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I Ching: The Oracle

by KERSON HUANG

This book contains a dramatic and revealing translation of this ancient classic into English. The Chinese original is set side-by-side with the translation. Two things set this work apart from other translated...


The Literary Heritage of the Arabs: An Anthology

by Suheil Bushrui & James Malarkey

The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range...


Creative Unity

by Rabindranath Tagore

Creative Unity is a collection of essays from Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore, who in 1913 became Asia's first recipient of the Nobel Prize. Tagore was an accomplished poet, artist, playwright, novelist,...


Conversations with Jay Parini

by Michael Lackey

Jay Parini (b. 1948) is best known for his novel about Leo Tolstoy's last year, The Last Station, which has been translated into more than twenty-five languages and made into a Hollywood film. But he has also...


Conversations with Ken Kesey

by Scott F. Parker

Ken Kesey (1935-2001) is the author of several works of well-known fiction and other hard-to-classify material. His debut novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, was a critical and commercial sensation that...


Faulkner and Mystery

by Annette Trefzer & Ann J. Abadie

Faulkner and Mystery presents a wide spectrum of compelling arguments about the role and function of mystery in William Faulkner's fiction. Twelve new essays approach the question of what can be known and what...


Playing the Odds: Las Vegas and the Modern West

by Hal Rothman, Lincoln Bramwell & William deBuys

"Hal Rothman is both the greatest Western historian of his generation and an H. L. Mencken in cowboy boots."--Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and Buda's Wagon


Welcome to Our Hillbrow: A Novel of Postapartheid South Africa

Small Friends and other stories and poems

by Jane Morris

The short stories and poems in this collection were written by students at King George VI School and centre for physically disabled children in Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo.


Story: The Library of Wales Short Story Anthology

by Dai Smith

The Library of Wales’ Story anthologies feature the very best of Welsh short fiction, written amid the political, social, and economic turbulence of 20th-century Wales and beyond. More than 80 outstanding...


An Edinburgh Eleven: Pencil Portraits from College Life

by J. M. Barrie

Scottish writer J. M. Barrie is best remembered for the wildly popular play Peter Pan. In this charming collection of biographical essays and character sketches, Barrie reflects on his life and experiences as...


Black Beetles in Amber

by Ambrose Bierce

Though he is today best remembered for his acerbic satire, American writer Ambrose Bierce had a surprisingly broad range as a writer. Black Beetles in Amber is a collection of Bierce's poetry, which ranges from...


Andrew Melville (1545-1622): Writings, Reception, and Reputation

by Roger A. Mason & Steven J. Reid

With the exception of John Knox, no one did more to shape the Scottish Reformation than Andrew Melville. Remembered chiefly as a firebrand defender of radical Presbyterianism and reformer of the Scottish university...


Essays: Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

by Francis Bacon

It is virtually impossible to overstate the impact of Francis Bacon's work on modern society. As the creator of the scientific method, he paved the way for thousands of important discoveries. In this interesting...


A Cynic Looks at Life

by Ambrose Bierce & E. Haldeman-Julius

Misanthropes, grumps, and the hopelessly jaded will relish every ruthlessly witty word of Ambrose Bierce's essay collection A Cynic Looks at Life. Bierce unleashes his jaundiced eye and incisive insight on a...


Best Russian Short Stories

by Thomas Seltzer

For centuries, critics and fans alike have extolled the virtues of the Russian masters of fiction, with many ranking them among the foremost literary artists the world has ever produced. This volume collects...


Escape and Other Essays

by Arthur Christopher Benson

Though he struggled with crippling mental illness for much of his adult life, English poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson still managed to produce a vast body of work spanning a number of genres. This...


Essays

by Arthur Christopher Benson

British writer and educator Arthur Christopher Benson possessed a wide-ranging intellect and published prodigiously throughout his entire life. This eclectic selection of his most popular essays runs the gamut...


From a College Window

by Arthur Christopher Benson

Throughout his life, poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson also worked as an educator and school administrator. This collection of essays presents Benson's views on topics ranging from art to the aging...


Realm of Unknowing: Meditations on Art, Suicide, and Other Transformations

by Mark Rudman

Powerful meditations on the nature and limits of human understanding.