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            Mental Fight
              

            Mental Fight (Hardback)

            By Okri, Ben

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Pub Date
              31 Dec 20

            An epic poem touching on issues of racism, intolerance and environmental destructions.

            ISBN 9781800244238
            Released NZ 31 Dec 2020
            Publisher Head of Zeus
            Interest Age General Audience
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            2020: The Year That Changed Us
             

            2020: The Year That Changed Us (Paperback)

            By The Conversation; Edited by Glassey, Molly

            • RRP: $23.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            In January 2020, Australia went from battling one of its worst-ever bushfire seasons to preparing for COVID-19 to hit its shores. What ensued was crisis: a pandemic, political upheaval, an international human rights movement, global recession and localised emergencies dwarfed by ...a world spinning on an axis of turmoil. These essays from leading thinkers and contributors to The Conversation examine what will be one of the most significant and punishing years in the 21st century. 2020: The Year That Changed Us explores the lessons that cannot be overlooked from this remarkable year, and the most intelligent way forward. Contributors include: Michelle Grattan Peter Martin Raina MacIntyre Joelle Gergis Peter Greste Thalia Anthony Shino Konishi Fiona Stanley
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            ISBN 9781760761325
            Published NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Adventurers, Pioneers and Misfits: Australia'S Most Amazing True Life Stories
             

            Adventurers, Pioneers and Misfits: Australia'S Most Amazing True Life Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Haynes, Jim

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            In the many years Jim has spent talking and writing about the quirkier events and people in our history, he has come across characters whose lives have amazed, surprised and amused him. This is a book about some of those people and their bizarre, remarkable and out of the ordinar...y lives. And in only the way Jim can, he's discovered that there is always more to the story than first meets the eye. Who knew, example, that the first man hanged in Australia made an artefact now valued at over one million dollars? Or that an Australian swimmer was the highest paid act on the American vaudeville circuit and the star of the first movie ever made with a budget of one million American dollars? And that the father of the first Australian woman to serve in parliament was hanged for murder? These are the stories of lives that capture the heart and soul of the Australian character.
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            ISBN 9781760877620
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass
             

            Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass (Hardback)

            By Del Rey, Lana

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            A Simon & Schuster book. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

            ISBN 9781760858919
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Problem of the Many
             

            The Problem of the Many (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donnelly, Timothy

            • RRP: $27.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Nov 20

            A powerful and highly anticipated poetry collection from prize winning American poet Timothy Donnelly

            ISBN 9781529041262
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Tony Harrison: Poet of Radical Classicism
              

            Tony Harrison: Poet of Radical Classicism (Hardback)

            By Hall, Edith

            • RRP: $347.50
            • $278.00
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            • Pub Date
              14 Jan 21

            This is the first book-length study of the classicism of Tony Harrison, one of the most important contemporary poets in England and the world. It argues that his unique and politically radical classicism is inextricable from his core notion that poetry should be a public property... in which communal problems are shared and crystallised, and that the poet has a responsibility to speak in a public voice about collective and political concerns. Enriched by Edith Hall's longstanding friendship with Harrison and involvement with his most recent drama, inspired by Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris, it also asserts that his greatest innovations in both form and style have been direct results of his intense engagements with individual works of ancient literature and his belief that the ancient Greek poetic imagination was inherently radical. Tony Harrison's large body of work, for which he has won several major and international prizes, and which features on the UK National Curriculum, ranges widely across long and short poems, plays, translations and film poems. Having studied Classics at Grammar School and University and having translated ancient poets from Aeschylus to Martial and Palladas, Harrison has been immersed in the myths, history, literary forms and authorial voices of Mediterranean antiquity for his entire working life and his classical interests are reflected in every poetic genre he has essayed, from epigrams and sonnets to original stage plays, translations of Greek drama and Racine, to his experimental and harrowing film poems, where he has pioneered the welding of tightly cut video materials to tightly phrased verse forms. This volume explores the full breadth of his oeuvre, offering an insightful new perspective on a writer who has played an important part in shaping our contemporary literary landscape.
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            ISBN 9781474299336
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Classical Receptions in Twentieth-Century Writing
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            Transitional
              

            Transitional (Hardback)

            By Bergdorf, Munroe

            • RRP: $61.50
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 21

            Pre-order the wise, life-changing, ground-breaking book from writer and activist Munroe Bergdorf ___________ Transitioning is an alignment of the invisible and the physical. It is truth rising to the surface. It is one of the most fundamental aspects of the human condition - a pa...rt of our experience as a conscious being, no matter who we are. As time goes on, we all develop as people. None of us ever becomes someone else entirely - regardless of how we identify - but nor do we stay the same forever. We all transition. It's what binds us, not what separates us. In Transitional, activist and writer Munroe Bergdorf draws on her own experience and theory from key experts, change-makers and activists to reveal just how deeply ingrained transitioning is in human experience. This is a book to help bring us closer to a shared consciousness: a powerful guide to how our differences can be harnessed as a tool to heal, build community, and construct a better society. ___________ 'A powerful and unstoppable new force . . . The world should take notice' Teen Vogue 'A phenomenon' Owen Jones, Guardian 'Thank you, Munroe Bergdorf, for fighting for us all so passionately every day' Sam Smith 'One of the UK's most committed and outspoken transgender activists' Stylist 'Munroe Bergdorf is a renaissance woman for a brave new world' Crack Magazine
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            ISBN 9781526630315
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Busted in New York & Other Essays: with an introduction by Zadie Smith
             

            Busted in New York & Other Essays: with an introduction by Zadie Smith (Paperback)

            By Pinckney, Darryl

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            • Pub Date
              24 Nov 20

            A collection of essays that blend the personal and the social, from the celebrated literary critic and novelist

            ISBN 9781529413748
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Translator's Visibility: Scenes from Contemporary Latin American Fiction
              

            The Translator's Visibility: Scenes from Contemporary Latin American Fiction (Hardback)

            By Cleary, Professor or Dr. Heather

            • RRP: $347.50
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            • Pub Date
              14 Jan 21

            At the intersection of translation studies and Latin American cultural studies, The Translator's Visibility examines novels by a generation of writers working after and through Borges-including prominent figures such as Cesar Aira, Mario Bellatin, Valeria Luiselli, and Luis Ferna...ndo Verissimo-who place translation at the center of their narratives. Drawing on Latin America's long tradition of critical and creative engagement of the practices and philosophies of translation, these novels explicitly, visibly, use the major tropes of translation theory-including gendered and spatialized metaphors for the practice, and untranslatability-to shift the asymmetries that continue to haunt our literary geopolitics: asymmetries of discursive authority and prestige, of compensation, and in the cultural imaginary (above all in the dichotomy between the purported creative traditions of the metropolis and derivative, translating cultures at the periphery). In this way, The Translator's Visibility show that translation can not only serve to renew national literatures through an exchange of ideas and forms, but also, when rendered visible, can help us reimagine the terms according to which those exchanges take place. Ultimately, it is a book about language and power: not the ways in which power wields language, but rather the ways in which language can be used to unseat power.
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            ISBN 9781501353697
            Released NZ 14 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Literatures, Cultures, Translation
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            A God at the Door
              

            A God at the Door (Paperback)

            By Doshi, Tishani

            • RRP: $36.50
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            • Pub Date
              4 May 21

            An exquisite collection from a poet at the peak of her powers, A God at the Door spans time and space, drawing on the extraordinary minutiae of nature and humanity to elevate the marginalised. Extending the territory of her zeitgeist collection Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, ...these new poems traverse history, from the cosmic to the quotidian.
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            ISBN 9781780375779
            Released NZ 4 May 2021
            Publisher Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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