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- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 14.95
Ted Kooser sees a writer?s workbooks as the stepping-stones on which a poet makes his way across the stream of experience toward a poem. Because those wobbly stones are only inches above the quotidian rush, what?s jotted there has an immediacy that is intimate and close to life. Kooser, winner of the Pultizer Prize and a former U.S. poet laureate,... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
In the early fall of 1958, the notorious Olympia Press in Paris published a novel entitled Candy , an erotic, Rabelaisian satire loosely based on Voltaire's Candide by one Maxwell Kenton, pseudonym of its coauthors, Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. The novel drew the attention of the French censors, was banned, reissued by Olympia's intrepid... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Though Swedish author August Strindberg produced significant works in fields ranging from memoir to observations of the natural world, he is best remembered as a groundbreaking dramatist whose plays were far ahead of their time and helped to usher in a new era of literature. The five-act drama Lucky Pehr, set in the Middle Ages, highlights the true... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Renowned German poet Mathilde Blind published several influential volumes of verse in the late nineteenth century. The epic poem The Ascent of Man is her most ambitious literary undertaking. In it, she provides a poetic account of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. A relic from the era when the arts and sciences were more deeply intertwined,... more...
- The Floating Press 1885; US$ 3.99
Prolific British children's author E. (Edith) Nesbit penned several series of beloved action-adventure and fantasy tales for the younger set. In this collection, she shifts gears and brings together a collection of poetry. The poems in Many Voices are engaging enough to maintain the interest of younger audiences, but sophisticated enough to please... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2014; US$ 16.00
Based on sources as diverse as Heian period female Japanese writers and the world of science fiction, and drawing on her own experience as a second-generation Japanese American, acclaimed poet Lee Ann Roripaugh?s fourth collection explores a series of “word betrayals?—English words misunderstood in transmission from her Japanese mother that came to... more...
- LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95
This collection of poems is structured as a playful cookbook full of poems masquerading as recipes. Owen's wit and sharp vocabulary of spices transform hell into a fiery kitchen. The "recipes" are arranged into quirky quatrains and call for ingredients such as devils, pitchforks, local Louisiana mosquitoes, swamps, mockingbirds, and shooting... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00
Gathers critical essays representing literary discussions about Alice Walker and her work, including essays on some of her specific works, her achievements in the field of literature, and her treatment of gender, class, and race themes. more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
?[A] beautifully crafted novel?.A must-read not only for animal lovers, but for anyone who has found the courage to come back from heartbreak and find love again, without reservation, without fear.? ?Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants ?A marvelous page-turner, a story of an unexpected heartbreak and... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00
One of the greatest loves of all time-between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley-comes to life in this vivid novel. They were playmates as children, impetuous lovers as adults-and for thirty years were the center of each others' lives. Astute to the dangers of choosing any one man, the Virgin Queen could never give her "Sweet Robin" what he wanted... more...