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Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation (September 2021)
Brendan Hennessey - Author

 
 
The Anonymity of a Commentator
The Anonymity of a Commentator (September 2021)
Zakariyyā al-Anṣārī and the Rhetoric of Muslim Commentaries
Matthew B. Ingalls - Author

A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.

The Anonymity of a Commentator examines the life and writings of the Egyptian Sufi-scholar Zakariyyā al-Anṣārī (d. 926/1520), the longest-serving chief Shāfi‘ī justice to the Mamlūk sultanate during its final years. It analyzes al-Anṣārī’s commentaries in the disciplines of Sufism and Islamic la...(Read More)
 
 
Poetics of Breathing
Poetics of Breathing (May 2021)
Modern Literature's Syncope
Stefanie Heine - Author

A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.

Breathing and its rhythms—liminal, syncopal, and usually inconspicuous—have become a core poetic compositional principle in modern literature. Examining moments when breath’s punctuations, cessations, inhalations, or exhalations operate at the limits of meaningful speech, ...(Read More)
 
 
Many Mahābhāratas
Many Mahābhāratas (April 2021)
Nell Shapiro Hawley - Editor
Sohini Sarah Pillai - Editor

A major contribution to the study of South Asian literature, offering a landmark view of Mahābhāata studies.

Many Mahābhāratas is an introduction to the spectacular and long-lived diversity of Mahābhārata literature in South Asia. This diversity begins with the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, an early epic poem that narrates the events of a catastrophic fratricidal war....(Read More)
 
 
Bastard Politics
Bastard Politics (February 2021)
Sovereignty and Violence
Nick Mansfield - Author

Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.

Sovereignty is usually seen as either the assertion of national rights in the face of external challenge or the cruel license of unaccountable power. In philosophy, sovereignty has been presented as the eart...(Read More)
 
 
Shadows in the City of Light
Shadows in the City of Light (February 2021)
Paris in Postwar French Jewish Writing
Sara R. Horowitz - Editor
Amira Bojadzija-Dan - Editor
Julia Creet - Editor

Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.

The essays in Shadows in the City of Light explore the significance of Paris in the writing of five influential French writers—Sarah Kofman, Patrick Modiano, George Perec, Henri Raczymow, and Irene Nemirovsky—whose novels and memoirs captu...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature (November 2020)
Rafal K. Stepien - Editor

Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.

Can literature reveal reality? Is philosophical truth a literary artifice? How does the way we think affect what we can know? Buddhism has been grappling with these questions for centuries, and this book attempts to answer them by exploring the relationship between literature ...(Read More)
 
 
Creative Transformations
Creative Transformations (November 2020)
Travels and Translations of Brazil in the Americas
Krista Brune - Author

Explores the role of travel and translation in Brazilian literature and culture from the 1870s to the present.

In Creative Transformations, Krista Brune brings together Brazilian fiction, film, journalism, essays, and correspondence from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. Drawing attention to the travels of Brazilian artists and intellectuals to the Un...(Read More)
 
 
Hu Feng
Hu Feng (November 2020)
A Marxist Intellectual in a Communist State, 1930–1955
Ruth Y. Y. Hung - Author

A study of Hu Feng as a literary critic and a case study on how intellectual work can respond to political pressure.

In this book, Ruth Y. Y. Hung provides a study of Hu Feng (1902–1985) as a critic, writer, and editor within the context of the People's Republic of China's political ascendancy. A member of the Japanese Communist Party and the Chinese Communist Party, Hu rose to fame in the 1940s and became a representative...(Read More)
 
 
The Blossom Which We Are
The Blossom Which We Are (November 2020)
The Novel and the Transience of Cultural Worlds
Nir Evron - Author

Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.

The Blossom Which We Are traces the emergence of a distinctly modern form of human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile and time-bound cultural frameworks ...(Read More)
 
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