Literature and Literary Criticism

The Face: A Cultural Geography

Author: 

Roth, Marty

Credentials: 

Marty Roth is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota.

The face circulates through most things of this world: anything that has presence, that presents itself, that has a front, a surface, an appearance, an aspect, a reputation, or honor – anything that confronts, opposes, or defies – has a face. And the face is a front: from the back it is just a head, a radically different entity. In this exciting new book, distinguished philosopher Marty Roth pursues considerations of the human face in art, literature, philosophy, and other manifestations of human culture.

Market: 
Philosophy, Art, Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Literature, History, Human Physiology
Release Date: 
December 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537505 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer, 2nd Revised Edition

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Zelda Kahan Newman is retired from Lehman College/CUNY. She has written academic papers on Talmudic chant and Hassidic Yiddish. She is the English language translator of the Yiddish poet Rivka Basman Ben-Haim and has published a dual-language book titled The Thirteenth Hour, with the poet’s original Yiddish poems alongside Kahan Newman’s English translations

Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish, wrote an autobiographical memoir that left many questions unanswered. Why does she say of her wedding day only that she wore new shoes and fell in the snow? Did she join those who saw communism as the answer to the Jewish problem? Why did she leave Israel after having spent only three years there? It took Zelda Kahan Newman’s research at three archives, the YIVO archive in New York, the Municipal Jewish Library in Montreal, and the Machon Lavon archive in Ne’ot Afeka, Israel, to discover the answers to these questions.

Market: 
Literature, History, Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women’s Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature,
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537338 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Nietzsche and Joyce Carol Oates: Nietzschean Themes in The Wonderland Quartet

Author: 

Horvath, Dorota Olivia, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Dorota Olivia Horvath received her Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Kent. She has been a visiting Ph.D. associate at Queen Mary University, London, and a visiting Fulbright fellow at New York University.

Nietzsche and Joyce Carol Oates explores the American novelist’s The Wonderland Quartet through a reading of the German philosopher’s seminal works. In the four books of The Wonderland QuartetA Garden of Earthly Delights (1967), Expensive People (1968), the National Book Award-winning Them (1969), and Wonderland (1971) – Oates aestheticizes cultural experiments after the Nietzschean proclamation of “God is dead” permeated American culture from about 1950.

Market: 
Literature, Philosophy, American Studies, Cultural History, American Novels, Joyce Carol Oates, Friedrich Nietzsche
Release Date: 
November 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532487 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Drama According to Alexander Bakshy, 1916-1946

Author: 

Russo, James R., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

James R. Russo is an independent scholar. He holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and has taught theater and drama courses there and at the University of Richmond.

A Russian Jew who spent most of his life in England and America, Alexander Bakshy (1885-1949) was a theater critic and literary translator. He was also an innovative theorist who applied to theater the discourse of self-reflexive modernism, prizing anti-illusionist medium-awareness. Indeed, he was something of a pioneer in the area of “spectatorship” and medium-awareness, going so far as to argue in favor of the modernist idea of overt presentationalism on stage as opposed to disingenuous representationalism.

Market: 
Performing Arts, Theater, Literature, Russia, Modernism
Release Date: 
September 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532760 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
212
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing

Author: 

Pouille, Adrien-teaches French, Francophone, and African literatures and cinemas at Wabash College, in Indiana

Credentials: 

He has contributed to The Obama Phenomenon: Change We Can (2011) and African Cultural Production and The Question of Humanism (2019). He co-authored, A Saafi-Saafi (Sébikotane Variety) and English/French Dictionary (2016).

In Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing, Adrien Pouille aims to expand the conversation on what human journeys may signify in the African context with several oral and modern narratives. As one of the main informants about African migration, popular journalism has propagated a traumatic and materialistic view of African temporal and spatial movements. Such a reductive conception of the African journeys can also be found on the continent, where leaving home, to the West in particular, may be viewed by many as a quest for nothing more than economic prosperity.

Market: 
Literature, Political Science, African Studies, Migration, Africa, Immigration, Identity Studies, Journalism
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532814
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Cognition, Cultural Moments, and the Literary March Toward Civil Rights

Author: 

O’Neill, Michael, J.D., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Michael O’Neill holds a J.D. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in English from The George Washington University. He has practiced law as a prosecutor, appellate attorney, and Congressional counselor and taught English at George Washington University.

In this visionary book, Michael O’Neill contends that literary fiction may enable individuals to transcend tribe-centered biases by fostering empathetic understanding. Drawing from a wealth of neuroscience research, it investigates how relatable and emotionally resonant characters can encourage readers to identify with others whose lives are markedly different from their own.

Market: 
Literature, Political Science, History, Identity Politics, Race Relations, Emotions, Culture
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532395 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Rewriting Indian History: Colonial Encounters in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Last Queen and Basavaraj Naikar’s The Queen of Kittur

Author: 

Laxmiprasad, P. V., Ph.D., Department of English, Satavahana University (India)

In this incisive new book, P. V. Laxmiprasad addresses two great Indian queens, Rani Chennamma of Kittur and Rani Jindan Kaur of Punjab, as characters in Indian fiction. The Queen of Kittur by Basavaraj Naikar highlights the themes of honor and glory, patriotism and freedom, betrayal and defeat of the royal family of Kittur as revealed by the life of Rani Chennamma. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel The Last Queen retells the life of Jindan Kaur of Punjab, a fearless queen whom history seems to have forgotten. Both the novels are precious jewels in Indian literature.

Market: 
Literature, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, Post-Colonial Literature, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Basavaraj Naikar, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Release Date: 
August 15, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532524 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Cultural Memory, Consciousness, and the Modernist Novel

Author: 

McParland, Robert, Professor of English, Felician University

Credentials: 

Author of Beyond Gatsby: How Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Writers of the 1920s Shaped American Culture, Philosophy and Literary Modernism, The People We Meet in Stories, and several other books

Cultural Memory, Consciousness, and the Modernist Novel is a study of the novel and consciousness in James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, D. H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf. This volume focuses on novels of the 1920s and engages in a study of Joyce’s epiphany and language play, Yeats’s esoteric philosophy, Lawrence’s vitalism, and Woolf’s stream of consciousness techniques. In this book readers enter the minds of Joyce’s characters Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom in the modern city, the esoteric quests of William Butler Yeats, the vitalism and explorations of D. H.

Market: 
Comparative Literature, British Literature, Modernism, Irish Literature, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, D. H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf,
Release Date: 
December 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538830 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Tagore as Philosophical Voyager: A Critical Study of "Gitanjali"

Author: 

Laxmiprasad, P. V., Ph.D., Department of English, Satavahana University (India)

A multi-faceted creative personality, Rabindranath Tagore is one of the greatest stalwarts of both English and Bengali literatures. He created a Renaissance in India, where people were awakened by the great corpus of creative work produced during the country’s struggle for independence from the British. Tagore was undoubtedly a champion of this literary protest. He produced masterpieces in Bengali literature and later translated them into English.

Market: 
Literature, Literary Theory, Colonial Literature, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Bengali Literature, Rabindranath Tagore
Release Date: 
May 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539370 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Light of Evening: A Brief Life of Jack Foley

Author: 

Foley, Jack, acclaimed poet

Credentials: 

Author of O Powerful Western Star -- Poetry & Art in California, Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry, and many other works

Jack Foley has been prominent in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene since the mid-1980s. The Light of Evening traces the arc of his life since his birth in New Jersey in 1940. Foley has spent his life in the pursuit of ways to continue writing poetry in a world in which the status of poetry has been seriously diminished. This candid autobiography offers a portrait of an artist who has continued to produce experimental as well as traditional work and who created theoretical underpinnings for that work.

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, Poetry, California, California Poets, Jack Foley, Autobiography
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538892 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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