The literary-field

The literary field under Communist rule

This volume widens the field of Soviet literature studies by interpreting it as a multinational project, with national literatures acting not as copies of the Russian model, but as creators of a multidimensional literary space. The book proposes a reconsideration of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory of literary field and analyzes the interactions of literature, power, and….. Read More

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad

From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi – a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café – collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the….. Read More

Don't let go

Don’t let go

With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn’t been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s….. Read More



In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts….. Read More

Return from Siberia

Return from Siberia : a Japanese life in war and peace, 1925–2015

What was it like to live through the dizzying changes in Japanese society in the twentieth century, as Japan formed its own imperial colonies in Asia, was defeated in World War II, and achieved its postwar economic miracle? In this book, sociologist Oguma Eiji skillfully locates his father Kenji’s personal experiences of this era in….. Read More