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What We See When We Read (Vintage Original)
What We See When We Read (Vintage Original)
by Peter Mendelsund
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"Wow....Mendelsund has changed the way I think about reading. Like the Wizard of Oz tornado, Mendelsund's lucid, questing prose and his surprising, joyful visuals collide to create a similar weather system inside the reader. Not only are you carried off... (read more)

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Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
by Betsy Bird
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Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved childrens books. Did Laura Ingalls cross paths with a band of mass murderers? Why was a Garth... (read more)

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The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Art Of...)
The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Art Of...)
by Carl Phillips
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The award-winning poet Carl Phillipss invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing In six insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the craft of poetry, its capacity for making a space... (read more)

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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (Vintage)
The Selected Letters of Willa Cather (Vintage)
by Andrew Jewell
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**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** Willa Cather’s letters—withheld from publication for more than six decades—are finally available to the public in this fascinating selection. The hundreds collected here range from witty... (read more)

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On Poets and Others
On Poets and Others
by Octavio Paz
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The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of... (read more)

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Paul Auster's Writing Machine: A Thing to Write with
Paul Auster's Writing Machine: A Thing to Write with
by Evija Trofimova
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Paul Auster is one of the most acclaimed figures in American literature. Known primarily as a novelist, Austers films and various collaborations are now gaining more recognition. Evija Trofimova offers a radically different approach to the authors wider... (read more)

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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph #92: Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature
Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph #92: Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature
by Wai-yee Li
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The Ming-Qing dynastic transition in seventeenth-century China was an epochal event that reverberated in Qing writings and beyond; political disorder was bound up with vibrant literary and cultural production. Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial... (read more)

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Lost in Time: Locating the Stranger in German Modernity (Spirituality in Education)
Lost in Time: Locating the Stranger in German Modernity (Spirituality in Education)
by June J. Hwang
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June J. Hwangs provocative Lost in Time explores discourses of timelessness in the works of central figures of German modernity such as Walter Benjamin, Georg Simmel, Siegfried Kracauer, and Helmuth Plessner, as well as those of Alfred Döblin... (read more)

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Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism (Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism)
Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism (Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism)
by S. E. Gontarski
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Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism explores the multi-faceted and formative impact of Gilles Deleuze on the development and our understanding of modernist thought in its philosophical, literary, and more broadly cultural manifestations... (read more)

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Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (America and the Long 19th Century)
Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (America and the Long 19th Century)
by Dana (edt) Luciano
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In Unsettled States, Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across... (read more)

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The Book Lover's Page-A-Day Calendar: A Year's Worth of Great Authors, Great Books, and Great Reading
The Book Lover's Page-A-Day Calendar: A Year's Worth of Great Authors, Great Books, and Great Reading
by Workman Publishing (cor)
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The Book Lover's Calendar offers insightful recommendations for readers of all interests. Crime fiction and history come together in A Murder on the Appian Way, Steven Saylor's lively novel set in ancient Rome. Wordsmiths will devour The Man Who Made... (read more)

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Ezra Pound's Eriugena (Historicizing Modernism)
Ezra Pound's Eriugena (Historicizing Modernism)
by Mark Byron
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Although the occult and neoplatonic influences that informed much of Ezra Pound's writing are well known, little attention has been paid to the specific influence of the heretical ninth-century cleric Johannes Scotus Eriugena on Pound's poetry and prose.... (read more)

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Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (America and the Long 19th Century)
Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies (America and the Long 19th Century)
by Dana (edt) Luciano
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In Unsettled States, Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across... (read more)

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Women's Fiction: From 1945 to Today (Continuum Literary Studies)
Women's Fiction: From 1945 to Today (Continuum Literary Studies)
by Deborah Philips
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Now in its second edition and with new chapters covering such texts as Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and 'yummy mummy' novels such as Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It, this is a wide-ranging survey of popular women's fiction from 1945... (read more)

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Djuna Barnes's Nightwood: "The World" and the Politics of Peace
Djuna Barnes's Nightwood: "The World" and the Politics of Peace
by Bonnie Roos
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Ranging over depression-era politics, the failures of the League of Nations, popular journalism and the Modernist culture exemplified by such writers as James Joyce and T.S. Eliot, this is a comprehensive exploration of the historical contexts of Djuna... (read more)

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The Reception of Robert Burns in Europe (Reception of British & Irish Authors Europe)
The Reception of Robert Burns in Europe (Reception of British & Irish Authors Europe)
by Murray Pittock
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Robert Burns (1759 -1796), Scotlands national poet and pioneer of the Romantic Movement, has been hugely influential across Europe and indeed throughout the world. Burns has been translated seven times as often as Byron, with 21 Norwegian translations... (read more)

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Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries
Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries
by Stephen Hebron
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What sets Mary Shelleys Frankenstein apart from so many other famous works of fiction? What special combination of creativity and vision made possible the drafting of Magna Carta—a document both so unprecedented and so fundamental to the concept of... (read more)

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A Life with Mary Shelley (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
A Life with Mary Shelley (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
by Barbara Johnson
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In 1980, deconstructive and psychoanalytic literary theorist Barbara Johnson wrote an essay on Mary Shelley for a colloquium on the writings of Jacques Derrida. The essay marked the beginning of Johnson's lifelong interest in Shelley as well as her first... (read more)

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Flashpoints #15: Fiction Beyond Secularism
Flashpoints #15: Fiction Beyond Secularism
by Justin Neuman
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Modernist thinkers once presumed a progressive secularity, with the novel replacing religious texts as societys moral epics. Yet religion—beginning with the Iranian revolution of 1979, through the collapse of communism, and culminating in the... (read more)

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Melville: Fashioning in Modernity (Dress, Body, Culture)
Melville: Fashioning in Modernity (Dress, Body, Culture)
by Stephen Matterson
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Melville: Fashioning in Modernity considers all of the major fiction with a concentration on lesser-known work, and provides a radically fresh approach to Melville, focusing on: clothing as socially symbolic; dress, power and class; the transgressive... (read more)

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