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Inventions of NemesisUtopia, Indignation, and Justice

Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice

Douglas Mao

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691199252
eISBN:
9780691211640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examining literary and philosophical writing about ideal societies from Greek antiquity to the present, this book offers a striking new take on utopia's fundamental project. Noting that utopian ... More

Flowers of TimeOn Postapocalyptic Fiction

Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction

Mark Payne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205946
eISBN:
9780691206400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The literary lineage of postapocalyptic fiction — stories set after civilization's destruction — is a long one, spanning the biblical tale of Noah and Hesiod's Works and Days to the works of Mary ... More

The Author of HimselfThe Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691206066
eISBN:
9780691206059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691206066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book was born into a Jewish family in Poland in 1920, and he moved to Berlin as a boy. There he discovered his passion for literature and began a complex affair with German ... More

Nathalie SarrauteA Life Between

Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197876
eISBN:
9780691201924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A leading exponent of the nouveau roman, Nathalia Sarraute (1900–1999) was also one of France's most cosmopolitan literary figures, and her life was bound up with the intellectual and political ... More

The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930

The Transatlantic Indian, 1776-1930

Kate Flint

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203188
eISBN:
9780691210254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book takes a fascinating look at the iconic figure of the Native American in the British cultural imagination from the Revolutionary War to the early twentieth century, and examining how Native ... More

Reading and Not Reading The Faerie QueeneSpenser and the Making of Literary Criticism

Reading and Not Reading The Faerie Queene: Spenser and the Making of Literary Criticism

Catherine Nicholson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198989
eISBN:
9780691201597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198989.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“I am now in the country, and reading in Spencer's fairy-queen. Pray what is the matter with me?” The plaint of an anonymous reader in 1712 sounds with endearing frankness a note of consternation ... More

The ClosetThe Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy

The Closet: The Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy

Danielle Bobker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198231
eISBN:
9780691201542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Long before it was a hidden storage space or a metaphor for queer and trans shame, the closet was one of the most charged settings in English architecture. This private room provided seclusion for ... More

Comparing the LiteraturesLiterary Studies in a Global Age

Comparing the Literatures: Literary Studies in a Global Age

David Damrosch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691134994
eISBN:
9780691201283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134994.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary studies are being transformed today by the expansive and disruptive forces of globalization. More works than ever circulate worldwide in English and in translation, and even national ... More

Inside the Critics' CircleBook Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Inside the Critics' Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times

Phillipa K. Chong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691167466
eISBN:
9780691186030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167466.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Taking readers behind the scenes in the world of fiction reviewing, this book explores the ways that critics evaluate books despite the inherent subjectivity involved, and the uncertainties of ... More

Utopias of One

Utopias of One

Joshua Kotin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a new account of utopian writing. It examines how eight writers—Henry David Thoreau, W. E. B. Du Bois, Osip and Nadezhda Mandel'shtam, Anna Akhmatova, Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, and J. ... More

A History of Ambiguity

A History of Ambiguity

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691167954
eISBN:
9780691188775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167954.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ever since it was first published in 1930, William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity has been perceived as a milestone in literary criticism—far from being an impediment to communication, ambiguity ... More

A Theory of the AphorismFrom Confucius to Twitter

A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Andrew Hui

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Aphorisms—or philosophical short sayings—appear everywhere, from Confucius to Twitter, the Buddha to the Bible, Heraclitus to Nietzsche. Yet despite this ubiquity, the aphorism is the least studied ... More

City of Beginnings

City of Beginnings

Robyn Creswell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is an exploration of modernism in Arabic poetry, a movement that emerged in Beirut during the 1950s and became the most influential and controversial Arabic literary development of the ... More

Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Tarek El-Ariss

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181936
eISBN:
9780691184913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In recent years, Arab activists have confronted authoritarian regimes both on the street and online, leaking videos and exposing atrocities, and demanding political rights. This book situates these ... More

Site ReadingFiction, Art, Social Form

Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form

David J. Alworth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183343
eISBN:
9781400873807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183343.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new method of literary and cultural interpretation and a new theory of narrative setting by examining five sites—supermarkets, dumps, roads, ruins, and asylums—that have been ... More

The Last UtopiansFour Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

The Last Utopians: Four Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy

Michael Robertson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154169
eISBN:
9781400889600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For readers reared on the dystopian visions of Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Handmaid's Tale, the idea of a perfect society may sound more sinister than enticing. This literary history of a time ... More

Victorian Pain

Victorian Pain

Rachel Ablow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174464
eISBN:
9781400885176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The nineteenth century introduced developments in science and medicine that made the eradication of pain conceivable for the first time. This new understanding of pain brought with it a complex set ... 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

The Political PoetessVictorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

Tricia Lootens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170312
eISBN:
9781400883721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170312.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book challenges familiar accounts of the figure of the nineteenth-century Poetess, offering new readings of Poetess performance and criticism. In performing the Poetry of Woman, the mythic ... 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

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