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  • The Life of Charlotte Bronteby Elizabeth Gaskell

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Nineteenth-century novelist Elizabeth Gaskell was inspired to start writing in part through her friendship with Charlotte Bronte. Later, Gaskell took on the project of composing the first serious, full-length biography of Bronte, a work that scholars agree did much to fan the flames of Bronte's then-burgeoning reputation. The Life of Charlotte... more...

  • Bücher, Literaten und Leser am Vorabend der Revolutionby Louis Sebastien Mercier; Wulf D. von Lucius; Wulf D. von Lucius

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 22.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit seinem "Tableau de Paris" hat Louis­Sébastien Mercier als erster überhaupt die Großstadt als sozialen Kosmos entdeckt und mit empathischer Hingebung und scharfem Witz beschrieben. Das Werk, das in zwölf Bänden mit mehr als tausend Kapiteln ab 1781 veröffentlicht wurde, vibriert von der Unruhe der Jahre vor der Revolution, die... more...

  • The Dawn and the Dayby Henry T. Niles

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Religious poetry is a genre that has been around for thousands of years, but in the multi-part epic The Dawn and the Day, lawyer and writer Henry T. Niles adopted a novel approach, attempting to forge a theological and philosophical bridge between two seemingly incompatible belief systems, Christianity and Buddhism. Stirring and thought-provoking,... 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; Hans-Jörg Walter; Constantin Seibt

    Echtzeit Verlag 2012; US$ 19.99

    «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...

  • Early Tahitian Poeticsby David Meyer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Tahiti has a rich history of oral tradition. Early visitors to the island transcribed recitations of myth, battle address, and land description. Until now their poetic organization has remained unexplored. From a computationally assisted analysis, this book describes early use of meter and parallelism and speculates on manner of composition. It sheds... more...

  • Dorothy Wordsworthby Edmund Lee

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    William Wordsworth is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the Western literary canon -- but his sister, Dorothy, was a skilled poet and diarist in her own right, as well, though she never sought the public acclaim that enveloped her brother's career. This fascinating biography probes the life and work of Dorothy Wordsworth, as well... more...

  • Dangerous Goodsby Sean Hill

    Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 16.00

    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 uncomfortably—or both simultaneously. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo,... more...

  • Matilda's Wedding (betty Neels Collection)by Betty Neels

    Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Mills & Boon presents the Betty Neels collection. Timeless tales of heart-warming romance by one of the world?s best-loved romance authors. When Matilda Paige applies to be Dr Henry Lovell?s new receptionist, she does her best to ignore her instant attraction to him. It wouldn?t do to dream of marrying the boss ? especially when Henry is already... more...

  • Essence Duo/Her Favourite Rival/The Doctor Returnsby Sarah Mayberry; Stella MacLean

    Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Her Favourite Rival by Sarah Mayberry Audrey Mathews has worked hard to get where she is. Now she's up for a promotion and nothing will stand in her way - including Zach Black. He's hot, smart...and the competition. When they're assigned to the same project she's shocked at how much she actually likes about him...and how much she misjudged... more...

  • The Boss's Brideby Brenda Minton

    Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Talk of the town. Leaving her cheating fiance at the altar made Gracie Wilson famous in tiny Bygones, Kansas. Now the only things she can count on are her job at the Fixer-Upper Hardware store and the store's handsome owner. Though Bygones's runaway bride has boosted Patrick Fogerty's business more than any sale could, his feelings for Gracie are... more...