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  • Facundoby Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    A classic work of Latin American literature, Domingo Sarmiento?s Facundo has become an integral part of the history, politics, and culture of Latin America since its first publication in 1845. Partially translated into English when it was first published, this foundational text appears here for the first time in its entirety. An educator and writer,... more...

  • Die Rezeption des Orpheus-Mythos in deutschen Musikdramen des 17. Jahrhundertsby Olga Artsibacheva

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 147.00

    The story of the divine singer who could tame wild animals and enchant inanimate nature, and who for love of his wife descended to the underworld, has exercised a never-ending fascination throughout all epochs. It is therefore scarcely surprising that the myth of Orpheus became a source of inspiration and his figure a leading character for the new... more...

  • The Wilder Lifeby Wendy McClure

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession. Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder-a fantastic realm of fiction, history,... more...

  • The Vinland Sagasby PENGUIN GROUP (UK); Hermann Palsson; Magnus Magnusson

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 15.98

    One of the most arresting stories in the history of exploration, these two Icelandic sagas tell of the discovery of America by Norsemen five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Together, the direct, forceful twelfth-century Graenlendinga Saga and the more polished and scholarly Eirik's Saga, written some hundred years later, recount how Eirik the... more...

  • Filming Shakespeare's Playsby Anthony Davies

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 52.00

    Shakespeare's plays provide wonderfully challenging material for the film maker. While acknowledging that dramatic experiences for theatre and cinema audiences are significantly different, this book reveals some of the special qualities of cinema's dramatic language in the film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays by four directors - Laurence Olivier,... more...

  • Gender and Colonialismby Geraldine Moane

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 36.00

    The fist edition of this book was a pioneering work in the newly emerging field of liberation psychology. This revised and updated edition provides an up-to-date review of the latest international developments in liberation psychology, feminist psychology and critical psychology, with a framework that links the personal and the political.  more...

  • Reading Marecheraby Grant Hamilton

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 34.95

    Variously understood as literary genius and enfant terrible of African literature, Dambudzo Marechera's work as novelist, poet, playwright and essayist is discussed here in relation to other free-thinking writers. more...

  • Joyful Noiseby Paul Fleischman; Eric Beddows

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.99

    Written to be read aloud by two voices?sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous--here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. In this remarkable... more...

  • The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empireby David A. J. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    This book argues that there is an important connection between ethical resistance to British imperialism and the ethical discovery of gay rights. more...

  • Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantiumby Vessela Valiavitcharska

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    A study of the presence and effects of rhythm in Byzantine rhetoric, its musical qualities, and its function in argumentation. more...