history. The eponymous Lara is a mixed-race girl raised in Woolwich, a white suburb of London, during the 60s and 70s. Her father, Taiwo, is Nigerian, and her mother, Ellen, is white British. They marry in the 1950s, in spite of fierce opposition... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1978; US$ 5.99
Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the sense of poetry evident in the originals.... more...
- Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 41.02
Im Oktober 1911 gingen bildungsbürgerliche Sozialreformer in die Arbeiterviertel im Osten Berlins: eine soziale Mission, in deren Mittelpunkt das Kennenlernen der Menschen und Verhältnisse im "dunklen Berlin" stand. Sie wurde für ihre Teilnehmer zu einer "Schule des wirklichen Lebens", in der sie Erfahrungen nachholen konnten, die... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99
In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard labor as punishment for having engaged in homosexual acts. While serving out his sentence at Reading Gaol in Berkshire, Wilde witnessed the execution by hanging of a young soldier who had murdered his wife by slashing her throat. Profoundly shaken by the execution and the crime that preceded it,... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
William Wordsworth is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the Western literary canon -- but his sister, Dorothy, was a skilled poet and diarist in her own right, as well, though she never sought the public acclaim that enveloped her brother's career. This fascinating biography probes the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, as well... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) is remembered best for his sharp wit, his comedic plays and for his contribution to aestheticism and decadence. In this collection of essays, however, Wilde writes predominantly on socialism, anarchy and libertarianism. He believed in these passionately and was influenced among others by William Morris and John Ruskin. more...