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The Algerian New Novel

by Valérie K. Orlando

Disputing the claim that Algerian writing during the struggle against French colonial rule dealt almost exclusively with revolutionary themes, The Algerian New Novel shows how Algerian authors writing in French...

In Defense of Reading

by Sarah E. Worth

Why should we read? We assume that reading is good for us, but often we cannot articulate exactly what it does for us. In this fascinating book, Sarah Worth addresses from a philosophical perspective the many...

The Sub-genres of British Fantasy Literature

by A J Dalton, Robert S Malan & Jay Johnstone

'This is an essential guide to help readers and writers of fantasy know their grimdark from their urban, dark, epic, high and metaphysical fantasy. International fantasy author A J Dalton explains how each of...

On Stories

by C. S. Lewis

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s collection of essays on writing fiction.

C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author...

Juliet's Answer: One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak

by Glenn Dixon

Eat, Pray, Love meets The Rosie Project in this fresh, heartwarming memoir by a man who travels to Verona and volunteers to answer letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet, all in an attempt to heal his own...

Shades—Of Painting at the Limit

by John Sallis

"[Sallis’s] ideas are presented in a singular, scholarly, remarkable, captivating, conceptually rigorous, dense, and deep manner.... Highly recommended." —Choice

"This fascinating book by one of the more...

The New Midwest: A Guide to Contemporary Fiction of the Great Lakes, Great Plains, and Rust Belt

by Mark Athitakis

In the public imagination, Midwestern literature has not evolved far beyond heartland laborers and hardscrabble immigrants of a century past. But as the region has changed, so, in many ways, has its fiction....

Music into Fiction

by Theodore Ziolkowski

This book deals with three aspects that have been neglected in the burgeoning field of music and literature. The "First Movement" of the book considers writers from German Romanticism to the present who, like...

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Hamlet

by Carla Lynn Stockton

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark, but your grades will be sweet when you rely on CliffsNotes on Hamlet as you digest Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. In this play, Hamlet explores the meaning...

Stranger, Baby

by Emily Berry

'The loss of a mother must be something very strange', observed Sigmund Freud, a reflection that haunts this intense and powerful new book.

Emily Berry's Dear Boy was described as a 'blazing debut', winning the...

The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels

by Anka Muhlstein & Adriana Hunter

A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of Monsieur Proust's Library


With the wit and penetration well known...

The Experience of Defeat: Milton and Some Contemporaries

by Christopher Hill

What happened to the radicals when the English Revolution failed?

The Restoration, which re-established Charles II as king of England in 1660, marked the end of “God’s cause”—a struggle for liberty and...

Storytelling: Bewitching the Modern Mind

by Christian Salmon

Politics, as currently practiced, is no longer the art of the possible, but the art of the fictive. Its aim is not to change the world as it exists, but to affect the way it is perceived.

This is the subject...

Simple Forms: Legend, Saga, Myth, Riddle, Saying, Case, Memorabile, Fairytale, Joke

by AndrÉ| Jolles

A seminal text in literary theory available in English for the first time

Legend, saga, myth, riddle, saying, case, memorabile, fairy tale, joke: André Jolles understands each of these nine “simple forms”...

CliffsNotes on Swift's Gulliver's Travels

by A. Lewis Soens & Patrick J. Salerno

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.

CliffsNotes on Hudson's Green Mansions

by Lawrence H Klibbe

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.

CliffsNotes on Melville's Moby-Dick

by Stanley P Baldwin

In CliffsNotes on Moby-Dick, you follow along this great American novel; the turbulent and adventurous story of a sea captain's obsession with a white whale.

The Mary Daly Reader

by Mary Daly, Jennifer Rycenga, Linda Barufaldi & Mary E. Hunt et al.

Outrageous, humorous, inflammatory, Amazonian, intellectual, provocative, controversial, and a discoverer of Feminist word-magic, Mary Daly’s influence on Second Wave feminism was enormous. She burst through...

The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation

by Randall Fuller

A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race

“A lively and informative history.” – The...


by John Kinsella

This book is concerned with the complexities of defining 'place', of observing and 'seeing' place, and how we might write a poetics of place. From Kathy Acker to indigenous Australian poet Jack Davis, the book...