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  • Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 3.99

    Shakespeare?s Romeo and Juliet (c.1597) is an early tragedy about the fate of two star-crossed lovers. The story opens in Verona with a street brawl between the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo Montague attends a masquerade party at the house of the Capulets, where he woos Juliet. Count Paris tries to attract Juliet?s attention with the help of Juliet?s... more...

  • Writing in Nonstandard Englishby Irma Taavitsainen; Gunnel Melchers; Päivi Pahta

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 188.00

    This book investigates linguistic variation as a complex continuum of language use from standard to nonstandard. In our view, these notions can only be established through mutual definition, and they cannot exist without the opposite pole. What is considered standard English changes according to the approach at hand, and the nonstandard changes accordingly.... more...

  • Early Modern Metaphysical Literatureby Dr Michael Morgan Holmes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 175.00

    Early Modern Metaphysical Literature illuminates now-obscured aspects of cultural negotiation and denaturalization germane to numerous Metaphysical texts. Examining poetry and prose by Donne, Marvell, Lanyer, Crashaw, and Edward Herbert, this book challenges readers to recognize the provocative strangeness of these writings in their original contexts... more...

  • Griezelig gewoonby Agnes Andeweg

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 42.25

    Hedendaagse Nederlandse auteurs putten naar hartenlust uit het repertoire van de 'gothic novel'. In dit boek analyseert Agnes Andeweg zes gotieke romans van auteurs als Frans Kellendonk, Gerard Reve, Thomas Rosenboom en Renate Dorrestein. Deze romans laten zich lezen als een commentaar op de moderniseringen van de Nederlandse samenleving in... more...

  • Cold Mountain Poemsby Gary Snyder

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 24.99

    In 1953, Gary Snyder returned to the Bay Area and, at age 23, enrolled in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, to study Asian languages and culture. He intensified his study of Chinese and Japanese, and taking up the challenge of one of his professors, Chen Shih-hsiang, he began to work on translating a largely unknown poet by... more...

  • Lost on Treasure Islandby Steve Friedman

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    When Midwesterner Steve Friedman arrived in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, raring to go and ready to conquer, he soon found pitfalls and pratfalls more numerous and perilous than he had ever imagined. Here is his utterly honest, often hilarious, self-deprecating account of those fateful years, starting with his first job at GQ and... more...

  • Love Giftsby Tanure Ojaide

    African Heritage Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Love Gifts is a love sequence: the poetic rendering of the relationship between the minstrel and his muse over a long period. The poet uses the relationship of the two personages to investigate the human condition; hence the poems deal with dreams, desires, frustrations, hopes, contentment, and seeking meaning in life. The poetic canvas links the two... more...

  • Tigress at Full Moonby Obiwu

    African Heritage Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    OBIWU received his Ph.D. (with distinction) in English with emphasis on Critical Theory from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York and wrote his dissertation on In the Name of the Father: Lacanian Reading of Four White South African Writers. Tigress at Full Moon is his second volume of poetry since Rituals of the Sun (1992). Obiwuís other publications... more...

  • A Smile For My Parentsby Heather Henderson

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 20.90

    A delightful, surprising and warm collection of stories about Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies, from their only daughter, Heather Henderson more...

  • Tonight the Summer's Overby Rory Waterman

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 7.26

    The poems in Rory Waterman's debut collection Tonight the Summer's Over explore belonging and estrangement with precise resonance. Born in Belfast and brought up in rural Lincolnshire, Waterman turns an unblurred eye on his own childhood, caught between two countries, two cultures, two parents. Yet his poems are never mere autobiography: they are rooted... more...