Essays & Literary Criticism
(by first listed author)
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Women's Studies / Literary Criticism

The Voyage In

Sixteen articles on the female novel of development or Bildungsroman
Abel, Elizabeth; Hirsch, Marianne; and Langland, Elizabeth, eds.

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Literary Criticism - Women / Literary Criticism - 18th Century / Literary Criticism - 19th Century

New World Courtships

Varieties of marriage in early American and British novels
Adams-Campbell, Melissa M.

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Literary Criticism - Caribbean & Latin American / Holocaust Studies / Jewish Studies

On the Edge of the Holocaust

Sheds new light on the views and attitudes of Latin American writers during the Nazi era
Aizenberg, Edna

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Jewish Studies / Literary Criticism

The Legend of the Wandering Jew

This book traces the enduring legend and changing meanings of the Wandering Jew through the ages
Anderson, George K.

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Biography - Political / American History / Literary Criticism - American

Theodore Roosevelt

Understanding Theodore Roosevelt through his writings
Bailey, Thomas and Katherine Joslin

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Literary Criticism - Russian & Soviet / Literary Criticism - American / Literary Criticism - 20th Century

The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen

Race, domesticity, and consumerism in the Cold War era
Baldwin, Kate A.

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Memoir / Women's Studies / Humor

Babes in Boyland

A humorous and provocative account of being a female undergraduate at Dartmouth College in its turbulent first years of co-education
Barreca, Gina

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Women's Studies / Humorous Essays

They Used to Call Me Snow White . . . But I Drifted

With a comprehensive new introduction by the author, a reissue of the influential text on women’s humor
Barreca, Gina

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Biography - Writers / Essays / Humor

Make Mine a Double

Bottoms up! This landmark celebration of women and drink chips away at traditional images of gender, one ice-cube at a time.
Barreca, Gina, ed.

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Literary Criticism - American / Native American Studies / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism

Native Land Talk

How Native Americans and African Americans redefined nativity and shaped eighteenth- and nineteenth-century perceptions of rights, freedom, and belonging
Ben-zvi, Yael

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Literary Criticism - American / Literary Criticism / Native American Studies

The National Uncanny

A unique look at Native American ghosts and US literature.
Bergland, Renée L.

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Jewish Studies / Rhetoric / Jewish Literary Criticism

Jewish Rhetorics

Addresses the plurality of Jewish approaches to rhetoric and traditions from ancient times to the present day
Bernard-Donals, Michael, and Janice W. Fernheimer, editors

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Literary Criticism - American / Comparative Literature

The Imaginary and Its Worlds

A study of the American imaginary in transnational America
Bieger, Laura, Ramón Saldívar, and Johannes Voelz, eds.

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Literary Criticism - American / American Government / Political Philosophy

A More Conservative Place

An intervention toward understanding the recent dark political and intellectual days
Bové, Paul A.

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Comparative Literature / Literary Criticism - American / Literary Criticism - Caribbean & Latin American

Hemispheric Imaginations

An extensive study of fictional representations of Latin America in North American literature
Breinig, Helmbrecht

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Essays

Where the Great River Rises

A lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of the natural and human elements that comprise the Upper Connecticut River watershed
Brown, Rebecca A., ed.

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Literary Criticism - American / Literary Criticism / Native American Studies / Native American Studies

Captivity and Sentiment

Examines how traditional dichotomies give way to emergent cultural forms in the literature of captivity.
Burnham, Michelle

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Literary Criticism - African American

Ghosts of the African Diaspora

A specter haunts African diaspora literature
Chassot, Joanne

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Holocaust Studies / Literary Criticism - Women / Women's Studies

Holocaust Mothers and Daughters

An astonishing analysis of Jewish mother-daughter relations before, during, and after the Shoah as described in daughters’ memoirs
Clementi, Federica K.

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Ethics & Moral Philosophy / Essays

The Heart Is a Little to the Left

“An abundance of wisdom in an economy of words” by an activist preacher
Coffin, William Sloane

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Creative Writing

Good Naked

A practical, humorous guide to improving your writing and your life
Cole, Joni B.

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Creative Writing

Toxic Feedback

How writers can make the best of even the worst criticism
Cole, Joni B.

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Humor

Away Happens

A unique glimpse of real life on an island off the coast of Maine
Crossman, Phil

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Literary Criticism - English / Language Reference / Dictionaries

A Blake Dictionary

The requisite guide to Blake’s ideas and symbols
Damon, S. Foster, New Foreword and Bibliography by Morris Eaves

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Creative Writing / Higher Education / Language Study & Teaching

The Power of Writing

Why writing matters in higher education
Donahue, Christiane, and Kelly Blewett, editors

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Architecture / Landscape Architecture / Essays

The Collected Writings of Beatrix Farrand

Landscape gardener Beatrix Farrand’s written work, in print for the first time
Farrand, Beatrix; Carmen Pearson, ed.

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Literary Criticism - 20th Century / Literary Criticism - American / Literary Criticism - Politics

World Beats

The Beats through a global lens
Fazzino, Jimmy

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Literary Criticism - English

Romantic Women Writers

Essays forging a new definition of Romanticism that includes the wide range of women's artistic expression.
Feldman, Paula R., and Theresa M. Kelley, eds.

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Jewish Studies / Biography / Literary Criticism

Yehuda Amichai

An astonishing revision of the prevailing critical analysis of the poetry of Yehuda Amichai, based on newly discovered materials
Gold, Nili Scharf

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Literary Criticism - American / Literary Criticism - Nature

Shreds of Matter

A transatlantic examination of a celebrated American author
Greve, Julius

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British & European History / Fiction & Literature / Literary Criticism - French

The Life of a Simple Man
Trans. from the French


A classic in France, this moving first-person story can be read as a fictional account, as well as the best kind of material for historians of 19th-century French peasant life.
Guillaumin, Emile. Eugen Weber, ed. and introd.; Margaret Crosland, rev. trans.

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Nature / Essays

The Way to the Salt Marsh

John Hay reveals the ubiquitous but often unnoticed emblems all around us
Hay, John. Christopher Merrill, ed. and introd

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Literary Criticism

The Re-creation of Landscape

Compares the common concerns and impulses behind the works of four artists and writers, and demonstrates that the verbal and visual sides of romanticism are parts of a coherent whole.
Heffernan, James A. W.

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American History / Cultural Studies / Literary Criticism

An American Body | Politic

A reflection on the metaphor of the body politic throughout American history
Herzogenrath, Bernd

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Jewish Literary Criticism / Literary Criticism - Religion / Literary Criticism - Historical Events

Self as Nation

Reveals the intimate ties between selfhood and nationality, life story and national narrative, through Hebrew autobiography
Hess, Tamar S.

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Creative Writing / Writing Craft

The Writing Habit

How turning writing into a habit is the best tool an author can possess.
Huddle, David

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Literary Criticism / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism / African-American Studies

Mariners, Renegades and Castaways

Available in its complete form for the first time since its original publication.
James, C. L. R. Donald E. Pease, Introd.

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Essays

Truck

A personal and transformative journey into mechanical intricacy and philosophical inquiry.
Jerome, John

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Literary Criticism / American Studies

Horizons of Enchantment

A unique and original reading of the American imaginary
Johannessen, Lene M.

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Creative Writing / Writing Craft

The Art of the Author Interview

A practical guide to one of the most rewarding forms of literary journalism.
Johnson, Sarah Anne

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Jewish Studies / 20th Century U.S. History / Criticism - Children's Literature

Raising Secular Jews

Through the lens of children’s literature, explores the largely untold story of secular Yiddish schools in America
Kadar, Naomi Prawer

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Literary Criticism / Cultural Studies / Immigration

Migrant Sites

A unique comparative study of immigrant and diaspora literatures in America
Kandiyoti, Dalia

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Creative Writing / Writing Craft

Motivate Your Writing!

Energize and organize your writing life by tapping your fundamental motivators.
Kelner, Stephen P., Jr.

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Media Studies / Business - Media & Communications / Journalism

The Return of the Moguls

Will the return of old-style individual ownership spark a renaissance in the newspaper business?
Kennedy, Dan

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Education / Essays

The Three-Legged Woman and Other Excursions in Teaching

The personal reflections and insights of one professor and writer on the experience of teaching at the “poorest college in America”
Klose, Robert

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Literary Criticism / Cultural Studies

Ghostly Communion

A cross-cultural approach to spiritual currents in nineteenth-century American life, letters, and culture.
Kucich, John J.

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Literary Criticism - Religion / Sexuality & Gender Studies / Judaism - Sacred Writings

The Soul of the Stranger

Evocative readings of the Torah through the lens of transgender experience, exploring the ways trans perspectives can enrich our understanding of religious texts, traditions, and God

Ladin, Joy

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Essays / Humor

Where Does the Wild Goose Go?

A third collection of stories by a master raconteur
Lange, Willem

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Comparative Literature / Literary Criticism - American / Transcendentalism

A Power to Translate the World

The impact of global thinkers on Emerson; Emerson’s impact on global thought
LaRocca, David and Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso

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American History / Literary Criticism - American / Semiotics & Theory

A Critical History of the New American Studies, 1970–1990

A look at a critical period in American Studies
Lenz, Günter H., Edited by Reinhard Isensee, Klaus J. Milich, Donald E. Pease, John Carlos Rowe

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Literary Criticism

The Rhetoric of Modernist Fiction

A wide-ranging response to The Rhetoric of Fiction.
Levitt, Morton

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Literary Criticism - American / Photography / Architecture / Biography & Letters

The Dickinsons of Amherst

A master photographer and three distinguished scholars document the physical world of Emily Dickinson.
Liebling, Jerome, Photographs. Christopher Benfey, Polly Longsworth, and Barton Levi St. Armand, eds.

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Fiction & Literature / Humor

archyology

America’s beloved archy and mehitabel finally return in these entrancing uncollected stories.
marquis, don. jeff adams, ed. and pref.; ed frascino, illus.

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Colonialism & Post-Colonialism / Film, TV, Visual Culture / Literary Criticism

Artificial Africas

A groundbreaking investigation of Western conceptions of Africa.
Mayer, Ruth

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American Government / Linguistics / Reference & Bibliography

Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes

An election-year guide to understanding the language of the electeds, spin-meisters, and flacks of American politics
McCutcheon, Chuck and Mark, David
with a Foreword by Jeff Greenfield

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Civil War / Bibliographies & Indexes / Rhetoric

States at War, Volume 2

A much-needed reference guide to New York for historians and students of the Civil War
Miller, Richard F., editor

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Nature Essays / Essays / Conservation

Living at the End of Time

Now back in print, Living at the End of Time is the story of a Thoreauvian experiment in simple living undertaken in the midst of the fast-paced electronic age
Mitchell, John Hanson

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Nature Essays / New England History / Literary Criticism - American

Walking Towards Walden

On a fifteen-mile bushwhack, exploring the whole idea of place
Mitchell, John Hanson

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Literary Criticism - Historical Events / Literary Criticism - African American / Biography - Writers

Writing for Justice

Transnational battles for freedom and a personal work of remembrance
Mortara, Elèna

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Literary Criticism - Politics / Globalization / Literary Criticism - American / Criticism

Dwelling in American

An original critique of the idea of American empire in the twenty-first century
Muthyala, John

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Poetry Criticism

Belief and Uncertainty in the Poetry of Robert Frost

A leading Frost critic guides the reader through some of the poet’s most challenging verse.
Pack, Robert

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Literary Criticism - African American / African-American Studies / Immigration

In the Name of the Mother

A bracingly original dialogue on modernity, class, and difference in the 20th century
Pardini, Samuele F. S.

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Ecology & Environmental Studies / Literary Criticism / Literary Criticism - American / Public Policy

Voices in the Wilderness

American nature writers as literary artists and political catalysts.
Payne, Daniel G.

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Essays / Books on Books

A Child’s Delight

An appealing guide to 33 neglected gems in children's literature by the author of A Reader's Delight.
Perrin, Noel

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Creative Writing

A Reader’s Delight

One of America’s finest essayists writes about 40 literary masterpieces that have been wrongfully forgotten or were ignored in the first place.
Perrin, Noel

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Essays

Amateur Sugar Maker

Noel Perrin presents this delightful account of building a sugarhouse and making maple sugar in Vermont.
Perrin, Noel. Robert Mac Lean, illus.

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Literary Criticism - French

Le Français - Instructor’s Manual and Audioscript
4th ed.


The third of three connected volumes of Le Français, making up a unique French language tutorial by the renowned creator of The Rassias Method®
Rassias, John A. and Jacqueline de La Chapelle Skubly

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French Language Study / Literary Criticism - French

Le Français
4th edition.


An innovative, dynamic, and dramatic approach to French language and culture for high school and college students
Rassias, John and Jacqueline de La Chapelle Skubly

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French Language Study / Literary Criticism - French

Le Français
4th edition.


An innovative, dynamic, and dramatic approach to French language and culture for high school and college students
Rassias, John and Jacqueline de La Chapelle Skubly

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Jewish Literary Criticism / Jewish Studies / Literary Criticism - Feminist

Feminist Rereadings of Rabbinic Literature

Novel readings of rabbinic literature from the perspective of feminism and gender reading theories
Raveh, Inbar

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Fiction & Literature

Two Stories of Prague
Trans. from the German


The first English translation of two stories from Rilke’s earliest prose work.
Rilke, Rainer Maria. Angela Esterhammer, introd. and trans.

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Art & Popular Culture / Art & Politics / Literary Criticism - Comics & Graphic Novels

No Laughing Matter

The role of race and ethnicity in global humor
Rosenthal, Angela, with David Bindman and Adrian W. B. Randolph

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Jewish Literary Criticism / Literary Criticism - Historical Events / Holocaust Studies

Holocaust Literature

A comprehensive assessment of Holocaust literature, from World War II to the present day
Roskies, David G., and Diamant, Naomi

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Philosophy / Literary Criticism - French

Letter to Beaumont, Letters Written from the Mountain, and Related Writings
Trans. from the French


Rousseau’s responses to the religious and political critics of his works
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Christopher Kelly and Eve Grace, eds. Christopher Kelly and Judith R. Bush, trans.

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Philosophy / Biography / Literary Criticism - French

Rousseau, Judge of Jean-Jacques: Dialogues
Trans. from the French


Rousseau’s complete work, unified in English for the first time, premiers with an original translation of his Dialogues
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Judith R. Bush, Christopher Kelly, and Roger D. Masters, trans.

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Philosophy / Literary Criticism - French

Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (First Discourse) and Polemics
Trans. from the French


Rousseau attacks the social and political effects of the dominant forms of scientific knowledge
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Judith R. Bush, Roger D. Masters, and Christopher Kelly, trans.

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Political Philosophy / Political Science & Government / Literary Criticism - French

Social Contract, Discourse on the Virtue Most Necessary for a Hero, Political Fragments, and Geneva Manuscript
Trans. from the French


One of the most important and influential works in Western political thought
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Judith R. Bush, Roger D. Masters, and Christopher Kelly, trans.

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Philosophy / Literary Criticism - French

Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (Second Discourse), Polemics, and Political Economy
Trans. from the French


The Second Discourse examines man in the true “state of nature,” prior to the formation of the first human societies
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Judith R. Bush, Roger D. Masters, Christopher Kelly, and Terence Marshall, trans.

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Philosophy / Literary Criticism - French / Music

Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music
Trans. from the French


Rousseau's major works, available for the first time in a uniform English edition, continue with a work that situates Rousseau's linguistic and musical theory within his larger philosophical system.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. John T. Scott, trans. and ed.

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Philosophy / Literary Criticism - French

Julie, or the New Heloise
Trans. from the French


A novel in which Rousseau reconceptualized the relationship of the individual to the collective and articulated a new moral paradigm
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Philip Stewart and Jean Vaché, trans. and eds

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Literary Criticism / American Studies

Afterlives of Modernism

A defense of liberalism in modernist and contemporary American writers
Rowe, John Carlos

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Literary Criticism - American / Literary Criticism - Historical Events / Political Philosophy

Enemies of All Humankind

Explores the legal justification for state-sanctioned violence
Schillings, Sonja

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Jewish Studies / Comparative Linguistics / German History

Inside the Antisemitic Mind

Exploring expressions of antisemitism in Germany today
Schwarz-Friesel, Monika and Jehuda Reinharz

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Literary Criticism / Classics

The Artistry of the Homeric Simile

An examination of the aesthetic qualities of the Homeric simile
Scott, William C.

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Creative Writing / Language Style Manuals / Language Reference

Danger on the Page

How to master the specific, day-to-day challenges of fiction writing
Shawver, Brian

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Creative Writing / Language Style Manuals / Language Reference

The Language of Fiction

This is not your grandfather’s style guide
Shawver, Brian

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Literary Criticism - Politics / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism / Literary Criticism - American

American Studies as Transnational Practice

The internationalization of American studies
Shu, Yuan and Donald E. Pease

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Composer/Musician / Literary Criticism - American / American Studies

Silencing the Sounded Self

Understanding John Cage in America’s experimental continuum
Shultis, Christopher

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Literary Criticism - American / Literary Criticism - Politics / Comparative Literature / American Studies

Shock and Awe

American exceptionalism, global power, and Mark Twain
Spanos, William V.

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Literary Criticism / Philosophy

Ethics through Literature

An investigation into the relationship between ethics, reading, and the creative imagination in Western culture
Stock, Brian

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African-American Studies / Literary Criticism - African American / Discrimination & Race

The Black Pacific Narrative

A literary and cultural geography of the black Pacific
Taketani, Etsuko

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Creative Writing / Writing Craft

The Book of Dialogue

This is a book about dialogue for writers: how to get characters talking in a way that vividly reveals who they are, what they are doing, and what’s coming next in your story.
Turco, Lewis

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Creative Writing / Reference & Bibliography

The Book of Literary Terms

An expert's indispensable guide to English letters and the writing arts.
Turco, Lewis

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Literary Collections - American / Literary Criticism - Nature / Travel Essays & Travelogues

Twain at Sea

An anthology of Mark Twain’s shipboard stories
Twain, Mark, Eric Paul Roorda, ed.

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Poetry / Literary Criticism - French

The Poems of François Villon
New bilingual French-English ed.


This bilingual edition of the 15th-century poet’s work incorporates recent scholarship.
Villon, François. Galway Kinnell, trans., introd., and notes

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American History - 19th Century / Literary Criticism / American Studies

Transcendental Resistance

A timely and engrossing critique of the New Americanists
Voelz, Johannes

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Poetry / Poetry Anthologies / Literary Collections

Obsession

The authoritative anthology of the unusual and challenging verse form, the sestina
Whitlow, Carolyn Beard and Marilyn Krysl, editors

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Comparative Linguistics / Memoir

To the Life of the Silver Harbor

The Cape as evoked and experienced by a legendary literary couple
Wilson, Reuel K.

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Art Study & Teaching / Higher Education / Literary Criticism - 19th Century

Art Schooled

One year in the life of the students, teachers, and artists at one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious art colleges
Witham, Larry

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Books & Reading / Essays / Memoir

The Nearest Thing to Life

On the meaning of fiction
Wood, James

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Leadership Education / Speeches / Higher Education

Forever New

The collected speeches of Dartmouth’s sixteenth president
Wright, James



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