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  • The Libro de los Buenos Proverbiosby Hunain ibn Ishaq; Harlan Sturm

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The libro de los buenos proverbios, a key work in the medieval didactic tradition, is presented here for the first time in a western translation. The proverbs were assembled by the great ninth-century physician, translator, and author, Hunain ibn Ishaq. Harlan G. Sturm provides an excellent introduction to his translation of the Buenos Proverbios... more...

  • Kings and Captainsby Charles Moorman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Charles Moorman reexamines several major works of the western heroic tradition: The Iliad, The Odyssey, Beowulf, The Song of Roland, The Nibelungenlied, the Norse sagas, and the Arthurian cycle. Disregarding the usual limited definitions which have controlled the study of heroic literature, he draws together these disparate works by proposing a... more...

  • The American Voice Anthology of Poetryby Frederick Smock

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The American Voice looks to find the vital edge of modern American writing. The journal, whose contributors come from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, often publishes work by writers denied access to mainstream journals. Writings from its pages have been regularly reprinted in prize annuals such as The Pushcart Prize , Best American Poetry... more...

  • The Space Hero's Guide to Gloryby Phil Hornshaw; Nick Hurwitch

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 12.99

    Think every space hero was born with an army of laser-firing minions? Think it's easy to maintain a healthy rivalry with your archnemesis? Think again! Intergalactic News Flash: Even a rookie like yourself can become the next great Space Hero. But there's more to it than seducing alien babes or swapping one-liners with our first mate. How... more...

  • Hilarious Lawyer Jokesby Steven D. Price; Marty Bucella

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95

    What is it about lawyers that has made them the butt of hundreds and hundreds of jokes over the centuries? Whatever the reason, everyone—including lawyers and judges themselves—has had a hearty chuckle over attorney-aimed humor. Hilarious Lawyer Jokes pokes the most fun (and malice) at a profession that has been targeted with humorous jabs for centuries.... more...

  • 500 Datesby Mark Miller; Julie Spira

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Now several years post-divorce, relationship expert and humorist Mark Miller has experienced more than five hundred first dates. In 500 Dates , composed of fifty-five humor essays, Miller features the highlights and lowlights of those dates. Among the true dating tales and revelations you will find in this book are: • How Miller and his date learned... more...

  • Perceval and Gawain in Dark Mirrorsby Rupert T. Pickens

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    An innovative author of verse romance, Chretien de Troyes wrote in northern France between 1170 and 1190. Credited with the first Arthurian romance, he composed five works set in King Arthur's court, culminating with an unfinished masterpiece, the Conte del Graal (Story of the Grail). This text is the first to mention the banquet serving dish that... more...

  • Even a Stone Buddha Can Talkby David Galef; Jun Hashimoto

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 12.95

    This selection of ageless folk wisdom from Japan's cities, villages, and fields is ideal for the student—casual or serious—of Japanese culture. Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk is a humorous guide to everyday Japan and a gentle introduction to the values and traditions that still drive and inform, even now, in times of unprecedented sophistication ... more...

  • Listellanyby John Rentoul

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    Delightfully nerdy and geeky, perfect water cooler fodder that's guaranteed to generate discussion. This quirky and unusual book of top 10's covers politics, language, history, pop culture and more - with a distinctive British slant. This is NOT a fact-based compendium. It?s purely opinion ? the opinions of John Rentoul, his readers?and, yes, Twitter.... more...

  • Global Romanticismby Evan Gottlieb; Samuel Baker; Miranda Burgess; Ian Duncan; Anthony Jarrells; Debbie Lee; Yoon Sun Lee; Louis Kirk McAuley; Robert Mitchell; Steve Newman; Stuart Peterfreund; Katie Trumpener; Matthew Wickman; Michael Wiley

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 99.99

    Building on postcolonial and transatlantic paradigms as well as new theoretical developments like Actor-Network-Theory, Global Romanticism: Origins, Orientations, and Engagements, 1760 ? 1820 views the literature and culture of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain and beyond through the lens of long-durational globalization.... more...