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The Frontier WithinEssays by Abe Kōbō

The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kōbō

Kōbō Abe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163866
eISBN:
9780231535090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163866.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Abe Kōbō (1924–1993) was one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, widely recognized for his imaginative science fiction and plays of the absurd. However, he also wrote theoretical criticism for which ... More

Gay Directors, Gay Films?Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Emanuel Levy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of ... More

Guilty Knowledge, Guilty PleasureThe Dirty Art of Poetry

Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

William Logan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

William Logan has been a thorn in the side of American poetry for more than three decades. Though he has been called the “most hated man in American poetry,” his witty and articulate reviews have ... More

In StereotypeSouth Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

Mrinalini Chakravorty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165969
eISBN:
9780231537766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book confronts the importance of cultural stereotypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. The text focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in ... More

In the Company of StrangersFamily and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

Barry McCrea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157636
eISBN:
9780231527330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157636.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic ... More

Incomparable EmpiresModernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Gayle Rogers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178563
eISBN:
9780231542982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and began its cultural domination of the globe in ... More

Internet Literature in China

Internet Literature in China

Michel Hockx

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160827
eISBN:
9780231538534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the ... More

Killing the MoonlightModernism in Venice

Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Jennifer Scappettone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian ... More

Learning to KneelNoh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Carrie J. Preston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this inventive mix of criticism, scholarship, and personal reflection, Carrie J. Preston explores the nature of cross-cultural teaching, learning, and performance. Throughout the twentieth ... More

Literature and Film in Cold War South KoreaFreedom's Frontier

Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier

Theodore Hughes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157490
eISBN:
9780231500715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Korean writers and filmmakers crossed literary and visual cultures in multilayered ways under Japanese colonial rule (1910–1945). Taking advantage of new modes and media that emerged in the early ... More

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