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  • Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Cultureby Professor Maria Nikolajeva; Dr Mary Hilton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Examining in depth significant contemporary novels, including those by Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, among others, Contemporary... more...

  • slope (NHB Modern Plays)by pamela carter

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    An intimate and hedonistic examination of a nineteenth-century love triangle, slope explores the affair between the poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud, and its impact on Verlaine?s young wife, Mathilde. Their verbal sparring is scabrous and hilarious, and their rollercoaster relationships as passionate and claustrophobic as they are cruel... more...

  • Cassandraby Pierre de Ronsard; Clive Lawrence

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.89

    The sonnet sequence Les Amours de Cassandre, first published in 1552, established Pierre de Ronsard as the outstanding French poet of his time. He was mentioned approvingly by Montaigne, admired throughout Europe, and fêted by the French Crown and foreign monarchs such as Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. Based to some degree on a real relationship... more...

  • Quantum Poeticsby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05

    ?In this innovative series of public lectures at Newcastle University, leading contemporary poets speak about the craft and practice of poetry to audiences drawn from both the city and the university. The lectures are then published in book form by Bloodaxe, giving readers everywhere the oppor-tunity to learn what the poets themselves think about... more...

  • Teatrophy: Three More Playsby Peter Carlaftes

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    In Teatrophy: Three More Plays, critically-acclaimed playwright/author/poet Peter Carlaftes offers a trio of brilliant and intense modern plays that inspire on both page and stage. In “Anti,? Carlaftes explores a frightening future—in which government surveillance and data mining is the norm—through the eyes of a theater director on the verge of giving... more...

  • Where the words end and my body beginsby Amber Dawn

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker, and performance artist, and the author of the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa and the memoir How Poetry Saved My Life (winner of the Vancouver Book Award). She is also editor of Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn . She has an... more...

  • Kid Stakesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    A joyful portrait of the summer of the first doll, in which a chance encounter brings Olive and Emma, Roo and Barney, into the shabby Carlton terrace to begin a seventeen year journey of seasonal love and argument. Kid Stakes introduces the fun-loving Nancy, who has left the scene by the seventeenth summer, adding a new poignancy to the story. more...

  • Other Timesby Ray Lawler

    Currency Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Chronologically, Other Times is the middle play of Ray Lawler's Doll Trilogy. Set during the Second World War, in late winter, Barney and Roo are on leave from the army. This functions as the fulcrum of the three plays; it is a time in which the characters stop being kids and become adults. Middle age is looming and life is no longer just a game.... more...

  • Otherwise Poemsby Oscar Mandel

    Prospect Park Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    The collected English-language poems of Oscar Mandel, the acclaimed Belgian-born poet, playwright, fabulist, and author. more...

  • Gut Reichentalby Clemens Jainöcker

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.69

    Der Roman beschreibt ein Beziehungsdrama, welches zum Teil klassische literarische Motive verarbeitet und so dem Leser ein unterhaltsames Panorama an Affären und Liebesbeziehungen in gehobenen Gesellschaftskreisen präsentiert.   Biographische Informationen Clemens Jainöcker, geb. 1939 in Baden b. Wien, Kindheit im Haus der Großmutter im Triestingtal/NÖ,... more...