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Solace (Blu-ray disc): Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Anthony Hopkins, Matt Gerald, Sharon Lawrence, Abbie Cornish,... Solace (Blu-ray disc)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Anthony Hopkins, Matt Gerald, Sharon Lawrence, …
R79 Discovery Miles 790 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Alfonso Poyart directs this mystery thriller starring Colin Farrell as a serial killer and Anthony Hopkins as the man brought in by the FBI to help track him down. Not long into the case, former doctor and psychic John Clancy (Hopkins) realises that the man responsible for the killings has psychic capabilities himself. With both men privy to the actions of each other, a psychological showdown ensues... The supporting cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish.

Solace (DVD): Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Matt Gerald, Sharon Lawrence, Anthony Hopkins, Abbie Cornish, Kenny... Solace (DVD)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Matt Gerald, Sharon Lawrence, Anthony Hopkins, …
R56 R46 Discovery Miles 460 Save R10 (18%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Alfonso Poyart directs this mystery thriller starring Colin Farrell as a serial killer and Anthony Hopkins as the man brought in by the FBI to help track him down. Not long into the case, former doctor and psychic John Clancy (Hopkins) realises that the man responsible for the killings has psychic capabilities himself. With both men privy to the actions of each other, a psychological showdown ensues... The supporting cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish.

Immortals (DVD): Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Freida Pinto, Kellan Lutz, Stephen Dorff, Joseph Morgan,... Immortals (DVD)
Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Freida Pinto, … 1
R46 Discovery Miles 460 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Fantasy action film based on the Greek mythological warrior hero Theseus, who joins forces with the Gods to fight the Titans and save humankind. The power-hungry King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has laid waste to Greece in his search for the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of limitless power that, in the wrong hands, could bring about the end of human life. Ancient law dictates that the Gods must not intervene in human conflict, and so they remain powerless to stop Hyperion and his merciless hordes - until young peasant Theseus (Henry Cavill), secretly chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans/John Hurt), steps forward to save the day.

Mirror Mirror (DVD): Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner, Robert... Mirror Mirror (DVD)
Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, … 2
R97 Discovery Miles 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Julia Roberts and Lily Collins star in this family comedy adventure based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Following the death of the king (Sean Bean), the jealous Queen (Roberts) forces her step-daughter Snow White (Collins) into exile and seizes power of the faraway kingdom. But the spirited Snow White, refusing to succumb to the Queen's evil plans for her banishment, joins forces with a band of seven dwarves who help her to face up to her adversary and reclaim her birthright.

Wampanoag Traveler - Being, in Letters, the Life and Times of Loranzo Newcomb, American and Natural Historian: A Poem... Wampanoag Traveler - Being, in Letters, the Life and Times of Loranzo Newcomb, American and Natural Historian: A Poem (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin
R338 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R66 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Brendan Galvin's book-length poem, Wampanoag Traveler, is told from the point of view of one Loranzo Newcomb, a fictional eighteenth-century natural historian, gardener, lone wanderer, fabulist, and failed lover. A sort of Johnny Appleseed in reverse, Newcomb traverses the American colonies, gathering seeds, botanical specimens, and fauna for the gardens and collections of wealthy patrons in England, and a host of observations for himself. Wampanoag Traveler makes vivid a lost world in which science and superstition, fact and tall tale are interlocked. The poem is arranged in fourteen sections that deal variously with such subjects as gardening, the mystical delirium that follows a poisonous snakebite, failed love, hummingbirds and skunks, and the young Newcomb's apprenticeship to a ""birdmaster"" who bears a close resemblance to Audubon. The section, ""Some Entertainments Sent with a Gift Snuffbox Carved from an Alligator's Tooth,"" which was awarded a Sotheby's Prize by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney through the Arvon International Poetry Competition in 1987, is a poetic tall tale in which Newcomb describes raising a baby alligator to dragon-sized proportions. My first alligator I dragged out of a fish hawk's grasp when it was no longer than my foot, and trained it up on crabs and herring until what I hesitate to call gratitude appeared and strengthened in its nature at last, and I could with patience inure it to reins and a light saddle. Through much of the poem, a somber tone, a pervading sense of sadness, underlies the naturalist's exuberant vision. Newcomb feels an unpurgeable sorrow rise from his sense of isolation his preference for gardening over people (""no easy admission""). He mourns the fact that the American garden he loves is already being despoiled. In the poem's last section, ""Envoy,"" Newcomb projects into the future a history of the apple as a metaphor for American innocence gone sour. Combining a vibrant early American sensibility with his own contemporary sense of poetics, Galvin creates a life that proceeded in a very different time from our own, fraught with choices we no longer remember. In a remarkable tour de force, he engages a voice from the past in a dialogue with a future that becomes, magically and sadly, our own historical moment.

Mirror Mirror (Blu-ray disc): Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael... Mirror Mirror (Blu-ray disc)
Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, …
R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Julia Roberts and Lily Collins star in this family comedy adventure based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Following the death of the king (Sean Bean), the jealous Queen (Roberts) forces her step-daughter Snow White (Collins) into exile and seizes power of the faraway kingdom. But the spirited Snow White, refusing to succumb to the Queen's evil plans for her banishment, joins forces with a band of seven dwarves who help her to face up to her adversary and reclaim her birthright.

Egg Island Almanac (Paperback): Brendan Galvin Egg Island Almanac (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin
R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An endangered right whale attempting to nurse her new calf in the December ocean, foxgloves blooming in different places from year to year, or the rescue of imperiled Kemp's ridley sea turtles - the bounty and cruelty of nature infuses this latest collection of poems from Brendan Galvin, which takes as its maxim finding the extraordinary in the ordinary all around us. The poems chronicle the waxing and waning of the seasons from one winter to the next in the area around Egg Island, the dunes near a small seacoast town on the outermost reaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Galvin's training as a naturalist and environmental writer is evident as his practiced eye roves the waves, marshes, and forests, finding meaning and beauty in the smallest detail - bird-watching, rebuilding a woodpile, or the flight of bobwhite quail. Other poems recall the poet's affectionate memories of his deceased wife and the life they shared together, acknowledging grief without veering into the maudlin. Always present beneath the surface is the question of where humans fit into this wild, ever-changing landscape. In meditations that recall the poetry and prose of Mary Oliver or W. S. Merwin, Galvin sets off on a vivid journey sure to increase readers' appreciation for the natural world. Perhaps his most compelling message is that readers need not jet off to Everest or Kilimanjaro to experience mystery and beauty on Earth - there's wonder aplenty in our own backyards.

The Air's Accomplices - Poems (Paperback): Brendan Galvin The Air's Accomplices - Poems (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin
R362 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R69 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Air's Accomplices vividly evokes poet Brendan Galvin's love for the rugged landscapes of Cape Cod and Ireland and their elusive inhabitants. Weaving themes of death, migration, and aging into an exploration of the natural world, Galvin's work reflects a deep engagement with the places he and his family have called home, as well as with the triumphs and tragedies of human life. The collection begins by examining the vagaries of age, as Galvin ponders his role as caretaker for his wife following her stroke. It then moves into remembrances of walks on the beaches of Cape Cod, encounters with land and sea animals, and observations of the Atlantic Ocean's calm and violence. Other poems commemorate Galvin's Irish heritage and the emigration of family and friends from Donegal to the suburbs of his native Massachusetts. Whether eulogizing a deceased pet or capturing the flight of a seabird, The Air's Accomplices reveals a keen sense of observation and empathy for all living things.

Whirl Is King - Poems from a Life List (Paperback): Brendan Galvin Whirl Is King - Poems from a Life List (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin
R364 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R68 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For nearly five decades, award-winning poet Brendan Galvin has written about the birds of the tidal flats, woods, and marshes around his Cape Cod home and on islands in the North Atlantic. He knows their field marks, habits, and songs, and his work demonstrates an obvious fascination with them. Whirl Is King gathers forty-three of his bird poems about herons, owls, shorebirds, warblers, raptors, wrens, and other exotic visitors blown in by wind and storm.

Seen from various angles and stratagems, Galvin's migrants and locals are always in motion, acting and acted upon, sometimes predatory, sometimes possessing mythic qualities. In tones ranging from the elegiac to the hilarious, these poems inhabit the overlapping borders of human and avian life: "not to salute such / charity of song / though it be plain as / thumbsqueaks on clear windowpanes, / not to say their names, / and the shadow of death passes / across our tongues." Whirl Is King features Galvin's hallmark descriptive powers and verbal music on full display and demonstrates his talent as a contemporary poet.

Habitat - New and Selected Poems, 1965-2005 (Paperback): Brendan Galvin Habitat - New and Selected Poems, 1965-2005 (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin
R580 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R108 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A master craftsman who seamlessly combines vision and contemplation, Brendan Galvin is considered among the most powerful naturalist poets today. Habitat, Galvin's fourteenth poetry book, combines eighteen new works with lyric pieces from the past forty years -- including two book-length narratives, Wampanoag Traveler and Saints in Their Ox-Hide Boat. In a voice of quiet authority leavened with humor, Galvin intimately conveys his landscapes, birds and animals, people, and weather. By elevating the commonplace to the crucial, he takes his readers very far from the familiar.

Habitat offers an opportunity to trace a remarkable poetic career. In their richly various shapes, colors, textures, and strategies, Galvin's poems bear witness to matters both joyful and intractable.

Full of noose-around-the-neck wisecracks,
you'd have been an unwilling toiler,
envying the horse its stamina,
the hare its jagged speed over broken
fields, and bog cotton its deference to wind
on peatlands against blue mountains,
where it crowds white-headed
as ancient peasants herded off the best
grazing, enduring as if they'd do better
as plants hoarding minerals through winter,
hairy prodigals spinning existence from clouds,
from mistfall two days out of three, the odd
shoal of sun drifting across.
-- from "A Neolithic Meditation"

Sky and Island Light - Poems (Paperback, New): Brendan Galvin Sky and Island Light - Poems (Paperback, New)
Brendan Galvin
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This stunning collection presents locales ranging from Ireland to the Outer Hebrides, the Orkneys, the Shetland Islands, and the poet's native Cape Cod. In line after line Brendan Galvin evokes the physical world with a naturalist's eye, dazzlingly apparent in the brushstrokes by which he depicts a gull sliding ""on a crawl of heat among exposed hummocks"" or white birches standing ""like hairline / faults of frost / driven through stone."" In all this seething life, in this world of light and shadows, Galvin suggests a web of sensibility. Cemeteries, deserted villages, lost faces, such fragments Galvin transmutes into meditations on the blood-deep mysteries of death, desire, and the phylogeny of consciousness, all conjured with an instinct for the telling nuance of behavior and a delight in the language of everyday conversation. Lying behind much of Sky and Island Light is the question of what is worthy of our passion; the answer, we learn in ""A Cold Bell Ringing in the East,"" comes most easily to the outsider: What joy in having been at all, in feeding the fire and knowing that everything isn't about us. What joy indeed. Sky and Island Light is a superb collection by a remarkable poet, one who combines uncannily scrupulous habits of observation with astonishing stylistic grace.

Partway to Geophany - Poems (Paperback): Brendan Galvin Partway to Geophany - Poems (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin
R413 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Partway to Geophany, the latest collection by celebrated poet Brendan Galvin, chronicles the waxing and waning of the year in a small seacoast town on Cape Cod, alongside observations of other beloved places. As a naturalist and environmentalist, Galvin undertakes poems that meditate on wildlife, landscape, and the passage of time. His verse presents powerful and immediate detailings of quotidian experience, with poems about love and loss, local people and customs, foreign and domestic travel, and writing itself. Throughout, Galvin probes the implied question, What is humanity's place in the natural world? His masterful use of the narrative lyric produces poems of great mystery and intimacy, in tones varying from grave to playful, as he reflects on the cruelties of time and the pleasures of being alive.

Sophocles, 1 - Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Paperback, c1998-<c1999): David R. Slavitt, Palmer Bovie Sophocles, 1 - Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes (Paperback, c1998-
David R. Slavitt, Palmer Bovie; Contributions by Frederic Raphael, Kenneth McLeish, Brendan Galvin, …
R547 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R55 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander. "A boon for classicists and general readers alike. For the reader who comes to tragedy for the first time, these translations are eminently 'accessible.'. . . For the classicist, these versions constitute an ambitious reinterpretation of traditional masterpieces."--"Boston Book Review" "A speakable version of Sophocles's 'Philoctetes': as it were, after 25 years, a sequel to Pound's 'The Women of Trachis'." --Hugh Kenner, "New York Times Book Review" "A two-year project to publish the corpus of classical Greek drama in translations by an impressive array of contemporary poets. It may not be long before anyone who mentions that he is reading Sophocles in Greek can expect to be told, 'Oh, but you simply "must' read it in translation.'"--"New Yorker" "Don't look for the wild and woolly--these were put together by wordsmiths. . . . But they are a far cry from some of the stodgier translations."--"Washington Post" "The 12-volume set will offer readers new verse translations of the complete surviving tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, as well as the surviving comedies of Aristophanes and Menander. The complete line of Greek theater classics has not been offered to readers since 1938."--"Publishers Weekly"

Seals in the Inner Harbor (Paperback): Brendan Galvin, David Keller Seals in the Inner Harbor (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin, David Keller
R309 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R39 (13%) Out of stock
Early Returns (Paperback): Brendan Galvin Early Returns (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin
R330 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R43 (13%) Out of stock
Seals in the Inner Harbor (Hardcover): Brendan Galvin Seals in the Inner Harbor (Hardcover)
Brendan Galvin
R444 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R78 (18%) Out of stock
Ocean Effects - Poems (Paperback): Brendan Galvin Ocean Effects - Poems (Paperback)
Brendan Galvin
R345 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R65 (19%) Out of stock

Sharply observed and metaphorically inventive, Ocean Effects is a worthy follow-up to Galvin's National Book Award finalist Habitat. It includes a new vein of Galvin's trademark richly observed lyric poems on the biota, landscapes, and weathers of coastal New England. Seascapes and the natural world bracket sequences spoken by personae as various as the seventeenth-century American colonist Roger Williams, small-town cops, a squatter in the ruins of Chernobyl, a nineteenth-century Russian general in Mongolia, and a Cape Cod carpenter. Galvin's monologues, tensile and energetic free verse, are touched with the speech of the historical periods in which they take place.

Hotel Malabar (Paperback, New): Brendan Galvin Hotel Malabar (Paperback, New)
Brendan Galvin
R380 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R25 (7%) Out of stock

Beginning with a question spoken into a tape recorder by one of the characters from the veranda of the Hotel Malabar, Brendan Galvin leads us into his engaging tour de force, a poem/ mystery novel/spy thriller ranging between Cape Cod and Central America.

Hotel Malabar reads as if Brendan Galvin merged the William Faulkner of As I Lay Dying and the Joseph Conrad of The Secret Agent with Elmore Leonard's dialogue and the imagery of Orson Welles' The Third Man. The result is a narrative poem that reads like a popular novel even as it displays the images and rhythms of a master poet.

This is the only contemporary book-length narrative poem that draws on detective fiction to tell its story. The setting is a Cape Cod hotel during a mid-1970s summer, and the poem unfolds through the monologues of five distinctive characters: an elderly Yankee "banana hand" who spent years in Central America as a plantation manager, three federal agents sent to discover his wartime activities there, and an Indian curandero who is the old man's source of medicines. The story -- replete with tales within tales -- draws the reader into its mysteries through the revelations of these five speakers.

As it moves relentlessly toward its conclusion, Hotel Malabar asks questions about human motivation, the nature of truth, and the consequences of secrecy and the willing fabrication of illusions, of a life lived in "a wilderness of mirrors".

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