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Real Mysteries: Narrative and the Unknowable
Abbott, H. Porter

Real Mysteries: Narrative and the Unknowable revisits the ancient theme of...

Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages
Pasternack, Carol Braun

Exposes complex intersections between genders and other identities in medieval...

Protocols of Liberty
Warner, William

Protocols of Liberty offers an account of how, in the midst of a chronic political crisis, American Whigs seized the...

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays
Moraga, Cherríe

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays is Chicana playwright Cherríe Moraga's premiere...

The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea
Moraga, Cherríe

In The Hungry Woman, an apocalyptic play written at the end of the millennium, Moraga uses...

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
Abbott, H. Porter

What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H....

Hope at Sea
Shewry, Teresa

As far back as Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis...