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  • 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...

  • Artus ohne Tafelrundeby Kay Peter Jankrift

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 15.25

    Was ist dran an den Geschichten, die nicht nur zu Heldensagen, sondern immer wieder auch zu historischen Romanen und Hollywoodfilmen inspirierten? Beriet sich König Artus wirklich einmütig mit seinen Rittern an der Tafelrunde? Gilt Karl der Große zu Recht als Sachsenschlächter oder stimmt gar die These, dass es ihn nie gegeben hat? In diesem spannenden... 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...

  • Hilbigs Bilderby Peter Braun; Stephan Pabst

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 15.26

    Hauptbeschreibung Wolfgang Hilbig zählt sicher zu den außergewöhnlichsten Erscheinungen der deutsch-deutschen Literaturgeschichte am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er war ein Dichter, der in der Traditionslinie Novalis - Rimbaud - Trakl - Kafka steht und zugleich lange Jahre in den Braunkohlerevieren Sachsens als Heizerarbeitete. Kein Autor hat eine... 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...

  • Engelsgrubeby Eva Almstädt

    Bastei Entertainment 2009; US$ 6.67

    In den Gassen und Gewölben der historischen Altstadt Lübecks werden zwei Menschen brutal ermordet. Die Mordwaffen, ein antikes Stilett und ein Armeerevolver, wirken wie Requisiten in einem blutig inszenierten Drama. Kommissarin Pia Korittki zieht mit ihren Ermittlungen immer weitere und gefährlichere Kreise - und merkt zu spät, dass sie sich auf... 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...