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  • Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republicby Claudia Baracchi

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    "Baracchi has identified pivotal points around which the Republic operates; this allows a reading of the entire text to unfold.... a very beautifully written book." -- Walter Brogan "... a work that opens new and timely vistas within the Republic.... Her approach... is thorough and rigorous." -- ... more...

  • A Schnittke Readerby Alfred Schnittke; Alexander Ivashkin

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    This compilation assembles previously published and unpublished essays by Schnittke and supplements them with an interview with cellist and scholar Alexander Ivashkin. The book is illustrated with musical examples, many of them in Schnittke's own hand. In A Schnittke Reader, the composer speaks of his... more...

  • Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sunby Rosetta James

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. A Raisin in the Sun debuted in the spring of 1959 and has since been... more...

  • A Short History of French Literatureby Sarah Kay; Terence Cave; Malcolm Bowie

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99

    This book traces the history of French literature from its beginnings to the present. Within its remarkably brief compass, it offers a wide-ranging, personal, and detailed account of major writers and movements. Developments in French literature are presented in an innovative way, not as an even sequence of literary events but as a series of stories... more...

  • Desire and Dramatic Form in Early Modern Englandby Judith Haber

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    This wide-ranging 2009 study investigates the intersections of erotic desire and dramatic form in the early modern period. more...

  • The Bow and the Lyreby Seth Benardete

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 25.99

    In this interpretation of the Odyssey, Seth Benardete suggests that Homer may have been the first to philosophize in a Platonic sense. He argues that the Odyssey concerns precisely the relation between philosophy and poetry and, more broadly, the rational and the irrational in human beings. more...

  • Virgil's Homeric Lensby Edan Dekel

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    Virgil?s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid?s relationship to Homer?s Iliad and Odyssey . Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil?s Odyssey , and Virgil?s Iliad . Although modified in various ways over the centuries, this neat dichotomy has... more...

  • Cosmos and Character in Paradise Lostby Malabika Sarkar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book is a fresh contextual reading of  Paradise Lost  that reveals new and unexpected aspects of Milton's chaos, cosmos, and epic characters. more...

  • Audiotopiaby Josh Kun

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Ranging from Los Angeles to Havana to the Bronx to the U.S.-Mexico border and from klezmer to hip hop to Latin rock, this groundbreaking book injects popular music into contemporary debates over American identity. Josh Kun insists that America is not a single chorus of many voices folded into one, but rather various republics of sound that represent... more...

  • Understanding Storytelling Among African American Childrenby Tempii B. Champion

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    Understanding Storytelling Among African American Children: A Journey From Africa to America reports research on narrative production among African American children for the purpose of extending previous inquiry and discussion of narrative structure. Some researchers have focused on the influence of culture on the narrative structures employed by... more...