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Hugo Von Hofmannsthal

Three Plays

Translated with an Introduction by Alfred Schwarz

The translations collected here-Death and the Fool, Electra, and The Tower represent different periods and interests in his career as a dramatist.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814312865

Comic Venus

Women and Comedy in American Silent Film

Kristen Anderson Wagner

Examines the social and historical significance of women’s contributions to American silent film comedy.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341025
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814341032

Shelter from the Holocaust

Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union

Edited by Mark Edele, Sheila Fitzpatrick, and Atina Grossmann

The first book-length study of the survival of Polish Jews in Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342671
Hardback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814344408
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342688

The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

A collection of over fifty folktales from the Israel Folktale Archives, translated into English with commentaries by thirty- eight prominent contemporary scholars of Jewish folklore.

Hardback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814342091

Reconstructing the Old Country

American Jewry in the Post-Holocaust Decades

Edited by Eliyana R. Adler and Sheila E. Jelen

Interdisciplinary overview of American Jewish life post-Holocaust.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814341667
Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344378
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814341674

The Seven, a Family Holocaust Story

Ellen G. Friedman

A literary memoir of exile and survival in Soviet prison camps during the Holocaust.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344132
Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344392
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344149

The Forgetting Tree

A Rememory

Rae Paris

A personal narrative of past and present racial violence and resistance to terror in the United States.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344262
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344279

Raul Ruiz's Cinema of Inquiry

Edited by Andreea Marinescu and Ignacio Lopez-Vicuna

Investigates the work of global filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814341063
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814341070

The Genocidal Gaze

From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich

Elizabeth R. Baer

Examines literature and art to reveal the German genocidal gaze in Africa and the Holocaust.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343852
Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344385
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343869

Concrete Boxes

Mizrahi Women on Israel's Periphery

Pnina Motzafi-Haller

An evocative feminist ethnography focused on the rarely documented lives of women at the Israeli periphery.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814340592
Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344422
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814340608

Between Exile and Exodus

Argentinian Jewish Immigration to Israel, 1948–1967

Sebastian Klor

A primary source analysis of the migration of Jews from Argentinia to Israel.

Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343678
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343685

Roads to Prosperity

Economic Development Lessons from Midsize Canadian Cities

Gary Sands and Laura A. Reese

Explores popular economic development strategies in midsize Canadian urban areas.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343593
Hardback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344415
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343609

The Best Laid Plans

Interrogating the Heist Film

Edited by Jim Leach and Jeannette Sloniowski

Explores the significance of the heist film genre.

Paperback
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342244
eBOOK
Available November 2017
ISBN: 9780814342251

Queer Mexico

Cinema and Television since 2000

Paul Julian Smith

Explores the rich and varied LGBT cinema and television of Mexico since the new millennium.

Paperback
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342749
eBOOK
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814342756

Warriors, Witches, Whores

Women in Israeli Cinema

Rachel S. Harris

Feminist reading of women’s representation and activism in Israeli cinema.

Paperback
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339671
eBOOK
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814339688

Hell on Earth

Avigdor Hameiri
Translated by Peter C. Appelbaum
With an Introduction by Avner Holtzman

A historical account of World War I literature.

Paperback
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343616
Hardback
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814344361
eBOOK
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343623

Eco-dementia

Poems by Janet Kauffman

Poems inspired by a love of the living world and the actions that destroy what sustains us.

Paperback
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343814
eBOOK
Available October 2017
ISBN: 9780814343821

Somewhere We'll Leave the World

Poems by Russell Thorburn

Poems suggesting that living on Earth takes a lot of practice.

Paperback
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814342541
eBOOK
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814342534

To the Copper Country

Mihaela's Journey

Barbara Carney-Coston

A young Croatian girl travels to America hoping to heal her father in 1880s northern Michigan.

Paperback
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343630
eBOOK
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814343647

Greetings from Detroit

Historic Postcards from the Motor City

Dan Austin

A pictorial history of Detroit through postcards.

Paperback
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814344118
eBOOK
Available September 2017
ISBN: 9780814344125

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