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  • Australian Poetry Since 1788by Geoffrey Lehmann; Robert Gray

    UNSW Press 2012; US$ 18.10

    A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major... more...

  • Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaulby Imraan Coovadia

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book traces the ways in which problems of imaginative authority and authorship structure the fiction and non-fiction of V.S. Naipaul and resonate in postcolonial literature. Imraan Coovadia argues that the post-colonial societies Naipaul studies in novels such as  A Bend in the River  and  Guerillas  are defined by the fragility of their authority.... more...

  • The Bad Dog's Diaryby Martin Howard

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 5.99

    Blake is a loveable mongrel just trying to lead a happy life; he loves his owner, fiercely defends his territory against interlopers (including the owners new lady friend and her cat), does his best to avoid the frequently threatened neutering and spends a lot of his time either scooting across the carpet or chasing local tail. It really is a dogs... more...

  • The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)by David Buchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 46.50

    The ballad is an enduring and universal literary genre. In this book, first published in 1972, David Buchan is concerned to establish the nature of a ballad and of the people who produced it through a study of the regional tradition of the Northeast of Scotland, the most fertile ballad area in Britain. His account of this tradition has two parallel... more...

  • Banana Bendingby Tseen-ling Khoo

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 35.00

    This is the first book ever to present a comparative reading of East Asian-Australian and East Asian-Canadian novels while addressing the literary and political cultures of Australia and Canada. more...

  • Banjo Patersonby Richard Hall

    Allen & Unwin 1993; US$ 18.17

    Banjo Paterson's ballads are as fresh and alive today as they were one hundred years ago. This new and lively selection of poetry and prose brings together all the old classics along with the not-so-well-known and the off-beat, and allows the modern reader to gain a new appreciation of some of Australia's favourite literature. more...

  • Banjo Patersonby Richard Hall

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    A new and lively selection of poetry and prose that brings together all the old classics along with the not-so-well-known and the off-beat. more...

  • The Barnby M. Jua

    Langaa RPCIG 2008; US$ 18.05

    As a veteran playwright and actor, Kwo Victor Elame Musinga is more than just a pioneer in popular theatre. His simple but profound messages demonstrate a depth of understanding and insight into human nature and the nature of society. The texts he crafts are universal and timeless in their content and appeal, even as the themes and situations that... more...

  • Baseball Loveby George Bowering

    Talonbooks 2013; US$ 17.99

    Bowering’s life in the game unfolds in a picaresque memoir of the storied ballparks of the poet’s youthful dreams. more...

  • A Basket of Flaming Ashesby B. Ashuntantang

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05

    Ashuntantang is an extraordinary weaver of words who showcases vivid pictures that compete with 3D simulation. Her greatest asset is her use of the beautiful traditional Cameroonian anchor that evokes folk tales with its moonlight romance and glory. You feel, laugh, weep, shiver, wonder, and hail the triumphant spirit of the persona as it navigates... more...