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Goethe's Farbenlehre : Theory of Colors

by John Tyndall Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 17, 2019)

"The feelings and aims with which Newton and Goethe respectively approached Nature were radically different, but they had an equal warrant in the constitution of man. As regards our tastes and tendencies, our...


Shelley: The Poet of Rebellion, Nature, and Love

by Sydney Waterlow Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Waterlow gives a brief, unpretentious account of the life and works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, who is regarded as one of the finest lyric poets of the English language. Not merely a biography of events, this is...


A Room of One's Own

by Virginia Woolf Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges...


On Ghosts

by Mary Shelley Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

On Ghosts is an essay written by Mary Shelley, first published in London Magazine (March 1824). (From GoodReads)


Shakespeare and the Arab World

by Katherine Hennessey & Margaret Litvin Berghahn Books (May 01, 2019)

Offering a variety of perspectives on the history and role of Arab Shakespeare translation, production, adaptation and criticism, this volume explores both international and locally focused Arab/ic appropriations...


Shakespeare and Commemoration

by Clara Calvo & Ton Hoenselaars Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

Memory and commemoration play a vital role not only in the work of Shakespeare, but also in the process that has made him a world author. As the contributors of this collection demonstrate, the phenomenon of...


The Girl in the Text

by Ann Smith Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

How are girls represented in written and graphic texts, and how do these representations inform our understanding of girlhood? In this volume, contributors examine the girl in the text in order to explore a...


Shakespeare and Stratford

by Katherine Scheil Berghahn Books (April 01, 2019)

As the site of literary pilgrimage since the eighteenth century, the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the topic of hundreds of imaginary portrayals, Stratford is ripe for analysis, both in terms of...


The American Short Story Cycle

by Jennifer J. Smith Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The American Short Story Cycle shows the roots of modernism and postmodernism winds through the short story cycle. Reviewers ranging from the The New York Times to Amazon do not know what to call books like...


In the Shadow of King Saul

by Jerome Charyn Bellevue Literary Press (August 28, 2018)

MAJOR WRITER ON MAJOR WRITERS: In the New York Review of Books, Joyce Carol Oates expressed her admiration for her equally prolific contemporary: ?Among [Jerome] Charyn?s writerly gifts is a dazzling energy....


Super Soldiers

by Jason Inman Mango (May 15, 2019)

#1 Amazon Best Seller! ? A Deeper Look at Comic Book Superhero Soldiers

The military in comic books: Comic book superheroes have been influenced by the true heroes of our armed forces for decades. They frequently...


Silent Love

by Gerard de Vries Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is one of Vladimir Nabokov’s most autobiographical novels and it has often been observed that Sebastian’s passionate affair with the femme fatale Nina Rechnoy is a dramatized...


Milan Kundera's Fiction

by Karen von Kunes Lexington Books (May 20, 2019)

Milan Kundera is one of the few Czech writers with worldwide readership. Often set within a political context, his novels have appealed to readers for their clarity and originality, intellectual flair, philosophical...


Locating Lynette Roberts

by Siriol McAvoy English Language (April 01, 2019)

Lynette Roberts is an extraordinary modernist poet and novelist, with her vivid imagery and restless experimentalism. Her writing displays a kind of double longing – for Wales, and for the Argentina she left...


Comic Books Incorporated

by Shawna Kidman University of California Press (April 30, 2019)

Comic Books Incorporated tells the story of the US comic book business, reframing the entire history of the medium through an industrial and transmedial lens. Comic books wielded their influence from the margins...


Istanbul 1940 and Global Modernity

by E. Khayyat Lexington Books (December 11, 2018)

Istanbul 1940 and Global Modernity: The World According to Auerbach, Tanp?nar, and Edib engages Erich Auerbach’s Istanbul career and his pioneering works of comparative literature in a new light. It interprets...


Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques

by Michael E. Heyes, Minji Lee, John Block Friedman & John W. Ellis-Etchison et al. Lexington Books (August 10, 2018)

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques examines the intersection of religion and monstrosity in a variety of different time periods in the hopes of addressing two gaps in scholarship within the field of monster studies....


Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work, Second Edition

by Steve Behrends Wildside Press (April 08, 2013)

Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a major writer of fantasy and science fiction during the first half of the twentieth century. Together with H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, Smith was one of the "Three...


Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians' Biblical Memoirs

by Ellin Sterne Jimmerson & Viki Matson Wipf and Stock (August 24, 2017)

LGBTQ Christians read, love, scrutinize, become absorbed with, and find deep spiritual meaning in the Bible. As these testimonies show, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer Christians are inaugurating...


The Absolute, Relatively Inaccessible

by Walter Wangerin & Scott Cairns Cascade Books (May 31, 2017)

The Absolute, Relatively Inaccessible is a volume of poems divided into three parts. The three parts are bound together by a brace of persistent and developing themes, as well as by the repetition (and the development)...


The Middle of Things: Essays

by Meghan Florian Cascade Books (July 18, 2017)

In the tradition of classic essayists from Virginia Woolf to Annie Dillard, Meghan Florian combines personal narrative with careful analysis, taking the ordinary material of undramatic daily life and distilling...


The Invisible God: Poems for Devotions

by John J. Brugaletta Resource Publications (May 09, 2017)

In addition to being entertaining, these poems pose questions for Christians, whether new converts or seasoned believers. In many cases they can function as a checklist for the depth of one's faith.


Phases

by Mischa Willett Cascade Books (March 16, 2017)

The poems in Phases are as interested in the creeping penumbral edge of language as they are in the shadowy fact of faith. Playful experiments with form swing to the conceptual ring's apegee, while a colloquy...


A Given Life: The Encouragement of Grace

by Jean McAllister Resource Publications (March 28, 2017)

Pivoting upon her ten-year stay as a missionary in Rwanda, in this memoir McAllister reflects deeply on her experiences of redemption and transformation. A Given Life: The Encouragement of Grace is intensely...


Benedict's Daughter: Poems

by Philip C. Kolin Resource Publications (January 17, 2017)

These poems offer a spiritual biography of a remarkable woman of faith, a Benedictine Oblate and spiritual adviser who lived her life according to St. Benedict's Holy Rule ("ora and labora"--pray and work). Juxtaposed...


Allegorical Spectrum of the Parables of Jesus

by Suk Kwan Wong Wipf and Stock (February 08, 2017)

Allegory in the parables of Jesus has never been addressed properly. By studying the allegorical features in parables and evaluating some former parable theories, current study hopes to bring insight to the...


Altars of Tomorrow

by Ken R. Abell Resource Publications (February 22, 2017)

Set in and around the boomtown of Creede, Colorado, in 1892, Altars of Tomorrow is the final chapter of the Deacon Coburn narrative that began in Days of Purgatory. It is a poignant story that explores the triumph...


Giving the Devil His Due: Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky

by Jessica Hooten Wilson Cascade Books (February 28, 2017)

Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky shared a deep faith in Christ, which compelled them to tell stories that force readers to choose between eternal life and demonic possession. Their either-or extremism...


On the Edges of Elfland: A Fairy-Tale for Grown Ups

by David Russell Mosley Resource Publications (September 15, 2016)

Alfred Perkins was an ordinary young man who grew up in the small English village of Carlisle. When he was a boy his godfather, old Oliver Cyning, used to tell him stories about Elfland, the place where all...


Aunt Ester's Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson's Ten Plays of Twentieth-Century Black America

by Riley Keene Temple Cascade Books (February 13, 2017)

August Wilson (1945-2005) wrote one play for every decade of the twentieth century that explored black life in America for the descendants of slaves. All of his characters seek wholeness, identity, and reconstituted...


A Persevering Witness: The Poetry of Margaret Avison

by Elizabeth Davey & David A. Kent Pickwick Publications (May 16, 2016)

Margaret Avison, one of Canada's premier poets, is a highly sophisticated and self-conscious writer, both charming and intimidating at the same time. She calls to mind her more famous predecessors--the religious...


The Fellowship of the Beatific Vision: Chaucer on Overcoming Tyranny and Becoming Ourselves

by Norm Klassen Cascade Books (November 09, 2016)

In The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer asks a basic human question: How do we overcome tyranny? His answer goes to the heart of a revolutionary way of thinking about the very end of human existence and the...


Do We Not Bleed?: A Jon Mote Mystery

by Daniel Taylor Slant (December 09, 2016)

A young woman is dead. A man with diminished capacity is accused. His friends, also wounded, try to help him. In the process, they teach Jon Mote a thing or two he desperately needs to learn. Jon no longer hears...


Other Seasons

by Harold J. Recinos Resource Publications (January 24, 2017)

Recinos discovered a love for poetry living on the streets after being abandoned by immigrant Latino parents. At age sixteen, a White Presbyterian minister made him part of his family and guided him back to...


Alphabet Year

by Devon Miller-Duggan Resource Publications (January 12, 2017)

These poems started with a bag of children's beach toys--primary-colored alphabet sand-molds--and a quiet afternoon. They ended up needing a spreadsheet to keep track of the first words. "Love" is the "L" word...


The Game in the Past

by John Zeugner Resource Publications (December 15, 2016)

An off-hand speculation by ex-pat and professor, David Moran, sends his celebrated historian colleague, Graham Guade, on an investigation that peels back American use of, and protection for, Japanese doctors...


The Collector of Bodies: Concern for Syria and the Middle East

by Diane Glancy Resource Publications (November 15, 2016)

A 1994 trip to Syria and Jordan as an Arts America Speaker for the United States Information Agency began the group of poems for The Collector of Bodies. The manuscript stayed in a file until the Civil War began...


Eschatological Relationships and Jesus in Ben F. Meyer, N. T. Wright, and Progressive Dispensationalism

by J. Richard Fountain Wipf and Stock (July 29, 2016)

Modern scholars have varied responses to apocalyptic narrative in the Synoptic Gospels. Some ignore it; others reinterpret it and don't think that Jesus' warning about persecution works in this setting. In order...


Triptych

by April Vinding Wipf and Stock (April 05, 2016)

Faith is a container that holds a match: a puzzle, a flame, a fight. How do we make sense of God through human relationship? How do the layers of experience and theology interleave? How do the persons of the...


The Dwelling Place of Wonder

by Harry L. Serio Resource Publications (July 14, 2016)

Newark, New Jersey, in the mid-twentieth century, was, for a teenager growing up, a mix of wonder and fear, excitement and discovery, joy and pain. What I have written is memory--a life not necessarily as I...


Phobos & Deimos: Two Moons, Two Worlds

by John Moehl Resource Publications (August 10, 2016)

Many of us live dual lives, as though we live in two worlds. This divergence is perhaps greatest for those embedded in what may be called "multiculturalism." Multicultural people, with their unique life experiences,...


David of Sassoun: An Introduction to the Study of the Armenian Epic

by Arpine Khatchadourian & Haig Khatchadourian Resource Publications (July 01, 2016)

The Armenian folk epic David of Sassoun was performed and transmitted orally for over one thousand years before a variant was discovered and transcribed in 1873. The publication of this variant marks the beginning...


All Men Become Brothers: A Day in the Life of Father Nguyen Van Ly

by Koenraad De Wolf Resource Publications (June 22, 2016)

December 8, 2011. The dissident Vietnamese priest Nguyen Van Ly (age sixty-four) is deported from a rest home in the Archdiocese Hue to the concentration camp Nam Ha in the north of the country. Van Ly, who...


Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike

by John McTavish Cascade Books (May 17, 2016)

Big on style, slight on substance: that has been a common charge over the years by critics of John Updike. In fact, however, John Updike is one of the most serious writers of modern times. Myth, as this book...


The Poignant Years: Times of Fun and Feeling

by Horace (Skip) Robinson Resource Publications (May 27, 2016)

Here is Americana at its best--the WWII years. America is doggedly hanging on, awaiting the return of her heroes, knowing there will be parades for some and processions for others. The author, an accomplished...


Placed People: Rootedness in G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, and Wendell Berry

by David Harden Pickwick Publications (December 30, 2015)

Modern humans are given lots of labels. Some see humans as consumers: consumers of goods, services, and entertainment for the Economy. Some see humans as souls to be saved. Some say humans are destructive animals...


The Road to Beaver Park: Painting, Perception, and Pilgrimage

by Janice E. Kirk Resource Publications (April 13, 2016)

Learn to paint, learn to see--it will change your life. On Sabbatical, Janice carries her art pack and folding stool into one of the most incredible landscapes on the planet: the canyons, deserts, mountains,...


The Joseph Dialogues: A Novel

by Alan Sorem Resource Publications (December 30, 2015)

Joseph of Nazareth, often "the forgotten man" in early Christian history, comes to life in the compelling historical novel, The Joseph Dialogues. At a time when Caesar Augustus has a firm grip on the Roman Empire,...


Opening King David: Poems in Conversation with the Psalms

by Brad Davis Resource Publications (April 11, 2011)

The human experience is an intimate, tough, and, at times, hilarious conversation with what is familiar and what is mystery. Poetry at its best turns this conversation into art and teaches by example how to...


I'm Not from Here: A Parable

by Will Willimon Wipf and Stock (November 17, 2015)

With I'm Not from Here, popular writer Will Willimon returns to fiction with a story of spiritual discovery set in a Southern town. Will takes us on a Don Quixote-like journey during which young Felix Goforth...