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Poetry & Drama

The power of poetry and plays to help us find courage, solace, and energy is widely acknowledged. In reading poetry we are free to extract our own meanings, and we accept that there is no one right answer. Plays bring to life the stories we tell, encouraging empathy and imagination.

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Blood Wedding

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Lorca's Blood Wedding is a classic of twentieth-century theatre. Lorca uses it to investigate the subjects which fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual, and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted.
€13.50

Blood Wedding

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Blood Wedding is set in a village community in Lorca's Andalusia, and tells the story of a couple drawn irresistibly together in the face of an arranged marriage. This edition includes a full commmenatry and notes.
€14.85

Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets

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€16.25

Bloodshot Monochrome

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€13.50

Blues Comes with Good News

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Bluffer's Guide to Poetry

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nstantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of poetry and verse (bluffers might be surprised to discover that there is a difference). Never again confuse an anapest with a distich, a panegyric with a polemical, or a haiku with someone clearing their throat.
€9.45

Bold Girls

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An award-winning play about the lives of three women in war-torn Belfast. Their men have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities, but their lives must go on. However, the arrival of a disturbing young girl and the revelations which follow threaten their friendship.
€12.15

Bone

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Bone Palace Ballet

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Bone Road

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€17.60

Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin

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At his death in 2016, Geoffrey Hill left behind The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin, a sequence of more than 270 poems, to be published posthumously as his final statement. It is a great work, and in Hill's oeuvre it is a uniquely welcoming work, open to all comers.
€27.05

Book of Lieder

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Contains, in parallel translation, a thousand of the most frequently performed Lieder, both piano-accompanied and orchestral. Composers are arranged alphabetically, with their songs appearing under poet in chronological order of composition. Elegantly translated, this work is notable for its fidelity to the German verse.
€47.30

Book of Mercy

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One of Leonard Cohen's best loved volumes of poetry; a personal and powerful collection, popular since its original publication over thirty years ago
€13.50

Book of Nonsense

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€2.65

BORDER LINES: POEMS ABOUT MIGRATION

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€16.20

Bouncers

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€13.45

Boundless and Miraculous

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€19.95

Brand New Ancients

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Winner of the Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry.
€13.50

BRIAN FRIEL: COLLECTED PLAYS - VOLUME 1

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This marks the first of five volumes collecting together the complete work of Brian Friel. The Enemy Within (1962) Philadelphia, Here I Come! (1964) The Loves of Cass McGuire (1966) Lovers (Winners and Losers) (1967) Crystal and Fox (1968) The Gentle Island (1971)
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Brian Friel: Faber Critical Guide

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Is your enjoyment of Brian Friel's work hampered by a lack of Irish historical knowledge? A Faber Critical Guide to Brian Friel's major work gives all this and more. It gives an introduction to the distinctive features of the playwright's work;
€10.80

Bride of Ice: New Selected Poems

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Includes the pieces "Girlfriend", "New Year's Greetings", "On a Red Horse", "Wires" and "Poem of the End".
€20.20

Bright Moon, White Clouds: Selected Poems of Li Po

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€17.35

Bright Star: The Complete Poems and Selected Letters

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A collection of John Keats' poems.
€12.15

Broken Word

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Tom has returned to his family's farm in Kenya for the summer vacation between school and university when he is swept up by the events of the Mau Mau uprising. This poetic sequence illuminates a period in British colonial history.
€16.25

Browning Version

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€13.50

Building a Character

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€14.85

Burns

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This gorgeously packaged book in the Pocket Poets series celebrates the verse of the farm labourer-turned-poet Robert Burns, who became the voice of an entire nation, a poet who was as skilful with bawdy ballads as he was with lyrics on philosophical subjects.
€6.75

Butterfly's Burden, The

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By Heart

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What has happened to the lost art of memorising poems? Why do we no longer feel that it is necessary to know the most enduring, beautiful poems in the English language 'by heart'? The author explains how we can overcome the problem by using a memory system that becomes easier the more frequently it is practised.
€12.15

By the Bog of Cats

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Set in the mysterious landscape of the bogs of rural Ireland, Carr's lyrical and timeless play tells the story of Hester Swane, an Irish traveller with a deep and unearthly connection to her land.
€12.95

Caiplie Caves

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Karen Solie's fifth poetry collection, The Caiplie Caves, is a profound and timely consideration of the nature of crisis.
€14.85

Caligula and Other Plays

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Reveals some aspects of the existential notion of 'the absurd' by portraying an emperor so mighty and so desperate in author's search for freedom that he inevitably destroys gods, men and himself.
€17.55

Calling a Wolf a Wolf

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Calling Cards

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Canzoniere

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The focus of this large collection is Petrarch's lifelong love for the mysterious Laura, but the themes he treats are many and various. This verse translation of the whole of the "Canzoniere" has notes to suggest the many connections between the poems.
€20.20

Canzoniere

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The "Canzoniere", a sequence of sonnets and other verse forms, were written over a period of about 40 years. They describe Petrarch's intense love for Laura, whom he first met in Avignon in 1327, and her effect on him after she died in 1348. This collection examines the poet's spiritual crisis, and explores important contemporary issues.
€14.85

Captain's Verses

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A translation of Pablo Neruda's poems that were written in "Los versos del capitan" as a celebration of his love for his third wife, Matilde Urrutia - a love affair that is itself celebrated in the acclaimed film "Il Postino".
€16.15

carnivorous

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion: Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie. This is a portrayal of family tensions.
€13.50

Caucasian Chalk Circle"

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A new readable and accessible translation of Brecht's satirical masterpiece by Alistair Beaton, published to coincide with the world premiere by Shared Experience. Written by the grand master of storytelling and peopled with vivid and amusing characters, this is one of the greatest plays of the last century.
€14.85