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The Dedalus Book of Lithuanian Literature

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The Dedalus Book of Lithuanian Literature by Almantas Samalavicius Book Summary:

The Dedalus Book of Lithuanian Literature attempts to reflect the transition of Lithuanian literature since the beginning of the twentieth century, when Lithuania was still an agrarian and colonized country on the margins of Europe, to its present modern and post-modernist phase. Lithuanian literature was suppressed in the nineteenth century by the Russians but by the eve of WW II was flourishing again. A new Russian occupation reversed this and led to a Soviet-style socialist realism in fiction. The last decades of the twentieth century saw the rise of a new generation of writers who dealt with Lithuania's history and the contemporary world. The Dedalus Book of Lithuanian Literature features the classic authors and the authors who have only recently come to prominence like Herkus Kuncius or Giedra Radvilaviciute.

Beasts

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Beasts by Kisjanis Zelgis Book Summary:

Beasts (translated from the Latvian, Zveri) takes the perspective of the educated and curious city dweller who ventures into the natural world. Krisjanis Zelgis' writing focuses on the intriguing unpredictability of wild beasts to explore human nature, relationships, fear and love. Translated by Jayde Will.

Europe Thirty Years After 1989

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Europe Thirty Years After 1989 by Tomas Kavaliauskas Book Summary:

Europe Thirty Years After 1989 explores what happened in the former socialist countries during the last thirty years and the reasons behind these events. The authors examine how values, memory, and identity have been transforming these countries since the year 1989.

The Dedalus Book of Polish Fantasy

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The Dedalus Book of Polish Fantasy by Wiesiek Powaga Book Summary:

Poland's strong Catholic faith engendered in its literature a lively awareness of the Devil and a love of the supernatural. The Devil is a popular figure in Polish fantastic fiction, and we see him in many different roles and guises: from the personification of pure malice to a pitiful, unfortunate individual and even a patriotic hero. The Dedalus Book of Polish Fantasy offers the best of this tradition from the Romantics to the new generation of authors writing in post-communist Poland.

New Baltic Poetry

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New Baltic Poetry by Jayde Will Book Summary:

This collection includes poetry by Benediktas Janusevicius, Antanas A. Jonynas, Giedre Kazlauskaite, Indrek Hirv, Helena Laks, Mats Traat, Kai Aareleid, and others. It will be launched at the Parthian poetry festival at the Wheatsheaf and the London Book Fair 2018 (focus region: Baltics).

Primordial Soup

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Primordial Soup by Christine Leunens Book Summary:

Kate Lester grows up in Florida under the tu telage of her domineering widowed mother, who gives her daug hters an unusual education and a bizarre view of the world. '

Polish Literature in English Translation, 1976-1996

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Polish Literature in English Translation, 1976-1996 by N.A Book Summary:

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The Other Herbert

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The Other Herbert by Bożena Shallcross Book Summary:

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Indiana Slavic Studies

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A History of Russian Literature, 11th-17th Centuries

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A History of Russian Literature, 11th-17th Centuries by Dmitriĭ Sergeevich Likhachev,Lev Aleksandrovich Dmitriev Book Summary:

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Vilnius Poker

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Vilnius Poker by Ričardas Gavelis,Elizabeth Novickas Book Summary:

four different perspectives, and it captures the surreal horror of life under the Soviet yoke." --Book Jacket.

The Shop

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The Shop by N.A Book Summary:

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Neoliberalism, Economism and Higher Education

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Neoliberalism, Economism and Higher Education by Almantas Samalavičius Book Summary:

This concise volume presents a series of conversations conducted by its editor with internationally renowned educators, scholars and social critics. The primary focus is on a set of important social and cultural issues and the complex nature of the global contemporary crises in higher education and economics, and the values and goals educational institutions pursue and produce. Contributors to this volume discuss why the present systems of higher education are ailing almost everywhere, and which remedies have turned out to be their poison. The contributions here investigate how and why universities and the knowledge they seek have become hostages to an ideology based on neoliberalism, economism and a fundamentalism of the market. These ideologies have reshaped higher education and contributed to its commodification and commercialization, transforming educational institutions according to a model that originated in the domains of global business enterprises. Bureaucratization and the growth of a managerial class in higher education have led to universities that focus on what is purportedly marketable, while neglecting the commitment to the pursuit of truth, the education of character and the cultivation of civic values that informed older educational models. The contributors to this book argue, from many different angles, for resistance to these recent developments within higher education.

Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations

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Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations by Rajendra Chitnis,Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen,Rhian Atkin,Zoran Milutinovic Book Summary:

This book constitutes the most detailed and wide-ranging comparative study to date of how European literatures written in less well known languages try, through translation, to reach the wider world. Through case studies of over thirteen different national contexts as diverse as Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish and Serbian, it explores patterns and contrasts in approaches to supply-driven translation, cultural diplomacy, institutional support and international gate-keeping, while examining the particular fates of poetry, women's writing and genre fiction, and the opportunities arising from trans-medial circulation, self-translation and translingualism and a more radical critique of power balances in the translation and publishing industries. Its comparative approach challenges both the narratives of uniqueness that arise from discrete national approaches and the narrative of tragic marginalization that prevails in world literary approaches. Instead, it uses an interdisciplinary mix of literary, historical, sociological, gender- and translation-studies approaches to illuminate the often pioneering, innovative thinking and strategies that mark these literatures as they take on the inequalities of globalization.

Whitaker's Books in Print

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Forthcoming Books

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Forthcoming Books by Rose Arny Book Summary:

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The House with the Stained-Glass Window

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The House with the Stained-Glass Window by Zanna Sloniowska Book Summary:

Amid the turbulence of 20th century Lviv, meet four generations of women from the same fractious family, living beneath one roof and each striving to find their way across the decades of upheaval in an ever-shifting city. First there is Great-Granma, tiny and terrifying, shaped by a life of exile, hardship and doomed love, now fighting to keep her iron grip on the lives of her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Then there is Aba, arthritic but devoted; cowed and despised by her mother, her one chance of happiness thwarted and her hopes of studying painting crushed. Thirdly, Marianna, the brilliant opera star: bold, beautiful and a fearless crusader for Ukrainian independence, who is shot during a demonstration and whose life and martyrdom casts a shadow upon the young life of the fourth and final woman, her daughter. More important even than these four women though is the character of the city of Lviv (or Lwów, or Lvov, depending on the point in history). A city of markets and monuments, streets and spires, where history and the present collide, civilisations clash and stories rise up on every corner. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

The Butterfly Man & Other Stories

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The Butterfly Man & Other Stories by Mehis Heinsaar Book Summary:

These stories, by one of the rising stars of Estonian literature, depict ordinary people undergoing extraordinary metamorphoses; it is not only their own lives that are changed forever, but also those of the bystanders drawn in by their fascinating particularities. In "The Butterfly Man," a small-time, self-effacing magician is hired to join a circus -- not on account of his negligible conjuring skills, but because of the exotic butterflies that peel away from him when his emotions are excited. The night watchman in "The Beauty Who Had Seen It All," a man of base, amoral inclinations, discovers the power of invisibility --and seduces a beautiful woman with jaded tastes. "The High Season" tells of an aloof, cantankerous poet whose devotees remain protective of him even at a distance, guarding him at a local café where he drinks endless cups of coffee and becomes a fixture -- literally.

High Tide

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High Tide by Inga Ābele Book Summary:

"Originally published in Latvia as Paisums."

Tijuana Dreaming

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Tijuana Dreaming by Josh Kun,Fiamma Montezemolo Book Summary:

Tijuana Dreaming is an unprecedented introduction to the arts, culture, politics, and economics of contemporary Tijuana, featuring selections by prominent scholars, journalists, bloggers, novelists, poets, curators, and photographers from Tijuana and greater Mexico.

Colonel Lágrimas

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Colonel Lágrimas by Carlos Fonseca Book Summary:

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Waterstone's Guide to Books

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Waterstone's Guide to Books by N.A Book Summary:

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The Corrections

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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen Book Summary:

Enid, long-time matriarch of the Lambert family, sets her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home. Published to universal acclaim, Jonathan Franzen’s novel about a post-modern family breaking down in late twentieth-century America is a comic, tragic masterpiece. Richly realistic, darkly hilarious, and deeply human, The Corrections was a #1 bestseller across North America and the winner of the National Book Award.

Ideas and Structures

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Ideas and Structures by Almantas Samalavicius Book Summary:

This book is a scholarly inquiry into several dimensions of culture, exploring the close relationship between architecture and metaphysical ideas as well as religious and philosophical concepts in each period of human history, a relationship which has, however, been largely forgotten or neglected by modernity. Rather than being a specialized account of any particular epoch, it is an intellectual attempt to map out a general picture of how certain ideas have made their way into architectural structures or shaped them in one or another way, from classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present. The four essays it contains, focusing on light, water, color, and sound in architecture, are written by an author who is a historian and critic of architecture as well as literary scholar, who firmly believes in the value of discussing these issues from the perspective of the history of ideas. The author is conscious about the limits of any generalizations, but he believes that architecture should be studied not only as an art in its own right, but as something larger, enveloping many layers of culture and reflecting the bonds between human thinking and the practice of the art of building.

Rethinking Modernism and the Built Environment

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Rethinking Modernism and the Built Environment by Almantas Samalavicius Book Summary:

This volume is a passionate scholarly inquiry focused on some of the most pressing issues confronting contemporary architectural practice, urbanism, and city-making. Presented in the form of conversations with leading architects, urbanists, and internationally renowned architectural historians and urban thinkers, this concise book reviews and critiques the legacy of Modernism and its impact on global urbanisation. Timely, thoughtful and thought-provoking, these conversations, conducted by the editor during the last few years, urge the rejection of some of the most widespread dogmas and often dangerously limiting and misguided intellectual legacies of urban and architectural thinking. The contributors recommend a search instead for more enlightened architectural practices, urban planning, and city-making in the new millennium, when environmental problems have become particularly pressing. In this volume, readers will find not only glimpses into possible urban futures, but a thorough review of what now often appear as the shackles of the not-so-distant Modernist past.

Russian Fables of Ivan Krylov

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Russian Fables of Ivan Krylov by Ivan Andreevich Krylov Book Summary:

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The British National Bibliography

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The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells Book Summary:

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Poland

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Poland by Mark Salter Book Summary:

Up-to-the-minute accounts of all the sights from the fast-changing cities of Warsaw and Krakow to the laid back lakeside resort of Mazuria. Critical reviews of restaurants, bars and accommodation in every price range. Extensive coverage of the countryside from Slow'inski National Park's sand dunes to the alpine Tatra mountains, with practical advice on how to explore them.

Come Into My Time

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Come Into My Time by Violeta Kelertas Book Summary:

An anthology of fiction from Lithuania to appear in the West, these stories predate the disintegration of the Soviet Socialist Republics in the early 1990s. This work includes the themes of resistance and survival under a totalitarian regime that reveal the underpinnings of the Lithuanians' struggle to retain their identity and language.

Program and Abstracts

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Program and Abstracts by American Folklore Society. Annual Meeting Book Summary:

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Having Never Met

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Having Never Met by Inga Pizane Book Summary:

Poetry. Women's Studies. Translated from the Latvian by Jayde Will. Inga Piz?ne captures a vibrant inner and outer life that moves seamlessly between the domestic landscape of the home and the streets of the city. In poems that are spare and precise, Piz?ne evokes rich emotions, exploring the human desire to connect in meaningful and physical ways as well as how intimacy is thwarted in a modern, technologically-driven world. Piz?ne's closely-observed portraits of the human condition, drawn from her first two collections and now available to English speakers thanks to Jayde Will's translations, are guaranteed to resonate with readers everywhere. HAVING NEVER MET delivers delight with each turn of the page as the seasons unfold, ripe with meaning.

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

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International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004 by Europa Publications Book Summary:

Accurate and reliable biographical information essential to anyone interested in the world of literature TheInternational Who's Who of Authors and Writersoffers invaluable information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world, including many up-and-coming writers as well as established names. With over 8,000 entries, this updated edition features: * Concise biographical information on novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics * Biographical details of established writers as well as those who have recently risen to prominence * Entries detailing career, works published, literary awards and prizes, membership, and contact addresses where available * An extensive listing of major international literary awards and prizes, and winners of those prizes * A directory of major literary organizations and literary agents * A listing of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

The History of Science Fiction

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The History of Science Fiction by A. Roberts Book Summary:

The History of Science Fiction traces the origin and development of science fiction from Ancient Greece up to the present day. The author is both an academic literary critic and acclaimed creative writer of the genre. Written in lively, accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fandom.

Plaza Requiem

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Plaza Requiem by Martha Batiz,Martha Beatriz Bátiz Zuk Book Summary:

"Mexican-Canadian Martha Bátiz has crafted, in her first collection written in English, visceral stories with piercing and evocative qualities. She has filled her recognizable, sisterly/motherly, and imaginative characters with qualities we all hold close to our hearts, but this is powerfully juxtaposed by the uncertainty that lurks at the edges of ordinary lives. Most often they are women trapped in violent relationships, facing dangerous political situations, or learning to live with the pain of betrayal. Yet her stories shimmer with the emotional surge of vindication, evoking the rewards women attain after a powerful exploration of their darkest moments. As an emerging writer, Bátiz crafts her stories with qualities reminiscent of Joyce Carol Oates, Shirley Jackson, and Cuban author Leonardo Padura: with precision, haunting vision, and the will to survive all odds."--

Toomas Nipernaadi

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Toomas Nipernaadi by August Gailit Book Summary:

Toomas Nipernaadi is the eternal wanderer. Each spring he travels into the countryside, drifting from village to village. Wherever he turns up adventure and trouble ensue. He works as a rafter, impersonates a pastor, drains swampland and becomes the master of a farm. He is full of stories and tall tales and enchants the village girls he encounters who fall in love with his elusive will-of-the-wisp character before he is gone as suddenly as he arrived. There is both a fairy-tale element and a darker side to Toomas Nipernaadi who is both the hero and the villain in his own story. First published in 1928 Toomas Nipernaadi remains one of the most popular books in Estonia. It has been widely translated and made into a successful film.

The Blood of Angels

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The Blood of Angels by Johanna Sinisalo Book Summary:

Another haunting novel of eco-speculation from Johanna Sinisalo, the award-winning author of Troll and a powerhouse of the Finnish science fiction and fantasy scene It is claimed Albert Einstein said that if bees disappear from the earth, mankind has four years left. When bee-vanishings of unprecedented scale hit the United States, Orvo, a Finnish beekeeper, knows all too well where it will lead. And when he sees the queen dead in his hives one day, it's clear the epidemic has spread to Europe, and the world is coming to an end. Orvo's special knowledge of bees just may enable him to glimpse a solution to catastrophe: he takes a desperate step onto a path where only he and the bees know the way but it propels him into conflict with his estranged, but much-loved son, a committed animal activist. A magical plunge into the myth of death and immortality, this is a tale of human blindness in the face of devastation—and the inevitable.

Lithuanian Architecture and Urbanism

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Lithuanian Architecture and Urbanism by N.A Book Summary:

This volume brings together essays focused on Lithuania’s architectural and urban legacy, as well as recent developments since 1990, when the country said a firm farewell to the era of dependence and the Soviet communist regime. Nevertheless, as the book argues, the legacy of the past still dominates due to an uncritical adoption of Modernist dogmas in architecture and urban design by architects and urban designers during the last two decades of Soviet colonization. It offers a critical overview of urban developments during the last three decades which were marked by the emergence of private capital, the market economy and the growth of the real estate sector. The rapid expansion of the building industry brought new challenges to architects and urban designers, and more often than not they fell prey to the new ideology of economism, commodification and commercialism. These developments are reflected in the urban tissue and aesthetics, as well as in the present shape of urban public spaces, in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius and other large cities. The book will be useful to architectural and cultural historians, as well as to critics interested in current developments and historical trends in eastern Europe and Baltic urban and architectural developments.

Forest of the Gods

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Forest of the Gods by Balys Sruoga Book Summary:

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