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  • Close to the Knivesby David Wojnarowicz; Olivia Laing

    Canongate Books 2017; US$ 14.13

    I am glad I am alive to witness these things; giving words to this life of sensations is a relief. Smell the flowers while you can.Close to the Knives is the artist, writer and activist David Wojnarowicz's extraordinary memoir. Filthy, beautiful, and sharp to the point of piercing, it is both an exploration of the world seen through the eyes of an... more...

  • The Unaccompaniedby Simon Armitage

    Faber & Faber 2017; US$ 21.87

    Praised for his powerfully inventive, influential verse, Simon Armitage has resided at the heart of British poetry for more than a quarter century. Throughout, his work has celebrated range and adaptability, most recently in the prose poems of Seeing Stars (2010), the dramatisation of The Last Days of Troy (2014) and the translation of medieval... more...

  • Selfhood and the Soulby Richard Seaford; John Wilkins; Matthew Wright

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of original essays in honour of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. The contributions cover a wide range of approaches and topics, but all are committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live. more...

  • Orality and Performance in Classical Attic Proseby Alessandro Vatri

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 119.99

    This study discusses whether there is a linguistic difference between classical Attic prose texts intended for public oral delivery and those intended for written circulation and private performance, establishing a rigorous methodology for the reconstruction of the native perception of clarity in the original contexts of textual reception. more...

  • Boys in Zincby Svetlana Alexievich; Andrew Bromfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    The haunting history of the Soviet-Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 - A new translation based on the updated text - From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the... more...

  • Stories for a Lost Childby Carter Meland

    Michigan State University Press 2017; US$ 15.95

    The summer before going into high school, Fiona receives a mysterious box in the mail, one that she hopes will answer her questions about her Anishinaabe Indian heritage. It contains stories written by the grandfather she never knew, an Anishinaabe man her mother refuses to talk about. As she reads his stories about blackbirds and bigfoot, as well... more...

  • Letters Like the Dayby Jennifer Sinor

    University of New Mexico Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Taking O?Keeffe?s letters as a touchstone, Sinor experiments with the limits of language using the same aesthetic that drove O?Keeffe?s art. more...

  • Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous Systemby Sonya Huber

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 17.95

    Rate your pain on a scale of one to ten. What about on a scale of spicy to citrus? Is it more like a lava lamp or a mosaic? Pain, though a universal element of human experience, is dimly understood and sometimes barely managed. Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System is a collection of literary and experimental essays... more...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 3.49

    The Prophet is a bestselling novel published 1923. It has been translated into more than 40 languages and is a classic work of inspirational fiction. more...

  • Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burneyby Jessica A. Volz

    Anthem Press 2017; US$ 30.36

    There are many factors that contributed to the proliferation of visual codes, metaphors and references to the gaze in women’s fiction of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. 'Visuality in the Novels of Austen, Radcliffe, Edgeworth and Burney' argues that the visual details in women’s novels published between 1778 and... more...