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Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing

by Terry Castle

A new collection of essays on literature and sexuality by one of the wittiest and most iconoclastic critics writing today.


Under the Sign of Saturn

by Susan Sontag

This third essay collection by America's leading essayist brings together her most important critical writing from 1972 to 1980, in which she explores some of the most influential artists and thinkers of our...


Styles of Radical Will

by Susan Sontag

Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film, literature, politics, and a groundbreaking study of...


How to Read a Novelist

by John Freeman

The novel is alive and well, thank you very much

For the last fifteen years, whenever a novel was published, John Freeman was there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, the...


Against Interpretation

by Susan Sontag

First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary...


House of Pain: New and Selected Essays

by Laurence Gonzales

Hair-raising, heart-wrenching writing from a renowned journalist


Letters Between Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murray

by Cherry Hankin

The New Zealand-born writer Mansfield (1888-1923) and her husband, Murry, the English editor and literary critic, exchanged hundreds of passionate, probing letters during their tempestuous 11-year relationship....


Deciphering Poe: Subtexts, Contexts, Subversive Meanings

by Alexandra Urakova

Deciphering Poe expands the contextual framework of Poe’s work and explores the subversive nature of his art: its use of codes, secret writing, and ratiocination. The essays offer fresh perspectives Poe’s...


Virgil's Eclogues

by Virgil, Len Krisak & Gregson Davis

This new translation by poet Len Krisak of Virgil's classic of pastoral verse captures both the meaning and meter of the original. The text features the English and original Latin on facing pages and an introduction...


Afflictions & Departures

by Madeline Sonik

Afflictions & Departures is a collection of first-person experiential essays by writer and academic Madeline Sonik. Although Sonik explores some of the salient personal experiences of her young life, the essays...


The Letters of C. Vann Woodward

by C. Vann Woodward & Michael O'Brien

C. Vann Woodward was one of the most prominent and respected American historians of the twentieth century. He was also a very gifted and frequent writer of letters, from his earliest days as a young student...


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 a landmark work [which] is recommended for anyone who wishes to read some of the best examples of haiku written in English."—Professor Makoto Ueda, Editor, Basho and His Interpreters

"Haiku...


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...