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  • 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...

  • The Adventures of Velaby Albert Wendt

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    Journey through the many stories and worlds of the immortal Vela – Vela, so red and ugly at birth they called him the Cooked; Vela the lonely admirer of pigs and the connoisseur of feet; Vela the lover of song maker Mulialofa the Boneman. Follow him down through the centuries on his travels, encountering the single-minded society of the Tagata-Nei... more...

  • Bildphysiologieby Tanja Klemm

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This study explores the interconnections between image, perception, and the observed body in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It draws from medicine, natural philosophy, theology, and image theory to develop a historical ?phenomenology of embodiment?: perception of a living body (corpus animatum) is understood in terms of the whole body, and... more...

  • Literarische Männlichkeiten und Emotionenby Toni Tholen; Jennifer Clare

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 32.93

    Hauptbeschreibung Dass Männer zu allen Zeiten nicht nur Verstand, sondern auch Gefühle haben, ist an sich betrachtet eine schlichte Tatsache. Der die kulturelle Moderne dominierende bürgerliche Geschlechterdiskurs, wie er sich im 19. Jahrhundert formiert hat, behindert jedoch bis heute eine selbstverständliche Auseinandersetzung mit den Formen und... more...

  • Poetry First Aid Kitby Abbie Headon

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    Whether your problem is an everyday conundrum or a life-changing decision, the world of poetry is sure to provide an inspiring answer.Seek a solution within these stanzas and let the rhymes and rhythms help you resolve the dilemmas in your life. more...

  • Oracabessaby Lorna Goodison

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51

    Oracabessa is a book of risky journeys, mappings and re-mappings, as the poet navigates place, history and imagination. Goodison travels to Spain and Portugal, to Canada (‘Winter has landed?) and back to the Hope Gardens of her childhood in Jamaica; even to the Old Testament world of Ruth and Hagar. Throughout her journeys she hymns the artists who... more...

  • 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$ 140.00

    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$ 15.95

    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...