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AgitationsEssays on Life and Literature

Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature

Arthur Krystal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092165
eISBN:
9780300145601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From small questions of taste to large questions concerning the nature of existence, intellectual debate takes up much of our time. This book examines what most commentators ignore: the role of ... More

The American ClassicsA Personal Essay

The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Denis Donoghue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How is a classic book to be defined? How much time must elapse before a work may be judged a “classic”? And among all the works of American literature, which deserve the designation? This book ... More

American SympathyMen, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation

American Sympathy: Men, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation

Caleb Crain

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083323
eISBN:
9780300133677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book weaves together literary criticism and historical narrative to describe the strong friendships between men that supported and inspired some of America's greatest writing—the Gothic novels ... More

Andrew MarvellThe Chameleon

Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Nigel Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The seventeenth-century poet Andrew Marvell (1621–1678) is one of the most intriguing figures in English literature. A noted civil servant under Cromwell's Protectorate, he has been variously ... More

The Art of SurvivalFrance and the Great War Picaresque

The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque

Libby Murphy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217513
eISBN:
9780300225006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217513.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque is a new literary and cultural history of the First World War in France. It offers readers a fresh perspective on wartime popular culture, ... More

Between Fire and SleepEssays on Modern Polish Poetry and Prose

Between Fire and Sleep: Essays on Modern Polish Poetry and Prose

Jaroslaw Anders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111675
eISBN:
9780300155310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111675.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Twentieth-century Polish literature is often said to be a “witness to history,” a narrative of the historical and political disasters that visited the nation. This book examines Poland's modern ... More

Consciousness and CultureEmerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Joel Porte

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Ralp Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are the most celebrated odd couple of nineteenth-century American literature. Appearing to play the roles of benign mentor and eager disciple, they can also ... More

The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

The Cross and Other Jewish Stories

Lamed Shapiro

Leah Garrett (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110692
eISBN:
9780300134698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Lamed Shapiro (1878–1948) was the author of groundbreaking and controversial short stories, novellas, and essays. Himself a tragic figure, Shapiro led a life marked by frequent ocean crossing, ... More

Diasporas of the MindJewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Bryan Cheyette

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book throws new light on a wide range of modern and contemporary writers—some at the heart of the canon, others more marginal—to explore the power and limitations of the diasporic imagination ... More

The Drama Is Coming NowThe Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991

The Drama Is Coming Now: The Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991

Richard Gilman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100464
eISBN:
9780300133035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book presents a collection of one of America's finest drama critics. The book chronicles a major period in American theatre history, one that witnessed the birth or spread of Off-Broadway, ... More

The Elusive BrainLiterary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

Jason Tougaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221176
eISBN:
9780300235609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Elusive Brain is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary literature’s engagement with neuroscience. Jason Tougaw analyzes the works of contemporary writers—including Oliver Sacks, Temple ... More

Emerson's ProtégésMentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism's Future

Emerson's Protégés: Mentoring and Marketing Transcendentalism's Future

David Dowling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300197440
eISBN:
9780300206760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In the late 1830s, Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet, lecturer, and leader of the Transcendentalist movement, publicly called for a radical nationwide vocational reinvention, and an ... More

EnragedWhy Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Emily Katz Anhalt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217377
eISBN:
9780300231762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217377.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Millennia ago, Greek myths exposed the dangers of violent rage and the need for empathy and self-restraint. Homer's Iliad, Euripides' Hecuba, and Sophocles' Ajax show that anger and vengeance destroy ... More

Facts and InventionsSelections from the Journalism of James Boswell

Facts and Inventions: Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell

James Boswell

Paul Tankard (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300141269
eISBN:
9780300210941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141269.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

James Boswell (1740–1795), best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson, was also a lawyer, journalist, diarist, and an insightful chronicler of a pivotal epoch in Western history. This book ... More

Faulkner and LoveThe Women Who Shaped His Art

Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Judith L. Sensibar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is about the making of the writer William Faulkner. It is the first to inquire into the three most important women in his life—his black and white mothers, Caroline Barr and Maud Falkner, ... More

Fighting WindmillsEncounters with Don Quixote

Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Manuel Duran and Fay Rogg

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110227
eISBN:
9780300134964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110227.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Cervantes' Don Quixote is the most widely read masterpiece in world literature, as appealing to readers today as four hundred years ago. This book offers an excursion into Cervantes' novel and traces ... More

The Fruited PlainFables for a Postmodern Democracy

The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Alvin Kernan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The beleaguered Joad family of Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath struggled in an era of disappointed dreams and empty pockets. But how might the grandchildren of that Dust Bowl generation fare in today's ... More

George Sand

George Sand

Elizabeth Harlan

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

George Sand was the most famous, and the most scandalous, woman in nineteenth-century France. As a writer, she was enormously prolific: she wrote more than ninety novels, thirty-five plays, and ... More

Horace's "Carmen Saeculare"Ritual Magic and the Poet`s Art

Horace's "Carmen Saeculare": Ritual Magic and the Poet`s Art

Michael C. J. Putnam

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083330
eISBN:
9780300130454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is the first book devoted to Horace's Carmen Saeculare, a poem commissioned by Roman emperor Augustus in 17 bce for choral performance at the Ludi Saeculares, the Secular Games. The poem is the ... More

Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

James A. W. Heffernan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300195583
eISBN:
9780300206845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195583.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In works of Western literature ranging from Homer's Odyssey to Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the giving and taking of hospitality is sometimes pleasurable, but more often perilous. This ... More

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