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The Age of AudenPostwar Poetry and the American Scene

The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

Aidan Wasley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136790
eISBN:
9781400836352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. H. Auden's emigration from England to the United States in 1939 marked more than a turning point in his own life and work—it changed the course of American poetry itself. This book takes, for the ... More

Archives of AuthorityEmpire, Culture, and the Cold War

Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Andrew N. Rubin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Combining literary, cultural, and political history, and based on extensive archival research, including previously unseen FBI and CIA documents, this book argues that cultural politics—specifically ... More

Being NumerousPoetry and the Ground of Social Life

Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Oren Izenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new way to understand the divisions that organize twentieth-century poetry. It argues that the most important conflict is not between styles or aesthetic politics, but between ... More

The Consolations of WritingLiterary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Rivkah Zim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Boethius wrote Of the Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between ... More

Empty HousesTheatrical Failure and the Novel

Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel

David Kurnick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151519
eISBN:
9781400840090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

According to the dominant tradition of literary criticism, the novel is the form par excellence of the private individual. This book challenges this consensus by re-examining the genre's development ... More

Enigmas of Identity

Enigmas of Identity

Peter Brooks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“We know that it matters crucially to be able to say who we are, why we are here, and where we are going,” this book claims. Many of us are also uncomfortably aware that we cannot provide a ... More

F.B. EyesHow J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). But behind the scenes, the FBI's hostility to black protest was ... More

The First BookTwentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Jesse Zuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“We have many poets of the First Book,” the poet and critic Louis Simpson remarked in 1957, describing a sense that the debut poetry collection not only launched the contemporary poetic career but ... More

FormsWhole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Caroline Levine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today—how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. The ... More

Genius in FranceAn Idea and Its Uses

Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as ... More

The Global Remapping of American Literature

The Global Remapping of American Literature

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied radically across different times and places. Arguing that American literature was consolidated ... More

Grimm LegaciesThe Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Jack Zipes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. The book reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in ... More

Hamlet's Arab JourneyShakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost

Margaret Litvin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137803
eISBN:
9781400840106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For the past five decades, Arab intellectuals have seen themselves in Shakespeare's Hamlet: their times “out of joint,” their political hopes frustrated by a corrupt older generation. This book ... More

Heart BeatsEveryday Life and the Memorized Poem

Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Catherine Robson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite ... More

Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative

Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative

Alessandro Barchiesi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161815
eISBN:
9781400852482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161815.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. This is the first English translation of one ... More

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Leah Price

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. When did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn? Why did law courts forbid witnesses to kiss ... More

In the Shadow of World LiteratureSites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Michael Allan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

We have grown accustomed to understanding world literature as a collection of national or linguistic traditions bound together in the universality of storytelling. This book challenges this way of ... More

Inside Paradise LostReading the Designs of Milton's Epic

Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton's Epic

David Quint

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161914
eISBN:
9781400850488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Inside “Paradise Lost” opens up new readings and ways of reading John Milton's epic poem by mapping out the intricacies of its narrative and symbolic designs and by revealing and exploring the deeply ... More

The Irresistible Fairy TaleThe Cultural and Social History of a Genre

The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Jack Zipes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153384
eISBN:
9781400841820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153384.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, ... More

Ladies' GreekVictorian Translations of Tragedy

Ladies' Greek: Victorian Translations of Tragedy

Yopie Prins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691141893
eISBN:
9781400885749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141893.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book illuminates a culture of female classical literacy that emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century, during the formation of women's colleges on both sides of the Atlantic. Why did ... More

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