A visionary journey into the crucible in which America was born, a tale of love and war and of a master shaman who folds time to seek the key to the survival of his people.
Thirty writers look back at the the people, events, and books that launched their literary lives.
Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.
A fascinating comparison of the work of Heinrich von Kleist and Herman Melville.
Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.
Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.
Study of self-consciousness in Hegel and Shakespeare.
An insightful and often humorous tale of rural life and how an old house and its land can bring a broken person back to wellness.
Stories traversing oceans and continents in the common search for identity and place.
Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.
A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.
Translations of Goethe’s poems about Arabia and Persia and his essays on Islamic culture.
Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.
Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.
Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.
First English translation of Paola Masino’s Nascita e morte della massaia, her most controversial novel that provoked Fascist censorship for its critical portrayal of marriage and motherhood.
A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray's reading and re-writing of Ancient Greek texts.
Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.
Explores the development of the Chinese martial arts novel.
A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.
Explores the relationship between gender and identity in early medieval Germanic societies.
Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.
The definitive scholarly edition and new translation of all three versions of Hölderlin’s poem, The Death of Empedocles, and his related theoretical essays.
The oldest surviving anthology of lyric poems from India, the Sattasai presents the many aspects of love and provides a realistic counterpart to the Kāmasūtra.
The story of a 17th century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.
Poetry that responds to the Qur’an and to the tradition it created.
Delivers uncomplicated and useful techniques for better teaching to nonmajors in liberal arts courses.
Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.
The first English translation of work by Wang Xiaobo, one of the most important writers of twentieth-century China.
Looks at the relationship between religion and literature and how both have appealed to the Western spiritual sensibility.
A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.
An in-depth companion guide to Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Offers the most comprehensive collection of Basho's prose available, beautifully translated into English.
An analysis of how Oprah's Book Club has changed America's reading habits.
An early British novel, attributed to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, which explores the problems of first impressions and arranged marriages from the perspective of a woman who would suffer the long-term consequences of both.
A new translation of Sand's most popular novella, known for its brevity, liveliness, and exemplary storytelling, together with two of Sand's most admired short stories.
A new edition of the Latin text of Petrarch’s Itinerarium.
Provocative essays and short tales that explore the effect of technology and new media on our everyday lives.
A collection of essays on the novelist María de Zayas and other seventeenth century Spanish women writers.
English translation and introductory study of a previously unedited Hispano-Arabic legend of Alexander the Great.
Ten short stories and a dramatic monologue by one of contemporary Austria's most important and provocative writers.
Explores how modern folklore, through its preservation of ballads and folktales, supplements our understanding of the oral tradition and enhances our knowledge of early literature.
Explores both postcoloniality and translation theory, history, and practice in languages and cultures outside the chief Eurocentric orbit.
The fate of the hero-gambler, as described by Dostoevsky, Balzac, Poe, and others, is the focus of this unprecedented exploration of gambling and the human psyche.
Explicates the worldviews of comedy and tragedy, and analyzes world religions, finding some to be more comic, others more tragic.
Explores the mythology of memory, involuntary memory, and the relation between time and memory in the context of questions prominent in contemporary thought.
Examines works of Québécois narrative fiction from a variety of perspectives.
Examines the role of language in Nietzsche's thought, including the relationship between style and subjectivity, the semiological underpinnings of his theory of tragedy, his naturalism, and his theory of language and rhetoric.
An in-depth study of the thought of contemporary Spanish philosopher Julian Marias, in the context of Ortega y Gasset and his times and twentieth-century Spanish culture.
Robinson sets up a dialogue between feminist critical theory and contemporary women's fiction in order to argue for a new way of reading the specificity of women's writing. Through theoretically informed ...
Analysis of the literature demonstrates a link between the growing secularism and careerism of the late middle ages and the reduction of women’s social status and public options.
In Tears, the author explores theoretical issues raised by the intersection of philosophy, literature, art, architecture, and theology. The critical accounts of thinkers like Derrida, Blanchot, Jabès, ...
Heroic man and "the lies of history," the myths that surrounded them, were vital to the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. This study examines the four Anglo-Irish historical figures who dominated his life ...
The mother dies by random accident. The father's friend, swayed by "the crudest concept of tragedy. ..the simple fall of men from whatever heights they have achieved," kills himself.
These are the events ...
In the first full-length study of Joyce's direct and indirect use of alchemical allusions, DiBernard shows how an awareness of the alchemical metaphor guides a reader through the richness of Finnegans ...
Essays on the largest body of prose work in Old English, by Stafford, Gatch, Smetana, Goddin, HuppéLetson, Nichols, Tandy, Jurovics, Dalbey, Szarmach.
This classic medieval romance of chivalry by an outstanding figure in a brilliant period of Georgian literature has affinities with both the Persian tradition and that of the West.