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Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities

by Kazim Ali

Eloquent intercultural coming-of-age story


Germaine de Stael in Germany: Gender and Literary Authority (1800-1850)

by Judith E. Martin

This study of the impact of Staël and her novels in Germany from 1800-1850 focuses on debates over gender and authorship, first examining commentary and reviews by prominent literary men and women, and then...


Letters Home

by Sylvia Plath

Letters Home represents Sylvia Plath's correspondence from her time at Smith College in the early 1950s, through her meeting with, and subsequent marriage to, the poet Ted Hughes, up to her death in February...


To Ireland, I

by Paul Muldoon

The four pieces that make up this work are taken from Muldoon’s Oxford Clarendon Lectures of 1998. Together, they take the form of an A-Z, or abecedary of Irish literature, in which his imagination forges...


Letters of Ted Hughes

by Ted Hughes & Christopher Reid

At the outset of his career Ted Hughes described letter writing as ‘excellent training for conversation with the world’, and he was to become a prolific master of this art. This selection begins when Hughes...


Vintage Didion

by Joan Didion

Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

“Didion has the instincts of an exceptional reporter and the focus...


Teaching U.S. History as Mystery

by David Gerwin & Jack

Teaching U.S. History as Mystery, 2nd Edition offers a clear set of principles and methods teachers can use to promote and sustain problem-finding and problem-solving in history, along with case studies and...


German Literature Through Nazi Eyes (Responding to Fascism Vol 10)

by G H Atkins

In German Literature Through Nazi Eyes, H.G. Atkins gives an account of how the Nazis undertook a re-evaluation of German literature, making it sub-ordinate to their own interests. All reference to Jewish writers...


Rabash--The Social Writings

by Rav Baruch Ashlag

Rav Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag (Rabash), a student of his father, Rav Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag, author of the Sulam (Ladder) commentary on The Book of Zohar, played a remarkable role in the history of Kabbalah....


501 Minutes to Christ: Personal Essays

by Poe Ballantine

DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 2007, POE BALLANTINE’S second collection of personal essays follows in the tradition of Things I Like About America. Stories range from "The Irving," which details Mr. Ballantine’s diabolical...


Another Day at the Front: Dispatches from the Race War

by Ishmael Reed

An irreverent, brilliant, politically charged barrage of essays aimed with Reed's famous vitriol and wit at the perpetrators of America's war on blacks


Reflecting on Anna Karenina

by Mary Evans

Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is considered by many to be one of the greatest novels ever written. This study of its morally ambiguous protagonist, Anna, discusses Tolstoy's troubled relation to the feminine in terms...


Tolstoy

by Ernest Joseph Simmons

Tolstoy's fame as one of the world's greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study,...


Dostoevsky Portrayed by His Wife: The Diary and Reminiscences of Mme. Dostoevsky

by Samuel Solomonovisch Koteliansky

The two note-books of the diary of Mme. Dostoevsky, the rough notes of her lengthy Reminiscences, unfinished at the time of her death, all in her own hand-writing, and copies of her husband's letters to her...


Dostoevsky 1821-1881

by E.H. Carr

The bare events of Dostoevsky's life - his father murdered by peasants, his own ordeal before a firing squad, then exile in Siberia, his epilepsy, gambling, poverty and debts - go far to account for his strange...


The Artist in New York: Letters to Jean Charlot and unpublished writings, 1925-1929.

by Jose Clemente Orozco & Ruth L. C. Simms

In his Foreword to this edition, Jean Charlot says: "An unusual feature of Orozco's letters is the great deal that he has to say about art. That one artist writing to another would emphasize art as his subject...


Twenty-one Texas Short Stories

by William Peery

This is a splendid collection of stories about Texas by Texans-stories that appeared in leading magazines in the first half of the twentieth century. Authors in this volume: Dillon Anderson Barry Benefield Charles...


Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark

by Sam Shepard, Johnny Dark & Chad Hammett

Sam Shepard is arguably America's finest working dramatist, as well as an accomplished screenwriter, actor, and director. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, he has written more than forty-five plays, including True...


Haunted by Waters: Fly Fishing in North American Literature

Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred

by Henry Miller

In celebration of the centennial of his birth, Into the Heart of Life: Henry Miller at One Hundred gathers a captivating selection of writings from ten of his books. The delights of his prose are many,...