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Why Homer Matters

by Adam Nicolson

"Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt…and his excitement is contagious."—James...


Ideas of Order

by Neil L. Rudenstine

Shakespeare’s sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close...


Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

by Toby Zinman

Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined spans over a century of great theatre to explore how iconic plays have been adapted and versioned by later writers to reflect or dissect the contemporary zeitgeist.

Starting...


Brecht on Performance: Messingkauf and Modelbooks

by Bertolt Brecht, Tom Kuhn & Marc Silberman

Brecht on Performance: Dialogues, Models, Practice Pieces�presents�a selection of Brecht's principle writings for actors and directors and is suitable for acting schools, directors, actors, students and...


When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

by Janet Poole

Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...


Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas

by Nicole N. Aljoe & Ian Finseth

Focusing on slave narratives from the Atlantic world of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection of essays suggests the importance-even the necessity-of looking beyond...


Hellenistic Tragedy: Texts, Translations and a Critical Survey

by Agnieszka Kotlinska-Toma

Ancient Greek tragedy is ubiquitously studied and researched, but is generally considered to have ended, as it began, in the fifth century BC. However, plays continued to be written and staged in the Greek world...


The Hobbit and History: Companion to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

by Nancy R. Reagin & Janice Liedl

What do Gandalf and Merlin have in common, besides robes and magical staffs? Where do hobbits get their recipes, riddles, and love of rambling? What other Rings of Power were circulating in medieval Europe?...


Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

by Jeffrey C. Kinkley

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua,...


Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays

by Tony Hoagland

A fearless, wide-ranging book on the state of poetry and American literary culture by Tony Hoagland, the author of What Narcissism Means to Me

Live American poetry is absent from our public schools. The teaching...


Modernism, Middlebrow and the Literary Canon: The Modern Library Series, 1917-1955

by Lise Jaillant

In the 1920s and 1930s the Modern Library series began to bring out cheap editions of modernist works. Jaillant provides a thorough analysis of the series' mix of highbrow and popular literature and argues that...


Cambridge IGCSE English as a second language + CD

by John Reynolds

Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations An easy and cost-effective way to teach both the speaking and listening components with one set of books covering two years and free digital material. This title...


Extravagant Postcolonialism: Modernism and Modernity in Anglophone Fiction, 1958-1988

by Brian T. May

Brian T. May argues that, contrary to widely held assumptions of postcolonial literary criticism, a distinctive subset of postcolonial novels significantly values and scrupulously explores a healthy individuality....


Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas

by Adam Kirsch

A collection of essays from a “great poet-critic-intellectual” (Daily Beast). Adam Kirsch has been described as "elegant and astute…[a] critic of the very first order" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times...


Doing Shakespeare: Second Edition

by Simon Palfrey

A throroughly revised edition of the successful student text Doing Shakespeare, first published in 2005. The revised edition introduces a new way of approaching Shakespeare's text, through ideas of performance...


The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books

by Azar Nafisi

A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy...


Raising Girls in Bohemia: Meditations of an American Father: A Memoir in Essays

by Richard Katrovas

A provocative collection of personal and political essays by an American writer, Raising Girls in Bohemia chronicles the life of a father raising three perfectly bilingual, culturally bifurcated, Czech-American...


The Lonesome West

by Martin McDonagh

A Student Edition of McDonagh's The Lonesome West, the final part of his trilogy set in a fictionalized and impoverished western Ireland village called Leenane, first produced in 1971.


Katherine Anne Porter and Mexico: The Illusion of Eden

by Thomas F. Walsh

In 1920, an unknown journalist named Katherine Anne Porter first sojourned in Mexico. When she left her "familiar country" for the last time in 1931, she was the celebrated author of Flowering Judas and Other...


The Ethos of Romance at the Turn of the Century

by William J. Scheick

The romance genre was a popular literary form among writers and readers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but since then it has often been dismissed as juvenile, unmodern, improper, or subversive....