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  • A Hundred and One Nightsby Bruce Fudge; Robert Irwin

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 29.75

    Known to us only through North African manuscripts, and translated into English for the first time,  A Hundred and One Nights  is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like its more famous sibling, the  Thousand and One Nights , this collection opens with the frame story of Shahrazad, the gifted vizier?s daughter... more...

  • Against Everythingby Mark Greif

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    A brilliant collection of critical essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament?a book of scope and acuity worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as Susan Sontag's Against Interpretation and Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem . Over the course of eleven years Mark Greif has been publishing superb and... more...

  • Three Sistersby Anton Chekhov; Tracy Letts

    Theatre Communications Group 2016; US$ 14.99

    A bracing adaptation from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County . more...

  • The Bottom Cornerby Nige Tassell

    Random House 2016; US$ 18.32

    Everyone loves an FA Cup upset: a smug Premier League team being knocked out by plucky underdogs. In these days of oligarch owners, superstar managers and players on sky-high wages, the tide is turning against the big teams as fans search for football with a soul. Enter non-league football ? the heartland of the beautiful game. Nige Tassell spends... more...

  • The Tales of Iseby Peter MacMillan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    One of the three seminal works of Japanese literature, this beautiful collection of poems and tales offers an unparalleled insight into ancient Japan. Along with the Tale of Genji and One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each, The Tales of Ise is considered one of the three most important works of Japanese literature. A poem-tale collection from the... more...

  • Zhivago's Secret Journeyby Paolo Mancosu

    Hoover Institution Press 2016; US$ 6.99

    Paolo Mancosu continues an investigation he began in his 2013 book Inside the Zhivago Storm, which the New York Book Review of Books described as "a tour de force of literary detection worthy of a scholarly Sherlock Holmes". In this book Mancosu extends his detective work by reconstructing the network of contacts that helped Pasternak smuggle the typescripts... more...

  • A Handbook to Eddic Poetryby Carolyne Larrington; Judy Quinn; Brittany Schorn

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    A comprehensive introduction to Old Norse-Icelandic eddic poetry, presenting the latest research on medieval Scandinavian myths, legend and poetics. more...

  • Housing, Class and Gender in Modern British Writing, 1880?2012by Emily Cuming

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    The author demonstrates how depictions of domestic space tell stories of class, gender, social belonging and exclusion. more...

  • War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916?1918by Jim Maultsaid; Barbara McClune

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    Jim Maultsaid’s illustrated diaries of his Great War service offer a unique and completely original perspective of a fighting man’s experiences. Although an American citizen Jim was living in Donegal in 1914 and first joined the Young Citizens Volunteers and then the British Army. On 1 July 1916 the first day of the Somme, Sergeant... more...

  • Surviving the Death Railwayby Hilary Custance Green

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The ordeals of the POWs put to slave labour by their Japanese masters on the ‘Burma Railway’ have been well documented yet never cease to shock. It is impossible not to be horrified and moved by their stoic courage in the face of inhuman brutality, appalling hardship and ever-present death. While Barry Custance Baker was enduring his... more...