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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

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

Imagining NabokovRussia Between Art and Politics

Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108866
eISBN:
9780300148244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108866.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Vladimir Nabokov's “Western choice”—his exile to the West after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution—allowed him to take a crucial literary journey, leaving the closed nineteenth-century Russian culture ... More

IntrigueEspionage and Culture

Intrigue: Espionage and Culture

Allan Hepburn

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104981
eISBN:
9780300148480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104981.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Why do spies have such cachet in the twentieth century? Why do they keep reinventing themselves? What do they mean in a political process? This book examines the tradition of the spy narrative from ... More

Reading Godot

Reading Godot

Lois Gordon

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Waiting for Godot has been acclaimed as the greatest play of the twentieth century. It is also the most elusive: two lifelong friends sing, dance, laugh, weep, and question their fate on a road that ... More

Theoretical InquiryLanguage, Linguistics, and Literature

Theoretical Inquiry: Language, Linguistics, and Literature

Austin E. Quigley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101669
eISBN:
9780300129816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101669.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the aftermath of debate about the death of literary theory, this book asks whether theory has failed us or we have failed literary theory. Theory can thrive, the book argues, only if we understand ... More

Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

David Blake

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110173
eISBN:
9780300134810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110173.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What is the relationship between poetry and fame? What happens to a reader's experience when a poem invokes its author's popularity? Is there a meaningful connection between poetry and advertising, ... More

Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Why Literature Matters in the 21st Century

Mark Roche

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104493
eISBN:
9780300129595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104493.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book examines literature in its connection to virtue and moral excellence. The author is concerned with literature as the teacher of virtue. The current crisis in the humanities may be traced ... More

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