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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Scottish writer Andrew Lang is best remember for his prolific collections of folk and fairy tales, but he was also an accomplished poet, literary critic, novelist and contributor in the field of anthropology. In Lang's Helen of Troy , a story in rhyme of the fortunes of Helen, the theory that she was an unwilling victim of the Gods has been preferred.... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99
In the sixth novel of the celebrated series set during the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Armed with the certainty that Queen Nefertiti did not die of the plague but was murdered, Lord Meren is hot on the trail of her killer. His investigation leads him from the Egyptian countryside to the mysterious tombs of the dead, entangling him in a conspiracy... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 48.00
The city that never sleeps has played host to numerous modern classics. Arguably the heart of the American book business, New York has always been a hot spot for writers and literati. This book takes you on a tour of the city, examining it as it has appeared as a setting in various works of literature. Ages 15+. more...
- LSU Press 2007; US$ 16.95
Sharply observed and metaphorically inventive, Ocean Effects is a worthy follow-up to Galvin's National Book Award finalist Habitat. It includes a new vein of Galvin's trademark richly observed lyric poems on the biota, landscapes, and weathers of coastal New England. Seascapes and the natural world bracket sequences spoken by personae as various... more...
- LSU Press 2007; US$ 16.95
One Body is Margaret Gibson's most intimate collection of poems to date. Written as if to honor the injunction "Work to simplify the heart," the poems are direct, empathetic, and tender in their study of life and death. The thirteen poems of the opening sequence, as well as other poems throughout, look steadily at life and death until... more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95
From antebellum times, Louisiana?s unique multipartite society included a legal and social space for intermediary racial groups such as Acadians, Creoles, and Creoles of Color. In Becoming Cajun, Becoming American, Maria Hebert-Leiter explores how American writers have portrayed Acadian culture over the past 150 years. Combining a study of Acadian... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 185.00
Contemporary public speaking remains an important part of our national life and a substantial force in shaping current events. Many of America's most important moments and issues, such as wars, scandals, election campaigns, September 11, 2001, have been defined by oratory. Here, over 50 essays cover a substantial and interesting group of major... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.95
Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?Lopez has such great narrative skill and uses his words so carefully the simple intensity is often nearly overwhelming.? ? The Oregonian Barry Lopez is an unparalleled explorer of the relationship between humanity... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Jill Bialosky follows her acclaimed debut collection, The End of Desire , with this powerful sequence of poems that probes the subterranean depths of eros. Gerald Stern has called Bialosky ?the poet of the secret garden, the place, at once, of grace and sadness,? and here she enters that garden again, blending the classical with the contemporary in... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00
The poetry of Anthony Hecht has been praised by Harold Bloom and Ted Hughes, among others, for its sure control of difficult material and its unique music and visual precision. This new volume is the fruit of a mellowing maturity that carries with it a smoky bitterness, a flavor of ancient and experienced wisdom, as in this stanza from ?Sarabande on... more...