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Writer and the People
ISBN: HB: 9780857423429, Seagull Books, May 2021
384 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Originally published in 1965, "The Writer and the People" was one of the key books in the revitalization and invigoration of the young Left in late-1960s Italy. Aiming to demystify the myth of populism, Alberto Asor Rosa takes on Marxism and its lega...
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£26,50
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Hernando Colon's New World of Books Toward a Cartography of Knowledge
ISBN: HB: 9780300230413, Yale University Press, March 2021
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 80 black&white illus.
This engaging book offers the first comprehensive account of the extraordinary projects of Hernando Colon, son of Christopher Columbus, which culminated in the creation of the greatest library of the Renaissance, with ambitions to be universal––that...
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£25,00
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"Rain-Maiden and the Bear-Man" and Other Stories
ISBN: HB: 9780857426185, Seagull Books, March 2021
136 pp., 19x15.2 cm, 10 colour plates
In Easterine Kire's stories, the boundaries between magic and reality drift away, leaving us to marvel at simple yet fantastical folktales about human connection. The title story in this collection is about feeling trapped by other people's definitio...
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£18,99
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Secret Germany Myth in Twentieth-Century German Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780857424815, Seagull Books, March 2021
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In the decades before the rise of the Third Reich, "Secret Germany" was a phrase used by the circle of writers around the poet Stefan George to describe a collective political and poetic project: the introduction of the highest values of art into eve...
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£22,00
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Time and Festivity
ISBN: HB: 9780857426307, Seagull Books, March 2021
224 pp., 21.6x12.7 cm
One of the foremost thinkers of his generation, Furio Jesi began to publish scholarly essays in academic journals at the age of fifteen. By the time of his early death in 1980, he had accumulated a body of work that astonishes with its abundance and...
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£19,00
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All the Roads Are Open The Afghan Journey
ISBN: PB: 9780857428226, Seagull Books, March 2021
124 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In June 1939 Annemarie Schwarzenbach and fellow writer Ella Maillart set out from Geneva in a Ford, heading for Afghanistan. The first women to travel Afghanistan's Northern Road, they fled the storm brewing in Europe to seek a place untouched by wha...
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£9,99
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Death in Persia
ISBN: PB: 9780857428233, Seagull Books, March 2021
156 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Since the rediscovery of her work in the late 1980s, Annemarie Schwarzenbach—journalist, traveler, archaeologist, opium addict, and antifascist novelist—has become a European cult figure among free spirited bohemians.   Available in Engli...
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£9,99
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Lions
ISBN: PB: 9780857428264, ISBN: HB: 9780857424303, Seagull Books, March 2021
104 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
For distinguished philosopher Hans Blumenberg, lions were a life-long obsession. "Lions", translated by Kari Driscoll, collects thirty-two of Blumenberg's philosophical vignettes to reveal that the figure of the lion unites two of his other great pre...
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£9,99
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£20,00
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My Father, the Germans and I Essays, Lectures, Interviews
ISBN: PB: 9780857428240, ISBN: HB: 9781906497477, Seagull Books, March 2021
200 pp., 22.9x14 cm
Jurek Becker (1937-1997) is best known for his novel "Jacob the Liar", which follows the life of a man, who, like Becker, lived in the Lodz ghetto during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. Throughout his career, Becker also wrote nonfic...
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£11,99
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£19,00
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North African Poetry in French Yale French Studies, Number 137/138
ISBN: PB: 9780300250374, Yale University Press, February 2021
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
Although in recent years Maghrebi literature written in French has enjoyed increased critical attention, less attention has been paid specifically to the genre of poetry. The sixteen essays collected in this special issue of "Yale French Studies" sho...
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£50,00
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