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Islam and Development: Exploring the Invisible Aid Economy

by Matthew Clarke & David Tittensor

The study of Islam since the advent of 9/11 has made a significant resurgence. However, much of the work produced since then has tended to focus on the movements that not only provide aid to their fellow Muslims,...


A Temple of Texts

by William H. Gass

From one of the most admired essayists and novelists at work today: a new collection of essays—his first since Tests of Time, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

These twenty-five...


Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton

by Richard Horan

From the wooded road made of golden hemlock running past L. Frank Baum's childhood home to the lonely stump of Scout's oak in Harper Lee's Alabama, author Richard Horan gathers tree seeds—and stories—from...


Essays - First Series

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

American essayist, philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) lead Transcendentalism in the early nineteenth century and greatly influenced the later New Thought movement. Summing up his work, Emerson...


Ingrid Jonker: Poet under Apartheid

The Midwestern Pastoral: Place and Landscape in Literature of the American Heartland

Midland: Poems

Belonging: Poems

No Second Eden: Poems

¿Isn¿t All This Bloody?¿: Scottish Writing from the First World War

by Trevor Royle

As in the rest of Britain, the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 was met in Scotland with excitement and relief. In the field of literature too, the initial response was positive. Kailyard fiction and the Celtic...


Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954-2008

by Nadine Gordimer

An extraordinary achievement, Telling Times reflects the true spirit of the writer as a literary beacon, moral activist, and political visionary. Never before has Gordimer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature...


The Trial of Sören Qvist

The Wife of Martin Guerre

Kimberley Stories

by Sandy Toussaint

A journey of discovery into one of Australia’s most intriguing and exotic regions, the Kimberley, this anthology features both artwork and writing. It includes contributions from talents such as Kate Auty,...


Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern England

by Joshua Eckhardt & Daniel Starza Smith

Perhaps more than any other kind of book, manuscript miscellanies require a complex and 'material' reading strategy. This collection of essays models and refines the study of these complicated volumes. Using...


Burns Night: A Freestyle Guide

by Boyd Baines

Planning to party on Burns Night this year? Find out what to expect, or learn something new about Scotland’s most celebrated citizen. Sort out your sonsie faces from your chapman billies, get your playlist...


Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer: An RAF Officer's Memoir of the Battle of France 1940

by Alastair Panton & Victoria Panton Bacon

Six Weeks of Blenheim Summer is a vivid and lyrical memoir of life as an RAF reconnaissance pilot in France during the hellish summer of 1940. It brings to life the fear, loneliness and pain that Alastair Panton...


On Poets and Others

by Octavio Paz & Michael Schmidt

The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected...


Letters to Kurt

by Eric Erlandson

A poetic elegy for Kurt Cobain from the man who created the band Hole with Cobain's wife Courtney Love.


The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories

by Ralph Maud

A selection of the best stories by Henry W. Tate (d. 1914), an important Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas.