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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...


Our Joyce: From Outcast to Icon

by Joseph Kelly

James Joyce began his literary career as an Irishman writing to protest the deplorable conditions of his native country. Today, he is an icon in a field known as "Joyce studies." Our Joyce explores this amazing...


Pericles on Stage: Political Comedy in Aristophanes' Early Plays

by Michael Vickers

Since the eighteenth century, classical scholars have generally agreed that the Greek playwright Aristophanes did not as a matter of course write "political" plays. Yet, according to an anonymous Life of Aristophanes,...


Tolstoy's 'What Is Art?'

by Terry Diffey

With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy's reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces,...


Tolstoy

by Ernest Joseph Simmons

Tolstoy's fame as one of the world's greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study,...


Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolaño: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolaño

by Laura Barberán Reinares

At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations...


Women of Color: Mother-Daughter Relationships in 20th-Century Literature

by Elizabeth Brown-Guillory

"There is no other study that I know of which considers mother-daughter relationships in the literatures of such diverse non-European cultures." -Violet H. Bryan, Associate Professor of English, Xavier University...


Joyce's Web: The Social Unraveling of Modernism

by Margot Norris

James Joyce has long been viewed as a literary modernist who helped define and uphold modernism's fundamental concepts of the artist as martyr to bourgeois sensibilities and of an idealistic faith in artistic...


The Colombian Novel, 1844-1987

by Raymond Leslie Williams

Novels such as One Hundred Years of Solitude have awakened English-language readers to the existence of Colombian literature in recent years, but Colombia has a well-established literary tradition that far predates...


Migrant Song: Politics and Process in Contemporary Chicano Literature

by Teresa McKenna

Migration and continuity have shaped both the Chicano people and their oral and written literature. In this pathfinding study of Chicano literature, Teresa McKenna specifically explores how these works arise...


Politics, Gender, and the Mexican Novel, 1968-1988: Beyond the Pyramid

by Cynthia Steele

The student massacre at Tlatelolco in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, marked the beginning of an era of rapid social change in Mexico. In this illuminating study, Cynthia Steele explores how the writers of the...