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How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context

by Zong-qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context is an introduction to the golden age of Chinese poetry, spanning the earliest times through the Tang dynasty (618–907). It aims to break down barriers—between language...


A Dictionary of Critical Theory

by Ian Buchanan

Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. This authoritative guide covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt...


Eleanor Cameron

by Paul V. Allen & Gregory Maguire

Eleanor Cameron (1912-1996) was an innovative and genre-defying author of children's fiction and children's literature criticism. From her beginnings as a librarian, Cameron went on to become a prominent and...


Socialist Realism in Central and Eastern European Literatures under Stalin

by Evgeny Dobrenko & Natalia Jonsson-Skradol

Socialist Realism in Central and Eastern European Literatures' is the first published work to offer a variety of alternative perspectives on the literary and cultural Sovietization of Central and Eastern Europe...


The Sexual Imperative in the Novels of Sir Henry Rider Haggard

by Richard Reeve

The Sexual Imperative in the Novels of Sir Henry Rider Haggard is a detailed study of the development of the theme of the sexual imperative primarily through the prism of ten of Haggard’s novels, a largely...


In the Dark Room

by Brian Dillon & Frances Wilson

Boldly combining the highly personal with the brilliantly scholarly, In the Dark Room explores the question of how memory works emotionally and culturally. It is narrated through the prism of the author’s...


Keywords;

by a Community of Inquiry, Matthew Rickard, D. Graham Burnett & Jessica Terekhov

An irreverent critical lexicon of academic life and culture

The university: The very name evokes knowledge, culture, and the magnificently universal ambition at the heart of this essential institution. Bastions...


Album

by Roland Barthes & Jody Gladding

Album provides an unparalleled look into Roland Barthes's life of letters. It presents a selection of correspondence, from his adolescence in the 1930s through the height of his career and up to the last years...


Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature

by Gloria Fisk

When Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, he was honored for using his craft as a novelist to bridge a troubling gap between the Judeo-Christian West and the Islamic East. Gloria Fisk contests...


Dear Fahrenheit 451

by Annie Spence

Have you ever wished you could tell your favourite books just what they mean to you? Or wanted to give a piece of your mind to the ‘must-read’ book that you wish you hadn’t? Librarian Annie Spence has...


Agatha Christie

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Agatha Christie in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Few writers have ever shaped a...


Jane Austen

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Jane Austen in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

During her lifetime, Jane Austen lived...


Edgar Allan Poe

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Find out everything you need to know about the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe in just 50 minutes with this straightforward and engaging guide!

Edgar Allan Poe was one of the...


The World of A Wrinkle in Time

by Disney & Kate Egan

Travel through time and space on an epic adventure with Disney's major motion picture A Wrinkle in Time!

This keepsake book takes readers behind the scenes of Disney's film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's timeless...


Transpacific Attachments

by Lily Wong

The figure of the Chinese sex worker—who provokes both disdain and desire—has become a trope for both Asian American sexuality and Asian modernity. Lingering in the cultural imagination, sex workers link...


Katherine Mansfield: The Complete Works

by Katherine Mansfield

This ebook contains Katherine Mansfield's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook)...


African Heartbeat

by Nancy Ann Watanabe

This book critically examines classic works of literature and film to suggest ways in which study of fictional characters, cultural themes, and vivid imagery helps us to grapple with, understand, and find resolutions...


Black Ink

by Stephanie Stokes Oliver & Nikki Giovanni

Spanning over 250 years of history, Black Ink traces black literature in America from Frederick Douglass to Ta-Nehisi Coates in this masterful collection of twenty-five illustrious and moving essays on the power...


Time and The Rose Garden

by Anthony Peake

J.B. Priestley is considered by many to be an old-fashioned playwright whose work is locked in a pre-war world of provincialism and whose ideas are way past their sell-by date. In Time and the Rose Garden, internationally...


Psy-Complex in Question

by Ian Parker

Psy-Complex in Question traces a series of key debates in and against the psy-complex through critical reviews of twenty-five key texts over the last twenty-five years, with an emphasis on recent critical psychological,...