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- Coach House Books 1999; US$ 12.99
Ogres, trolls, demons monsters, like violence, are always represented as male. Not this time. Celebrated playwright RM Vaughan gives us, in three one-act monologues, three very monstrous women. In A Visitation by St Teresa of Avila upon Constable Margaret Chance , we meet a middle-aged police officer whose world view is determined by her obsession... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 85.00
The selections in Fierce Departures , drawn from Dionne Brand’s work since 1997, delineate with searing eloquence how history marks and dislocates peoples of the African diaspora, how nations, concretely and conceptually, fail to create safe haven, and how human desire persists nevertheless. Through a widening canvas, Brand unfolds the (im)possibilities... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99
A circle of vermillion flares into petals of yellow and white. These colored tesserae, a contrast to the dull sea of roof tiles below. A train rattles in the distance and then Rapallo fades from my memory. At the heart of this exciting debut collection is the impulse to explore: family history in Europe, migration to Australia, the contours of memory... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
With essays from a range of geographies and bringing together influential scholars across a range of disciplines, this book focuses on the role of space in the study of the politics of contemporary postcolonial experience, engaging with the spectrum of postcolonial spatialities which play a significant role in defining global postcolonial culture. more...
- Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99
How does a charming Scotsman educated at Edinburgh University go from being an officer and gentleman in his majesty's forces in Gallipoli - to masquerading as a Dutch doctor in the French Foreign Legion, consorting and working with bootleggers and racketeers in Chicago, being pursued by the FBI, Scotland Yard and Interpol on various charges including... more...
- Coach House Books 1994; US$ 14.99
Jay used to have an ego, but had it surgically removed. Get bur'd by Alex Cayce; Perfectly Ordinary Dreams by James Llar; Short Ghosts by John Elliott; heartrants by H. Azel; and Book of Leaves by Conwenna Stokes: five books written in five radically different styles. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 45.00
Religion has featured in Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. In Intimating the Sacred, Andrew Hock Soon Ng considers the practice of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which is often starkly opposed to the impression created by religious rhetoric promoted by the government. The book?s examination of... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 31.22
Der Hermetismus bildet ein wesentliches Element der religiös inspirierten Wissensgeschichte der Frühen Neuzeit und wirkt über einzelne Topoi auch in literarischen Texten des späten 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts fort. Die Studien des vorliegenden Buchs verfolgen die Ausprägungen dieses Wissens am Leitfaden einer klaren begriffshistorischen Perspektive: Sie... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 18.12
Hauptbeschreibung Mit seinem "Tableau de Paris" hat LouisSébastien Mercier als erster überhaupt die Großstadt als sozialen Kosmos entdeckt und mit empathischer Hingebung und scharfem Witz beschrieben. Das Werk, das in zwölf Bänden mit mehr als tausend Kapiteln ab 1781 veröffentlicht wurde, vibriert von der Unruhe der Jahre vor der Revolution, die... more...