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- Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 60.00
Reading Rio de Janeiro blazes a new trail for understanding the cultural history of 19th-century Brazil. To bring the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro alive, Zephyr Frank flips the historian's usual interest in literature as a source of evidence and, instead, uses the historical context to understand literature. By focusing on the theme of social... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.97
?Adélia Prado was "discovered" when she was nearly 40 by Brazil's foremost modern poet, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, who was astonished to read her 'phenomenal' poems, launching her literary career with his announcement that St Francis was dictating verses to a housewife in the provincial backwater of Minas Gerais. Psychiatrists in droves made the... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 55.00
The hundreds of illuminated miniatures found in the Cantigas de Santa Maria , sponsored by King Alfonso X (1252--84), reveal many vistas of daily life in thirteenth century Spain. No other source provides such an encyclopedic view of all classes of medieval European society, from kings and popes to the lowest peasants. Men and women are seen farming,... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 42.99
The female characterizations in Machado's novels are much more important to their author's narrative art and to his social vision than we have previously thought. This is the first book-length study in English to address this issue, and it will open up a new and very rich vein of Machadoan scholarship. more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 24.78
Based on real-life experiences and written by expert authors, the books in the Maintenance and Upgrades series from Crowood will help owners develop the workshop skills needed for the maintenance and repair of their cars, and give guidance on possibilities for improvements and upgrades to performance. With step-by-step instructions and safety information... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.59
Roddy Lumsden is one of the liveliest and most inventive poets writing in Britain today. From the formal, frenetic debut Yeah Yeah Yeah, through the playful wit and cynicism of The Book of Love, to the magnificent song to himself’ of Roddy Lumsden is Dead, his poetic journey has already been eventful and he remains fascinated by the intrigues... more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Halcyon Ghosts presents thirteen poems, thirteen 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... more...
- Crowood 2014; US$ 29.17
A quarter of a century ago, the Land Rover Discovery defined at a stroke how traditional 4 x 4 all-terrain ability could co-exist with family-estate practicality at an affordable price. Since 1989, the Discovery has gone through several iterations, but its essential qualities have remained unchanged. Practical, capable, and above all completely distinctive... more...
- Hardie Grant Egmont 2014; US$ 7.99
A pick-a-path series giving the reader the chance to make the decisions, and choose how the story goes! For months Kitty MacLean has been crushing on Rio Sanchez - who is probably the cutest boy in the world. But it looks like she might never get a chance to hang out with him until... 1. Kitty goes camping with her best friends like she promised them,... more...