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Folk literature

  • Hello, Beautiful!by Hannie Rayson

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.99

    A memoir in parts, from one of Australia's best-loved playwrights. Hannie Rayson - writer, mother, daughter, sister, wife, romantic, adventuress, parking-spot optimist - has spent a lifetime giving voice to others in the many roles she has written for stage and television. In her new book, she shines the spotlight on herself. This collection of... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laden Choirsby Peter Wolfe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1973 the Australian novelist Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the year that his great novel of family ties and change, The Eye of the Storm , was published and became a bestseller in America and Europe. Yet White is still not widely known or read, and few writers of today have provoked so many contradictory judgments. Now Peter... more...

  • The Indian Partition in Literature and Filmsby Rini Bhattacharya Mehta; Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book presents an examination of fictional representations, in books and films, of the 1947 Partition that led to the creation of the sovereign nation-states of India and Pakistan. While the process of representing the Partition experience through words and images began in the late 1940s, it is only in the last few decades that literary critics... more...

  • Unreliable Memoirsby Clive James

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 8.94

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

  • Honour (NHB Modern Plays)by Joanna Murray-Smith

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An unsettling play about infidelity seen from the perspective of the three women involved: the wife, the lover and the daughter. George and Honor have been happily married for thirty-two years. She is a successful writer, he is a revered columnist. They have a perfect understanding of each other. Until a pushy young female journalist - on an assignment... 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...

  • 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...