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  • Six Memos for the Next Millenniumby Italo Calvino; Geoffrey Brock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27

    'Words connect the visible track to the invisible thing ... like a fragile makeshift bridge cast across the void' With imagination and wit, Italo Calvino sought to define the virtues of the great literature of the past in order to shape the values of the future. His effervescent last works, left unfinished at his death, were the Charles Eliot... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedyby Michael Neill; David Schalkwyk

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy brings together fifty-four essays by scholars from all parts of the world. It offers a fresh and comprehensive understanding of Shakespeare tragedies as both works of literature and as performance texts, written by a playwright who was himself an experienced actor. more...

  • The Antiquaryby Kelsey Jackson Williams

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    Kelsey Jackson Williams presents the first full account of the manuscript notebooks of the antiquary John Aubrey (1626-1697), which cover everything from the origins of Stonehenge to the evolution of folklore. He reshapes our understanding of Aubrey, and of the methodologies, ambitions, and achievements of antiquarianism across early modern Europe. more...

  • Henry Greenby Nick Shepley

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    Henry Green: Class, Style, and the Everyday combines biography, social-historical context, and close readings of all of Green's novels to provide a clearer vantage-point from which to see into the challenges and pleasures awaiting the reader of Green's fiction. more...

  • Making Literature Nowby Amy Hungerford

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    How does new writing emerge and find readers today? Why does one writer's work become famous while another's remains invisible? Making Literature Now tells the stories of the creators, editors, readers, and critics who make their living by making literature itself come alive. The book shows how various conditions?including gender, education, business... more...

  • Self as Nationby Tamar Hess

    Brandeis University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Reveals the intimate ties between selfhood and nationality, life story and national narrative, through Hebrew autobiography more...

  • Timeby Amy Elias; Joel Burges

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.50

    The concept of time in the post-millennial age is undergoing a radical rethinking within the humanities. Time: A Vocabulary of the Present newly theorizes our experiences of time in relation to developments in post-1945 cultural theory and arts practices. Wide ranging and theoretically provocative, the volume introduces readers to cutting-edge temporal... more...

  • Counting Bodiesby Molly Farrell

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Looking to work by William Bradford, Anne Bradstreet, Richard Ligon, Mary Rowlandson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others, Counting Bodies explores the imaginative, personal, and narrative writings that performed the cultural work of normalizing the enumeration of bodies. more...

  • The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Cultureby Jeffrey Einboden

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Uncovering Islam's formative impact on U.S. literary origins, this book traces the influence of Arabic and Persian literature in America, from the Revolution beginnings to Reconstruction. Focusing on informal engagements and intimate exchanges, Jeffrey Einboden excavates fresh witnesses to early American engagement with the Muslim world. more...

  • Scott's Shadowby Ian Duncan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    Scott's Shadow is the first comprehensive account of the flowering of Scottish fiction between 1802 and 1832, when post-Enlightenment Edinburgh rivaled London as a center for literary and cultural innovation. Ian Duncan shows how Walter Scott became the central figure in these developments, and how he helped redefine the novel as the... more...