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  • Eternal Hydraby Anton Piatigorsky

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.95

    When a young scholar finds Eternal Hydra , a long-lost, legendary and encyclopedic novel by an obscure Irish writer, she brings the manuscript to an esteemed publisher, hoping to secure an international audience for the book. But Vivian's obsession with the dead author, who has materialized in her life, is challenged by the work of a contemporary... more...

  • ‘Isn't All This Bloody?'by Trevor Royle

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 10.19

    As in the rest of Britain, the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 was met in Scotland with excitement and relief. In the field of literature too, the initial response was positive. Kailyard fiction and the Celtic Twilight were left behind as artless verses, patriotic articles and short stories flooded into print. But as the war progressed things changed... more...

  • Black Angels–Red Bloodby Steven McCarthy

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Dramatic novel, set in Redfern. On the surface there's not much to distinguish Tim's life from any other on the fringe?where dope, booze and women are his pleasure as well as his pain. He has his family in the busy, and the lives of his city friends are transacted in the face of poverty and police harassment. It is only in Tim's relationship with the... more...

  • Traitor's Gateby Michael Ridpath

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 9.99

    A nerve-shredding, intelligent thriller based around the first plot to kill Hitler, the story of a secret conflict ignited on the eve of World War II Conrad de Lancey has seen enough of evil: the shadow of fear on the faces of innocents; the roar of tanks through empty streets; the sudden lull before the slaughter begins. Franco's bloody insurrection... more...

  • Goodnessby Michael Redhill

    Coach House Books 2001; US$ 12.95

    This remarkable autobiographical play by the award-winning author of Building Jerusalem and Martin Sloane , is a Russian-doll-like play: concentric stories enveloping each other. A writer is told, in confidence, a terrible tale of murder and injustice and he promises never to repeat the story. Goodness is the writer breaking his word. Recently... more...

  • Theorists of the Modernist Novelby Deborah Parsons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Tracing the developing modernist aesthetic in the thought and writings of James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf, Deborah Parsons considers the cultural, social and personal influences upon the three writers. Exploring the connections between their theories, Parsons pays particular attention to their work on: forms of realism characters... more...

  • The Observing Self (Routledge Revivals)by Graham Good

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this title is a study of the essay as a literary genre, not just in terms of its general intellectual and literary history, but as an exploration of the creative possibilities of the form. The rise of the essay is discussed in relation to the rise of the novel and the emergence of empiricism in science, but the main focus... more...

  • Hello … helloby Karen Hines

    Coach House Books 2002; US$ 13.95

    In the vast, unnamed metropolis of Hello … Hello , art and commerce have finally and completely conjoined; stylish cafés serve up zebra mussels and the air is thick with a gentle rain of sparrows plummeting down from the mirrored office towers. Everywhere, people are falling for an edgy new fashion accessory: a shiny ball filled with poison that... more...

  • Frauenrollen in Margaret Laurences Romanenby Sybille Huck

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 36.72

    Fiktion und Realität sind keine Gegensätze. Vielmehr bilden sie eine Einheit. Das eine existiert ohne das andere nicht. Robert Kroetsch sagte einmal, dass wir keine wahrhaftige Identität besitzen, bis jemand unsere Geschichte erzählt. Die Fiktion erweckt uns zum Leben. Auf diesem Hintergrund versteht man das Interesse der Kanadier, ihre Geschichte... more...

  • Idylle, rückwärtsby Kurt Drawert

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 17.65

    Der Band «Idylle, rückwärts» versammelt das Beste aus Kurt Drawerts bisherigen Gedichtbänden sowie neue Gedichte.<BR>Nach seinem großen, von der Kritik hoch gelobten Roman «Ich hielt meinen Schatten für einen anderen und grüßte» (2008) legt Kurt Drawert, der sich vor allem als Lyriker und Essayist auch international einen Namen gemacht hat und... more...