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Language and Character in Euripides' Electra

by Evert van Emde Boas

This study of Euripides' Electra approaches the text through the lens of modern linguistics, marrying it with traditional literary criticism in order to provide new and informative means of analysing and interpreting...


Word of Mouth

by Gianni Guastella

The concept expressed by the Roman term fama, although strictly linked to the activity of speaking, recalls a more complex form of collective communication that puts diverse information and opinions into circulation...


Rumi's Secret

by Brad Gooch

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Smash Cut, Flannery, and City Poet delivers the first popular biography of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet revered by contemporary Western readers....


Poets on the Edge: Vicente Huidobro, Cesar Vallejo, Juan Luis Martinez, and Nestor Perlongher

by Jesaus Sepaulveda

Poets on the Edge critically explores the relationship between poetry and its context through the work of four Latin American poets: Chilean Vicente Huidobro (1898-1948), Peruvian Cesar Vallejo (1893-1938),...


The Confessions

by St. Augustine of Hippo

Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between 397 and 400 AD.[1] Modern English translations of it are...


Voice in Later Medieval English Literature

by David Lawton

David Lawton approaches later medieval English vernacular culture in terms of voice. As texts and discourses shift in translation and in use from one language to another, antecedent texts are revoiced in ways...


Route 66 and Its Sorrows

by Carolyn Miller

Carolyn Miller is a lyric poet of redeeming grace and intense clarity. Her poems are grounded in a sense of the marvelous, as if viewing life through a jewel, transforming the dark world of memory and desire...


CliffsNotes on Dickens' Great Expectations

by Debra A. Bailey

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements...


David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

by Jeffrey Severs

The writing of David Foster Wallace transformed the root and branch of contemporary fiction, introducing a formal inventiveness that moved authors away from an emotionless postmodern irony. Critics have pointed...


Culture and Revolution: Violence, Memory, and the Making of Modern Mexico

by Horacio Legrás

In the twenty years of postrevolutionary rule in Mexico, the war remained fresh in the minds of those who participated in it, while the enigmas of the revolution remained obscured. Demonstrating how textuality...


Levels 3-4 English: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation Skills

by Jane Cooper

This book brings together the essential close reading skills needed by students taking part in the Broad General Education, Levels 3-4 (in S1 to S3).

Split into two parts, the first section uses examples, models...


Hrafnkel or the Ambiguities

Light and Death

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English Lit 101

by Brian Boone

A guide to the greats in British literature!

From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Charles Dickens' Tiny Tim to Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy and Shakespeare's Juliet, British authors have created some of the most...


American Lit 101: From Nathaniel Hawthorne to Harper Lee and Naturalism to Magical Realism, an essential guide to American writers and works

by Brianne Keith

From poetry to fiction to essays, American Lit 101 leaves no page unturned!

Edgar Allan Poe. Willa Cather. Henry David Thoreau. Mark Twain. The list of important American writers goes on and on. These voices...


Lady Anne: A Chronicle in Verse

by Antjie Krog

This is the first English translation of an award winning book published in Afrikaans in 1989. It engages critically and creatively with a key moment of colonial history—the time Lady Anne Barnard spent at...


Montaigne: A Life

by Philippe Desan, Steven Rendall & Lisa Neal

One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne (1533–92) helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it,...


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The Wisdom of the Heart

by Henry Miller

An essential collection of writings, bursting with Henry Miller’s exhilarating candor and wisdom

In this selection of stories and essays, Henry Miller elucidates, revels, and soars, showing his command over...