Category Archives: World Literature

Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

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With more than one million copies sold in Germany and rights snapped up in twenty-seven countries, Wetlands is the sexually and anatomically explicit novel that is changing the conversation about female identity and sexuality around the world. Helen Memel is … Continue reading

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Rousseau and Freedom

Debates about freedom, an ideal continually contested, were first set out in their modern version by the eighteenth-century French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. His ideas and analyses were taken up during the philosophical enlightenment, often invoked during the French Revolution, and … Continue reading

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The Ambassador’s Mission (The Traitor Spy Trilogy)

Sonea, a Black Magician of Kyralia, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist the new Guild Ambassador to Sachaka. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing, Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the … Continue reading

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The Nibelungenlied: The Lay of the Nibelungs (Oxford World’s Classics)

The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sivrit, the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs, a priceless treasure guarded by dwarves and giants, … Continue reading

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Myths and myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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American Thought and Culture in the Twenty First Century

Will America come to own the twenty-first century? Will its power and ideas dominate the globe? Or will the United States buckle underneath the pressure of new international challenges? This groundbreaking book looks at changing patterns of American thought and … Continue reading

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The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum

The Malleus Maleficarum, first published in 1486-7, is the standard medieval text on witchcraft and it remained in print throughout the early modern period. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the ways to exterminate them continue to … Continue reading

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The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction (Liverpool University Press – Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures)

The book analyzes the theme of community in seven French Caribbean novels in relation to the work of the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. The complex history of the islands means that community is often a central and problematic issue in … Continue reading

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The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Seamus Heaney is a unique phenomenon in contemporary literature, as a poet whose individual volumes (such as his Beowulf translation, and individual volumes of poems such as Electric Light and District and Circle) have been high in the bestseller lists … Continue reading

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