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            50 Lockdown Poems: a Poetic Journal 2020
              

            50 Lockdown Poems: a Poetic Journal 2020 (Paperback)

            By Williams, J. M.; Cox, Claire

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            J M Williams wrote these poems over 50 days during the COVID -19 pandemic. She wrote the first poem on the day that New Zealand went into Lockdown. These poems are like a 'fly on the wall' of what day to day life was like from March through to May 2020. It is an honest, raw, hear...tfelt and at times amusing poetic journal that describes the ups and downs, the highs and lows of a world going through a pandemic. A keepsake from these uncertain times.
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            ISBN 9780473536343
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            The Mermaid's Purse
                

            The Mermaid's Purse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adcock, Fleur

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            • Pub Date
              11 Feb 21

            Fleur Adcock began writing the poems in this book when she was 82. The two chief settings are New Zealand, with its multi-coloured seas, and Britain, seen in various decades. There are foreign travels, flirtations, family memories, deaths and conversations with the dead. Katherin...e Mansfield, incognito, dodges an academic conference; there's a lesson in water divining as well as a rather unusual Christmas party. We meet several varieties of small mammal, numerous birds, doomed or otherwise, and some sheep. The book ends with a sequence in memory of her friend, the poet Roy Fisher.
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            ISBN 9781776564149
            Published NZ 11 Feb 2021
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            Plays from Romania: Dramaturgies of Subversion: Lowlands; The Spectator Sentenced to Death; The Passport; Stories of the Body (Artemisia, Eva, Lina, Teresa); The Man Who Had All His Malice Removed; Sexodrom
              

            Plays from Romania: Dramaturgies of Subversion: Lowlands; The Spectator Sentenced to Death; The Passport; Stories of the Body (Artemisia, Eva, Lina, Teresa); The Man Who Had All His Malice Removed; Sexodrom (Paperback)

            Translated by Komporaly, Dr Jozefina; By Panainte, Mihaela; Visniec, Matei; Dragoman, Gyoergy; Dragan, Mihaela

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            • Pub Date
              26 Aug 21

            Plays from Romania: Dramaturgies of Subversion reflects the diversity of dramatic writing exploring the past and present of Romania, and takes stock thirty years after the collapse of communism. In addition to plays originally written in Romanian, the collection includes work by ...German, Hungarian and Roma authors born and/or working in Romania, and brings together plays written during the communist period and its aftermath. The plays included in the collection, translated by Jozefina Komporaly and fully published for the first time in English, demonstrate broad variety in terms of form and content - ranging from family dramas to allegories, and absurdist experiments to modular texts rooted in open dramaturgy - and are the work of both individual playwrights and the results of collective creation. These works share a preoccupation with critically reflecting urgent concerns rooted in Romanian realities, and are notable dramaturgical experiments that push the boundaries of the genre. In addition, these plays also seek novel ways to examine universal experiences of the human condition, such as love, loss, abuse, betrayal, grief, violence, manipulation and despair. This unique anthology celebrates the renewed vitality and variety of writing for the stage after 1990, and endeavours to place Romanian theatre in a forward-looking transnational context. Lowlands ('Niederungen') by Herta Muller, adapted for the stage by Mihaela Panainte (Germany) This stage adaptation is based on a volume of short stories by Herta Muller written in German in 1982 and focuses on the perspective of a child narrator, by way of a series of episodes that centre on mundane aspects of daily life in a remote village against the backdrop of the oppressive atmosphere of mid-twentieth century Romania. The Spectator Sentenced to Death ('Spectatorul condamnat la moarte') by Matei Visniec (Romania) This play is a bitter parody of the Stalinist justice system, which totally disregards the fundamental questi
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            ISBN 9781350214286
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Persian Literature as World Literature
              

            Persian Literature as World Literature (Hardback)

            Edited by Abedinifard, Dr. Mostafa; Azadibougar, Dr. Omid; Vafa, Dr. Amirhossein

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            • Pub Date
              26 Aug 21

            Confronting nationalistic and nativist interpreting practices in Persianate literary scholarship, Persian Literature as World Literature makes a case for reading these literatures as world literature-as transnational, worldly texts that expand beyond local and national penchants.... Working through an idea of world literature that is both cosmopolitan and critical of any monologic view on globalization, the contributors to this volume revisit the early and contemporary circulation of Persianate literatures across neighboring and distant cultures, and seek innovative ways of developing a transnational Persian literary studies, engaging in constructive dialogues with the global forces surrounding, and shaping, Persianate societies and cultures.
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            ISBN 9781501354229
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Literatures as World Literature
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            Cervantes, the Golden Age, and the Battle for Cultural Identity in 20th-Century Spain
              

            Cervantes, the Golden Age, and the Battle for Cultural Identity in 20th-Century Spain (Hardback)

            By Laguna, Professor or Dr. Ana Maria

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            • Pub Date
              26 Aug 21

            Studies that connect the Spanish 17th and 20th centuries usually do so through a conservative lens, assuming that the blunt imperialism of the early modern age, endlessly glorified by Franco's dictatorship, was a constant in the Spanish imaginary. This book, by contrast, recupera...tes the thriving, humanistic vision of the Golden Age celebrated by Spanish progressive thinkers, writers, and artists in the decades prior to 1939 and the Francoist Regime. The hybrid, modern stance of the country in the 1920s and early 1930s would uniquely incorporate the literary and political legacies of the Spanish Renaissance into the ambitious design of a forward, democratic future. In exploring the complex understanding of this multifaceted event (modernity), the life story and literary opus of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) acquires a new significance, given the weight of the author in the poetic and political endeavors of those Spanish left-wing reformists who believed they could shape a new Spanish society. By recovering their progressive dream, buried for almost a century, of incipient and full Spanish modernities, Ana Maria Laguna establishes a more balanced understanding of both the modern and early modern periods, and casts doubt on the idea of a persistent conservatism in Golden Age literature and studies. This book ultimately serves as a vigorous defense of the canonical as well as the neglected critical traditions that promoted Cervantes's humanism in the 20th century.
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            ISBN 9781501374920
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Literary Sussex
              

            Literary Sussex (Paperback)

            By Starr, Alan

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 21

            This book explores the fascinating history of Sussex's remarkable literary legacy - as well as being a guide to the locations where that legacy can still be found.

            ISBN 9781398100046
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2021
            Publisher Amberley Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Literary
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            Plays from Romania: Dramaturgies of Subversion: Lowlands; The Spectator Sentenced to Death; The Passport; Stories of the Body (Artemisia, Eva, Lina, Teresa); The Man Who Had All His Malice Removed; Sexodrom
              

            Plays from Romania: Dramaturgies of Subversion: Lowlands; The Spectator Sentenced to Death; The Passport; Stories of the Body (Artemisia, Eva, Lina, Teresa); The Man Who Had All His Malice Removed; Sexodrom (Hardback)

            Translated by Komporaly, Dr Jozefina; By Panainte, Mihaela; Visniec, Matei; Dragoman, Gyoergy; Dragan, Mihaela

            • RRP: $347.50
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            • Pub Date
              26 Aug 21

            Plays from Romania: Dramaturgies of Subversion reflects the diversity of dramatic writing exploring the past and present of Romania, and takes stock thirty years after the collapse of communism. In addition to plays originally written in Romanian, the collection includes work by ...German, Hungarian and Roma authors born and/or working in Romania, and brings together plays written during the communist period and its aftermath. The plays included in the collection, translated by Jozefina Komporaly and fully published for the first time in English, demonstrate broad variety in terms of form and content - ranging from family dramas to allegories, and absurdist experiments to modular texts rooted in open dramaturgy - and are the work of both individual playwrights and the results of collective creation. These works share a preoccupation with critically reflecting urgent concerns rooted in Romanian realities, and are notable dramaturgical experiments that push the boundaries of the genre. In addition, these plays also seek novel ways to examine universal experiences of the human condition, such as love, loss, abuse, betrayal, grief, violence, manipulation and despair. This unique anthology celebrates the renewed vitality and variety of writing for the stage after 1990, and endeavours to place Romanian theatre in a forward-looking transnational context. Lowlands ('Niederungen') by Herta Muller, adapted for the stage by Mihaela Panainte (Germany) This stage adaptation is based on a volume of short stories by Herta Muller written in German in 1982 and focuses on the perspective of a child narrator, by way of a series of episodes that centre on mundane aspects of daily life in a remote village against the backdrop of the oppressive atmosphere of mid-twentieth century Romania. The Spectator Sentenced to Death ('Spectatorul condamnat la moarte') by Matei Visniec (Romania) This play is a bitter parody of the Stalinist justice system, which totally disregards the fundamental questi
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            ISBN 9781350214293
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Toku Papa
                

            Toku Papa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Solly, Ruby

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            • Pub Date
              10 Feb 21

            When you first told me that you gave me the name of our tupuna so that I would be strong enough to hold our family inside my ribcage, I believed you. Here you are. Here is how I saw you, trapped in your own amber. Now it's time for you to believe me. Toku Papa is a bo...ok that serves as a map of survival for Maori growing up outside of their papakaika. These poems look at how we take the knowledge we are given by our ancestors and hide it beneath our tongues for safekeeping. They show us how we live with our tupuna, without ever fully understanding them. This book encompasses a journey spanning generations, teaching us how to keep the home fires burning within ourselves when we have forgotten where our homes are. But have our homes forgotten us? 'This book sings a song of connection and disconnection. It moves between the light and the dark as all living things must, and it stretches back to our ancestors and forward to our descendants, while exploring the difficulties of loving those who we should be closest to. This is a searching and generous collection of toikupu that slow time to a trickle just to reach in and tap directly into the wairua.' -essa may ranapiri 'Ruby is an incredible poet. Her poetry is utterly deft and agile, warm and heartbreaking.' -Tayi Tibble, Toi Maori Aotearoa
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            ISBN 9781776564125
            Published NZ 10 Feb 2021
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            Reading the Seasons: Books Holding Life and Friendship Together
             

            Reading the Seasons: Books Holding Life and Friendship Together (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Leece, Germaine; Tsakalakis, Sonya

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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            It's an old cliche that books 'transport you'; but as any avid reader will tell you, there's far more to them than that. Alongside comfort and retreat, books offer insight into ourselves and others; they tell us how the world is, was or might be; they are windows into other world...s, whose meanings resonate through the ages. It's this multiplicity that is at the heart of bibliotherapy, the ancient practice of reading for therapeutic effect. Reading the Seasons charts the evolution of a friendship through candid letters between bibliotherapists Germaine Leece and Sonya Tsakalakis. Ignited by a shared love of reading, of finding a book for every occasion, every emotion - both for themselves and for their clients - their conversations soon confront life's ups and downs. The authors they reach for range from Stephen King to Javier Marias, Helen Garner to Maggie O'Farrell, as they reflect upon loss, change, parenting, careers, simple pleasures, travel, successes, fears and uncertainty. Reading the Seasons not only offers an entryway to new titles but affirms the power of books to console, heal and hold us together as friends and as individuals.
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            ISBN 9781760761707
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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            Actualite de l'Humanisme: Melanges Offerts a Serge Stolf
             

            Actualite de l'Humanisme: Melanges Offerts a Serge Stolf (Hardback)

            Edited by de Capitani, Patrizia; Terreaux-Scotto, Cecile

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            These Melanges are offered to Serge Stolf, specialist in Italian humanism and professor emeritus at the University of Grenoble Alpes. Humanism is seen here as a mental attitude focusing on human nature and the relation of man to the world around him.

            ISBN 9782406096047
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Classiques Garnier
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            Series Rencontres
            Language (French)
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