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The Traumatic Imagination:

Histories of Violence in Magical Realist Fiction
Eugene Arva
ISBN: 9781604977776

"Arva’s knowledge is extensive and comprehensive … Arva introduces innovative concepts of his own while remaining faithful to their original literary, cultural and critical sources.” – Transnational Literature Read More..

Narrative Structures in Burmese Folk Tales

Soe Marlar Lwin
ISBN: 9781604977165

Folk tales of Burma (now known as Myanmar) have been preserved for centuries as part of a long folk tradition reflecting Burmese humor, romance, and wisdom. This book provides the first in-depth overview of the narrative structures in Burmese folk tales. This is an important and useful reference for anyone working in the fields of narrative studies, classification of tales, folklore, and oral storytelling. Read More..

Situational Poetics in Robert Henryson’s The Testament of Cresseid

Nickolas A. Haydock
ISBN: 9781604977660

“All in all, Haydock’s book takes its position alongside the very best studies of Robert Henryson and eclipses most if not all of them. Situation Poetics in Robert Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid is a sophisticated and nuanced study of one of Scotland’s greatest poets and should prove engaging and invaluable to anyone studying the literature of late-medieval Britain.” – Enarratio Read More..

American Drama and the Postmodern:

Fragmenting the Realistic Stage
David K. Sauer
ISBN: 9781604977578

This study seeks to reunite American drama with more of the mainstream of American literature using contemporary literary theories of feminism, Derrida, Lacan, as well as the nature of language. It also focuses on the theatrical ways that plays work through performance and staging. Read More..

Reading Landscape in American Literature:

The Outside in the Fiction of Don DeLillo
Tyler H. Kessel
ISBN: 9781604977554

This study argues for a new model of reading landscape in the twentieth- and twenty-first-century American novel. The author takes as exemplary the novels of Don DeLillo—and in particular the main focus of this study, The Body Artist—which have constructed landscapes that exceed the limits of geography, time, and perception. Read More..

The Lyrical Resonance Between Chinese Poets and Painters:

The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi
Daan Pan
ISBN: 9781604977417

"The depth of insight that this book provides into the increasingly complex interrelations between the “Three Absolutes” (sanjue: poetry, painting, and calligraphy), especially between the first two, far surpasses any previous English-language study of the subject." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

Behind Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet: A Life in Letters:

Volume I: The Early Years: 1940–1965
Janis Haswell
ISBN: 9781604977493

Praised by the Times Literary Supplement for being “an important addition to the growing body of scholarship about a writer who lived for his art,” this two-volume collection makes available to the reading public for the first time several hundred of Paul Scott's letters, illuminating his view of the themes and structure of his novels among other important insights. Read More..

Behind Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet: A Life in Letters:

Volume II: The Quartet and Beyond: 1966–1978
Janis Haswell
ISBN: 9781604977509

Praised by the Times Literary Supplement for being “an important addition to the growing body of scholarship about a writer who lived for his art,” this two-volume collection makes available to the reading public for the first time several hundred of Paul Scott's letters, illuminating his view of the themes and structure of his novels among other important insights. Read More..

Philip Roth and the Zuckerman Books:

The Making of a Storyworld
Pia Masiero
ISBN: 9781604977547

“A well-researched and sophisticated study with an extensive bibliography… Particularly impressive is the international range of the scholarship, referring, in addition to criticism in English, to works in Italian, Spanish, and French, for which she provides her own translations … Pia Masiero’s study is impressive in its scholarship … This is a groundbreaking study of the Zuckerman books and an excellent addition to Roth studies.” – Philip Roth Studies Read More..

A Subversive Voice in China:

The Fictional World of Mo Yan
Shelley W. Chan
ISBN: 9781604977196

"I recommend this first full-length study in English to anyone who wants the perfect complement to their reading of Mo Yan’s novels." — Howard Goldblatt, University of Notre Dame Read More..

 

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