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Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100

by HOME/WHITE

In Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100, editors Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White have assembled a collection of essays that look at the book in terms of class, gender and...


Poetry For Dummies

by The Poetry Center & John Timpane

Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley,...


K.

by Roberto Calasso & Geoffrey Brock

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony comes one of the most significant books in recent years on a writer of perennial interest–a virtuoso interpretation of the work...


Interpreting the Republic: Marginalization and Belonging in Contemporary French Novels and Films

by Vinay Swamy

Interpreting the Republic focuses on contemporary French literary and cinematic works (1986-2003) to reflect on what it means to belong to a nation such as France. Vinay Swamy demonstrates how supposedly unshakeable...


Modernity's Metonyms: Figuring Time in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Stories

by Geraldine Lawless

Modernity's Metonyms considers the representation of temporal frameworks in stories by two nineteenth-century Spanish authors: the canonical Leopoldo Alas and Antonio Ros de Olano, an author who is receiving...


An Uncommon Heroine: Scarlett, Edna, Sula--And More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature

by Jamie Cox Robertson

One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

-Simone de Beauvoir

Literature has provided us with some of the most unforgettable women in history. From wives and mothers to daughters and lovers, these women all have...


Critical Lives: Che Guevara

by Eric Luther & Ted Henken

The Critical Lives series takes a biographical look at pivotal, fascinating people and a critical look at the work and accomplishments that, rightly or wrongly, made them unique, influential, and enduring. Discover...


The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling

by Jill Onedera

Religion can play a vital role in the way people relate to each other, particularly with interpersonal dynamics within a family. The role of a couple or family's religion(s) in the counseling room is no less...


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children

by Katharina Manassis

This book aims to bridge the gap between child cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as practiced in academic centers and its use in community settings by using a step-by-step, practical approach the book spells...


Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

by Mariam Konaté Deme

Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African literary aesthetics. This book revises traditional literary canons in examining the social, cultural and emotional specificity...


Imagery for Pain Relief

by David Pincus & Anees A Sheikh

Imagery for Pain Relief , the first book of its kind, familiarizes the reader with basic scientific information about pain and mental imagery and shows why imagery is a valuable tool for pain management. This...


Public Relations in Global Cultural Contexts

by NILANJANA BARDHAN & C KAY WEAVER

This volume emphasizes theories and concepts that highlight global interconnectedness through a range of interpretative and critical approaches to understanding the global significance and impacts of public...


The Aging Consumer

by Aimee Drolet & Norbert

At present, about 45 million Americans are over the age of 65, and by 2020, one out of every six Americans will be 65 or older. These statistics are reflective of a worldwide phenomenon in developing and developed...


Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

by Rebecca Totaro & Ernest B Gilman

This collection offers readers a timely encounter with the historical experience of people adapting to a pandemic emergency and the corresponding narrative representation of that crisis, as early modern writers...


Travel Writing and Atrocities

by Robert M Burroughs

Looking at travelogues, ethnographic monographs, consular reports, diaries and letters, sketches, photography and more, Burroughs examines eyewitness travel reports of atrocities committed in European-funded...


The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

by Bruce Clarke & Manuela Rossini

With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars,The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology,...


The Achievement of Wendell Berry

by Fritz Oehlschlaeger

Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A prominent spokesman...


The Black Woman: An Anthology

by Toni Cade Bambara & Eleanor W Traylor

A collection of early, emerging works from some of today's most celebrated African American female writers

When it was first published in 1970, The Black Woman introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of...


James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker

by David Madden

Providing an overview of all of James M. Cain's fiction, including an analysis of the major themes of his entire literary career, the book examines Cain's impact on and importance in 20th-century culture, film...


Conradian Contracts: Exchange and Identity in the Immigrant Imagination

by Tamas Juhasz

Combining psychoanalysis, structural and economic anthropology, this book treats Joseph Conrad's interests in exchange, contracts, and the condition of displacement. This is the first extended academic discussion...