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Sebald'S Vision

Sebald'S Vision

Carol Jacobs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. G. Sebald’s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. ... More

SpiralsThe Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Nico Israel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153027
eISBN:
9780231526685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153027.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book reveals how spirals are at the heart of the most significant literature and visual art of the twentieth century. Juxtaposing the work of writers and artists—including W. B. Yeats and ... More

Stalking Nabokov

Stalking Nabokov

Brian Boyd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158572
eISBN:
9780231530293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

At the age of twenty-one, the author wrote a thesis on Vladimir Nabokov that Nabokov called “brilliant.” After gaining exclusive access to the writer's archives, he wrote a two-part, award-winning ... More

The Trouble with Post-Blackness

The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Houston Baker and K. Merinda Simmons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

An America in which the color of one’s skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama’s rise reflects ... More

Unlikely CollaborationGertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma

Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma

Barbara Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152631
eISBN:
9780231526418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152631.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1941, the Jewish American writer and avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein embarked on one of the strangest intellectual projects of her life: translating for an American audience the speeches of ... More

Virginia WoolfA Portrait

Virginia Woolf: A Portrait

Viviane Forrester

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153560
eISBN:
9780231535120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf's relationships with her family and friends and how they shaped her work. The book draws on revelations about Woolf that often remain buried and ... More

Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

Jeffrey Kinkley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167680
eISBN:
9780231532297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and many Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as ... More

Voices of Negritude in Modernist PrintAesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Carrie Noland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book approaches Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent through the means of modernist print culture. Engaging primarily the ... More

When the Future DisappearsThe Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

Janet Poole

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165181
eISBN:
9780231538558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Taking a panoramic view of Korea's dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, this book locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression of time ... More

Why Jane Austen?

Why Jane Austen?

Rachel Brownstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From the first publication of Pride and Prejudice to recent film versions of her life and work, Jane Austen has continued to provoke controversy and inspire fantasies of peculiar intimacy. Whether ... More

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