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Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination
Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination (March 2017)
David N. Stamos - Author

Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise.

In 1848, almost a year and a half before Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of forty, his book Eureka was published. In it, he weaved together his scientific speculations about the universe with his own literary theory, theology, and philosophy of science. Although Poe himself considered it to be his magnum opus, Eureka has mostly bee...(Read More)
The Love of Ruins
The Love of Ruins (March 2017)
Letters on Lovecraft
Scott Cutler Shershow - Author
Scott Michaelsen - Author

Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.

Today, H. P. Lovecraft is both more popular and controversial than ever: the influence of his “Cthulhu mythos” is everywhere in popular culture, his cosmic pessimism has reemerged as a major theme in contemporary philosophy, and his racism continues to spark controversy in the media. The Love of Ruins takes a fresh look at a ...(Read More)
John Huston as Adaptor
John Huston as Adaptor (February 2017)
Douglas McFarland - Editor
Wesley King - Editor

Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.

John Huston as Adaptor makes the case that adaptation is the salient element in Huston’s identity as a filmmaker and that his early and deep attraction to the experience of reading informed his approach to film adaptation. Thirty-four of Huston’s thirty-seven fil...(Read More)
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase (January 2017)
Infancy, Survival
Christopher Fynsk - Author

First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe’s Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.

This book presents an interpretation of a volume of poetry and theoretical reflections (Phrase) by the late Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, who is widely known as one of the major contributors to thinking about the relation between philosophy and literature in...(Read More)
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love
Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love (November 2016)
Joseph E. B. Lumbard - Author

Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.

The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī changed the course of Persian Sufism forever, paving the way for luminaries such as Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. Yet he remains a poorly understood thinker, with many treatises incorrectly attr...(Read More)
Literature and
Literature and "Interregnum" (August 2016)
Globalization, War, and the Crisis of Sovereignty in Latin America
Patrick Dove - Author

Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.

Literature and “Interregnum” examines the unraveling of the political forms of modernity through readings of end-of-millennium literary texts by César Aira, Marcelo Cohen, Sergio Chejfec, Diamela Eltit, and Roberto Bolaño. The opening of national spaces to the global capitalist...(Read More)
Borges, the Jew
Borges, the Jew (July 2016)
Ilan Stavans - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Religion category
Explores Borges’s infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
In this volume, award-winning cultural critic and controversial public intellectual Ilan Stavans focuses his attention on Jorge Luis Borges’s fascination with Jewish culture. Despite not being Jewish himself, Borges wrote essays, poems, and sto...(Read More)
Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning (May 2016)
Transatlantic Passages on Europe and America
Andrei Guruianu - Author
Anthony Di Renzo - Author

A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
Dead reckoning is the nautical term for calculating a ship’s position using the distance and direction traveled rather than instruments or astronomical observation. For those still recovering from the atrocities of the twentieth century, however, the term has an even grimmer meaning: toting up the butcher’s bill of war and genocide.
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On Nietzsche
On Nietzsche (December 2015)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Georges Bataille wrote On Nietzsche in the final months of the Nazi occupation of France in order to cleanse the German philosopher of the “stain of Nazism.” More than merely a treatise on Nietzsche, the book is as much a work of ethics in which thought is put...(Read More)
Writing Widowhood
Writing Widowhood (November 2015)
The Landscapes of Bereavement
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.

The death of a beloved spouse after a lifetime of companionship is a life-changing experience. To help understand the reality of bereavement, Jeffrey Berman focuses on five extraordinary American writers—Joan Didion, Sandra Gilbert, Gail Godwin, Kay Redfield Jamison,...(Read More)
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