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  • Postcolonial Studiesby Pramod K. Nayar

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50

    This new anthology brings together the most diverse and recent voices in postcolonial theory to emerge since 9/11, alongside classic texts in established areas of postcolonial studies. Brings fresh insight and renewed political energy to established domains such as nation, history, literature, and gender Engages with contemporary concerns such... more...

  • The Secret Viceby Diane Mason

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    The secret vice: Masturbation in Victorian fiction and medical culture provides a unique consideration of writings on self-abuse in the long nineteenth century. The book examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by English, Continental and American practitioners and demonstrates the influence and impact of these writings, not only on... more...

  • "My Own Portrait in Writing"by Patrick Grant

    Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    By what criteria can one judge the specific literary quality of Van Gogh's more than eight hundred letters? This is the question that Patrick Grant explores by way of a set of ideas about dialogue and self-fashioning derived especially from Mikhail Bakhtin. Grant considers the reading of the letters within the context of modern-literary theoretical... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...