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Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

by Jack Zipes Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2013
ISBN:
9780691159553
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale....

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Good Wife's Guide (Le Menagier de Paris): A Medieval Household Book

by Gina L Greco and Chistine M Rose - translators Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
01/2009
ISBN:
9780801474743
Format:
Pb+ 384 pages

In the closing years of the fourteenth century, an anonymous French writer compiled a book addressed to a fifteen-year-old bride,...

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Between Dog and Wolf

by Sasha Sokolov Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
12/2016
ISBN:
9780231181471
Format:
Pb+ 296 pages

Sasha Sokolov is one of few writers to have been praised by Vladimir Nabokov, who called his first novel, A School for Fools,...

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Assignment: or, On the Observing of the Observer of the Observed

by Friedrich Durrenmatt University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
09/2008
ISBN:
9780226174464
Format:
Pbk 152 pages

In Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s experimental thriller The Assignment, the wife of a psychiatrist has been raped and killed near a desert...

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Faust I and II: Goethe's Collected Works, Volume 2

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9780691162294
Format:
Pbk 360 pages

One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe's most complex and profound work. To tell the dramatic and tragic...

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Strolls with Pushkin

by Andrei Sinyavsky Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
12/2016
ISBN:
9780231180818
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Andrei Sinyavsky wrote Strolls with Pushkin while confined to Dubrovlag, a Soviet labor camp, smuggling the pages out a few at...

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Love in the Dark: Philosophy by Another Name

by Diane Enns Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
08/2016
ISBN:
9780231178969
Format:
Hbk 176 pages

Intimate love requires exceptional vulnerability that opens us to suffering, sacrifice, and loss. Is it always worth the risk?...

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Fe-Lines: French Cat Poems through the Ages

by Norman Shapiro University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9780252081095
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

Purring the praises of the tiger's household kin The French have long had a love affair with the cat, expressed through...

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Theory of the Lyric

by Jonathan Culler Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
06/2015
ISBN:
9780674744264
Format:
Hbk 416 pages

What sort of thing is a lyric poem? An intense expression of subjective experience? The fictive speech of a specifiable persona?...

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Tolstoy and the Genesis of War and Peace

by Katheryn B Feuer Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
02/2008
ISBN:
9780801474477
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Kathryn B. Feuer offers remarkable insights into Leo Tolstoy’s creative process while he wrote War and Peace. She follows the...

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What Is to Be Done?

by Nikolai Chernyshevsky Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
01/1989
ISBN:
9780801495472
Format:
Pb+ 464 pages

''No work in modern literature, with the possible exception of Uncle Tom's Cabin, can compete with What Is to Be Done? in its...

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Letters Written in France

by Helen Maria Williams Broadview Press
Pub Date:
08/2001
ISBN:
9781551112558
Format:
Pbk 295 pages

Helen Maria Williams was a poet, novelist, and radical thinker deeply immersed in the political struggles of the 1790s. Her Letters...

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Poetry of John Milton

by Gordon Teskey Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
05/2015
ISBN:
9780674416642
Format:
Hbk 640 pages

John Milton is regarded as the greatest English poet after Shakespeare. Yet for sublimity and philosophical grandeur, Milton stands...

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Volume the First: A Facsimile

by Jane Austen Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
10/2013
ISBN:
9781851242818
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

A plain, blank stationer's notebook from the 1780s in the Bodleian Library contains some of the most famous juvenilia in all of...

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In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2

by Marcel Proust Yale University Press
Pub Date:
01/2016
ISBN:
9780300185423
Format:
Pbk 608 pages

Edited and annotated by leading Proust scholar William Carter, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is the second of seven volumes...

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