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All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
by David Gessner
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Archetypal wild man Edward Abbey and proper, dedicated Wallace Stegner left their footprints all over the western landscape. Now, the award-winning nature writer David Gessner follows the ghosts of these two remarkable writer-environmentalists--from... (read more)

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The Shelf: From Leq to Les: Adventures in Extreme Reading
The Shelf: From Leq to Les: Adventures in Extreme Reading
by Phyllis Rose
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Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment—to read her way through a random shelf of library books, LEQ-LES Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library... (read more)

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Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope Between Britain and Ireland
Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope Between Britain and Ireland
by John Mccourt
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Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope between Britain and Ireland is the first book-length study of the great Victorian novelist's relationship with Ireland, the country which became his second home and was the location of his first personal and... (read more)

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So We Read on: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
So We Read on: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
by Maureen Corrigan
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"Maureen Corrigan has produced a minor miracle: a book about The Great Gatsby that stands up to Gatsby itself" --Michael Cunningham. It's a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great... (read more)

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Mark Twain in China
Mark Twain in China
by Selina Lai-henderson
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Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835–1910) has had an intriguing relationship with China that is not as widely known as it should be. Although he never visited the country, he played a significant role in speaking for the Chinese people both... (read more)

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Joyce and Militarism (Florida James Joyce)
Joyce and Militarism (Florida James Joyce)
by Greg Winston
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andldquo;Greg Winston has produced a marvelous, deeply researched, and lucid story of Joyceandrsquo;s exploration of the personal and social effects of the European cult of militarism. This is a significant contribution to interpretations of Joyce... (read more)

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Magna Carta: Manuscripts and Myths
Magna Carta: Manuscripts and Myths
by Claire Breay
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Magna Carta is the most famous document in English history. And yet its survival is purely accidental. King John, who negotiated the document with his rebellious barons, had no intention of honouring its contents. Annulled by the pope within weeks of... (read more)

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Dante: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Dante: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Peter Hainsworth
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In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe.... (read more)

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Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life
Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic Life
by Eric G. Wilson
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Shoot straight from the hip. Tell it like it is. Keep it real. We love these commands, especially in America, because they invoke what we love to believe: that there is an authentic self to which we can be true. But while we mock Tricky Dick and... (read more)

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Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture
Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture
by Gail (edt) Ashton
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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture.Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including... (read more)

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Two-Way Mirror: A Poetry Notebook
Two-Way Mirror: A Poetry Notebook
by David Meltzer
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The poem is perhaps the highest verbal form of communication. It illuminates and it conceals. It is as precise and as vague as a mirror. Two-Way Mirror is a classic book of poetics by Beat Generation poet David Meltzer. Written in short remarks... (read more)

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Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film
Miniature Metropolis: Literature in an Age of Photography and Film
by Andreas Huyssen
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Europe's modernizing metropolises offered a sensory experience unlike anything that had come before. Cities became laboratories bubbling with aesthetic experimentation in old and new media, and from... (read more)

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Toni Morrison and Literary Tradition: The Invention of an Aesthetic
Toni Morrison and Literary Tradition: The Invention of an Aesthetic
by Justine Baillie
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Toni Morrison and Literary Tradition explores Toni Morrison's construction of alternative and oppositional narratives of history and places her work as central to the imagining and re-imagining of American and diasporic identities. Covering the Nobel... (read more)

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Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity
Re-Humanising Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity
by Andrew Mousley
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Can Shakespeare help us with the question of how to live? Re-Humanising Shakespeare argues that although Shakespeare strikingly dramatizes various kinds of uncertainty and scepticism, including scepticism about what it is to be human, his work can still... (read more)

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Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love (Idiom Inventing Writing Theory Fup)
Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love (Idiom Inventing Writing Theory Fup)
by Michal Ben-naftali
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A unique feminist approach to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, Chronicle of Separation is a disparate yet beautifully interwoven series of distinct readings, genres, and themes, offering a powerful reflection of love in-and as-deconstruction. Looking... (read more)

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Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National Transformation in Modern China
Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National Transformation in Modern China
by Carlos Rojas
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The collapse of China's Qing dynasty coincided roughly with discoveries that helped revolutionize views of infectious disease. Together, these parallel developments generated a set of paradigm shifts in the understanding of society, the individual, as... (read more)

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The Elementary Sherlock Holmes: Things You Didn't Know about Literature's Greatest Detective
The Elementary Sherlock Holmes: Things You Didn't Know about Literature's Greatest Detective
by Matthew Bunson
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An absorbing miscellany of Sherlockiana covering all the novels, the stories, the characters, and the TV and film adaptations Sherlock Holmes has become such an iconic figure that hes almost real. Hes on our TV screens, hes in our films, and, of... (read more)

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How to Chat Someone Up at a Funeral: And Other Awkward Social Situations
How to Chat Someone Up at a Funeral: And Other Awkward Social Situations
by Mark Leigh
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A humorous guide to etiquette in more than 60 totally awkward social situations Most etiquette guides will tell you the proper way to eat asparagus or the correct way to address a dignitary—but they fail abysmally when it comes to offering... (read more)

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Pointless Book 2: Continued by Alfie Deyes Finished by You
Pointless Book 2: Continued by Alfie Deyes Finished by You
by Alfie Deyes
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Alfie Deyes is back with another installment of his unique brand of nothingness. Bigger, better, and even more pointless, The Pointless Book 2 is once again full of hilarious challenges and crazy activities, and the ultimate accessory to Alfie's... (read more)

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Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love (Idiom Inventing Writing Theory Fup)
Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love (Idiom Inventing Writing Theory Fup)
by Michal Ben-naftali
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A unique feminist approach to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, Chronicle of Separation is a disparate yet beautifully interwoven series of distinct readings, genres, and themes, offering a powerful reflection of love in-and as-deconstruction. Looking... (read more)

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