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Why Read the Classics?

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.


Medievalism: Key Critical Terms

by Elizabeth Emery & Richard Utz

The discipline of medievalism has produced a great deal of scholarship acknowledging the "makers" of the Middle Ages: those who re-discovered the period from 500 to 1500 by engaging with its cultural works,...


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...


Writing Europe

by Ursula Keller

Democracy thrives on social dialogue and collective search for solution. As a forum for new ideas and impulses the Körber-Foundation seeks with its projects to involve citizens actively in social discourses....


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.


Ivanov

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 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 Literary Criticism of Frank Norris

by Donald Pizer

All of American author Frank Norris's significant critical writings have been compiled in this book, including his articles for the San Francisco Wave during 1896-1897 and selections from his "Weekly Letter"...


The Modernist Movement in Brazil: A Literary Study

by John Nist

"Ask an authority on Brazilian culture what he considers to be the most significant artistic event in Brazil during this century," observes John Nist, "and he will quickly reply, 'The Modern Art Week Exhibition,...


First World War Plays: Night Watches, Mine Eyes Have Seen, Tunnel Trench, Post Mortem, Oh What A Lovely War, The Accrington Pals, Sea and Land and Sky

by Mark Rawlinson

The First World War (1914�1918) marked a turning point in modern history and culture and its literary legacy is vast: poetry, fiction and memoirs abound. But the drama of the period is rarely recognised, with...


Computer Games and Technical Communication: Critical Methods and Applications at the Intersection

by Jennifer deWinter & Ryan M. Moeller

Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline...


Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

by Lauren McGuire Jennings

Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in late medieval Italy through a fresh evaluation of more than 50 literary sources transmitting Trecento song texts. These manuscripts have been long...


The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination

by Wallace Stevens

The Necessary Angel

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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...


The Bhagavad Gita (Norton Critical Editions)

by Charles Martin & Gavin Flood

“A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.”

–Daniel Gold, Cornell University

“Here’s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship...


The Underdogs (Norton Critical Editions)

by Mariano Azuela, Anna More & Ilan Stavans

Mariano Azuela’s classic novel of the Mexican Revolution is now available as a Norton Critical Edition. Los de abajo (The Underdogs) is Mariano Azuela’s unforgettable novel of the Mexican Revolution (1910–17)....


Faulkner's Marginal Couple: Invisible, Outlaw, and Unspeakable Communities

by John N. Duvall

Is William Faulkner's fiction built on a fundamental dichotomy of outcast individual versus the healthy agrarian community? The New Critics of the 1930s advanced this view, and it has shaped much Faulkner criticism....


Shakespeare's Grammatical Style: A Computer-assisted Analysis of Richard II and Anthony and Cleopatra

by Dolores M. Burton

Shakespeare's Grammatical Style is the first full-scale, systematic study using an examination of Shakespeare's syntax as a key to the interpretation of his work. Dolores M. Burton presents information on the...


The Sign in Music and Literature

by Wendy Steiner

The notion of semiotics as a universal language that can encompass any object of perception makes it the focus of a revolutionary field of inquiry, the semiotics of art. This volume represents a unique gathering...


Arun Kolatkar and Literary Modernism in India: Moving Lines

by Laetitia Zecchini

In this first scholarly work on India's great modern poet, Laetitia Zecchini outlines a story of literary modernism in India and discusses the traditions, figures and events that inspired and defined Arun Kolatkar....