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  • The Hairy Apeby Eugene O'Neill

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    One of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is still as startlingly fresh and innovative as it was when it was first published nearly a hundred years ago. Primal working man Yank feels at home in the harsh but familiar environment of a ship's engine room, but a chance encounter with a wealthy... more...

  • Talking the Walk & Walking the Talk: A Rhetoric of Rhythmby Marc Shell

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the... more...

  • Accompanied Voicesby John Greening

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 27.69

    Accompanied Voices is a unique book: not only is it a highly readable anthology of some of the most memorable and accessible international writing about classical music, and a moving commentaryby one set of practising artists on the work of another. There have been several anthologies of 'music poems', but never one which follows the story of western... more...

  • Global Perspectives on Death in Children?s Literatureby Lesley D. Clement; Leyli Jamali

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This volume visits death in children?s literature from around the world, making a substantial contribution to the dialogue between the expanding fields of Childhood Studies, Children?s Literature, and Death Studies. Considering both textual and pictorial representations of death, contributors focus on the topic of death in children?s literature as... more...

  • Waiting for the Pastby Les Murray

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 11.65

    The clearly-focussed lyrics of Les Murray?s Waiting for the Past are rich in topographies and the languages peculiar to them wonga vines, lyre birds, gum trees, shrike thrushes, tallow boughs, boab trees, the octopus in Wylies Baths killed by sterilising chlorine. With the erasures the modern world brings, words, landscapes and lives descend to... more...

  • Marvellous: Neil Baldwin - My Storyby Neil Baldwin; Malcolm Clarke

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65

    BISHOPS AND ARCHBISHOPS, TOP FOOTBALLERS, POLITICIANS AND ACTORS THEY ALL COUNT HIM AS THEIR FRIEND. PRIME MINISTERS AND SENIOR ROYALS STOP AND LISTEN TO HIS OPINIONS. HE?S GOT AN HONORARY DEGREE AND HIS VERY OWN FOOTBALL CLUB. HE HAS EVEN BEEN ON TV BUT WHO IS NEIL BALDWIN? As a boy in a working-class part of the Potteries in the fifties and sixties,... more...

  • Performing Knowledge, 1750-1850by Mary Helen Dupree; Sean B. Franzel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume addresses how practices and concepts of performance contribute to the production and circulation of knowledge in German-speaking Europe between 1750 and 1850. Building on recent work in the history of science, media theory, and performance theory, the essays in this volume discuss a range of different scholarly, literary, musical,... more...

  • Performing Arts and Therapeutic Implicationsby Tanvi Bajaj; Swasti Shrimali Vohra

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 105.00

    Presenting an alternative perspective, this book proposes that performing arts forge an emotional bond between the performer and the audience, making the act of performance a therapeutic and restorative experience, and not merely recreational. Studying the life-experiences of six artists, and their unique engagement with three art forms ? music,... more...

  • Provoking Curriculum Studiesby Nicholas Ng-a-Fook; Awad Ibrahim; Giuliano Reis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Provoking Curriculum Studies pushes forward a strong reading of the theoretical and methodological innovations taking place within curriculum studies research. Addressing an important gap in contemporary curriculum studies?conceptualizing scholars as poets and the potential of the poetic in education?it offers a framework for doing curriculum work... more...

  • Next Door to the Deadby Kathleen Driskell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 19.95

    When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she's gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most. The noted poet -- whose last book, Seed across Snow , was twice listed as a national bestseller by the Poetry Foundation -- lives in an old country church just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Next door is an old graveyard that... more...