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  • The Nearest Thing to Lifeby James Wood

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    JAMES WOOD is a British-born literary critic, essayist, and novelist. He is Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker magazine. more...

  • F.M.R.L.by Daniela Cascella

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Ephemeral, F.M.R.L: A collection of fragments and essays recording accidents of hearing and detours of thought in response to the peripheral nature of listening and reading. more...

  • A Solemn Pleasureby Melissa Pritchard; Bret Anthony Johnston

    Bellevue Literary Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    Melissa Pritchard is the author of eight books of fiction, including the novel Palmerino and the story collection The Odditorium , as well as the essay collection A Solemn Pleasure (forthcoming from Bellevue Literary Press in 2015). Among other honors, her books have received the Flannery O?Connor, Janet Heidinger Kafka, and Carl Sandburg awards... more...

  • Beyond Gatsbyby Robert McParland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    The 1920s offered a veritable explosion of distinctively American fiction for the first time, from many of the nation?s most widely heralded writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, John Dos Passos, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, and others. Imagining the American Community demonstrates how the presence of the novels by these... more...

  • The Life of Imagesby Charles Simic

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize?winner and former Poet Laureate. In addition to being one of America?s most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented essayist. The Life of Images brings together his best prose work written over twenty-five years. A blend of the straightforward, the wry,... more...

  • The Life of Imagesby Charles Simic

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize?winner and former Poet Laureate. In addition to being one of America?s most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented essayist. The Life of Images brings together his best prose work written over twenty-five years. A blend of the straightforward, the wry,... more...

  • The Life of Imagesby Charles Simic

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize?winner and former Poet Laureate. In addition to being one of America?s most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented essayist. The Life of Images brings together his best prose work written over twenty-five years. A blend of the straightforward, the wry,... more...

  • Reading and the Victoriansby Matthew Bradley; Juliet John

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Bringing together historians, literary scholars, theorists, librarians, and historians of the book, Reading and the Victorians examines the era when reading underwent a swifter and more radical transformation than at any other moment in history. The contributors stress the continuities and the conflicts between the Victorian period and our own, in... more...

  • Early Modern Authorship and Prose Continuationsby Natasha Simonova

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    The first in-depth account of fictional sequels in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this examines cases of prose fiction works being continued by multiple writers, reading them for evidence of Early Modern attitudes towards authorship, originality, and literary property. more...

  • Ten Windowsby Jane Hirshfield

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.95

    Preface   Good art is a truing of vision, in the way a saw is trued in the saw shop, to cut more cleanly. It is also a changing of vision. Entering a good poem, a person feels, tastes, hears, thinks, and sees in altered ways. Why ask art into a life at all, if not to be transformed and enlarged by its presence and mysterious means? Some hunger for... more...