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Manga's Cultural Crossroads

by Jaqueline Berndt & Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga's culturalization is related to its globalization....


The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights

by Tom Adler, Scott Cummings & Jochen Achilles

This is an authoritative single-volume guide to the work of twenty-five American playwrights from the 1960s to the present written by a team of twenty-five eminent scholars from the USA, Canada, Britain, Germany...


Impressions of Southern Italy: British Travel Writing from Henry Swinburne to Norman Douglas

by Sharon Ouditt

Naples was conventionally the southernmost stop of the Grand Tour beyond which, it was assumed, lay violent disorder: earthquakes, malaria, bandits, inhospitable inns, few roads and appalling food. On the other...


Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

by Alexander Bogdanov, Loren R. Graham & Richard Stites

"[A] surprisingly moving story." -The New Yorker

"Bogdanov's novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution...


Feminine Figurae: Representations of Gender in Religious Texts by Medieval German Women Writers, 1100-1475

by Rebecca L.R. Garber

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


John Cassian and the Reading of Egyptian Monastic Culture

by Steven D. Driver

This book examines the method of meditative reading encouraged by John Cassian (c. 360-435) in his ascetic writings, the bulk of which are fictive dialogues that purportedly record the instruction he had received...


Unusable Past

by Russell J. Reising

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Pynchon and History: Metahistorical Rhetoric and Postmodern Narrative Form in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon

by Shawn SMITH

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern

by William Slocombe

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Saracens and the Making of English Identity: The Auchinleck Manuscript

by Siobhain Bly Calkin

This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West. Specifically, the book studies depictions of Muslims in England during...


Glossaries of Americanisms V

by Daniel R Davis

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Settler's Plot: How Stories Take Place in New Zealand

by Alex Calder

A study of the relationship between writing, place, and the history of the Pakeha/European settlement in New Zealand, this book explores the most frequently chosen settings in classic New Zealand literature—the...


The Frame Function: An Inside-Out Guide to the Novels of Janet Frame

by Jan Cronin

From Owls do Cry to The Carpathians, the novels of Janet Frame have challenged our understanding of what fiction does. In The Frame Function, Jan Cronin traces the operation of a prescriptive authorial presence...


The Commonplace Book: A Writer's Journey Through Quotations

by Elizabeth Smither

A repository for a personal collection of quotations, scraps, pensées, and poems, this compilation offers keen insight into the influences and inspirations of a writer, namely Elizabeth Smither. There are no...


The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature

by Jane Stafford & Mark Williams

From the earliest records of exploration and encounter to the globalized, multicultural present, this compilation features New Zealand’s major writing, from Polynesian mythology to the Yates’ Garden Guide,...


Women's University Fiction, 1880-1945

by Anna Bogen

The rise of the middle classes brought a sharp increase in the number of young men and women able to attend university. Developing in the wake of this increase, the university novel often centred on male undergraduates...


Self-Control: by Mary Brunton

by Anthony Mandal

Self-Control (1811) was a literary sensation, going into four editions in its first year. The first novelist to set her story against a strong Scottish background, Brunton set the scene for other writers such...


Lady Baltimore

by Owen Wister

The classic novel of post-Civil War Charleston life, a portrayal of the process of healing the wounds of war through reconciliation between Northerners and Southerners on a personal, not political, level. Southern...


CliffsNotes on Collins' Catching Fire

by Bridget Feeney

This Lit Note from the experts at CliffsNotes on Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy, includes plot summaries and commentaries, and character analyses on this best-selling...


CliffsNotes Vonnegut's Major Works

by Thomas R. Holland

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Major Works includes brief analyses of some of Vonnegut's most-read literary works, including Cat's Cradle; Breakfast of Champions; Slaughterhouse-Five; and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater...