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Blake, Kierkegaard, & the Spectre of Dialectic
Blake, Kierkegaard, & the Spectre of Dialectic
by Lorraine Clark
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This study traces affinities between the late prophetic poems of William Blake and the work of the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. Both feature concepts (the Spectre fought by Blake's poet-prophet Los, and Kierkegaard's idea of "dread") embodying a spirit... (read more)

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Greek Classics (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
Greek Classics (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human... (read more)

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Mutual Impressions: Writers from the Americas Reading One Another
Mutual Impressions: Writers from the Americas Reading One Another
by And Stavans Ilan Stavans
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It is commonly assumed that the United States and Latin America, culturally so different, move artistically to very different rhythms. Also common is the assumption that, with rare exception, the literary figures on one side of the global North/South... (read more)

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Inside Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel
Inside Angels & Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Bestselling Novel
by Dan Burstein
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Set against the backdrop of beautiful Baroque Rome, Inside Angels and Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the International Bestseller takes you inside the Vatican to see how the process of conclave and papal selection really works. Readers explore the... (read more)

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The Good Earth (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
The Good Earth (Cliffs Notes) - Study Notes
by Stephen Veo Huntley
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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on The Good Earth explores author Pearl S. Bucks insight into the lives of the Chinese people, particularly the peasant... (read more)

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The Language of Silence: West German Literature and the Holocaust
The Language of Silence: West German Literature and the Holocaust
by Ernestine Schlant
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Focussing on individual authors from Heinrich Boll to G3~nther Grass, Hermann Lenz to Peter Schneider, "The Language of Silence" offers an analysis of West German literature as it tries to come to terms with the Holocaust and its impact on postwar West... (read more)

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Swift's Parody (Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature & Thought)
Swift's Parody (Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature & Thought)
by Robert Phiddian
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Jonathan Swift"s prose has been discussed extensively as satire, but its major structural element, parody, has not received the attention it deserves. Focusing mainly on works before 1714, and especially on A Tale of a Tub, this study explores Swift"s... (read more)

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Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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PREFACE. I FEEL that the printing of my lectures brings with it a certain difficulty. Lectures intended to be read within the Museum, with a continual reference, implied and often expressed, to the place, the objects gathered within it and their... (read more)

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An Anthology of Elizabethan prose fiction
An Anthology of Elizabethan prose fiction
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This anthology contains five of the most important short works of Elizabethan prose fiction: George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F.J., John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit, Robert Greene's Pandosto: The Triumph of Time, Thomas Nashe's The... (read more)

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Hamlet's Mother & Other Women
Hamlet's Mother & Other Women
by Carolyn G Heilbrun
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In the three decades since her revolutionary and seminal article "The Character of Hamlet's Mother," Carolyn Heilbrun has been a prophet in the field of women and literature, gender and culture. This collection of graceful and uncompromising essays... (read more)

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Pushkin's Button
Pushkin's Button
by Serena Vitale
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Pushkin's Button is an astonishing tour de force, a riveting narrative about the four months of Pushkin's life leading up to his death on January 27, 1837. At the same time, the book is an astute, original assessment of Pushkin's literary and national... (read more)

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Jeanette Winterson: The Essential Guide to Contemporary Literature (Vintage Living Texts)
Jeanette Winterson: The Essential Guide to Contemporary Literature (Vintage Living Texts)
by Margaret Reynolds
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Poems That Live Forever
Poems That Live Forever
by Hazel Felleman
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Secrets of the Widow's Son: The Mysteries Surrounding the Sequel to the Da Vinci Code
Secrets of the Widow's Son: The Mysteries Surrounding the Sequel to the Da Vinci Code
by David A. Shugarts and Dan Burstein
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Secrets of the Widows Son is an unprecedented publishing event: a book about a book that has yet to be published. As the world waits breathlessly for Dan Brown to publish his sequel to The Da Vinci Code, this new book, Secrets of the Widows Son, prepares... (read more)

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Same River Twice
Same River Twice
by Alice Walker
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The Same River Twice is an exciting collection of work based on Alice Walker's groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple. It includes the never-used screenplay Walker wrote, never-before-seen diary entries and letters, as well as new... (read more)

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Beyond the Limit
Beyond the Limit
by Irina Ratushinskaya
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English translations accompany the original Russian texts of poems about conscience, imprisonment, exile, survival, hope, despair, betrayal, winter, and freedom.... (read more)

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Poems for America: 125 Poems That Celebrate the American Experience
Poems for America: 125 Poems That Celebrate the American Experience
by Carmela Ciuraru
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Featuring over 100 of the greatest poems ever written about the experiences, institutions, and landscapes that constitute America, this inspiring anthology celebrates the nation's incredible diversity, spirit, and freedom.... (read more)

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Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives
Bibliotherapy: The Girl's Guide to Books for Every Phase of Our Lives
by Beverly West
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Because women read books differently than guys do... Every woman knows ... books are more than a way to kill time on the bus — they're therapy that fits in our bag. Whether we're wallowing in a sullen perennial adolescence or our biological... (read more)

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Great Books for Girls 1ST Edition 1997
Great Books for Girls 1ST Edition 1997
by Kathleen Odean
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Landmark books such as Meeting at the Crossroads and the phenomenally successful Reviving Ophelia helped send hundreds of thousands of readers a sobering message: ours is a girl-poisoning culture. Parents may strive to raise strong, confident daughters... (read more)

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Twayne's United States Authors #0258: Willa Cather
Twayne's United States Authors #0258: Willa Cather
by Philip L Gerber
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In Willa Cather, Revised Edition, Philip Gerber refines and updates his seminal 1975 study, bringing fresh insights to Cather biography and criticism while providing a first-rate survey of the Cather canon. Arranging his material by genre and... (read more)

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