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The Theatre of Death: Rituals of Justice from the English Civil Wars to the Restoration

by P.J. Klemp

This book discusses rituals of justice—such as public executions, printed responses to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s execution speech, and King Charles I’s treason trial—in early modern England. Focusing...

How the Wise Men Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition

by Ruth von Bernuth

When God created the world, so it is said, he sent out an angel with a bag of foolish souls with instructions to distribute them equally all over the world—one fool per town. But the angel’s bag broke and...

Literature Against Criticism

by Martin Paul Eve

This is a book about the power game currently being played out between two symbiotic cultural institutions: the university and the novel. As the number of hyper-knowledgeable literary fans grows, students and...

CliffsNotes on Euripides' Electra & Medea

by Robert J Milch

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 Herbert's Dune & Other Works

by L. David Allen

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.

Literature and the Public Good

From Literacy to Literature:  England, 1300-1400

Staging the Ottoman Turk: British Drama, 1656¿1792

by Esin Akalin

In the wake of the fear that gripped Europe after the fall of Constantinople in 1453, English dramatists, like their continental counterparts, began representing the Ottoman Turks in plays inspired by historical...

Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

by Gayle Rogers

The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and dominated the globe culturally in the twentieth century,...

American Philosophy

by John Kaag

The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around

John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an...

Go On

by Ethel Rackin

“Ethel Rackin’s Go On immediately calls to mind Beckett’s ‘in the silence you don’t know, you must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on,’ and out of that silence come these brief and powerful poems...

Two Cities: The Political Thought of American Transcendentalism

by Daniel S. Malachuk

Since the late eighteenth century the ideals of political democracy and individual flourishing have become so entangled that most people no longer differentiate them. The American transcendentalists did. Two...

Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin's 'On the Concept of History'

by Michael Löwy & Chris Turner

This illuminating study of Benjamin’s final essay helps unlock the mystery of this great philosopher

Revolutionary critic of the philosophy of progress, nostalgic of the past yet dreaming of the future, romantic...

Toni Morrison For Beginners

by Ron David & Dirk Shearer

Many people consider Morrison’s novels difficult to read. Most of her readers have at least one book on their shelves that they couldn’t finish or, when they did finish one, just scratched their heads in...

Ireland's Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth

by Mark Williams

Ireland’s Immortals tells the story of one of the world’s great mythologies. The first account of the gods of Irish myth to take in the whole sweep of Irish literature in both the nation’s languages, the...

Words Fail

Levinas and the Night of Being

Father-Daughter Incest in Twentieth-Century American Literature: The Complex Trauma of the Wound and the Voiceless

by Christine Grogan

This interdisciplinary study rereads father-daughter incest narratives of the last hundred years to argue for the importance of literature in representing not just circumscribed, singular traumatic events, as...

National 5 English: Practice Papers for SQA Exams

by Colin Eckford

Practise for your SQA exams with three specially-commissioned Hodder Gibson Practice Exam Papers.

- Practise with model papers written and checked by experienced markers and examiners

- Get extra advice with specially-written...

Algren: A Life

by Mary Wisniewski

The first examination of Nelson Algren in over 25 years, Algren is the definitive biography of one of the best-known writers of mid-20th-century America. Journalist Mary Wisniewski interviewed dozens of Algren's...