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  • 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$ 11.65

    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...

  • Calypsoby Bob Orr

    Auckland University Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    Arranged in four lyrical sections, this collection of poems presents colorful images with a narrative drive and the true cadences of a storyteller. Traveling from Troy and Waiheke to San Francisco and Spain, this variety of verse leads into a discussion of simple objects, making the ordinary things of the world extraordinary. Finishing with compositions... more...

  • Veneraby Jay Rogoff

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Praise for Jay Rogoff "[Rogoff's] poetry takes a visible art of movement and translates the feelings it evokes and the history it records into delicate words.... But Rogoff also has an amazing knack for the humor in humanity, as a slew of death-defying poems demonstrates." -- Andrew Burstein, The Baton Rouge Advocate "Quite simply, I love the gravitational,... more...

  • The Little Verses of Christ's Faceby Cc Booker

    Two Harbors Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Cc Booker offers a stirring collection of verses inspired by the appearance of miraculous images on the fence in her backyard. Motivated by the powerful imagery revealed on the fence, and the peacefulness they prompted, she was guided to study A Course in Miracles. She weaves the resulting insights into her story of transformation. The author shares... more...

  • 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... more...

  • Blazing Starby Alexander Larman

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    He was 'THE WICKEDEST MAN ALIVE'. He went to Oxford University at the age of 12 He slept with his first prostitute at 13 He was an alcoholic by 14 He was imprisoned in the Tower at 18 He was acclaimed a war hero at 19 He died of syphilis at the age of 33 He was English history's first celebrity. He was John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester:... more...