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Vox intexta: Orality and Textuality in the Middle Ages
Pasternack, Carol Braun

Brings together interrelated essays on aspects of oral...

Poetry for Young People: William Wordsworth
Liu, Alan

William Wordsworth’s finest poems take you on a captivating adventure to another time and place....

The Textuality of Old English Poetry
Pasternack, Carol Braun

The modern reader knows Old English poetry as a discrete number of poems, set up and...

La Pinta: Chicana/o History, Culture, and Politics
Olguín, Ben

In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and...

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts
Fradenburg, L.O. Aranye

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts...

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, Norton Critical Edition
Waid, Candace

The text of Wharton’s richly allusive Pulitzer Prize–winning...

One World of Literature
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

One World of Literature addresses students' concerns about social relevance in their reading, and their...

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

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