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Beauty and the Beast   Beauty and the Beast
Human-Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards, 1905–193

Arnold Arluke and Robert Bogdan
Wide-ranging in scope, Beauty and the Beast looks at the variety of roles animals played in society, from pets and laborers to symbols and prey. The authors discuss the contradictions, dualisms, and paradoxes of our relationship to animals, illustrating how animals were distanced and embraced, commoditized and anthropomorphized.
 
 
The Imprint of Alan Swallow   The Imprint of Alan Swallow
Quality Publishing in the West

W. Dale Nelson
This outstanding biography is the first to explore the fascinating life of Alan Swallow, a pioneering western publisher whose authors included such literary luminaries as Anaïs Nin, Allen Tate, and Yvor Winters. Moving to Colorado, Swallow founded the Swallow Press and dedicated himself to bringing literary authors, both regionally and nationally recognized, to print in high-quality yet affordable books.
 
 
The Day My Mother Cried   The Day My Mother Cried
and Other Stories

William D. Kaufman
With Forewords by Baruch Feldstern and Peter Pitzele
The lasting charm of Kaufman’s stories lies in a delightful mix of personal incidents and observations set against an anchoring backdrop of cultural tradition. His new collection is filled with tales from his parents’ homeland in the Ukraine, his own childhood reminiscences, and his adult travels.
 
 
When the Danube Ran Red   When the Danube Ran Red
Zsuzsanna Ozsváth
With a Foreword by David Patterson
As a scholar, critic, and translator, Ozsváth has written extensively about Holocaust literature and the Holocaust in Hungary. Now, she records her own history in this clear-eyed, moving account. When the Danube Ran Red combines an exceptional grounding in Hungarian history with the pathos of a survivor and the eloquence of a poet to present a truly singular work.
 
 
  A Millennium of Turkish Literature
A Concise History

Talat S. Halman
Edited by Jayne L. Warner
A Millennium of Turkish Literature tells the story of how literature evolved and grew in stature on the Turkish mainland over the course of a thousand years. The book features numerous poems and extracts, most in fluid translations by Halman. This volume provides a concise, but captivating, introduction to Turkish literature and, with selections from its extensive "Further Reading" section, serves as an invaluable guide to Turkish literature for course adoption.
 
 
Loom   Loom
A Novel

Thérèse Soukar Chehade
"In Loom Lebanon and North America flare to life, illuminating each other. With a wonderfully assured touch Chehade weaves the pain and joy of familial bonds around stories of war and migration. A beautiful novel."
—Kamila Shamsie, author of Burnt Shadows: A Novel
 
 
Winslow Homer in London   Winslow Homer in London
A New York Artist Abroad, 1881–1882

David Tatham
"Most exciting are the new discoveries that have enabled Tatham to track and place Homer in London with hitherto impossible precision. Using this fresh, compelling evidence, the author makes new and vital sense of Homer’s English period as the true pivot point of the artist’s career."
—Sarah L. Burns, author of Painting the Dark Side: Art and the Gothic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America
 
 
My Los Angeles in Black and (Almost) White   My Los Angeles in Black and (Almost) White
Andrew Furman
In My Los Angeles in Black and (Almost) White, the high school’s basketball team serves as the entry point for a trenchant exploration of the judicial, legislative, and neighborhood battles over school desegregation that gripped the city in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education and that continue to plague our "post-racial" nation. Furman accesses a diverse array of opinions on these years and on the current crisis of race and public education by examining landmark judicial decisions, public policy studies, and newspaper articles, and by interviewing key community leaders....
 
 
The Republic of Letters   The Republic of Letters
Working Class Writing and Local Publishing

Edited by Dave Morley and Ken Worpole
The Republic of Letters examines how in recent years working-class people have begun to develop new forms of writing, new models of local, collective publishing, and alternative distribution networks—the elements of a movement that aims to "disestablish" literature, making writing a popular form of expression and not the preserve of a privileged metropolitan elite.
 
 
Greek   Greek
Theo Dorgan
"Theo Dorgan’s Greek is a vivid, sensual, technically brilliant new collection which transports the reader through time and space, history and myth, love and death. The Greek Gods and Goddesses walk again, as real as we are, in the islands of twenty-first- century Greece in a poetry which is singingly alive to the pleasures of being here now."
—Carol Ann Duffy, Britain’s Poet Laureate
 
 
What This Earth Cost Us   What This Earth Cost Us
Theo Dorgan
"The blend of street-warrior and muse poet is extraordinarily appealing. His is an Irish urban voice which can reach far into Russia as well as into the enchanted garden of Sufi love."
—John Montague, author of A Ball of Fire What This Earth Cost Us gathers the poems from Dorgan’s first two collections, Ordinary House of Love and Rosa Mundi, into one volume.
 
 
Like a Man Gone Mad   Like a Man Gone Mad
Poems in a New Century

Samuel Hazo
Taking up the theme of time, the poems carry the reader back and forth through personal and historical time, offering glimpses of a wide range of figures, from Pascal and Heraclitus to John F. Kennedy and Clark Gable. From each vantage point, Hazo meditates on themes of vitality and longevity, legacy and oblivion, and the enduring folly of both the individual and society. Accessible and eminently readable, the poems in Like a Man Gone Mad embody a rich intellectual and emotional curiosity.
 
 
The End of the Innocence   First-time paperback . . .
The End of the Innocence
The 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair

Lawrence R. Samuel
From April 1964 to October 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World’s Fair, an experience that lives on in the of many individuals and in America’s collective consciousness. Taking a perceptive look back at "the last of the great world’s fairs," Samuel offers a vivid portrait of this seminal event and of the cultural climate that surrounded it. He also counters critics’ assessments of the fair as the "ugly duckling" of global expositions.
 
 
Stone Canoe No 4   Stone Canoe
A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, Number 4

Edited by Robert M. Colley
Stone Canoe showcases the work of a broad spectrum of writers and visual artists with connections to Upstate New York. In this issue, Mary Gaitskill talks with Jennifer Pashley, Brooks Haxton remembers Hayden Carruth, and Doran Larson introduces new prison writing. In addition to new poetry and fiction, this issue showcases the work of twenty-five visual artists working in—and out of—the upstate region.
 
 
The Urban Colonists   The Urban Colonists
Italian American Identity and Politics in Utica, New York

Philip A. Bean
"A major contribution to the field of Italian American history as well as local history, ethnic and interethnic studies, urban history, and the evolution of conflicting forces of ethnic maintenance versus assimilation."
—Frank J. Cavaioli, Farmingdale State College, SUNY
 
 
Watching TV   Watching TV
Six Decades of American Television, Expanded Second Edition

Harry Castleman and Walter J. Podrazik
Castleman and Podrazik present a sweeping season-by-season survey, capturing the essence of television from its inception to the present. By presenting every prime-time schedule, season by season, from the fall of 1944, Watching TV provides a fascinating history of how the personalities, popular shows, and coverage of key events have evolved during the past six decades.
 
 
Modern Irish Drama   Modern Irish Drama
W. B. Yeats to Marina Carr, Second Edition

Sanford Sternlicht
Modern Irish Drama: W. B. Yeats to Marina Carr presents a thorough introduction to the recent history of one of the greatest dramatic and theatrical traditions in Western culture. Originally published in 1988, this updated edition provides extensive new material, charting the path of modern and contemporary Irish drama from its roots in the Celtic Revival to its flowering in world theater. The lives and careers of more than fifty modern Irish playwrights are discussed along with summaries of their major plays and recommendations for further reading.
 
 
Memory Ireland   Memory Ireland
Volume 1: History and Modernity

Edited by Oona Frawley
"The essays in this collection represent a rich and fascinating survey of the landscape of Irish cultural memory . . . its sweep is both extensive and intensive."
—Michael Mays, author of Nation States: The Cultures of Irish Nationalism
 
 
America in the Sixties   America in the Sixties
John Robert Greene
"Perceptive, judicious, and written with an engaging flair, master historian John Robert Greene’s America in the Sixties vividly brings to life arguably the most important and complex decade of the twentieth century."
—Melvin Small, author of The Presidency of Richard Nixon
 
 
Tabernacle of Hate   Tabernacle of Hate
Seduction into Right-Wing Extremism, Second Edition

Kerry Noble
With an Introduction by Jean Rosenfeld
Written after his release from prison, the author’s cogent narrative reveals the deceptive allure of extremist movements and the unmatched power of charismatic leadership. Noble chronicles the intense stand-off with federal agents at the group’s compound in northern Arkansas in April 1985. As the group’s spiritual leader, he helped mediate the peaceful surrender of its military leader, Jim Ellison, and many of the group members.... Originally published in 1998, this second edition includes an authoritative introduction placing Noble’s narrative and the CSA into the broader picture of American religio-political extremism.
 
 
The Education of Women and The Vices of Men   The Education of Women and The Vices of Men
Two Qajar Tracts

Translated from the Persian and with an Introduction by Hasan Javadi and Willem Floor
At the close of the nineteenth century, modern ideas of democracy and equality were slowly beginning to take hold in Iran. In apparent response to this emerging independence of women, an anonymous author penned The Education of Women .... instructed women on how to behave toward their husbands, counseling them on proper dress, intimacy, and subservience. One woman, Bibi Khanom Astarabadi, took up the author’s challenge and wrote a refutation of the guide’s arguments.... Astarabadi established the first school for girls in Tehran and often advocated for the rights of women. In The Vices of Men, she details the flaws of men, offering a scathing diatribe on the nature of men’s behavior toward women.
 
 
Arab and Arab American Feminisms   Arab and Arab American Feminisms
Gender, Violence, and Belonging

Edited by Rabab Abdulhadi, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Naber
In this collection, Arab and Arab American feminists enlist their intimate experiences to challenge simplistic and long-held assumptions about gender, sexuality, and commitments to feminism and justice-centered struggles.... Contributors explore themes as diverse as the intersections between gender, sexuality, Orientalism, racism, Islamophobia, and Zionism, and the restoration of Arab Jews to Arab American histories. This book asks how members of diasporic communities navigate their sense of belonging when the country in which they live wages wars in the lands of their ancestors. Arab and Arab American Feminisms opens up new possibilities for placing grounded Arab and Arab American feminist perspectives at the center of gender studies, Middle East studies, American studies, and ethnic studies.
 
 
Abundance from the Desert   Abundance from the Desert
Classical Arabic Poetry

Raymond Farrin
Abundance from the Desert provides a comprehensive introduction to classical Arabic poetry, one of the richest of poetic traditions. Covering the period roughly of 500–1250 c.e., it features original translations and illuminating discussions of a number of major classical Arabic poems from a variety of genres....This pioneering book marks an important step forward in the study of Arabic poetry. At the same time, it opens the door to this rich tradition for the general reader.
 
 
Contesting Realities   Contesting Realities
The Public Sphere and Morality in Southern Yemen

Susanne Dahlgren
As a resident of Aden for more than three years spanning the late years of Marxist South Yemen, Dahlgren presents the reader with an intimate portrait of Yemeni men and women in the home, in the factory, in the office, and in the street, demonstrating that Islamic societies must be understood through a multiplicity of social spheres and morality orders. Within each space, she examines the range of legal, political, religious, and social regulations that frame gender relations and social dynamics.
 
 
American Hebrew Literature   American Hebrew Literature
Writing Jewish National Identity in the United States

Michael Weingrad
With a Foreword by Alan Mintz
Weingrad explores Hebrew literature in the United States from the emergence of a group of writers connected with the Hebraist movement in the early twentieth century to the present. Radically expanding and challenging our conceptions of American and Jewish identities in literature, the author offers wide–ranging cultural analyses and thoughtful readings of key works. American Hebrew Literature restores a lost piece of the canvas of Hebrew literature and Jewish culture in the twentieth century and invites readers to reimagine Jewish-American writers of our own time.
 
 
Hegel and the Third World   Hegel and the Third World
The Making of Eurocentrism in World History

Teshale Tibebu
"This is a remarkable book. . . . a powerful cri de coeur that is based on a serious reading of Hegel. It may open up the debate because, unlike so many anti–Eurocentric presentations, it does not fall prey to a simple upside down reading of either modern philosophy or world history."
—Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University
 
 
Back Channel Negotiation   Back Channel Negotiation
Secrecy in the Middle East Peace Process

Anthony Wanis-St. John
"Large scale conflict is always complex, and Back Channel Negotiation is a rare and brilliant example of accepting and using that complexity. Starting with a detailed and thoughtful narrative of back channel negotiations in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Wanis–St. John then builds convincing and provocative theory tightly linked to that narrative."
—David Matz, University of Massachusetts, Boston
 
 
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