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The American Protest Essay and National Belonging
The American Protest Essay and National Belonging (October 2007)
Addressing Division
Brian Norman - Author

Explores the role of the literary protest essay in addressing social divisions in the United States.

The American Protest Essay and National Belonging uncovers a rich tradition of essays by writers who also serve as spokespersons for American social movements throughout the nation’s history. Brian Norman demonstrates that the American protest essay is a distinct form that draws from both the European-bo...(Read More)
 
 
Joining the Global Public
Joining the Global Public (July 2007)
Word, Image, and City in Early Chinese Newspapers, 1870-1910
Rudolf G. Wagner - Editor

Explores the early Chinese press, which emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and its impact on China’s modernization.

Joining the Global Public examines early Chinese-language newspapers and analyzes their impact on China’s modernization. Exploring a range of media such as regular dailies, illustrated weeklies, and entertainment papers, contributors look at factors that in...(Read More)
 
 
Landmark Yiddish Plays
Landmark Yiddish Plays (July 2006)
A Critical Anthology
Joel Berkowitz - Editor, translator and introduction by
Jeremy Dauber - Editor, translator and introduction by

Introduces readers to comic and tragic masterpieces spanning 150 years of Yiddish drama.

Offering snapshots of a pivotal era in which the Jews of Europe made the transition from a traditional to a more modern world, the Yiddish plays translated and collected here wrestle with issues that continue to concern us today: changing gender roles, generational conflict, class divisions, and religious persecution. In their ...(Read More)
 
 
Andre Gide and the Second World War
Andre Gide and the Second World War (May 2006)
A Novelist's Occupation
Jocelyn Van Tuyl - Author

The first complete study of Gide’s neglected wartime writings.

Arguably the most influential French writer of the early twentieth century, André Gide is a paradigmatic figure whose World War II writings offer an exemplary reflection of the challenges facing a leading writer in a time of national collapse. Tracing Gide’s circuitous “intellectual itinerary” from the fall of France through...(Read More)
 
 
The Social Circulation of Poetry in the Mid-Northern Song
The Social Circulation of Poetry in the Mid-Northern Song (July 2005)
Emotional Energy and Literati Self-Cultivation
Colin S. C. Hawes - Author

Explores how literati of China’s mid-Northern Song period developed a social and therapeutic tradition in poetry. Includes a number of translations of the witty poems of the period.

Observing that the vast majority of surviving Northern Song poems are directly addressed to other people, Colin S. C. Hawes explores how literati of China’s mid-Northern Song period developed a social and therapeutic traditio...(Read More)
 
 
Staging History
Staging History (April 2005)
Brecht's Social Concepts of Ideology
Astrid Oesmann - Author

Examines Brecht's use of the theatre as a public arena for political change.

Staging History analyzes the commitment to social change present in the theatrical and theoretical writings of Bertolt Brecht. Challenging previous notions, Astrid Oesmann argues that Brecht's work was less dependent on Marxist ideology than is often assumed and that his work should be seen as a coherent whole. Brecht used the stage to releas...(Read More)
 
 
Quixotism
Quixotism (December 2004)
The Imaginative Denial of Spain's Loss of Empire
Christopher Britt Arredondo - Author

Exposes the cultural roots of Spanish fascism.

Quixotism
explores how a group of Spanish intellectuals, writing during the time of Restoration Spain (1876–1931), incorporated the figure of Don Quixote into an on-going debate on Spanish national and imperial decadence and used this figure to promote a nationalistic and jingoistic formula for national-imperial regeneration. Commonly known as the Generation of '98,...(Read More)
 
 
Restoring Paradise
Restoring Paradise (May 2004)
Western Esotericism, Literature, Art, and Consciousness
Arthur Versluis - Author

Explores European and American esoteric traditions as reflected in literature and in art.

Focusing on how spiritual initiation takes place in Western esoteric religious, literary, and artistic traditions from antiquity to the present, Restoring Paradise provides an introduction to Western esotericism, including early modern esoteric movements like alchemy, Christian theosophy, and Rosicrucianism. The author arg...(Read More)
 
 
Nervous Reactions
Nervous Reactions (January 2004)
Victorian Recollections of Romanticism
Joel Faflak - Editor
Julia M. Wright - Editor

Addresses how Victorian receptions of Romanticism and Romantic writers were shaped by notions of "nervousness."

Nervous Reactions
considers Victorian responses to Romanticism, particularly the way in which the Romantic period was frequently constructed in Victorian-era texts as a time of nervous or excitable authors (and readers) at odds with Victorian values of self-restraint, moderation, and stolidity. Re...(Read More)
 
 
Rediscovering Wen Tingyun
Rediscovering Wen Tingyun (November 2003)
A Historical Key to a Poetic Labyrinth
Huaichuan Mou - Author

A new look at the life, times, and work of the great Tang dynasty poet, Wen Tingyun, that rebuts the negative aspects of his reputation. Translations of a number of his works are included.

In this book, Huaichuan Mou takes a fresh look at the life, times, and work of Wen Tingyun, the great poet of the late Tang dynasty in China, whose reputation has been overshadowed by notoriety and misunderstanding for more than a t...(Read More)
 
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