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 Volume Editions

A travelling writer makes an unexpected connection with a customs official in Marrakech. 

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: 9780473416928
: VOLUME
: VOLUME
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: 210 x 150 mm
: David Coventry
: 8
: books
Transit at Marrakech
$5.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 25

Category:

 Literature

Awards:Longlisted for 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.

How does a city make a writer? Described by Fiona Kidman as a 'ravishing, immersing read', A Strange Beautiful Excitement is a 'wild ride' through the Wellington of Katherine Mansfield's childhood. From the grubby, wind-blaste... read more

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: 9780947522544
: Otago University Press
: Otago University Press
: 200mm X 150mm
: New Zealand
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: Redmer Yska
: Hardback
: English
: 823.2
: 296
: colour illus
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A Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfields Wellington 1888-1903
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Literature

Riffing on Ray Bradbury's classic novel about the end of reading, Tinderbox is one of the most interesting books in decades about literary culture and its place in the world. More than that, it's about how every one of us fits into that bigger picture - and the struggle to make sense of life in the twenty-first century.

If there had been any rain he would have opened his mouth and tasted the drops but it wasn’t raining and it hadn’t rained for some time. The vegetation everywhere was dry, what they call tinder dry because to be useful tinder needs to be dry, suggesting that dryness is a requisite quality... read more

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: 9781910296820
: Galley Beggar Press
: Galley Beggar Press
: 194mm X 138mm
: United Kingdom
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: Megan Dunn
: Paperback
: English
: 306
: 200
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Tinderbox
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Literature

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work "set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match" (New York Review of Books). This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved co... read more

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: 9781611855142
: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
: Grove Press
: 216mm X 138mm
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: Eileen Myles
: Paperback
: Main
: English
: 636.70092
: 224
: Integrated b&w throughout
: books
Afterglow: A Dog Memoir
$33.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Literature

In The Face: Cartography of The Void, Chris Abani has given us a brief memoir that is, in the best tradition of the genre, also an exploration of the very nature of identity. Abani meditates on his own face, beginning with his early childhood that was immersed in th... read more

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: 9781632060433
: Regan Arts
: Restless Books
: 152mm X 114mm
: United States
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: Chris Abani
: Paperback
: 820.9969
: 80
: books
The Face: Cartography of the Void
$15.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

A welcome surprise: more than fifty prose pieces, gathered together for the first time, by one of America's most revered and admired novelists and short-story writers, whose articles, essays, and cultural commentary--appearing in The New York Rev... read more

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: 9780571339921
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: Faber & Faber, Limited
: 3 Centimeters X 15.3 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
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: Lorrie Moore
: Hardback
: 813/.54
: 432
: books
See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary
$45.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Literature

When Alejandro Luque receives a book of photographs of the Argentinian writer, essayist and poet, Luis Borges, in Sicily he decides to trace the writer's journey, setting off with a group of friends on his own Sicilian odyssey. Meticulously identifying the location of each photogra... read more

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: 9781909961449
: The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
: The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
: United Kingdom
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: Alejandro Luque
: Hardback
: 910.4
: 23
: books
Borges in Sicily
$40.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Literature

Awards:Long-listed for Baillie Gifford Prize 2017.

Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures ... read more

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: 9780571269549
: Faber & Faber
: Faber & Faber
: 234mm X 156mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: Hardback
: Main
: English
: 821.8
: 608
: books
Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
$55.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

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 New Zealand Non-Fiction

Awards:New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012 Finalist: Non-Fiction

A mix of poetry and prose, this compilation by New Zealand's Fiona Ferrell is simultaneously a memoir, a meandering travel book, and a poetry collection. Demonstrating how a natural disaster can turn a life upside down in an instant, this book consists of four essays... read more

In preparation for my conversation with Fiona Farrell at the Mapua Literary Festival about her latest novel Decline and Fall on Savage Street, I’ve been reading The Broken Book. This was meant to be a book about travel, about her passion for walking and noticing. It ... read more

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: 9781869405762
: Auckland University Press
: Auckland University Press
: 210mm X 140mm
: New Zealand
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: Fiona Farrell
: Paperback
: English
: NZ824.2
: 204
: books
The Broken Book
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Writing

In over thirty essays, written over twenty years, one of the world's great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the origin and compo... read more

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: 9781910200964
: David Fickling Books
: David Fickling Books
: 24.10 cmmm X 15.60 cmmm X 4.30 cmmm
: United Kingdom
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: Philip Pullman
: Hardback
: English
: 809/.93353
: 480
: 9 colour illustrations and 42 B/W illustrations
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Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Literature

Series:Seasons Quartet Ser.

The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter 2 December - It is strange that you exist, but that you don't know anythin... read more

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: 9781910701652
: Random House
: Harvill Secker
: 214mm X 141mm X 25mm
: United Kingdom
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: Karl Ove Knausgaard; Ingvild Burkey (Translator); Lars Lerin (Illustrator)
: Hardback
: Lars Lerin
: English
: 839.8238
: 272
: artwork by Lars Lerin
: books
Winter: (Seasons Quartet 2)
$38.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Literature

Awards:Winner of Kibble Award for Literature 1997 (Australia).

'Garner is scrupulous, painstaking, and detailed, with sharp eyes and ears. She is everywhere at once, watching and listening, a recording angel at life's secular apocalypses...her unillusioned eye makes her clarity compulsive.'  James Wood, Ne... read more

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: 9781925498875
: Text Publishing Company
: Text Publishing Company
: 234mm X 153mm
: Australia
Special Fields
: Helen Garner
: Hardback
: 2017
: English
: 824.914
: 800
: books
True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction
$48.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2