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  • Painting Rainby Paula Meehan

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 9.99

    Painting Rain explores an Ireland where uncontrolled development is tearing apart a sustaining ecology. Paula Meehan sifts through the lore and memory available to her: her own journey through life, the small victories and large defeats that shape a world. Hers is an ambitious meditation, from that point where private memory, mythology and ecology... more...

  • Cloud Nine (NHB Modern Plays)by Caryl Churchill

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.99

    A landmark play about sexual politi in colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, in which all our assumptions about sex and gender are stunningly exploded. First staged by Joint Stock and premiered in London at the Royal Court Theatre in 1979, it has since been staged all over the world. Set in both colonial Africa and modern-day Britain, Cloud... more...

  • The Laramie Projectby Moises Kaufman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it’s they we hear in this stunningly effective... more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles; Stephen Berg; Diskin Clay

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 5.99

    In this highly acclaimed translation of Sophocles' Oedipus the King , Stephen Berg (a distinguished poet) and Diskin Clay (an eminent classicist) combine their talents to offer the contemporary reader a dazzling and original version of Sophocles' timeless work. Emphasizing the intensity of the spoken language, they capture the unrelenting power of... more...

  • Northby Seamus Heaney

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 15.49

    In North Seamus Heaney found a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland - its people, history and landscape. Here the Irish experience is refracted through images drawn from different parts of the Northern European experience, and the idea of the north allows the poet to contemplate the violence on his home ground in relation to... more...

  • Elizabethan Dramaby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00

    Presents critical essays which discuss the writers and literary works of the Elizabethan era, and includes a chronology of the cultural, political, and literary events of the period. more...

  • Lyrical Ballads 1798by William Wordsworth

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Lyrical Ballads was written under the joint collaboration of Wordsworth and Coleridge. It is believed to mark the foundation of the Romantic Movement in literature. The poets have picturesquely described the beauty of nature in detail. Imagination was a powerful force behind these poems. The poetic pieces profoundly effect and form a relation between... more...

  • Aye That Will Be Rightby Harry Morris

    Black & White Publishing 2007; US$ 2.99

    The hilarious adventures recalled by ex-polis Harry Morris, the self-appointed Chief Constable of funny stories, continue with the publication of his fifth book, Aye, That Will Be Right!. Since his retirement from Strathclyde Police, Harry has realised his dream of bringing to life in print his own sense of humour and that of his colleagues. Whether... more...

  • Literature and the Internetby Stephanie Browner; Stephen Pulsford; Richard Sears

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Tourism, Land and Landscape in Irelandby K.J. James

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This study, exploring a broad range of evocative Irish travel writing from 1850 to 1914, much of it highly entertaining and heavily laced with irony and humour, draws out interplays between tourism, travel literature and commodifications of culture. It focuses on the importance of informal tourist economies, illicit dimensions of tourism, national... more...