The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

This book evokes an imaginative world that is set in deliberate counterpoint to the experiential world of the present. Apocalypticism thrives especially in times of crisis, and it functions by offering a resolution of the relevant crisis, not in practical The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature (Biblical Resource)

Byron: Life and Legend World Literature Italian Fiona MacCarthy Faber & Faber Ltd

While biographies of Byron have appeared with regularity since his death in 1824 at age 36, British author MacCarthy’s (William Morris: A Life for Our Time) engrossing, coolly perceptive study of the Romantic poet is notable for its refusal to swoon over Byron’s legend while still attuned to the evolution of his powerful personality and […]

La Dame Aux Camelias Pocket Fils Dumas

Elle laimait, elle en tait aime mais la biensance et la mort la sparrent de lui.Ce roman, dont Alexandre Dumas fils tira aussi un drame, est inspir de lexistence authentique de Marie Duplessis. Merveilleusement belle et intelligente, cette courtisane fut adore du Tout-Paris et de lauteur lui-mme. Il dut renoncer elle, car il ntait pas […]

Women Writing in India: 600 B.C. to the Present II: The Twentieth Century World Literature Asian Susie Tharu The Feminist Press at CUNY

Thorough and challenging, this collection of fiction, poetry, drama and autobiography examines both continuities and departures in the writing of India’s expanding class of women of letters during the period 1905 to present. The editors also provide extensive background on this century’s literary movements and political and social upheavals and developments and their impact on […]

The Crow Eaters: A Novel World Literature Indian Bapsi Sidhwa Milkweed Editions

A hit in England when first published in 1983, Sidhwa’s first novel is a riotous mix of barnyard humor and a loving portrayal of the Parsi, the ancient Persian people who migrated to India centuries ago. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this […]

Abeng World Literature Caribbean Michelle Cliff Plume

The beauty and authority of her writing are coupled with profound insight. Toni Morrison Her keen eye for detail and pithy anecdotal descriptions bring Jamaicas present and past to life. The New York Times Book Review Powerful and often lyrican important work. Library Journal Michelle Cliff was born in Jamaica and is the author of […]

Rameau’s Nephew and D’Alembert’s Dream World Literature European Denis Diderot Penguin Classics

Text: English, French (translation) Denis Diderot was born at Langres in eastern France in 1713. After graduating in Paris in 1732, he was nominally a law student for ten years, but was actually leading a precarious bohemian but studious existence. In the early 1740s he met three contemporaries who were of great significance to him […]

Thousand Cranes Vintage Yasunari Kawabata

With a restraint that barely conceals the ferocity of his characters’ passions, one of Japan’s great postwar novelists tells the luminous story of Kikuji and the tea party he attends with Mrs. Ota, the rival of his dead father’s mistress. A tale of desire, regret, and sensual nostalgia, every gesture has a meaning, and even […]

Heart and Soul Anchor Reprint edition Maeve Binchy

With the warmth, humor, and compassion we have come to expect, Maeve Binchy tells a story of doctors and staff, patients, family, and friends at a heart clinic in a community caught between the old Ireland and the new. Dr. Clara Casey agrees to take on the seemingly thankless task of establishing a clinic with […]

Runaway Horses Vintage Yukio Mishima

The chronicle of a conspiracy and a novel about the roots and nature of Japanese fanaticism in the years that led to war–an era marked by depression, social change and political violence. Text: English (translation) Original Language: Japanese The chronicle of a conspiracy and a novel about the roots and nature of Japanese fanaticism in […]