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Derek Attridge in Conversation

by Derek Attridge

This volume of conversation not only provides a succinct philosophical biography that highlights the wide range of Attridge’s interests, but also foregrounds his energetic engagements with literary theory,...


A Companion to Ancient Education

by W. Martin Bloomer

A Companion to Ancient Education presents a series of essays from leading specialists in the field that represent the most up-to-date scholarship relating to the rise and spread of educational practices and...


Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library

by Scott Sherman

A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people’s interests—by the reporter who broke the story   In a series of cover stories for The Nation...


The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande

by Ray Gonzalez

An essential collection of the Chicano and Southwestern literary canon.


Bambi's Jewish Roots and Other Essays on German-Jewish Culture

by Paul Reitter

An illuminating account of the life and demise of German Jewry.


Cultivating the Heart: Feeling and Emotion in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Religious Texts

by A.S. Lazikani

Cultivating the Heart reveals the languages of feeling in a range of religious texts from the High Middle Ages.


Vita Sackville-West: Selected Writings

by Vita Sackville-West & Mary Ann Caws

Aristocrat, novelist, essayist, traveler, and lover of Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West lived a fascinating and daring life on the periphery of the Bloomsbury circle. She wrote in an astounding variety of...


Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemies: Judaism in Christian Painting, Poetry, and Politics

How To Read Sade

by John Phillips

These [How to Read] books let you encounter thinkers eyeball to eyeball by analysing passages from their work' Terry Eagleton, New Statesman


The Hunchback in Hellenistic and Roman Art

by Lisa Trentin

The subject of deformity and disability in the ancient Greco-Roman world has experienced a surge in scholarship over the past two decades. Recognizing a vast, but relatively un(der)explored, corpus of evidence,...


Henry VI, Part II

by William Shakespeare

Preferring a life of spiritual contemplation, Henry VI leaves politics to his nobles. The resulting power struggle pits the Houses of York and Lancaster against one another for control of the crown. Against...


The Fellowship

by Philip Zaleski & Carol Zaleski

C. S. Lewis is the 20th century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker. For three decades, they and their closest associates formed a literary club known as the Inklings,...


Psalm Sonnets

by Alexandra Glynn

These are psalms in the sonnet form--life's sonnets. They are about loss, hope, and Christ. They speak to the human condition, which Christ knew and addressed. They try to contemplate the Bible. They speak the...


Epideictic Rhetoric: Questioning the Stakes of Ancient Praise

by Laurent Pernot

Speeches of praise and blame constituted a form of oratory put to brilliant and creative use in the classical Greek period (fifth to fourth century BC) and the Roman imperial period (first to fourth century...


Malvina: by Sophie Cottin

by Marijn S Kaplan

Often linked to the works of early Romanticism, Sophie Cottin's Malvina (1803) was a bestselling sentimental novel. First published in France, the English translation by Elizabeth Gunning - a prolific novelist...


The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen (The Annotated Books)

by Hans Christian Andersen & Maria Tatar

A richly entertaining and informative collection of Hans Christian Andersen's stories, annotated by one of America's leading folklore scholars. In her most ambitious annotated work to date, Maria Tatar celebrates...


Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening

by Ellen Anne McLarney

In the decades leading up to the Arab Spring in 2011, when Hosni Mubarak’s authoritarian regime was swept from power in Egypt, Muslim women took a leading role in developing a robust Islamist presence in the...


The Childhood of Edward Thomas

by Edward Thomas & Roland Gant

Killed at Arras in 1917, Edward Thomas left behind him a short, vivid history of his own early life, covering the period from his birth to his entry into St Paul's. Though a fragment, in many senses it is far...


The Pleasure of Reading

by Antonia Fraser & Victoria Gray

In this delightful collection forty acclaimed writers explain what first made them interested in literature, what inspired them to read and what makes them continue to do so. First published in 1992 in hardback...


Roma Voices in the German-Speaking World

by Lorely French

The Roma are Europe's largest minority, and yet they remain one of the most misunderstood and underrepresented. Scholarship on the Roma in German-speaking countries has focused mostly on the portrayal of “Zigeuner/Gypsies†?...