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Translation

by Susan Bassnett

In a time when millions travel around the planet; some by choice, some driven by economic or political exile, translation of the written and spoken word is of ever increasing importance. This guide presents...


Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

by Mark Twain, Benjamin Griffin & Harriet E., Ms. Smith

Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author's death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the...


Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics

by Mike Madrid & Maria Elena Buszek

A fully illustrated and thrilling look back at the lost supergirls of Golden Age comics


Edward Upward and Left-Wing Literary Culture in Britain

by Benjamin Kohlmann

The first book-length consideration of one of the major British left-wing writers of the twentieth century, this collection positions the life and works of Edward Upward (1903-2009) in the changing artistic,...


The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britain: Publishing and Criticism in the 1960s and 1970s

by Lucy Pearson

Pearson examines British children's literature during the period widely regarded as a 'second golden age', giving particular attention to children's book publishing. Making use of archival resources, she explores...


Caffaro, Genoa and the Twelfth-Century Crusades

by Martin Hall & Jonathan Phillips

This volume is the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The...


A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

by Tom Nissley & Joanna Neborsky

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of...


The Antinomies Of Realism

by Fredric Jameson

The Antinomies of Realism is a history ofthe nineteenth-century realist novel and its legacy told without a glimmer of nostalgia for artistic achievements that the movement of history makes it impossible to...


Chester Brown: Conversations

by Dominick Grace & Eric Hoffman

The early 1980s saw a revolution in mainstream comics--in subject matter, artistic integrity, and creators' rights--as new methods of publishing and distribution broadened the possibilities. Among those artists...


C.S. Lewis's Perelandra: Reshaping the Image of the Cosmos

by Judith Wolfe & Brendan Wolfe

The first single-volume study of an important Lewis novelC. S. Lewis considered his novel Perelandra (1943) among his best works. A triumph of imaginative science fiction, Perelandra-the second volume of Lewis's...


The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong: The Autobiographical Writings of a Crown Princess of Eighteenth-Century Korea

by JaHyun Kim Haboush

Lady Hyegyong's memoirs, which recount the chilling murder of her husband by his father, form one of the best known and most popular classics of Korean literature. From 1795 until 1805 Lady Hyegyong composed...


Discover Life Through the Ages: A Carnegie Activity Book

by Laura C. Beattie

An engrossing mix of games, brainteasers, and stories makes learning the basics of natural science and history fun.


The Distant Mirror: Reflections on Young Adult Historical Fiction

by Joanne Brown & St. Nancy Clair

Young adult historical fiction brings the past alive through stories of adventure, suspense, and mystery. The genre is both complex and controversial, encompassing novels that range from romance and fantasy...


Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

by Jennie Chapman

It is the not-too-distant future, and the rapture has occurred. Every born-again Christian on the planet has, without prior warning, been snatched from the earth to meet Christ in the heavens, while all those...


Ian Hamilton Collected Poems

by Ian Hamilton & Alan Jenkins

A professional man of letters - critic, editor, biographer - though never a professional poet, Ian Hamilton (1938-2001) referred to his poems as 'miraculous lyrical arrivals', and he bided their time with exemplary...


The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition (The Annotated Books)

by Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel & Martin Gardner

The culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, The Annotated Alice is a landmark event in the rich history of Lewis Carroll and cause to celebrate the remarkable career of Martin Gardner.

For over half a century,...


Sacramental Shopping: Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, and the Spirit of Modern Consumerism

by Sarah Way Sherman

Illuminates modern consumer culture and its challenges to American identity and values in two classic novels


Willa Cather In Europe: Her Own Story of the First Journey

by Willa Cather

“Not often are we given an opportunity to observe a great American writer arrive for the first time in the Old World from the New, there to record first impressions spontaneously, as they came, subject to...


Willa Cather On Writing

by Willa Cather

"Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created." This famous observation appears inWilla Cather on Writing, a collection of essays and letters first...


The Journals of Sylvia Plath

by Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes

Sylvia Plath began keeping a diary as a young child. By the time she was at Smith College, when this book begins, she had settled into a nearly daily routine with her journal, which was also a sourcebook for...