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Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

by Shaun Usher

This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries...


Essays Ancient and Modern

by T. S. Eliot

A compendium of essays on religion, literature, and politics from a Nobel laureate and literary master.


A Place in the Country

by W.G. Sebald & Jo Catling

A Place in the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation on the six artists and writers who shaped his creative mind—and the last of this great writer’s major works to be translated into English.

 

This beautiful...


An Elemental Thing

by Eliot Weinberger

Internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative writers today, Eliot Weinberger has taken the essay into unexplored territories on the borders of poetry and narrative where the only rule, according to...


Reading and Writing History from Bruni to Windschuttle: Essays in Honour of Gary Ianziti

by Christian Thorsten Callisen

Featuring work by researchers in the fields of early modern studies, Italian studies, ecclesiastical history and historiography, this volume of essays adds to a rich corpus of literature on Renaissance and early...


Digital Archetypes: Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia

by Sambit Datta & David Beynon

This multi-disciplinary study of early archetypal Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architectures examines how the styles from northwest India were adapted as they spread into Southeast Asia. It unravels...


Maps for a Mortal Moon: Essays and Entertainments

by Adil Jussawalla & Jerry Pinto

Welcome to the world of Adil Jussawalla, poet, columnist, critic. The essays and entertainments collected in this volume take in everything from language to poetry, from ethics to model aeroplanes, from death...


Masculinity and Queer Desire in Spanish Enlightenment Literature

by Mehl Allan Penrose

In his study of Spanish Enlightenment writings, Mehl Allan Penrose examines three male tropes: the effeminate and Francophile petimetre; the bujarrón, who engaged in sexual relations with other men; and the...


The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World: The Political Experience of Pakistan

by Louis D. Hayes

The Islamic State in the Post-Modern World is a study of the political development of Pakistan. This study consists of three parts. The first addresses the concept of the 'state' as it has evolved historically,...


The Challenges of Diaspora Migration: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Israel and Germany

by Rainer K. Silbereisen, Peter F. Titzmann & Yossi Shavit

This interdisciplinary, comparative volume examines migration from German and Jewish Diasporas to Germany and Israel, examining the roles of origin, ethnicity, and destination in the acculturation and adaptation...


The French Revolution and the Birth of Electoral Democracy

by Melvin Edelstein

Democracy is perhaps the defining characteristic of modern Western society, but even as late as the nineteenth century it was often viewed with suspicion by many who saw it as akin to anarchy and mob rule. Taking...


Finders Keepers

by Seamus Heaney

Whether autobiographical, topical, or specifically literary, these writings circle the central preoccupying questions of Seamus Heaney's career: "How should a poet properly live and write? What is his relationship...


Definitely Maybe

by Arkady Strugatsky, Strugatsky Boris & Antonina W. Bouis

In its first-ever unexpurgated edition, a sci-fi landmark that's a comic and suspenseful tour-de-force, and puts distraction in a whole new light: It's not you, it's the universe!

Boris and Arkady Strugatsky...


Show Me Your Environment: Essays on Poetry, Poets, and Poems

by David Baker

Show Me Your Environment, a penetrating yet personable collection of critical essays, David Baker explores how a poem works, how a poet thinks, and how the art of poetry has evolved-and is still evolving as...


Osip Mandelstam: Selected Essays

by Sidney Monas

Osip Mandelstam, who died anonymously in a Siberian transit-camp in 1938, is now generally considered to be among the four or five greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century. The essays in this volume,...


Poetry, Politics and Culture: Essays on Indian Texts and Contexts

by Akshaya Kumar

This book maps the journey of the Indian poetic imagination-in Hindi, Panjabi and Indian English-from its original quasi-spiritual longings to its activist interventions in the public domain. As Indian poetry...


What Makes This Book So Great

by Jo Walton

As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton...


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Preoccupations

by Seamus Heaney

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's first collection of prose, Preoccupations, begins with a vivid account of his early years on his father's farm in Northern Ireland and his coming of age as a student and teacher...


The Government of the Tongue

by Seamus Heaney

In his volume of critical essays The Government of the Tongue, Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised...