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  • Dancing with Disasterby Kate Rigby

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more complex account of such calamities, Kate Rigby examines a variety of past disasters, from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the mega-hurricanes of the twenty-first century,... more...

  • Too Far for Comfortby Rana Tekcan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The dynamic between the biographer and the subject is, perhaps, one of the most fascinating aspects of biography as a genre. How does the biographer stage the illusion that is the narrative life, the illusion that the subject assumes a living form through words? In contrast to purely fictional forms, biography writing does not allow total freedom... more...

  • Postcolonial Studiesby Pramod K. Nayar

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50 US$ 42.90

    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 US$ 68.79

    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...

  • 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 of authors... more...

  • Quicklet on Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsigby Olimpia Lee

    Hyperink 2011; US$ 2.99

    Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Robert M. Pirsig is an American philosopher and author. His works include Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974) and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991). After failing university for inattention to studies in his early 20s, Pirsig joined the Army and went to Korea, where he... more...

  • Quicklet On Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish's How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talkby The Hyperink Team

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    ABOUT THE BOOK Before I read How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, my communication with my children left a lot to be desired. As a mother of two I have faced many of the frustrations that come with parent-child communication, from power struggles to tantrums. Faber and Mazlish's astounding text took my communication efforts... more...