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This week, our featured book is China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842–1965, by Philip Thai! Throughout the week, we will be featuring content about the book and its author on our blog as well as on our Twitter feed and our Facebook page. Loading…
Below is our weekly list of new releases! Chaos in the Liberal Order The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Robert Jervis, Francis J. Gavin, Joshua Rovner, and Diane Labrosse Carboniferous Giants and Mass Extinction The Late Paleozoic Ice Age World George R. McGhee Jr. Critical Theory at a Crossroads
Browning was born in England in 1806, the oldest of 12, and grew up in a Turkish-style mansion. She secretly married Robert Browning, also a poet, amidst the melodrama of paternal opposition and romantic art. She published her first book when she was barely 20. She became the most celebrated female poet of her time.
“Every chapter of Novel Sounds works at a high and steady pitch of intelligence and cogency. Dore’s intricate connections, juxtapositions, and analyses of multimedia interanimation are never less than absorbing and are often eye-opening both at the level of textual forms and in the larger terms of cultural understanding in which they were embedded.” ~ Eric Lott,
“In Florence Dore’s electrifying, genre-busting tour de force, the mid-twentieth-century inventors of literary formalism, tracing poetic tradition to the ballad form, inadvertently open literature’s floodgates to encompass the bold ‘novel sounds’ of rock ‘n’ roll. Southern fiction, no less than American culture, would never be the same.” ~ Jennifer Fleissner, Indiana University-Bloomington This week, our