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Voices of Exile in Contemporary Canadian Francophone Literature

by F. Elizabeth Dahab

Over the last four decades, the largest French-speaking state in North America, QuZbec, has nested more than a dozen vibrant modes of French expression created by members of the varied cultural communities that...

Hold Fast the Mountain Pass: A Work of Historical Fiction about the Life and World of Nikos Kazantzakis

by Theodora Vasils

This book narrates Kazantzakis' life -- his poverty, his life in exile, his struggle as a writer groping for a 'voice,' and describes the conditions under which that voice brought forth the prolific range of...

Immigration Narratives in Young Adult Literature

by Joanne Brown

This volume examines novels, short stories, and memoirs that portray the various aspects of the immigrant experience. It also explores how such works depict the causes of immigration, the immigrants' journey,...

Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand

by H. Faye Christenberry

This book is a research guide to the literatures of Australia and New Zealand. It contains references to many different types of resources, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting...

John Marsden: Darkness, Shadow, and Light

by John Noell Moore

John Marsden is the best known of all contemporary Australian writers for young adults. A master storyteller, Marsden's 7-volume Tomorrow Series has become a landmark in Australian YA fiction, capturing the...

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

by Richard Young

The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of...

Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature

by Emer O'Sullivan

The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary...

Globalizing the Postcolony: Contesting Discourses of Gender and Development in Francophone Africa

by Claire H. Griffiths

Globalizing the Postcolony: Contesting Discourses of Gender and Development in Francophone Africa is a study of development in the former French colonies of West Africa. It takes as its starting point the international...

Essays in the Art of Writing

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Although several of Robert Louis Stevenson's major works -- Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -- have been enshrined in the Western canon of popular literature, these novels...

Historical Dictionary of German Literature to 1945

by William Grange

The history of this period in German literature is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, a comprehensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on poetry, novels,...

The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

by Aidan Wasley

W. H. Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work--it changed the course of American poetry itself. The Age of Auden takes, for the...

T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition

by Benjamin G. Lockerd, Hazel Atkins & Anderson D. Araujo

Many studies of Eliot's writings have mentioned his religious beliefs, but most have failed to give the topic due weight, and many have misunderstood or misrepresented his faith. T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition...

Augustine's "Confessions": A Biography

by Garry Wills

In this brief and incisive book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the story of the Confessions--what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it asks to be read, and the many ways it has been...

Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

by Oren Izenberg

"Because I am not silent," George Oppen wrote, "the poems are bad." What does it mean for the goodness of an art to depend upon its disappearance? In Being Numerous, Oren Izenberg offers a new way to understand...

Key Terms in Literary Theory

by Mary Klages

Students of literature, film and cultural studies need to understand key theoretical terms and concepts but often find it hard to get to grips with exactly what they mean. This book provides precise definitions...

Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed

by William O. Stephens

This book is a clear and concise introduction to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. His one major surviving work, often titled 'meditations' but literally translated simply as 'to himself', is a series...

Reimagining the Caribbean: Conversations among the Creole, English, French, and Spanish Caribbean

by Joseph Cantave, Sandra Cypess & Valérie Orlando

This volume brings together scholars working in different languages—Creole, French, English, Spanish—and modes of cultural production—literature, art, film, music—to suggest how best to model courses...

CliffsNotes on Northup¿s 12 Years a Slave

by Mike Nappa

CliffsNotes on Solomon Northup's memoir Twelve Years a Slave, now adapted to film and winner of an Academy Award for Best Picture, includes summaries and analyses of this riveting memoir and a comparison of...

Creators of Science Fiction

by Brian Stableford, Robert A. Heinlein & Jules Verne

Well-known critic and novelist Brian Stableford here discusses the writers, editors, and publishers who helped create the modern genre of science fiction: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Camille...

The Bruce

by John Barbour

Edited and introduced by A.A.M. Duncan. A! Fredome is a noble thing Fredome mays man to haiff liking Fredome all solace to man giffis He levys at es that frely levys These are some of the most famous lines in...