By Steven Milowitz
By Steven Milowitz
By J.R. LeMaster,Donald D. Kummings
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman provides a finished source complied by means of over two hundred across the world well-known members, together with such major Whitman students as James E. Miller, Jr., Roger Asselineau, Betsy Erkkila, and Joel Myerson.
Now on hand for the 1st time in paperback, this quantity contains greater than 750 entries prepared in handy alphabetical structure. insurance comprises:
Useful for college students, researchers, librarians, academics, and Whitman devotees, this quantity beneficial properties wide cross-references, a variety of photos of the poet, a chronology, a different appendix part monitoring the poet's family tree, and a radical index. every one access contains a bibliography for extra study.
By Scott Bukatman
By Georgios Anagnostopoulos
By Morgan Crouch
By Maria Hebert-Leiter
Hebert-Leiter examines the complete background of the Acadian, or Cajun, in American literature, starting with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Evangeline and the writings of George Washington Cable, together with his novel Bonaventure. The cultural complexity of Acadian and Creole identities led many writers to depend upon stereotypes in Acadian characters, yet as Hebert-Leiter indicates, the anomaly of Louisiana’s type and racial divisions additionally allowed writers to handle complicated and controversial—and occasionally taboo—subjects. She emphasizes the fiction of Kate Chopin, whose brief tales comprise Acadian characters accredited as white american citizens in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Representations of the Acadian in literature mirror the Acadians’ direction in the direction of assimilation, as they celebrated their modifications whereas nonetheless adopting an all-American concept of self. In twentieth-century writing, Acadian figures got here to be extra referred to as Cajun, and more and more outsiders perceived them no longer easily as unique or mythic beings yet as complicated people who healthy into conventional American society whereas reflecting its cultural variety. Hebert-Leiter explores this transition in Ernest Gaines’s novel a meeting of outdated males and James Lee Burke’s detective novels that includes Dave Robicheaux. She additionally discusses the works of Ada Jack Carver, Elma Godchaux, Shirley Ann Grau, and different writers.
From Longfellow via Tim Gautreaux, Acadian and Cajun literature captures the phases of this attention-grabbing cultural dynamism, making it a pivotal a part of any historical past of yank ethnicity and of Cajun tradition particularly. Concise and obtainable, turning into Cajun, changing into American offers an outstanding advent to American Acadian and Cajun literature.
By Balachandra Rajan,Elizabeth Sauer
Scholarly feedback of John Milton's writings has in fresh a long time been uncommon by way of a methodological prudence that separates it from other kinds of literary scholarship. One critic, besides the fact that, stands except his colleagues and has always provided a corrective to this prudence: Balachandra Rajan. In Milton and the Climates of Reading, Elizabeth Sauer undertakes the daunting paintings of bringing jointly a variety of Rajan's essays on Milton, a few hitherto unpublished, with the intention to chart developments and alterations in Milton scholarship over the past sixty years and to contemplate destiny instructions during this important box of inquiry.
This assortment, that's framed through Sauer's insightful creation and an eloquent afterword through Joseph Wittreich, demonstrates Rajan's severe diversity and his skill to conform to 'new' rules, continuously reformulating them in his personal attribute and person demeanour. Milton and the Climates of Reading deals well timed statements in regards to the ways that Milton's writings not just addressed their very own time, but additionally communicate profoundly and powerfully to ours.
By Douglas M. MacDowell
This is the 8th quantity within the Oratory of Classical Greece. This sequence provides the entire surviving speeches from the past due 5th and fourth centuries BC in new translations ready by way of classical students who're on the leading edge of the self-discipline. those translations are specifically designed for the desires and pursuits of brand new undergraduates, Greekless students in different disciplines, and the final public.
Classical oratory is a useful source for the examine of historic Greek existence and tradition. The speeches supply facts on Greek ethical perspectives, social and financial stipulations, political and social ideology, legislation and felony process, and different features of Athenian tradition that experience lately been attracting specific curiosity: girls and kin existence, slavery, and faith, to call only a few.
Demosthenes is considered the best orator of classical antiquity. This quantity includes 5 speeches written for court cases within which Demosthenes sought to get better his inheritance, which he claimed was once fraudulently misappropriated and squandered by means of the trustees of the property. those speeches make clear Athenian structures of inheritance, marriage, and dowry. the amount additionally comprises seven speeches illustrating the criminal strategy referred to as paragraphe, or "counter-indictment." 4 of those are for court cases regarding advertisement delivery, an essential element of the Athenian economic system that was once the most important to protecting the city's imported nutrients offer. one other issues the well-known Athenian silver mines.
By Margaret Mccarthy
Pop literature of the Nineties loved bestselling good fortune, in addition to an intensive and occasionally bluntly derogatory reception within the press. for the reason that then, much less censorious scholarship on pop has emerged to problem its flash-in-the-pan prestige via situating the style inside of an extended heritage of aesthetic practices. This quantity attracts on contemporary paintings and its makes an attempt to outline the style, find old antecedents and investigate pop’s skill to problem the established order. considerably, it questions the ‘official tale’ of father literature through having a look past Ralf Dieter Brinkmann’s works as beginning to these of Jürgen Ploog, Jörg Fauser and Hadayatullah Hübsch. It additionally treatments the inability of consciousness to questions of gender in past pop lit scholarship and demonstrates how the style has developed within the new millennium through improved thematic matters and new aesthetic methods. Essays within the quantity study the writing of famous, tested pop authors – similar to Christian Kracht, Andreas Neumeister, Joachim Lottman, Benjamin Lebert, Florian Illies, Feridun Zaimoğlu and Sven Regener – in addition to newer works through Jana Hensel, Charlotte Roche, Kerstin Grether, Helene Hegemann and songwriter/poet PeterLicht.
By Herb Wyile
Anne of Tim Hortons: Globalization and the Reshaping of Atlantic-Canadian Literature is a learn of the paintings of over twenty modern Atlantic-Canadian writers that counters the common effect of Atlantic Canada as a old fashioned and backward position. by way of interpreting their therapy of labor, tradition, and background, writer Herb Wyile highlights how those writers withstand just like Atlantic Canadians as improvident and regressive, if captivating, people.
After an creation that examines the present position of the sector in the Canadian federation and the wider context of monetary globalization, Anne of Tim Hortons explores how Atlantic-Canadian writers current an image of the sector that's even more advanced and not more old fashioned than the stereotypes by which it's in general seen. throughout the works of authors akin to Michael iciness, Lisa Moore, George Elliott Clarke, Rita Joe, Frank Barry, Alistair MacLeod, and Bernice Morgan, between others, the booklet seems on the altering (and more and more company) nature of labor, the cultural diversification and subversive self-consciousness of Atlantic-Canadian literature, and Atlantic-Canadian writers’ usually revisionist method of the region’s background.
What those writers are engaged in, the ebook contends, is a type of collective readjustment of similar to the area. instead of a marginal position stranded outdoor of time, Atlantic Canada in those works is particularly a lot stuck up in modern fiscal, political, and cultural advancements, quite the wide sweep of financial globalization.