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Grains of Gold: An Anthology of Occitan Literature$37.97
Occitan isn’t just the troubadours! The language is still spoken in the south of France and parts of Italy and Spain and has a vibrant contemporary literature. James Thomas has put together an astonishing collection of Occitan texts – from the 10th century to the present day.
Harbors of Light$17.00
“Harbors of Light celebrates ‘the call of the lighthouse’ in all its many variations. The musical poems in this collection sing the mystical connections between all lighthouses and those who love them. Agosín’s vivid imagery brings to life a world of opposites, ‘serpentine’ dark and ‘light like a promise.'” – Linda Rodriguez
Homage to Czerny$12.95
Gert Jonke’s prose ripples along like a piano etude, transcending its meticulously constructed sequences to transport the reader into an imaginary world. With a delightful combination of the ridiculous and the sublime, Jonke explores surreal dimensions of space and sound, always anchoring his flights of fancy in accessible imagery.
How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America$14.99 – $15.99
A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers.
I Called Him Necktie$9.99 – $15.99
Twenty-year-old Taguchi Hiro has spent the last two years of his life living as a hikikomori—a shut-in who never leaves his room and has no human interaction—in his parents’ home in Tokyo. As Hiro tentatively decides to reenter the world, he spends his days observing life around him from a park bench. Gradually he makes friends with Ohara Tetsu, a middle-aged salaryman who has lost his job but can’t bring himself to tell his wife, and shows up every day in a suit and tie to pass the time on a nearby bench.
If Venice Dies$9.99 – $16.95
What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasure belong? This eloquent book by internationally renowned art historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions, igniting a new debate about the Queen of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at large.
In Reality: Selected Poems$12.56
Jean Portante is a lyric poet, and also one who has something to say to an international audience. As a Francophone Luxemburger of Italian descent, his poetry works at the spaces between European cultures and is concerned with themes of identity, politics, language, Europe, the divide between politics and everyday life. This dual language edition collects work from the last 20 years, including poems from his 2013 collection, Après le tremblement, which addresses an earthquake in his ancestral Italian village.
La Superba is a Rabelaisian stylistic tour-de-force set in Genoa, the labyrinthine port city (nicknamed ‘La Superba’) where the author has lived for the last six years. Migration, legal and illegal, is the central theme of this autobiographical novel about a writer who becomes trapped in his walk on the wild side in a mysterious and exotic Old World city.
Land of Love and Ruins$14.99 – $16.99
Love, family lives, bonds to country and earth are questioned in this wonderful Icelandic work. Eir invents a new, intimate language between writer and reader in this enchanting book about being human in the modern world.