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  • Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theaterby W. B. Worthen

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The history of drama is typically viewed as a series of inert "styles." Tracing British and American stage drama from the 1880s onward, W. B. Worthen instead sees drama as the interplay of text, stage production, and audience. How are audiences manipulated? What makes drama meaningful? Worthen identifies three rhetorical strategies that distinguish... more...

  • Young Emmaby W. H. Davies

    Parthian Books 2015; US$ 7.28

    At the age of fifty, towards the end of the First World War, W. H. Davies decided that he must marry. Spurning London society and the literary circles where he had been lionised since the publication of his Autobiography of a Super-Tramp, he set about looking for the right partner on the streets of London. Young Emma is a moving and revealing... more...

  • Stil und Moralby Lukas Bärfuss

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 14.63

    Seit Frisch und Dürrenmatt hat vielleicht kein Schweizer Schriftsteller mehr solche öffentliche Wirkung gezeitigt wie Lukas Bärfuss. Wenn Lukas Bärfuss über die großen Begriffe nachdenkt: Freiheit, Lüge, Raum, Zeit, »Wo bin ich hier?«, dann geschieht das nie im im luftleeren Raum der Abstraktion. Immer erzählt er Geschichten. Er ist neugierig auf... more...

  • Itselfby Rae Armantrout

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    ITSELF Chirality A Conceit Split Induction Conclusion Pitch Price Points Difference Eden Sonnet 3 Itself Rooms Bivouac Material Flo The New irony Sponsor The Matter Two and Two Personhood Friends The Couple Headlong Fundamentals MEMBRANE Membrane Keepers Poem Alignment Habitat The Wait Occurrence End User Loop Geography Persistence Place Mark Believing... more...

  • Mr. Westby Sarah Blake

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Identities are formed and broken in this unauthorized lyric biography more...

  • Heliopauseby Heather Christle

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Beauty and peril abound in new poems from this spirited poet more...

  • Modernists at Oddsby Matthew J. Kochis; Heather L. Lusty

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Modernism?s most contentious rivals, James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence, are traditionally seen as opposites. This is the first book to explore the resonances between the two writers, revealing that their lives, works, and careers have striking similarities. For starters, they shared the same literary agent, published in the same literary magazines, fought... more...

  • Deposit (NHB Modern Plays)by Matt Hartley

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    A bittersweet and vital play that throws a spotlight on ‘Generation Rent? and the lengths they will go to in order to get that first step on the property ladder. Rachel and Ben want to buy a flat in London. And so do their friends, Melanie and Sam. But what with rent, tax, student loans, pensions and bills, it?s impossible to save for a deposit.... more...

  • Wink (NHB Modern Plays)by Phoebe Eclair-Powell

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 13.11

    An electrifying drama about what happens to personal identity in an age of ubiquitous technology and social media. John is a twenty-seven-year-old teacher ‘who probably wasn?t allowed to teach at an all-girls? school? and Mark is his sixteen-year-old ‘Olympic porn-watching? pupil. A normal week in their normal lives – school, eat, TV, sleep, repeat.... more...

  • Rules for Living (NHB Modern Plays)by Sam Holcroft

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Everyone creates their own coping strategies or rules for living. But what happens when an extended family gathers in the kitchen for a traditional Christmas and they each follow those rules, rigidly? In Sam Holcroft?s theatrically playful, dark comedy the family does just that. And when the instructions are there for all to see, audience included,... more...