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The Teller's Tale
The Teller's Tale (October 2012)
Lives of the Classic Fairy Tale Writers
Sophie Raynard - Editor

Intriguing, updated portraits of classic fairy tale authors.

This book offers new, often unexpected, but always intriguing portraits of the writers of classic fairy tales. For years these authors, who wrote from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, have been either little known or known through skewed, frequently sentimentalized biographical information. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were cast as exemplars of ...(Read More)
 
 
The Shaman and the Heresiarch
The Shaman and the Heresiarch (September 2012)
A New Interpretation of the Li sao
Gopal Sukhu - Author


The first book-length study in English of the Chinese classic, the Li sao (Encountering Sorrow). Includes translations of the Li sao and the Nine Songs.

The Li sao (also known as Encountering Sorrow), attributed to the poet-statesman Qu Yuan (4th–3rd century BCE), is one of the cornerstones of the Chinese poetic tradition. It has lon...(Read More)
 
 
Fairy Tales Framed
Fairy Tales Framed (May 2012)
Early Forewords, Afterwords, and Critical Words
Ruth B. Bottigheimer - Editor

2012 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.

Most early fairy tale authors had a lot to say about what they wrote. Charles Perrault explained his sources and recounted friends’ reactions. His niec...(Read More)
 
 
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind (December 2011)
Ibn al-Farid and the Poetry of Recollection
Th. Emil Homerin - Author

Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.

Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181–1235), author of two classic works, the Wine Ode and the Poem of the Sufi Way, is considered the greatest Sufi poet to write in Arabic. In this study, these and other poems by Umar Ibn al-Farid are considered within the context of Islamic mysticism, A...(Read More)
 
 
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism
Nagai Kafu's Occidentalism (November 2011)
Defining the Japanese Self
Rachael Hutchinson - Author

Describes how writer Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) used his experience of the West to reconcile modernization and Japanese identity.

Nagai Kafū (1879–1959) spent more time abroad than any other writer of his generation, firing the Japanese imagination with his visions of America and France. Applying the theoretical framework of Occidentalism to Japanese literature, Rachael Hutchinson explor...(Read More)
 
 
Colonizing the Realm of Words
Colonizing the Realm of Words (September 2010)
The Transformation of Tamil Literature in Nineteenth-Century South India
Sascha Ebeling - Author

Details the transformation of Tamil literary culture that came with colonialism and the encounter with Western modernity.

A true tour de force, this book documents the transformation of one Indian literature, Tamil, under the impact of colonialism and Western modernity. While Tamil is a living language, it is also India’s second oldest classical language next to Sanskrit, and has a literary history that g...(Read More)
 
 
Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China
Interpretation and Literature in Early Medieval China (July 2010)
Alan K. L. Chan - Editor
Yuet-Keung Lo - Editor

Explores the new literary and interpretive milieu that emerged in the years following the decline of China’s Han dynasty.

Covering a time of great intellectual ferment and great influence on what was to come, this book explores the literary and hermeneutic world of early medieval China. In addition to profound political changes, the fall of the Han dynasty allowed new currents in aesthetics, literature, i...(Read More)
 
 
Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship
Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship (March 2010)
Homosexuality and the Marginality of Friendship at the Crossroads of Modernity
Juan A. Hererro Brasas - Author

Recovers Whitman as a self-conscious religious figure with an ethic based in male comradeship, one at odds with the temper of his times.

A giant of American letters, Walt Whitman is known both as a poet and, to many, as an early precursor of the gay liberation movement. This revealing book recovers for today’s reader a lost Whitman, delving into the original context and intentions of his poetry and pros...(Read More)

 
 
Terror and Irish Modernism
Terror and Irish Modernism (October 2009)
The Gothic Tradition from Burke to Beckett
Jim Hansen - Author

Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.

Terror and Irish Modernism offers a synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction. Covering more than two centuries of literary production, Jim Hansen locates the root structure of modern Irish fiction in the masculine gender anxiety of one of the nineteenth century’s most popular literary genres: the Gothic. Addressing both the decolon...(Read More)
 
 
Logos and Muthos
Logos and Muthos (October 2009)
Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature
William Wians - Editor

Explores the philosophical dimensions present in the works of ancient Greek poets and playwrights.

What are the connections between ancient Greek literary and philosophical texts? Are they in fact two rival forms of discourse mutually opposed to one another? Concentrating on literary authors such as Homer, Hesiod, the Archaic poets, and the tragic playwrights, the contributors in this pioneering volume examin...(Read More)
 
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