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  • The Snark Bibleby Lawrence Dorfman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The lord of snark, Lawrence Dorfman, is back! With this treasury of backhanded compliments, sarcastic insults, and catty comebacks, Dorfman gives us transformative wisdom that?s sure to change your life—or at least induce a light chuckle. One question plagues us all: How do we survive all the Sturm und Drang of everyday life? The answer is but one... more...

  • Halcyon Ghostsby Sam Sampson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Halcyon Ghosts presents 13 poems?13 shapes of knowing?from the cinematic reel ?The Kid,? splicing stills of the poet?s grandmother and Charlie Chaplin, to the re-verse soundings of ?Six Reels of Joy,? celebrating the birth of the poet?s daughter. The title poem displays a ghostly counterpoint of birds and words in flight; strikethrough poems are... more...

  • The Yellow Jarby Patrick Atangan

    NBM Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    Introducing the delightfully precise and beautifully designed art of Patrick Atangan in a new series of adaptations of traditional Asian tales. This book, drawn in the ukiyo-e style (world of floating pictures), presents "The Yellow Jar" which centers around a simple fisherman and a beautiful maiden he takes as wife, after finding her in a magic jar.... more...

  • Lupa and Lambby Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    Susan Hawthorne is the author of nine collections of poetry. Her book, Cow, was shortlisted for the 2012 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize. 'Earth’s Breath' (2009) was shortlisted for the 2010 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. In 2013, Susan was the BR Whiting Library Resident in Rome funded by the Australia Council. more...

  • The Horror Comicsby William Schoell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This historical and critical survey looks at horror comics from the Golden Age of the 40s, through the Silver Age of the 60s, up until the early 80s--the end of the Bronze Age. Included are the earliest series, like American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown and Prize Comics' Frankenstein, and the controversial graphic and gory comics... more...

  • 1,001 Pearls of Wisdom to Build Confidenceby Alan Ken Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Confidence is not something that most people are born with. It is crafted through hard work and dedication. The key to confidence is trust in yourself and always believing that you?re capable of doing anything. In 1,001 Ways to Build Confidence , you will hear from writers, politicians, and many other people who have persevered through tough times... more...

  • Non-Essential Mnemonicsby Kent Woodyard; Mark Downey

    Prospect Park Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    From the popular McSweeney 's column, a witty look at mnemonics for everything you never wanted to remember. more...

  • Uncle John's Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader For Kids Only!by Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    It?s wacky and fun! It?s illustrated and easy to read! It?s a whole new twist on learning! And it?s FOR (curious) KIDS ONLY—boys, girls, kids who like to read, kids who don?t…even grown-up kids. Go ahead, be curious! Inside Uncle John?s Totally Quacked Bathroom Reader you?ll find 288 pages packed with strange science, weird news, obscure history,... more...

  • Anthology of Black Humourby André Breton; Mark Polizzotti is the author of Revolution of the Polizotti

    Saqi 2014; US$ 13.11

    This is Breton?s definitive statement on l?humour noir, one of the seminal concepts of Surrealism. In his provocative anthology of the writers he most admires, Breton discusses the acerbic aphorisms of Swift, Lichtenberg and Duchamp, the theatrical slapstick of Christian Dietrich Grabbe, the wry missives of Rimbaud, the manic paranoia of Dalí, the... more...

  • The Odysseyby Barry B. Powell

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Odyssey is one of the world's greatest and best-loved poems. It has survived for twenty-eight centuries, through upheavals that have wiped out most of what was written in the ancient world. Now Barry B. Powell, one of the twenty-first century's leading Homeric scholars, has given us a powerful new translation. Powell's translation renders... more...