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  • Double Feature: Two (NHB Modern Plays)by Prasanna Puwanarajah; Tom Basden

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Double Feature brings together – in two volumes of paired short plays – four of the most exciting new voices in UK theatre, in their first commissions for the National Theatre. This volume contains: Nightwatchman by Prasanna Puwanarajah There is a War by Tom Basden In Nightwatchman a British Sri Lankan cricketer prepares for... more...

  • On Natureby Edward Hoagland

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Annie Dillard observes "The best of Edward Hoagland is the best in the land." Now, in a beautiful new hardcover edition, signed by the author, and including new material, comes the best observations on nature by the finest essayist of our time. more...

  • Decade (NHB Modern Plays)by Various

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    Two towers. Ten years. Twenty plays. Ten years after 9/11, twenty international writers respond to the defining event of our times. Published here are their individual plays, which woven together formed the basis of Decade , an immersive theatrical production from Headlong theatre company. The writers: Samuel Adamson, Mike Bartlett, Alecky... more...

  • Daniel in the Lions' Denby Brendan Powell Smith

    Sky Pony Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Daniel has been ordered, along with the other subjects of King Darius?s Persian Empire, to pray to no other god or man but the king for a whole month. But Daniel continues to pray to God, ignoring the official edict and making King Darius quite mad. Determined to see Daniel pay for not following his new rule, the king has him thrown into a den of... more...

  • Arthurian Drama: An Anthologyby Alan Lupack

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This anthology reproduces six plays based on stories of King Arthur from a variety of periods. Originally published in 1991, it offers a comprehensive discussion of Arthurian Drama in introduction and also provides an appendix listing printed scripts in English that address Arthurian legend. more...

  • Translating Styleby Tim Parks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Arising from a dissatisfaction with blandly general or abstrusely theoretical approaches to translation, this book sets out to show, through detailed and lively analysis, what it really means to translate literary style. Combining linguistic and lit crit approaches, it proceeds through a series of interconnected chapters to analyse translations of... more...

  • Readers, Reading and the Reception of Translated Fiction in Chineseby Leo Tak-hung Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Translated fiction has largely been under-theorized, if not altogether ignored, in literary studies. Though widely consumed, translated novels are still considered secondary versions of foreign masterpieces. Readers, Reading and Reception of Translated Fiction in Chinese recognizes that translated novels are distinct from non-translated novels, just... more...

  • Translating Italy for the Eighteenth Centuryby Mirella Agorni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Translating Italy in the Eighteenth Century offers a historical analysis of the role played by translation in that complex redefinition of women's writing that was taking place in Britain in the second half of the eighteenth century. It investigates the ways in which women writers managed to appropriate images of Italy and adapt them to their own... more...

  • Wednesday to Comeby Renée; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In Wednesday To Come Renée takes four women of four generations in a single family and looks at how they cope with the Great Depression of the 1930's. Working class women, says Renée, have been invisible for too long - not because they are inarticulate but because they are unrecorded. 'I am interested in writing good roles for women, about women we... more...

  • Daughters of Heavenby Michelanne Forster; John Thomson

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    On June 22, 1954 in a secluded part of Victoria Park in Christchurch, Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker battered Pauline's mother to death. The infamous murder, also depicted in the Peter Jackson movie Heavenly Creatures, arose from the passionate friendship of the two girls. more...