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# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Stone. Bread. Salt.

Posted by AT on Jeudi 23 août 2018


Author : Norbert Hirschhorn

Publisher : Holland Park Press

In this very personal collection of poems Norbert Hirschhorn takes stock of his life and gives voice to his quest to pass on the experiences of the generations before him.

Norbert Hirschhorn experiments with rhyme and metre, free verse and prose poems, yet they all are in his inimitable voice, and together they tell a story.

This collection sweeps you along from London to New York and the Middle East and back again. At some points Hirschhorn almost literally stops readers in their tracks by using the + sign.

What makes this collection extra special is Norbert Hirschhorn’s work on translating four of Fouad M Fouad’s poems from the Arabic.

Each poem can be savoured on its own but together they paint a picture of a thoughtful poet  and American Health Hero (to quote Bill Clinton) trying to catch the essence of life to hand it down to the next generations.

‘As I approach my ninth decade of life J am aware of the need to share with my descendants the wisdom, texts and lessons handed down by oar ancestors of all religions. The poems in this collection reflect this aim and necessity. ‘ - Norbert Hirschhorn

Praise for his previous collection

‘A remarkable literary and cultural presentation.’ - Jewish Book Council

Ludie and learned, comic and tragic’ - Marilyn Hacker


Norbert Hirschhorn was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1938. His parents escaped the Nazi regime by moving to London, where the family spent the war years before they were able to immigrate to the United States.

Bibliographic Details

Pages: 80

ISBN: 9781907320767


# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Space Inhabited by Echoes

Posted by AT on Jeudi 23 août 2018


Author : Karen Jennings

Publisher : Holland Press

Space Inhabited by Echoes is a frank and poignant collection of autobiographical poems that

transport the reader across two continents, and the vast internal shifts that accompany love, loss and translocation.

It tracks the author’s relationships, their tentative beginnings, the blooming and withering of love, the shifts between different emotional landscapes, and deals with the shocks and adjustments involved in emigrating from South Africa to Brazil in order to be with the person you love.

The collection shows the gradual shifts the author makes as she reaches out into her new environment, taking comfort and inspiration from the flora and fauna around her.

In the final poems Karen Jennings revisits family ties back in South Africa, as the author contemplates those who shaped her: her mother, grandfather, a ghost twin, and deals with the surprise of a newly discovered relative.

From the reviews

‘Her poems display a virtuosity and depth that many poets only reach later in their careers.’ - Kobus Moolman

‘This is a breath-taking debut. With simplicity and control, Karen Jennings presents human emotions in all their messy glory: she writes with piercing clarity and honesty ‘ - Helen Moffett


Karen Jennings was born in Cape Town in 1982. She holds Master’s degrees in both English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Bibliographic Details

Pages: 70

ISBN: 9781907320774



Author :  Martha Batalha

Publisher : Oneworld

‘Zesty’ Daily Mail

‘A real gem of a book’ Stylist

A wickedly funny tale of two rebellious sisters in 1940s Rio de Janeiro

‘Why Euridice and Antenor married, no one knows for certain.’

Euridice is bright and ambitious. But this is Brazil in the 1940s, and society expects her to be a loving wife and mother. While Antenor is busy congratulating himself on his excellent catch, Euridice spends her spends her humdrum days ironing his shirts and removing the lumps of onion from his food, dreaming of the success she could have made of herself - as a writer, dressmaker or culinary whizz - in another life.

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Posted by AT on Jeudi 12 juillet 2018


Author :  Eugene Vodolazkin

Publisher : Oneworld

A man wakes up in a hospital bed, with no idea who he is or how he came to be there. The only information the doctor shares with him is his name: Innokenty Petrovich Platonov.

As memories slowly resurface, Innokenty begins to build a vivid picture of his former life as a young man in Russia in the early twentieth century, living through the turbulence of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Soon, only one question remains: how can he remember the start of the twentieth century, when the pills by his bedside were made in 1999?

Reminiscent of the great works of twentieth-century Russian literature, with nods to Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment and Bulgakov’s The White Guard, The Aviator cements Vodolazkin’s position as the rising star of Russia’s literary scene.


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Authors :  Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery

Publisher : William Collins

In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families : tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.

A walk in the woods will never be the same again.


Peter Wohlleben born in Bonn, 1964, is a German forester and author who writes on ecological themes in popular language.

Tim Flannery is one of Australia’s leading thinkers and writers.

An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, he has published more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers and many books. His books include the landmark works The Future Eaters and The Weather Makers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages and in 2006 won the NSW Premiers Literary Prizes for Best Critical Writing and Book of the Year.

He received a Centenary of Federation Medal for his services to Australian science and in 2002 delivered the Australia Day address. In 2005 he was named Australian Humanist of the Year, and in 2007 honoured as Australian of the Year. More …


Author :  Laura Vitale

Publisher: Penguin Random House

At long last, the companion cookbook to the hit YouTube cooking show with recipes for 120 simple, delicious Italian-American classics

When Laura Vitale moved from Naples to the United States at age twelve, she cured her homesickness by cooking up endless pots of her nonna’s sauce. She went on to work in her father’s pizzeria, but when his restaurant suddenly closed, she knew she had to find her way back into the kitchen. Together with her husband, she launched her Internet cooking show, Laura in the Kitchen, where her enthusiasm, charm, and irresistible recipes have won her millions of fans.

In her debut cookbook, Laura focuses on simple recipes that anyone can achieve-whether they have just a little time to spend in the kitchen or want to create an impressive feast. Here are 110 all-new recipes for quick-fix suppers, such as Tortellini with Pink Parmesan Sauce and One- Pan Chicken with Potatoes, Wine, and More …


Auteurs :  Alpesh B. Patel,   Paresh H. Kiri

Editeur : Harriman House

A practical guide to the straightforward and winning strategies of successful traders

Trading is best kept simple and focused - that is the way to win. The most successful traders will tell you that they use only a small number of strategies, applying them time after time. A common mistake of losing traders, however, is to overly complicate what they do, using many different strategies at one time, or leading a never-ending search for new strategies.

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Posted by AT on Mercredi 17 décembre 2014


Auteurs :  Oliver Davies,  Ruggero Bozotti

Editeur : Harriman House

ONE-MONTH MONEY begins as an eye-opening demonstration of how modern money is often our own worst economic enemy, and ends by proposing a controversial and innovative solution: a simple reinvention of money that would end recessions, inflation and unemployment forever. By rewiring the banking system and giving money a monthly expiry date, we can create a system of money with all its current benefits and none of its drawbacks, a system where money greases the wheels of global production without ever destabilising it.

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Posted by AT on Lundi 11 octobre 2010


by Anne Peile

Publisher: Serpent’s Tail


This is a transgressive love story by a singular new voice. A secretive child by nature, Susanna makes a covert list of everything she knows about her absent father, waiting for the day that she is reunited with him. Deeply unhappy at home, living with her overbearing mother and promiscuous sister, she stays out of the house as much as possible. When she finally discovers …more This is a transgressive love story by a singular new voice.

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Posted by AT on Lundi 11 octobre 2010


By Sankar / trans. Arunava Sinha

Publisher: Atlantic Books, Limited


Welcome to the Shahjahan, one of Calcutta’s oldest and most venerable hotels. In “Chowringhee”, the Shahjahan’s new receptionist regales his audience with stories of the people who spend their days and nights within the Shahjahan’s grand facade. Like Bengal itself, this is a place where greed, seduction and death live alongside love, luxury and pride.


With wit, warmth, and ferocious energy, “Chowringhee” reveals to us an entire universe. One of the great novels of contemporary Indian literature, it presents a glittering vision of a lost metropolis, and an homage to an old Bengal of myth and memory.


Reviewed by Boyd Tonkin

Friday, 15 May 2009 :

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