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Norse Mythology: All about Vikings: Norse Mythology for Kids

by Baby Professor

How much do you know about Vikings, other than them being a really brave people? Add more facts to your knowledge of them by going over this wonderfully graphic educational book. Composed of images in vibrant...


The Complete Essays

by Michel de Montaigne & Red Deer Classics

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to...


Dis-orientations: Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity

by Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback & Tora Lane

This is an edited collection of original essays that combine philosophy, phenomenology, and literature to reflect on modern ideas about orientation and disorientation, grounds and groundlessness.


Huck Finn's America

by Andrew Levy

A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry...


George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour

by Eva-Marie Kroller

The first book-length, critical study of George Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


Subjects and Simulations: Between Baudrillard and Lacoue-Labarthe

by Hugh J. Silverman, Anne O'Byrne, Stephen David Ross & Alina Clej et al.

Subjects and Simulations presents essays focused on suffering and sublimity, representation and subjectivity, and the relation of truth and appearance through engagement with the legacies of Jean Baudrillard...


Literary Crossroads: An International Exploration of Women, Gender, and Otherhood

by Elaine Sykes, Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Romanus Muoneke & Juliana Daniels et al.

This book covers a variety of women's issues from different parts of the world. It also expresses various themes of oppression, marginalization, sexism, gender, and emancipation of women, showing that women's...


Spirit Possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou Thought: An Intellectual History

by M. D. Benedicty-Kokken

This book recuperates the important history that Haitian thought around Vodou possession has had in French critical theory.


Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror

by Philip L. Simpson & Patrick McAleer

This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl...


Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley

The story of Venus of Khala-Kanti unfolds in the ancient forests of an imaginary West African village. The story is at once a straightforward narrative of human courage and an allegory for the amputation of...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Ellen Malenas Ledoux & Judith Hawley et al.

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


Desire After Affect

by Marie-Luise Angerer & Nicholas Grindell

Desire After Affect offers a detailed analysis of the affective turn and its consequences for the humanities.


Mysticism in Postmodernist Long Poems: Contemplation of the Divine

by Joe Moffett

This book examines how postmodernist writers use the long poem as a means of exploring a direct relationship with the divine. They find that the must chart individual paths of spiritual understanding informed...


Women's Fiction and Post-9/11 Contexts

by Sebastian Groes, Claire Colebrook, Peter Childs & Corina Selejan et al.

Rather than accept that there is a single body of literature that can be labeled “women’s writing,” this volume explores the ways in which twenty-first-century crises have problematized identity, literature,...


Violent Beginnings: Literary Representations of Postcolonial Algeria

by Lucie Knight-Santos

Violent Beginnings: Literary Representations of Postcolonial Algeria explores how violence, during the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962) to the more recent civil war (1991–2002), has shaped literary...


Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia

by Lily Cho, Susan J. Henders, Van Nguyen-Marshall & Theodore W. Goossen et al.

By shifting the discussion of human rights away from the binaries of cultural relativism and political sovereignty, this book moves toward a new understanding of human rights that takes account of the diverse...


Anglophone-Cameroon Literature: An Introduction

by Emmanuel Fru Doh & Shadrach A. Ambanasom

Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres—poetry, prose, and drama—Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young...


The Hobbit and History: Companion to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

by Nancy R. Reagin & Janice Liedl

What do Gandalf and Merlin have in common, besides robes and magical staffs? Where do hobbits get their recipes, riddles, and love of rambling? What other Rings of Power were circulating in medieval Europe?...


Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism

by Elisa Beshero-Bondar

Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism argues that early nineteenth-century women poets contributed some of the most daring work in modernizing the epic genre. The book examines several long poems...