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Without a Woman to Read
Without a Woman to Read (August 1997)
Toward the Daughter in Postmodernism
Daniel Price - Author

A philosophical questioning of reading and writing that focuses on metaphors of women and women's roles in our cultural and intellectual heritage.

"Written in the interrogative mode, this work is a questioning of reading and writing that goes far beyond the usual postmodern revisioning of these themes. Instead it attempts to adumbrate these problems by an analysis of the she who speaks the plight of postmodernity. Using ...(Read More)
Blake's Nostos
Blake's Nostos (March 1997)
Fragmentation and Nondualism in The Four Zoas
Kathryn S. Freeman - Author

Establishes Blake’s controversial, unfinished epic, The Four Zoas, as the culmination of his mythos.

Blake's Nostos
establishes The Four Zoas, Blake's controversial, unfinished epic, as the culmination of the poet's mythos. Kathryn S. Freeman shows that, in its freedom to experiment with nontraditional narrative, this prophetic book is Blake's fullest representation of nondual vision as it coexists w...(Read More)
Textual Bodies
Textual Bodies (January 1997)
Changing Boundaries of Literary Representation
Lori Hope Lefkovitz - Editor

Illustrates changing definitions of bodily limits, integrity, transgression, sexuality, and violation in the history of the Western canon.
In lively and accessible essays of literary criticism, this book approaches literature from classical times through the present with an emphasis on the place and treatment of the human body in the Western textual tradition. The work serves the double purpose of providing new, original, and provocative ...(Read More)
Women in Myth
Women in Myth (December 1996)
Bettina L. Knapp - Author

Explores the role played by women in ancient societies through the analysis of specific myths from nine different lands.

In Women in Myth, Bettina L. Knapp explores the role played by women in ancient societies through analysis of specific myths from nine different lands. The author probes issues as to how figures such as Isis, Tiamat, Dido, Camilla, Deborah, Iphigenia, Salome, Sita, Amaterasu, Nü-Kwa, and...(Read More)
A Watch Over Mortality
A Watch Over Mortality (November 1996)
The Philosophical Story of Julian Marias
Harold Raley - Author

An in-depth study of the thought of contemporary Spanish philosopher Julian Marias, in the context of Ortega y Gasset and his times and twentieth-century Spanish culture.
In A Watch Over Mortality Harold Raley offers the English-speaking world Julian Marias's compelling alternatives to contemporary minimalist thought, and does so in a dynamic style that itself reflects the humane spirit and verve of what may well prove to be the mo...(Read More)
Exile from Exile
Exile from Exile (July 1996)
Israeli Writers from Iraq
Nancy E. Berg - Author

"The topic of this book is significant as both a study of the psychological and literary problems faced by the 'exiled' of emigrewriters and their roles within the context of Israeli literature. It is by far the most comprehensive and profound treatment of this subject." --Spicehandler, Hebrew Union College

The standard histories of Israeli literature limit the canon, virtually ignoring those who came to Israel from Jewish comm...(Read More)
Engendering the Subject
Engendering the Subject (October 1991)
Gender and Self-Representation in Contemporary Women's Fiction
Sally Robinson - Author

"I like best the clear, direct, and unrelenting manner in which Robinson sets forth her argument. She writes lucidly and avoids jargon. As a result, the text is most enjoyable reading.

"Her basic approach takes us to the heart of some very pressing issues. By choosing to focus on the question of the subject position, Robinson elects an extremely significant and timely topic which is both important within current debates in feminist critici...(Read More)
Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage
Wykked Wyves and the Woes of Marriage (September 1990)
Misogamous Literature from Juvenal to Chaucer
Katharina M. Wilson - Editor
Elizabeth M. Makowski - Editor

The distrust and hatred of matrimony is a recurring theme in Western literature. In this volume, Wilson and Makowski show that in their repeated imagery, continuous themes, and rhetorical devices, misogamous texts closely parallel and reflect economic and demographic shifts, and theological and legal innovation. Analysis of the literature demonstrates a link between the growing secularism and careerism of the late middle ages and the reduction of wo...(Read More)
Tears (September 1989)
Mark C. Taylor - Author

In Tears, the author explores theoretical issues raised by the intersection of philosophy, literature, art, architecture, and theology. The critical accounts of thinkers like Derrida, Blanchot, Jabes, Kierkegaard, Hegel, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Gadamer, Austin, Ayre, Rorty, Tillich, Barth, and Altizer developed in this book effectively reshape and refocus the terms of current debate.

"Mark C. Taylor is simply the most intere...(Read More)
Yeats's Heroic Figures
Yeats's Heroic Figures (June 1984)
Wilde, Parnell, Swift, Casement
Michael Steinman - Author

Heroic man and "the lies of history," the myths that surrounded them, were vital to the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. This study examines the four Anglo-Irish historical figures who dominated his life and art: Oscar Wilde, Charles Stewart Parnell, Jonathan Swift, and Roger Casement. All were creators--whether they conceived their life artistically, conceived an intellectual vision of Ireland free, or made lasting art. Their powers were matche...(Read More)
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