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China-Africa Relations in an Era of Great Transformations

by Li Xing & with Abdulkadir Osman Farah

This collection seeks to put contemporary China-Africa relations in critical, comparative context and in doing so, it will go beyond descriptions of inter-regional trade and investment, large- and small-scale...


Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet

by Christian Wiman

An intimate first book of personal essays and incisive commentary from the editor of Poetry.


Romancing the Self in Early Modern Englishwomen's Life Writing

by Julie A. Eckerle

Juxtaposing life writing and romance, this study offers the first book-length exploration of the dynamic and complex relationship between the two genres. Through close analysis of a wide variety of life writings...


Tradition, Culture and Aesthetics in Contemporary Asian Cinema

by Peter C. Pugsley

From the critically acclaimed Malaysian film Sepet to the on-going box office successes of the films created by Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai, cinematic texts from the nations of Asia are increasingly capturing...


The Collected Prose

by Zbigniew Herbert

Polish poet and essayist Zbigniew Herbert easily stands beside Nobel Prize laureates Milosz and Szymborska as part of a remarkable literary tradition. Though Herbert is very much an Eastern European writer,...


The Days of Dickens: A Glance at Some Aspects of Early Victorian Life in London

by Arthur L. Hayward

These chapters deal with the life of London from the early 1830's to the mid-1860's. The book mainly focuses on the social life of the day, but also deals with the blacker side of London and travel and country...


The Dickens Encyclopaedia

by Arthur L. Hayward

This is the standard reference guide to the works of Charles Dickens. The material is arranged alphabetically, in dictionary style, and provides a quick means of reference to the plots of the novels and to all...


In Rough Country: Essays and Reviews

by Joyce Carol Oates

In twenty-nine provocative essays, Joyce Carol Oates maps the "rough country" that is both the treacherous geographical and psychological terrain of the writers she so cogently analyzes—Flannery O'Connor,...


Smothered in Hugs: Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries

by Dennis Cooper

Selected from the range of Cooper's essays and reportage in Artforum, Bookforum, Detour, Interview, LA Weekly, Spin, and the Village Voice, among other publications, Smothered in Hugs presents the best nonfiction...


The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

by Brian Dolinar

An extraordinary document of African American life during the Depression


Ohio's Western Reserve

by Harry F. Lupold

This volume collects essays and documents from a wide selection of sources, many now out of print and difficult to locate, to provide a highly readable story of the settlement and development of the "New Connecticut"...


Who Is Mark Twain?

by Mark Twain

Who Is Mark Twain? is a collection of twenty six wickedly funny, thought-provoking essays by Samuel Langhorne Clemens—aka Mark Twain—none of which have ever been published before, and all of which are completely...


Zibaldone

by Giacomo Leopardi, Michael Caesar & Franco D'Intino

A groundbreaking translation of the epic work of one of the great minds of the nineteenth century

Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from...


There Is Nothing Like a Dane!

by Clive Francis

There is Nothing Like a Dane is an affectionate compilation of mostly funny (but sometimes serious) bits and pieces about Hamlet - interwoven with Clive Francis's delectable caricatures of various members of...


Burning Down the House

by Charles Baxter

Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers,...


An Introduction to Literary Studies, 3rd edition

by Mario Klarer

In this classic beginner's guide to English Literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts.


Notes on Life and Letters

by Joseph Conrad

Polish-born author Joseph Conrad is best known as one of the finest prose stylists ever to have written in English. In addition to producing such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Conrad also wrote...


What I Saw in America

by G. K. Chesterton

Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's...


Tremendous Trifles

by G. K. Chesterton

British author G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer and daringly original thinker who made his mark in virtually every literary genre. The collection Tremendous Trifles highlights a compelling cross-section...


Cambridge Pieces

by Samuel Butler

One of the leading critics and intellectuals of the Victorian era, Samuel Butler produced literary works in a wide range of genres, ranging from translations of ancient Greek texts to critical essays. This collection...