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  • 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...

  • Homer: Odyssey Books XIII and XIVby Homer; A. M. Bowie

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    New edition of the Greek text suitable for upper-level students, with full attention to literary-critical and linguistic matters. more...

  • Works and Days and Theogonyby Hesiod; Stanley Lombardo; Robert Lamberton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.50

    "Robert Lamberton's Introduction is an excellent, concise exposition of current scholarly debate: his notes are informative and helpful. . . . Those who want a translation that captures something of the spirit of an ancient Greek poetic voice and its cultural milieu and transmits it in an appealing, lively, and accessible style will now turn to Lombardo."... more...

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • Travel Writingby Carl Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 24.95

    An increasingly popular genre ? addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics ? travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown. In this volume, Carl Thompson: introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates  provides a broad historical... more...

  • Rethinking Chinese Popular Cultureby Carlos Rojas; Eileen Chow

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are... more...

  • How to Liveby Sarah Bakewell

    Other Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love?such questions arise in most people?s lives. They are all versions of a bigger question: how do you live? How do you do the good or honorable thing, while flourishing and feeling happy?... more...