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  • The Ruin of Kaschby Roberto Calasso; Richard Dixon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 14.09

    A sparkling new translation of the classic work on violence and revolution as seen through mythology and art The Ruin of Kasch takes up two subjects: "the first is Talleyrand, and the second is everything else," wrote Italo Calvino when the book first appeared in 1983. Hailed as one of those rare books that persuade us to see our entire civilization... more...

  • Battle Beyond Kurukshetraby P.K. Balakrishnan; Jayalekshmy P.K.

    OUP India 2018; US$ 18.32

    Light from the fire burning afar mingled with the moonlight in Kurukshetra to create a terrible twilight. Scattered corpses … broken chariots … sporadic death cries … prowling scavengers … the battlefield stretched endlessly.The victorious Pāndava camps burst into deafening cheers amidst burning funeral pyres. The Great War was finally over. But soon... more...

  • The Lion and the Unicornby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 11.27

    George Orwell's moving reflections on the English character and his passionate belief in the need for political change. The Lion and the Unicorn was written in London during the worst period of the blitz. It is vintage Orwell, a dynamic outline of his belief in socialism, patriotism and an English revolution. His fullest political statement,... more...

  • Epicurean Ethics in Horaceby Sergio Yona

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 89.99

    Horace's Satires owe debts of influence to a wide range of genres and authors, including, as this study demonstrates, the moral tradition of Epicureanism. Focusing on the philosopher Philodemus of Gadara, it argues that the central concerns of his work lie at the heart of the poet's criticisms of Roman society and its shortcomings. more...

  • Voicesby Nick Coleman

    Random House 2018; US$ 26.78

    Food. Shelter. Warmth. Love. Voices. Other people’s voices, singing – the fifth essential necessity of life. Nick Coleman’s new book is an exploration of what singing means and how it works. What does it do to us to listen hard and habitually to somebody else’s singing? And why is the singing of others so essential to human life? Why do we love... more...

  • Nella Last's Warby Richard Broad; Suzie Fleming; Patricia Malcolmson; Robert Malcolmson

    Profile Books 2018; US$ 6.65

    ' Next to being a mother, I'd have loved to write books... ' Nella Last, Oct 8, 1939 In September 1939, housewife and mother Nella Last began a diary whose entries, in their regularity, length and quality, have created a record of the Second World War which is powerful, fascinating and unique. When war broke out, Nella's younger son joined the... more...

  • Don't Call Us Deadby Danez Smith

    Random House 2018; US$ 15.50

    *Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry* “[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.” -- The New Yorker Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending... more...

  • It Occurs to Me That I Am Americaby Richard Russo; Joyce Carol Oates; Neil Gaiman; Lee Child; Mary Higgins Clark; Jonathan Santlofer; Viet Thanh Nguyen

    Touchstone 2018; US$ 14.99

    In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors—including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark,... more...

  • Three Poemsby Hannah Sullivan

    Faber & Faber 2018; US$ 15.49

    Hannah Sullivan's debut collection is a revelation - three poems of startling intensity, ambition and length. Though each poem stands apart, their inventive and looping encounters make for a compelling unity. 'You, Very Young in New York' is a study of romantic possibility and disillusion in a great American city. 'Repeat Until Time' begins with a... more...

  • The Modernist Corpseby Erin E. Edwards

    University of Minnesota Press 2018; Not Available

    An unconventional take on the corpse challenges traditional conceptions of who—and what—counts as human, while offering bold insights into the modernist project Too often regarded as the macabre endpoint of life, the corpse is rarely discussed and largely kept out of the public eye. In The Modernist Corpse , Erin E. Edwards unearths the critically... more...