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  • Anxieties of Empire and the Fiction of Intrigueby Yumna Siddiqi

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    Focusing on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century stories of detection, policing, and espionage by British and South Asian writers, Yumna Siddiqi presents an original and compelling exploration of the cultural anxieties created by imperialism. She suggests that while colonial writers use narratives of intrigue to endorse imperial rule, postcolonial... more...

  • Apartheid and Beyondby Rita Barnard

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Apartheid and Beyond explores a wide range of South African writings to demonstrate the way apartheid functioned in its day-to-day operations as a geographical system of control, exerting its power through such spatial mechanisms as residential segregation, bantustans, passes, and prisons. more...

  • Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Filmby Roslyn Weaver; Donald E. Palumbo; C.W. Sullivan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Australia has been a frequent choice of location for narratives about the end of the world in science fiction and speculative works, ranging from pre-colonial apocalyptic maps to key literary works from the last fifty years. This critical work explores the role of Australia in both apocalyptic literature and film. Works and genres covered include Nevil... more...

  • An Aran Readerby Breandan O'Eithir

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    The Aran Islands are among the most finely wrought land-masses in the western world. Their antiquity, diversity and cultural richness have made them a source of fascination for writers, romantics, naturalists, linguists, archaeologists, anthropologists and artists, provoking a variety of responses now inscribed upon Ireland's history and literature.... more...

  • Arguments of Augustan Witby John Sitter

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 35.00

    John Sitter makes a challenging claim for the importance of wit in the writings of Dryden, Rochester, Prior, Berkeley, Gay, Pope and Swift. more...

  • Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Thingsby Alex Tickell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 29.95

    On publication Arundhati Roy's first novel The God of Small Things (1997) rapidly became an international bestseller, winning the Booker Prize and creating a new space for Indian literature and culture within the arts, even as it courted controversy and divided critical opinion. This guide to Roy’s ground-breaking novel offers: an accessible... more...

  • As Far as I Can Seeby Michele Leggott

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    As Far as I Can See is a beautiful and moving collection from a prizewinning New Zealand poet. Leggott writes with passion, tenderness and courage about her deep sorrow at losing her sight. The sharpness of images so characteristic of Leggott and her wonderful ear for the musical sounds and rhythms and pauses of language reach a new poignancy, a tragic... more...

  • Ashes in the Airby Ali Alizadeh

    University of Queensland Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    Strong and thought-provoking, these poems examine themes such as aging, fatherhood, identity, and migration. From the Tehran of the poet’s childhood through the Australian coast of his teenage years to the nations visited in his adulthood, this dynamic volume gives voice to the story of a young man and his experiences of discovery. Sharing the hopes... more...

  • Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnographyby Eleanor Ty; Christl Verduyn

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2008; US$ 42.95

    Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography explores some of the latest developments in the literary and cultural practices of Canadians of Asian heritage. While earlier work by ethnic, multicultural, or minority writers in Canada was often concerned with immigration, the moment of arrival, issues of assimilation, and conflicts between generations,... more...

  • Asian Gothicby Andrew Hock Soon Ng

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    The essays in this collection acknowledge the rich Gothic tradition in Asian narratives that deal with themes of the fantastic, the macabre, and the spectral. Through close analyses of Asian works using the theoretical framework outlined by Gothic criticism, these essays seek to expand the notion of the Gothic to include several popular Asian works.... more...