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The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

by Charles Johnson

From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide...


Futile Pleasures

Perpetual Carnival

Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

All Ears

The Muses on Their Lunch Hour

Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome

by Julian Lovelock

A full-length critical study of Arthur Ransome's twelve ‘Swallows and Amazons’ novels, aimed at both the general reader and undergraduate and postgraduate students of children’s literature.


The Fruits of the Struggle in Diplomacy and War: Moroccan Ambassador al-Ghazzal and His Diplomatic Retinue in Eighteenth-Century Andalusia

by A¿mad ibn al-Mahdi al-Ghazzal, Abdulrahman al-Ruwaishan & Travis Landry

This first complete English translation of an eighteenth-century Muslim ambassador’s travelogue about Spain uncovers an early example of modern diplomacy and makes plain the significance of Andalusia for one...


Little Magazine, World Form

by Eric Bulson

Little magazines made modernism. These unconventional, noncommercial publications may have brought writers such as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Wallace Stevens to the world...


The American Dream: In History, Politics, and Fiction

by Calvin C. Jillson

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: these words have long represented the promise of America, a “shimmering vision of a fruitful country open to all who come, learn, work, save, invest, and play by...


Neopoetics: The Evolution of the Literate Imagination

by Christopher Collins

The quest to understand the evolution of the literary mind has become a fertile field of inquiry and speculation for scholars across literary studies and cognitive science. In Paleopoetics, Christopher Collins’s...


A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism

by Eric Hayot & Rebecca L. Walkowitz

Bringing together leading critics and literary scholars, A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism argues for new ways of understanding the nature and development of twentieth-century literature and culture. Scholars...


Naming Thy Name: Cross Talk in Shakespeare's Sonnets

by Elaine Scarry

A fascinating case for the identity of Shakespeare's beautiful young man

SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS ARE indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English. They also may be the most often argued-over...


CliffsNotes on Goethe's Faust, Part 1 and 2

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.


Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ 1

by Lars Hinrichs, Louise Cainkar, Christine Vogt-William & H. Adlai Murdoch et al.

This volume examines the evolution of the concept of diaspora since the advent of Diaspora Studies in the 90s, specifically vis-à-vis other concepts: transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, creolization. The essays...


Thomas McGrath. Start the Poetry Now!

by Vincent Dussol, Pamela Sund, Linda Mc Carrinton & Jack Beeching et al.

From hard scrabble origins on the Plains of North Dakota, to longshoremen organizing on Manhattan’s West Side docks, to living the life of a Bohemian poet in Los Angeles and beyond, Thomas McGrath’s literary...


Flat Protagonists

The Health of the State

The Poetics of Late Latin Literature

Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?