Literature and Literary Criticism

Ernest Hemingway and the Short Story

Author: 

Köseman, Zennure

Credentials: 

Zennure Köseman is Associate Professor at Inönü University, in Malatya, Turkey. She received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Hacettepe University. She holds an M.A. in History from Bilkent University, focusing on American, British, and Ottoman histories, and a Ph.D. from Hacettepe University’s American Culture and Literature Department.

Ernest Hemingway pioneered the short story genre by prioritizing economy of prose. He also wrote the shortest short story: his famous six-word “For Sale: Baby Shoes Never Worn!” The whole story embodies these words, which are semantically meaningful. Influenced by Edgar Allan Poe’s “single-effect” theory, each story drives the reader to concentrate on a substantial controlling idea that directs the story from beginning to end.

Market: 
Literature, American Studies, History, American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modernism, Identity Studies, Hemingway
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537109 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Feminist Fiction and the Indian Partition of 1947: New Perspectives

Author: 

Gupta, Priyanka

Credentials: 

Priyanka Gupta is Assistant Professor in the Masters of Business Administration Program at the Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Jammu, India.

The Partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947 unleashed unprecedented violence. In Feminist Fiction and the Indian Partition of 1947, Indian scholar Priyanka Gupta explores how women were doubly suppressed and victimized before and after the partition. The violence, and the displacement of large populations, made this historical episode of separation more and more significant for women. Novels set during the Partition offer unique viewpoints and perspectives that have not previously been explored.

Market: 
Literature, History, Women’s Studies, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Feminist Studies
Release Date: 
August 28, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534511 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Perspectives on Mizo Culture: A Critical Study of Laltluangliana Khiangte’s Folktales of Mizoram

Author: 

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

Folktales of Mizoram is a translated collection of sixty-six short stories from northeast India taken up for a critical evaluation. The stories depict a typical Mizo culture in spirit and practice. This study focuses on the transformation of oral literature into written narratives. Folk practices, folk medicine, folk narratives, traditional songs, and received wisdom dominate these stories. A more insightful approach into folk narratives and songs emphasizes the world of new hermeneutics.

Market: 
Literature, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, South Asian Literature, Mizoram, Indian Literature, Hermeneutics
Release Date: 
Date: August 28, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534405 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
100
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Hemingway and Ecocriticism

Author: 

Srilatha, G.

Credentials: 

G. Srilatha is Associate Professor and Head of the English Department at the P. B. Siddhartha College of Arts & Science in Vijayawada, India.

Hemingway and Ecocriticism focuses on the famous author’s short stories from ecocritical perspectives, which are concerned with the relationship between humans and the landscape and plead for a better understanding of nature. Of Hemingway’s first 49 short stories, 22 exhibit ecological concerns in some form or other. They reveal great damage caused to nature and human beings alike. G. Srilatha holds that while Hemingway was an unabashed hunter, fisher, and sportsman, he was also a conservationist and conveyed this attitude in most of his stories.

Market: 
Literature, Ecology, Literary Criticism, American Literature, Conservationism, Environmentalism, Ernest Hemingway
Release Date: 
August 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536904 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Prague Circle: Franz Kafka, Egon Erwin Kisch, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Their Legacies

Author: 

Shearier, Stephen, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Stephen Shearier holds a Ph.D., cum laude, in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, New York University, Rutgers University, CUNY, and the New School. Among his publications are articles on Naturlyrik in East and West Germany, Reinhard Sorge, and Franz Kafka, along with biographies of expressionist writers and a book-length study of expressionist theater in Berlin. Dr. Shearier is now retired and lives in New York City, where he is working on his next volume of poetry.

A group of mostly Jewish German-speaking writers, the Prague Circle included some of the most significant figures in modern Western literature. Its core members, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Egon Erwin Kisch, are renowned for their seminal dramas, lyric poetry, novels, short stories, and essays on aesthetics. The writers of the Prague Circle were bound together not by a common perspective or a particular ideology, but by shared experiences and interests.

Market: 
Literature, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Jewish History, Modernism, Expressionism, Prague Circle, German Literature, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, Egon Erwin Kisch
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537765 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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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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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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: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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