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  • Shifting Subjectsby Natalie Edwards

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 72.99

    There are many different ways to say 'I.' This book examines the ways in which four contemporary women writers (HZl_ne Cixous, Assia Djebar, Gis_le Halimi and Julia Kristeva) have written their autobiographical 'I' as a plural concept. These women refuse the individual 'I' of traditional autobiography by developing narrative strategies that multiply... 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...

  • Selection of Poems - Christian and Non-Christianby Elaine Day

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    A selection of Elaine Day's general poems over the years. This is a wide selection of poems that have been collected and placed into a single book. About the Author Elaine Day was born in North London. Her works include History of Havering in Essex, 29 Short stories, Heaven & Earth, Closer to Heaven, Knocking on Heaven's Door, All Year long, Poetry... more...

  • Fuelby Naomi Shihab Nye

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    Poems that find meaning in a world where we are "so tired of meaning nothing." more...

  • Childhood, Autobiography and the Francophone Caribbeanby Louise Hardwick

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    This book explores a major modern turn in Francophone Caribbean literature towards récits d'enfance (narratives of childhood) and asks why this occurred post-1990. more...

  • The Mind of Italo Calvinoby Dani Cavallaro

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was internationally regarded as one of Italy's greatest twentieth century writers. His approach to literature was remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to engage themselves with radical thoughts and philosophies, an approach lamentably scarce in contemporary... more...

  • Galdosby Jo Labanyi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Benito Perez Galdos has been described as 'the greatest Spanish novelist since Cervantes.' His work constitutes a major contribution to the nineteenth-century novel, rivalling that of Dickens of Balzac and making him an essential candidate for any course on the fiction of the period. Jo Labanyi's study is supported by a wide-rangting introduction,... more...

  • The Mining Roadby Leanne O'Sullivan

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    The Mining Road, Leanne O'Sullivan's third poetry collection, finds inspiration in the disused copper mines that haunt the rugged terrain around Allihies, near her home at Beara, in West Cork. Like remnants of a lost world, the mines' ruined towers, shafts, man-engines and dressing floors, evoke an elemental landscape in which men and women laboured... more...

  • Bad Machineby George Szirtes

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    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, politi,... more...

  • The Church of Omnivorous Lightby Robert Wrigley

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 18.99

    Robert Wrigley is a poet of America's northern Rocky Mountains. Over three decades his poetry's pervading concerns have been rural Western landscapes and humankind's place within the natural world. His most recent poems have presented a portrait of a nation, one that is a singular part of a singular planet, with an exuberant and frequently exasperating... more...