Literature and Literary Criticism

The Practical Critic: André Bazin on Film, 1945-1958

Author: 

Russo, James R.

Credentials: 

James R. Russo is an independent researcher who holds graduate degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Richmond. He has taught at those schools and at Tulane University. Russo’s primary scholarly interests are the cinema and comparative literature. He has recently published Film Nation: William Troy on the Cinema, 1933–1935; The Bookman: William Troy on Literature and Criticism, 1927–1950; Drama According to Alexander Bakshy, 1916-1946; Analyzing Film: A Student Casebook; Pillars of Society: Ibsen, Shaw, Brecht; and Open Hatch: The Theater Criticism of Robert Hatch, 1950-1970.

André Bazin (1918-58) was renowned for almost single-handedly establishing the study of film as an accepted intellectual pursuit, as well as for being the spiritual father of the French New Wave. In 1951, Bazin co-founded and became editor-in-chief of Cahiers du Cinéma, the most influential critical periodical in the history of cinema. Five of the film critics whom he mentored at that magazine later became the most acclaimed directors of the postwar French cinema: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Éric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, and Claude Chabrol.

Market: 
Film, Fine Arts, Social Science, Criticism, Critical Studies, History, Journalism, France, French Culture, New Wave Film, Godard, Truffaut, Romer, Rivette, Chabrol, Bazin
Release Date: 
March 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680534627 Hatdcover
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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Finding Arcadia: Wisdom, Truth, and Love in the Classics

Author: 

Krause, Paul

Credentials: 

Paul Krause is the editor-in-chief of VoegelinView. He was educated at Baldwin Wallace University, Yale Divinity School, and the University of Buckingham, where he studied with Sir Roger Scruton. His writings on the arts, classics, literature, politics, philosophy, and religion have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and journals. He is the author of The Odyssey of Love and contributed to The College Lecture Today and Making Sense of Diseases and Disasters.

“Paul Krause has written a beautiful and accessible commentary on the Greeks, Romans, and Saint Augustine, illuminating the wisdom of the ancients for a contemporary audience. Rather than engaging in an anachronistic reading of these works, Krause uncover the enduring truths that these authors offer us today.”
– Lee Trepanier, Samford University

Market: 
Literature, Classics, Philosophy, Education, Social Science, Critical Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537147 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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Politics, Law, and Disorder in the Garden of Eden: The Quest for Identity

Author: 

Haug, Nils A.

Credentials: 

Nils A. Haug is a trial lawyer by profession and past member of the International Bar Association. He was born in Norway but retired in Australia to focus on writing and teaching. His particular field of interest is the intersection of Western civilization and culture with political theory, philosophy, theology, ethics and law. He holds various degrees, including an M.A. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Theology from North West University.

Contemporary Western society is in a state of internal disorder. Stimulated by progressive politicians and radical identity activists, and enforced through legal sanctions based on slanted juridical decisions contrary to an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, the rise of identity ideologies has adversely affected all aspects of the public arena. Long-established Judeo-Christian principles founding the classical liberal democratic traditions of both Western culture and civilization are under threat of elimination.

Market: 
Literature, Classics, Education, Social Science, Religion, Western Literature, European Literature, Medieval Literature, Cultural Studies, Identity Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537178 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
Pages: 
200
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None
Yes
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Courtly Love Revisited in the Age of Feminism

Author: 

Southern, Antonia

Credentials: 

Antonia Southern is the author of A House Divided: Christianity in England, 1526-1829 and Player, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist: The Story of Edward Alleyn 1566-1626, both from Academica Press.

Courtly love and feminism are strange bedfellows, the one a controversial literary concept, and the other a continuing crusade. Both can be taken seriously or ridiculed. In this incisive book, Antonia Southern tries to do both with both. Courtly Love focuses a feminist lens on fourteen authors, some well-known and some less so. They aimed variously to entertain, amuse, instruct, make money, or please themselves. Marie de France is the supreme example of the last category. Sir Thomas Malory wrote in prison and needed to pass the time.

Market: 
Literature, History, Women’s Studies, Medieval Literature, Middle Ages, Courtly Romance, Thomas Malory, Christine de Pizan, Philip Sidney, Geoffrey Chaucer
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537215
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
Pages: 
250
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Literary Career of W. B. Trites

Author: 

Rex, Richard

Credentials: 

Richard Rex retired from the University of Utah. He is the author of a collection of Chaucer essays titled The Sins of Madame Eglentyne and Alice Muriel Williamson: The Secret History of American-English Author. He lives with his wife, Ines, on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Angeles, Washington.

This book discusses the eight novels by American expatriate author W. B. Trites, who, although highly praised by such contemporaries H. G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, W. B. Maxwell, Max Beerbohm, L. P. Hartley, and Frank Harris, among others, remains curiously unknown today. His spare style, which pre-dated Hemingway’s by several decades, did not impress publishers accustomed to more expansive prose. Worse still, his prospects suffered from the forbidden social he dared to explore in a less open era, when publishers shied away from controversial topics.

Market: 
Literature, Social Science, History, American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literatures, American Studies, W. B. Trites
Release Date: 
February 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537277 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
250
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None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Ernest Hemingway and the Short Story

Author: 

Köseman, Zennure

Credentials: 

Zennure Köseman is Associate Professor at Inönü University, in Malatya, Turkey. She received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Hacettepe University. She holds an M.A. in History from Bilkent University, focusing on American, British, and Ottoman histories, and a Ph.D. from Hacettepe University’s American Culture and Literature Department.

Ernest Hemingway pioneered the short story genre by prioritizing economy of prose. He also wrote the shortest short story: his famous six-word “For Sale: Baby Shoes Never Worn!” The whole story embodies these words, which are semantically meaningful. Influenced by Edgar Allan Poe’s “single-effect” theory, each story drives the reader to concentrate on a substantial controlling idea that directs the story from beginning to end.

Market: 
Literature, American Studies, History, American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modernism, Identity Studies, Hemingway
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537109 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Feminist Fiction and the Indian Partition of 1947: New Perspectives

Author: 

Gupta, Priyanka

Credentials: 

Priyanka Gupta is Assistant Professor in the Masters of Business Administration Program at the Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Jammu, India.

The Partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947 unleashed unprecedented violence. In Feminist Fiction and the Indian Partition of 1947, Indian scholar Priyanka Gupta explores how women were doubly suppressed and victimized before and after the partition. The violence, and the displacement of large populations, made this historical episode of separation more and more significant for women. Novels set during the Partition offer unique viewpoints and perspectives that have not previously been explored.

Market: 
Literature, History, Women’s Studies, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Feminist Studies
Release Date: 
August 28, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534511 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Perspectives on Mizo Culture: A Critical Study of Laltluangliana Khiangte’s Folktales of Mizoram

Author: 

Laxmiprasad, P. V. Ph.D., Department of English, Satavahana University (India)

Folktales of Mizoram is a translated collection of sixty-six short stories from northeast India taken up for a critical evaluation. The stories depict a typical Mizo culture in spirit and practice. This study focuses on the transformation of oral literature into written narratives. Folk practices, folk medicine, folk narratives, traditional songs, and received wisdom dominate these stories. A more insightful approach into folk narratives and songs emphasizes the world of new hermeneutics.

Market: 
Literature, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, South Asian Literature, Mizoram, Indian Literature, Hermeneutics
Release Date: 
Date: August 28, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534405 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
100
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Hemingway and Ecocriticism

Author: 

Srilatha, G.

Credentials: 

G. Srilatha is Associate Professor and Head of the English Department at the P. B. Siddhartha College of Arts & Science in Vijayawada, India.

Hemingway and Ecocriticism focuses on the famous author’s short stories from ecocritical perspectives, which are concerned with the relationship between humans and the landscape and plead for a better understanding of nature. Of Hemingway’s first 49 short stories, 22 exhibit ecological concerns in some form or other. They reveal great damage caused to nature and human beings alike. G. Srilatha holds that while Hemingway was an unabashed hunter, fisher, and sportsman, he was also a conservationist and conveyed this attitude in most of his stories.

Market: 
Literature, Ecology, Literary Criticism, American Literature, Conservationism, Environmentalism, Ernest Hemingway
Release Date: 
August 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536904 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Prague Circle: Franz Kafka, Egon Erwin Kisch, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Their Legacies

Author: 

Shearier, Stephen, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Stephen Shearier holds a Ph.D., cum laude, in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, New York University, Rutgers University, CUNY, and the New School. Among his publications are articles on Naturlyrik in East and West Germany, Reinhard Sorge, and Franz Kafka, along with biographies of expressionist writers and a book-length study of expressionist theater in Berlin. Dr. Shearier is now retired and lives in New York City, where he is working on his next volume of poetry.

A group of mostly Jewish German-speaking writers, the Prague Circle included some of the most significant figures in modern Western literature. Its core members, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Egon Erwin Kisch, are renowned for their seminal dramas, lyric poetry, novels, short stories, and essays on aesthetics. The writers of the Prague Circle were bound together not by a common perspective or a particular ideology, but by shared experiences and interests.

Market: 
Literature, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Jewish History, Modernism, Expressionism, Prague Circle, German Literature, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, Egon Erwin Kisch
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537765 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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