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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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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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Epic of Damarudhar
ISBN: HB: 9780857427458, Seagull Books, January 2021
216 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Originally published between 1910 and 1917, and collected in book form in 1923, "The Epic of Damarudhar" story cycle occupies an important and unique position in the history of Bengali literature. Tackling cosmology and mythology, class and caste abu...
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Manon's World A Hauntology of a Daughter in the Triangle of Alma Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel
ISBN: HB: 9780857427496, Seagull Books, January 2021
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Manon Gropius (1916-1935) was the daughter of Alma Mahler, the widow of Gustav Mahler, and the architect Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus, and the stepdaughter of the writer Franz Werfel. In Manon's World, James Reidel explores the life and...
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£21,99
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"Open-Winged Scorpion" and Other Stories
ISBN: HB: 9780857425508, Seagull Books, January 2021
240 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
"'The Open-Winged Scorpion' and Other Stories" is a collection of ten powerful Bengali short stories, all translated into English for the first time. Hailing from Murshidabad district in West Bengal, Abul Bashar pens stories about precarious lives of...
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£14,99
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Secret Germany Myth in Twentieth-Century German Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780857424815, Seagull Books, January 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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£20,00
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Understanding Theatre
ISBN: PB: 9780857426130, Seagull Books, January 2021
440 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Over the past three decades, theater studies has undergone a radical worldwide development and renewal. This happened through two different yet complementary paths: the first (North American in origin) led to the birth of the discipline of performanc...
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£30,00
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Cargo Hold of Stars Coolitude
ISBN: HB: 9780857427854, Seagull Books, January 2021
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"Cargo Hold of Stars" is an ode to the forgotten voyage of a forgotten people. Khal Torabully gives voice to the millions of indentured men and women, mostly from India and China, who were brought to Mauritius between 1849 and 1923. Many were transpo...
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£16,99
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Gazing Eastwards Of Buddhist Monks and Revolutionaries in China, 1957
ISBN: HB: 9780857428165, Seagull Books, January 2021
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 colour plates, 12 halftones
In 1957, renowned Indian historian Romila Thapar visited China, where, together with Sri Lankan art historian Anil de Silva, she worked at two cave sites that were the locations of Buddhist monasteries and shrines from the first millennium CE. The fi...
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Within the Sweet Noise of Life Selected Poems
ISBN: HB: 9780857427878, Seagull Books, January 2021
120 pp., 21.6x12.7 cm
Widely considered to be among the most important Italian poets of the twentieth century, Sandro Penna was born and raised in Perugia but spent most of his life in Rome. Openly gay, Penna wrote verses celebrating homosexual love with lyrical elegance....
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