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Six Sundays toward a Seventh: Spiritual Poems by Sydney Lea

by Sydney Lea

These poems--selected from the award-winning poet's output over four decades--more explicitly than any of his prior volumes address the centrality of Christian vision to his aims and aspirations. Lea looks unflinchingly...


Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll: My Life on Record

by Joel Heng Hartse

If this book moves, I hope it moves in the way pop songs do. There will be a lot of talk about songs, but inasmuch as this is a book about listening to music, it's also about how listening to music makes us...


The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000

by Martin Amis

Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum,...


Tolstoy: An Approach Bound with Dostoevsky: A Study

by Janko Lavrin

This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a...


Tolstoi: The Teacher

by Charles-Baudouin

The author states here that Tolstoy was a great educator and his views on education were ingenious and profound. Despite being a great artist, Tolstoy also had pedagogic method and drew abundantly on the stores...


Through All the Plain

by Benjamin John Peters

We kill. We come home. We move on. But the violence haunts. And then it questions. Was I justified in Iraq? Is there meaning in violence? For some, the answer comes easily. For others, one question leads to...


King Saul

by John C. Holbert

King Saul is based on the Biblical story of the first king of Israel. It retells the story in a fresh way, offering new looks at the three major characters--Saul, Samuel, and David--and the events that brought...


Still Working It Out: Poems

by Brad Davis

In various voices and with a range of strategies, these poems speak of and into the collisions we experience day in and day out--collisions with nature, art, language, religion, family, imagination, new and...


Food for Jackals: Three Short Novels

by John Zeugner

These novellas track three meaning-making, moral skirmishes: a thickening tennis pro on the Florida-New York teaching circuit grapples with weakening personal commitments and a fading serve; a dispirited short-term...


His Real Life

by Catherine Hoffmann

His Real Life is about the young life of the West's dominant figure, Jesus of Nazareth. Its focus is on his central desire to live a full human life on earth, not only as his parents' loving child and as a son...


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 Buckb

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,...