Literary essay

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The revised edition of The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage is a reader's companion to this impressive body of work. It provides overviews of gay and lesbian presence in a variety of literatures and historical periods; in-depth critical essays o...

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By: Friedman

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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By: Brinda J. Mehta

Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women. The female authors destabilize essentialist fram...

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By: Jennifer Jenkins Wood

Spanish Women Travelers acquaints English-speaking readers with the travel writings of eleven extraordinary women, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen de Burgos, Rosario de Acuña, Carolina Coronado, Emilia Serrano, Eva Canel, Fernán Ca...

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When Stephenie Meyer’s first novel, Twilight, was published in 2005, it received an astounding reception, selling millions of copies. The three sequels that followed—New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn—became international bests...

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This anthology hosts a collection of essays examining the role of comics as portals for historical and academic content, while keeping the approach on an international market versus the American one.

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By: Sharon Schuman

This book invites us to question our infatuation with freedom as autonomy and enlightenment and introduces a new concept: dialogic freedom. It presents riveting moments of decision in literature from Homer’s Iliad to Morrison’s Beloved...

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By: Elana Gomel

Space is a central topic in cultural and narrative theory today, although in most cases theory assumes Newtonian absolute space. However, the idea of a universal homogeneous space is now obsolete. Black holes, multiple dimensions, quantum entangle...

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By: Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature, with a new introduction by Michael Dirda. This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’s aesthetic theory. It is a primer for the reader who wa...

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By: Jon Winokur

Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic.He looks at the different forms irony can take, from an irony deficiency to visual irony to an und...