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Parishioner and Pauper Burials from St James Westminster (1695–1790) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9781907586521
Pub Date: 10 Nov 2022
Series: MoLAS Monograph
Illustrations: 170
Description:
Additional burial areas for the parish of St James Westminster in the 17th to 18th century were excavated in 2008–9. As the northern part of the parish around Soho grew and its population increased from the mid 17th century, pressure mounted on burial space in the churchyard on Piccadilly and on existing support structures for the least fortunate members of society. In response, the lower ground (the early extramural burial ground, 1695–1733) and the upper ground (the later extramural burial ground, 1733–90) were opened in succession, along with the new workhouse complex (1725–1913) and the workhouse burial ground (1733–93).
The Language of the In-Between Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780822947271
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2022
Series: Pitt Illuminations
Description:
Often, the process of modern state formation is founded on the marginalisation of certain groups, and Latin America is no exception. In The Language of the In-Between, Erika Almenara contends that literary production replicates this same process. Looking at marginalised communities in Chile and Peru, particularly writers who are travesti, trans, cuir/queer, and Indigenous, the author shows how these writers stake a claim for the liminal space that is neither one thing nor the other.
Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 22 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 142
ISBN: 9781463244910
Pub Date: 03 Nov 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies
Description:
A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies.
Blessing the Exoskeleton Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780822966975
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Blessing the Exoskeleton is a southerner’s book about Michigan. Written over a two-year period in Kalamazoo, Andrew Hemmert’s poems address climate change, labor, love, and his attempts to live joyfully in a deteriorating world. Though the majority of these poems are narrative, they approach their stories in roundabout and slanted ways.

In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful

In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful

Format: 
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780819500120
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780819500137
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Description:
In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful is a meditation on water, land, women, and violent environmental changes as they affect both the natural world and human migration. The poet reckons with the unsettling realities that women experience, questioning the cause and effect of events and asking why stories of oppression are so often simply accepted as the only stories. Alutiiq language is used throughout these poems that are in conversation with history, ancestors, and an uncertain future, in imagery that moves in waves, returning again and again to the ocean, and a deep visioning of the "current.
Richard Price and the Foundation of Virtue Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9788869773945
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
Although little known, Richard Price’s A Review of the Principal Questions in Morals (1758) is one of the most important texts of eighteenth-century moral philosophy. Hastings Rasdhall described it “as the best work published on Ethics till quite recent times” because it “contains the gist of the kantian doctrine without Kant’s confusions”; C. D.
Territorial Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780822966968
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Territorial explores the bargains that women make to stay safe from violence. Set in a landscape of looming ecological ruin, the poems bear witness to the effects of drought on the California chaparral region and delve into difficult personal terrain to reveal patterns of abuse we inflict on the earth and each other. How can we emerge from a devastated landscape into a sense of healing and repair?
Traces Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781950564286
Pub Date: 01 Nov 2022
Description:
An early American adage proclaimed: "The frontier was heaven for men and dogs – hell for women and mules." Since the 1700s, when his name first appeared in print, Daniel Boone has been synonymous with America's westward expansion and life on the frontier. Traces is a retelling of Boone's saga through the eyes of his wife, Rebecca, and her two oldest daughters, Susannah and Jemima.
Munere Mortis Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781913701444
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2022
Series: Cambridge Classical Journal Supplements
Illustrations: 1 b&w
Description:
Colin Austin (1941–2010), Professor of Greek at Cambridge and distinguished editor of poetic texts, was renowned for the precision and brilliance of his scholarship. This collection of studies, offered by some of his pupils, aims to honour his memory. The papers combine philology and textual criticism with a strong interest in setting the works under examination in their literary and cultural context.
Journal of Language Relationship 20/1-2 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781463244811
Pub Date: 18 Oct 2022
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Journal of Language Relationship
Description:
The Journal of Language Relationship is an international periodical publication devoted to the issues of comparative linguistics and the history of the human language. The Journal contains articles written in English and Russian, as well as scientific reviews, discussions and reports from international linguistic conferences and seminars.
The Finest Place We Know Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780813196299
Pub Date: 18 Oct 2022
Illustrations: 150 b&w illustrations, 95 color illustrations
Description:
"The work of this institution has only begun I want to see this faculty continue to develop in not only teaching ability, but heart power—the ability to lead and inspire I want to see the fullest opportunities furnished to students I want to see young men and women who will become effective leaders I want to see all of these things and more" – Dr. John W. Carr, First President of Murray State University, April 1, 1926 When Murray State University was founded shortly after World War I, it was a modest, one-building teachers' college with a mandate to prepare better-trained educators for schools in the Jackson Purchase area of Western Kentucky.
Orpen at War Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781739789237
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2022
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: colour photos
Description:
During World War I, Major William Orpen, a highly successful commercial painter in Ireland and the UK, takes up a posting as official British war artist. Full of high hopes he sets off to the front with a Rolls-Royce and a driver. But nothing in his privileged life prepared him for the horrors he encounters.
Casualty Reports Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9780822966869
Pub Date: 11 Oct 2022
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Description:
Stylistically innovative, deeply moving, carefully researched, Martha Collins's eleventh volume of poetry combines her well-known attention to social issues with the elegiac mode of her previous book. She focuses here on race, gun violence, recent wars, and, in an extended sequence, the history of coal - first as her ancestors mined it, then from its geological origins to our ecologically threatened present. Casualty Reports is both indictment and lament, a work that speaks forcefully to our troubled history and our present times.
In a Few Minutes Before Later Cover In a Few Minutes Before Later Cover
Format: 
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780819500151
Pub Date: 04 Oct 2022
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Illustrations: 18 color photos, 12 b&w line drawings
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780819501226
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2024
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Illustrations: 34 color photos, 12 b&w line drawings
Description:
"[Hillman's] work is fierce but loving, risk-taking, and beautiful." - Harvard ReviewAn iconoclastic ecopoet who has led the way for many young and emerging artists, Brenda Hillman continues to re-cast innovative poetic forms as instruments for tracking human and non-human experiences. At times the poet deploys short dialogues, meditations or trance techniques as means of rendering inner states; other times she uses narrative, documentary or scientific materials to record daily events during a time of pandemic, planetary crisis, political and racial turmoil.
It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories Cover It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories Cover
Format: 
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780822947493
Pub Date: 04 Oct 2022
Series: Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9780822967101
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Series: Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize
Description:
Happiness and connection prove fickle in this debut collection of eleven linked stories introducing Babbie and Donnie. She is a thrice-divorced former call girl, and he is a sobriety-challenged trucker turned yogi. Along with their community of exes, in-laws, and coworkers, Babbie and Donnie share a longing to re-forge their lives, a task easier said than done in Mobile, Alabama, which bears its own share of tainted history.
Disruption of Habits During the Pandemic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788869773297
Pub Date: 03 Oct 2022
Series: Philosophy
Description:
In the year 2020, everything we used to think about our habits has been profoundly disrupted. Lockdown still represents an unprecedented experience for all those who went through it, radically affecting our freedom of movement and all those social interactions that used to make up our daily lives. Some people believe that once the pandemic ends, nothing will be the same.