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Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

by Alice Nakhimovsky & Roberta Newman

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally...


Danse Macabre

by Stephen King

From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through...


The Victorian Poet: Poetics and Persona: Poetics and Persona

by Joseph Bristow

The practice of poetry in the Victorian period was characterised by an extreme diversity of styles, preoccupations and subject-matter. This anthology attempts to draw out some of the main focuses of interest...


The Devil Problem: And Other True Stories

by David Remnick

Readers know from his now classic Lenin's Tomb that Remnick is a superb portraitist who can bring his subjects to life and reveal them in such surprising ways as to justify comparison to Dickens, Balzac, or...


When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers Over 50

by Vicky Lettmann & Carol Roan

Sometimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching, this gathering of new work by writers over fifty is always honest.


Poetry, Politics and Culture: Essays on Indian Texts and Contexts: Essays on Indian Texts and Contexts

by Akshaya Kumar

This book maps the journey of the Indian poetic imagination-in Hindi, Panjabi and Indian English-from its original quasi-spiritual longings to its activist interventions in the public domain. As Indian poetry...


The Braindead Megaphone

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his...


Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters

by Rainer maria Rilke, Lou Andreas-Salome & Edward Snow

"Immensely readable...a significant piece of scholarship."—Fred Volkmer, New York Sun He would become one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; she a muse of Europe's fin-de-siecle thinkers...


Collected French Translations: Prose

by John Ashbery, Eugene Richie & Rosanne Wasserman

An essential, vibrant collection of masterful translations by one of the finest poets at work today

Collected French Translations: Prose, the second volume in a landmark two-volume selection of John Ashbery’s...


Exploring the New South American Regionalism (NSAR)

by Ernesto Vivares

This book explores, from a broader perspective than existing literature, the developmental dimensions of the new South American regionalism within a changing hemispheric and world order in transformation. It...


Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples

by Matteo Soranzo

Using five case studies set in fifteenth-century Naples, Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples investigates how early modern poets used poetry to negotiate their cultural identity in a field of options...


Dear Friend and Gardener: Letters on Life and Gardening

by Beth Chatto & Christopher Lloyd

In this exchange of personal letters two of Britain's leading gardeners - Christopher Lloyd and Beth Chatto - share their successes and failures, and learn from each other's experiences in their two very different...


The Year Names of China and Japan

by P M Suski

Japan adopted the practice of using year names of "Nengoh" during 645 A D (the first year of Taikwa). Since then the accession of a new emperor, with the exception of a few, has been marked with a new year title,...


Encyclopedia of Romanticism (Routledge Revivals): Culture in Britain, 1780s-1830s

by Laura Dabundo

First Published in 1992, this encyclopedia is designed to survey the social, cultural and intellectual climate of English Romanticism from approximately the 1780s and the French Revolution to the 1830s and the...


Notes towards the Definition of Culture

by T. S. Eliot

The word culture, in recent years, has been widely and erroneously employed in political, educational, and journalistic contexts. In helping to define a word so greatly misused, T. S. Eliot contradicts many...


The Third Tower: Journeys in Italy

by Antal Szerb & Len Rix

In August 1936 a Hungarian writer in his mid-thirties arrives by train in Venice, on a journey overshadowed by the coming war and charged with intense personal nostalgia. Aware that he might never again visit...


The Shimmering Beast

by Steve Reinke

Steve Reinke is one of the most intriguing artists we've got; his scope is enormous, his imagination absolutely singular. His video art — The Hundred Videos, Anthology of American Folk Song, Anal Masturbation...


What They Did For Love: The Extraordinary Ways Ordinary People Express the Heart's Finest Emotion

by Editors of Reader's Digest

A powerful collection of stories that is at once heart-warming and heart-wrenching as writers offer stories of love in its many forms set against the challenges of modern life.

 

Over the years Reader’s Digest...


The Words That Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself

by Chris Feik & Robert Manne

"This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that told us what Australia is and could be.

These are the essential statements...


Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature: International Perspectives

by David Callahan

The contemporary study of Australian literature ranges widely across issues of general cultural studies, the politics of identity (both ethnic and gendered), and the position of Australia within wider postcolonial...