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Reform and Resistance

Explores the relationship between gender and identity in early medieval Germanic societies.

The Death of Empedocles

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 Gita within Walden

Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.

Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India

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.

East-West Poetry

By Martin Bidney
Subjects: Literature

Poetry that responds to the Qur’an and to the tradition it created.

Poets on the Edge

Edited and translated by Tsipi Keller
Introduction by Aminadav Dykman
Subjects: General Interest
Series: SUNY series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture

Selections from twenty-seven Hebrew poets, many of whose poems appear here in English for the first time.

Teaching Nonmajors

Delivers uncomplicated and useful techniques for better teaching to nonmajors in liberal arts courses.

Alterity and Narrative

Intertwines identity and culture to demonstrate how identity is negotiated over a given history.

Wang in Love and Bondage

By Wang Xiaobo
Translated by Hongling Zhang, Jason Sommer
Introduction by Hongling Zhang, and Jason Sommer
Subjects: Literature

The first English translation of work by Wang Xiaobo, one of the most important writers of twentieth-century China.

Dante and Derrida

Discusses Derrida as a religious thinker, reading Dante’s Commedia and Derrida’s religious writings together.

The Intelligence of Flowers

By Maurice Maeterlinck
Translated by Philip Mosley
Introduction by Philip Mosley
Subjects: Literature

A new translation of one of Maeterlinck’s four great nature essays.

Companion to Dante's Divine Comedy

An in-depth companion guide to Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Basho's Journey

By Matsuo Basho
Translated by David Landis Barnhill
Introduction by David Landis Barnhill
Subjects: Literature

Offers the most comprehensive collection of Basho's prose available, beautifully translated into English.

Emma; or, The Unfortunate Attachment

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.

Petrarch's Itinerarium

Edited and translated by H. James Shey
Introduction by H. James Shey
Subjects: Literature

A new edition of the Latin text of Petrarch’s Itinerarium.

Five Comedies

Two full-length and three one-act plays, translated here for the first time into English.

Islamic Legends Concerning Alexander the Great

Edited and translated by Z. David Zuwiyya
Introduction by Z. David Zuwiyya
Subjects: Literature

English translation and introductory study of a previously unedited Hispano-Arabic legend of Alexander the Great.

Zayas and Her Sisters, 2

A collection of essays on the novelist María de Zayas and other seventeenth century Spanish women writers.

Comedy, Tragedy, and Religion

By John Morreall
Subjects: Literature

Explicates the worldviews of comedy and tragedy, and analyzes world religions, finding some to be more comic, others more tragic.

The Time of Memory

Explores the mythology of memory, involuntary memory, and the relation between time and memory in the context of questions prominent in contemporary thought.

Encounters with Quebec

Edited by Susan L. Rosenstreich
Subjects: Literature

Examines works of Québécois narrative fiction from a variety of perspectives.

Tears

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, ...

Yeats's Heroic Figures

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 ...

Kingdoms

By Barry Targan
Subjects: Literature

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 ...

Alchemy and Finnegans Wake

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 ...

Old English Homily and Its Background

Essays on the largest body of prose work in Old English, by Stafford, Gatch, Smetana, Goddin, HuppéLetson, Nichols, Tandy, Jurovics, Dalbey, Szarmach.

Lord of the Panther Skin

By Shota Rustaveli
Translated by R. H. Stevenson
Subjects: Literature

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.