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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...

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...

Soldier for Christ: A Novel

by John Zeugner

Rector's assistant Owen Mathias, a young and average sensualist, gradually stumbles on the considerable connections his church in Kobe, Japan, has to atrocities committed by Unit 731, Japan's biological warfare...

Get Poor Now, Avoid the Rush: The Life and Times of Henry Buckberry

by Seedy Buckberry

It's hard to say, exactly, what's meant by the modern world, but Henry Buckberry never really hooked into it. Born before the First World War and the oldest boy in a family of thirteen kids, he left the open,...

Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative

by Alessandro Barchiesi, Ilaria Marchesi & Philip Hardie

The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. Homeric Effects in Vergil’s Narrative is the first English...

Performatively Speaking: Speech and Action in Antebellum American Literature

by Debra J. Rosenthal

In Performatively Speaking, Debra Rosenthal draws on speech act theory to open up the current critical conversation about antebellum American fiction and culture and to explore what happens when writers use...

Today the Struggle: Literature and Politics in England during the Spanish Civil War

by Katharine Bail Hoskins

Many writers, from Aristophanes to Joseph Heller, have written about politics. But at certain periods in history, often at times of conflict and turmoil, writers have consciously used their literary talents...

Alejo Carpentier: The Pilgrim at Home

by Roberto González Echevarría

Alejo Carpentier was one of the greatest Latin American novelists of the twentieth century, as well as a musicologist, journalist, cultural promoter, and diplomat. His fictional world issues from an encyclopedic...

Mario Vargas Llosa: A Life of Writing

by Raymond Leslie Williams

Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010 at the age of seventy-four, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has held pivotal roles in the evolution and revolutions of modern Latin American literature. Perhaps surprisingly,...

raúlrsalinas and the Jail Machine: My Weapon Is My Pen

by Raúl Salinas & Louis G. Mendoza

Raúl R. Salinas is regarded as one of today's most important Chicano poets and human rights activists, but his passage to this place of distinction took him through four of the most brutal prisons in the country....

Prophet in the Wilderness: The Works of Ezequiel Martínez Estrada

by Peter G. Earle

A universal test of great writers is the quality of their response to the human dilemma. Prophet in the Wilderness traces the development of that response in the works of the Argentine writer Ezequiel Martínez...

The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...

The Black Pacific Narrative: Geographic Imaginings of Race and Empire between the World Wars

British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730

by Margarette Lincoln

This book shows how pirates were portrayed in their own time, in trial reports, popular prints, novels, legal documents, sermons, ballads and newspaper accounts. It examines how attitudes towards them changed...

Enhancing the Doctoral Experience: A Guide for Supervisors and their International Students

by Steve Hutchinson, Helen Lawrence & Dave Filipovic-Carter

One of the major intangible benefits associated with the postgraduate research experience is precisely that: the experience. For many doctoral students that experience is shaped by their relationship with and...

The First Poets: Lives of the Ancient Greek Poets

by Michael Schmidt

A dazzling literary exploration by acclaimed poet and critic Michael Schmidt, The First Poets brings to life for the general reader the great Greek poets who gave our poetic tradition its first bearings and...

Where Have You Been?

by Michael Hofmann

An adventure with a roving genius of literary criticism

Michael Hofmann—poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond—has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely...

Extravagant Postcolonialism: Modernism and Modernity in Anglophone Fiction, 1958-1988

by Brian T. May

Brian T. May argues that, contrary to widely held assumptions of postcolonial literary criticism, a distinctive subset of postcolonial novels significantly values and scrupulously explores a healthy individuality....