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- University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00
Among the brilliant writers and thinkers who emerged from the multicultural and multilingual world of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were Joseph Roth, Robert Musil, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. For them, the trauma of World War I included the sudden loss of the geographical entity into which they had been born: in 1918, the empire was dissolved overnight,... more...
- Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 14.57
'By poetry we - we the masses - mean something vague, something untrue, something uplifting, something beautiful, something so eloquent it isn't for everyday. The word "poetry" is up there with "soul". And I am against it.' My Grandmother's Glass Eye deploys its considerable learning, its intelligent expertise, wittily, memorably. It is an... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 121.50
Working Girls offers a cultural and literary history of telegraphists, typists, shop-girls, and barmaids. It argues that these occupations helped to shape a distinctively new identity for emancipated young women, and explores how authors used this to navigate a precarious literary landscape. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99
"Not since George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life has someone so lifted the spirits of an entire community. That the 'someone' in this case is, in fact, two library cats makes this true tale of the love of literature combined with a fondness for nose licking all the more magical. This book, like a purring kitten who may also be a genie, should be... more...
- Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 14.95 US$ 10.50
In order to live, we need air, water, food, shelter?and stories. This book is about Buddhist stories: not about stories to be found in Buddhism, but about the ?Buddhism? to be found in some of the classics of contemporary fantasy including the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, Hayao Miyazaki, Michael Ende, Philip Pullman, and Ursula K. LeGuin. Many books... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 11.99
Simon Armitage's acclaimed version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight garnered front-page reviews across two continents and confirmed his reputation as a leading translator. This new work is an entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 28.99
Drawing on epochal films such as The Manchurian Candidate and Samuel Fuller's Steel Helmet , in addition to landmark literature by the likes of Richard Kim, Chang-rae Lee, Susan Choi, Le Ly Hayslip, and Maxine Hong Kingston, Cold War Friendships explores the plight of the Asian ally of the American wars in Korea and Vietnam. more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99
Repetition and Race shows how texts by Theresa Cha, Susan Choi, Karen Tei Yamashita, Chang-rae Lee, and Maxine Hong Kingston use structures of repetition to register and respond to the widespread institutionalization of liberal multiculturalism. more...