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  • Queer Theoriesby Donald E. Hall; Julian Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 38.00

    Queer Theories explores and aggressively expands the provocative new field of sexual identity studies. It covers the history of the terms 'gay' and 'lesbian' as identity categories, the reclamation of the word 'queer' as a term of radical self-identification, and the recent challenges to sexual identity studies posed by transgender and bisexual... 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...

  • False Papersby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    Essays on memory by the author of Our of Egypt "We remember not because we have something we wish to go back to, nor because memories are all we have. We remember because memory is our most intimate, most familiar gesture. Most people are convinced I love Alexandria. In truth, I love remembering Alexandria. For it is not Alexandria that is beautiful.... more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; David Wright; Christopher Cannon

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.15

    A group of pilgrims entertain each other with stories on their way to Canterbury in a poem whose characters, from the Knight to the Wife of Bath, are as vivid as their tales. This new edition of David Wright's acclaimed translation includes a new critical introduction and invaluable notes by a leading Chaucer scholar. more...

  • Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introductionby Rolena Adorno

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    An account of the literature of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this book examines the origins of colonial Latin American literature in Spanish, the writings and relationships among major literary and intellectual figures of the colonial period, and the story of how Spanish literary language developed... more...

  • Memory for Forgetfulnessby Mahmoud Darwish

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    One of the Arab world's greatest poets uses the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the shelling of Beirut as the setting for this sequence of prose poems. Mahmoud Darwish vividly recreates the sights and sounds of a city under terrible siege. As fighter jets scream overhead, he explores the war-ravaged streets of Beirut on August 6th (Hiroshima Day).... more...

  • Best American Magazine Writing 2013by The American Society of Magazine Editors

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    A perennial hit, our Best American Magazine Writing chooses from the nominees and winners of the coveted National Magazine Awards. Selections belong to the categories of public interest reporting, features, criticism, commentary, and fiction. This year?s selections include Iraqi War veteran Brian Mockenhaupt (Byliner) on modern combat in Afghanistan... more...

  • The Gallic Warby Julius Caesar; Carolyn Hammond

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.15

    The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account written by one of the most famous figures of European history. This new translation reflects the purity of Caesar's Latin while preserving the pace and flow of his momentous narrative. As well as an introduction and notes,... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • Their Trade is Treacheryby Harry Champan Pincher

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    Harry Chapman Pincher is regarded as one of the finest investigative reporters of the twentieth century. Over the course of a glittering six-decade career, he became notorious as a relentless investigator of spies and their secret trade, proving to be a constant thorn in the side of the establishment. So influential was he that Prime Minister Harold... more...