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Ornamental Aesthetics

America Noir: Underground Writers and Filmmakers of the Postwar Era

by David Cochran

In America Noir David Cochran details how ten writers and filmmakers challenged the social pieties prevalent during the Cold War, such as the superiority of the American democracy, the benevolence of free enterprise,...


The Joyce We Knew: Memoirs of Joyce

by Ulick O'Connor

These fascinating reminiscences by some of his friends and contemporaries give a deep insight into James Joyce and bring to light many less well-known characteristics.


Confessions of a Captured Angel

by Neil Carpathios

In these wise and lovely mortal ruminations Neil Carpathios, long one of my favorite poets, turns fifty, that perilous promontory from which the world starts to flicker like an old neon sign. But age just makes...


CliffsNotes on Caesar's Gallic Wars

by Bruce Jackson

This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.


The Poems of Basil Bunting

by Basil Bunting

Basil Bunting's work was published haphazardly throughout most of his life, and in many cases he did not oversee publication. This is the first critical edition of the complete poems, and offers an accurate...


The Live Art Almanac Volume 4

by Lois Keidan, Aaron Wright & Harriet Curtis

The Live Art Almanac Volume 4 is a collection of 'found' writings about and around Live Art that were

originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2012 and December 2014. Selected through...


Renaissance Suppliants

Everyday Stories

The Return Of The Ring Volume II: Proceedings of the Tolkien Society Conference 2012

by Lynn Forest-Hill, Shaun Gunner & Jay Johnstone

Few twentieth-century authors can compete with J.R.R. Tolkien. More than three-quarters of a century after the publication of The Hobbit in 1937, his works continue to captivate millions of readers across the...


The Return Of The Ring Volume I: Proceedings of the Tolkien Society Conference 2012

by Lynn Forest-Hill, Shaun Gunner & Jay Johnstone

Few twentieth-century authors can compete with J.R.R. Tolkien. More than three-quarters of a century after the publication of The Hobbit in 1937, his works continue to captivate millions of readers across the...


Laughter

by Henri Louis Bergson

This vintage book contains a collection of essays by Henri Bergson. Within these thee essays, Bergson explores laughter, especially that which is caused by a comedian.He goes on to discuss the categories of...


Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

by Lesley M. M. Blume

An account of the making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the larger-than-life people that inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world


The Hatred of Poetry

by Ben Lerner

No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It's even bemoaned by poets: "I, too, dislike it," wrote Marianne Moore. "Many more people agree they hate poetry," Ben Lerner writes, "than can agree what poetry...


Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley: A 19th-Century Ethnography from Central Asia

by Vladimir Nalivkin, Maria Nalivkina & Marianne Kamp

Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley is the first English translation of an important 19th-century Russian text describing everyday life in Uzbek communities. Vladimir and Maria Nalivkin were Russians who settled...


Goliarda Sapienza in Context: Intertextual Relationships with Italian and European Culture

by Alberica Bazzoni, Emma Bond & Katrin Wehling-Giorgi

This is the first edited volume in English on the Sicilian author Goliarda Sapienza, contextualizing her work within Italian and European literature. The essays in this volume examine Sapienza through multiple...


Henry James's Style of Retrospect

Hemispheric Regionalism

Muslims beyond the Arab World

Images of History