Sandpiper The Journals of Elizabeth Bishop
ISBN: PB: 9781800173514, Carcanet, November 2024
280 pp., 21,6x13,5 cm
This is a fascinating window giving on the private thoughts of one of the great American writers of the twentieth century. It follows on Carcanet's publication of "Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts and Fragments", edited by...
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Sheikh Abdullah The Caged Lion of Kashmir
ISBN: HB: 9780300270778, Yale University Press, July 2024
384 pp., 23,4x15,6 cm, 13 black&white illus.
A compelling biography of Sheikh Abdullah, the charismatic, combative, and controversial Kashmiri politician. Written by the leading historian of modern Kashmir, this is a comprehensive portrayal of one of the most enigmatic politicians in modern S...
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Billy Waters is Dancing Or, How a Black Sailor Found Fame in Regency Britain
ISBN: HB: 9780300267686, Yale University Press, June 2024
352 pp., 23,4x15,3 cm, 70 black&white illus., 16 colour illus.
The story of William Waters, Black street performer in Regency London, and how his huge celebrity took on a life of its own. Every child in Regency London knew Billy Waters, the celebrated "King of the Beggars." Likely born into enslavement in 1770...
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Frail Riffs, Volume 4 The Rules of the Game
ISBN: HB: 9780300264852, Yale University Press, June 2024
336 pp., 22,9x15,2 cm
The fourth and final volume of Michel Leiris's renowned autobiography, now available in English for the first time, translated by Richard Sieburth. Ex-surrealist and maverick anthropologist Michel Leiris (1901-1990) crafted his multivolume autobiog...
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Kafka Making of an Icon
ISBN: HB: 9781851246229, Bodleian Library Publishing, May 2024
192 pp., 25,9x23,7 cm, 100 colour illus.
Franz Kafka died in 1924, when he was not yet forty. During his life he published only seven small books, but he left behind three unfinished novels and a mass of stories, reflections and personal writings which were published after his death. His no...
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Hearsay Is Not Excluded A History of Natural History
ISBN: PB: 9780300270105, ISBN: HB: 9780300273670, Yale University Press, May 2024
288 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm, 25 black&white illus.
This chronicle of natural history argues that the modern environmental crisis and rise in science skepticism codeveloped with the rise of ever narrower scientific disciplines. For millennia, the field of natural history promoted a knowledgeable and...
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Herod the Great Jewish King in a Roman World
ISBN: HB: 9780300228410, Yale University Press, May 2024
248 pp., 21,0x14,6 cm, 11 black&white illus.
A vivid account of the political triumphs and domestic tragedies of the Jewish king Herod the Great during the turmoil of the Roman revolution. Herod the Great (73-4 BCE) was a phenomenally energetic ruler who took advantage of the chaos of the Rom...
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Arthur Miller American Witness
ISBN: PB: 9780300276794, ISBN: HB: 9780300234923, Yale University Press, April 2024
264 pp., 21,0x14,6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
A great theater critic brings twentieth-century playwright Arthur Miller's dramatic story to life with bold and revealing new insights. Distinguished theater critic John Lahr brings unique perspective to the life of Arthur Miller (1915-2005), the p...
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Henrietta Szold Hadassah and the Zionist Dream
ISBN: HB: 9780300247787, Yale University Press, April 2024
256 pp., 21,0x14,6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Award-winning author Francine Klagsbrun reveals the complex life and work of Henrietta Szold, founder of Hadassah and a Zionist trailblazer. Henrietta Szold (1860-1945) is renowned as the founder of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of Ame...
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Alfred Dreyfus The Man at the Center of the Affair
ISBN: HB: 9780300254006, Yale University Press, March 2024
224 pp., 21,0x14,6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
An insightful new biography of the central figure in the Dreyfus Affair, focused on the man himself and based on newly accessible documents. On January 5, 1895, Captain Alfred Dreyfus's cries of innocence were drowned out by a mob shouting "Death t...
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