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CliffsNotes on Aeschylus' Agamemnon, The Choephori & The Eumenides

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.


The Henry Miller Reader

by Lawrence Durrell & Henry Miller

A collection of works spanning the entire career of great 20th-century American writer Henry Miller, edited and introduced by Lawrence Durrell. In 1958, when Henry Miller was elected to membership in the American...


L'avalanche des mots

by Majede Motalebi & Julian Semiao

Paix, amour et liberté

L’avalanche des mots compte 290 citations sur la liberté, la paix, l'amour, les femmes et les hommes, la religion, la politique,... extraites des quatorze livres édités de Majede...


Larry D. Thomas: New and Selected Poems

by Larry Thomas & Billy Bob Hill

A mature poet, Larry Thomas has an extraordinary gift which has evolved through decades at his craft. Thomas explores the natural world of Texas—its animal icons like the Hereford or hawk or rattlesnake, the...


CliffsNotes on Dreiser's An American Tragedy

by Martin Bucco

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.


Coming to Our Senses: Affect and an Order of Things for Global Culture

by Dierdra Reber

Coming to Our Senses positions affect, or feeling, as our new cultural compass, ordering the parameters and possibilities of what can be known. From Facebook “likes” to Coca-Cola “loves,” from “emotional...


The Life of Monsieur de Molièr: A Portrait by Mikhail Bulgakov

by Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov & Mirra Ginsburg

This portrait of Moliere, by Mikhail Bulgakov, goes far beyond mere biography. The Russian master brings a kindred spirit vividly to life in this novelistic story of art and the struggle it demands. Mikhail...


Between Self and Society: Inner Worlds and Outer Limits in the British Psychological Novel

by John Rodden

Between Self and Society explores the psychosocial dramas that galvanize six major British novels written between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. The book challenges an influential misconception that...


The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism

by Paul Hamilton

The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism focuses on the period beginning with the French Revolution and extending to the uprisings of 1848 across Europe. It brings together leading scholars in the field to...


Calypso Jews: Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination

by Sarah Phillips Casteel

With what may seem surprising frequency, Caribbean writers have turned to Jewish Caribbean experiences of exodus and reinvention, from the arrival of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal in the 1490s...


Teaching Hemingway and War

by Alex Vernon

In 1925, Ernest Hemingway wrote to F. Scott Fitzgerald that "the reason you are so sore you missed the war is because the war is the best subject of all. It groups the maximum of material and speeds up the action...


The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South

by Fred Hobson & Barbara Ladd

The Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the U.S. South brings together contemporary views of the literature of the region in a series of chapters employing critical tools not traditionally used in approaching...


Pragmatic Passions: Melodrama and Latin American Social Narrative

by Matthew Bush

Demonstrates how melodrama is deployed as a convincing means of affectively narrating socio-political messages, yet how it also unwittingly undermines the narrative structure of paradigmatic works by Rómulo...


The Art of Perspective

by Christopher Castellani

A writer may have a story to tell, a sense of plot, and strong characters, but for all of these to come together some key questions must be answered. What form should the narrator take? An omniscient, invisible...


The Poetics of Poesis: The Making of Nineteenth-Century English Fiction

by Felicia Bonaparte

Examining novels written in nineteenth-century England and throughout most of the West, as well as philosophical essays on the conception of fictional form, Felicia Bonaparte sees the novel in this period not...


Hemingway's Spain: Imagning the Spanish World

by Carl P. Eby

Ernest Hemingway famously called Spain "the country that I loved more than any other except my own," and his forty-year love affair with it provided an inspiration and setting for major works from each decade...


Deconstruction After All: Reflections and Conversations by Christopher Norris

by Christopher Norris

This collection of interviews, reflections, and creative criticism presents Christopher Norris’s vigorous polemics with Hayden White, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-François Lyotard, Thomas Kuhn,...


CliffsNotes on Lee's Go Set a Watchman

by Gregory Coles

CliffsNotes on Lee’s Go Set a Watchman includes summaries and analyses of Harper Lee’s controversial sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird.


Daniel Defoe and the Bank of England: The Dark Arts of Projectors

by Valerie Hamilton & Martin Parker

Why is a novel like a corporation? How is Daniel Defoe connected to the Bank of England?


Understanding Louise Erdrich

by Seema Kurup & Linda Wagner-Martin

A comprehensive analysis of the historical context, thematic concerns, and literary strategies of the Native American novelist