Roman Holidays: American Writers and Artists in by Robert K. Martin, Leland S. Person

By Robert K. Martin, Leland S. Person

Featuring essays by way of twelve well-known American literature scholars, Roman Holidaysexplores the culture of yankee shuttle to Italy and makes an important contribution to the knowledge of nineteenth-century American encounters with Italian tradition and, extra in particular, with Rome.

The raise in American shuttle to Italy in the course of the 19th century was once partially a fabricated from enhanced stipulations of shuttle. As advised within the identify, Italy served nineteenth-century writers and artists as one of those laboratory web site for encountering Others and “other” different types of adventure. without doubt Italy provided a spot of holiday—a temporary break out from the familiar—but the adventure to Rome, a spot urging upon the customer a brand new and extra advanced feel of background, additionally pressured a reexamination of oneself and one's id. Writers and artists came across their non secular, political, and sexual assumptions challenged.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun has a admired position during this assortment: as Henry James commented in his learn of Hawthorne, the ebook was once “part of the highbrow apparatus of the Anglo-Saxon customer to Rome.” The essayists additionally study works by way of James, Fuller, Melville, Douglass, Howells, and different writers in addition to such sculptors as Hiram Powers, William Wetmore tale, and Harriet Hosmer.

Bringing modern issues approximately gender, race, and sophistication to endure upon nineteenth-century texts, Roman Holidays is a particularly well timed contribution to nineteenth-century American studies.

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Susan Glaspell's Century of American Women: A Critical by Veronica Makowsky

By Veronica Makowsky

Tracing the evolution of Susan Glaspell's writing, Veronica Makowsky presents interesting glimpses of the lifetime of a lady who broke the limitations opposed to girl newshounds, recommended socialism, struggled with the precepts of Greenwich Village loose love, was once one of many founders of the Provincetown gamers, participated within the periods of the feminist Heterodoxy membership, put women's matters at the degree as a playwright and actress, and wrote a few turbulent century of yankee ladies with braveness, optimism, sensitivity, and love. this is often the 1st full-length publication approximately Glaspell's works, together with the fiction and lifewriting that bracketed her fairly short profession because the playwright best-known for the one-act drama Trifles. additionally the writer of many different performs, together with the Pulitzer prize-winning Alison's House, a few amassed and uncollected brief tales, 9 novels, and a biography of her husband the iconoclastic George Cram cook dinner, Glaspell used to be an artist of ambitious, yet ill-acknowledged expertise. Makowsky areas Glaspell's paintings in its biographical and cultural context, with specific consciousness to Glaspell's depiction of women's roles over a century of yank historical past. furthermore, she examines heavily Glaspell's use of the maternal metaphor and her depiction of girls within the position of moms. This soaking up and revelatory research rescues considered one of America's literary ''foremothers'' from relative obscurity, demanding canonical principles concerning the situations that bring about literary ''greatness.''

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Jameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism by Fredric Jameson

By Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson is among the so much influential literary and cultural critics writing this day. he's a theoretical innovator whose principles concerning the intersections of politics and tradition have reshaped the severe panorama around the humanities and social sciences. Bringing jointly ten interviews performed among 1982 and 2005, Jameson on Jameson is a compellingly candid advent to his notion for these new to it, and a wealthy resource of illumination and rationalization for these looking deeper figuring out. Jameson discusses his highbrow and political preoccupations, so much prominently his dedication to Marxism as a manner of critiquing capitalism and the tradition it has engendered. He explains a lot of his key suggestions, together with postmodernism, the dialectic, metacommentary, the political subconscious, the utopian, cognitive mapping, and spatialization.Jameson on Jameson screens Jameson’s notable seize of up to date culture—architecture, paintings, cinema, literature, philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis, and concrete geography—as good because the problem that the geographic succeed in of his considering poses to the Eurocentricity of the West. performed by way of finished students from usa, Egypt, Korea, China, Sweden, and England, the interviews elicit Jameson’s reflections at the huge foreign importance of his principles and their applicability and implications in several cultural and political contexts, together with the current part of globalization.The quantity comprises an advent by way of Jameson and a accomplished bibliography of his guides in all languages.InterviewersMona AbousennaAbbas Al-TonsiSrinivas AravamudanJonathan CullerSara DaniusLeonard GreenSabry HafezStuart HallStefan JonssonRanjana KhannaRichard KleinHoracio MachinPaik Nak-chungMichael SpeaksAnders StephansonXudong Zhang

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The music of thought in the poetry of George Oppen and by Bronk, William; Oppen, George; Weinfield, Henry; Bronk,

By Bronk, William; Oppen, George; Weinfield, Henry; Bronk, William; Oppen, George

George Oppen (1908–1984), born right into a wealthy German Jewish family members, all started his profession as a protégé of Ezra Pound and a member of the Objectivist circle of poets; he finally broke with Pound and have become a member of the Communist occasion sooner than returning to poetry greater than twenty-five years later. William Bronk (1918–1999), against this, a descendant of the 1st eu households in long island, used to be inspired by way of the works of Shakespeare, the King James Bible, and the paintings of the recent England writers of the yank Renaissance. regardless of ameliorations in history and orientation, the 2 males shaped a deep friendship and shared an analogous existential outlook. As Henry Weinfield demonstrates during this looking out and unique examine, Oppen and Bronk are impressive thinkers in poetry who struggled with valuable questions of which means and cost and whose notion acquires the resonance of track of their paintings. those significant writers created poetry of tolerating worth that has exerted an expanding effect on more youthful generations of poets. 

From his cautious readings of Oppen’s and Bronk’s poetry to his attention-grabbing exam of the letters they exchanged, Weinfield offers very important aesthetic, epistemological, and historic insights into their poetry and poetic careers. In bringing jointly for the 1st time the paintings of 2 of an important poets of the postwar iteration, The track of Thought not just illuminates their poetry but additionally increases very important questions about American literary historical past and the kinds when it comes to which it has usually been interpreted.  

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Reading Deconstruction/Deconstructive Reading by G. Douglas Atkins

By G. Douglas Atkins

Deconstruction―a mode of shut studying linked to the modern thinker Jacques Derrida and different individuals of the "Yale School"―is the present serious rage, and is probably going to stay so for a while. Reading Deconstruction / Deconstructive Reading bargains a distinct, knowledgeable, and badly wanted advent to this significant circulation, written by way of one in every of its such a lot delicate and lucid practitioners. greater than an advent, this booklet makes an important addition to the present debate in serious theory.

G. Douglas Atkins first analyzes and explains deconstruction idea and perform. concentrating on such significant critics and theorists as Derrida, J. Hillis Miller, and Geoffrey Hartman, he brings to the fore matters formerly scanted in bills of deconstruction, specifically its non secular implications. Then, via shut readings of such texts as Religio Laici, A story of a Tub, and An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot, he proceeds to illustrate and exemplify a method of deconstruction indebted to either Derrida and Paul de guy. This skillfully equipped ebook, designed to mirror the "both/ and" nature of deconstruction, therefore makes its personal contribution to deconstructive perform. the real readings supplied of Dryden, speedy, and Pope are one of the first to regard significant Augustan texts from a deconstructive perspective and make the booklet a necessary addition to the learn of that period.

Well versed in deconstruction, the range of texts he treats, and significant problems with present drawback in literary learn, Atkins bargains during this booklet a balanced and really appropriate security of deconstruction that avoids being polemical, dogmatic, or narrowly ideological. while a lot prior paintings on and in deconstruction has been remarkable for its thick prose, jargon, and basic obfuscation, this publication might be preferred for its readability and charm, in addition to for its command of an impressively wide variety of texts and matters. with out taming it as an software of study and power switch, Atkins makes deconstruction understandable to the overall reader. His efforts will curiosity all these all for literary thought and feedback, Augustan literature, and the relation of literature and faith

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A Companion to Poetic Genre by Erik Martiny

By Erik Martiny

A better half to Poetic style brings jointly over forty contributions from major lecturers to supply serious overviews of poetic genres and their glossy variations. Covers a wide variety of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, eire, North the USA, Japan and the CaribbeaSummarises many genres from their earliest origins to their most modern renderingsThe purely full-length serious assortment to accommodate sleek variations of poetic genresContributors comprise Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and plenty of different striking students of poetry and poetics

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