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Facundo and the Construction of Argentine Culture

by Diana Sorensen Goodrich

Domingo F. Sarmiento's classic 1845 essay Facundo, Civilizacion y Barbarie opened an inquiry into the nature of Argentinian culture that continues to the present day. In this elegantly written study, Diana Sorensen...


The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing

by Naomi Lindstrom

Literature in Latin America has long been a vehicle for debates over the interpretation of social history, cultural identity, and artistic independence. Indeed, Latin American literature has gained international...


Art and Answerability: Early Philosophical Essays

by M. M. Bakhtin, Michael Holquist & Vadim Liapunov

Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) is one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century philosophical thought. Art and Answerability contains three of his early essays from the years following the Russian Revolution,...


Prose Fiction of the Cuban Revolution

by Seymour Menton

Recipient of the Hubert Herring Memorial Award from the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies for the best unpublished manuscript of 1973, Prose Fiction of the Cuban Revolution is an in-depth study...


Literary Bondage: Slavery in Cuban Narrative

by William Luis

In the nineteenth century, the Cuban economy rested on the twin pillars of sugar and slaves. Slavery was abolished in 1886, but, one hundred years later, Cuban authors were still writing antislavery narratives....


Reinterpreting the Spanish American Essay: Women Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Doris Meyer

Latin American women have long written essays on topics ranging from gender identity and the female experience to social injustice, political oppression, lack of educational opportunities, and the need for female...


Major Characters In American Fiction

by Jack Salzman & Pamela Wilkinson

Major Characters in American Fiction is the perfect companion for everyone who loves literature--students, book-group members, and serious readers at every level.

Developed at Columbia University's Center for...


Haunted by Waters: Fly Fishing in North American Literature

by Mark Browning

Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by...


Conditions of Comparison: Reflections on Comparative Intercultural Inquiry

by Ming Xie

Uses literary theory and comparative studies to examine how the conceptual resources of cultures may pre-figure our perspectives and pre-determine our worldviews.


Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories

by Lorraine Code

The path-breaking Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories is an accessible, multidisciplinary insight into the complex field of feminist thought. The Encyclopedia contains over 500 authoritative entries commissioned...


Collection of Sand

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

The last of Italo Calvino's works to appear during the author's lifetime, Collection of Sand is a group of essays never before published in English, discussing subjects ranging from cuneiform and antique maps...


Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

by John G Landels

Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include:...


National Fictions: Literature, Film and the Construction of Australian Narrative

by Graeme Turner

National Fictions is a study of Australian literature and film. It is also a study of Australian culture, viewing the novels and films as products of a specific culture; as narratives with similar structures,...


Jesus Christ Superstar

by Robert Price

Though the Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" has become a religious and musical phenomenon, beloved around the world among Christians and non-believers alike, no one has ever delved into the lyrics with the...


A Stay Against Confusion

by Ron Hansen

In the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus, A Stay Against Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writer's life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert...


Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s

by Malcolm Cowley & Donald W. Faulkner

The adventures and attitudes shared by the American writers dubbed "The Lost Generation" are brought to life here by one of the group's most notable members. Feeling alienated in the America of the 1920s, Fitzgerald,...


Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub: Writing During World War II

by John R. Carpenter

How World War II became central in our culture.

Even as World War II raged on, contemporary writers were riveted by its every twist and turn. One of the war’s most fascinating features was that it was subject...


English for Common Entrance 13+ Practice Book

by Kornel Kossuth

This book of practice questions and mock exam papers gives students the practice they need as they prepare for the new ISEB Common Entrance in English 13+ exam. - Reinforces the skills and knowledge students...


Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

by G.B. Harrison

Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth's reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this...


The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora: Transatlantic Musings

by Jerome C. Branche

This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement...