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  • Ireneusz Iredynskiby Kevin Windle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.70

    This vibrant anthology of radio plays features works by one of Poland's 'angry young men' playwrights. Ireneusz Iredynski made his début in literature as a Polish 'angry young man' in the late 1950s. He moved with great versatility from verse to stage plays, film-scripts and plays for radio. While some of the plays in this collection seem to present... more...

  • Basic Polishby Dana Bielec

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.05

    Basic Polish presents concise explanations of grammar with related exercises, to build confidence in using the modern language. Assuming no previous knowledge of Polish, the book’s step-by-step approach guarantees a thorough grounding in the basics of grammar. Each of the forty units introduces particular grammar points. Clear and concise explanations... more...

  • Lamentsby Seamus Heaney

    The Gallery Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Revised edition, with a new preface by Seamus Heaney A heartbreaking and measured report of grief following the death of Ursula, the two-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Jan Kochanowski (1530-1584), meticulously and marvelously translated by Seamus Heaney and Stanislaw Baranczak, former colleagues at Harvard University. 'a sequence of poems which occupy... more...

  • Ivar Kreuger and Jeanne de la Motteby Barbara Tepa Lupack

    Intellect 2014; US$ 60.00

    Jerzy W. Tepa was a popular Polish playwright whose pioneering plays were critically acclaimed and widely performed on several continents in the 1930s. Presumed lost during the turbulent years of World War II, several of those plays have only recently been rediscovered. Published here for the first time are English translations of two of Tepa’s... more...

  • Mr Price, or Tropical Madness and Metaphysics of a Two- Headed Calfby Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz; Daniel Gerould

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 51.95

    The Polish playwright and artist Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, known as Witkacy, is now recognized as Poland's leading theatrical innovator of the interwar years and one of the outstanding creative personalities of the European avant-garde. This volume contains two of Witkacy's "tropical" plays inspired by the playwright's trip to Ceylon and Australia... more...

  • It's True! You Can Make Your Own Jokesby Sharon Holt

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 10.86

    A mixture of how-to and history, this book sets out the rules of joke-making and joke-telling (with lots of hilarious examples) and explores our fascination with japes, jibes, jokes and jesters. more...

  • Zapolska’s Womenby Teresa Murjas

    Intellect Books Ltd 2009; US$ 25.00

    This groundbreaking book contains the first English language translations of three plays by Polish playwright, actress and journalist Gabriela Zapolska. They were initially performed in fin-de-siecle, partitioned Poland. Each play focuses on the economic and social pressures faced by women. A general introduction and three focused essays will serve... more...

  • The Discoverersby Daniel J. Boorstin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.  In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes... more...

  • Complex Emotions and Grammatical Mismatchesby Katarzyna Dziwirek; Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    Honorary editor: René Dirven The series Applications of Cognitive Linguistics (ACL) welcomes book proposals from any domain where the theoretical insights developed in Cognitive Linguistics (CL) have been (or could be) fruitfully applied. In the past thirty-five years, the CL movement has articulated a rich and satisfying view of... more...

  • The Holocaust Object in Polish and Polish-Jewish Cultureby Bozena Shallcross

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    In stark contrast to the widespread preoccupation with the wartime looting of priceless works of art, Bożena Shallcross focuses on the meaning of ordinary objects -- pots, eyeglasses, shoes, clothing, kitchen utensils -- tangible vestiges of a once-lived reality, which she reads here as cultural texts.... more...