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  • The Location of Cultureby Homi K. Bhabha

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In The Location of Culture , he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always... more...

  • Mom & Me & Momby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The story of Maya Angelou?s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.   For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World Warby Vincent Sherry

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    A collection of new essays on First World War literature and its contexts. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatreby Richard Beadle; Alan J. Fletcher

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    The updated edition of this popular Companion, first published in 2008, includes new chapters, illustrations, and a revised reference section. more...

  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Meiby David Tod Roy

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In this second of a planned five-volume series, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei , an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of His-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work,... more...

  • The Postfeminist Biopicby Bronwyn Polaschek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 115.00

    This book contributes to the growing literature on the biopic genre by outlining and exploring the conventions of the postfeminist biopic. It does so by analyzing recent films about the lives of famous women including Sylvia Plath, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf and Jane Austen. more...

  • Frankenstein and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.95

    Mary Shelley?s novel Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus sparked into life a fascination with science-gone-awry that refuses to die. From 1818 to present-day Hollywood, the story of Victor Frankenstein and his reanimated, stitched-together corpse has inspired (some would say) the very idea of modern science fiction and countless essays, movies,... more...

  • Slide Ruleby Nevil Shute Norway

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.66

    Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s. The inspiration for many... more...

  • The Roman Historyby Cassius Dio; John Carter; Ian Scott-Kilvert

    Penguin Books Ltd 1987; Not Available

    Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 BC-AD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. This selection from Cassius Dio's Roman History gives the fullest description of that long struggle and ultimate triumph - detailing the brutal battles and political feuds that led to the collapse of Rome's 400-year-old... more...

  • The Situation and the Storyby Vivian Gornick

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 15.99

    A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator... more...