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  • The Hazardsby Sarah Holland-Batt

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Spanning poems written in the United States, Central America, Europe, and Australia, The Hazards is a dazzling and inventive collection. Opening with a vision of a leveret?s agonizing death by myxomatosis and closing with a lover disappearing into dangerous waters, Holland-Batt reflects a predatory world rife with hazards, both real and imagined.... more...

  • Long Time No Seeby Hannah Lowe

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at cards or dice, returning in daylight to greet the daughter whose love and respect he courted. In this... more...

  • Marked for Deathby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Little more than 10 years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly forgotten in the war's massive overall death toll, some 50,000 aircrew would die in the combatant nations' fledgling air forces. The romance of aviation had a remarkable grip on the public imagination, propaganda focusing on gallant... more...

  • Geisby Caitríona O'Reilly

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?Geis? is a word from Irish mythology meaning a supernatural taboo or injunction on behaviour. In her long-awaited third collection, Caitríona O?Reilly examines the ‘geis? in all of its psychological, emotional, and moral suggestiveness: exploring the prohibitions and compulsions under which we sometimes place ourselves, or find ourselves placed.... more...

  • The Lady In The Vanby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 3.98

    Alan Bennett is the author of Writing Home, The Madness of George III, Talking Heads, The Clothes They Stood Up In and much else besides. Miss Shepherd lived in a Robin Reliant opposite Bennett's house in Camden Town. After a series of attacks on her van, he suggested she move, with her van, to his front drive. Initially reluctant, she agreed - and... more...

  • James Joyce and the Exilic Imaginationby Michael Patrick Gillespie

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    James Joyce left Ireland in 1904 in self-imposed exile. Though he never permanently returned to Dublin, he continued to characterize the city in his prose throughout the rest of his life. This volume elucidates the ways Joyce wrote about his homeland with conflicting bitterness and affection?a common ambivalence in expatriate authors, whose time in... more...

  • Semibreveby John F. Deane

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    John F. Deane is a vital presence in contemporary Irish poetry. The poems in Semibreve combine lyric grace with a fiercely questing intelligence, pushing against the mysteries of faith in a fractured world, paying tribute to the value of human life and love. Running through the book is a thread of elegy for the poet?s brother, who died of cancer in... more...

  • The Nearest Thing to Lifeby James Wood

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    On the meaning of fiction more...

  • The Long-Winded Ladyby Maeve Brennan

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 15.95

    From 1954 to 1981, Maeve Brennan wrote for The New Yorker ?s “Talk of the Town? department under the pen name “The Long-Winded Lady.? Her unforgettable sketches—prose snapshots of life in small restaurants, cheap hotels, and crowded streets of Times Square and the Village—together form a timeless, bittersweet tribute to what she called the “most... more...

  • The Animal Claimby Tobias Menely

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    During the eighteenth century, some of the most popular British poetry showed a responsiveness to animals that anticipated the later language of animal rights. Such poems were widely cited in later years by legislators advocating animal welfare laws like Martin?s Act of 1822, which provided protections for livestock. In The Animal Claim , Tobias... more...