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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

Prose PoetryAn Introduction

Prose Poetry: An Introduction

Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691180656
eISBN:
9780691212135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180656.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book of its kind — an introduction to the history, development, and features of English-language prose poetry, an increasingly important and popular literary form that is still too ... 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 Poet's Mistake

The Poet's Mistake

Erica McAlpine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203492
eISBN:
9780691203768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203492.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Keats mixed up Cortez and Balboa. Heaney misremembered the name of one of Wordsworth's lakes. Poetry—even by the greats—is rife with mistakes. This book gathers together for the first time numerous ... 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

Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

Rhodri Lewis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691204512
eISBN:
9780691210926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691204512.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, the ... 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

Novel RelationsVictorian Fiction and British Psychoanalysis

Novel Relations: Victorian Fiction and British Psychoanalysis

Alicia Mireles Christoff

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193106
eISBN:
9780691194202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193106.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book engages twentieth-century post-Freudian British psychoanalysis in an unprecedented way: as literary theory. Placing the writing of figures like D. W. Winnicott, W. R. Bion, Michael and Enid ... More

Good FormThe Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Jesse Rosenthal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196640
eISBN:
9781400883738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196640.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What do we mean when we say that a novel's conclusion “feels right”? How did feeling, form, and the sense of right and wrong get mixed up, during the nineteenth century, in the experience of reading ... More

TactAesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay Form in Nineteenth-Century Britain

David Russell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196923
eISBN:
9781400887903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The social practice of tact was an invention of the nineteenth century, a period when Britain was witnessing unprecedented urbanization, industrialization, and population growth. In an era when more ... More

Reaping Something NewAfrican American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Daniel Hack

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Tackling fraught but fascinating issues of cultural borrowing and appropriation, this book reveals that Victorian literature was put to use in African American literature and print culture in the ... 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

Worlds EnoughThe Invention of Realism in the Victorian Novel

Worlds Enough: The Invention of Realism in the Victorian Novel

Elaine Freedgood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193304
eISBN:
9780691194301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193304.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Now praised for its realism and formal coherence, the Victorian novel was not always great, or even good, in the eyes of its critics. As this book reveals, it was only in the late 1970s that literary ... More

The Passion ProjectsModernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives

Melanie Micir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691193113
eISBN:
9780691194271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

It's impossible, now, to think of modernism without thinking about gender, sexuality, and the diverse movers and shakers of the early twentieth century. But this was not always so. This book examines ... More

Black LandImperial Ethiopianism and African America

Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Nadia Nurhussein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This is the first book to explore how African American writing and art engaged with visions of Ethiopia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the only African nation, with the ... More

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