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Sin and EvilMoral Values in Literature

Sin and Evil: Moral Values in Literature

Ronald Paulson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120141
eISBN:
9780300135206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The confusion of sin and evil, or religious and moral transgression, is the subject of this book. It calls attention to the important distinction between sin and evil that in our times is largely ... More

TasteA Literary History

Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What does eating have to do with aesthetic taste? While most accounts of aesthetic history avoid the gustatory aspects of taste, this book rewrites standard history to uncover the constitutive and ... 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

Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness

Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness

Alan Hodder

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089592
eISBN:
9780300129755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089592.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

When Henry David Thoreau died in 1862, friends and admirers remembered him as an eccentric man whose outer life was continuously fed by deeper spiritual currents. But scholars have since focused ... More

Those Who Write for ImmortalityRomantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame

Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame

H. J. Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300174793
eISBN:
9780300213300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300174793.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Great writers of the past whose works we still read and love will be read forever. They will survive the test of time. We remember authors of true genius because their writings are simply the best. ... More

Uncloseting DramaModernism's Queer Theatres

Uncloseting Drama: Modernism's Queer Theatres

Nick Salvato

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155396
eISBN:
9780300160178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this elegant book, modernism is illuminated through little-known but striking works by Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and others who revived the “closet drama”—plays written largely for private ... More

Virginia WoolfBecoming a Writer

Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer

Katherine Dalsimer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092080
eISBN:
9780300133769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092080.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By the time she was twenty-four, Virginia Woolf had suffered a series of devastating losses that later she would describe as “sledge-hammer blows,” beginning with the death of her mother when she was ... More

Virtue of SympathyMagic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Seth Lobis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300192032
eISBN:
9780300210415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192032.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In readings of a diverse group of texts from the seventeenth century through the early eighteenth, this book addresses a crucial and contested topic in literary and philosophical writing of the ... More

A Voice Still HeardSelected Essays of Irving Howe

A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Irving Howe

Nina Howe (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual, Irving Howe was one of America's most exemplary and embattled writers. Since his death in 1993 at age 72, Howe's work and his personal example ... 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

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