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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

Italian TalesAn Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction

Italian Tales: An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction

Massimo Riva (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095302
eISBN:
9780300129694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book serves as a literary map to guide readers through the varied geography of contemporary Italian fiction. The book includes English-language translations of short stories and excerpts from ... More

James Fenimore CooperThe Early Years

James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Wayne Franklin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) invented the key forms of American fiction—the Western, the sea tale, and the Revolutionary War romance. Furthermore, Cooper turned novel writing from a polite ... More

Johnson and BoswellA Biography of Friendship

Johnson and Boswell: A Biography of Friendship

John Radner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178753
eISBN:
9780300189087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178753.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book examines the fluctuating, close, and complex friendship enjoyed by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, from the day they met in 1763 to the day when Boswell published his monumental Life of ... More

Languages of the NightMinor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Barry McCrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that the sudden decline of old rural vernaculars—such as French patois, Italian dialects, and the Irish language—caused these languages to become the objects of powerful longings and ... More

LifeOrganic Form and Romanticism

Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

Denise Gigante

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136852
eISBN:
9780300155587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What makes something alive? Or, more to the point, what is life? The question is as old as the ages and has not been (and may never be) resolved. Life springs from life, and liveliness motivates ... More

Life and WorkWriters, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Tim Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author's life and work, and began exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both ... More

The ListThe Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Robert Belknap

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103830
eISBN:
9780300127195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

“I am no more lonely than the Mill Brook, or a weathercock, or the north star, or the south wind, or an April shower, or a January thaw, or the first spider in a new house,” wrote Henry David Thoreau ... More

Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays

Lord Strange's Men and Their Plays

Lawrence Manley and Sally-Beth MacLean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300191998
eISBN:
9780300206890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

For a brief period in the late Elizabethan Era an innovative company of players dominated the London stage. A fellowship of dedicated thespians, Lord Strange’s Men established their reputation by ... More

Machado de AssisA Literary Life

Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

K. David Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an interpretation of J.M. Machado de Assis, the Brazilian writer, and his fictional world. The central idea is that Machado put before us the theater of the world of Rio de Janeiro ... More

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