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  • 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...

  • Unmaking Merlinby Elliot Murphy

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A unique exploration of how anarchist philosophy and practice has inspired some of the English language's most revered, and reviled, authors. 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...

  • 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...

  • Imagining the Creole Cityby Rien Fertel

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In the early years of the nineteenth century, the burgeoning cultural pride of white Creoles in New Orleans intersected with America's golden age of print, to explosive effect. Imagining the Creole City reveals the profusion of literary output -- histories and novels, poetry and plays -- that white Creoles used to imagine themselves as a unified... more...

  • Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literatureby Trudier Harris

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    African American writers have incorporated Martin Luther King Jr. into their work since he rose to prominence in the mid-1950s. Martin Luther King Jr., Heroism, and African American Literature is a study by award-winning author Trudier Harris of King’ s character and persona as captured and reflected in works of African American... more...

  • Blackby Deborah Willis

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 35.00

    Tucked away in the dusty halls of the Smithsonian archives and nearly forgotten by most historians, black culture is a vast, complex, interconnected web of different people, trends, and lifestyles. Although absent from our collective memory, Deborah Willis has dug through the archives and hunted down the remnants that tell the wonderful and tragic... more...

  • A Family Sketch and Other Private Writingsby Mark Twain; Benjamin Griffin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    This book publishes, for the first time in full, the two most revealing of Mark Twain?s private writings. Here he turns his mind to the daily life he shared with his wife Livy, their three daughters, a great many servants, and an imposing array of pets. These first-hand accounts display this gifted and loving family in the period of its flourishing.... 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...

  • How to Be Normalby Guy Browning

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65

    Normal people are extremely unusual. Think of all the people you know and ask yourself how many are normal. None of them! In fact you're probably the most normal of the lot and, let's face it, even you're not that normal. All normal people believe they are a little bit different, a little bit unique and a little bit special. On the other... more...