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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...


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.


The Cherry Orchard

by Anton Chekhov & Tom Stoppard

Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theater, and this was as true of Ivanov, his first full-length play, as of The Cherry Orchard, his last. Building on the success of his acclaimed adaptation...


The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

by Wallace Stevens

The Necessary Angel

by

Wallace Stevens

"In this book, the first collection of his prose works, he accounts in scintillating language for the peculiarly modern and sometimes deliquescent fervor that has prompted...


A Pocket Mirror for Heroes

by Baltasar Gracian & Christopher Maurer

A Pocket Mirror for Heroes is a mirror because it reflects "the person you are or the one you ought to be." It is a pocket mirror because its author took the time to be brief.  And it is a mirror for heroes...


Today the Struggle: Literature and Politics in England during the Spanish Civil War

Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home

raúlrsalinas and the Jail Machine: My Weapon Is My Pen

Prophet in the Wilderness: The Works of Ezequiel Martínez Estrada

The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

by Michael Schmidt

A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life for the general reader the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and...


Extravagant Postcolonialism: Modernism and Modernity in Anglophone Fiction, 1958-1988

by Brian T. May

Brian T. May argues that, contrary to widely held assumptions of postcolonial literary criticism, a distinctive subset of postcolonial novels significantly values and scrupulously explores a healthy individuality....


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?...


Spatiality

by Robert T. Tally Jr.

Spatiality has risen to become a key concept in literary and cultural studies, with critical focus on the 'spatial turn' presenting a new approach to the traditional literary analyses of time and history.

Robert...


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...


When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

by Janet Poole

Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...


Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

by Jeffrey C. Kinkley

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua,...


The European social charter

by Collectif

The 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter presents the opportunity for a comprehensive and informative review of one of the Council of Europe's fundamental treaties.What are its origins? Which states...


Hellenistic Tragedy: Texts, Translations and a Critical Survey

by Agnieszka Kotlinska-Toma

Ancient Greek tragedy is ubiquitously studied and researched, but is generally considered to have ended, as it began, in the fifth century BC. However, plays continued to be written and staged in the Greek world...