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  • 1971 - NEVER A DULL MOMENT : Rock's Golden Year
    1971 - NEVER A DULL MOMENT : Rock's Golden Year
    HEPWORTH DAVID
    ISBN: 9781784162061
    Title: 1971 - NEVER A DULL MOMENT : Rock's Golden Year
    Author: HEPWORTH DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Sixties ended a year late - on New Year's Eve 1970, when Paul McCartney initiated proceedings to wind up The Beatles. Music would never be the same again.The next day would see the dawning of a new era. 1971 saw the release of more monumental albums than any year before or since and the establishment of a pantheon of stars to dominate the next forty years - Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, the solo Beatles and more.January that year fired the gun on an unrepeatable surge of creativity, technological innovation, blissful ignorance, naked ambition and outrageous good fortune. By December rock had exploded into the mainstream. How did it happen? This book tells you how. It's the story of 1971, rock?s golden year.

    Imprint: BLACK SWAN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    CARO JANE
    ISBN: 9780522872835
    Title: ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    Author: CARO JANE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn't expect to. Or intend to. We weren't brought up much differently from the women who came before us, and we rarely identified as feminists, although almost all of us do now. Accidental Feminists is our story. It explores how the world we lived in-with the pill and a regular pay cheque-transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ADORNO FOUCAULT AND THE CRITIQUE OF THE WEST
    ADORNO FOUCAULT AND THE CRITIQUE OF THE WEST
    COOK DEBORAH
    ISBN: 9781788730822
    Title: ADORNO FOUCAULT AND THE CRITIQUE OF THE WEST
    Author: COOK DEBORAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Adorno, Foucault, and the Critique of the West argues that critical theory continues to offer valuable resources for critique and contestation during this turbulent period in our history. To assess these resources, it examines the work of two of the twentieth century's more prominent social theorists: Theodor W. Adorno and Michel Foucault. Although Adorno was situated squarely in the Marxist tradition that Foucault would occasionally challenge, Cook demonstrates that their critiques of our current predicament are complementary in important respects. Among other things, they converge in their focus on the historical conditions–economic in Adorno and political in Foucault–that gave rise to the racist and authoritarian tendencies that continue to blight the West. But this book will also show that as Adorno and Foucault plumb the economic and political forces that have shaped our identities, they offer remarkably similar answers to the perennial question: What is to be done?

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • AKHENATEN : Egypt's False Prophet
    AKHENATEN : Egypt's False Prophet
    REEVES NICHOLAS
    ISBN: 9780500294697
    Title: AKHENATEN : Egypt's False Prophet
    Author: REEVES NICHOLAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    One of the most compelling and controversial figures in history, Akhenaten has captured the imagination like no other Egyptian pharaoh. Known today as a heretic, Akhenaten sought to impose upon Egypt and its people the worship of a single god - the sun - and in so doing changed the country in every way. In this immensely readable re-evaluation, Nicholas Reeves takes issue with the existing view of Akhenaten, presenting an entirely new perspective on the turbulent events of his seventeen-year reign.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALL WE KNOW OF PLEASURE : Poetic Erotica by Women
    ALL WE KNOW OF PLEASURE : Poetic Erotica by Women
    SHOMER ENID
    ISBN: 9780932112972
    Title: ALL WE KNOW OF PLEASURE : Poetic Erotica by Women
    Author: SHOMER ENID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A groundbreaking anthology of well-known female poets that broadens traditional notions of erotic poetry.

    Here is the good stuff: poetry written by women that actually excites the thinking reader. This anthology, spanning work of the last 75 years, will broaden its readers' notions of what defines erotic poetry. For what is more intriguing, more satisfying than strong, self-assured writing?

    This groundbreaking anthology includes the most popular women writers — among them Sharon Olds, Elizabeth Alexander, Anne Sexton, Dorianne Laux, Denise Levertov, Adrienne Rich, Lucille Clifton, and Louise Glu¨ck. These poets fully demonstrate that, far from being prurient, the erotic can permeate even the most mundane aspects of life, from reading a book to buying clothes.

    At the same time, the collection affirms the enormous meaningfulness of poetry — its ability to express the inexpressible and to illuminate the most private and intimate of human experiences. The poets included here represent different ethnicities, geographies, social classes, and sexual preferences. The only characteristic they share is that they are women writing about sex.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    NEIWERT DAVID
    ISBN: 9781786634467
    Title: ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    Author: NEIWERT DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "Alt-Right" leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of Patriot militias; following 9/11, when conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black president of the country.

    Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the Far Right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground in 'Producerist' ideology and constitutionalist interpretations of US law an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media.

    Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth on the ground of Far Right movements across the country.

    The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump's ties to Far Right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of the US.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AMERICAN BY DAY
    AMERICAN BY DAY
    MILLER DEREK B
    ISBN: 9781784163297
    Title: AMERICAN BY DAY
    Author: MILLER DEREK B
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'A superb novel on all levels' Marcel Berlins, The Times'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of SirensShe knew it was a weird place. She?d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid deg rd has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic.America. And not someplace interesting, either- upstate New York.It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

    Imprint: BLACK SWAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AMONG THE LOST
    AMONG THE LOST
    MONGE EMILIANO
    ISBN: 9781925322804
    Title: AMONG THE LOST
    Author: MONGE EMILIANO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this grim inferno, a fierce love blossomed - one that was born in pain and cruelty, and one that will live or die on this day. Estela and Epitafio too, were trafficked, they grew together in the brutal orphanage, fell in love, but were ripped apart. They have played an ugly role in the very system that abused them, and done the bidding of the brutal old priest for too long. They have traded in migrants, put children to work as slaves, hacked off limbs and lives without a thought, though they have never forgotten the memory of their own shackles.

    Like the immigrants whose hopes they extinguish, they long to be free; free to be together and alone.

    Here in an unnamed land that could be a Mexico reimagined by Breughel and Dante, on the border between purgatory and inferno, where Paradise is the mouth of hell and cruelty the only currency, lives are spent, bartered and indentured for it. Must all be bankrupt among the lost?

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ANCHOR POINT
    ANCHOR POINT
    ROBINSON ALICE
    ISBN: 9781922213617
    Title: ANCHOR POINT
    Author: ROBINSON ALICE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As her parents clash over unwashed dishes and unlit fires, ten-year-old Laura works hard to keep the household running. When her mother disappears into the bush, Laura finds a farewell note and makes an impulsive decision that alters the course of her family's life. Despite her anger and grief, Laura helps her father clear their wild acreage to carve out a farm. But gradually they realise that while they may own the land, they cannot tame it - nor can they escape their past.

    ANCHOR POINT charts Laura's life over the course of four decades as she tries to hold her family together and find her place in the world. Eventually, she has to confront the choices she has made and decide where she truly belongs. This is an eloquent, arresting and quintessentially Australian novel that no reader will easily forget.

    Imprint: AFFIRM PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ANTISEMITISM : Here and Now
    ANTISEMITISM : Here and Now
    LIPSTADT DEBORAH
    ISBN: 9781925322675
    Title: ANTISEMITISM : Here and Now
    Author: LIPSTADT DEBORAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Anti-Jewish violence and vandalism have been on the rise in Europe in the last five years. Deborah Lipstadt asks, 'Does this mean we are returning to the brutality of the 1930s?' 'No', is her initial answer, quickly followed by- 'It's complicated.'

    Connecting different currents in contemporary culture, such as the resurgence of racist right-wing nationalisms, left-liberal tolerance of hostility to Jews, the plight of the Palestinians, the relationship of antisemitism to anti-Zionism, and the rise of Islamic extremism, Lipstadt explores how contradictory forces have found common scapegoats.

    Lucid and convincing, Antisemitism will calm the fearful, rouse the complacent, and demand a response from readers.

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS
    ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS
    GIDLA SUJATHA
    ISBN: 9781911547228
    Title: ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS
    Author: GIDLA SUJATHA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary - and yet how typical - her family history truly was. Her mother, Manjula, and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. In the slums where they lived, everyone had a political side, and rallies, agitations, and arrests were commonplace. The Independence movement promised freedom. Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people, little changed. Satyam, the eldest, switched allegiance to the Communist Party. Gidla recounts his incredible transformation from student and labor organizer to famous poet and founder of a left-wing guerrilla movement. And Gidla charts her mother's battles with caste and women's oppression.
    Page by page, Gidla takes us into a complicated, close-knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and a more just society.

    A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing: a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up.

    Imprint: DAUNT BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ARE WE ASIAN YET? : History Vs Geography : Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 5
    ARE WE ASIAN YET? : History Vs Geography : Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 5
    PEARLMAN JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781760641009
    Title: ARE WE ASIAN YET? : History Vs Geography : Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 5
    Author: PEARLMAN JONATHAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines Australia's struggle to define its place in Asia as it balances its historic ties to the West with its geography. Are We Asian Yet? explores Australia's changing population, outlook and identity as it adjusts to the Asian Century. David Walker- 'Great Australian divide- The Western outpost faces the Asian century- Linda Jaivin- 'As China rises, can its culture conquer the world?- 'The view from Asia- Can Australia be one of us?- 'Migrant flows- The new Australians and the nation's changing identity? PlusSix feature reviews by journalists Correspondence on AFA4- Defending Australia

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ART OF THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    ART OF THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    HAYDON CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9781350016934
    Title: ART OF THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
    Author: HAYDON CHRISTOPHER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Every theatre is different its programming particular, its space idiosyncratic and its place in the market distinctive.
    Thus the demands for the management of any theatre will be unique to that building 's practical and artistic needs. The artistic director is at the helm of this delicate balancing act, weighing up the commercial and creative imperatives in a constant effort to maintain a successful producing house. The job can 't be taught, necessarily, but there is a lot to be learned from those working in that role at some of the world 's most important theatres.
    In The Art of the Artistic Director, Christopher Haydon (Artistic Director of the Gate, London 's most relentlessly ambitious theatre Time Out) compiles a unique set of interviews to get to the heart of what it is to occupy this most unique of roles. Providing short contextual essays outlining the importance and ambitions of each interviewee, the author interviews 20 of the most prominent and successful artistic directors in the US and UK including Oskar Eustis (Public Theater, New York), Diane Pulus (American Repertory Theatre, Boston), Rufus Norris (National Theatre, London) and Vicky Featherstone (Royal Court Theatre, London), uncovering the essential skills and talents that go into making an accomplished artistic director.
    The only book of its kind available, The Art of the Artistic Director includes a foreword by Michael Grandage, former Artistic Director of the Sheffield Crucible and the Donmar Warehouse in London.

    Imprint: METHUEN DRAMA
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • ASSURANCES  -  Costa Poetry Award Winner 2018
    ASSURANCES - Costa Poetry Award Winner 2018
    MORGAN J O
    ISBN: 9781787330856
    Title: ASSURANCES - Costa Poetry Award Winner 2018
    Author: MORGAN J O
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A compelling multi-layered narrative set in the early years of the Cold War from the award-winning Scottish poet.

    A war-poem both historic and frighteningly topical, Assurances begins in the 1950s during a period of vigilance and dread in the middle of the Cold War- the long stand-off between nuclear powers, where the only defence was the threat of mutually assured destruction.Using a mix of versed and unversed passages, Morgan places moments of calm reflection alongside the tensions inherent in guarding against such a permanent threat. A work of variations and possibilities, we hear the thoughts of those involved who are trying to understand and justify their roles. We examine the lives of civilians who are not aware of the impending danger, as well as those who are. We listen to the whirring minds of machines; to the voice of the bomb itself. We spy on enemy agents- always there, always somewhere close at hand.Assurances is an intimate, dramatic work for many voices- lyrical, anxious, fragmentary and terrifying; a poem about the nuclear stalemate, the deterrent that is still in place today- how it works and how it might fail, and what will vanish if it does.

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS
    ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS
    BALLEN ROGER
    ISBN: 9780500294864
    Title: ASYLUM OF THE BIRDS
    Author: BALLEN ROGER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An extraordinary monograph by one of the most revered and original image-makers at work today, now expanded and updated to include previously unpublished work.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • ASYMMETRY
    ASYMMETRY
    HALLIDAY LISA
    ISBN: 9781783783625
    Title: ASYMMETRY
    Author: HALLIDAY LISA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer.

    At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, finds himself detained for the weekend. What draws these characters together, and how do their lives connect?

    Playful and inventive, tender and humane, Asymmetry is a novel which illuminates the power plays and imbalances of contemporary life - between young and old, West and Middle East, fairness and injustice, talent and luck, and the personal and the political. It introduces a major new literary talent, writing about the world today with astonishing versatility, acuity and daring.

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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