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Soldier for Christ

by John Zeugner

Rector's assistant Owen Mathias, a young and average sensualist, gradually stumbles on the considerable connections his church in Kobe, Japan, has to atrocities committed by Unit 731, Japan's biological warfare...

Get Poor Now, Avoid the Rush

by Seedy Buckberry

It's hard to say, exactly, what's meant by the "modern world," but Henry Buckberry never really hooked into it. Born before the First World War and the oldest boy in a family of thirteen kids, he left the open,...

Spirit Possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou Thought

by Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

This book offers the expert of Haitian studies new perspectives on the imbricated relationship between Caribbean, francophone, and French studies. It also offers the reader unfamiliar with Haiti a comprehensive...

Mark Twain

by Harold H. Kolb

Mark Twain is America’s—perhaps the world’s—best known humorous writer. Yet many commentators in his time and our own have thought of humor as merely an attractive surface feature rather than a crucial...

Yeats, Shakespeare, and Irish Cultural Nationalism

by Oliver Hennessey

This book examines Yeats’s writing about Shakespeare in the contexts of his work on behalf of the Irish Literary Revival and contemporary trends in Shakespeare reception. Yeats’s Shakespearean appropriations...

Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley

Venus of Khala-Kanti is a tale of life-altering loss and mystical recovery. Set in an imaginary West African village that becomes a charming cul-de-sac, the unintended consequence of a national roadwork project...


by N. Thomas Johnson-Medland & Bob Cook

"Duende is that place in us where the two halves of our life are conjoined. It is the place where we go down into the self and gather up that opposing force to our immediate nature. It involves the undoing of...

Another Way

by Kevin Brown

Like many young Christians, Kevin Brown had what he believed to be a strong faith, one that provided answers to all the questions he had and might encounter. He even attended a Christian college and considered...

Deep Wisdom from Shakespeare’s Dramas

by Arjan Plaisier & Steve J. Van der Welle

Arjan Plaisier believes audiences who view Shakespeare performances and readers who study the plays deserve better than some of the recent interpretations of the Bard's work. In their attempt to be "modern,"...

Desire After Affect

by Marie-Luise Angerer & Nicholas Grindell

Desire is a term often used in conjunction with the subject. This desire is directed towards the real, which is defined as the generic core of the linguistic order. As a result of the focus on affect, the three...

Mysticism in Postmodernist Long Poems

by Joe Moffett

Written from a literary critic’s perspective, Mysticism in Postmodernist Long Poems borrows insights from Religious Studies and critical theory to examine the role of spirituality in contemporary poetry, specifically...

Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan

by Esther Cameron

Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan: Roots and Ramifications of the “Meridian” Speech addresses a central problem in the work of a poet who holds a unique position in the intellectual...

Violent Beginnings

by Lucie Knight-Santos

From a colonial campaign that was envisioned by France as the redemption of its Algerian “children" through Western civilization to Algerian Independence that was lived by both parties as a bloody divorce;...

Anglophone-Cameroon Literature

by Emmanuel Fru Doh & Shadrach A. Ambanasom

Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres—poetry, prose, and drama—Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young...

When the Future Disappears

by Janet Poole

Taking a panoramic view of Korea's dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...

The European social charter

by Collectif

The 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter presents the opportunity for a comprehensive and informative review of one of the Council of Europe's fundamental treaties.What are its origins? Which states...

Planting Daisies

by Robin K. Johnson & Ron Clark

Planting Daisies is one of those books in which reader and character become friends in the face of their shared struggles. Personal stories that tell the plight of the women of the Daisy Retreat mirror the emotional...


by Kaethe Schwehn

In August of 2001, Kaethe Schwehn needed her own, personal Eden. She was a twenty-two-year-old trying to come to terms with a failed romance, the dissolution of her parents' marriage, and her own floundering...

Killing the Moonlight

by Jennifer Scappettone

As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian Republic, fantasies...

The Council of Europe and human rights

by Collectif

Just what are your human rights, and how does the Council of Europe protect them? This small book tells the story simply and clearly, making a complicated issue straightforward. It offers examples illustrating...