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Poetry | Plays | Fiction | Non-fiction

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Poetry

William Allen, Sevastopol: On Photographs of War. Poetic responses to photographs taken from 1854 to 1997, mostly in times of war. The reader looks at the photo on the left page and measures the author's response on the right, meanwhile living through trying moments of history. Order

Mario Azzopardi, Naked As Water, translated from the Maltese by Grazio Falzon. Collected poems of an avant-garde author tormented by the search for love, self and God. A phantasmagoria of nocturnal visions, mythic quest and sexual obsession. Order

Amelia Biagioni, The Hunts, translated from the Spanish by Renata Treitel.  A bilingual edition of an astonishing poetic cycle that ranges across time and space to recreate the eternal hunt:  the unstoppable, restless process of the universe chasing, tormenting and consuming itself.  First appearance in English of an Argentine master, who died in the year 2000. Order

Alfredo De Palchi, Addictive Aversions, translated from the Italian by Sonia Raiziss & others. Erotic and anti-erotic poems by a poet "not for the fainthearted" (Library Journal). Order

Alfredo De Palchi, Anonymous Constellation, translated from the Italian by Sonia Raiziss. A collection of stark and sometimes brutal poems reflecting on the universality of violence, by the New York Italian poet. These crystallizations of life-experience achieve a strange beauty. Order

Alfredo De Palchi, The Scorpion's Dark Dance, translated from the Italian by Sonia Raiziss. A bilingual edition of La buia danza di scorpione, a series of poems written by the young man in an Italian prison after World War II. Order

Luigi Fontanella, Angels of Youth, translated from the Italian by Carol Lettieri & Irena Marchegiani Jones. A cycle of poems reaching for the ineffable wisps of thoughts, memories and impressions that make up one's private world. Especially moving are "Stanzas for Emma," a series of poems dedicated to the poet's far-distant daughter. Order

Bogomil Gjuzel, The Wolf at the Door: A Poetic Cycle, translated from the Macedonian by P. H. Liotta.  A search for roots, humanity and survival in the gloom of recent Balkan history, with illuminating notes and observations by the translator.  Introduction by Charles Simic.  This is the first appearance in English of Macedonia's major poet. Order

Vicente Huidobro, The Poet Is a Little God, translated from the Spanish by Jorge García-Gómez. A bilingual edition of El Espejo de Agua, Poemas Arcticos and Ecuatorial by the Chilean poet who strove to compete with nature itself in creative imagery. Order

Imre Oravecz, When You Became She, translated from the Hungarian by Bruce Berlind. Nearly a hundred prose poems delineating a love affair with extraordinary variety, intensity and subtlety. The book sold out within hours when first published in Budapest. Order

Lutz Rathenow, The Fantastic Ordinary World of Lutz Rathenow: Poems, Plays & Stories, translated from the German by Boria Sax & Imogen von Tannenberg.  A bilingual edition of satires, skits and grotesqueries conveying the maddening humdrumness of the ultimate police state.  Order

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Plays

Jens BjØrneboe, Amputation: Texts for an Extraordinary Spectacle, translated from the Norwegian by Solrun Hoaas & Esther Greenleaf Mürer. First publication in English of both versions of the Norwegian iconoclast's shocking plays that are (in his own words) "...directed against those forms of society that do not allow room for people who think differently from those in power." Order

Gary Kern, The Mad Kokoshka.

Lutz Rathenow, The Fantastic Ordinary World of Lutz Rathenow: Poems, Plays & Stories, translated from the German by Boria Sax & Imogen von Tannenberg.  A bilingual edition of satires, skits and grotesqueries conveying the maddening humdrumness of the ultimate police state.  Order

Manlio Santanelli, Emergency Exit, translated from the Italian by Anthony Molino with Jane House. A ferocious and funny play set in an earthquake zone. "Extraordinary, intended for audiences who hunger for the rare and the beautiful" (Eugene Ioneseco). Order

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Fiction

Antonio Di Benedetto, Animal World, translated from the Spanish by H. E. Francis. A bilingual edition of Mundo animal, a collection of short stories with hallucinatory animal transformations by an internationally acknowledged Argentine master. Order

Hugh Fox, The Last Summer. A novel about a professor dying of cancer and trying to pack his erudition into his son, who prefers video games and Coca-Cola, by the acclaimed author of Leviathan and Shaman. Order

Oliverio Girondo, Scarecrow & Other Anomalies, translated from the Spanish by Gilbert Alter-Gilbert.  A bilingual edition of outrageous and hilarious fantasmagorías by an Argentine genius (or madman), including "Invitation to Vomit," "It's All Drool" and "Lunarlude."  First appearance in English.  Order

Edvard Hoem, Ave Eva: A Norwegian Tragedy, translated from the Nynorsk ("New Norwegian") by Frankie Belle Shackelford. A brooding novel from the North, part romance, part murder mystery, part social commentary, all mixed together into a great spiritual quest. Order

Antonio Porta, Dreams & Other Infidelities, translated from the Italian by Anthony Molino. Stories halfway between dream and waking that explore the uncensored territory of the mind, by a renowned experimentalist. Order

Ellen Tifft, Moon, Moon, Tell Me True. A novel about American carnival life and the hopes and disappointments of lower-income people just after WWII, written with unusual directness, honesty and charm by a lifetime resident of the Finger Lakes region of New York. Order

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Non-fiction

Jean-Pierre Barricelli, Fireplaces of Civilization: Literary Portraits of Florence, Paris, Sicily, Seville and Granada. Imaginative essays evoking great cities in their art, literature and daily life, written by a distinguished scholar, linguist and musician. Order

Darnetta Bell & Kevin Bongiorni (eds.), Cemeteries & Spaces of Death. Essays on the grim subject Aztec sacrifices, danse macabre, Frankenstein, Hemingway, the cult of Jim Morrison, etc.by a variety of authors. Order

Emil Draitser, The Supervisor of the Sea. A Jewish-Russian émigré, Professor Draitser presents in this collection his longer and more serious stories in a sequence that moves from Russia to America to the fantastic beyond. Order

Gary Kern, Letters from Dwight. A series of actual letters, sent over a period of seven years, that depict the life of an ex-professor living in a slum, renting rooms to odd characters and getting into strange situations. Order

Gary Kern, Misfortune. A memoir about different kinds of hard luck. "Quads" presents the world of quadriplegics, "Old Woman" details the plight of the old and forgotten, "Polyglottos" concerns a Russian dissident and the difficulties of translating him Order

Lutz Rathenow, The Fantastic Ordinary World of Lutz Rathenow: Poems, Plays & Stories, translated from the German by Boria Sax & Imogen von Tannenberg.  A bilingual edition of satires, skits and grotesqueries conveying the maddening humdrumness of the ultimate police state.  Order

George Slusser & Jean-Pierre Barricelli, Genre at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Fantasy. Forthcoming (available October, 2003). Twenty essays in this volume make the case for fantasy, especially for science fiction, tracing its origins and exploring its richness.

Ken Wilkerson, Blue Ride. Fifteen stories of raw and desperate characters in the outback towns of Southern California by an American writer who explores the desert wastes. Order


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Michael Palma, FAITHFUL IN MY FASHION: Essays on the Translation of Poetry
. One of the outstanding translators of Dante in our time discusses the art of translation and literary companionship in eleven genial and witty essays, plus an interview. A Xenos-Chelsea Editions collaboration.

Claudia Zironi, EROS AND POLIS: of that time when I was God in my belly. Claudia Zironi turns the tables on male writers with her poetic reminiscences of former boyfriends and lovers. Her tone by turns is bemused, angry, grateful and sometimes revelatory. Her style is sharp, spare and paradoxical.

 

 

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