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  • As Alwaysby Madeleine Gagnon; Phyllis Aronoff; Howard Scott

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 22.95

    This poignant autobiography casts a sharp eye on contemporary Quebec society and traces the emergence of a distinct Quebec identity. more...

  • Aspects Ecocritiques de l imaginaire africainby Etienne-Marie Lassi

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 24.95

    It is important to question some recurrent commonplaces about the (post)colonial order and the preservation of the environment if one wants to reconcile ecocriticism and postcolonial theories. For instance, were pre-colonial societies devoid of ecological awareness? Is the environmental commitment of the developed world a kind of repentance for the... more...

  • Aspects of Góngora's 'Soledades'by John R. Beverley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 158.00

    This study of Góngora?s Soledades is intended to summarize and discuss some of the problems which seemed important for a better understanding of these poems. Special attention is paid to the two opposing ?camps? that developed over time; one mainly focussing on the form and the other on the content of Soledades . In this volume the authors tries... more...

  • Baby, Fame & Inspirationby Derek Meyer

    tredition 2014; US$ 3.71

    Als Derek Meyer in den 1980ern auf einem Bauernhof in Niedersachsen aufwächst, scheint sein Schicksal besiegelt: Sein Vater legt ihm - dem ältesten Sohn - nicht nur den silbernen Löffel in die Wiege, sondern gleichzeitig auch die Verpflichtung und Bürde, den elterlichen Hof irgendwann zu übernehmen. Doch als ein New Yorker Schauspieler und Tänzer... more...

  • Bad Machineby George Szirtes

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The body is the 'bad machine' of George Szirtes' latest book of poems. The sudden death of his elderly father and of his younger friend, the poet Michael Murphy, remind him how machines "sources of energy and delight in their prime "go so easily wrong; and that change in the body is a signal for moving on. But language too is a body. Here, politics,... more...

  • Benito Perez Galdos and the Creative Processby Walter T. Pattison

    University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 67.50

    Most critics would rank Benito Perez Galdos second only to Cervantes among the great novelists of Spain. However, in spite of the esteem in which he is generally held, Galdos has been the subject of relatively few scholarly studies. Professor Pattison, by more...

  • A Better Lifeby John McAuliffe

    The Gallery Press 2014; US$ 10.94

    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... more...

  • Bitte 3x täglich lachenby Susann Winkler

    Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 13.24

    In Senioreneinrichtungen wird viel Wert auf eine umfassende soziale Betreuung gelegt. Betreuungskräfte bieten eine breite Palette an Aktivitäten an. Besonders beliebt ist dabei das Lesen/Vorlesen von Geschichten, Gedichten und kurzen Sprüchen. Dieses Vorlesebuch für die Seniorenarbeit bietet eine bunte Mischung aus heiteren Erzählungen, Gedichten,... more...

  • The Black Man and his Visaby Tardif Lonkog

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.05

    Tardif is the son of a medical practitioner, an herbalist and a spiritual healer in northwestern Cameroun. When his father eventually gives up his practice, his mother struggles to put him and four of his sisters through high school. But financing university is a challenge. Tardif works for seven years in the farms and as a school teacher and seeks... more...

  • Blood and Ice (NHB Modern Plays)by Liz Lochhead

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Renowned poet and dramatist Liz Lochhead tells the story of Frankenstein 's creation. Summer 1816. A house party on the shores of Lake Geneva. Eighteen-year-old Mary and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, along with Mary's half-sister Claire and the infamous Lord Byron, take part in a challenge to see who can write the most horrifying story. Mary's... more...