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Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists
ISBN: PB: 9780997228717, 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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Shadows of Your Black Memory
ISBN: PB: 9780997228700, 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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White Islands / Las Islas Blancas
ISBN: PB: 9780983322092, 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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School of Solitude Collected Poems
ISBN: PB: 9780983322061, 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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Lost Cities Go to Paradise Las Ciudades Perdidas Van al Paraiso
ISBN: PB: 9780983322078, 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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Alliance and Condemnation / Alianza y Condena
ISBN: PB: 9780983322023, 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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God and The End of Satan / Dieu and La Fin de Satan Selections: In a Bilingual Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780983322047, Swan Isle Press, September 2013
420 pp., 23x15 cm, 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 imaginar...
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£30,00
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Complete Perfectionist A Poetics of Work
ISBN: PB: 9780983322009, Swan Isle Press, January 2012
161 pp., 23x15 cm,
Few have written more memorably about the work of poetry and the poetics of work than Juan Ramon Jimenez, winner of a Nobel Prize and discerning teacher of an entire generation of Spanish poets. In this series of aphorisms, Jimenez brings together th...
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In Spite of the Dark Silence
ISBN: HB: 9780974888187, Swan Isle Press, January 2011
120 pp., 22.9x15.5 cm,
"He was named Jorge, like me, and for this his life hurts me twice". So writes Jorge Volpi in this highly original novel that presents a biographical perspective on the tragic life of the poet and chemist Jorge Cuesta. Cuesta was one of the founders...
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£21,00
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New Letters to a Young Poet
ISBN: HB: 9780974888194, Swan Isle Press, January 2011
120 pp., 19.8x13.2 cm,
In these intimate pages, award-winning Catalan poet Joan Margarit offers a passionate defense of poetry and of the intelligible poem – the well-made text that can provide refuge, wisdom, and consolation. Inspired by Rilke's classic "Letters to a Youn...
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£18,00
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