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Death in the Afternoon

by Ernest Hemingway

Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting...


The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry: A Critical Edition

by Ernest Fenollosa

First published in 1919 by Ezra Pound, Ernest Fenollosa's essay on the Chinese written language has become one of the most often quoted statements in the history of American poetics. As edited by Pound, it presents...


Fitzgerald and Hemingway: Works and Days

by Scott Donaldson

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway might have been contemporaries, but our understanding of their work often rests on simple differences. Hemingway wrestled with war, fraternity, and the violence of nature....


100 Must-Read Fantasy Novels

by Nick Rennison & Stephen E. Andrews

Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow.

This latest guide in...


100 Must-Read Historical Novels

by Nick Rennison

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events.

This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series...


Pocket Companion to Narnia

by Paul F. Ford

The pocket guide is an adventurer's passport to the land of Narnia. From Aslan, the great lion, to Zardeenah, the mysterious lady of the night, this comprehensive and accessible companion contains hundreds of...


American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman

by F. O. Matthiessen

An ambitious literary critique of the works produced during the American Renaissance of the mid-19th century. Matthiessen analyzes and links together the works of five preeminent American writers: Emerson, Thoreau,...


The Theatre of Martin Crimp eBook PDF

by Aleks Sierz

A guide to all of the plays of Martin Crimp.

For a decade, Martin Crimp has been in the vanguard of new writing for the British stage. His main stage plays include Dealing with Clair, The Treatment, Attempts...


J.D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye: A Routledge Study Guide

by Sarah Graham

J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden...


This Is a Book

by Demetri Martin

From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book.

Demetri's...


Wicked: A Musical Biography

by Paul R. Laird

This book explores the creation of the popular Broadway musical Wicked through an examination of draft scripts, interviews with major figures, and the study of primary musical sources such as sketches, drafts,...


Noises Off

by Michael Frayn

Noises Off, the classic farce by the Tony Award—winning author of Copenhagen, is not one play but two: simultaneously a traditional sex farce, Nothing On, and the backstage “drama” that develops during...


Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation about Writing

by Kurt Vonnegut & Lee Stringer

Like Shaking Hands with God details a collaborative journey on the art of writing undertaken by two distinguished writers separated by age, race, upbringing, and education, but sharing common goals and aspirations....


The Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction

by Samuel R. Delany & Matthew Cheney

An indispensable work of science fiction criticism revised and expanded


The Use and Abuse of Literature

by Marjorie Garber

As defining as Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh D’Souza’s Illiberal Education were to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, respectively,...


When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?: Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life

by Saul Frampton

“When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep. And when I

am walking alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts

are sometimes preoccupied elsewhere, the rest of the time I

bring them back to the walk, to the...


On Writing

by Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions...


Hunting Mister Heartbreak: A Discovery of America

by Jonathan Raban

A New York Times Notable Book

"In an era of jet tourism, [Jonathan Raban] remains a

traveler-adventurer in the tradition of  .  .  .  Robert Louis Stevenson."

--The New York Times Book Review

In 1782...


Writing Europe

by Ursula Keller

Democracy thrives on social dialogue and collective search for solution. As a forum for new ideas and impulses the Körber-Foundation seeks with its projects to involve citizens actively in social discourses....


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.