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  • Russian Formalist Criticismby Lee T. Lemon; Marion J. Reis; Gary Saul Morson

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 20.00

    The Russian formalists emerged from the Russian Revolution with ideas about the independence of literature. They enjoyed that independence until Stalin shut them down. By then, however, they had produced essays that remain among the best defenses ever written for both literature and its theory. Included here are four essays representing key points... more...

  • Imagining Culture (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathan Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Imagining Culture, first published in 1996, discusses literature as a whole rather than a partisan interest in those who are in or out of favour, and how that literature relates to other arts as well as to philosophical, historical, and cultural contexts. This title will be of interest to students of literature and cultural studies. more...

  • Whose Cosmopolitanism?by Nina Glick Schiller; Andrew Irving

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or vision of cosmopolitanism is being described and for whose purposes? In response, this volume... more...

  • A Great Conspiracy against Our Raceby Peter G. Vellon

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Racial history has always been the thorn in America?s side, with a swath of injustices?slavery, lynching, segregation, and many other ills?perpetrated against black people. This very history is complicated by, and also dependent on, what constitutes a white person in this country. Many of the European immigrant groups now considered white have also... more...

  • War and Peaceby Joelle Herr

    Running Press 2014; US$ 5.95

    Undeniably epic in scale, Tolstoy?s masterpiece has intimidated readers since it was published in 1869—until now. This deluxe mini edition makes this massive yet masterful work accessible to readers, who can get to know the greatest novel ever written in just one sitting. It includes comprehensive summaries of each book of War and Peace along with... more...

  • Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literatureby Chris Brawley; Donald E. Palumbo; C. W. Sullivan III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book makes connections between mythopoeic fantasy--works which engage the numinous--and the critical apparatuses of ecocriticism and posthumanism. Drawing from the ideas of Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy, mythopoeic fantasy is a means of subverting normative modes of perception to both encounter the numinous and to challenge the perceptions... more...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 13.32

    On 20 September 1940, Paul Rosenberg disembarked in New York, just one of hundreds of tired Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his celebrated Paris gallery, Paul had managed to save his family; his paintings weren't all so fortunate. Some - the Picassos at MoMA's first retrospective - were already safely abroad. But dozens of works... more...

  • The Consolations of Writingby Rivkah Zim

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought.... more...

  • Facing the Fiendby Eva Marta Baillie

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    With the preponderance of visual imagery in our late modern period, why is it the literary Satan keeps emerging? And what can the literary figure of Satan contribute to the understanding of evil? Eva Marta Baillie argues that the literary is the only means by which Satan can survive, and that as a result of the changing literary (and cultural, philosophical,... more...

  • Insulting the Public?by Peter J. Anderson; Tony Weymouth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 86.95

    Insulting the Public? examines the way in which the European Union and issues relating to it are represented to the public. Combining theoretical and empirical research, the text explores and provides an assessment of the performance of the British Press in its representation of the European Union in the period immediately preceding the General Election... more...