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Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors
Last Night's Reading: Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors
by Kate Gavino
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Irresistible illustrations of authors and the charming, wise, and hilarious things they say at their readings and#160; Why do we go to book readings? For a chance to see the authors we love come to life off the page, answering our questions and proving... (read more)

Available October 27, 2015
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Conversations, Volume 2
Conversations, Volume 2
by Jorge Luis Borges
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Recorded during Jorge Luis Borges’s final years, this second volume of his conversations with Osvaldo Ferrari provides a wide-ranging reflection on the life and work of Argentina’s master writer and favorite conversationalist. In... (read more)

Available October 2015
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Race and the Literary Encounter: Black Literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett (Blacks in the Diaspora)
Race and the Literary Encounter: Black Literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett (Blacks in the Diaspora)
by Lesley Larkin
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What effect has the black literary imagination attempted to have on, in Toni Morrison's words, "a race of readers that understands itself to be 'universal' or race-free"? How has black literature challenged the notion that reading is a race-neutral act... (read more)

Available November 2015
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Musings on Mortality: From Tolstoy to Primo Levi
Musings on Mortality: From Tolstoy to Primo Levi
by Victor Brombert
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“All art and the love of art,” Victor Brombert writes at the beginning of the deeply personal Musings on Mortality, “allow us to negate our nothingness.” As a young man returning from World War II, Brombert came to understand this... (read more)

Available September 2015
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Larb Quarterly Journal Summer 2015
Larb Quarterly Journal Summer 2015
by Tom Lutz
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Los Angeles Review of Books is an independent, nonprofit, multimedia literary and cultural arts magazine that combines the great American tradition of the serious book review with the evolving technologies of online publishing. LARB has quickly... (read more)

Available September 2015
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The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing
The Poetics of Information Overload: From Gertrude Stein to Conceptual Writing
by Paul Stephens
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Information overload is a subject of vital, ubiquitous concern in our time. The Poetics of Information Overload reveals a fascinating genealogy of information saturation through the literary lens of American modernism. Although technology has typically... (read more)

Available July 2015
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John Knowles' a Separate Peace: Bookmarked (Bookmarked)
John Knowles' a Separate Peace: Bookmarked (Bookmarked)
by Kirby Gann
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The Bookmarked series focuses on a famous work of literature that left a powerful impression on an author (hence the name, Bookmarked—a book that left its mark). Each entry in the series will be a no-holds-barred personal narrative detailing... (read more)

Available March 2016
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Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five: Bookmarked (Bookmarked)
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five: Bookmarked (Bookmarked)
by Curtis Smith
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The Bookmarked series focuses on a famous work of literature that left a powerful impression on an author (hence the name, Bookmarked—a book that left its mark). Each entry in the series will be a no-holds barred personal narrative detailing... (read more)

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Chocolate: The Consuming Passion
Chocolate: The Consuming Passion
by Sandra Boynton
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Research tells us that fourteen out of any ten individuals like chocolate. Using “like” as in “I like to breathe.” Here is the absolute ideal gift for every true chocolate obsessive—even better than actual chocolate, since... (read more)

Available October 2015
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Mapping Shakespeare's World
Mapping Shakespeare's World
by Peter Whitfield
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Shakespeare never set a play in his own Elizabethan London. From the castle in Elsinore where Hamlet avenges his fatherand#8217;s death to Cleopatraand#8217;s Alexandria at the height of the Roman Empire to the seaport town in Cyprus where we await the... (read more)

Available August 2015
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Beyond the Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Poetic Faith from Coleridge to Tolkien (New Directions in Religion and Literature)
Beyond the Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Poetic Faith from Coleridge to Tolkien (New Directions in Religion and Literature)
by Michael Tomko
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge's conception of "the willing suspension of disbelief" marks a pivotal moment in the history of literary theory. Returning to Coleridge's criticism to reconstruct this idea as a form of "poetic faith", Michael... (read more)

Available November 19, 2015
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Echoing Hylas: A Study in Hellenistic and Roman Metapoetics (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
Echoing Hylas: A Study in Hellenistic and Roman Metapoetics (Wisconsin Studies in Classics)
by Mark Heerink
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Ovid's Art of Love (Ars Amatoria) and its sequel Remedies for Love (Remedia Amoris) are among the most notorious poems of the ancient world. In AD 8, the emperor Augustus exiled Ovid to the shores of the Black Sea for "a poem and a mistake." Whatever the... (read more)

Available December 2015
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Introducing Literary Criticism: A Graphic Guide (Introducing)
Introducing Literary Criticism: A Graphic Guide (Introducing)
by Owen Holland
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A brand new literary title in the renowned graphic novel-style of the Introducing Graphic Guide series. From Plato to Virginia Woolf, Structuralism to Practical Criticism, Introducing Literary Criticism charts the history and development of literary... (read more)

Available February 2016
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Dover Thrift Editions #2: The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume III: From 1923 to the Present
Dover Thrift Editions #2: The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume III: From 1923 to the Present
by Bob Blaisdell
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The third volume of the Dover series covers the period from the 1920s to today. Selections include the fiction of James Baldwin, Faulkner, Hemingway, Vonnegut, Welty, Kerkouac, and Carver; dramas by O'Neill, Williams, and August Wilson; the poetry of... (read more)

Available September 2015
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The Asian American Avant-Garde: Universalist Aspirations in Modernist Literature and Art (Asian American History & Cultu)
The Asian American Avant-Garde: Universalist Aspirations in Modernist Literature and Art (Asian American History & Cultu)
by Audrey Wu Clark
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The Asian American Avant-Garde is the first book-length study that conceptualizes a long-neglected canon of early Asian American literature and art. Audrey Wu Clark traces a genealogy of counter-universalism in short fiction, poetry, novels, and... (read more)

Available October 2015
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Opening Acts: Narrative Beginnings in Twentieth-Century Feminist Fiction (Frontiers of Narrative)
Opening Acts: Narrative Beginnings in Twentieth-Century Feminist Fiction (Frontiers of Narrative)
by Catherine Romagnolo
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In the beginning there was . . . the beginning. And with the beginning came the power to tell a story. Few book-length studies of narrative beginnings exist, and not one takes a feminist perspective. Opening Acts reveals the important role of beginnings... (read more)

Available October 2015
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Tragic Cognition in Shakespeare's Othello: Beyond the Neural Sublime (Shakespeare Now!)
Tragic Cognition in Shakespeare's Othello: Beyond the Neural Sublime (Shakespeare Now!)
by Paul Cefalu
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As the cognitive revolution has begun heavily to influence Shakespeare and early modern studies, related critical methodologies such as psychoanalytic criticism have begun to seem provincial, outworn, or, in some more hostile quarters, simply misdirected.... (read more)

Available July 16, 2015
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Sophocles: Antigone (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy)
Sophocles: Antigone (Companions to Greek and Roman Tragedy)
by Douglas Cairns
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Antigone is Sophocles' masterpiece, a seminal influence on a wide range of theatrical, literary, and intellectual traditions all over the world. This volume sets the play in the contexts of its ancient mythical background, its original circumstances of... (read more)

Available July 2016
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In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition
In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition
by John Freccero
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Waking to find himself shipwrecked on a strange shore before a dark wood, the pilgrim of the Divine Comedy realizes he must set his sights higher and guide his ship to a radically different port. Starting on the sand of that very shore with Dante, John... (read more)

Available August 2015
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Othello: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides)
Othello: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides)
by Robert C. Evans
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Othello has long been, and remains, one of Shakespeare's most popular works. It is a favourite work of scholars, students, and general readers alike. Perhaps more than any other of Shakespeare's tragedies, this one seems to speak most clearly to... (read more)

Available September 2015
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