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Literary Brooklyn

The Writers of Brooklyn and the Story of American City Life

by Evan Hughes
Language: English
Release Date: August 16, 2011

For the first time, here is Brooklyn's story through the eyes of its greatest storytellers. Like Paris in the twenties or postwar Greenwich Village, Brooklyn today is experiencing an extraordinary cultural boom. In recent years, writers of all stripes—from Jhumpa Lahiri, Jennifer Egan, and...
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by Hilary Iris Lowe
Language: English
Release Date: July 20, 2012

A century after Samuel Clemens’s death, Mark Twain thrives—his recently released autobiography topped bestseller lists. One way fans still celebrate the first true American writer and his work is by visiting any number of Mark Twain destinations. They believe they can learn something unique by...
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Culture Writing

Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

by Tim Watson
Language: English
Release Date: January 19, 2018

Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing argues that this period in Britain, the United States, France, and the Caribbean was characterized by dynamic exchanges between literary writers and anthropologists on both sides of the Atlantic. As the British and French empires collapsed and...
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Language: English
Release Date: September 13, 2013

Time and the literary: the immediacy of information technology has supposedly annihilated both. Email, cell phones, satellite broadcasting seem to have ended the long-standing tradition of encoding our experience of time through writing. Paul de Man's seminal essay "Literary History and Literary...
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by Michelle Dean
Language: English
Release Date: April 10, 2018

The first book from one of America’s most promising emerging voices in literary journalism, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing (previous winners include Ron Charles, Kathryn Schulz, Parul Sehgal, and Daniel Mendelsohn) is sure to garner...
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by Vincent B. Leitch
Language: English
Release Date: September 10, 2009

American Literary Criticism Since the 1930s fully updates Vincent B. Leitch’s classic book, American Literary Criticism from the 30s to the 80s following the development of the American academy right up to the present day. Updated throughout and with a brand new chapter, this second edition: provides...
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Dislocating Race and Nation

Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

by Robert S. Levine
Language: English
Release Date: June 1, 2009

American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment...
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Dead Letters Sent

Queer Literary Transmission

by Kevin Ohi
Language: English
Release Date: June 20, 2015

Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms “thwarted transmission.” Such scenes, however, do not so much concede the impossibility of survival as...
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by Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman
Language: English
Release Date: April 13, 2018

Russia possesses one of the richest and most admired literatures of Europe, reaching back to the eleventh century. A History of Russian Literature provides a comprehensive account of Russian writing from its earliest origins in the monastic works of Kiev up to the present day, still rife with the...
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by Betty A. Schellenberg
Language: English
Release Date: June 6, 2016

Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture offers the first study of manuscript-producing coteries as an integral element of eighteenth-century Britain's literary culture. As a corrective to literary histories assuming that the dominance of print meant the demise of a vital scribal culture,...
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Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine

Biography, Celebrity, Politics

by David Higgins
Language: English
Release Date: May 7, 2007

In early nineteenth-century Britain, there was unprecedented interest in the subject of genius, as well as in the personalities and private lives of creative artists. This was also a period in which literary magazines were powerful arbiters of taste, helping to shape the ideological consciousness...
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Hamlet's Castle

The Study of Literature as a Social Experience

by Gordon Mills
Language: English
Release Date: March 7, 2014

Hamlet's Castle is both a theoretical and a practical examination of the interactions that take place in a literary classroom. The book traces the source of literature's power to the relationship between its illusional quality and its abstract meaning and relates these elements to the process by which...
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by Eric Hayot
Language: English
Release Date: November 5, 2012

Although literature is not a technology, the historical models literary scholars use to describe it owe a great deal to the languages of originality, novelty, progress, and invention that characterize technological development. However this quintessentially modern mindset--putting progress at the...
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Fighting Words

Polemics and Social Change in Literary Naturalism

by Ira Wells
Language: English
Release Date: June 25, 2013

Fighting Words offers an entirely new understanding of what literary naturalism is and why it matters.   Ira Wells, countering the standard narrative of literary naturalism’s much-touted concern with environmental and philosophical determinism, draws attention to the polemical essence...
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