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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.


The Jane Austen Rules: A Classic Guide to Modern Love

by Sinead Murphy

What Would Jane Do?

What’s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose...


Thomas Middleton: Four Plays: Women Beware Women, The Changeling, The Roaring Girl and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside

by Thomas Middleton

A collection of four major plays by Thomas Middleton: Women Beware Women, The Changeling, The Roaring Girl and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside edited by William Carroll.


Best of Books by the Bed #2: What Writers Are Reading Before Lights Out

by Cheryl Olsen & Eric Olsen

Books by the bed are the constant-and ever-changing-companions of avid readers. They're special, different from the tomes of daylight, flirtatious, fun, provocative friends we array within easy reach, our last...


Reading Robert Burns: Texts, Contexts, Transformations

by Carol McGuirk

Robert Burns is Scotland's greatest cultural icon. Yet, despite his continued popularity, critical work has been compromised by the myths that have built up around him. McGuirk focuses on Burns's poems and songs,...


James Orr, Poet and Irish Radical

by Carol Baraniuk

James Orr was the foremost of the Ulster Weaver poets and has been favourably compared to his near contemporary Robert Burns. Baraniuk looks at Orr's life and work, examining the changing social, political and...


The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters

by Gustav Heldt

Written in the early eighth century, the Kojiki is considered Japan’s first literary and historical work. A compilation of myths, legends, songs, and genealogies, it recounts the birth of Japan’s islands,...


Invented Voices

by Donald Newlove

In First Paragraphs, Donald Newlove presented his personal selection of the winningest openings in world literature. In Painted Paragraphs, he did the same for the best descriptive passages ever written. Now,...


The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb

by Stanley Plumly

A window onto the lives of the Romantic poets through the re-creation of one legendary night in 1817. The author of the highly acclaimed Posthumous Keats, praised as “full of . . . those fleeting moments we...


Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life

by Katherine Duncan-Jones

A paperback reissue of a critically acclaimed biography which shows Shakespeare as a man among men and a writer among writers. Duncan Jones takes us through the complexities of life in late Elizabethan and early...


City Life

by Witold Rybczynski

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of everything from the early colonial settlements...


Major Characters In American Fiction

by Jack Salzman

Major Characters in American Fiction is the perfect companion for everyone who loves literature--students, book-group members, and serious readers at every level.  Developed at Columbia University's Center...


Shakespeare and Language: Reason, Eloquence and Artifice in the Renaissance

by Jonathan Hope

Why would Elizabethan audiences find Shakespeare's character of the Fool so funny? And what exactly is meant by the name the 'Weird' Sisters in Macbeth? Jonathan Hope, in a comprehensive and fascinating study,...


Shakespeare and Religion

by Alison Shell

Shakespeare's writing has been seen both as profoundly religious, giving everyday human life a sacramental quality, and as profoundly secular, foreshadowing the kind of humanism that sees no necessity for God....


Shakespeare and Law

by Andrew Zurcher

Andrew Zurcher takes a fresh, historically sensitive look at Shakespeare's meticulous resort to legal language, texts, concepts, and arguments in a range of plays and poems.


Shakespeare and the Medieval World

by Helen Cooper

Shakespeare and the Medieval World provides a panoramic overview of the influence of medieval culture on Shakespeare's plays and poems that opens up new vistas within his work uncovering the richness of his...


A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams: The Glass Menagerie; A Streetcar Named Desire; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Sweet Bird of Youth

by Stephen Bottoms, Philip Kolin & Michael Hooper

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams provides the essential guide to Williams' most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and...


A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams: The Glass Menagerie; A Streetcar Named Desire; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Sweet Bird of Youth

by Stephen Bottoms, Philip Kolin & Michael Hooper

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Tennessee Williams provides the essential guide to Williams' most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and...


Collection of Sand

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

The last of Italo Calvino's works to appear during the author's lifetime, Collection of Sand is a group of essays never before published in English, discussing subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps...