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The Invisible Tent: The War Novels of Ford Madox Ford

by Ambrose, Jr. Gordon

This critical evaluation of Ford Madox Ford's "novels of war, which are also novels about peace," is made in a most delightful manner. Based on a thorough knowledge of the novelist, it is enriched by keen perception...

The Uses of Failure in Mexican Literature and Identity

by John A. Ochoa

While the concept of defeat in the Mexican literary canon is frequently acknowledged, it has rarely been explored in the fullness of the psychological and religious contexts that define this aspect of "mexicanidad."...

Technophobia!: Science Fiction Visions of Posthuman Technology

by Daniel Dinello

Techno-heaven or techno-hell? If you believe many scientists working in the emerging fields of twenty-first-century technology, the future is blissfully bright. Initially, human bodies will be perfected through...

The Hidden Isaac Bashevis Singer

by Seth Wolitz

Nobel Prize-winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer stands virtually alone among prominent writers for being more widely known through translations of his work than through the original texts. Yet readers and critics...

William Faulkner: Self-Presentation and Performance

by James G. Watson

In his life and writings, William Faulkner continually created and "performed" selves. Even in letters, he often played a part-gentleman dandy, soldier, farmer-while in his fictions these and other personae...

Bodily Arts: Rhetoric and Athletics in Ancient Greece

by Debra Hawhee

The role of athletics in ancient Greece extended well beyond the realms of kinesiology, competition, and entertainment. In teaching and philosophy, athletic practices overlapped with rhetorical ones and formed...

Isocrates I

by David C. Mirhady & Yun Lee Too

This is the fourth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece series. Planned for publication over several years, the series will present all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries...

Jean Rhys at "World's End": Novels of Colonial and Sexual Exile

by Mary Lou Emery

The Caribbean Islands have long been an uneasy meeting place among indigenous peoples, white European colonists, and black slave populations. Tense oppositions in Caribbean culture-colonial vs. native, white...

The Primacy of Vision in Virgil's Aeneid

by Riggs Alden Smith

One of the masterpieces of Latin and, indeed, world literature, Virgil's Aeneid was written during the Augustan "renaissance" of architecture, art, and literature that redefined the Roman world in the early...

Poetics of Change: The New Spanish-American Narrative

by Julio Ortega & Galen D. Greaser

Too often literary criticism is academic exercise rather than creative act. For the multifaceted Julio Ortega-respected poet, dramatist, and novelist in his own right-the act of criticism becomes profoundly...

On Anger: Race, Cognition, Narrative

by Sue J. Kim

Anger is an emotion that affects everyone regardless of culture, class, race, or gender-but at the same time, being angry always results from the circumstances in which people find themselves. In On Anger, Sue...

The Panza Monologues

by Irma Mayorga, Virginia Grise & Tiffany Ana López

The Panza Monologues is an original solo performance piece based on women's stories about their panzas-tú sabes-that roll of belly we all try to hide. Written, compiled, and collected by Virginia Grise and...

A Saint Is Born in Chima: A Novel

by Manuel Zapata Olivella & Thomas E. Kooreman

When the paralyzed cripple Domingo Vidal is rescued unsinged from a burning house, the people of Chima believe they have witnessed a miracle. Domingo becomes their patron "saint," and tales of his miracles multiply....

The Spectacular City, Mexico, and Colonial Hispanic Literary Culture

by Stephanie Merrim

The Spectacular City, Mexico, and Colonial Hispanic Literary Culture tracks the three spectacular forces of New World literary culture-cities, festivals, and wonder-from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century,...

Notes on Blood Meridian: Revised and Expanded Edition

by John Sepich & Edwin T. Arnold

Blood Meridian (1985), Cormac McCarthy's epic tale of an otherwise nameless "kid" who in his teens joins a gang of licensed scalp hunters whose marauding adventures take place across Texas, Chihuahua, Sonora,...

The Unexamined Orwell

by John Rodden

The year 1984 is just a memory, but the catchwords of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four still routinely pepper public discussions of topics ranging from government surveillance and privacy invasion...

Cormac McCarthy's House: Reading McCarthy Without Walls

by Peter Josyph

Novelist Cormac McCarthy's brilliant and challenging work demands deep engagement from his readers. In Cormac McCarthy's House, author, painter, photographer, and actor-director Peter Josyph draws on a wide...

Twentieth-Century Spanish American Fiction

by Naomi Lindstrom

Spanish American fiction became a world phenomenon in the twentieth century through multilanguage translations of such novels as Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Manuel Puig's Kiss of...

Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa's Life and Work Transformed Our Own

by AnaLouise Keating & Gloria González-López

The inspirational writings of cultural theorist and social justice activist Gloria Anzaldúa have empowered generations of women and men throughout the world. Charting the multiplicity of Anzaldúa's impact...

Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity

by Jonathan Goldman

The phenomenon of celebrity burst upon the world scene about a century ago, as movies and modern media brought exceptional, larger-than-life personalities before the masses. During the same era, modernist authors...