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  • Die Monseer Fragmenteby Stephan Müller; Elke Krotz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 307.00

    The Monseer Fragments are the remnants of the only preserved Latin-German manuscript collection dating from the Early Middle Ages. The manuscript contains, amongst other religious texts, Isidor of Seville's treatise ?De fide catholica?. In two volumes, the ensemble of texts in the Monseer Fragments has been edited for the first time in a consistent... more...

  • Globalization before Its Timeby Chhaya Goswami; Jaithirth Rao

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.00

    How did the Kachchhi traders build on the Gujarat Advantage?In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, during the dying days of the Mughal empire, merchants from Kachchh established a flourishing overseas trade. Building on a rich legacy of free trade in pre-modern times between the many ports of Gujarat and the Middle East, the Kachchhis dealt... more...

  • Granta 134by Sigrid Rausing

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 17.32

    Who collects the bodies of the soldiers who die in the endless conflict in Afghanistan? What do children make of war, or the mental illness of their siblings? Did you ever consider the meaning of divorce in Chile, or informants in Ceausescu's Romania? Our fiction in this issue, by Azam Ahmed, George Makana Clark, Herta Müller, Eric Puchner, David Rakoff... more...

  • Safe at Last in the Middle Yearsby Margaret Marganroth Gullette

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 6.99

    Discovering the midlife progress novel, Gullette finds in recent fiction a pervasive tension between decline and a new ideology of aging. more...

  • Of Love and Other Sorrowsby Ashok Chopra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 20.00

    Reports announcing the death of the book are now rife, but the continued relevance of the ten master writers discussed in this volume is proof to the contrary. Here we come across the dissident Czech writer Václav Havel, who later became the nation?s president; the South African Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer, with her pronounced anti-apartheid novels;... more...

  • Poemsby James Clarence Mangan

    The Gallery Press 2016; US$ 14.58

    Yeats wished to be ?counted one? with him. Joyce decreed he was ?the most distinguished poet of the Celtic world and one of the most inspired poets of any country ever to make use of the lyric form?. His gravestone proclaims him to be ?Ireland?s National Poet?. James Mangan (he adopted the ?Clarence? later) was born in Dublin in 1803. He worked as... more...

  • Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literatureby Courtney Roby

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00

    Analyzes the rhetorical and visual strategies used in technical texts and non-technical literature to describe technological artifacts. more...

  • Gangster Warlordsby Ioan Grillo

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 13.99

    In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit-men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southern Mexico, a crystal meth maker is venerated as a saint while imposing Old Testament justice on his enemies.... more...

  • Making It Up As I Go Alongby Marian Keyes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 23.98

    'Fabulous shoes, my badly made stews, an Antarctic cruise and ten pounds to lose. Having to schmooze when I'd far rather snooze. Skin care and bad hair and what should I wear? All kinds of views, which I hope will amuse . . .' Welcome to the magnificent Making It Up as I Go Along - aka the World According to Marian Keyes? - A... more...

  • In Other Wordsby Jhumpa Lahiri; Ann Goldstein

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many... more...