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  • Music and Identity in Postcolonial British-South Asian Literatureby Christin Hoene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy , Amit Chaudhuri's Afternoon Raag , Suhayl Saadi's Psychoraag... more...

  • Idylle, rückwärtsby Kurt Drawert

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 17.27

    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...

  • Hot Nights, Cool Dragonsby Matt Zurbo

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 18.17

    Have you ever wanted more? Original and alive with the rhythms of jazz, this is a story of hot city streets, stalking reptiles and soaring dreams from the author of Idiot Pride and Flyboy and the Invisible. more...

  • Lighting Dark Placesby Sue Kossew

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 57.00

    This is the first published collection of critical essays on the work of Kate Grenville, one of Australia’s most important contemporary writers. Grenville has been acclaimed for her novels, winning numerous national and international prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her novels are marked by... more...

  • Disturbing Elementby Xavier Herbert

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Often comic, often tragic, Disturbing Element is the story of an Australian literary legend written in his own classic style. more...

  • Hammers Over the Anvilby Alan Marshall

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    A string of vignettes and short stories of life in a Victorian country township, told in the voice of the author as a boy. more...

  • Wild Weeds and Windflowersby Ric Throssell

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Katharine Susannah Prichard was a writer of novels internationally acclaimed for their realism and power, a foundation member of the Australian Communist Party, a feminist. Her son, Ric Throssell, has drawn on the memories of a lifetime and a deep and intimate knowledge of his subject in this full and moving account of his mother's life. more...

  • Hey Diddle-Diddleby Sam Foster

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2008; US$ 9.99

    This charming compilation of 40 of the best-loved traditional nursery rhymes offers clues as to their true meanings and often surprising origins.Many of the catchy songs we grew up with were not nonsense verses for the playground but served as satirical commentaries on political events of the day. These seemingly innocent vehicles were once used to... more...

  • The Missing Heirby Kylie Tennant

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Kylie Tennant's novels are known for their vitality and social realism, and The Missing Heir is in the same tradition. Wicked pen-portraits of her forebears and parents set the scene before the narrative moves on to Kylie herself. more...

  • The Tourby Denise Scott

    Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 12.99

    ‘I’d always thought spiritual enlightenment would involve candles, meditative music and maybe even a happy faced person wearing an orange robe banging a gong occasionally. Never in my wildest imaginings did I expect it would happen when I was on all fours vomiting my guts out beside a sugar cane field in far north Queensland on Mother’s... more...