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In these idiosyncratic, subtly rhymed and occasionally violent lyrics, Frost runs her tongue along the edge of the knife dividing wit from rage.

Trine Erotic

By Alice Andrews
Subjects: Literature

The first novel to fully explore evolutionary psychology, Trine Erotic explores what it means to love and write in a memetic, Darwinian world.

Red Ink

Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.

Fairy Tales Framed

Edited by Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Subjects: History

Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.

Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle

By Ursula McTaggart
Subjects: History

Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.

The Interpreter

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.

Mentors, Muses & Monsters

Thirty writers look back at the the people, events, and books that launched their literary lives.

Figures of Simplicity

A fascinating comparison of the work of Heinrich von Kleist and Herman Melville.

Environmental Evasion

By Lloyd Willis
Subjects: Literature

Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.

Queer Times, Queer Becomings

Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.

An Unprecedented Deformation

Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.

Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination

Study of self-consciousness in Hegel and Shakespeare.

Pancake Hollow Primer

By Laurence Carr
Subjects: Literature

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.

In Search Of…

Edited by Haifa Mahabir
Subjects: Literature

Stories traversing oceans and continents in the common search for identity and place.

Coach

Edited by Andrew Blauner
Preface by David Duchovny
Foreword by Bill Bradley
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

Twenty-five celebrated writers share the encouraging words and timeless wisdom of the coaches who influenced their lives.

Guilty

A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.

West-East Divan

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Translated by Martin Bidney & Peter Anton von Arnim
Introduction by Martin Bidney
Commentaries by Martin Bidney
Subjects: Literature

Translations of Goethe’s poems about Arabia and Persia and his essays on Islamic culture.

Embodied Shame

Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.

The Medusa Effect

Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.

Bound by the City

Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.

Birth and Death of the Housewife

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.

Rewriting Difference

A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray's reading and re-writing of Ancient Greek texts.

Making Poems

Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.

Knife Song Korea

A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.