Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
Demonstrates that Plato and Xenophon ought to be regarded less as rivals and more as engaged in a dialogue advancing a common goal of preserving the Socratic legacy.
Essays that argue in favor of Lenin's continuing relevance for twenty-first century politics and thought.
Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.
Three stageworthy plays and nine individual scenes that offer an introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.
An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.
Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.
Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.
Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.
A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination.
Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
Uncovers a new chapter in the story of American modernist poetry.
Intriguing, updated portraits of classic fairy tale authors.
Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.
Details the transformation of Tamil literary culture that came with colonialism and the encounter with Western modernity.
Recovers Walt Whitman as a self-conscious religious figure with an ethic based in male comradeship, one at odds with the temper of his times.
Explores the metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Explores the philosophical dimensions present in the works of ancient Greek poets and playwrights.
Explores the development of the Chinese martial arts novel.
A lively and highly readable commentary on one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues.
Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.
Explores both the literary features and historical context of poetry written for imperial rulers during China’s early medieval period.
The first complete study of Gide’s neglected wartime writings.
The first English edition and critical study of an anonymous thirteenth-century text about the disputations of a learned young woman with a series of wise men.
James Joyce and Heraldry demonstrates that heraldry is an essential key to the symbols of Joyce's major works. It is a clear, witty introduction to heraldry and the use of heraldic imagery by Western ...
Old English prose before the late tenth century is examined in this collection of hitherto unpublished essays. Using a variety of techniques, the authors explore well-known and lesser-known texts in search ...