art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Book of Collateral Damage
ISBN: HB: 9780300228946, Yale University Press, July 2019
312 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
Widely praised in the Arab world, renowned author Sinan Antoon's fourth and most sophisticated novel follows Nameer, a young Iraqi scholar earning his Ph.D. at Harvard, who is hired by filmmakers to help document the devastation of the 2003 invasion...
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£16,99
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Upright Revolution Or Why Humans Walk Upright
ISBN: HB: 9780857426475, Seagull Books, July 2019
48 pp., 21.5x21.5 cm, illustrated in colour throughout
Science has given us several explanations for how humans evolved from walking on four limbs to two feet. None, however, is as riveting as what master storyteller Ngugi wa Thiong'o offers in "The Upright Revolution". Blending myth and folklore with an...
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£21,99
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Ice
ISBN: HB: 9780857426505, Seagull Books, June 2019
256 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
The year is 1973. An Egyptian historian, Dr. Shukri, pursues a year of non-degree graduate studies in Moscow, the presumed heart of the socialist utopia. Through his eyes, the reader receives a guided tour of the sordid stagnation of Brezhnev-era Sov...
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£14,99
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Mr. K Released
ISBN: HB: 9780857426482, Seagull Books, June 2019
280 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Mirroring Romania's drastic transition from totalitarianism to Western-style freedom in the late 1980s, "Mr. K Released" captures the disturbingly surreal feeling that many newly liberated prisoners face when they leave captivity. Employing his trade...
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£18,99
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Only a Lodger... And Hardly That A Fictional Autobiography
ISBN: HB: 9780857426468, Seagull Books, June 2019
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
A novel in five parts, "Only a Lodger... And Hardly That" puts Vesna Main's power of beautiful observation on full display as she explores how writing stories about one's ancestors is key route to learning about and fashioning one's own identity. Whi...
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£18,99
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Monsters Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Mathilda
ISBN: PB: 9781940939704, 2Leaf Press, June 2019
316 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Monsters: Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and 'Mathilda'" presents Mary Shelley's most popular works, accompanied by a critical introduction and commentary by scholar Claire Millikin Raymond. Cultures create and ascribe meaning to monsters, endowing t...
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£17,00
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Respectable Woman
ISBN: HB: 9789385932472, Zubaan Books, May 2019
220 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
The Second World War has just ended. The Japanese have departed. In Nagaland in northeast India – one of the key theaters of the battle – political unrest and tremendous social changes have generated new social problems. For returning soldiers and ot...
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£15,00
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My Mother's Tears
ISBN: HB: 9780857426529, Seagull Books, May 2019
192 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
With subtle, bemused humor and an unerring eye for human frailty, Michel Layaz writes about the hidden tensions within families, the awkwardness of adolescence, and the drama of intimacy between friends and lovers. His fifth novel, "My Mother's Tears...
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£14,99
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Anna Karenina Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection
ISBN: HB: 9781435139626, Barnes & Noble, May 2019
808 pp., 27.6x21.6 cm, illus.
First published in 1878, Tolstoy's masterpiece tells the story of a woman who seems to have everything: beauty, wealth, popularity and son she adores. Then she meets the impetuous officer Count Vronsky and their affair scandalises society and family.
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£30,00
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Snapshots
ISBN: PB: 9780300218497, Yale University Press, April 2019
152 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
The internationally acclaimed author Claudio Magris offers a collection of brief "snapshots" reflecting on life and culture from 1999 to 2013 through his very personal lens. Some pieces portray private, intimate moments, while others offer views on p...
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£12,99
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