New Books List

Publisher:

London : Orion Publishing Group, 2007.

Call Number:

KIC 813.54 D547D 2007

Pages:

210 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit - and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted
Publisher:

Call Number:

KIC 809 M949F 2016

Pages:

xii, 292 pages ; 25 cm

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The idea of world literature has garnered much attention recently as a discipline that promises to move humanistic study beyond postcolonial theory and antiquated paradigms of ¿national¿ literary traditions. In Forget English! Aamir Mufti scrutinizes the claims made on behalf of world literature by its advocates. The notion of a borderless, egalitarian global literature has obvious appeal, he notes, but behind it lurks the continuing dominance of English as a literary language and a cultural system of international reach.
Publisher:

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2009.

Call Number:

KIC 838.91208 K118F 2009

Pages:

xx, 404 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Franz Kafka: The Office Writings brings together, for the first time in English, Kafka's most interesting professional writings, composed during his years as a high-ranking lawyer with the largest Workmen's Accident Insurance Institute in the Czech Lands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is commonly recognized as the greatest German prose writer of the twentieth century. It is less well known that he had an established legal career. Kafka's briefs reveal him to be a canny bureaucrat, sharp litigator, and innovative thinker on the social, political, and legal issues of his time. His official preoccupations inspired many of the themes and strategies of the novels and stories he wrote at night.
Publisher:

[Place of publication is not identified] : [publisher is not identified] , 2015.

Call Number:

KIC 808.02 M152H 2015

Pages:

69 pages.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
How to write a research paper in 24 hours takes the fear and anxiety out of writing research papers. This book is geared towards the young student entering college for the first time and the the older adult student returning to college after sitting out of school for several years. Both are strongly affected when their writing skills aren't up to par. Most people don't figure out how important writing effectively is until they're falling short in the workplace or failing expensive college courses.
Publisher:

Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1986.

Call Number:

KIC 882.0109 S454I 1986

Pages:

384 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Segal is at forefront of the integration of contemporary literary theory and classical philology. He combines a rigorous and scholarly approach to the text with the methodological concerns of contemporary literary critics, bringing the field of classical studies into the intellectual universe of the twentieth century with admirable tact and insight.
Publisher:

New York : Vintage International, Vintage Books, 2005.

Call Number:

KIC 833.912 C143K 2005

Pages:

327 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
From the internationally acclaimed author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony comes one of the most significant books in recent years on a writer of perennial interest¿a virtuoso interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka. What are Kafka¿s fictions about? Are they dreams? Allegories? Symbols? Countless answers have been offered, but the essential mystery remains intact. Setting out on his own exploration, Roberto Calasso enters the flow, the tortuous movement, the physiology of Kafka¿s work to discover why K. and Josef K.¿the protagonists of The Castle and The Trial¿are so radically different from any other character in the history of the novel, and to determine who, in the end, is K. The culmination of Calasso¿s lifelong fascination with Kafka¿s work, K. is also an unprecedented consideration of the mystery of Kafka himself.
Publisher:

New Delhi : Bloomsbury, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 833.912 K778K 2017

Pages:

viii, 183 pages.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Franz Kafka is one of the most widely taught, and read, writers in world literature. Readers encountering texts like 'The Metamorphosis' and The Trial for the first time are frequently perplexed by his often intentionally weird writing. Some might say that Kafka's enduring achievement has been to make his readers love being perplexed. As much of Kafka's writing is designed to perplex the reader, this guide helps the reader understand why and how perplexity has been deliberately created by Kafka's text and to realize what the uses of such perplexity might be. The book guides readers through their first encounters with Kafka and introduces the problems involved in reading his texts, the nature of his texts from the key novels and novellas to letters and professional writings, his life as a writer and different approaches to reading Kafka.
Publisher:

Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1995.

Call Number:

00 KIC 809.3937 M194 1995

Pages:

ix, 581 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Magical realism is often regarded as a regional trend, restricted to the Latin American writers who popularized it as a literary form. In this critical anthology, the first of its kind, editors Lois Parkinson Zamora and Wendy B. Faris show magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history and a significant influence among the literatures of the world. In essays on texts by writers as diverse as Toni Morrison, Günter Grass, Salman Rushdie, Derek Walcott, Abe Kobo, Gabriel García Márquez, and many others, magical realism is examined as a worldwide phenomenon.
Publisher:

London : Vintage Books, 2006

Call Number:

KIC 823.914 C323N 2006

Pages:

350 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Courted by the Prince of Wales and painted by Toulouse-Lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of Colonel Kearney's circus. She is also part woman, part swan. Jack Walser, an American journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. Dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, Walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century London, St Petersburg and Siberia. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1034217/nights-at-the-circus/#zIAkllOWXMYjdeM2.99
Publisher:

India : Replica Press, 2007.

Call Number:

KIC 801.95 C967O 2007

Pages:

317 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
With an emphasis on readers and reading, Jonathan Culler considers deconstruction in terms of the questions raised by psychoanalytic, feminist, and reader-response criticism. On Deconstruction is both an authoritative synthesis of Derrida's thought and an analysis of the often-problematic relationship between his philosophical writings and the work of literary critics.
Publisher:

New Delhi : Permanent Black : 2000.

Call Number:

KIC 891.5511 S531P 2000

Pages:

208 pages : map ; 22 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
One of the earliest Persian poets in India, Massud Sa'd was born in Lahore, now in Pakistan, while his ancestral roots were in Hamadan, Iran. His life and poetry are intricately connected with the early history of the Ghaznavid dynasty in India. Most of his professional career was a spent as a court poet in Lahore and Ghazna, writing qasidas celebrationg the victories of the Ghaznavids.
Publisher:

Haryana : Penguin, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 823.914 O811S 2017

Pages:

431 pages.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
"2084 BCE: In the great city of Mohenjodaro, along the banks of the Indus, a young man named Prkaa grows increasingly mistrustful of the growing authority of a cult of priests. 455 CE: In the fabled university city of Takshasilla, Buddhamitra, a monk, is distressed by how his colleagues seem to have lost sight of the essence of the Buddha's message of compassion. 1620 CE: During the reign of the Mughal emperor Jahangir, a pair of itinerant fortune-seekers endeavour to swindle the patrician elite, only to find themselves utterly disillusioned. 1857 CE: Mirza Sahib, a wandering minstrel, traverses the realms of human deception even as a rebellion against the British Raj is advancing across India. 2009 CE: In contemporary Lahore, the widow Rafiya Begum navigates legal complexities in order to secure her rights and fend off predatory charlatans. 2084 CE: A scholar revisits the known history of the cataclysmic events that led to world-domination by ruthless international water conglomerates. Across epochs and civilizations, these are intensely personal journeys that investigate the legitimacy of religion and authority, and chronicle the ascent of dissent. "
Publisher:

Manchester : Carcanet New Press, 1978.

Call Number:

00 KIC 820.914 R595 1978

Pages:

ix, 363 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
It is critical commonplace that the roots of romanticism go deep into the eighteenth century. This book reveals just how deep those roots go. By judicious illustration from the radical philosophers, literary theorists ans poets, Brian hepworth shows the gradual imaginative recognition of the important new conceptions of the sensible world which Locke, Berkeley and Hume, among many others, developed in their speculations.
Publisher:

New Haven : Yale University press, 2013.

Call Number:

KIC 892.737 A635C 2013

Pages:

vii, 185 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
Young Jawad, born to a traditional Shi'ite family of corpse washers and shrouders in Baghdad, decides to abandon the family tradition, choosing instead to become a sculptor, to celebrate life rather than tend to death. He enters Baghdad¿s Academy of Fine Arts in the late 1980s, in defiance of his father¿s wishes and determined to forge his own path. But the circumstances of history dictate otherwise. Saddam Hussein¿s dictatorship and the economic sanctions of the 1990s destroy the socioeconomic fabric of society. The 2003 invasion and military occupation unleash sectarian violence. Corpses pile up, and Jawad returns to the inevitable washing and shrouding. Trained as an artist to shape materials to represent life aesthetically, he now must contemplate how death shapes daily life and the bodies of Baghdad¿s inhabitants.
Publisher:

New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 823.914 R888M 2017

Pages:

445 pages.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
about the people who came to her fusher.
Publisher:

London : Jonathan Cape, 2004.

Call Number:

KIC 813.54 R845P 2004

Pages:

391 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invades every Jewish household in America. Not only has Lindbergh publicly blamed the Jews for pushing America towards a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but, upon taking office as the 33rd president of the United States, he negotiates a cordial 'understanding' with Adolf Hitler, guaranteeing peaceful relations between the two nations. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1036662/the-plot-against-america/#K9jOVFo1kcq5sqZz.99
Publisher:

Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2004.

Call Number:

KIC 809.93353 D188S 2004

Pages:

183 pages ; 23 cm.

Subject:

Language and Literature

Summary:
The world of literature responds to the ¿spirit of carnival¿ in ways that are both social and cultural, mythological and archetypal. Literature provides a mirror in which carnival is reflected and refracted through the multifarious perspectives of verbal art. In his original, wide-ranging book, David K. Danow catches the various reflections in that mirror, from the bright, life-affirming magical side of carnival, as revealed in the literature of Latin American writers, to its dark, grotesque, death-embracing aspect as illustrated in numerous novels depicting the dire experience of the Second World War.