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  • Works and Days and Theogonyby Hesiod; Stanley Lombardo; Robert Lamberton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.50

    "Robert Lamberton's Introduction is an excellent, concise exposition of current scholarly debate: his notes are informative and helpful. . . . Those who want a translation that captures something of the spirit of an ancient Greek poetic voice and its cultural milieu and transmits it in an appealing, lively, and accessible style will now turn to Lombardo."... more...

  • Africaby Richard Dowden

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 13.32

    Richard Dowden has written, after thrity-five years on the continent, a memoiristic history of its peoples' experiences in the wake of the European withdrawal and the superpowers' arrival. He has been present at each of the continent's major crises and writes illuminatingly about them, but he is as passionate about the warmth, wisdom and joy he has... more...

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • Letter to My Daughterby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Baltimore Sun ?Sound advice, vivid memory and strong opinion . . . What is clear is that [Maya] Angelou is, all these years later, still a charmer, still speaking her mind.?? Washington Post Book World ?A slim volume packed with nourishing nuggets of wisdom . . . Overarching each brief chapter is the vital energy of a woman taking life?s measure... more...

  • Contemporary Approaches in Literary Trauma Theoryby Michelle Balaev

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This edited collection argues that trauma in literature must be read through a theoretical pluralism that allows for an understanding of trauma's variable representations that include yet move beyond the concept of trauma as pathological and unspeakable. more...

  • Text und Übersetzungby Martin L. West; Joachim Latacz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 63.00

    Since Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913) no comprehensive, scholarly commentary of Homer’s Iliad has been published in German. In the meantime considerable progress has been made in many traditional areas of Homeric studies (language, realia, structure etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged new fields such as narratology have been systematically... more...

  • The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odysseyby Egbert J. Bakker

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat. more...

  • Rethinking Chinese Popular Cultureby Carlos Rojas; Eileen Chow

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are... more...

  • White House Diaryby Jimmy Carter

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 23.99

    The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carter--filled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world Each day during his presidency, Jimmy Carter made several entries in a private diary, recording his thoughts, impressions, delights,... more...

  • Classical Literatureby Richard Jenkyns

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.78

    Any list of the six greatest European poets would include Virgil, Aeschylus and Homer. A recent history of philosophy named Aristotle and Plato as two of the world's four greatest philosophers. The greatest historian of all is likely to be Thucydides. Why was Ancient Greek and Roman literature so great? Sweeping across a thousand years, acclaimed... more...