Realism is an essential concept in literary studies, yet for a variety of reasons it has not received the attention and clarity it deserves, often being dismissed as too slippery to be of use. This accessible study remedies that failing for students and sc..
"A great storyhow modernism brought down the regime of censorshiptold as a great story. Kevin Birmingham's imaginative scholarship brings Joyce and his world to life. There is a fresh detail on nearly every page."Louis Menand, Pulitzer prize-winning ..
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A NETFLIX FILM • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. “Treat yourself to this book, please—I can’t recommend ..
Kroeber argues that literary criticism needs to reestablish connections to a wide range of social activities, especially the thinking of contemporary scientists.This new kind of criticism, "ecological literary criticism," sets out to correct the abstractio..
Creating what he called a "history factory," he assembled a vast library of over sixty thousand books, maps, letters, and documents; hired scribes to copy material in private hands; employed interviewers to capture the memories of early Spanish and Mexican..
Trimiko Melancon analyzes literary and cultural texts, including Toni Morrison's Sula and Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place, in the socio-cultural and historical moments of their production. She shows how representations of black women in the Ame..
This "intersectional†? revisiting of Romanian literature is organized into three parts. Opening with a fresh look at the literary ideology of Romania's "national poet,†? Mihai Eminescu, part I dwells primarily on literary-cultural history as process an..