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Modern Sovereign The Body of Power in Central Africa (Congo and Gabon)
ISBN: HB: 9780857426888, Seagull Books, January 2020
456 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The "Modern Sovereign", a notion indebted both to Hobbes's Leviathan and Marx's conception of capital, refers to the power that governed the African multitudes from the earliest colonial days to the post-colonial era. It is an internalized power, res...
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£35,00
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Waiting on the Opposite Stage Collected Poems
ISBN: HB: 9780857426901, Seagull Books, January 2020
456 pp., 21.5x12.7 cm
With poignancy and skill, Heiner Muller's "Waiting on the Opposite Stage" comprises a personal retelling not only of post-war German history but also of the communist spirit and pathos that gave rise to the Berlin Wall and its fall. The overarching i...
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Gramsci's Fall
ISBN: HB: 9780857426918, Seagull Books, December 2019
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Is it possible to fight for social justice if you've never really loved another person? Can you save a country if you're in love? Forty-six-year-old Anton Stover's marriage is broken. His affairs are a thing of the past, and his career at the univer...
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Of Morsels and Marvels
ISBN: HB: 9780857426932, Seagull Books, December 2019
324 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
For many, cooking is simply the mechanical act of reproducing standard recipes. To Maryse Conde, however, cooking implies creativity and personal invention, on par with the complexity of writing a story. A cook, she explains, uses spices and flavors...
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Soutine's Last Journey
ISBN: HB: 9780857426925, Seagull Books, December 2019
292 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
August 6, 1943. Chaim Soutine, a Jewish painter from Belorussia and a contemporary of Chagall, Modigliani, and Picasso, is hidden in a hearse that's traveling from a small town on the Loire towards Nazi-occupied Paris. Suffering from a stomach ulcer,...
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"Air of Solitude" Followed by "Requiem"
ISBN: HB: 9780857426871, Seagull Books, November 2019
192 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Gustave Roud, perhaps the most beloved poet of Swiss Romandy, is widely considered the founder of modern francophone Swiss literature, along with Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz. Roud lived at his grandfather's farm in Carrouge, Canton Vaud, for his entire l...
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£16,99
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Days of Peace
ISBN: HB: 9780857426994, Seagull Books, November 2019
176 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
Jerusalem. The early years of the State of Israel. Naomi, a former architect from secular Tel Aviv, has just married Jochanan, a religious doctor who emigrated from Sweden. "Days of Peace" follows Naomi through 1950s Jerusalem as she meets a rich cas...
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£16,99
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Divine Song
ISBN: HB: 9780857426949, Seagull Books, November 2019
216 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
"Everything starts with a song and everything ends with another song", says the narrator of "The Divine Song". Paris is an old Sufi cat who keeps watch over his brilliant yet pathetic master, Sammy Kamau-Williams, the Enchanter. In Sammy, we recogniz...
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etudes
ISBN: HB: 9780857426567, Seagull Books, November 2019
208 pp., 21.5x12.7 cm
Exploring longing, lust for life, ageing, mortality, grief, and flowers in her inimitable late style, etudes is a diary-like sequence of poems by one of the greatest living Austrian poets. Friederike Mayrocker's almost daily entries give us a unique...
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Invitation to the Voyage Selected Poems and Prose
ISBN: HB: 9780857425386, Seagull Books, November 2019
200 pp., 21.5x12.7 cm
"Baudelaire is indeed the greatest exemplar in modern poetry in any language", said T. S. Eliot. We experience Baudelaire in myriad ways through his multifaceted writing. His sensuous poems – dreams of escape to an impossible, preferably tropical, el...
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