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  • Macbethby William Shakespeare

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and one of his best-known plays. Often referred to as an archetypal tale, it warns against lust for power and the betrayal of friends. Shakespeare based the play loosely on a King Macbeth of Scotland. The play is traditionally considered "cursed", and thus many actors refer to it as "The... more...

  • The Complete English Poemsby John Donne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.40

    No poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods. Constant in his work, however, is an intensity of feeling and expression and... more...

  • More for Helen of Troyby Simon Mundy

    Seren 2013; US$ 10.99

    More for Helen of Troy, Simon Mundy's new collection of poems from Seren, is suffused with the atmosphere of the landscapes that inspire him, the lush countryside of Powys, and a number of islands all over the world:Genada, Jamaica, Shetland, Italy. It is also deeply involved with many questions of desire: for the ideal of a beautiful woman, as 'Mermaid';... more...

  • Troilus and Cressidaby William Shakespeare; Dr. Barbara A. Mowat; Paul Werstine

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 6.99

    For Troilus and Cressida , set during the Trojan War, Shakespeare turned to the Greek poet Homer, whose epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey treat the war and its aftermath, and to Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales and the great romance of the war, Troilus and Criseyde . The authoritative edition of Troilus and Cressida from... more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Shakespeare's Romancesby Suanna H Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, and All's Well That Ends Well have fascinated scholars for centuries for, among other aspects, the ways they resist an obvious genre classification. While these stories of love and familial recognition bear elements of romantic conflict, Shakespeare integrated aspects of the comedic and tragic... more...

  • Live-Tickerby Endo Anaconda; Gion Mathias Cavelty; Marianne Fehr; Nora Gomringer; Jürg Halter; Dominik Locher; Thomas Meyer; Milena Moser; Till Rippmann; Michèle Roten; Daniel Ryser; Alexander Seibt; Christian Uetz; Adrian Witschi; Thomas Wyss; Constantin Seibt

    Echtzeit Verlag 2012; US$ 23.99

    «Für einen wirklich gelungenen Ticker muss ein fast perfekter Autor auf ein fast perfektes Stück Realität treffen», schreibt Constantin Seibt in seinem Vorwort. Fünfzehn Autorinnen und Autoren machen es vor. Und schreiben Literatur im Minutentakt: Endo Anaconda tickert einen Kinobesuch, Milena Moser das kürzeste Studium, Jürg Halter einen Klitschko-Kampf.... more...

  • Literary Buckinghamshireby Paul Wreyford

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    <div>Poet John Betjemen was not the only scribe 'beckoned out to lanes in beechy Bucks'. Many of the country's most famous writers shared his fondness for the county and sought solace within its boundaries. John Milton came herer to escape the plague in London; Enid Blyton fled the capital's increasing development, with D H Lawrence and... more...

  • Dangerous Goodsby Sean Hill

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99

    From the poet whose stunning debut was praised as "transcendent" (Kevin Young) and "steadily confident" (Carl Phillips), Dangerous Goods  tracks its speaker throughout North America and abroad, illuminating the ways in which home and place may inhabit one another comfortably or uncomfortablyor both simultaneously. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo,... more...

  • The Adventures of Velaby Albert Wendt

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99

    Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela " Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei... more...

  • Bildphysiologieby Tanja Klemm

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This study explores the interconnections between image, perception, and the observed body in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It draws from medicine, natural philosophy, theology, and image theory to develop a historical ?phenomenology of embodiment?: perception of a living body ( corpus animatum ) is understood in terms of the... more...