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  • The Biographer and the Subjectby Rana Tekcan

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    A good biography is a well-staged illusion. It creates—on paper—a vivid, rounded, and immediate sense of lived life. In contrast to purely fictional forms, biography writing does not allow total freedom to the biographer in the creative act. Ideally, a biography's backbone is formed by accurate historical facts. But its soul lies elsewhere. Since... more...

  • Being Apartby LaRose T. Parris

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two principal existential themes of being and freedom prior to existentialism's rise to prominence in postwar European thought. Emphasizing diasporic connections among the works... more...

  • Law and Literatureby Lenora Ledwon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 58.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Quicklet on Dante's Infernoby Larry Halzwarth

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    The Inferno is the first third of Dante Alighieri's epic poem The Divine Comedy, originally written in the Tuscan dialect of Italian. It was written in the early years of the 14th century. In a time when all serious literary works invariably were written in Latin, Dante deliberately chose his native language to present his epic, hence the word comedy... more...

  • Quicklet on Eric Weiner's The Geography of Blissby Lacey Kohlmoos

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    Have you ever walked through a park on a sunny spring day when everyone looks like they're having a great time and thought, gee, I wish I were that happy? Have you ever perused Facebook and seen a group of friends beaming into the camera and wished that your life could be as good as theirs? Have you ever felt like your life would be so much better... more...

  • Quicklet on Erik Larson's The Devil in White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed Americaby Nayla Wren

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America is about the making of a great city and the development of two extraordinary, yet utterly disparate, men. The book is set in Chicago just before and during the 1983 Worlds Columbian Exposition (or the Worlds Fair as its more commonly known). Chicago is perched... more...

  • Quicklet on Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Armsby EmmaLee McCrickett

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    "I'll make it to Europe some way in spite of this optic. I can't let a show like this go on without getting into it." According to Literary Ambulance Drivers Hemingway wrote these words to sister in reference to the eye problem that kept him from enlisting in the general military during World War I. He was determined to see the action through and... more...

  • Quicklet on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishmentby Sam Kim

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    Crime and Punishment is widely held to be one of Dostoyevsky's greatest works, second only to the grandiosity of The Brothers Karamazov. Like the latter, our present masterpiece delves into the complex and, at times, paradoxical nature of man's existence and psychological makeup. The novel was originally published in 1866 in a dozen separate installments,... more...

  • Quicklet on J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Ryeby John Whalen

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    Salinger wrote a letter to Esquire in 1945: "The men who have been in this war deserve some sort of trembling melody rendered without embarrassment or regret," (Esquire). In 1951, Salinger delivered just that. The Catcher in the Rye is not a war novel, but a riveting amalgam of the disillusionments and malcontent that Salinger likely incubated throughout... more...

  • Quicklet on Natural Experiments of History edited by Jared Diamond and James A. Robinsonby Nicole Silvester

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 4.95

    Natural Experiments in History grew, in a way, out of co-editor Jared Diamond's book Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. In the earlier book, he spent a chapter looking at the Polynesian expansion as a near-perfect natural experiment in which a single ancestral Polynesian culture migrated to hundreds of islands in the Pacific Ocean,... more...