BOOKS RECEIVED:  J. Hillis Miller and John G. Peters, eds., “Reading Conrad” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For half a century, J. Hillis Miller has been a premier figure in English and comparative literature, influencing and leading the direction of literary studies. What is less well-known is that he has been… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sand, George, “La Petite Fadette” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Set in the French countryside of George Sands childhood and narrated in the unique voice of a Berrichon peasant, La Petite Fadette is a beloved 1848 novel about identical twin brothers and Fadette, the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: M. R. James, “Four Ghost Stories: ‘Oh, Whistle, and Ill Come to You, My Lad;’ ‘An Episode of Cathedral History’; ‘Casting the Runes’; and ‘The Diary of Mr. Poynter’  (Penn State  UP, 2017)
This volume collects four of M. R. Jamess most beloved stories of the supernatural. These tales show how James redefined the ghost story and exemplify his connection to academia, antiquities, and medievalism, occupations that inspired and informed his fiction. Perfect… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Peter Bleed, “National Treasure” (Left Coast Press, 2009)
This teaching novel by archaeologist Peter Bleed demonstrates the complexities of contemporary collecting of archaeological antiques and delves into the world of 14th century Japan. Dr. Eric Mallow, a serious gun collector, complicates his life by acquiring a pair of… Read More
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