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Valentio Di'Buondelmonte: A Tragedy in Five Acts

by Haig Khatchadourian & Roy Arthur Swanson

Valentio Di' Buondelmonte is a Tragedy in Five Acts, in two Parts, based on tragic historical events in Florence, Italy, in 1215 A.D. Part I consists of the Tragedy in Elizabethan English, in blank verse; Part...


A Windfall Homestead: The Life and Times of Henry Buckberry, with Two Introductions by Efrazima Fiddlehead plus an Afterword and Henry Buckberry's Obi

by Seedy Buckberry

In volume one of Henry Buckberry's stories (Get Poor Now, Avoid the Rush), we followed Henry from his early childhood in central North Dakota to the dark, dangerous woods of northern Wisconsin. Get Poor Now...


A Complete Identity: The Youthful Hero in the Work of G. A. Henty and George MacDonald

by Rachel E. Johnson & Jean Webb

This book offers an examination of the hero figure in the work of G. A. Henty (1832-1902) and George MacDonald (1824-1905) and a reassessment of oppositional critiques of their writing. It demonstrates the complementary...


Megalies: A Memoir

by Lodovico Balducci

Make it up, dammit! Just lie! How can you expect to become a physician if you don't learn how to lie? I used to recommend to junior medical students the first day they walked into a ward. I shared the wisdom...


When the Eternal Can Be Met: The Bergsonian Theology of Time in the Works of C. S. Lewis, T. S. Eliot, and W. H. Auden

by Corey Latta

When the Eternal Can Be Met excavates the philosophy behind the theology of the twentieth century's most prominent Christian writers: C. S. Lewis, T. S. Eliot, and W. H. Auden. These three literary giants converted...


Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions

by Stacy Takacs

Interrogating Popular Culture: Key Questions offers an accessible introduction to the study of popular culture, both historical and contemporary. Beginning from the assumption that cultural systems are dynamic,...


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...


Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Powers of Fiction

by Julio Ortega

Together with the late Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, the 1982 Nobel laureate, stands at the pinnacle of Latin American literature. His work, in the words of Julio Ortega, "contains its own 'deconstructive'...


The Dissenting Voice: The New Essay of Spanish America, 1960-1985

by Martin S. Stabb

Political, social, and aesthetic change marked Latin American society in the years between 1960 and 1985. In this book, Martin Stabb explores how these changes made their way into the essayistic writings of...


Australian Voices: Writers and Their Work

by Ray Willbanks

Contemporary Australian fiction is attracting a world audience, particularly in the United States, where a growing readership eagerly awaits new works. In Australian Voices, Ray Willbanks goes beyond the books...


Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts

by Frederick Luis Aldama

Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts brings together in one volume cutting-edge research that turns to recent findings in cognitive and neurobiological sciences, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and...