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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eva Palmer SikelianosA Life in Ruins

Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins

Artemis Leontis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691171722
eISBN:
9780691187907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874–1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, ... 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

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

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

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

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

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