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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 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

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

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

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

The International Novel

The International Novel

Annabel Patterson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300198003
eISBN:
9780300210408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198003.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the fall of 2010 and the spring of 2011, the NBER held two conferences that brought together leading academic researchers, central bankers, and other financial market experts to discuss ideas on ... 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

Majesty and HumanityKings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Alban K. Forcione

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134407
eISBN:
9780300153309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the Golden Age of Spanish theater, an age of highly dramatized coronations and regal spectacles, this book presents a surprising but persistent preoccupation with the disrobing of the king. In ... More

Restless SecularismModernism and the Religious Inheritance

Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Matthew Mutter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Restless Secularism explores the efforts of modernist writers to articulate a viable secular imagination, to trace the relation of this secular imagination to the Christian culture from which it ... More

Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092554
eISBN:
9780300127201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092554.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Readers of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies have long noted the absence of readily explainable motivations for some of Shakespeare's greatest characters: Why does Hamlet delay his revenge for so ... More

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

The Social Life of BooksReading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home

The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home

Abigail Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300208290
eISBN:
9780300228106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. This history ... 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

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

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

The Watchman in PiecesSurveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood

The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood

David Rosen and Aaron Santesso

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155419
eISBN:
9780300156645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155419.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Spanning nearly 500 years of cultural and social history, this book examines the ways that literature and surveillance have developed together, as kindred modern practices. As ideas about ... More

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