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Extreme DomesticityA View from the Margins

Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Susan Fraiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166348
eISBN:
9780231543750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is ... More

Unmaking LoveThe Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union

Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union

Ashley T. Shelden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178228
eISBN:
9780231543156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The contemporary novel does more than revise our conception of love—it explodes it, queers it, and makes it unrecognizable. Rather than providing union, connection, and completion, love in ... More

David Foster Wallace's Balancing BooksFictions of Value

David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

Jeffrey Severs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179447
eISBN:
9780231543118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What do we value? Why do we value it? And in a neoliberal age, can morality ever displace money as the primary means of defining value? These are the questions that drove David Foster Wallace, a ... More

The Extinct SceneLate Modernism and Everyday Life

The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Thomas Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1935, the English writer Stephen Spender wrote that the historical pressures of his era should “turn the reader’s and writer’s attention outwards from himself to the world.” Combining historical, ... More

After the American CenturyThe Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Brian Edwards

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the “American century,” he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in ... More

The Autonomy of Pleasure"Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

James A. Steintrager

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What would happen if pleasure were made the organizing principle for social relations and sexual pleasure ruled over all? Radical French libertines experimented clandestinely with this idea during ... More

The Ethnic Avant-GardeMinority Cultures and World Revolution

The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Steven Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the 1920s and 1930s, American minority artists and writers collaborated extensively with the Soviet avant-garde, seeking to build a revolutionary society that would end racial discrimination ... More

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

Algerian ImprintsEthical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on ... More

Poetic MachinationsAllegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Michael Golston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in ... More

Beyond BolañoThe Global Latin American Novel

Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel

Héctor Hoyos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168427
eISBN:
9780231538664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168427.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book defines and explores new trends in how we read and write in a globalized era. It does this through a comparative analysis of the novels of Roberto Bolaño and the fictional work of César ... More

The Lyrical in Epic TimeModern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

David Der-wei Wang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses the lyrical to rethink the dynamics of Chinese modernity. Although the form may seem unusual for representing China's social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, the book ... More

The Fall of Language in the Age of English

The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Minae Mizumura

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of the English language in a period of English-language dominance. The book acknowledges the value of a universal language in the pursuit of ... More

Masks of ConquestLiterary Study and British Rule in India

Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Gauri Viswanathan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A work in postcolonial studies, this text describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and illuminates the discipline's transcontinental movements and derivations, ... 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

Rewiring the RealIn Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo

Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo

Mark Taylor

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160414
eISBN:
9780231531641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160414.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing how we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments as bringing humans closer to ... 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

Roberto Bolaño's FictionAn Expanding Universe

Roberto Bolaño's Fiction: An Expanding Universe

Chris Andrews

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168069
eISBN:
9780231537537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168069.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed by literature in translation. This book explores the singular ... More

Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. FictionEnvironment and Affect

Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Heather Houser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book traces the development of “Ecosickness fiction” through an assessment of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs. It describes how the 1970s brought about a new understanding of the biological ... 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

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