A Passing Bell
Ghazals for Tina
by Paul Kane
This collection by Paul Kane about the untimely passing of his wife performs the work of mourning by giving a shape to grief. Utilizing the poetic form of the classic Persian ghazal, A Passing Bell takes its place alongside other modern works on death and consolation, such as Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking and C.S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed. We are taken through the deep process of grieving, in all its ebb and flow of emotion, its agonizing sorrow and sense of despair, to further stages of acceptance and self-recovery.
Paul Kane is a poet and critic who has published six collections of poems and a dozen other books. He has received a Fulbright award, Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation. He is the editor of Poetry of the American Renaissance and the general editor of The Braziller Series of Australian Poets, and is currently Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Vassar College. He lives in Warwick, New York.
*Coming January 2019
novels by Buchi Emecheta
Buchi Emecheta has long been hailed as one of the greatest women writers to emerge from Africa. Of Ibuza parentage, she was born near Lagos, Nigeria and later moved to England, where she lived until her death in January 2017. It was said that she found time for her writing by rising at four o'clock every morning. She was the author of numerous novels including The Bride Price, The Rape of Shavi, and Second Class Citizen, among others.
Click the covers below to view all of her novels published by George Braziller.
Edited by Robert Manning, Rolf Diamant, Nora Mitchell, David Harmon
In twenty-three essays, richly illustrated with more than 350 color photographs, authors with personal and professional connections to the national parks share their deep and invaluable knowledge. “A beautiful road map to inspiring the next generation of park stewards.” Frank Dean, President & CEO, Yosemite Conservancy. Learn more about the book here.
The Braziller Series of Australian Poets
The only program of its kind, The Braziller Series of Australian Poets is an invaluable introduction to the world of Australian poetry. Begun in 2013, this groundbreaking series presents five major Australian poets in uniform editions, with other editions forthcoming. The accessible volumes in this series provide an essential window into the vital world of Australian poetry.
Braziller is renowned for publishing the work of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Will Barnett, Henri Matisse, Red Grooms, Philip Guston, and George Inness, as well as its pioneering architecture series.
A leader in contemporary literary fiction and nonfiction, Braziller introduced the work of Nathalie Sarraute, Claude Simon, Orhan Pamuk, Charles Simic, Janet Frame and Buchi Emecheta to American readers.
We continue in this tradition with our current series of contemporary Australian poetry, a first collection by essayist Allison Gruber, and the first English translations of renowned Mexican writer, Juan Villoro.