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Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, Set

Eugene Benson

Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the... (read more)

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Essays in Biography

Joseph Epstein

"Epstein (former editor of American Scholar and author of Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit) brings an erudite gift for portraiture to the subjects of this volume's 40 essays. Focused primarily on figures from the 19th and 20th centuries (with occasional... (read more)

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Short Story Criticism #97: Short Story Criticism Vol 97

Jelena Krstovic

Each volume in this series presents biographical and critical information on four to eight short story writers and a historical survey of the critical response to their work. A cumulative title index to the entire series is available separately (included... (read more)

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Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature (Toronto Italian Studies)

Robin Pickering-iazzi

The first of its kind in English, Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature is a selection of readings from Italian fiction and non-fiction writers on the subject of the Mafia. Among the renowned writers featured are Giovanni Verga... (read more)

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Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics Across North America (American Poets in the 21st Century)

Claudia Rankine

Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century is an exciting sequel to its predecessors in the American Poets in the 21st Century series. Like the earlier anthologies, this volume includes generous selections of poetry by some of the best poets of... (read more)

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The Physics of Superheroes

James Kakalios

A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science  Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books,... (read more)

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Contributions in Women's Studies #203: Women's Vision in Western Literature: The Empathic Community

Laurence M Porter

From ancient Greece through the present day, women writers have confronted the male urge to make war by imagining communities in which intuitive bonding among individuals questions and replaces masculinist values of aggression and competition. Women's... (read more)

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