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Bad Words Selected Short Prose
ISBN: HB: 9780857424761, Seagull Books, December 2018
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"I now no longer use the better words" Ilse Aichinger (1921-2016) was one of the most important writers of postwar Austrian and German literature. Born in 1921 to a Jewish mother, she survived World War II in Vienna, while her twin sister Helga esca...
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£18,50
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Secret Germany Myth in Twentieth-Century German Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780857424815, Seagull Books, December 2018
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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Tales of Mr. Keuner
ISBN: HB: 9780857424716, Seagull Books, December 2018
144 pp., 24.1x17 cm, illustrated in color throughout
From the 1920s through the 1950s, Bertolt Brecht wrote a number of short, fictionalized comments on contemporary life, politics, and thought. Through the dramatic events of the first half of the twentieth century, Brecht's Mr. Keuner offered up aphor...
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Dancing Other
ISBN: HB: 9780857424792, Seagull Books, December 2018
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
"The Dancing Other" takes readers to France and Martinique to reveal the struggles of people who belong both places, but never quite feel at home in either. Suzanne Dracius tells the story of Rehvana, a woman who feels she is too black to fit in when...
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£16,99
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Life in Peacetime
ISBN: HB: 9780857424822, Seagull Books, December 2018
664 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
When "Life in Peactime" opens, on May 29, 2015, engineer Ivo Brandani is sixty-nine years old. He's disillusioned and angry – but morbidly attached to life. As he makes a day-long trip home from his job in Sharm el Sheik reconstructing the coral reef...
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£20,00
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Lions
ISBN: HB: 9780857424303, Seagull Books, December 2018
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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Mirror of the Darkest Night
ISBN: HB: 9780857424396, Seagull Books, November 2018
208 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
It's the mid-to-late 1800s and the British have banished Wajid Ali Shah – the nawab of Awadh in Lucknow – to Calcutta. To the sound of the soulful melody of the sarangi, the mercurial courtesan Laayl-e Aasman is playing a dangerous game of love, loya...
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£16,99
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"Intricate Art of Actually Caring", and Other New Zealand Plays
ISBN: PB: 9780857423405, Seagull Books, November 2018
450 pp., 19x15.2 cm, 12 halftones
Theater in New Zealand began as a tool of the British Empire, imported along with Christianity, seeds, and other commodities as a way of acculturating the indigenous Maori population. In the decades since, it has been turned to different ends, and is...
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£34,00
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Reflection And Other Plays
ISBN: PB: 9780857424945, Seagull Books, November 2018
320 pp., 19x15.2 cm
Celebrated Indian playwright Mahesh Elkunchwar has experimented with many forms of dramatic expression in a career that now spans more than four decades, producing works that range from the realist to the symbolic, expressionist to the theater of the...
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£18,99
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Class
ISBN: HB: 9780857424372, Seagull Books, November 2018
136 pp., 21.6x12.7 cm
In 1936, Walter Benjamin defined the revolutionary class as being in opposition to a dense and dangerous crowd, prone to fear of the foreign, and under the spell of anti-Semitic madness. Today, in formations great or small, that sad figure returns –...
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