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  • Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycleby Alhena Gadotti

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 322.00

    Providing a new perspective on the Sumerian Gilgamesh stories, Alhena Gadotti argues that a Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle was developed as early as Ur III, and that Gilgamesh, Enkidu, and the Netherworld was the first, not the last story of this cycle. Prompted by several texts that have come to light since Aaron Shaffer's 1963 publication of the text,... more...

  • Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spellby J. R. R. Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. Suitable for tablets. Some special characters may not display correctly on older devices. more...

  • Trials of Characterby James M. May

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 45.00

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  • The Liar's Bibleby Lawrence Block

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 4.99

    Four-time Edgar Award?winning author Lawrence Block?s definitive essay collection on the art of writing fiction For ten years, crime novelist Lawrence Block funneled his wealth of writing expertise into a monthly column for Writer?s Digest. Collected here for the first time are those pieces illuminating the tricks of the authorial trade, from... more...

  • Lucretius: De Rerum NaturaBook IIIby Lucretius; E. J. Kenney

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Completely revised and considerably enlarged edition of this best-selling edition of Lucretius' account of why death does not matter. more...

  • Who Are We? Old, New, and Timeless Answers from Core Textsby Robert D. Anderson; Molly Brigid Flynn; Scott J. Lee

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 35.99

    This book contains essays of literary and philosophical accounts that explain who we are simply as persons, and essays that highlight who we are in light of communal ties. ACTC educators model the intellectual life for students and colleagues by showing how to read texts carefully and with sophistication. more...

  • How Novels Workby John Mullan

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 10.99

    Never has contemporary fiction been more widely discussed and passionately analysed; recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of reading groups and in the interest of a non-academic readership in the discussion of how novels work. Drawing on his weekly Guardian column, 'Elements of Fiction', John Mullan examines novels mostly of the... more...

  • The Merry Wives of Windsorby William Shakespeare

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 5.99

    Shakespeare's ?merry wives? are Mistress Ford and Mistress Page of the town of Windsor. The two play practical jokes on Mistress Ford's jealous husband and a visiting knight, Sir John Falstaff. Merry wives, jealous husbands, and predatory knights were common in a kind of play called "citizen comedy" or "city comedy." In such plays, courtiers, gentlemen,... more...

  • Woolf's Mrs. Dallowayby Gary Carey

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2003; US$ 5.99

    A seemingly routine day is taken apart moment by moment and thought by thought, revealing an influence on Ms. Woolf by Freud and James Joyce. As a society woman makes her way through her day, events, people, and memories intrude, and the web of life that holds this one woman reveals the depths of existence. more...

  • Space and Placeby Yi-Fu Tuan

    University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 55.50

    Yi-Fu Tuan considers the ways in which people feel and think about space, how they form attachments to home, neighborhood, and nation, and how feelings about space and place are affected by the sense of time. He suggests that place is security and space is freedom: we are attached to the one and long for the other. Whether he is considering sacred... more...