Author: L. Hawke
Der Vampir Magnus ist auf der Jagd nach dem Wolfswandler Quin. Als er ihn jedoch endlich in seinen Fängen hat, vergeht ihm die Lust aufs Töten. Stattdessen bekommt er Lust auf etwas ganz anderes. Wird er es sich mit Gewalt nehmen müssen oder ist ihm der Wolf gar nicht so abgeneigt, wie es scheint?
Cosimo ist ein Einzelgänger. Er lebt zurückgezogen in einer kleinen Wohnung am Rande einer Großstadt. Von seinen Nachbarn bekommt er nicht viel mit. Es sei denn, er muss Pakete für sie annehmen. Als er schließlich ein Paket für seinen neuen Nachbarn annehmen muss, ahnt er noch nicht, was für Gefühle dieser in ihm auslösen wird.
Nufonia Must Fall
Author: Kid Koala
Publisher: E C W Press
A nearly silent romantic tragedy, Nufonia Must Fall is the first graphic novel ever published by world renowned, Platinum-selling DJ Kid Koala. Accompanied by an original CD soundtrack, with ten exclusive tracks composed and performed by Kid Koala, the wordless book tells in beautifully shaded b/w illustrations the story of a robot and the workaholic girl he falls for. Delightfully eccentric, Nufonia Must Fall will appeal to the scores of existing Kid Koala fans old and new, as well as comic book fans, film buffs and music lovers alike.
Author: John De Lancie & Peter David
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The mischievous all-powerful cosmic entity known only as 'Q' has plagued Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise since the opening episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Over the millennia of his lifetime he has encountered countless challenges and many powerful enemies. But none has been so deadly as the being that now threatens not just the universe we know but all the myriad alternate universes with it. Against this attack on everything that is and everything that might have been, Q stands alone - except for Captain Picard. And with the existence of not only our own universe but thousands of others at stake, Picard must find a way to work with his nemesis - or the whole of existence as we know it will simply cease to be. A memoir in Q's own words (as only Peter David can write them) of a last-ditch effort to save the multiverse, I,Q is a stunning exploration of the nature of reality itself, enlivened by insights into the character of its cosmic hero that only John Delancie, as the actor who brought him to life in the first place, could give him.
Author: Judith Keshet
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
This book is a critical exploration of Israel's curfew-closure policy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories through the eyes of CheckpointWatch, an organization of Israeli women monitoring human rights abuses. The book combines observers' daily reports from the checkpoints and along the Separation Wall, with analysis of the bureaucracy that supports the ongoing occupation. Keshet demonstrates the link between Israeli bureaucracy and the closure system as integral to a wider project of ethnic cleansing. As co-founder of the group, Keshet critically reviews the organisation's transformation from a feminist, radical protest movement to one both reclaimed by, and reclaiming, the consensus. Illustrating the nature of Israeli mainstream discourse as both anodyne and cruel, the book also analyses Israeli media representation of Checkpoint Watch and human rights activism in general. Keshet contends that the dilemmas of these Israeli women, torn between opposition to the Occupation and their loyalty to the state, reflects political divisions within Israel society as a whole.
Author: Frederic Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
One of the most revered essayists and novelists of his generation, Frederic Morton has captured with matchless immediacy the glamour of Vienna before World War I and the storied opulence of the Rothschild family in his bestselling and award-winning works. Now, in his first book in more than fifteen years, he delivers a luminous look at his own unique pursuit of the American dream. Like many Austrian boys in 1936, the author idolizes Fritz Austerlitz, the Austrian American who went to Hollywood and emerged as Fred Astaire. When his family is forced to flee Vienna, Fritz Mandelbaum becomes Fred Morton and immigrates to New York City. Though he does not learn English until he is sixteen years old, Morton nonetheless goes on to succeed as a writer. The author sets out ten scenes from his pilgrim life and his remarkable road to success: from watching a poorly dubbed Astaire in Vienna to delivering apricot tarts as a baker's assistant in New York; from Salt Lake City where as a young English instructor he met Vladimir Nabokov to a Christmas spent with the Rothschilds at Château Mouton. Runaway Waltz is a soulful, beautifully written portrait of one man's extraordinary quest for fulfillment and enduring transformation.
The Constitution for Europe
Author: Jean-Claude Piris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
There is much confusion over the 'Constitution', and this book provides an in-depth legal analysis of the institutional aspects of the Constitutional Treaty which, if ratified by the 25 EU Member States, would govern the European Union. Piris argues that, despite its ratification being rejected by the French and the Netherlands referenda in 2005, the Treaty should not be discarded, as it will inevitably be the point of departure for the future of European integration. He places this analysis in an historical and political context and explains the origin, meanings and legal and political effects of all proposed changes to the present treaties.
Author: Helene Tursten
Publisher: Soho Press
The fourth investigation in the nationaly bestselling Swedish detective series Irene Huss is a former jujitsu champion, a mother of twin teenage girls, the wife of a successful chef, and a Detective Inspector in the Violent Crimes Unit in Göteborg, Sweden. And now she’s back in the gripping follow-up to Detective Inspector Huss. One nurse lies dead and another vanishes after a local hospital is hit by a blackout. The only witness claims to have seen Nurse Tekla doing her rounds, but Nurse Tekla died sixty years ago. Irene Huss has the challenge of disentangling wandering ghosts and complex human relationships to get to the bottom of this intriguing case.
Author: Pierre Joris
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Pierre Joris's poems are characterized by an arresting mix of passion and intellect, by what Pound called "language charged with meaning." For Joris, a language is always a second language, and his poetry takes as its main concern the question of marginality and exile. He is unique in being an American poet comfortable in three languages, and his work is filled with a dynamic language play, cross-linguistic puns, and themes of speculation on language, translation, and nomadism. Poasis, Joris's first major publication in the United States, highlights his work since the mid-1980s.
The prostitution prism
Author: Gail Pheterson
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
This collection of essays spans ten years (1984-94) of theoretical and activist work on prostitution and offers a critique of "prostitute" and "prostitution." That critique touches on issues of migration, the right to asylum, street kids, and -- especially crucial to the volume -- the stigma attached to being a "whore" as an official and traditional mechanism of social control.
Life in Rome was relentlessly public, and oratory was at its heart. Orations were dramatic spectacles in which the speaker deployed an arsenal of rhetorical tricks and strategies aimed at arousing the emotions of the audience, and spectators responded vigorously and vocally with massed chants of praise or condemnation. Unfortunately, many aspects of these performances have been lost. In the first in-depth study of oratorical gestures and crowd acclamations as methods of communication at public spectacles, Gregory Aldrete sets out to recreate these vital missing components and to recapture the original context of ancient spectacles as interactive, dramatic, and contentious public performances. At the most basic level, this work is a study of communication—how Roman speakers communicated with their audiences, and how audiences in turn were able to reply and convey their reactions to the speakers. Aldrete begins by investigating how orators employed an extraordinarily sophisticated system of hand and body gestures in order to enhance the persuasive power of their speeches. He then turns to the target of these orations—the audience—and examines how they responded through the mechanism of acclamations, that is, rhythmically shouted comments. Aldrete finds much in these ancient spectacles that is relevant to modern questions of political propaganda, manipulation of public image, crowd behavior, and speechmaking. Readers with an interest in rhetoric, urban culture, or communications in any period will find the book informative, as will those working in art history, archaeology, history, and philology.
An April Shroud
Author: Reginald Hill
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Superintendent Dalziel falls for the recently bereaved Mrs Fielding's ample charms, and has to be rescued from a litter of fresh corpses by Inspector Pascoe.
Physically unattractive, lanky Sonechka with her skinny legs and flat bum, has for defensive reasons been a bookworm since the age of seven. Only when she is twenty-seven is she discovered, working in the basement of a Siberian library by artist Robert Victorvich who, already internationally renowned, returned to Russia in the early 1930's only to be exiled to the labour camps. When in Robert's old age a new romance invades their marriage, Sonechka reveals unexpected reserves of womanly strength. Sonechka is a novel whose unconventional and understated heroine will delight the English-speaking world. Sonechka was short-listed for the Booker Russian Novel Prize and has been enthusiastically received in French, German, and Italian translations. It has been awarded the Medici Prize for foreign fiction in France and the Penne Prize in Italy.
Macht der Machtlosen
Author: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden