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Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century

Left Out

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures

CliffsNotes on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment

by James L Roberts

CliffsNotes on Crime and Punishment takes you into a masterpiece of Russian literature, a work published during the time the western world was moving away from romanticism and into a new realistic approach to...

February House

by Sherill Tippins

February House is the uncovered story of an extraordinary experiment in communal living, one involving young but already iconic writers -- and the country's best-known burlesque performer -- in a house at 7...

Self as Nation: Contemporary Hebrew Autobiography

by Tamar Hess

Reveals the intimate ties between selfhood and nationality, life story and national narrative, through Hebrew autobiography

The Spanish Golden Age Sonnet

by Professor John Rutherford

This book is an anthology of over a hundred of the finest sonnets of the Spanish Golden Age, each accompanied by an accurate and lively translation into an English sonnet and by a detailed critical commentary....

Moving Modernisms

The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street

by Helene Hanff

Nancy Mitford meets Nora Ephron in the pages of The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Helene Hanff’s delightful travelogue about her “bucket list” trip to London

When devoted Anglophile Helene Hanff is invited...

Transpacific Community: America, China, and the Rise and Fall of a Global Cultural Network

by Richard Jean So

In the turbulent years after World War I, American novelist Pearl S. Buck, African American singer and activist Paul Robeson, left-wing journalist Agnes Smedley, and Chinese authors Lao She and Lin Yutang sought...

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, Love's Labour's Lost & The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by Denis M. Calandra

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.

Postmodernism in Pieces


Think, Pig!

The Common Growl

The Death of the Book

Literary Texas: A Guide to the State's Literary Destinations

by Editors of Lone Star Literary Life

Most of the readers and writers we know, far from being the sort to only haunt the recesses of their town’s library or curl up on the couch when the sun's shining, like to get out and visit the places they’ve...

Ornamental Aesthetics

All Men Become Brothers: A Day in the Life of Father Nguyen Van Ly

by Koenraad De Wolf

December 8, 2011. The dissident Vietnamese priest Nguyen Van Ly (age sixty-four) is deported from a rest home in the Archdiocese Hue to the concentration camp Nam Ha in the north of the country. Van Ly, who...

America Noir: Underground Writers and Filmmakers of the Postwar Era

by David Cochran

In America Noir David Cochran details how ten writers and filmmakers challenged the social pieties prevalent during the Cold War, such as the superiority of the American democracy, the benevolence of free enterprise,...