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William Shakespeare, Richard Barnfield, and the Sixth Earl of Derby

Leo Daugherty
ISBN: 9781604977127

Many other books and articles have taken the position that real historical persons are represented in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and have attempted to identify them. But no previous study has considered the large amount of new evidence presented here (some of it historical and some of it textual), and none has made a logical case as powerful and persuasive regarding these identifications as the one constructed here. Read More..

Women’s War Drama in England in the Seventeenth Century

Brenda Liddy
ISBN: 9781604975239

"Liddy’s study of women’s war drama in seventeenth-century England throws light on other female-authored war literature. This is a rewarding work, written in a clear and understandable style, which makes an original contribution to the subject." - Modern Language Review Read More..

The Works of Arthur Laurents:

Politics, Love, and Betrayal
John M. Clum
ISBN: 9781604978841

"This is the first substantial study of the work of Arthur Laurents, and it was worth waiting for. In this authoritative and engaging book, John Clum draws on an unparalleled fund of knowledge about the musical theatre and the history of LGBT theatre in America to chronicle Laurents's importance as a gay playwright writing about gay issues during the 20th century." - Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut Read More..

The Works of Tomas Transtromer:

The Universality of Poetry
Lee Ching Lim
ISBN: 9781604979695

"This study offers compelling and insightful close readings of Tomas Transtromer’s poetry. It covers the poet’s entire body of work, and in that regard, it is also an important contribution to the field. The writing is clear, elegant, and a pleasure to read. The quality of the prose (along with the close reading of the poetry) is one of the strongest aspects of this book." —Angela A. Frattarola, New York University Read More..

Writing Contemporary Nigeria:

How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition
Walter Collins
ISBN: 9781604979091

Award-winning writer Sefi Atta’s insights into the roles and treatment of women, neocolonial government structures, patriarchy, 21st-century phenomena such as Nigerian e-mail phishing and the role of geography and place in characters’ lives make her works some of the most indelible offerings across contemporary African fiction. This pioneering premier collection examines Atta’s treatment of various themes. Read More..

Zhang Yimou:

Globalization and the Subject of Culture
Wendy Larson
ISBN: 9781604979756

"A magnum opus ...  Larson writes lucidly and persuasively ... one of the most detailed and sustained analyses of a certain trajectory through much of Zhang’s most powerful work. ... Larson’s rich and engaging book is a seminal text in Zhang Yimou studies" —MCLC Read More..


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