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  • A Nest on the Wavesby David Wheatley

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Writing in Poetry Review Roddy Lumsden found cause to praise David Wheatley's wilfully impressive form and rampaging vocabulary', while in the TLS Peter Reading commended his technical resources as an unobtrusive pleasure to read'. A Nest on the Waves, taking its title from the folk belief that petrels lay their eggs at sea, ruminates on themes of... more...

  • The Second Wave (Routledge Revivals)by John Russell Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    In the 1970s the revolution that had swept the British theatre in the 1950s had already become accepted as the new establishment. Areas that had been previously regarded as remote ideals - including permanent repertory companies, a lively provincial theatre and an extensive spread of avant-garde and fringe theatrical activities - were now considered... more...

  • Dialogue and Discourse (RLE Linguistics C: Applied Linguistics)by Deirdre Burton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This book is based on a close study of modern drama texts. In the first section ? Dialogue ? it studies specific drama texts. Drama has been neglected by linguistic studies of literature, and this book develops a new area of literary-linguistic stylistics. It demonstrates how recent advances in the sociolinguistic analysis of conversation (discourse... more...

  • The Company of Horsesby Peter Fallon

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The Company of Horses is Peter Fallon's ?rst collection of original poems since News of the World: Selected and New Poems appeared in 1998. The Irish Times in its review of The Georgics of Virgil (2004) declared this book, taken in parts or as a whole, says ?Glory to the world?. And the glory is renewed for our time in Peter Fallon's inspired translation.'... more...

  • The View from Hereby Sara Berkeley

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    . . . and into the stillness / comes my knowing: we carry our daughters until they are too light to bear, then we carry our mothers; they are heavy as air.' I loved my life with a fierce joy,' Sara Berkeley proclaims in her follow up to Strawberry Thief, a book singled out by Dermot Bolger for its extraordinarily vivid freshness and sharp focus' by... more...

  • The Fire Stepby Tom French

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Even now, as we rise to check on the children where they sleep within earshot of the river, two midwives are rising in darkness to dress for all weathers . . . Eight years after the appearance of Tom French's award-winning first collection The Fire Step confirms the promise and achievement of his debut. His gift for creating stunning elegiac moments... more...

  • Spindriftby Vona Groarke

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION Groarke is superb at sidestepping or skirting the subject, the better to wrong-foot the reader and set us right down, surprised, in the middle of things . . . Spindrift is suffused with a candour, delicacy and intelligence that should win her many new readers.' ? from the Poetry Book Society citation. Vona Groarke's... more...

  • Bronze by Goldby Sebastian D.G. Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Nine Fathom Deepby David Constantine

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    Like the work of the European poets who have nourished him, David Constantine's poetry is informed by a profoundly humane vision of the world. In his title-poem -which illuminates the themes of the whole book -the lovers are a utopian answering back against the curse (following a crime against Nature) that is carried by the ship passing above them.... more...

  • Uncollected Poemsby R.S. Thomas

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) is a major writer of our time, one of the finest religious poets in the English language and one of Wales's greatest poets. His output was prolific: over six decades he published some 25 individual collections of poems, as well as several volumes of prose. A substantial number of his poems, however, have hitherto remained uncollected,... more...