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Bad Words Selected Short Prose
ISBN: HB: 9780857424761, Seagull Books, November 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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£18,00
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Secret Germany Myth in Twentieth-Century German Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780857424815, Seagull Books, November 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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£20,00
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Tales of Mr. Keuner
ISBN: HB: 9780857424716, Seagull Books, November 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, November 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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£16,00
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Time within Time The Diaries, 1970-1986
ISBN: PB: 9780857424921, Seagull Books, November 2018
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 21 halftones
"Tarkovsky for me is the greatest", wrote Ingmar Bergman. Andrey Tarkovsky only made seven films, but all are celebrated for its striking visual images, quietly patient dramatic structures, and visionary symbolism. "Time within Time" is both a diary...
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£25,00
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Life in Peacetime
ISBN: HB: 9780857424822, Seagull Books, November 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, November 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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£20,00
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Mirror of the Darkest Night
ISBN: HB: 9780857424396, Seagull Books, October 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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£16,00
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"Intricate Art of Actually Caring", and Other New Zealand Plays
ISBN: PB: 9780857423405, Seagull Books, October 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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Old Masters A Comedy
ISBN: HB: 9780857424709, Seagull Books, October 2018
160 pp., 24.1x17 cm
Thomas Bernhard's "Old Masters" has been called his "most enjoyable novel" by the New York Review of Books. It's a wild satire that takes place almost entirely in front of Tintoretto's "White-Bearded Man", on display in the Kunsthistorisches Museum,...
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£16,00
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