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  • The Commerce of Peoplesby Biman Basu

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    The Commerce of Peoples introduces a new way of reading. It puts into place a sadomasochistic framework which allows for both diachronic and synchronic analysis. By reading sadomasochistic practice as historical and defining it in terms of practices of embodiment, by alternating between analysis and synthesis, between specific texts and general... more...

  • Uncensored: Views & (Re)viewsby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Uncensored: Views & (Re)views is Joyce Carol Oates's most candid gathering of prose pieces since (Woman) Writer: Occasions & Opportunities . Her ninth book of nonfiction, it brings together thirty-eight diverse and provocative pieces from the New York Review of Books , the Times Literary Supplement , and the New York Times Book Review . Oates... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literatureby Joy Porter; Kenneth M. Roemer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    An informative and wide-ranging overview of Native American literature from the 1770s to present day. more...

  • A Cormac McCarthy Companionby Edwin T. Arnold; Dianne C. Luce

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 115.00

    With essays by Edwin T. Arnold, J. Douglas Canfield, Christine Chollier, George Guillemin, Dianne C. Luce, Jacqueline Scoones, Phillip A. Snyder, Nell Sullivan, and John Wegner The completion of Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy-- All the Pretty Horses (1992), The Crossing (1994), and Cities of the Plain (1998)--marked a major achievement... more...

  • Just and Unjust Wars in Shakespeareby Franziska Quabeck

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    Can war ever be justified and, if so, how? Just and Unjust Wars in Shakespeare demonstrates that this debate is not restricted to the philosophical discourse. This analysis of Shakespeare's plays, which focuses on the histories, tragedies and Roman plays in chronological order, brings to light that the drama includes an elaborate and complex debate... more...

  • The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligentby Lionel Trilling; Leon Wieseltier; Leon Wieseltier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001; US$ 8.99

    A landmark reissue of a great teacher's finest work Lionel Trilling was, during his lifetime, generally acknowledged to be one of the finest essayists in the English language, the heir of Hazlitt and the peer of Orwell. Since his death in 1974, his work has been discussed and hotly debated, yet today, when writers and critics claim to be "for"... more...

  • The Man of Letters as a Man of Businessby William Dean Howells

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A brilliant piece by Howells, renowned American author and literary critic. In this essay he critically examines the weak financial state of writers. He argues that presently writers do not earn substantial amount of money from their publication of their books. However, with the increasing popularity of magazines, writers can earn more by the sale... more...

  • Relation of Literature to Lifeby Charles Dudley Warner

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Here Warner analyzes the influence of literature on life. He elucidates that an era is the basic driving force behind good literature. Likewise, good literature reflects the beauty of its era. He also emphasizes the adorning impressions that literature has upon human mind and life. An impressive and thought-provoking work. more...

  • Nikki Giovanni: A Literary Biographyby Virginia Fowler

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    This book offers a comprehensive examination of the life and work of Nikki Giovanni, one of the most prolific and well-known poets to emerge during the Black Arts Movement. more...

  • The Geographical History of Americaby Gertrude Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00

    First published in 1936, The Geographical History of America compiles prose pieces, dialogues, philosophical meditations, and playlets by one of the century's most influential writers. In this work, Stein sets forth her view of the human mind: what it is, how it works, and how it is different from - and more interesting than - human nature. more...