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War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, And Style In Britain, 1939-1945 - Kent Puckett

In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how British filmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime through film. The Second World War posed unique representational challenges to Britain's filmmake......

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Recoding World Literature: Libraries, Print Culture, And Germany's Pact With Books - B. Mani

From the current vantage point of the transformation of books and libraries, Recoding World Literature presents a historical account of world literature. By locating translation, publication, and circulation on routes of Bibliomigrancy-physical an......

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The Decolonial Abyss: Mysticism And Cosmopolitics From The Ruins - An Yountae

This book thematizes the mystical figure of the abyss by examining the abyss as the dialectical process of the self's reconstruction followed by its dispossession. It traces such process in Neoplatonic mysticism, German idealism, and Afro-Caribbea......

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Tricksters And Cosmopolitans: Cross-cultural Collaborations In Asian American Literary Production - Rei Magosaki

Tricksters and Cosmopolitans is the first sustained exploration into the history of cross-cultural collaborations between Asian American writers and their non-Asian American editors and publishers. The volume focuses on the literary production of ......

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The Death Of The Book: Modernist Novels And The Time Of Reading - John Lurz

An examination of the ways major modernist novels use the physical book to track the passing of time in which reading necessarily unfolds, this study explores the sense of finitude and transience that the works of Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and V......

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This Distracted Globe: Worldmaking In Early Modern Literature - , Jonathan Goldberg

These essays investigate the materiality of the world in Spenser, Cary and Marlowe; its sociability, sexuality and sovereignty in Shakespeare; and the universality of spirit, gender and empire in Vaughan, Donne and the dastan (tale) of Chouboli, a......

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The Entrapments Of Form: Cruelty And Modern Literature - Catherine Toal

This book describes the narrative form of cruelty in modern literature. It focuses on the two main literary traditions that carry the legacy of revolutionary upheaval in modernity, the French and the American, and shows the transfers of influence ......

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Theory At Yale: The Strange Case Of Deconstruction In America - Marc Redfield

This book examines the affinity between the notions of "theory" and "deconstruction" that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of a semi-fictional collective, the "Yale Critics": Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, and J.......

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Commons Democracy: Reading The Politics Of Participation In The Early United States - Dana Nelson

Commoning customs and practices in the Revolutionary era offered non-elite actors a relationship to democratic power different from the representative democracy that would be institutionalized by the Framers in 1787. Commons Democracy uncovers th......

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Redeemer Nation In The Interregnum: An Untimely Meditation On The American Vocation - William Spanos

Redeemer Nation in the Interregnum interrogates the polyvalent role that American exceptionalism continues to play after 9/11. Whereas American exceptionalism is often construed as a discredited Cold War-era belief structure, Spanos persuasively d......

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Insurgent Testimonies: Witnessing Colonial Trauma In Modern And Anglophone Literature - Nicole Rizzuto

This book examines testimony in the works of Rebecca West, Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, H.G. de Lisser, V.S Reid, and Ng┼ęgi wa Thiong'o, and argues that disruptions to imperial and national power and the legal and legal responses they inspired sh......

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The Pleasures Of Memory: Learning To Read With Charles Dickens - Sarah Winter

What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories of reading, publishing, and education, The Pleas......

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An Atmospherics Of The City: Baudelaire And The Poetics Of Noise - Ross Chambers

What happens to poetic beauty when history turns the poet from one who contemplates natural beauty and the sublime to one who attempts to reconcile the practice of art with the hustle and noise of the city? An Atmospherics of the City traces Char......

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Minima Philologica - Werner Hamacher

The texts in Minima Philologica, "95 Theses on Philology" and "For-Philology," release philology from institutional fetters, reveal its affinity with the nature of language, and teach us how to practice it on the model of poetry. Poetry is first p......

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Iterations Of Loss: Mutilation And Aesthetic Form, Al-shidyaq To Darwish - Jeffrey Sacks

This book addresses nineteenth through twenty-first century Arabic and Arab Jewish writing (Mahmoud Darwish, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Elias Khoury, Edmond Amran El Maleh, Shimon Ballas, and Taha Husayn), showing that language interrupts is domestic......

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