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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

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

How Shakespeare Put Politics on the StagePower and Succession in the History Plays

How Shakespeare Put Politics on the Stage: Power and Succession in the History Plays

Peter Lake

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300222715
eISBN:
9780300225662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222715.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book presents an analysis of how Shakespeare's plays intersected with the politics and culture of Elizabethan England. With an ageing, childless monarch, lingering divisions due to the ... 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

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