Explores how China’s oldest poetry collection was interpreted in a Confucian exegetical text—the Mao Commentary—in the mid-second century BCE.
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
Brings together and makes available in English for the first time some of Ángel Rama’s most important essays.
Explores how popular novels, short stories, and television shows from the United States and Britain illustrate the positive effects of feminism and promote gender equity.
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.
Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
Three stageworthy plays and nine individual scenes that offer an introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.
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.
A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.
Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.
Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.
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.
Uncovers a new chapter in the story of American modernist poetry.
Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.
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.
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 metafictional strategies of contemporary African novels rather than characterizing them primarily as a response to colonialism.
Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.
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.
The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.
Examines Brecht's use of the theatre as a public arena for political change.
Explores how literati of China’s mid-Northern Song period developed a social and therapeutic tradition in poetry. Includes a number of translations of the witty poems of the period.
Exposes the cultural roots of Spanish fascism.
Explores European and American esoteric traditions as reflected in literature and in art.
Explores the cultural work of two important early-twentieth-century writers: the poet William Carlos Williams and the educator/philosopher John Dewey, both key figures in American democracy.
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.
The fate of the hero-gambler, as described by Dostoevsky, Balzac, Poe, and others, is the focus of this unprecedented exploration of gambling and the human psyche.
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 ...