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has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."

Mark Twain

Below are links to subject headings of books selected by the editors of Choice as Outstanding Academic Books. If you would like to select a specific book to give to the University Libraries, please select one from this list and write the title on the order form. If the book you have chosen is no longer available, a similar book from the same subject will be ordered.

Notable Books: Language & Literature
A dream of stone: fame, vision, and monumentality in nineteenth-century French literary culture by Garval, Michael D.
A history of literary criticism: from Plato to the present by M.A.R. Habib
A symposium of praise: Horace returns to lyric in Odes IV by Johnson, Timothy S.
After Antiquity: Greek language, myth, and metaphor by Alexiou, Margaret
America's Asia: racial form and American literature, 1893-1945 by Lye, Colleen
An introduction to twentieth-century Italian literature by Robert S. C. Gordon
Basho's haiku: selected poems by Matsuo Basho by Basho, Matsuo
Berlin Alexanderplatz: radio, film, and the death of Weimar culture by Peter Jelavich
Can literature promote justice?: trauma narrative and social action in Latin American testimonio by Kimberley A. Nance
Cervantes in Algiers: a captive's tale by Garces, Maria Antonia
Contemporary Spanish women's narrative and the publishing industry by Henseler, Christine
Cosmopolitan vistas: American regionalism and literary value by Lutz, Tom
Diary, 1901-1969 by Kornei Chukovskii
Don Quixote, Don Juan, and related subjects: form and tradition in Spanish literature, 1330-1630 by Parr, James A.
Early Modern Japanese literature: an anthology, 1600-1900 by ed. by Haruo Shirane, tr. By James Brandon et al.
Early Spanish American narrative by Lindstrom, Naomi
Empires of the world: a language history of the world by Ostler, Nicholas
Erotic utopia: the decadent imagination in Russia's fin-de-siecle by Olga Matich
Fiction refracts science: modernist writers from Proust to Borges by Thiher, Allen
Flaubert: a biography by Frederick Brown
French gay modernism by Schehr, Lawrence R.
German literature of the 1990s and beyond: normalization and the Berlin Republic by Taberner, Stuart
H. G. Wells: traversing time by Wagar, W. Warren
Hans Christian Andersen: a new life by Andersen, Jens
History of Indian Literature in English by ed. by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
Hopi Traditional Literature by Shaul, David Leedom
Italian novels of peasant crisis, 1930-1950: bonfires in the night by Brian Moloney
J.M. Coetzee & the ethics of reading: literature in the event by Attridge, Derek
Jane Austen and the Enlightenment by Knox-Shaw, Peter
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: restless genius by Leo Damrosch
Johnson's critical presence: image, history, judgement by Smallwood, Philip
K. by Calasso, Roberto
Kafka: the decisive years by Reiner Stach
Killing Spanish: literary essays on ambivalent U.S. Latino/a identity by Sandin, Lyn Di Iorio
Lamentation as history: narratives by Koreans in Japan 1965-2000 by Ellen Widmer
Malraux: a life by Todd, Olivier
Meander: a rhetor in context by Heath, Malcolm
Paranoia and modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau by John Farrell
Percy Bysshe Shelley: a biography: exile of unfulfilled reknown, 1816-1822 by Bieri, James
Polish-Jewish Literature in the Interwar Years by Prokop-Janiec, Eugenia
Politique: languages of statecraft between Chaucer and Shakespeare by Strohm, Paul
Privacy: concealing the eighteenth-century self by Spacks, Patricia Meyer
Proletpen: America's rebel Yiddish poets by Amelia Glaser and David Weintraub
Properties of modernity: romantic Spain, modern Europe, and the legacies of empire by Michael Iarocci
Pulp fictions of medieval England: essays in popular romance by McDonald, Nicola (ed.)
Queer cowboys: and other erotic male friendships in nineteenth-century American literature by Packard, Chris
Queer Lyrics: difficulty and closure in American poetry by Vincent, John
Recite in the name of the red: poetic sacred making in twentieth-century Iran by Fatemeh Keshavarz
Relocating Agency: modernity and African letters by George, Olakunle
Remnants of empire in Algeria and Vietnam: women, words, and war by Pears, Pamela A.
Rendering the regional: local language in contemporary chinese media
Rendering the regional: Local language incontemporary Chinese media by Edward M. Gunn
Russia's dangerous texts: politics between the lines by Parthe, Kathleen F.
Sexual naturalization: Asian Americans and miscegenation by Koshy, Susan
Shining eyes, cruel fortune: the lives and loves of Italian Renaissance women poets by Jaffe, Irma B.
Singular Performances: reinscribing the subject in Francophone African writing by Syrotinski, Michael
Somerset Maugham: a life by Meyers, Jeffrey
Speaking in Soviet Tongues: language, culture and the politics of voice in revolutionary Russia by Gorham, Michael S.
Stephen Spender: a literary life by Sutherland, John
Susan Glaspell: her life and times by Ben-Zvi, Linda
Tao Yuanming & manuscript culture: the record of a dusty table by Xiaofei, Tian
Technology in American drama, 1920-1950: soul and society in the age of the machine by Jerz, Dennis G.
The beauty and the book: women and fiction in nineteenth-century China by Ellen Widmer
The borderlands of culture: Americo Paredes and the transnational imaginary by Ramon Saldivar
The Cambridge history of American literature: v. 6: Prose writing, 1910-1950 by ed. by Sacvan Bercovitch
The colonial moment: discoveries and settlement in modern Americna poetry by Westover, Jeffrey W.
The English romance in time: transforming motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the death of Shakespeare by Cooper, Helen
The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing: v. 4 and 5: Irish women's writing and traditions by ed. by Angela Bourke et al.
The Holocaust and the postmodern by Eaglestone, Robert
The imperial sublime: a Russian poetics of empire by Ram, Harsha
The language of the gods in the world of men: Sanskrit, culture, and power in premodern India by Sheldon Pollock
The last titan: a life of Theodore Dreiser by Loving, Jerome
The Letters of Charles Dickens: v. 12: 1868-1870 by Dickens, Charles
The Literature of ancient Sumer by Black, Jeremy
The monster that is history: history, violence, and fictional writing in twentieth-century China by Wang, David Der-wei
The Origins of Criticism: literary culture and poetic theory in classical Greece by Ford, Andrew
The Paris Review
The talking Greeks: speech, animals, and the other in Homer, Aeschylus, and Plato by John Heath
The Twentieth-Century Spanish American Novel by Williams, Raymond Leslie
The world next door: South Asian American literature and the idea of America by Srikanth, Rajini
The world of Roman song: from ritualized speech to social order by Thomas Habinek
Thomas Mann: life as a work of art: a biography by Kurzke, Hermann
Traitors and True Poles: narrating a Polish-American identity, 1880-1939 by Majewski, Karen
Understanding Dante by Scott, John A.
Understanding W. G. Sebald by McCulloh, Mark R.
Unveiling Eve: reading gender in Medieval Hebrew literature by Rosen, Tova
Virtual Lotus: modern fiction of Southeast Asia by ed. by Teri Shaffer Yamada
Visions of the Land: science, literature, and the American environment of the era of exploration to the age of ecology by Bryson, Michael A.
Walt Whitman by Reynolds, David S.
Walter Benjamin: selected writings: v. 4: 1938-1940 by Benjamin, Walter
What happened to Abraham?: reinventing the covenant in American Jewish fiction by Aarons, Victoria
Women writing Africa: the southern region by M.J. Daymond
Women writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel by Esi Sutherland-Addy and Aminata Diaw
Worrying the line: black women writers, lineage, and literary tradition by Wall, Cheryl A.
Writing the nation in Reformation England by Shrank, Cathy



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