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  • Allen Curnowby Terry Sturm; Elizabeth Caffin

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 43.99

    Allen Curnow (1911–2001) was at the time of his death regarded as one of the greatest of all poets writing in English. For seventy years, from Valley of Decision (1933) to The Bells of Saint Babel's (2001), Curnow's poetry was always on the move - from his early approaches to New Zealand identity and myth to later work concerned with the philosophical... more...

  • So Glad I'm Meby Roddy Lumsden

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    In his tenth collection, Roddy Lumsden returns to some familiar themes in his work: the trials of oneness versus twoness, the seduction of small calamities, and vice versa. And the everyday mysteries, of running water, salt and sugar, roller-skates and back-up flats. So Glad I'm Me also contains many 'conflation poems' where Lumsden has knocked the... more...

  • The Darkness of Snowby Frank Ormsby

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    The Darkness of Snow is Frank Ormsby's most varied and versatile collection to date. It includes three substantial sets of poems whose themes are refreshingly and sometimes painfully new. One is a suite of poems – sombre, good-humoured, flippant – about the early stages of Parkinson's Disease. Ormsby was diagnosed as having the disease in 2011. Another... more...

  • Mama Amazonicaby Pascale Petit

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    Mama Amazonica is set in a psychiatric ward and in the Amazon rainforest, an asylum for animals on the brink of extinction. It reveals the story of Pascale Petit’s mentally ill mother and the consequences of abuse. The mother transforms into a giant Victoria amazonica waterlily, and a bestiary of untameable creatures – a jaguar girl, a wolverine, a... more...

  • The Diary of a Booksellerby Shaun Bythell

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 17.31

    Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown - Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover's paradise? Well, almost ... In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides an inside... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introductionby Jonathan F. S. Post

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    Jonathan Post introduces all of Shakespeare's poetry, including the sonnets and his great narrative poems, and explores themes of love and lust in these works. He also considers the debates surrounding their disputed authorship, and the impact these poems had, from contemporary readers right up to today. more...

  • Our History of the 20th Centuryby Travis Elborough

    Michael O'Mara 2017; US$ 10.99

    What better way to understand Britain during the twentieth century than through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand? Travis Elborough's compilation offers brilliantly candid and intimate insights not only into the headline-grabbing events but also the domestic and personal moments of those who lived through it.The book draws on over... more...

  • boneby Yrsa Daley-Ward; Kiese Laymon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 14.09

    'Yrsa's work is like holding the truth in your hands. A glorious living thing' Florence Welch 'One of the must-reads of the year' Rohan Silva, Evening Standard 'You will come away bruised. You will come away bruised but this will give you poetry.' Raw and stark, the poems in Yrsa Daley-Ward's breakthrough collection strip down her reflections... more...

  • Literature and sustainabilityby Adeline Johns-Putra; John Parnham; Louise Squire

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 100.00

    This edited collection brings together twelve essays by leading and upcoming scholars, the aim of which is to contribute critically to conceptions of sustainability from the standpoint of environmental literary scholarship. The book will be of interest to scholars and advanced students in ecocriticism and related fields. more...

  • Aesop's Fablesby Aesop; Arthur Rackham

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 1.35

    This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop’s fables in a volume that will delight young and old readers alike. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and the steady tortoise - just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first... more...