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  • On Cringila Hillby Noel Beddoe

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The best new Australian crime novel since Peter Temple?s The Broken Shore When a teenage boy is killed in a drive-by shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business. After seasoned police detective... more...

  • The Poems of John Dryden: Volume Oneby Paul Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 251.95

    These first two volumes in a four-volume edition of Dryden's poems are the result of a complete reappraisal of the canon, text and context of his work. The text has been prepared from a fresh examination of the early printed editions, and takes account of the large number of manuscript copies which survive. Two recently discovered poems are included... 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...

  • Medieval Arthurian Epic and Romanceby William W. Kibler; R. Barton Palmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This volume offers newly translated texts that exemplify the two most important traditions of Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages. Encompassing such key works such as Lawman's Brut and Wace's Romance of Brut, written in Middle English and Old French, respectively, the Arthurian Epic Tradition depends on Geoffrey of Monmouth's 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizinby Bettina von Jagow; Florian Steger

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 38.63

    Hauptbeschreibung Der vierte Band des 'Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin' vereint in gewohnter Weise (I.) Originalarbeiten, (II.) Essays, (III.) Quellen und (IV.) Rezensionen. Die diesjährigen Originalbeiträge in deutscher und englischer Sprache fokussieren auf die beiden Autoren Thomas Mann und August Strindberg und thematisch auf den "Irrsinn" in... 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...

  • Literary Educationby James Gribble

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 38.00

    This book is an attempt to offer a justification for the teaching of literature in schools and universities, and is intended as a contribution to the philosophy of literary education. The issues which Dr Gribble discusses could all be bracketed under the general heading of the relationship between literature and life. The book is written for those... more...