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How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

by John Timberman Newcomb

How a handful of little magazines reshaped the landscape of American poetry


The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle

by Peter L. P. Simpson

Among the works on ethics in the Aristotelian corpus, there is no serious dispute among scholars that the Eudemian Ethics is authentic. The Eudemian Ethics is increasingly read and used by scholars as a useful...


Evelyn Waugh: Fictions, Faith and Family

by Michael G. Brennan

Evelyn Waugh: Fictions, Faith and Family is a wide-ranging survey of the prolific literary career of one of the most popular English writers of the 20th century. Michael G. Brennan here identifies three major...


Walter Scott and Contemporary Theory

by Evan Gottlieb

A bestselling author in his own time and long after, Sir Walter Scott was not only a writer of thrilling tales of romance and adventure but also an insightful historical thinker and literary craftsman. Over...


Reading New India: Post-Millennial Indian Fiction in English

by E. Dawson Varughese

Reading New India is an insightful exploration of contemporary Indian writing in English. Exploring the work of such writers as Aravind Adiga (author of the Man-Booker Prize winning White Tiger), Usha K.R. and...


The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud

by Henry Miller

This study is not literary criticism but a fascinating chapter in Miller's own spiritual autobiography.The social function of the creative personality is a recurrent theme with Henry Miller, and this book is...


The Book on the Bookshelf

by Henry Petroski

From the author of the highly praised The Pencil and The Evolution of Useful Things comes another captivating history of the seemingly mundane: the book and its storage.

Most of us take for granted that our books...


The New Ray Bradbury Review Number 1 2008

by William E. Touponce

An annual dedicated to the life and writings of one of America's most prolific and popular authors. Like its pioneering predecessor, the one-volume review published in 1952 by William F. Nolan, The New Ray Bradbury...


The Science of Science Fiction Writing

by James Gunn

Written by one of the leading authorities on writing, publishing and teaching science fiction, The Science of Science Fiction Writing offers the opportunity to share in the knowledge James Gunn has acquired...


Kavnaugh: A Tale

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Jean Downey

Longfellow's last excursion into prose fiction, Kavanaugh is a village tale that has all the ingredients of a good New England recipe. Simply a delightful, charming account of a small world within itself; a...


Building New Worlds, 1946-1959: The Carnell Era, Volume One

by John Boston & Damien Broderick

Building New Worlds is a history of a pivotal decades-long episode in the birth and growth of today's science fiction. Enthralling and amusing, it's written with affection and wit. This is no dry, modishly theorized...


Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Impresario in Political and Cultural Context

by Jack DeRochi & Daniel Ennis

This collection reinvigorates Sheridan studies by presenting his spectacular life and extraordinary works in the intricate political, social, and cultural context of Georgian London. The author of The Rivals,...


Chris Crutcher: A Stotan for Young Adults

by Bryan Gillis & Pam B. Cole

Chris Crutcher is a literary icon in the field of young adult literature. In this book, Gillis and Cole examine the life, career, and works of this young adult advocate. This volume opens with a never-before-published...


The Gate

by Natsume Soseki, William F. Sibley & Pico Iyer

An NYRB Calssics Original

A humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of Tokyo. Resigned, following years of exile and misfortune, to the bitter consequences of having married...


Christian Reading Companion for 50 Classics

by James P. Stobaugh

Reading and understanding the classics is important for college preparation, as well as for personal enjoyment. With the Christian Reading Companion for 50 Classics you can gain a deeper understanding of them...


Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

by Nicholson Baker

The ostensible purpose of a library is to preserve the printed word. But for fifty years our country’s libraries–including the Library of Congress–have been doing just the opposite, destroying hundreds...


Judaism Defined: Mattathias and the Destiny of His People

by Benjamin Edidin Scolnic

This book explores the story of Mattathias in 1Maccabees and asserts that Mattathias defined Judaism and Jewishness for his time. Mattathias's actions of zealous violence, as controversial as they were viewed...


Conceptions of Happiness

by Ignacio L. Götz

This book presents the thesis that happiness does not mean just one thing but many, and that these many meanings have been studied, described, argued, and practiced throughout the centuries in many climes and...


New Aphorisms & Reflections: Third Series

by Steven Carter

This book is the sixth volume in a sequence which began with 222: Aphorisms & Reflections, featuring more than 450 entries, some autobiographical. Like its predecessors, New Aphorisms & Reflections includes...


Urn Burial (New Directions Pearls)

by Thomas Browne & W. G. Sebald

Urn Burial, one of the most influential essays in Western literature, is now available as a New Directions Pearl. Hydriotaphia, or Urn Burial, is one of the pinnacles of Renaissance scholarship and without doubt...