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Studies in Medievalism XXIII

Ethics in post-medieval responses to the Middle Ages form the main focus of this volume. The six opening essays tackle such issues as the legitimacy of reinventing medieval customs and ideas, at what point the production and enjoyment of caricaturizing the Middle Ages become inappropriate, how medievalists treat disadvantaged communities, and the tension between political action and ethics in medievalism. The eight subsequent article...

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Indian Tales (Puffin Books)

Many great Indian stories have been told to us over the years and we never get tired of hearing them. Here is a book that talks about the adventures and misfortunes of gods and demons. Readers will also find stories of animals and the lives of the village folk in India. All of them are stories of wisdom with morals. Young readers will enjoy this collection of stories that have both happy and sad endings.

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Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America

Women’s travel narratives recording journeys north and south along the eastern seaboard and west onto the Ohio frontier enhance our historical understanding of early America. Drawing extensively from primary sources, Traveling Women documents women’s role in westward settlement and emphasizes travel as a culture-building event. Susan Clair Imbarrato closely examines women’s accounts of their journeys from 1700 to 1830, including Sara...

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Mark Twain's Correspondence with Henry Huttleston Rogers, 1893-1909

This collection of correspondence between Clemens and Rogers may be thought of as a continuation of Mark Twain's Letters to His Publishers, 1867-1894, edited by Hamlin Hill. It completes the story begun there of Samuel Clemens's business affairs, especially insofar as they concern dealings with publishers; and it documents Clemens's progress from financial disaster, with the Paige typesetter and Webster & Company, to renewed pros...

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Not Your Usual Founding Father

This engaging book reveals Benjamin Franklin’s human side—his tastes and habits, his enthusiasms, and his devotion to democracy and the people of the United States. Three hundred years after his birth, we may remember Franklin’s famous Autobiography, or his status as framer of the Declaration of Independence and the peace with Great Britain, or his experiments in electricity, or perhaps his sage advice on diligence and thrift. But hi...

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Vox Super-Mini Spanish and English Dictionary, 3rd Edition

The bestselling Spanish-English dictionary perfect for home, school, and work The Vox Super-Mini Spanish and English Dictionary has helped Spanish-language learners read, write, and understand this popular language more successfully than any other portable dictionary on the market. This new edition of this bestselling Vox title has been expanded with 32 additional pages and has been revised and updated from front to back. Reset to pr...

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Modern European Criticism and Theory: A Critical Guide

Modern European Criticism and Theory offers the reader a comprehensive critical overview of the widespread and profound contest of ideas within European 'theory'. The book focuses primarily on the thought of major voices in poetics, philosophy, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, as well as in literary and cultural studies from the Enlightenment to the present day. Examining how conceptions of subjectivity, identity and gender have been...

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Martial: The World of the Epigram

In this age of the sound bite, what sort of author could be more relevant than a master of the epigram? Martial, the most influential epigrammatist of classical antiquity, was just such a virtuoso of the form, but despite his pertinence to today’s culture, his work has been largely neglected in contemporary scholarship. Arguing that Martial is a major author who deserves more sustained attention, William Fitzgerald provides an insigh...

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Mosaic of Juxtaposition

William S. Burroughs' experimental narratives, from the 1959 publication of Naked Lunch through the late trilogy of the 1980s, have provided readers with intriguing challenges and, for some, disheartening frustrations. Yet, these novels continue to generate new interest and inspire new insights among an increasing and evolving readership. This book addresses the unique characteristics of Burroughs' narrative style in order to discove...

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New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative

Examining a rich new generation of Latin American writers, this collection offers new perspectives on the current status of Latin American literature in the age of globalization. Authors explored are from the Boom and Postboom periods, including those who combine social preoccupations, like drug trafficking, with aesthetic ones.