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Best of Books by the Bed #2: What Writers Are Reading Before Lights Out

by Cheryl Olsen & Eric Olsen

Books by the bed are the constant-and ever-changing-companions of avid readers. They're special, different from the tomes of daylight, flirtatious, fun, provocative friends we array within easy reach, our last...


Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early Twentieth-Century France

by Paula J. Martin

Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on...


Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California's Culture

by Fred Sanders & Jason S. Sexton

Californians Sanders and Sexton assemble leading voices and specialists both from within and without California for engagement with California's influential culture. Leading theologians and cultural critics...


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...


Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York

by Sari Botton

From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City.

The “charming”...


Big Jock: The Real Jock Wallace

by David Leggat

Jock Wallace wasn’t just one of Scotland’s outstanding football managers – he was a legend. A larger-than-life character, a giant of a man and a real-life hero, Wallace lived an extraordinary life. Though...


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...


The Columbia Anthology of Japanese Essays: Zuihitsu from the Tenth to the Twenty-First Century

by Steven D. Carter

A court lady of the Heian era, an early modern philologist, a Meiji-period novelist, and a physicist at Tokyo University. What do they have in common, besides being Japanese? They all wrote zuihitsu—a uniquely...


The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume I: From the Origins Through the Civil War

by Bob Blaisdell

Ranging from colonial times to the mid-19th century, this compact and inexpensive anthology offers a fascinating overview of early American literature. The authoritative texts are supplemented with informative...


Joseph Conrad the Dover Reader

by Joseph Conrad

Fluent from birth in French as well as his native Polish, Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) learned his third language, English, as an adult. And it was in English that he wrote his evocative stories and novels, drawing...


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....


Snapshots: Encounters with Twentiety-Century Legends

by Herbert Kretzmer

In his diverse career as a journalist and wordsmith, Herbert Kretzmer has interviewed and profiled some of the twentieth century’s greatest figures in theatre, literature, show business and sport. His meetings...


Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England

by Charity Scott-Stokes

The book of hours is said to have been the most popular book owned by the laity in the later Middle Ages. This volume brings together a selection of texts taken from books of hours known to have been owned by...


Women of the Gilte Legende: A Selection of Middle English Saints Lives

by Larissa Tracy

The Gilte Legende was widely read as a model for everyday life, including the education of women through examples set by early Christian martyrs. This book divides the lives of female saints into: the "ryght...


Late-Medieval German Women's Poetry: Secular and Religious Songs

by Albrecht Classen

Although there were a number of outstanding women writers of the late middle ages, it was not thought that women composed lyric poetry. Albrecht Classen's careful investigation of archival material, however,...


Goscelin of St Bertin: The Book of Encouragement and Consolation [Liber Confortatorius]

by Monika Otter

Goscelin's Liber Confortatorius is extraordinary both as an example of high-medieval spiritual practice and as a record of a personal relationship. Written in about 1083 by the monk Goscelin to a protegee and...


Anne of France: Lessons for My Daughter

by Sharon L. Jansen

Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI and sister of Charles VIII, was one of the most powerful women of her time. As the fifteenth century drew to a close, Anne composed a series of enseignements,...