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  • 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...

  • Literatur und Wahnsinnby Helene von Bogen; Theresa Mayer; Shirin Meyer zu Schwabedissen; Daniel Schierke; Simon Schnorr

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 48.67

    Ob im Theater, im Roman oder in der Dichtung: literarische Darstellung und Wahnsinn stehen in engem Verhältnis zueinander. Als Motiv ver-rückt der Wahnsinn den literarischen Text an die Grenzen des Lesbaren und Begreiflichen und eröffnet einen Fragehorizont, der von der sprachlichen Darstellbarkeit des Wahnsinns bis zur Möglichkeit eines wahnsinnigen... 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...

  • Wahrheit und Geschichteby Eva Ebel; Samuel Vollenweider

    TVZ Theologischer Verlag Zürich 2013; US$ 28.63

    Die aus einer Zürcher Tagung hervorgegangenen exegetischen, hermeneutischen und geschichtsphilosophischen Aufsätze dieses Bandes kundschaften das spannungsvolle Verhältnis von Wahrheit und Geschichte aus, zwischen denen es nach christlichem Glauben zu einer episodischen Berührung gekommen ist. Die Autorinnen und Autoren setzen sich dabei mit den erkenntnistheoretischen... more...

  • Mexico in My Heartby Willis Barnstone

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 13.99

    Willis Barnstone is a literature in himself: poet, translator, interpreter, in one year he can range from Jesus to Sappho and Borges with calm authority and good humour. He re-translates the New Testament in a version Harold Bloom describes as a superb act of restoration'. Mexico in My Heart is the essential Barnstone, drawing on fourteen collections,... more...

  • 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...