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Examines in detail the insightful accounts by four prominent female writers who travelled to and from Latin America in the 19th century: the French-Peruvian socialist and activist Flora Tristan 1803-1844, the Argentines Juana Manuela Gorriti 1819-1892 and Eduarda Mansilla 1838-1892, and the Peruvian Clorinda Matto de Turner 1852-1909.
Examines the folding fan's multiple roles in fin-de-siecle and early twentieth-century French literature. Focusing on the fan's identity as a symbol of feminine sexuality, as a collectible art object, and, especially, as an alternative book form well suited to the reception of poetic texts, the study highlights the fan's suitability...
Dublin: Renaissance city of literature interrogates the notion of a literary 'renaissance' in Dublin. Through detailed case studies of print and literature in Renaissance Dublin, the volume covers innovative new ground, including quantitative analysis of print production in Ireland, unique insight into the city's literary communities and considerations of literary...
Henry David Thoreau in Context provides original research on Thoreau's influences, the topics he explored, the intellectual currents he was inspired by, and how he has been received since his death, making it a valuable resource to students, teachers, scholars, and general readers.
For too long, criticism of the Beat Generation has focused on the biographical exploits of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs. This Companion changes that by placing the Beats in their historical, cultural, and literary contexts. Contributors focus on key concerns of Beat writing, including race, gender, sexuality, religion, and transnational circulation.
Challenges distinctions between ""popular"" and ""serious"" literature by recognizing le Carre as one of the most significant ethicists in contemporary fiction, contributing to an overdue reassessment of his literary stature. Through a close reading of le Carre's post- cold war novels, Snyder traces how he weighes what is at stake...