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Child 44 (DVD): Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel, Sam Spruell, Noomi Rapace, Dev Patel, Fares Fares, Tara Fitzgerald,... Child 44 (DVD)
Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent Cassel, Sam Spruell, Noomi Rapace, …
R435 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R29 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Crime thriller set in Stalin-era Soviet Russia. In a state where crime isn't supposed to exist, pro-Stalin security officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) begins to investigate a series of child murders. For his ignorance and betrayal of state policy, Leo finds himself demoted and exiled from the country he believed he was perfecting. Nevertheless, the persistent war hero pursues the case with only his wife Raisa (Noomi Rapace) for help. With his loyalty and beliefs shattered, Leo must try to find a killer who supposedly doesn't exist before his victim count rises further. But having been denounced, Leo may be in danger from a force far bigger than the free-roaming killer.

The Whites (Paperback): Harry Brandt, Richard Price The Whites (Paperback)
Harry Brandt, Richard Price 1
R329 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R79 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FINALIST FOR THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE 2015 IN THE MYSTERY/THRILLER CATEGORY Every cop has a personal 'White': a criminal who got away with murder - or worse - and was able to slip back into life, leaving the victim's family still seeking justice, the cop plagued by guilt. Back in the 1990s, Billy Graves was one of the Wild Geese: a tight-knit crew of young mavericks, fresh to police work and hungry for justice, looking out for each other and their 'family' of neighbourhood locals. But then Billy made some bad headlines by accidentally shooting a ten-year-old boy while bringing down an angel-dusted berserker in the street. Branded a loose cannon, he spent years in one dead-end posting after another. Now he has settled into his role as sergeant in the Night Watch, content simply to do his job and go home to his family. But when he is called to the 4 a.m. stabbing of a man in Penn Station, Billy discovers the victim is the 'White' of one of his oldest friends, a former member of the Wild Geese, who is now retired. As the past comes crashing into the present, the Wild Geese seemingly rise from the dead, and the bad old run-and-gun days of the 90s are back with a vengeance.

Samaritan (Paperback): Richard Price Samaritan (Paperback)
Richard Price
R285 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R50 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Successful Hollywood writer Ray decides to return to the New Jersey projects of his youth in order to give something back to the community, and volunteers to teach creative writing at his old school. But one night he's savagely beaten and rushed to hospital. The only cop interested is a childhood friend, 'Tweetie' Ammons, who owes him one from long ago. It turns out that Ray knows who did it, but he's not talking. Although Tweetie is on the cusp of retirement she is determined to help Ray but finds herself being drawn into a dark and deadly drama.

Clockers (Paperback): Richard Price Clockers (Paperback)
Richard Price
R354 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R63 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rocco Klein, veteran homicide detective, has had enough of life on the edge. When a warm summer night brings yet another drug-related murder, he has no sense that the case is anything special. A young black man steps forward to confess but a little digging reveals that he's never been in any kind of trouble, whereas his half-brother, Strike, runs a crew of street-corner coke dealers 'clockers' in a nearby housing project. Soon Rocco is sure that Strike is the real killer and suddenly Rocco's appetite for the job is back. With a vengeance.

Lush Life (Paperback): Richard Price Lush Life (Paperback)
Richard Price 1
R340 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R64 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'So, what do you do?' Whenever people asked him, Eric Cash used to have a dozen answers. Artist, actor, screenwriter But now he's thirty-five years old and he's still living on the Lower East Side, still in the restaurant business, still serving the people he wanted to be. What does Eric do? He manages. Not like Ike Marcus. Ike was young, good-looking, people liked him. Ask him what he did, he wouldn't say tending bar. He was going places - until two street kids stepped up to him and Eric one night and pulled a gun. At least, that's Eric's version. In Lush Life, Richard Price tears the shiny veneer off the 'new' New York to show us the hidden cracks, the underground networks of control and violence beneath the glamour. Lush Life is an X-ray of the street from a writer whose "tough, gritty brand of social realism ...reads like a movie in prose' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

The Whites (French, Paperback): Richard Price The Whites (French, Paperback)
Richard Price
R778 R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Save R48 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Saamaka Dreaming (Paperback): Richard Price, Sally Price Saamaka Dreaming (Paperback)
Richard Price, Sally Price
R720 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R170 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Richard and Sally Price stepped out of the canoe to begin their fieldwork with the Saamaka Maroons of Suriname in 1966, they were met with a mixture of curiosity, suspicion, ambivalence, hostility, and fascination. With their gradual acceptance into the community they undertook the work that would shape their careers and influence the study of African American societies throughout the hemisphere for decades to come. In Saamaka Dreaming they look back on the experience, reflecting on a discipline and a society that are considerably different today. Drawing on thousands of pages of field notes, as well as recordings, file cards, photos, and sketches, the Prices retell and comment on the most intensive fieldwork of their careers, evoke the joys and hardships of building relationships and trust, and outline their personal adaptation to this unfamiliar universe. The book is at once a moving human story, a portrait of a remarkable society, and a thought-provoking revelation about the development of anthropology over the past half-century.

Requiem for a Dream (Paperback): Hubert Selby Requiem for a Dream (Paperback)
Hubert Selby; Foreword by Darren Aronofsky, Richard Price
R412 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over twenty years after its first publication in 1978, Requiem for a Dream makes it to the big screen in a major motion picture starring Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Jared Leto, and Christopher McDonald. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the highly acclaimed director of Pi, the movie was released in November 2000. In this searing novel, two young hoods, Harry and Tyrone, and a girlfriend fantasize about scoring a pound of uncut heroin and getting rich. But their habit gets the better of them, consumes them and destroys their dreams. "Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists. His work has the power, the intimacy with suffering and morality, the honesty and moral urgency of Dostoevsky's....To understand Selby's work is to understand the anguish of America." -- The New York Times Book Review

Homicide - A Year On The Killing Streets (Paperback, Main - Canons Edition): David Simon Homicide - A Year On The Killing Streets (Paperback, Main - Canons Edition)
David Simon; Introduction by Richard Price 1
R413 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R92 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A masterpiece' MARTIN AMIS 'The best book about homicide detectives by an American writer' NORMAN MAILER Based on a year on the killing streets of Baltimore, David Simon's true crime masterpiece reveals a city few will ever experience. Day in day out citizens are shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the centre of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world.

The Birth Of African-American Culture (Paperback): Sidney Wilfred Mintz, Richard Price The Birth Of African-American Culture (Paperback)
Sidney Wilfred Mintz, Richard Price
R761 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R390 (51%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This compelling look at the wellsprings of cultural vitality during one of the most dehumanizing experiences in history provides a fresh perspective on the African-American past.

Special Responsibilities - Global Problems and American Power (Paperback, New): Mlada Bukovansky, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley,... Special Responsibilities - Global Problems and American Power (Paperback, New)
Mlada Bukovansky, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Richard Price, Christian Reus-Smit, …
R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The language of special responsibilities is ubiquitous in world politics, with policymakers and commentators alike speaking and acting as though particular states have, or ought to have, unique obligations in managing global problems. Surprisingly, scholars are yet to provide any in-depth analysis of this fascinating aspect of world politics. This path-breaking study examines the nature of special responsibilities, the complex politics that surround them and how they condition international social power. The argument is illustrated with detailed case-studies of nuclear proliferation, climate change and global finance. All three problems have been addressed by an allocation of special responsibilities, but while this has structured politics in these areas, it has also been the subject of ongoing contestation. With a focus on the United States, this book argues that power must be understood as a social phenomenon and that American power varies significantly across security, economic and environmental domains.

The Acts of the Second Council of Nicaea (787) (Paperback): Richard Price The Acts of the Second Council of Nicaea (787) (Paperback)
Richard Price
R2,035 Discovery Miles 20 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Two volume set The Second Council of Nicaea (787) decreed that religious images were to set up in churches and venerated. It thereby established the cult of icons as a central element in the piety of the Orthodox churches, as it has remained ever since. In the West its decrees received a new emphasis in the Counter-Reformation, in the defence of the role of art in religion. It is a text of prime importance for the iconoclast controversy of eighth-century Byzantium, one of the most explored and contested topics in Byzantine history. But it has also a more general significance - in the history of culture and the history of art. This edition offers the first translation that is based on the new critical edition of this text in the Acta Conciliorum Oecumenicorum series, and the first full commentary of this work that has ever been written. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers from a variety of disciplines.

The Breaks (Paperback): Richard Price The Breaks (Paperback)
Richard Price
R644 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R144 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From the Bestselling Author of "Lush Life"

Peter Keller, first college grad from a working-class Yonkers family, thought he was on the road to success. Until no law school wanted him. As he watches his friends advance into promising careers, he jumps from job to job---mail clerk, phone solicitor, stand-up comic---until he breaks down and starts phoning in bomb threats on his own house. He's going to have to work hard to change the pattern of self-sabotage that has defined most of his life. And taking that job at his alma mater as a teacher of freshman comp and starting an affair with a violently psychotic ex-wife of a colleague probably won't help matters. Richard Price's brilliant comic novel is a classic tale of a young man trying to find his place in the world.

Maroon Societies - Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas (Paperback, third edition): Richard Price Maroon Societies - Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas (Paperback, third edition)
Richard Price
R673 R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Save R85 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in its twenty-fifth anniversary edition, "Maroon Societies" is a systematic study of the communities formed by escaped slaves in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. These societies ranged from small bands that survived less than a year to powerful states encompassing thousands of members and surviving for generations and even centuries. The volume includes eyewitness accounts written by escaped slaves and their pursuers, as well as modern historical and anthropological studies of the maroon experience. "From the recipient of the J. I. Staley Prize in Anthropology"

Clockers (Paperback): Richard Price Clockers (Paperback)
Richard Price
R607 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R131 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Richard Price's bestselling second novel offers "an unforgettable picture of inner-city decay and despair" ("USA Today")

At once an intense mystery and a revealing study of two men, a veteran homicide detective and an innercity crack dealer, on opposite sides of an endless war. "Clockers "is "powerful . . . harrowing . . . remarkable" ("The New York Times Book Review").

The History Of English Poetry, From The Close Of The Eleventh To The Commencement Of The Eighteenth Century - To Which Are... The History Of English Poetry, From The Close Of The Eleventh To The Commencement Of The Eighteenth Century - To Which Are Prefixed, Three Dissertations: 1. Of The Origin Of Romantic Fiction In Europe. 2. On The Introduction Of Learning Into England (Hardcover)
Thomas Warton, Richard Price
R979 Discovery Miles 9 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The History Of English Poetry, From The Close Of The Eleventh To The Commencement Of The Eighteenth Century - To Which Are... The History Of English Poetry, From The Close Of The Eleventh To The Commencement Of The Eighteenth Century - To Which Are Prefixed, Three Dissertations: 1. Of The Origin Of Romantic Fiction In Europe. 2. On The Introduction Of Learning Into England (Paperback)
Thomas Warton, Richard Price
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649 (Paperback): Richard Price The Acts of the Lateran Synod of 649 (Paperback)
Richard Price; Commentary by Richard Price; Contributions by Phil Booth, Catherine Cubitt
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Lateran Synod of 649 was a major event in the 'monothelete' controversy of the seventh century over 'wills' and 'operations' in Christ. It represented a determined attempt by the papacy to frustrate and reverse the ecclesiastical policy of the emperor and patriarch at Constantinople. It represented the boldest challenge to imperial authority by churchmen that late antiquity had seen. The theology adopted by the synod and its expression in a series of speeches was the work of a team of Greek monks under the leadership of St Maximus the Confessor. This translation will add to the still limited body of material available in English for the study of a writer who is widely held to have been the greatest of all Byzantine theologians. The Acts of the synod have been a major puzzle ever since their editor, Rudolf Riedinger, demonstrated that the Greek version, not the Latin, is the original, even though the council must have conducted its business in Latin. This edition offers a new explanation of this anomaly, which restores authenticity to the synodal sessions, without denying that the Acts, as published, were not a straight factual record but propaganda intended to convince the Roman world of the orthodoxy and authority of the papacy.

Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty and the War with America (Hardcover): Richard Price Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty and the War with America (Hardcover)
Richard Price
R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty and the War with America (Paperback): Richard Price Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty and the War with America (Paperback)
Richard Price
R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty the Principles of Government and the Justice and Polic (Hardcover): Richard Price Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty the Principles of Government and the Justice and Polic (Hardcover)
Richard Price
R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty the Principles of Government and the Justice and Polic (Paperback): Richard Price Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty the Principles of Government and the Justice and Polic (Paperback)
Richard Price
R421 Discovery Miles 4 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sermons (Hardcover): Joseph Priestley Richard Price Sermons (Hardcover)
Joseph Priestley Richard Price
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sermons (Paperback): Joseph Priestley Richard Price Sermons (Paperback)
Joseph Priestley Richard Price
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shaft (English, German, DVD): Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Busta Rhymes, Dan Hedaya,... Shaft (English, German, DVD)
Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Busta Rhymes, …
R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 In stock

Remake of the 1971 blaxploitation classic with Samuel L. Jackson taking over from Richard Roundtree in the title role. When waitress Diane (Toni Collette) sees ultra-rich playboy Wade (Christian Bale) murder a young black man outside a nightclub, she knows that she will be next and promptly goes into hiding. Enter Armani-wearing supercop John Shaft (Jackson), the only man who cares enough to bring Wade to justice, and Diane's only hope of survival. Wade pays the drug-boss Peoples Hernandez (Jeffrey Wright) to have Diane killed, but Shaft is also hot on her trail and he's not a man put off easily. Shoot-outs and car chases follow.

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