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Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives

by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

Private and public relationships between individuals or groups - frequently labelled as friendships - have played a central role in human societies. Yet, over the centuries ideas and meanings of friendship transformed,...


Dostoyevsky's Stalker and Other Essays on Psychopathology and the Arts

by Michael Sperber

This book examines the arts over the course of modern history to illuminate psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and how these disciplines may elucidate works of literature, art, and cinema. These essays propose a...


A Book of Burlesque

by Willam Davenport Adams

In the pages that follow, I make no attempt to supply a consecutive and comprehensive history of English stage travestie. This would have been impossible within the limits assigned to me. My object has been...


Essays After Eighty

by Donald Hall

From a former poet laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age.


Selected Letters of Norman Mailer

by Norman Mailer & J. Michael Lennon

A genuine literary event—an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time

 

Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than...


From out of the City

by John Kelly

Dublin, some years from now, and the President of the United States has just been assassinated during a state dinner in his honour. The official account has already taken hold but a hawk-eyed octogenarian named...


Essays: Volume One

by Mark McGinnis

Mark W. McGinnis: "This is a group of twenty essays some with 'big' themes such as beauty, death, ego, freedom, and sex. Also included are two reflections on great men -- David Bohm, a 20th century quantum physicist,...


Snidelines: Talking Trash to Power

by Susie Day, Maria Pia Marrella & Dan Berger

Poppin' Fresh declares martial law-Che Guevara loses his good looks and throws the entire U.S. Left into disarray-Zombie terrorist anchor babies invade the Pentagon. You'll read all this and more in Snidelines:...


The Feast of St. Friend

by Arnold Bennett

If the hustle and bustle and toxic consumerism of the holiday season has tarnished your enthusiasm, British author Arnold Bennett's essay collection The Feast of St. Friend is just the restorative balm you need....


The Notebooks of Samuel Butler

by Samuel Butler & Henry Festing Jones

British author Samuel Butler is today best remembered for his utopian novel Erewhon. However, Butler had a voracious intellect and wide-ranging interests that were not always reflected in his fiction. This volume...


Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

by Thomas C. Foster

Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor, returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced...


G. K. Chesterton The Dover Reader

by G.K. Chesterton

One of the twentieth century's most admired and influential authors, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) created an enduring body of work that encompasses journalism, poetry, plays, history, biography, apologetics,...


Universal Recognition

by Azure

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Universal Recognition kindles the wonderful creation of the world, a universal coexistence universally established with beautiful human beings. In light of human history, the author touches on the...


Windows on the World: Fifty Writers, Fifty Views

by Matteo Pericoli & Lorin Stein

Fifty of the world’s greatest writers share their views in collaboration with the artist Matteo Pericoli, expanding our own views on place, creativity, and the meaning of home

All of us, at some point in...


Africa39

by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey & Wole Soyinka

Africa has produced some of the best writing of the twentieth century from Chinua Achebe, Ayi Kwei Armah, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and the Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka, Nadine Gordimer, J.M. Coetzee and Doris Lessing,...


Celestine

by Gillian Tindall

Late on a summer afternoon in the very heart of rural France, in a small, centuries-old house newly abandoned to its ghosts, Gillian Tindall came upon a cache of letters dating from the 1860s. Neatly folded...


The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing

by Domna C. Stanton

The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France adds a new dimension to the field of early modern French literary and cultural studies by incorporating dynamic, shifting notions of gender and engaging with contemporary...


Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa: Saving Souls, Prolonging Lives

by Rijk van Dijk, Hansjörg Dilger & Marian Burchardt

This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious...


Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire

by John Slater & Maríaluz López-Terrada

As the Spanish empire grew, cultural ideas and practices related to sickness and health, sex, monstrosity and death came into contact and conflict. Old ideas took root in new soil, others were stamped out, and...


The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora: Imagining the Religious 'Other'

by Afe Adogame

This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian,...