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The Paternal Thanatographies of Paul Auster and Philip Roth:

American Kaddishim
Gerard O'Donoghue
ISBN: 9781621964285

A brilliant interpretation of Auster's and Roth's text as kaddishim through the juxtaposition of their given names in textual incorporation and acts. Read More..

Ensuring National Government Stability After US Counterinsurgency Operations:

The Critical Measure of Success
Dallas Shaw
ISBN: 9781604979572

"A brilliant and insightful work that gets to the heart of counterinsurgency theory. ... a must read for all who want to truly understand what it takes to implement a very complex doctrine and theory in real-world conflicts." —General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (ret.) Read More..

Insects in Chinese Literature:

A Study and Anthology
Wilt L. Idema
ISBN: 9781604979541

"Beginning with a discussion of Lu Xun’s collaborative Chinese translation of a German translation of Dutch insect fables, Idema shows how anthropomorphic fabulation has indeed a rich tradition in Chinese popular literature. As always, Idema provides a wide range of delightful and readable translations that demonstrate a hitherto unknown side of Chinese literature.” —Stephen Owen, Harvard University Read More..

Intercultural Interventions:

Politics, Community, and Environment in the Otavalo Valley
John Stolle-McAllister
ISBN: 9781621964254

A penetrating examination of interculturality and its role in politics, community, and environment in the Otavalo Valley of Ecuador. Read More..

Emanated Buddhas in the Aureole of Buddhist Images from India, Central Asia, and China

Tianshu Zhu
ISBN: 9781604979480

A pioneering and painstaking study of the meaning behind the small Buddhas figures depicted in the halo and/or aureole of Buddha and bodhisattva images. Includes color images. Read More..

Dreamworld of Casino Capitalism:

Macao’s Society, Literature, and Culture
Janet Ng
ISBN: 9781621964278

A revealing portrayal of the casino-entertainment complex as seen in Macao's society, literature, and culture. Each chapter of this unique work shows the experiential and emotional response of the people most impacted. Read More..

The Poetics and Politics of Sensuality in China:

The “Fragrant and Bedazzling” Movement (1600-1930)
Xiaorong Li
ISBN: 9781604979527

“'Fragrant and Bedazzling,' as a poetic genre, a gendered imaginary, and a structure of feeling, marks one of the most neglected literary phenomena of early modern China. Professor Xiaorong Li has offered an inspiring and fascinating study of how Chinese elite and popular cultures conceive of eroticism, and how writings about sensuality facilitate both libertine aestheticism and body politics. As the first of its kind, this book will be of great importance to anyone interested in Chinese history of sexuality and textuality, gender studies, and affective modernity." —David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University Read More..

Reading John Banville Through Jean Baudrillard

Hedda Friberg-Harnesk
ISBN: 9781604979534

"Hedda Friberg-Harnesk’s brilliant new study offers an original and intimate analysis of John Banville’s preoccupations with disguise, duplicity, and simulation. In this incisive reading, deeply informed by the work of Jean Baudrillard, ... Friberg-Harnesk shows us how to read Banville, and to read him well, as a writer not just troubled by modernist problems of existence and representation, but determined to explore the creative and restorative strategies necessary to cope with them." —Professor John Brannigan, University College Dublin Read More..

Postcolonial Heritage and Settler Well-Being:

The Historical Fictions of Roger McDonald
Christopher Lee
ISBN: 9781604979497

"Lee’s appraisal of McDonald’s take on the challenges faced by Australians—particularly Australian men—is intelligent, illuminating, and ‘appreciative’ without being overly respectful. ... He [McDonald] deserves the recognition afforded by being included in the ‘Australian Literature Series’ ... Under the general editorship of Susan Lever, the series has produced several studies [and] provides a valuable collective survey of the field, in the broader context of international literary developments." —Australian Book Review Read More..

Spatial Imaginaries in Mid-Tang China:

Geography, Cartography, and Literature
Ao Wang
ISBN: 9781604979411

"Ao Wang’s new book, executed with critical insight and poetic sensitivity, encompasses diverse literary forms and lends new nuances to our understanding of mid-Tang literature. Imaginative and inspiring, it is a significant contribution to the study of medieval Chinese literature and cultural history." —Xiaofei Tian, Harvard University Read More..

 

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