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  • Some Sort of Geniusby Paul O'Keeffe

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 35.00

    Paul O?Keeffe is a lecturer and writer based in Liverpool, UK. He is also the author of Gaudier-Brzeska: An Absolute Case of Genius and A Genius for Failure: The Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon . His latest book is Waterloo: The Aftermath . He is currently writing a history of incarceration for debt, provisionally entitled: Debtors . more...

  • The Hazardsby Sarah Holland-Batt

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Spanning poems written in the United States, Central America, Europe, and Australia, The Hazards is a dazzling and inventive collection. Opening with a vision of a leveret?s agonizing death by myxomatosis and closing with a lover disappearing into dangerous waters, Holland-Batt reflects a predatory world rife with hazards, both real and imagined.... more...

  • Long Time No Seeby Hannah Lowe

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at cards or dice, returning in daylight to greet the daughter whose love and respect he courted. In this... 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...

  • 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...

  • Virginia Woolfby Viviane Forrester; Jody Gladding

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt award for biography, this remarkable portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf?s relationships with her family and friends and how they shaped her work. Forrester?s biography draws on revelations about the author that often remain buried and carefully applies them to a narrative of her development and influence.... more...

  • Unnatural and Unconventional Liaisons in English Renaissance Dramaby Friederike Schmiga

    Traugott Bautz 2015; US$ 27.77

    Friederike Schmiga studied English literature, linguistics and philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the University of Edinburgh. Her academic interests include the history of medieval philosophy and English Renaissance literature. She is currently doing research at the Università degli Studi di Bari and the KU Leuven with a doctoral... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...