The author of "Eelgrass" and "The Kentucky Stories" now offers a collection of "mysterious and beautiful" (Lee Smith) stories, "as subtle, syntactically graceful, and beautiful as any I've seen" (Toby Olson).
Critical Essays on British Literature James Nagel, Series Editor, University of Georgia G. K. Hall's three series of critical essays give comprehensive coverage of major authors worldwide and throughout history.
Dans une Floride appartenant à un futur proche, un «meilleur des mondes» à la fois sombre et extrêmement vivant – finalement assez peu différent du nôtre –, quelques personnes âgées habitent dans les caravanes d'un village pour retraités.
A new volume of the singular, ongoing, great American Jazz novel
In Novels in the Time of Democratic Writing, Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse show how these first U.S. novels developed multiple paths to connect an extremely diverse field of characters, redefining private property as fundamentally antisocial and setting their protagonists to the task of dispersing that property—its goods and people—throughout the field of characters.
Lay Ghost, a set of eight poems drawn from Nathaniel Mackey’s intertwined and continuous serial poems Song of the Andoumboulou and “Mu,” epitomizes the roving, ruminative poetics that have continued to animate his “long song,” for nearly five decades.
The poems in Tsitsi Ella Jaji’s Beating the Graves meditate on the meaning of living in diaspora, an experience increasingly common among contemporary Zimbabweans. Vivid evocations of the landscape of Zimbabwe filter critiques of contemporary political conditions and ecological challenges, veiled in the multiple meanings of poetic metapho
This radically original book argues for the power of ordinary language philosophy—a tradition inaugurated by Ludwig Wittgenstein and J. L. Austin, and extended by Stanley Cavell—to transform literary studies.
Challenges mainstream, historically established assumptions about American citizenship and identity in a book relevant to current topics such as language and ethnicity, the relationship between non-native English and American identity, and perceptions and stereotypes related to foreign accents.
The authors offer a fresh angle on U.S. literary history with this exploration of how the first American novelists carried on an argument with their British counterparts that pitted direct democracy against representative liberalism, delivered in a vernacular style open and available to all despite the diverse local character of their subject matter and their community of readers.
These essays address the growing sense that certain key concepts in humanistic scholarship have become suspect, if not downright unintelligible, amid the current plethora of critical methods and aim to reassert the normative force of judgment and action, two concepts at the very core of literary analysis, systematic theology, philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and other disciplines.
In The Art of Distances, Corina Stan identifies an insistent preoccupation with interpersonal distance in a strand of twentieth-century European and Anglophone literature that includes the work of George Orwell, Paul Morand, Elias Canetti, Iris Murdoch, Walter Benjamin, Annie Ernaux, Günter Grass, and Damon Galgut.
In Passing Fancies Judith Ruderman takes on the fraught question of who passes for Jewish in American literature and culture.
"WIND MAPS I-VII as a whole has an almost Cantos-like sweep, sampling voices from far and wide, not random but gathered. The unity of the book inheres in the tone of something impending--a mystical apocalypse?
The Critic as Amateur brings leading and emerging scholars together to explore the role of amateurism in literary studies.