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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gut Busters and Belly Laughsby Steven D. Price

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    Although no one has ever said that growing old is a zany laugh riot, humor certainly eases the path to and through one?s golden years. And here is a heaping dose of jokes and anecdotes (anecdotes for one?s anec-dotage, you might say) to lighten and brighten the day of anyone who?s reached that certain age. You and the special senior in your life will... more...

  • The Lantern Cageby Kelly Grovier

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 15.99

    The poems that Kelly Grovier?s third collection, The Lantern Cage , brings together are prompted by scenes that occur in life?s everyday spaces?city streets and secondhand shops, museum galleries and trains. The title conjures contrasting images of illumination and shadow, warmth and confinement, the burning soul and the material body. These are... more...