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            The Living Days
             

            The Living Days (Paperback)

            By Devi, Ananda; Translated by Zuckerman, Jeffrey; Edited by Menon, Cecile

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            The demented romance between an elderly white woman and a British-Jamaican boy, comes to horrific climax as white supremacy and class conflict collide on the streets of London.

            ISBN 9781999331849
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2020
            Publisher Les Fugitives
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (English)
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            Janet Frames World of Books
             

            Janet Frames World of Books (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Neville, Patricia; Series edited by Ringrose, Chris

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            This study investigates how Janet Frame weaves together literary sources from her extensive reading to create a web of intertextual relationships. Patricia Neville traces Frame's passion for books beginning with her childhood and earliest published work.

            ISBN 9783838212425
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Studies in World Literature
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            Silence of the Sea / Le Silence de la Mer: A Novel of French Resistance during the Second World War by 'Vercors'
             

            Silence of the Sea / Le Silence de la Mer: A Novel of French Resistance during the Second World War by 'Vercors' (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Translated by Connelly, Cyril; Edited by Brown, James W.; Stokes, Lawrence D.

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            This first bilingual edition of France's most enduring wartime novel introduces Vercors's famous tale to a generation without personal experience of World War II who may not be able to read it in its original language. Now available in paperback, readers are assisted with a histo...rical and literary introduction, explanatory notes, a glossary of French terms and a select bibliography.
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            ISBN 9781350106239
            Released NZ 31 Jan 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books That Changed David Bowie's Life
             

            Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books That Changed David Bowie's Life (Hardback)

            By O'Connell, John

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            Part epic reading guide and part biography of a music legend, this work is a collection of mini-essays exploring David Bowie's list of 100 favorite books in the context of the artist's life and work.

            ISBN 9781982112547
            Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Gallery Books
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            September 1, 1939: A Biography of a Poem
             

            September 1, 1939: A Biography of a Poem (Hardback)

            By Sansom, Ian

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            This a book about a poet, about a poem, about a city, and about a world at a point of change. More than a work of literary criticism or literary biography, it is a record of why and how we create and respond to great poetry.

            ISBN 9780007557219
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy

            Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy (Hardback)

            By Rodden, John

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            Is George Orwell the most influential writer who ever lived? Yes, according to Rodden's provocative book about the transformation of a man into a myth. He charts the astonishing passage of a litterateur into a legend.

            ISBN 9780691182742
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Language (English)
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            Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed
             

            Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Duggan, Lisa

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            Ayn Rand's complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure followed her beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mai...nstream figures, especially-but not only-those on the political right, from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump. Mean Girl traces the posthumous appeal and influence of Rand's novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes, outlining the impact of her philosophy of selfishness. Following her trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War, Mean Girl illuminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present.
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            ISBN 9780520294776
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher University of California Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present
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            The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles
             

            The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles (Paperback)

            By Larrington, Carolyne

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            Beyond its housing estates and identikit high streets there is another Britain. This is the Britain of mist-drenched forests and unpredictable sea-frets: of wraith-like fog banks, druidic mistletoe and peculiar creatures that lurk, half-unseen, in the undergrowth, tantalising and... teasing just at the periphery of human vision. How have the remarkably persistent folkloric traditions of the British Isles formed and been formed by the identities and psyches of those who inhabit them? In her sparkling new history, Carolyne Larrington explores the diverse ways in which a myriad of imaginary and fantastical beings has moulded the cultural history of the nation. Fairies, elves and goblins here tread purposefully, sometimes malignly, over an eerie, preternatural landscape that also conceals brownies, selkies, trows, knockers, boggarts, land-wights, Jack o'Lanterns, Barguests, the sinister Nuckleavee, or water-horse, and even Black Shuck: terrifying hell-hound of the Norfolk coast with eyes of burning coal. Focusing on liminal points where the boundaries between this world and that of the supernatural grow thin those marginal tide-banks, saltmarshes, floodplains, moors and rock-pools wherein mystery lies the author shows how mythologies of Mermen, Green men and Wild-men have helped and continue to help human beings deal with such ubiquitous concerns as love and lust, loss and death and continuity and change. Evoking the Wild Hunt, the ghostly bells of Lyonesse and the dread fenlands haunted by Grendel, and ranging the while from Shetland to Jersey and from Ireland to East Anglia, this is a book that will captivate all those who long for the wild places: the mountains and chasms where Gog, Magog and their fellow giants lie in wait.
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            ISBN 9781350130258
            Released NZ 13 Jun 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918
             

            Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918 (Paperback)

            By Weidermann, Volker; Translated by Martin, Ruth

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            At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew the monarchy, and declared a Free State of Bavaria. In February 1919, he was assassinated, and the revolution failed. But while the dream lived, it w...as the writers, the poets, the playwrights and the intellectuals who led the way. As well as Eisner, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, and many other prominent figures in German cultural history were involved. In his characteristically lucid, sharp prose, Volker Weidermann presents us with a slice of history - November 1918 to April 1919 - and shows how a small group of people could have altered the course of the twentieth century.
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            ISBN 9781782275060
            Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Language (English)
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            The Penguin Book of Oulipo: Queneau, Perec, Calvino and the Adventure of Form

            The Penguin Book of Oulipo: Queneau, Perec, Calvino and the Adventure of Form (Hardback)

            Edited by Terry, Philip

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            For the first time, this is an anthology of 100 pieces of 'Oulipo' writing, celebrating the literary group who revelled in maths problems, puzzles, trickery, wordplay and conundrums. Featuring writers including Georges Perec, Raymond Queneau and Italo Calvino, it includes poems, ...short stories, word games even recipes. Alongside these famous Oulipians, are 'anticipatory' wordsmiths who crafted language with unusual constraints and literary tricks, from Jonathan Swift to Lewis Carroll. Philip Terry's playful selection will appeal to lovers of word games, puzzles and literary delights.
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            ISBN 9780241378427
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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