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Framing Elizabethan Fictions: Contemporary Approaches to Early Modern Narrative Prose

by Constance C Relihan

Literary historians have been giving increased attention to texts that have hitherto been largely ignored. The works of women, the disenfranchised, and commoners have all benefitted from such critical analysis....


The Mask and the Quill: Actress-Writers in Germany from Enlightenment to Romanticism

by Mary Helen Dupree

In the last three decades of the eighteenth century, a small but significant number of German actresses, including Sophie Albrecht (1757-1840), Marianne Ehrmann (1755-1795) and Elise BYrger (1769-1833), began...


Cosmographical Glasses: Geographic Discourse, Gender?

by Constance C Relihan

In Cosmographic Glasses Constance Relihan examines the ways in which sixteenth-century English texts traveler's reports, ethnographic studies, and geographic guides provide the foundation for how fictional prose...


Fashioning Authority: The Development of Elizabethan Novelistic Discourse

by Constance C Relihan

Various factors in late 16th-century England contributed to an environment more hospitable to prose fiction than had existed previously-among them, changes in educational opportunities, socioeconomic structures,...


Melville and the Visual Arts: Ionian Form, Venetian Tint

by Douglas Robillard

Throughout his professional life, Herman Melville displayed a keen interest in the visual arts. He alluded to works of art to embellish his poems and novels and made substantial use of the technique of ekphrasis,...


The Self as Muse: Narcissism and Creativity in the German Imagination 1750-1830

by Alexander Mathas, Richard Block & Fritz Breithaupt

While there are countless philosophical and psychological studies that focus on sources of the self, narcissism - the creation of an ideal image of the self and the vain attempt to merge with it - has found...


On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose

by Theodore Roethke & Carolyn Kizer

Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.


Secrets of Inferno: In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown

by Dan Burstein & Arne de Keijzer

SECRETS OF INFERNO is a reader's guide to the journey Dan Brown took us all on in INFERNO. The book gives readers the “back story” on particular plot points, Dante references, symbols, historical events,...


Daddy Was a Number Runner

by Louise Meriwether & James Baldwin

New edition of "a tough, tender, bitter novel of a black girl struggling toward womanhood."


Fault Lines: A Memoir (2nd Edition)

by Meena Alexander & Ngugi wa Thiong'o

This Indian American writer builds upon her acclaimed memoir, named a PW Best Book for 1993.


Paratexts: Introductions to Science Fiction and Fantasy

by James Gunn

In the mid-1980s, Easton Press began publishing a series of leather-bound collector editions called “Masterpieces of Science Fiction,” and “Masterpieces of Fantasy,” which featured some of the most important...


Behind the Curtain: Selected Fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien, 1853-1860

by Wayne R. Kime

Behind the Curtain re-introduces the fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien to modern readers by presenting fourteen of his works, five here reprinted for the first time, that together suggest the development and range...


Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda-Setting in American and British Speculative Fiction

by Charles E. Gannon

This provocative and unique work reveals the remarkably influential role of futuristic literature on contemporary political power in America. Tracing this phenomenon from its roots in Victorian Britain, Gannon...


French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race

by Tyler Stovall & Van Den Georges Abbeele

French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture...


What W. H. Auden Can Do for You

by Alexander Mccall Smith

When facing a moral dilemma, Isabel Dalhousie--Edinburgh philosopher, amateur detective, and title character of a series of novels by best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith--often refers to the great twentieth-century...


The Devil Finds Work

by James Baldwin

James Baldwin At The Movies...  Provocative, timeless, brilliant.

Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man...  These are the...


Language Alone: The Critical Fetish of Modernity

by Geoffrey Galt Harpham

How did the concept of language come to dominate modern intellectual history? In Language Alone, Geoffrey Galt Harpham provides at once the most comprehensive survey and most telling critique of the pervasive...


Modern Honor: A Philosophical Defense

by Anthony Cunningham

This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor's rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor's influence, but...


Pablo Neruda and the U.S. Culture Industry

by Teresa Longo

In this compelling collection, Teresa Longo gathers a diverse group of critical and poetic voices to analyze the politics of packaging and marketing Neruda and Latin American poetry in general in the United...


Jewish Writers of Latin America: A Dictionary

by Darrell B. Lockhart

Jewish writing has only recently begun to be recognized as a major cultural phenomenon in Latin American literature. Nevertheless, the majority of students and even Latin American literary specialists, remain...