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The Wit and Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde & Bob Blaisdell

This paperback gift edition of the renowned poet and playwright's epigrams and witticisms features hundreds of quips from Wilde's personal letters and conversations as well as his fiction, essays, lectures,...


Cover Stories: Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller: Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller

by Michael Denning

First published in 1987, this title tracks the spy thriller from John Buchanan to Eric Ambler, Ian Fleming and John Le Carré, and shows how these tales of spies, moles, and the secret service tell a history...


A Literary Education and Other Essays

by Joseph Epstein

Who is the greatest living essayist writing in English? Unquestionably Joseph Epstein. Epstein is penetrating. He is witty. He has a magic touch with words, that hard to define but immediately recognizable quality...


The Keillor Reader

by Garrison Keillor

Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon

When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer,...


The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times

by Paul Loeb

In a difficult time, our most eloquent writers offer words of inspiration and hope


Faulkner and Mystery

by Annette Trefzer & Ann J. Abadie

Faulkner and Mystery presents a wide spectrum of compelling arguments about the role and function of mystery in William Faulkner's fiction. Twelve new essays approach the question of what can be known and what...


Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder

by Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder & Chad Wriglesworth

In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons....


In Praise of Nothing

by Eric LeMay

Why do we keep playing the lottery when we know we’ll lose? How does what we laugh at—those bad jokes, wry allusions, and nasty pratfalls—tell us who we are? And what happens when, through some unforeseen...


The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

by Elia Kazan

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar...


African-Centred Management Education: A New Paradigm for an Emerging Continent

by David N. Abdulai

Abdulai believes that, like Asian economies, Africa can sustain its current growth and development by combining its abundant natural resources with its human capital to attain economic development. In African-Centred...


The Stonehenge Letters

by Harry Karlinsky

The archives of a secret competition, sponsored by Alfred Nobel, to "solve" Stonehenge - as compelling as the monument itself.


Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today's Best Women Writers

by Eleanor Henderson & Anna Solomon

Thirty acclaimed writers share their personal birth stories—the extraordinary, the ordinary, the terrifying, the sublime, the profane

It’s an elemental, almost animalistic urge—the expectant mother’s...


What Would Lynne Tillman Do?

by Lynne Tillman & Colm Toibin

Here is an American mind contemplating contemporary society and culture with wit, imagination, and a brave intelligence. Tillman upends expectations, shifts tone, introduces characters, breaches limits of genre...


Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot the Tyrant - A Tragedy in Two Acts

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

This early work by Sydney Smith was originally published in 1892 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.


The Browning Cyclopaedia: A Guide to the Study of the Works of Robert Browning: A Guide to the Study of the Works of Robert Browning

by Edward Berdoe

Robert Browning, the great Victorian poet, is often claimed to be hard to understand, largely on account of the obscurity of his language, the complexity of his thought, and his poetic style. The Browning Cyclopaedia...


Amadas and Ydoine

by NoContributor

This translation, first published in 1993, presents a little-known medieval romance to readers who do not know Old French, or who are generally unfamiliar with the literature of the Middle Ages.

Probably composed...


Latin Literature of the Fourth Century

by J. W. Binns

This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long...


A Handbook of Greek Literature (Routledge Revivals): From Homer to the Age of Lucian

by H. J. Rose

First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest...


Soul Models: Transformative Stories of Courage and Compassion That Will Change Your Life.

by Elizabeth Bryan & Angela Daffron

Soul Models is a collection of stories proving that, when we use our challenges to fuel actions that make a difference for others, we feel valued, discover our purpose, and live happier, healthier lives.

This...


The Opposite of Loneliness Enhanced Edition: Essays and Stories

by Marina Keegan & Anne Fadiman

An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation....