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Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

by Mariam Konaté Deme

Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African literary aesthetics. This book revises traditional literary canons in examining the social, cultural and emotional specificity...


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...


Literary Rivals: Feuds and Antagonisms in the World of Books

by Richard Bradford

Novelists, poets and playwrights live double lives, sharing the real world with everyone else while spending a good deal of time in a universe of their own making. When they fall out with each other, they are...


A Short History of Ireland's Writers

by A. Norman Jeffares & Muriel Bolger

An introduction to all the leading Irish writers and some of the lesser known playwrights, novelists, short story writers, poets, placing them in context and providing a list of their works. Commentaries give...


Facing the Fiend: Satan as a Literary Character

by Eva Marta Baillie

Satan is not a theological concept, but a literary character. Systematic and pastoral theology struggles with the existence of Satan and at the same time, the devil inspires authors, poets, artists, and musicians--his...


Runagates in Scarceness: A Holy Mystery

by O.C., Jr. Edwards

Runagates in Scarceness tells of a murder that took place in a fictitious Episcopal seminary in Indiana during the Vietnam War. The victim is a student there who represented the flower-child movement of the...


The Rabbi of Worms

by M. K. Hammond & Eric M. Meyers

Six-year-old Josef is tormented by bullies. He is rescued from his misery by an older boy, Mosche, who lives in the Jewish quarter of Worms, a city on the Rhein River. The two boys and Mosche's sister Miriam...


Sound Bites: A Novel about Politics and the Media

by Victor L. Cahn

The absurdities of contemporary politics and culture are lampooned in this unique and biting novel, composed entirely of media sound bites. Here are the voices of our time: politicians, reporters, pundits, and...


The Broken Circle

by David P. Bridges

Dr./Major Breathed chooses the cause of the Confederacy over medicine but will that decision cost him the love of his life? James is swept away into a war created by divisions between the northern and southern...


Renunciation: A Novel

by John D. Barbour

Traveling in New Mexico in 1971, Will George converts to Bhakti Dharma, a new religious movement influenced by Hinduism and Sikh tradition. Returning to his home in Minnesota, he renounces his previous life,...


My Father the Immigrant: In the Light of Love

by Michael H. Mitias

This novel is the story of an immigrant, Mikha Midas, who came to the U.S. in quest of a life animated by the ideals of love, justice, freedom, and peace; of a romantic whose will to love never weakens in spite...