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  • Part of Our Livesby Wayne A. Wiegand

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Part of Our Lives challenges the conventional idea that public libraries are valuable mostly because they are essential to democracy. Instead, this book uses the voices of generations of public library users to argue that Americans have loved their libraries for the useful information they make accessible; the public spaces they provide; and the... more...

  • Why Has Development Neglected Rural Women?by Nici Nelson

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 31.95

    Why Has Development Neglected Rural Women?: A Review of the South Asian Literature reviews literatures about the role of women in rural development in South Asia. The book details the concept of development and the importance of considering the role of women in development. Next, the selection discusses the extant literature on women's roles in rural... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Blake Criticismby Joseph P. Natoli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    First published in 1982 this book provides a bibliography of commentary, criticism, and scholarship on the works of William Blake. It covers the period from Northrop Frye?s Fearful Symmetry in 1947 to 1980. The criticism is organised according to eleven classifications in order to help direct the research of students and scholars and each chapter... more...

  • Christianity in Chinaby Xiaoxin Wu

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 158.00

    Now revised and updated to incorporate numerous new materials, this is the major source for researching American Christian activity in China, especially that of missions and missionaries. It provides a thorough introduction and guide to primary and secondary sources on Christian enterprises and individuals in China that are preserved in hundreds of... more...

  • Annotated Bibliography of Works About Sir Winston S. Churchillby Curt Zoller; Richard M. Langworth

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 86.95

    This unique resource will be an enormous aid and impetus to Churchill studies. It lists over 600 works, with annotations, and includes sections listing an additional 5,900 entries covering book reviews, significant articles, and chapters from books. Separate author and title indexes will allow the user to locate specific entries. The book's aim is... more...

  • The Book in Africaby Caroline Davis; David Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This volume presents new research and critical debates in African book history, and brings together a range of disciplinary perspectives by leading scholars in the subject. It includes case studies from across Africa, ranging from third-century manuscript traditions to twenty-first century internet communications. more...

  • Graham Greeneby Robert H. Miller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    English novelist, short-story writer, playwright and journalist, Graham Greene was one of the most widely read novelist of the 20th-century, a superb storyteller. Adventure and suspense are constant elements in his novels and many of his books have been made into successful films. Although Greene was nominated several times as a candidate for the... more...

  • Appalachian Womenby Sidney Saylor Farr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Appalachian women have been the subject of song, story, and report for nearly two centuries. Now for the first time a fully annotated bibliography makes accessible this large body of literature. Works covered include novels, short stories, magazine articles, manuscripts, dissertations, surveys, and oral history tapes -- altogether over 1,200 items.... more...

  • Mikhail Bakhtinby Alastair Renfrew

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 30.95

    Mikhail Bakhtin was one of the twentieth century?s most influential literary theorists. This accessible introduction to his thought begins with the questions ?Why Bakhtin?? and ?Who was Bakhtin??, before dealing in detail with his ideas on authorship and subjecthood, language, dialogism, heteroglossia and the novel, the chronotope, and the carnivalesque.... more...

  • The Critical Reception of Charles Dickens, 1833-1841 (Routledge Revivals)by Kathryn Chittick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This bibliography, first published in 1989, brings together a number of reviews of the early Dickens which appeared in contemporary magazines, newspapers, and quarterlies during the eight years between 1833 and 1841. The chronological arrangement of reviews, both of Dickens and others, forms the core of this study. This book is perfect for those studying... more...