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  • I, Clodia, and Other Portraitsby Anna Jackson

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    ?I, Clodia? is the story of Clodia Metelli?poet and lover?and her relations with her far-away paramour Catullus, her husband Metellus Celer, her brother Publius Clodius, and her accuser Cicero. By giving Clodia?the "Lesbia" of Catullus?s famous love poetry?her own first-person narration, Anna Jackson upends and reinvigorates the beloved classical... more...

  • The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotliebby Dominick Grace

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Gotlieb is a writer central to the Canadian science fiction canon. Though she has been called the queen of Canadian SF by Robert J. Sawyer, and though David Ketterer has suggested that she is Canadian SF, Gotlieb has been largely overlooked by SF studies. This book delves deeply into her body of work and traces her career in detail. Offering close... more...

  • Open Houseby David Brooks

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The poems in this striking new collection take a number of forms, drifting between nature and philosophy, evoking a meditative quality that is both contemplative and full of grace. Spare and honed, David Brooks?s poems range in scale, from investigations into microscopic detail observing the smallest creatures and textures underfoot as well as the... more...

  • Irish Cosmopolitanismby Nels Pearson

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Looking at the writing of three Irish expatriates who lived in Trieste, London, and Paris, Nels Pearson challenges conventional critical trends that view their work as either affirming Irish anti-colonial sentiment or embracing international identity. In reality, he argues, these writers work constantly back and forth between a sense of national belonging... more...

  • Classical Literature and Learning in Medieval Irish Narrativeby Ralph O'Connor

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Examinations of the use of classical Latin texts, themes and techniques in medieval Irish narrative. more...

  • Unreliable Memoirsby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 8.84

    A hilarious and touching introduction to the story of a national treasure more...

  • True Mindsby Joanna Murray-Smith

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Two families on the brink of matrimonial union are thrown together by a freak storm in True Minds. A romantic comedy with a plot worthy of Preston Sturges, True Minds presents a charming and compelling case for following the heart’s desires. more...

  • Day One, a Hotel, Eveningby Joanna Murray-Smith

    Currency Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Day One, a Hotel, Evening follows three couples through a minefield of extra-marital indiscretions. This savagely funny play holds a twist and a sting in the tale. more...

  • How to Be Dead in a Year of Snakesby Chris Tse

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    In 1905, white supremacist Lionel Terry murdered the Cantonese gold prospector Joe Kum Yung to draw attention to his crusade to rid New Zealand of Chinese and other east Asian immigrants. Author Chris Tse uses this story?and its reenactment for a documentary a hundred years later?to reflect on the experiences of Chinese migrants of the period, their... more...

  • National 5 & Higher English: Scottish Short Textsby Willie McGuire; Carolyn Cunningham; John Mitchell

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 59.94

    In National 5 and Higher English students may choose to write about a Scottish set text in each part of the Critical Reading paper provided they are from different genres, meaning that up to 40% of marks are available for writing about Scottish set texts. This book provides valuable advice on writing about the most popular Scottish poems and short... more...