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Adaptations of Laurence Sterne's Fiction: Sterneana, 1760-1840

by Mary-Céline Newbould

Exploring how readers received and responded to literary works in the long eighteenth century, Newbould focuses on the role played by Laurence Sterne's fiction and its adaptations. Placing her examination of...


Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyond

by Hugh de Ferranti & Alison Tokita

This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. It is the first to draw together research on the interwar musical culture of the Osaka region and addresses...


The American Idea of England, 1776-1840: Transatlantic Writing

by Jennifer Clark

Arguing that American colonists who declared their independence in 1776 remained tied to England by both habit and inclination, Clark traces the new Americans' struggle to come to terms with their loss of identity...


Carte Blanche: The Stories behind the Stories

by Jessica Pitchford

Carte Blanche burst onto the scene in 1988 as a genre never before seen on South African television: a trail-blazer, a blend of sociological awareness, sophistication and audacity. When pay channel M-Net came...


The Blogfather: The Best of Iain Dale's Diary

by Iain Dale

“Iain Dale’s Diary caught the beginning of the great blog wave and rode it until Twitter became the dominant form of digital communication. Dale was key in transforming British political comment – melding...


Changing the Times: Irish Women Journalists 1969-1981

by Elgy Gillespie

This 'new journalism' by Irish Times women writers originally appeared on the Women First pages during the 1970s. Together, the pieces reflect the enormous social and political upheaval of the years when, as...


Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku

by Bruce Ross

Haiku Moment is the most comprehensive volume of contemporary North American haiku written in English. It contains over 800 haiku by 185 poets.


Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection

by Yuzuru Miura

Sparrows

Playing hide-and-seek

Among the tea blossoms.

—Kobayashi Issa

Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single...


New Approaches to Human Security in the Asia-Pacific: China, Japan and Australia

by William T. Tow & David Walton

Offering a distinctly Asia-Pacific-oriented perspective to one of the most discussed components of international security policy, human security, this volume of essays by internationally renowned experts assesses...


Governance of the Petroleum Sector in an Emerging Developing Economy

by Kwaku Appiah-Adu

Oil exploration in the developing world has been and continues to be a high profile and high risk activity, often featured in the media and widely debated. Using the perspective of Ghana and comparisons with...


Writing with Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose: 1983-2005

by Margaret Atwood

From one of the world’s most passionately engaged and acclaimed literary citizens comes Writing with Intent, the largest collection to date of Margaret Atwood’s nonfiction, ranging from 1983 to 2005. Composed...


The Moth

by Catherine Burns, George Dawes Green & Adam Gopnik

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong)....


The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle

by Luci Shaw

In honor of Madeleine L'Engle's 80th birthday, a host of prominent writers and academics gather to create this unique collection. Madeleine's circle of friends and peers (writers, poets, scholars, theologians)...


Pleasing Myself: From Beowulf to Philip Roth

by Frank Kermode

Sir Frank Kermode is acknowledged as one of the greatest critics of our time, renowned for the wit humanity and good sense of his writing. Pleasing Myself brings together the very best of his shorter pieces,...


Transformations of Memory and Forgetting in Sixteenth-Century France: Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard, Michel de Montaigne

by Nicolas Russell

This book proposes that in a number of French Renaissance texts, we observe a shift in thinking about memory and forgetting. Focusing on a corpus of texts by Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard and Michel...


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

by Kiese Laymon

Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is one of the most unique, stirring, and powerful new voices in American social and cultural commentary. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a collection of...


Visiting Hours at the Color Line: Poems

by Ed Pavlic & Dan Beachy-Quick

Often the most recognized, even brutal, events in American history are assigned a bifurcated public narrative. We divide historical and cultural life into two camps, often segregated by a politicized, racially...


A Maxwell Profit: Part Five of the Laird of Lochandee Series

by Gwen Kirkwood

Part Five of an historical romance saga set in the Scottish Borders between the two World Wars.


A Maxwell Loss: Part Four of the Laird of Lochandee Series

by Gwen Kirkwood

Part Four of an historical romance saga set in the Scottish Borders.


Hell and Back: Reflections on Writers and Writing from Dante to Rushdie

by Tim Parks

A brilliant new collection of essays of writers and their craft by the man Joseph Brodsky has called ""the best British author working today"". In Hell and Back,Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of...