MLA 2013 Book Highlights: Outstanding Journal Reviews!

Visit the Cambria Press booth (#316) to browse new titles as well as other Cambria Press titles that have received rave journal reviews, including:

Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia

Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia

Winner of Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology!

The Jin Yong Phenomenon: Chinese Martial Arts Fiction and Modern Chinese Literary History

“A successful study … valuable and insightful opinions.” – CLEAR

 

Feminism and Global Chineseness: The Cultural Production of Controversial Women Authors

“Well crafted.” – Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review

 

Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber

Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber

“Delightful, fascinating, and enlightening.” – China Review International

  

The Lyrical Resonance Between Chinese Poets and Painters: The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi 

The Lyrical Resonance Between Chinese Poets and Painters: The Tradition and Poetics of Tihuashi

“Far surpasses any previous English-language study of the subject.” – Journal of Asian Studies

 

Chinese in Australian Fiction, 1888–1988

Chinese in Australian Fiction, 1888–1988

“A valuable resource.” –Journal of Intercultural Studies

 

Singapore Stories: Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore, 1945–2000

Singapore Stories: Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore, 1945–2000

“There is much good material in this book.” – Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

 

Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature

Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature

A worthwhile addition to the bookshelf.” – JASAL

Shirley Hazzard:  Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist

Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist

“Not just an intellectual exercise, or a scholarly pleasure, but also a profound relief to read.” – Southerly

 

Perennial Empires: Postcolonial, Transnational, and Literary Perspectives

Perennial Empires: Postcolonial, Transnational, and Literary Perspectives

“A welcome collection.” – Transnational Literature

 

Postcolonial Literary History and Indian English Fiction

An impressive array of established and emerging authors.” – Journal of Postcolonial Writing

 

Behind Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet: A Life in Letters: Volume I: The Early Years: 1940–1965

“An important addition.” – Times Literary Supplement

 

Behind Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet: A Life in Letters: Volume II: The Quartet and Beyond: 1966–1978

“A valuable biographical window … much to appreciate … admirably annotated volumes.” – Transnational Literature

Victorian Literature and Film Adaptation

Highly recommended.” – CHOICE

 

The Victorian Freak Show: The Significance of Disability and Physical Differences in 19th-Century Fiction

Scholars in disability studies and Victorian studies will find this book useful and compelling.” – Victorian Studies

 

The Femme Fatale in Victorian Literature: The Danger and the Sexual Threat

“Recommended.” – CHOICE

 

The Traumatic Imagination: Histories of Violence in Magical Realist Fiction

“Cohesively presented … extensive and comprehensive.” – Transnational Literature

 

Viking Women: The Narrative Voice in Woven Tapestries

“A valuable contribution.” – Cosmos

 

J.M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative

“A significant contribution.”- The Australian

 

Re-Presentations of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: Portrayals in Fiction, Drama, Music, and Film

“This comprehensive book provides much information.” – Film & History

 

The Trouble with Dreiser: Harper and the Editing of Jennie Gerhardt

“A fine piece … the author should be applauded …” – Studies in American Naturalism

 

Brian Castro’s Fiction: The Seductive Play of Language

“An enlightening and heuristic guide.” – Review of Australian Studies

 

The Art of Literary Thieving: The Catcher in the Rye, Moby-Dick, and Hamlet

“Plenty here for the scholar of literature.” – Transnational Literature

 

Travel Narratives from New Mexico: Reconstructing Identity and Truth

“Valuable … Recommended.” – CHOICE

What Is Eating Latin American Women Writers: Food, Weight, and Eating Disorders

“Much to offer beginners and specialists alike.” – Feminist Collections

 

Reading Blindly: Literature, Otherness, and the Possibility of an Ethical Reading

“Fernando’s book provokes such crucial questions as well as setting out his position in alluring detail.” – Transnational Literature

 

Maria Graham: A Literary Biography

“Akel’s tome is an achievement.” – Times Higher Education

 

Thomas Traherne and the Felicities of the Mind

“Admirably contemporizes Traherne’s work.” – Seventeenth-Century News

Narrating the American West: New Forms of Historical Memory

“An important contribution.” – Western American Literature

Reading Literature After Deconstruction

Reading Literature After Deconstruction

“Rarely ever is theory illustrated so clearly in practice … laudable.” – Transnational Literature

 

Women’s War Drama in England in the Seventeenth Century

“A rewarding work … an original contribution.” – Modern Language Review

 

 

William Dean Howells and the American Memory Crisis

“A valuable addition.” – The Howellsian

 

 

David Foster: The Satirist of Australia

“An insightful critical study.” – Australian Book Review

 

 

Identity and Society in American Poetry: The Romantic Tradition

“Ambitious … Recommended.” – CHOICE

 

 

Seductions in Narrative: Subjectivity and Desire in the Works of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson

“An accessible read that adds to scholarship.” – Marvels & Tales

 

 

Philip Roth and the Zuckerman Books: The Making of a Storyworld

“A well-researched and sophisticated study … groundbreaking.” – Philip Roth Studies

 

 

The Sex Goddess in American Film, 1930–1965: Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield

“A model for other books.” – The Journal of Popular Culture

 

 

Dramatic Theories of Voice in the Twentieth Century

“An exceptional book.” – Theatre Journal

Narrating the Prison: Role and Representation in Charles Dickens’ Novels, Twentieth-Century Fiction, and Film

“A highly readable, very compelling study of the cultural and political underpinnings of narrative form.” – Style

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