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The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes
by Zach Dundas
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A wickedly smart and rollicking journey through the birth, life, and afterlives of popular culture's most beloved sleuth Today he is the inspiration for fiction adaptations, blockbuster movies, hit television shows, raucous Twitter banter, and... (read more)

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Sylph Editions - Cahiers #24: Angry in Piraeus
Sylph Editions - Cahiers #24: Angry in Piraeus
by Maureen Freely
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Angry in Piraeus is the story of the creation of a translator, as Maureen Freely explores what it was in her childhood that led her to become a traveler across the spaces that exist between countries, languages, and forms. She offers rich descriptions of... (read more)

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Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World
Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter and the Great Books of the Western World
by Matt Burriesci
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Dead White Guys is a timely defense of the great books, arriving in the middle of a national debate about the fate of these books in high schools and universities around the country. Burriesci shows how the great books can enrich our lives as individuals,... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #522: Fragments of the Histories. Letters to Caesar
Loeb Classical Library #522: Fragments of the Histories. Letters to Caesar
by Sallust
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Sallust, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86-35 BCE), a Sabine from Amiternum, acted as tribune against Cicero and Milo in 52, joined Caesar after being expelled from the Senate in 50, was restored to the Senate by Caesar and took part in his African campaign... (read more)

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Complete Works of W.H. Auden #5: The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Prose: Volume V, 1963-1968
Complete Works of W.H. Auden #5: The Complete Works of W. H. Auden: Prose: Volume V, 1963-1968
by W. H. Auden
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This fifth volume of W. H. Auden's prose displays a great writer's mind in its full maturity of wisdom, learning, and emotional and moral intelligence. It contains his most personally revealing essays, the ones in which he wrote for the first time about... (read more)

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Bambi's Jewish Roots and Other Essays on German-Jewish Culture
Bambi's Jewish Roots and Other Essays on German-Jewish Culture
by Paul Reitter
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Paul Reitter's scholarship on German-Jewish culture has won acclaim in both specialized journals and forums like the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, Bookforum, and the TLS, which named his study of Karl Kraus one of the best books... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #206: Silvae
Loeb Classical Library #206: Silvae
by Statius
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Statius' Silvae, thirty-two occasional poems, were written probably between 89 and 96 CE. Here the poet congratulates friends, consoles mourners, offers thanks, admires a monument or artistic object, and describes a memorable scene. The verse is light in... (read more)

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Racial Feelings: Asian America in a Capitalist Culture of Emotion (Asian American History & Cultu)
Racial Feelings: Asian America in a Capitalist Culture of Emotion (Asian American History & Cultu)
by Jeffrey Santa Ana.
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In Racial Feelings, Jeffrey Santa Ana examines how Asian American narratives communicate and critique—to varying degrees—the emotions that power the perception of Asians as racially different.   Santa Ana explores various forms of Asian... (read more)

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Kafka: The Years of Insight
Kafka: The Years of Insight
by Reiner Stach
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"Stach's plentiful virtues include his vivid social and historical panoramas, especially of the years of war, epidemics, and inflation; his narrative brio (the greatest part of the book is riveting); and his indefatigable scholarship, providing access to... (read more)

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Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone's Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit} (Contemp North American Poetry)
Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William Poundstone's Project for Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit} (Contemp North American Poetry)
by Jessica Pressman
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Electronic literature is a rapidly growing area of creative production and scholarly interest. It is inherently multimedial and multimodal, and thus demands multiple critical methods of interpretation. Reading Project: A Collaborative Analysis of William... (read more)

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Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time
Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare's Time
by Garry Wills
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Shakespeares plays abound with kings and leaders who crave a public stage and seize every opportunity to make their lives a performance: Antony, Cleopatra, Richard III, Othello, and many others. Such self-dramatizing characters appear in the work of... (read more)

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
by Daniel Hahn
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The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that... (read more)

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Theory of the Lyric
Theory of the Lyric
by Jonathan Culler
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What sort of thing is a lyric poem? An intense expression of subjective experience? The fictive speech of a specifiable persona? Examining ancient and modern poems from Sappho to Ashbery, Jonathan Culler reveals the limitations of these two models--the... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #28: Theocritus. Moschus. Bion
Loeb Classical Library #28: Theocritus. Moschus. Bion
by Neil (edt) Hopkinson
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Theocritus (early third century BCE), born in Syracuse and also active on Cos and at Alexandria, was the inventor of the bucolic genre. Like his contemporary Callimachus, Theocritus was a learned poet who followed the aesthetic, developed a generation... (read more)

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Jack London on Adventure: Words of Wisdom from an Expert Adventurer
Jack London on Adventure: Words of Wisdom from an Expert Adventurer
by Jack London
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Jack London was a writer, but more than that, he was an adventurer who wrote about his adventures. Growing up working class in San Francisco, London diligently scrounged out a life riding trains, pirating oysters, working on a sealing ship, and working... (read more)

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Richard Ford and the Ends of Realism (New American Canon)
Richard Ford and the Ends of Realism (New American Canon)
by Ian Mcguire
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Richard Ford and the Ends of Realism examines the work of award-winning American novelist and short story writer Richard Ford, and places it firmly in the context of contemporary debates about the role and meaning of literary realism in a postmodern... (read more)

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The Poetry of John Milton
The Poetry of John Milton
by Gordon Teskey
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John Milton is regarded as the greatest English poet after Shakespeare. Yet for sublimity and philosophical grandeur, Milton stands almost alone in world literature. His peers are Homer, Virgil, Dante, Wordsworth, and Goethe: poets who achieve a total... (read more)

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Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature
Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature
by Judith Madera
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Black Atlas presents definitive new approaches to black geography. It focuses attention on the dynamic relationship between place and African American literature during the long nineteenth century, a volatile epoch of national expansion that gave rise to... (read more)

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Faulkner's Geographies (Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha)
Faulkner's Geographies (Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha)
by Jay (edt) Watson
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The recent spatial turn in social theory and cultural studies opens up exciting new possibilities for the study of William Faulkner's literature. The fictional domains of Yoknapatawpha County and Jefferson, Mississippi, are not simply imagined... (read more)

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Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission
Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission
by Kevin Ohi
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Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms “thwarted transmission.” Such scenes, however,... (read more)

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