From Scalpel to Spade

Arthur van Langenberg

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  • ISBN: 9789882372283
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Between Two Shores

T. L. Tsim

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  • ISBN: 9789882372375
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Ukufa kukaShaka

Elliot Zondi

Ukufa kukaShaka is a historical drama in isiZulu. Based on the events surrounding the assassination of Shaka, the mighty Zulu king, by his two half-brothers, Dingane and Mhlangana, aided and abetted by his paternal aunt, Mkabayi, in 1828. In the play Elliot Zondi explores the classic theme of the tragic hero’s fatal flaws.

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  • ISBN: 9781776140718
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Sand, Water, Salt

Jada Ach

Jada Ach's scholarship in Sand, Water, Salt: Managing the Elements in Literature of the American West, 1880–1925 seeks to reevaluate the Progressive Era's environmental legacy. Taking an ecocritical approach to turn-of-the-century literature set in the American West, Ach interrogates texts by asking what kinds of environmental, national, and cultural stories the elements have to tell about land and oceanic management. Sand, Water, Salt investigates managerial engagements with dynamic ecologies in three particular Western environments: the arid deserts, the semiarid high plains, and the Pacific Ocean.At different times, and to varying degrees, Americans have deemed these environments economically unproductive, incompatible with Anglo-American settlement, and/or highly unmanageable. Despite these varied complaints, the United States has also intensely desired these "wasteland" spaces, perceiving them as sources of both national wealth and elite pleasure. Sand, Water, Salt moves through a variety of novels, memoirs, and cultural artifacts from the 1880s to the 1920s, including L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Frank Norris's McTeague, Mary Hunter Austin's The Land of Little Rain, The Virginian by Owen Wister, Life among the Piutes by Sarah Winnemucca, as well as Jack London's The Sea-Wolf and Yone Noguchi's The American Diary of a Japanese Girl. Ach ultimately asks what we gain by looking back at fin-de-siècle American literature with a queer, ecological justice-oriented eye, a particularly invigorating conversation that uniquely uses the elements as foci.

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  • ISBN: 9781682830819
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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The Harlan Renaissance

William H. Turner

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  • ISBN: 9781952271205
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Creolized Sexualities

Alison Donnell

By showing how a wide, and surprising, range of Caribbean writers have contributed to the crafting of a supple and inclusive erotic repertoire across the second half of the twentieth century, the readings in this book aim to demonstrate that a recognition of creolized and pluralized sexualities already exists within the literary imagination.

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  • ISBN: 9781978818118
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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"The Gift" by H.D.

Jane Augustine

In this complete, unabridged edition of H.D.'s visionary memoir, The Gift, Jane Augustine makes available for the first time the text as H.D. wrote it and intended it to be read, including H.D.’s coda to the book, her "Notes," never before published in its entirety.

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  • ISBN: 9780813068350
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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The Vanishing Farmland Crisis

John Baden

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  • ISBN: 9780700631384
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Americo Paredes Volume 5

Manuel Medrano

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  • ISBN: 9781574418477
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Hell Without Fires

Yolanda Pierce

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  • ISBN: 9780813068596
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Gender and Voice in Medieval French Literature and Song

Rachel May Golden

This volume brings together literary and musical compositions of medieval France, identifying the use of voice in these works as a way of articulating gendered identities.

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  • ISBN: 9780813069036
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Celebrity Across the Channel, 1750-1850

Anaïs Pédron

Scholars often focus on the period from 1750 to 1850 as the birth of “celebrity,” but this volume is the first to offer a sustained comparative study of celebrity in Britain and France during this period. Through a series of national and international case studies bringing together fields including history, politics, literature, theater studies, and musicology, it unearths how celebrity was developed, theorized, and consumed on either side of the Channel.

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  • ISBN: 9781644532133
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Comparative Essays on the Poetry and Prose of John Donne and George Herbert

Russell M. Hillier

This book brings together ten essays on John Donne and George Herbert composed by an international group of scholars. The volume represents the first collection of its kind to draw close connections between these two distinguished early modern poet-thinkers. The contributors illuminate a variety of topics and fields while suggesting new directions that future study of Donne and Herbert might take. 

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  • ISBN: 9781644532263
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Louise Erdrich's Justice Trilogy

Connie A. Jacobs

Louise Erdrich is one of the most important, prolific, and widely read contemporary Indigenous writers. Here leading scholars analyze three critically acclaimed recent novels—The Plague of Doves (2008), The Round House (2012), and LaRose (2016)—that make up what has become known as Erdrich’s “justice trilogy.” Set in small towns and reservations of northern North Dakota, these three interwoven works bring together a vibrant cast of characters whose lives are shaped by history, identity, and community. In addition to essays that individually and collectively explore these works, the volume includes a reader’s guide to each novel, a glossary, and an interview with Erdrich. These timely, original, and compelling readings make a valuable contribution to Erdrich scholarship and, subsequently, to Native literary scholarship and women’s authorship as a whole.

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  • ISBN: 9781611864038
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Exceptionally Common Courage

Kevin Hoffman

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  • ISBN: 9780881468076
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Yiddish South of the Border

Alan Astro

Alan Astro has compiled the first anthology of Latin American Yiddish writings translated into English. Included are works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, and Cuba, with one brief memoir by a Russian rabbi who arrived in San Antonio, Texas, in 1910.

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  • ISBN: 9780826363299
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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In Singing, He Composed a Song

Jeremy Stewart

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  • ISBN: 9781773852201
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Ordinary Days

Leo Ou-fan Lee

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  • ISBN: 9789882371965
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Amal’ezulu

Benedict Wallet Vilakazi

A collection of isiZulu poems by B.W. Vilakazi, renowned as the ‘father of Nguni literature’, first published in 1945. The poems express yearnings for his rural life in KwaZulu-Natal and depict the suffering of black migrant workers employed on the gold mines in Johannesburg, subject to the ruthless exploitation of the capitalist system.

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  • ISBN: 9781776140596
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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Mimetic Lives

Chloë Kitzinger

What makes characters seem real? This book explores the ways Tolstoy and Dostoevsky created the illusion of autonomous characters, through techniques that paradoxically hindered the writers’ ambitions for the novel as a genre.

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  • ISBN: 9780810143968
  • Publication Date: Oct 2021
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