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Rumi's Secret

by Brad Gooch

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Smash Cut, Flannery, and City Poet delivers the first popular biography of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet revered by contemporary Western readers....


The Confessions

by St. Augustine of Hippo

Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between 397 and 400 AD.[1] Modern English translations of it are...


Voice in Later Medieval English Literature

by David Lawton

David Lawton approaches later medieval English vernacular culture in terms of voice. As texts and discourses shift in translation and in use from one language to another, antecedent texts are revoiced in ways...


CliffsNotes on Dickens' Great Expectations

by Debra A. Bailey

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements...


David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

by Jeffrey Severs

The writing of David Foster Wallace transformed the root and branch of contemporary fiction, introducing a formal inventiveness that moved authors away from an emotionless postmodern irony. Critics have pointed...


Culture and Revolution: Violence, Memory, and the Making of Modern Mexico

by Horacio Legrás

In the twenty years of postrevolutionary rule in Mexico, the war remained fresh in the minds of those who participated in it, while the enigmas of the revolution remained obscured. Demonstrating how textuality...


Levels 3-4 English: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation Skills

by Jane Cooper

This book brings together the essential close reading skills needed by students taking part in the Broad General Education, Levels 3-4 (in S1 to S3).

Split into two parts, the first section uses examples, models...


Hrafnkel or the Ambiguities

Light and Death

Fueling Culture

English Lit 101: From Jane Austen to George Orwell and the Enlightenment to Realism, an essential guide to Britain's greatest writers and works

by Brian Boone

A guide to the greats in British literature!

From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charles Dickens' Tiny Tim to Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy and Shakespeare's Juliet, British authors have created some of the most...


Lady Anne: A Verse Chronicle

by Antjie Krog

This is the first English translation of an award winning book published in Afrikaans in 1989. It engages critically and creatively with a key moment of colonial history—the time Lady Anne Barnard spent at...


Montaigne: A Life

by Philippe Desan, Steven Rendall & Lisa Neal

One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne (1533–92) helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it,...


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The Wisdom of the Heart

by Henry Miller

An essential collection of writings, bursting with Henry Miller’s exhilarating candor and wisdom

In this selection of stories and essays, Henry Miller elucidates, revels, and soars, showing his command over...


CliffsNotes on Rolvaag's Giants In the Earth

by Frank B. Huggins

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 Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls

by LaRocque DuBose

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.


Davide Rondoni: Art in the Movement of Creation

by Gregory M. Pell

Davide Rondoni: Art in the Movement of Creation is for those passionate about poetry and visual arts. In a comparative literature context that covers authors from Italy, North America, and in between, Pell studies...


Whiteness on the Border: Mapping the US Racial Imagination in Brown and White

by Lee Bebout

Historically, ideas of whiteness and Americanness have been built on the backs of racialized communities. The legacy of anti-Mexican stereotypes stretches back to the early nineteenth century when Anglo-American...


How to Read African American Literature: Post-Civil Rights Fiction and the Task of Interpretation

by Aida Levy-Hussen

How to Read African American Literature offers a series of provocations to unsettle the predominant assumptions readers make when encountering post-Civil Rights black fiction. Foregrounding the large body of...