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  • Arbeiterfreundeby Jens Wietschorke

    Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 39.79

    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 Ballad of Reading Gaolby Oscar Wilde

    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...

  • Dorothy Wordsworthby Edmund Lee

    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...

  • Plays of Near & Farby Lord Dunsany

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    "Lord Dunsany" was the pen name of Irish writer Edward Plunkett. A prolific dramatist and short story writer, many credit Dunsany with sparking interest in the then-nascent fantasy genre. This collection brings together several of the most popular works Dunsany produced for the stage. more...

  • The Feast of St. Friendby Arnold Bennett

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    If the hustle and bustle and toxic consumerism of the holiday season has tarnished your enthusiasm, British author Arnold Bennett's essay collection The Feast of St. Friend is just the restorative balm you need. In a series of thoughtful meditations, Bennett reflects on the true meaning of Christmas and its deep spiritual significance. more...

  • Marked for Deathby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fledgling air forces. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant... more...

  • James Joyce and the Exilic Imaginationby Michael Patrick Gillespie

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    James Joyce left Ireland in 1904 in self-imposed exile. Though he never permanently returned to Dublin, he continued to characterize the city in his prose throughout the rest of his life. This volume elucidates the ways Joyce wrote about his homeland with conflicting bitterness and affection?a common ambivalence in expatriate authors, whose time in... more...

  • The Lady In The Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 3.98

    Alan Bennett is the author of Writing Home, The Madness of George III, Talking Heads, The Clothes They Stood Up In and much else besides. Miss Shepherd lived in a Robin Reliant opposite Bennett's house in Camden Town. After a series of attacks on her van, he suggested she move, with her van, to his front drive. Initially reluctant, she agreed - and... more...

  • Semibreveby John F. Deane

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    John F. Deane is a vital presence in contemporary Irish poetry. The poems in Semibreve combine lyric grace with a fiercely questing intelligence, pushing against the mysteries of faith in a fractured world, paying tribute to the value of human life and love. Running through the book is a thread of elegy for the poet?s brother, who died of cancer in... more...

  • Geisby Caitríona O'Reilly

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Geis? is a word from Irish mythology meaning a supernatural taboo or injunction on behaviour. In her long-awaited third collection, Caitríona O?Reilly examines the ‘geis? in all of its psychological, emotional, and moral suggestiveness: exploring the prohibitions and compulsions under which we sometimes place ourselves, or find ourselves placed.... more...