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Alight

by Fady Joudah

Joudah, an ER physician who worked with Doctors Without Borders, is a master storyteller who refuses to dramatize or withhold


Little Stranger

by Lisa Olstein

At once familiar and utterly strange, Little Stranger renders the world in delicate and essential balance.


Moon Lore

by Timothy Harley

The great Galileo in his wildest imaginings would never dream that the real man in the moon would be an American. Otherwise, his uncanny scientific acumen shone with brilliance rivaling the current star of constellations....


The Diaries of Franz Kafka 1910-1913

by , Max Brod

This book contains the diaries of the well-known Franz Kafka during the period 1910-1913, and would make a valuable addition to the bookshelf of anyone who is a fan of his works.


The State of Ireland

by Arthur O' Connor & James Livesay

Arthur O'Connor was the most important conduit between French republicanism and Irish political radicalism in the late 1790s ... His State of Ireland, published in 1798, created a distinctively Irish language...


The '98 Reader: An Anthology of song, prose and poetry

by Padraic O' Farrell

Seventeen ninety-eight saw French and American revolutionary ideals converge with popular rebellion in Ireland. The rebellion ended in bloody failure, but 1798 was kept alive in folk memory by a nascent literature...


Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone: Memoirs, journals and political writings, compiled and arranged by William T.W. Tone, 1826

by Theobald Wolfe Tone & Thomas Bartlett

As I shall embark in a business, within a few days, the event of which is uncertain, I take the opportunity of a vacant hour to throw on paper a few memorandums relative to myself and my family ...' So begins...


The Early Reformation in Germany: Between Secular Impact and Radical Vision

by Tom Scott

Over the last twenty years research on the Reformation in Germany has shifted both chronologically and thematically toward an interest in the 'long' or 'delayed' Reformations. Whilst this focus has resulted...


Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916): A Musical Life

by Jennifer L. Oates

As the first comprehensive study of MacCunn's life, this book illustrates how social and cultural situations, as well as personal relationships, influenced his career. Having risen to fame in the late 1880s...


French Connections in the English Renaissance

by Catherine Gimelli Martin & Hassan Melehy

Offering texts on a variety of aspects of the Anglo-French Renaissance instead of concentrating on one set of borrowings or phenomena, this collection points to new configurations of the relationships among...


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