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- Four Winds Press 2014; US$ 9.99
Inspired by the spirit and approach of Bertolt Brecht's Manual of Piety , the poems of Laughing Cult often employ the structures of ballads, folksongs, and other traditional forms to create miniature sketches marked by romantic ambiguity, occultism, science fiction, and quirky angst. As cool in tone as a Lee Konitz solo and as lacking in affect... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 11.67
Tony Leon has written a book of unique insight into an unexplored aspect of the presidency and leadership of Nelson Mandela. Opposite Mandela relates the untold stories of how South Africa's first democratic president related to his political opponents. Leon served as leader of the Democratic Party during Mandela's presidency. Although they clashed,... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 9.95
"'Yes indeed, some days it helps to think of extinction,' writes Stephen Cushman in his joyride of a jeremiad, The Red List . Baring everything from his soul down to his cholesterol levels, this stargazer, Biblical exegete, and campus flaneur composes a twenty-first-century self-portrait in a funhouse mirror. 'Maybe, could it be, hopelessness is... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 10.91
First published in 1899, The Symbolist Movement in Literature was a highly influential work of criticism, and served to introduce the French Symbolists to an Anglophone readership. Symons' interest in writers such as Paul Verlaine and Stéphane Mallarmé puts him at the heart of contemporary debates about Decadence and Symbolism in fin-de-siècle... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 15.99
A woozy logic dominates these poems: a heart can become a buzzing hive of bees, a rooster can trigger a series of bombs, a young man can embrace a city bus as his spirit animal. Yet Bazzett slices through his poems with a dangerous sense of humor. Your humor is deft and cutting / my fingers off one by one,? as one poem puts it. Once dismembered, Bazzett?s... more...
- The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 8.99
The world of John McAuliffe?s ?rst book is surprisingly populous, even social. The poems are grounded in speech and conversation and are consistently alert to that moment when one thing changes into another and to how a phrase clari?es into unexpected meaning, ?seeing different things in the same light?. ?His book is every bit as good as I hoped it... more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 15.99
Young Country is a book of poetry by twenty-first-century writer Kerry Hines alongside images by nineteenth-century photographer William Williams. The wry, plainspoken but haunting poems sit alongside evocative photographs of settlement: landscapes, streetscapes, skyscapes; the escapades of a trio of flatmates; portraits of family and friends; burnt... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99
Boasting one of Western culture?s oldest and richest literary traditions, French literature has long been a pioneer of style and innovation. From the farcical comedies of Moličre to the torment of Baudelaire?s verse, it has inspired writers and artists everywhere throughout the ages. This comprehensive Beginner?s Guide tells French Literature?s compelling... more...