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  • The Parent Trapby Erich Kästner; Walter Trier; Anthea Bell

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    Luise has ringlets. Lottie has braids. Apart from that they look exactly the same. But they are sure that they have never set eyes on each other in their lives. When the two girls meet at a summer camp and discover the secret behind their similarity, they decide to switch places. Everyone is fooled (apart from the dog) and, despite a few mistakes... more...

  • Ibn Tufaylby Taneli Kukkonen

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    Ibn Tufayl (1105–1185) was an Andalusian courtier, philosopher, Sufi master, and royal physician to the Almohad Caliphs. He inspired the 12th-century Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy and through his sponsorship he was also responsible for the career of the most renowned Aristotelian of medieval times, Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (the Latin... more...

  • The Mythologizing of Mark Twainby Sara Davis; Philip D. Beidler

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Readers of Mark Twain seldom doubt his genius, but defining that genius and locating its source continue to challenge students of American literature. Equally elusive is an explanation of the intriguing phenomenon of Twain as a mythic figure, both shaper and embodier of an American mythos. Perhaps no single critical approach can adequately... more...

  • Pynchon's Californiaby Scott McClintock; John Miller

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Pynchon?s California is the first book to examine Thomas Pynchon?s use of California as a setting in his novels. Throughout his 50-year career, Pynchon has regularly returned to the Golden State in his fiction. With the publication in 2009 of his third novel set there, the significance of California in Pynchon?s evolving fictional project becomes... more...

  • Play it as it Liesby Norman Thelwell

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    A humorous look at golf by the author of Compleat Tangler, Angels on Horseback, Up the Garden Path and The Effluent Society. more...

  • The London Merchantby George Lillo; William H. McBurney

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 12.00

    Mrs. Millwood is beautiful, intelligent, and ambitious, but London gives her no means of support except to seduce men. Love for her leads eighteen-year-old Barnwell to deceit, theft, and murder. "What are your laws," Mrs. Millwood asks, "but the fool?s wisdom and the coward?s valor, the instrument and screen of all your villainies by which you punish... more...

  • Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalismby Aparajita Nanda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    As new comparative perspectives on race and ethnicity open up, scholars are identifying and exploring fresh topics and questions in an effort to reconceptualize ethnic studies and draw attention to nation?based approaches that may have previously been ignored. This volume, by recognizing the complexity of cultural production in both its diasporic... more...

  • Women, Writing, and Prisonby Tobi Jacobi; Kathleen Adams

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 30.99

    This collection includes voices and perspectives from prisoners, former prisoners, scholars, and activists to examine the invisible and closed system of incarceration that characterizes the massive U.S. prison industry. The book explores the role of writing in carceral settings, including material realities, ethics, and social justice. more...

  • Emergent U.S. Literaturesby Cyrus Patell

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    Emergent U.S. Literatures  introduces readers to the foundational writers and texts produced by four literary traditions associated with late-twentieth-century US multiculturalism. Examining writing by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and gay and lesbian Americans after 1968, Cyrus R. K. Patell compares and historicizes what... more...

  • Unbought and Unbossedby Trimiko Melancon

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Unbought and Unbossed critically examines the ways black women writers in the 1970s and early 1980s deploy black female characters that transgress racial, gender, and especially sexual boundaries. Trimiko Melancon analyzes literary and cultural texts, including Toni Morrison?s Sula and Gloria Naylor?s The Women of Brewster Place , in the socio-cultural... more...