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The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi anmd Izumi Shikibu, Women of teh Ancient Court of Japan

by No Komachi Ono, Izumi Shikibu & Jane Hirshfield

These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment....


The Chronicles of Ara : Creation

by Joel Eisenberg, Stephen Hillard & James Crewe

When J.R.R. Tolkien is summoned to authenticate a recently-discovered "lost" book of Beowulf, events are set in motion that years later will unveil an imminent tragedy: The entirety of the world's art and invention...


The Man from Krypton: A Closer Look at Superman

by Glenn Yeffeth

Leading writers discuss, debate, and celebrate the legend of Superman in this anthology, contending that his legend is a truly American myth. Superman was an immigrant with little more than the clothes on his...


Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Unauthorized Exploration of the Harry Potter Series

by Mercedes Lackey

From the Dursleys as social commentary to a look at Snape's role in less than child-friendly fanfiction . . . from the parallels between Azkaban and Abu Ghraib to the role of religion at Hogwarts . . . from...


Flirting With Pride And Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives On The Original Chick Lit Masterpiece

by Jennifer Crusie & Glenn Yeffeth

One of fiction's most well-loved novels, this 19th-century classic continues to capture the hearts of contemporary readers with its notions of marriage, dating, and romance. Leading authors in the area of women's...


The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973

by Mark Greif

In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the “nature...


The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

by Chris DiSano-Davenport

"The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea," Book II, My Name is Junia, explores the bonds of family, friendship and how we can make a difference on our planet. Trinity and her imaginary friend Ellarie disappear...


Asian Comics

by John A. Lent

The wide-ranging, authoritative story of thriving comics production and creativity in Asia


Meet the Little People: An Enchanting Adventure

by Chris DiSano-Davenport

A magical tale that can be used as an introduction to natural law, "Meet the Little People...An Enchanting Adventure," Book I, Is Arthur a King, introduces children to the realms of fairy who teach us to use...


Buzz Buzz! Playwrights, Actors and Directors at the National Theatre

by Jonathan Croall

Containing over a hundred interviews conducted over the last fifteen years with leading directors, actors and writers at the National Theatre, Buzz Buzz! is a fantastic compendium that offers unrivalled insight...


F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

by William J. Maxwell

Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover’s white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI’s hostility to black protest was energized...


Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative

by Alessandro Barchiesi, Ilaria Marchesi & Philip Hardie

The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. Homeric Effects in Vergil’s Narrative is the first English...


Why Read the Classics?

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.


The Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

by Seth Lobis

Beginning with an analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest and building to a new reading of Milton's Paradise Lost, author Seth Lobis charts a profound change in the cultural meaning of sympathy during the seventeenth...


Three Authors of Alienation: Bombal, Onetti, Carpentier

by M. Ian Adams

As a philosophical and social concept, alienation covers a broad range of mental states, both normal and abnormal. Correspondingly, a wide range of literary forms has been employed to deal with this important...


Ivanov

by Anton Chekhov & Tom Stoppard

Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theater, and this was as true of Ivanov, his first full-length play, as of The Cherry Orchard, his last. Building on the success of his acclaimed adaptation...


Poetics Journal Digital Archive

by Lyn Hejinian & Barrett Watten

A complete archive of the ten issues Poetics Journal


The Year of Reading Dangerously

by Andy Miller

A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir.

Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family...


The Pan American Imagination: Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth-Century Literature

by Stephen M. Park

In the history of the early twentieth-century Americas, visions of hemispheric unity flourished, and the notion of a transnational American identity was embraced by artists, intellectuals, and government institutions....


Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

by Ann Jefferson

This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as...