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mPalermu, Dancers, and Other Plays
ISBN: PB: 9780997228755, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, June 2019
220 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
Emma Dante's passionate and brutal plays stem from a need to confront important familial and societal realities in contemporary southern Italy. Her twenty-first century tales challenge stereotypes of the country and stage acts of resistance against t...
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£19,00
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Satan and His Daughter, the Angel Liberty Selected Verses
ISBN: PB: 9780997228731, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, March 2019
124 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 halftones
Victor Hugo spent years in political exile off the coast of Normandy. While there, he produced his masterpiece, "Les Miserables" – but that wasn't all: he also wrote a book-length poem, "La Fin de Satan", left unfinished and not published until after...
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£19,00
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Everything I Kept Todo Lo Que Guarde
ISBN: PB: 9780997228724, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, May 2018
128 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, language: English / Spanish, 10 halftones
Moving between the speech and silence of a woman struggling to speak freely, Ruth Behar embarks on a poetic voyage into her own vulnerability and the sacrifices of her exiled ancestors as she tries to understand love, loss, regret, and the things we...
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£16,50
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Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists
ISBN: PB: 9780997228717, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, February 2018
180 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Elegant prose and imaginative ironies bring these compelling short stories to life in this first English-language collection from Mexican author Roberto Ransom. Each of the ten stories is filled with fascinating, yet enigmatic and sometimes elusive c...
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£15,00
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Shadows of Your Black Memory
ISBN: PB: 9780997228700, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, October 2016
180 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Set during the last years of Spanish rule in Equatorial Guinea, "Shadows of Your Black Memory" presents the voice of a young African man reflecting on his childhood. Through the idealistic eyes of the nameless protagonist, Donato Ndongo portrays the...
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£15,00
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White Islands / Las Islas Blancas
ISBN: PB: 9780983322092, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, September 2016
224 pp., 22.8x13.3 cm
"I only wanted to write about them, / Narrate their fierce audacity, / Their voyages through the channels of the Mediterranean". So begins a poetic journey through the islands of the Mediterranean that served as homes and refuge for the Sephardic Jew...
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£15,00
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School of Solitude Collected Poems
ISBN: PB: 9780983322061, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, August 2015
160 pp., 20.3x13.9 cm, 12 halftones
Peruvian poet Luis Hernandez is legendary in his native country. Haunted by addiction and spending periodic reclusion in rehabilitation centers, Hernandez was exceptionally gifted in his youth, publishing three books of poetry by the time he was twen...
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£15,00
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Lost Cities Go to Paradise Las Ciudades Perdidas Van al Paraiso
ISBN: PB: 9780983322078, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, August 2015
150 pp., 22.8x12.7 cm
In "Lost Cities Go to Paradise", poetry breaks into song and poetic prose becomes lively storytelling as Alicia Borinsky raises intimate questions about the fragility of contemporary life. Composed of many layered scenes, unforgettable characters, sn...
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£15,00
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Alliance and Condemnation / Alianza y Condena
ISBN: PB: 9780983322023, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, October 2014
180 pp., 20.3x13 cm
A splash of sea foam. A sly sparrow. A man dodging the rain. From such mundane, unexpected moments, Spanish poet Claudio Rodriguez crafted his 1965 "Alliance and Condemnation", a collection of poems that temper the joy of existence – the "bounty that...
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£15,00
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God and The End of Satan / Dieu and La Fin de Satan Selections: In a Bilingual Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780983322047, University of Chicago Press, Swan Isle Press, September 2013
420 pp., 23x15 cm, language: English / French, 10 halftones
While living in exile with his family on the Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy, Victor Hugo wrote some of his greatest poetry and prose, including "Les Miserables" and two epic poems: "Dieu" and "La Fin de Satan".Dieu" pictures the imaginary...
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£30,00
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