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  • The Erotic World of Faeryby Maureen Duffy

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014; US$ 2.90

    n her first full-length non-fiction work, Maureen Duffy examines the erotic meanings, hidden or obvious, behind the fantastic element in English literature. Those who have read her fiction will realise that she has long been interested in questions of myths. Now from the Dark Ages and the decline of the pagan gods and the fertility cults to the science... more...

  • Liminal Semioticsby Melanie Maria Lörke

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    Grenzen, ihre Überschreitung, ihre Auflösung und ihre Wiederherstellung sind ein bisher nicht systematisch erforschtes Schlüsselkonzept für das Verständnis romantischer Literatur. Diese semiotisch-komparatistische Grundsatzstudie analysiert über drei Kulturräume hinweg vergleichend eine Vielfalt heterogener literarischer Entgrenzungsphänomene in der... more...

  • Colaterales/Collateralby Dinapiera Di Donato

    Akashic Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    The debut winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series. more...

  • Fointamaby Kelvin Ngong Toh

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.95

    This is a touching play that interrogates certain traditional mores by revisiting the archetypal themes of love, deceit, and regret. It depicts a society in which people do not have the right to express themselves and their emotions. The play is a tragedy that ends with some cleansing of a land ruined by greed and individualism. more...

  • Veneraby Jay Rogoff

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Praise for Jay Rogoff "[Rogoff's] poetry takes a visible art of movement and translates the feelings it evokes and the history it records into delicate words.... But Rogoff also has an amazing knack for the humor in humanity, as a slew of death-defying poems demonstrates." -- Andrew Burstein, The Baton Rouge Advocate "Quite simply, I love the gravitational,... more...

  • Here Comes the Nightby Alan Gillis

    The Gallery Press 2013; US$ 10.94

    Here Comes the Night, Alan Gillis's third collection, broadens and deepens the range of Hawks and Doves, hailed by Peter McDonald as a decisive volume in the developing story of poetry from Northern Ireland, full of independence, imaginative strength, and a confidence that is fully justified'. Go on and Google yourself', he writes in a book that is... more...

  • I, Clodia, and Other Portraitsby Anna Jackson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    By giving Clodia - the 'Lesbia' of Catullus's famous love poetry - her own first-person narration, Anna Jackson upends and reinvigorates the beloved classical sequence with biting wit and tender attention. The photographer in the second sequence reads, writes, gives presents and considers the art of portraiture. But who is examining, and who is being... more...

  • Writing the Passionsby David Punter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Writing the Passions is a book of literary criticism, of philosophy and of the politics of modernity. It explores the arguments on the location of feeling in literature; on the fragmentation of the self under the pressure of the passions; of the place of the passions in psychoanalytic practice and theory; and on the notions of multiplicity, soul,... more...

  • Orwell's Coughby John Ross

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    The doctor suddenly appeared beside Will, startling him. Though he smiled reassuringly, the poet noticed that he kept a safe distance. In a soothing, urbane voice, he explained the treatment: stewed prunes to evacuate the bowels; succulent meats to ease digestion; cinnabar and the sweating tub Desperate diseases called for desperate remedies.? Did... more...

  • Sumby Zachariah Wells

    Biblioasis 2015; US$ 17.99

    Playful, allusive, persona-shifting poems from a Biblioasis poetry editor, whose work has been sung at the Opéra National in Paris. more...