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Get Poor Now, Avoid the Rush: The Life and Times of Henry Buckberry

by Seedy Buckberry

It's hard to say, exactly, what's meant by the modern world, but Henry Buckberry never really hooked into it. Born before the First World War and the oldest boy in a family of thirteen kids, he left the open,...


Lincoln's Selected Writings (Norton Critical Editions)

by Abraham Lincoln & David S. Reynolds

Bancroft Prize–winning scholar David S. Reynolds edits and introduces a broad selection of Abraham Lincoln’s writings—from earliest days through his last. Lincoln’s Selected Writings includes a rich...


Today the Struggle: Literature and Politics in England during the Spanish Civil War

by Katharine Bail Hoskins

Many writers, from Aristophanes to Joseph Heller, have written about politics. But at certain periods in history, often at times of conflict and turmoil, writers have consciously used their literary talents...


Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home

by Roberto González Echevarría

Alejo Carpentier was one of the greatest Latin American novelists of the twentieth century, as well as a musicologist, journalist, cultural promoter, and diplomat. His fictional world issues from an encyclopedic...


Mario Vargas Llosa: A Life of Writing

by Raymond Leslie Williams

Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010 at the age of seventy-four, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has held pivotal roles in the evolution and revolutions of modern Latin American literature. Perhaps surprisingly,...


raúlrsalinas and the Jail Machine: My Weapon Is My Pen

by Raúl Salinas & Louis G. Mendoza

Raúl R. Salinas is regarded as one of today's most important Chicano poets and human rights activists, but his passage to this place of distinction took him through four of the most brutal prisons in the country....


Prophet in the Wilderness: The Works of Ezequiel Martínez Estrada

by Peter G. Earle

A universal test of great writers is the quality of their response to the human dilemma. Prophet in the Wilderness traces the development of that response in the works of the Argentine writer Ezequiel Martínez...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


Ovid, Metamorphoses X

by Ovid & Lee Fratantuono

Metamorphoses is an epic-style, narrative poem written in hexameters. Original, inventive and charming, the poem tells the stories of myths featuring transformations, from the creation of the universe to the...


Reading the Abrahamic Faiths: Rethinking Religion and Literature

by Emma Mason

Rethinking religion and literature in a series of chapters by leading international scholars, Reading the Abrahamic Faiths opens up a dialogue between Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Post-Secular literary cultures....


British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730

by Margarette Lincoln

Pirates contributed to the British understanding of trans-oceanic navigation, patterns of trade and remote communities. This knowledge advanced imperial expansion, which helps to explain why contemporary attitudes...


Enhancing the Doctoral Experience: A Guide for Supervisors and their International Students

by Steve Hutchinson, Helen Lawrence & Dave Filipovic-Carter

One of the major intangible benefits associated with the postgraduate research experience is precisely that: the experience. For many doctoral students that experience is shaped by their relationship with and...


The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

by Michael Schmidt

A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life for the general reader the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and...


Where Have You Been?

by Michael Hofmann

An adventure with a roving genius of literary criticism

Michael Hofmann—poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond—has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely...


Extravagant Postcolonialism: Modernism and Modernity in Anglophone Fiction, 1958-1988

by Brian T. May

Brian T. May argues that, contrary to widely held assumptions of postcolonial literary criticism, a distinctive subset of postcolonial novels significantly values and scrupulously explores a healthy individuality....


The Hobbit and History: Companion to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

by Nancy R. Reagin & Janice Liedl

What do Gandalf and Merlin have in common, besides robes and magical staffs? Where do hobbits get their recipes, riddles, and love of rambling? What other Rings of Power were circulating in medieval Europe?...


Spatiality

by Robert T. Tally Jr.

Spatiality has risen to become a key concept in literary and cultural studies, with critical focus on the 'spatial turn' presenting a new approach to the traditional literary analyses of time and history.

Robert...


Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism

by Elisa Beshero-Bondar

Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism argues that early nineteenth-century women poets contributed some of the most daring work in modernizing the epic genre. The book examines several long poems...


When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

by Janet Poole

Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...


Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

by Jeffrey C. Kinkley

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua,...