Two-World Literature | Kazuo Ishiguro’s Early Novels

Author Rebecca Suter Description In this study, Rebecca Suter aims to complicate our understanding of world literature by examining the creative and critical deployment of cultural stereotypes in the early novels of Kazuo Ishiguro. “World literature” has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years: Aamir Mufti called it the result of “one-world thinking,” the legacy […]

The lives of Thomas Becket

Author Rosemary Horrox Description This collection tells the story of Thomas Becket’s turbulent life, violent death and extraordinary posthumous acclaim in the words of his contemporaries. The only modern collection from the twelfth-century Lives of Thomas Becket in English and features all his major biographers, including many previously untranslated extracts. Providing both a valuable glimpse […]

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works

Author Juana Inés de la Cruz Description 2014 PEN USA Literary Award for Translation FinalistThis Norton Critical Edition includes:· Edith Grossman’s acclaimed translations of the Tenth Muse’s best-known works.· Introductory materials and explanatory footnotes by Anna More along with numerous images.· Additional works by Sor Juana, related writings by Ovid, Saint Teresa of Ávila, and […]

Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed

Author Mary Klages Description This Guide for the Perplexed provides an advanced introduction to literary theory from basic information and orientation for the uninformed leading on to more sophisticated readings. It engages directly with the difficulty many students find intimidating, asking ‘What is ”Literary Theory”?’ and offering a clear, concise, accessible guide to the major […]

The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature

Author Julie Armstrong Description The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature brings together leading scholars to examine the significant traditions, genres, and themes of civil rights literature. While civil rights scholarship has typically focused on documentary rather than creative writing, and political rather than cultural history, this Companion addresses the gap and provides university […]

The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins

Author Jenny Bourne Taylor Description Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular writers of the nineteenth century. He is best known for The Woman in White, which inaugurated the sensation novel in the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of the first detective novels; but he wrote over 20 novels, plays and short stories during […]

Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author Michael Wood Description One Hundred Years of Solitude is perhaps the most important landmark of the so-called ‘Boom’ in contemporary Latin American fiction. Published in 1967, the novel was an instant success, running to hundreds of editions, winning four international prizes, and being translated into 27 languages. In 1982, its author received the Nobel […]

Wheel of Time Reread: Books 5-6

Author Leigh Butler Description The Wheel of Time Reread on Tor.com is an extensive analysis of Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy series, covering the material chapter by chapter. Join Leigh Butler as she summarizes the chapters and comments on the ongoing mysteries of the series, gender issues, politics, history, and the many Crowning Moments of Awesome.Volume […]

Biopolitical Futures in Twenty-First-Century Speculative Fiction

Author Sherryl Vint Description Drawing on a rich array of twenty-first-century speculative fiction, this book demonstrates how the commodification of life through biotechnology has far-reaching implications for how we think of personhood, agency, and value. Sherryl Vint argues that neoliberalism is reinventing life under biocapital. She offers new biopolitical figurations that can help theoretically grasp […]

The Cambridge Companion to Hildegard of Bingen

Author Jennifer Bain Description This specially commissioned collection of thirteen essays explores the life and works of Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), monastic founder, leader of a community of nuns, composer, active correspondent, and writer of religious visions, theological treatises, sermons, and scientific and medical texts. Aimed at advanced university students and new Hildegard researchers, the […]

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