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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...


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....


Retelling the Past in Contemporary Greek Literature, Film, and Popular Culture

by Gerasimus Katsan, Trine Stauning Willert, Patricia Felisa Barbeito & Vangelis Calotychos et al. Lexington Books (January 22, 2019)

This book deals with historical consciousness and its artistic expressions in contemporary Greece since 1989 from the point of view that contemporary Greeks have been faced with the contradictions between on...


Blanca Andreu, Galicia, and the New Iberian Mysticism

by Robert Simon Lexington Books (January 15, 2019)

This book contributes to the ongoing discussion of the place of contemporary Galician writer Blanca Andreu’s work within the 1980s post-“novísimo” movement, as part of a larger resurgence of the Surrealist...


Classical Myth in Alfred Hitchcock's Wrong Man and Grace Kelly Films

by Mark William Padilla Lexington Books (December 12, 2018)

Mark Padilla’s classical reception readings of Alfred Hitchcock features some of the director’s most loved and important films, and demonstrates how they are informed by the educational and cultural classicism...


Narratives of Environmental Challenges in Brazil and India

by Murali Sivaramakrishnan, Zelia M. Bora, V. Arivudai Nambi & Carmen Escobedo de Tapia et al. Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Narratives of Environmental Challenges in Brazil and India: Losing Nature, edited by Zelia Bora and Murali Sivaramakrishnan, contextualizes the two subcontinents of India and Brazil and closely examines environmental...


Comparative Literature in the Light of Chinese Prosody

by Shudong Chen & Roger T. Ames Lexington Books (October 31, 2018)

In the light of Chinese prosody and various mutually illuminating major cases from the original English, Chinese, French, Japanese and German classical literary texts, the book explores the possibility of discovering...


Paris and the Marginalized Author

by Pamela A. Pears, Valérie K. Orlando, Aparna Nayak & Sandra Messinger Cypess et al. Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

This volume of essays explores what it is that has brought marginalized and often exiled writers, seen as treacherous, alienated, and/or queer by their societies and nations together by way of Paris. Spanning...


Star Wars Meets the Eras of Feminism

by Valerie Estelle Frankel Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

Star Wars defined popular, big-screen science fiction. Still, what many viewers best recall is assertive, hilarious Leia, the diminutive princess with a giant blaster who had to save them all. As the 1977 film...


James Ellroy and Voyeur Fiction

by Nathan Ashman Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

James Ellroy is an acclaimed yet controversial popular novelist. Since the publication of his first novel Brown’s Requiem in 1981, Ellroy’s eccentric “Demon Dog” persona and his highly stylized, often...


The Prose Works of Gha’ib Tu’ma Farman

by Hilla Peled-Shapira Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Peled-Shapira explores the connections between politics, society and literary expression in the works of the Iraqi writer Gha'ib Tu'ma Farman (1927-1990). As the first Iraqi to have composed a modern novel,...


Mythos and Voice

by Charles Underwood Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book focuses on mythos and voice in the Odyssey, to illuminate its characters’ journeys from social displacement through discovery and recovery. Mythos and Voice approaches the Odyssey as a narrative...


European Writers in Exile

by Jeff Birkenstein, Robert C. Hauhart, Kelly C. MacPhail & Johannes Evelein et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

European Writers in Exile collects a series of original essays that address the writers’ universal existential dilemma, when viewed through the lens of exile: who am I, where am I from, and what do I write,...


The Soul of Statesmanship

by L. Joseph Hebert Jr., Khalil M. Habib, Carson Holloway & J David Alvis et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Shakespeare’s plays explore a staggering range of political topics, from the nature of tyranny, to the practical effects of Christianity on politics and the family, to the meaning and practice of statesmanship....


The Novel of a Novel

by Ervin Sinkó & George Deák Lexington Books (March 20, 2018)

One of the first critiques of Stalinism from within the communist movement, The Novel of a Novel is a memoir in the form of a journal. It was first published in Yugoslavia in 1955 based on the journal, letters,...


Mikhail Bakhtin’s Heritage in Literature, Arts, and Psychology

by Howard Mancing, Slav N. Gratchev, Victor Fet & Dick McCaw et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Art and Answerability, the work that would become Mikhail Bakhtin’s literary manifesto, was first published in Den Iskusstva (The Day of the Art) on September 13, 1919. Mikhail Bakhtin’s Heritage in Literature,...


Religion and Technology into the Future

by Sam Gill Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow’s Eve examines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human...


Working Women in American Literature, 1865–1950

by Miriam S. Gogol, Jessica McCarthy, Lara Hubel & Irene Gammel et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Working Women in American Literature, 1865–1950 consists of eight original essays by literary, historical, and multicultural critics on the subject of working women in late-nineteenth- to mid-twentieth-century...


Literature among the Ruins, 1945–1955

by Michael K. Bourdaghs, Atsuko Ueda, Hirokazu Toeda & Richi Sakakibara et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

In the wake of the disaster of 1945—as Japan was forced to remake itself from “empire” to “nation” in the face of an uncertain global situation—literature and literary criticism emerged as highly...


The American Road Trip and American Political Thought

by Susan McWilliams Barndt Lexington Books (June 21, 2018)

Americans love road trips. They love to go on road trips. They love to read about road trips. They love to watch road trip stories unfold on television and film. Road trip stories are a consistent feature of...


Eastern European Jewish American Narratives, 1890–1930

by Dana Mihăilescu Lexington Books (June 29, 2018)

The compelling argument of Eastern European Jewish American Narratives, 1890–1930: Struggles for Recognition is that narratives of Eastern European Jewish Americans are important discourses offering a response...


Paul Auster's Ghosts

by María Laura Arce Álvarez Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

The following book explores the intertextual relationship between Paul Auster’s first and most remarkable work, The New York Trilogy (1987), and the works of certain American and European writers who shaped...


Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature

by Roger McNamara Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature examines how writers from religious and ethnic minority communities (Anglo-Indians, Burghers, Dalits, Muslims, and Parsis) in India and...


Washington Irving and Islam

by Zubeda Jalalzai, Ray Lacina, Tracy Hoffman & Jeffrey Einboden et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

Washington Irving and Islam contributes to understanding the relationship between the United States and the Islamic world, valuable not only for studies of Washington Irving, American Literature, or Islam, but...


Writing for Engagement

by Drew Holladay, Megan Faver Hartline, Megan J. Bardolph & Mary P. Sheridan et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

Engagement is trendy. Although paired most often with community, diverse invocations of engagement have gained cache, capturing longstanding shifts toward new practices of knowledge making that both reflect...


Andrey Platonov

by Tora Lane Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book traces the originality of Andrey Platonov’s vision of the Revolution in readings of his works. It has been common in Platonov scholarship to measure him within the parameters of a political pro et...


Between Two Worlds

by Glodel Mezilas, Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Celucien L. Joseph & Paul C. Mocombe et al. Lexington Books (February 07, 2018)

Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa is a special volume on Jean Price-Mars that reassesses the importance of his thought and legacy, and the implications of his ideas in the twenty-first century’s...


Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction

by Kim Chul Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction is a compilation of thirteen original essays which was first serialized in a quarterly issued by the National Institute of Korean Language, Saekuk?saenghwal (Living our...


Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women's Writing

by Shilpa Daithota Bhat, Reshmi J. Hebbar, María Alonso Alonso & María Jesús Cabarcos Traseira et al. Lexington Books (March 14, 2018)

This anthology of essays, deliberates chiefly on the notion of locating home through the lens of the mythical idea of Trishanku, implying in-between space and homing, in diaspora women’s narratives, associated...


Imagination and Environmental Political Thought

by Joshua J. Bowman Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

Imagination and Environmental Political Thought: The Aftermath of Thoreau seeks to correct oversimplified readings of Henry David Thoreau’s political thought by elucidating a key tension within his imagination....


Danger and Vulnerability in the American Imagination

by Jennifer Travis Lexington Books (February 15, 2018)

Danger and Vulnerability in Nineteenth Century American Literature; or, Crash and Burn American invites readers to examine the “threat horizon” through its nascent expression in literary and cultural history....


French Orientalist Literature in Algeria, 1845–1882

by Sage Goellner Lexington Books (March 02, 2018)

This book applies the growing theoretical field of hauntology to a body of literature which has previously been examined through the lenses of Orientalism and exoticism. Through a chronological study and close...


Family and Relationships in Ian McEwan's Fiction

by Tomasz Dobrogoszcz Lexington Books (February 15, 2018)

The book provides a lucid analysis of all Ian McEwan fiction published to date, from his 1975 debut short stories up to the 2016 novel Nutshell, spanning forty years of his literary career. Apart from a general...


Transnational Narratives in Englishes of Exile

by Sheng-mei Ma, Catalina Florina Florescu, Margarita Georgieva & Oana Chivoiu et al. Lexington Books (November 15, 2017)

Monolingual, monolithic English is an issue of the past. In this collection, by using cinema, poetry, art, and novels we demonstrate that English has become the heteroglossic language of immigration – Englishes...


The Postcolonial Subject in Transit

by Delphine Fongang, Bosede Funke Afolayan, Shilpa Daithota Bhat & Na'Imah Ford et al. Lexington Books (January 19, 2018)

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit presents in-depth analyses of the complex transitional migratory identities evident in emerging African diasporic writings. It provides insights into the hybridity of the...


Corporeal Archipelagos

by Julia Frengs Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

Corporeal Archipelagos: Writing the Body in Francophone Oceanian Women’s Literature offers an examination of contemporary literature from the French-speaking Oceanian region through a focus on four of its...


Paul Bowles's Literary Engagement with Morocco

by Bouchra Benlemlih & Allen Hibbard Lexington Books (January 05, 2018)

This study argues that Paul Bowles is more perceptive than many American travelers in Morocco. The book provides us with what are perhaps the most sustained meditations to date on Bowles’s translation work...


Readings of Plato's Apology of Socrates

by Oda E. Wiese Tvedt, Olof Pettersson, Vivil Valvik Haraldsen & Elena Irrera et al. Lexington Books (December 28, 2017)

In Plato’s Apology of Socrates we see a philosopher in collision with his society – a society he nonetheless claims to have benefited through his philosophic activity. It has often been asked why democratic...


Emerging Perspectives on Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

by Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Rose A. Sackeyfio, Obiageli Okolocha & Jane Bryce et al. Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

Emerging Perspectives on Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo is a collection of 15 critical essays that highlights the literary contributions of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo as one of Nigeria’s leading female writers. The book...


Chaucer's Neoplatonism

by John M. Hill Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Troilus and Criseyde, the discussion in Chaucer’s Neoplatonism includes the dream visions as well as aspects of The Canterbury Tales. It lays out Chaucer’s Boethian-inspired, cognitive approach, drawn mainly...


Interpretation, Relativism, and Identity

by Andreea Ritivoi, Christine M. Koggel, Paul Snowdon & Michael Krausz et al. Lexington Books (January 03, 2018)

This volume addresses three major philosophical themes: interpretation, relativism, and identity. It does so by focusing on Michael Krausz’s distinctive contribution to exploring the relation between interpretation...


Ecological Thought in German Literature and Culture

by Evi Zemanek, Hubert Zapf, Urte Stobbe & Gabriele Duerbeck et al. Lexington Books (October 16, 2017)

The volume offers a survey of the contribution of German literature and culture to the evolution of ecological thought. As the field of ecocritical theory and practice is rapidly expanding towards transnational...


Africans and Globalization

by Oyinlola Longe, Karim Traore, Akinloye Ojo & S. A. Ogunpitan et al. Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Africans and Globalization: Linguistic, Literary, and Technological Contents and Discontents considers the substance and dissatisfactions of globalization on Africa and its Diaspora. Although variously framed...


Revolution and the Historical Novel

by John McWilliams Lexington Books (December 15, 2017)

John McWilliams has written the first, much needed account of the ways the promise and threat of political revolution have informed masterpieces of the historical novel. The jolting sense of historical change...


The Poetics of Tenderness

by Robert Cantwell Lexington Books (December 13, 2017)

The Poetics of Tendernessa literary-critical essay on love, grounded in the developmental theory of the British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott and shaped by recent work on the neurobiology and anthropology of...


Mystifying China's Southwest Ethnic Borderlands

by Yuqing Yang Lexington Books (December 28, 2017)

The Confucian notion of “Harmony with difference” (he er bu tong) has great political and cultural resonance in contemporary China, which propagates the quest for a pluralist harmony between cultural and...


Political Poetry in the Wake of the Second Spanish Republic

by Grant D. Moss Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

From notions of art for art’s sake to committed poetry, it may seem that poets cannot achieve reconciliation between the politics and poetry. However, among committed Communist poets of the 20th century of...


Classical Chinese Poetry in Singapore

by Bing Wang Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

As the essence of Chinese traditional culture, classical Chinese poetry in Singapore played a very important role in the social and cultural development of Singapore’s Chinese community. Numerous poems depicted...


Aesthetics and Ideology of D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and T. S. Eliot

by Petar Penda Lexington Books (December 15, 2017)

Scrutinizing the aesthetic and ideological in the works by Lawrence, Woolf, and Eliot, this book gives a different perspective on Modernism and what are considered to be its principal features. In that respect,...