• Literature & Literary Studies
      October 2018

      Hans-Fallada-Handbuch

      by Gustav Frank, Stefan Scherer

      Der professionelle Medienarbeiter Hans Fallada (1893-1947) gehört zu den repräsentativen Autoren der Synthetischen Moderne, die kulturelle Kontinuitäten von der Weimarer Republik über das Dritte Reich bis in die frühe Nachkriegszeit hinein bezeichnet. Dargestellt wird Falladas gesamtes Werk im literatur-, medien- und sozialgeschichtlichen Zusammenhang auch für die NS-Zeit, unter deren Zensur er weiterhin publizieren wollte. Dies geschieht in Werkartikeln zu allen Romanen, in Überblicksartikeln zu Falladas Erzählungen, zu seinen Unterhaltungsromanen, Märchen und Kinderbüchern, schließlich in Grundlagenartikeln zur Poetologie dieses populären Schreibens in der neuartigen ‚middlebrow culture’. Erstmals werden auch die literarischen Verfahrensweisen aus allen Phasen dieses Werks im Verhältnis zu den umfassend dokumentierten journalistischen Arbeiten Falladas analysiert. Der Band schließt mit Beiträgen zur Wirkung und aktuellen weltweiten Resonanz. Die Gesamtbibliographie weist alle ermittelbaren Publikationen Falladas auch in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften nach. Das Handbuch erschließt erstmals Falladas Gesamtwerk.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2018

      Moses und Homer

      Griechen, Juden, Deutsche: Eine andere Geschichte der deutschen Kultur

      by Bernd Witte

      Das Buch befragt die deutsche Literatur- und Geistesgeschichte nach der Verdrängung der jüdischen Tradition und markiert die Lücken, die durch die Vertreibung der geistigen Repräsentanten des Judentums aus dem deutschen Sprachraum gerissen worden sind. Als in Deutschland gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts uneingeschränkte Bewunderung für das antike Griechentum aufkam, wurde gleichzeitig das sich gerade der europäischen Aufklärung öffnende Judentum auf dem Schauplatz der Religionskritik vehement bekämpft. In diesem Kontext ist der aggressive Antijudaismus zu verstehen, mit dem sich Goethe und Schiller gegen die Sinai-Offenbarung und deren legendären Mittler Moses wandten. Beginnend mit Winckelmann hat die deutsche Klassik einen neuen Legitimationsdiskurs geschaffen, der unter Rückgriff auf den antiken Polytheismus das ‚produktive Individuum‘ und die ‚wachsende Natur‘ zu seinen zentralen Kategorien machte und damit den geltenden Monotheismus zu verdrängen suchte. Im Gegensatz dazu suchten Mendelssohn und Heine die Position einer deutsch-jüdischen Moderne zu etablieren. Das Buch verfolgt, wie der ‚Weltanschauungskampf‘ gegen den Monotheismus zum ‚völkischen‘ Antisemitismus des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts führte und in der Shoa mündete, was die Verdrängung der jüdischen Tradition aus dem kulturellen Gedächtnis der Deutschen zur Folge hatte.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      July 2019

      Horror and Religion

      New literary approaches to Theology, Race and Sexuality

      by Eleanor Beal, Jonathan Greenaway

      Horror and Religion is an edited collection of essays offering structured discussions of spiritual and theological conflicts in horror from the late-sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Contributors explore the various ways that horror and religion have interacted over themes of race and sexuality.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      November 2019

      John Ormond’s Organic Mosaic

      Poetry, Documentary, Nation

      by Kieron Smith

      In a uniquely dualistic creative career spanning five decades, John Ormond made major contributions to both English-language poetry and documentary filmmaking. Born in Swansea, he learned to ‘think in terms of pictures’ while working as a journalist in London, where he secured a job at the celebrated photojournalist magazine Picture Post. Employed later by the BBC in Cardiff during the early days of television, Ormond went on to become a pioneer in documentary film. This book is the first in-depth examination of the fascinating correspondences between Ormond’s twin creative channels; viewing his work against the backdrop of a changing Wales, it constitutes an important case study in the history of documentary filmmaking, in the history of British television, and in the cultural history of Wales.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      February 2020

      New Theoretical Perspectives on Dylan Thomas

      “ A writer of words, and nothing else”?

      by Kieron Smith and Rhian Barfoot

      Dylan Thomas’s reputation precedes him. In keeping with his claim that he held ‘a beast, an angel, and a madman in him’, interpretations of his work have ranged from solemn adoration to dubious mythologising. His many voices continue to reverberate across culture and the arts: from poetry and letters, to popular music and Hollywood film. However, this wide and sometimes controversial renown has occasionally hindered serious analysis of his writing. Counterbalancing the often-misleading popular reputation, this book showcases eight new critical perspectives on Thomas’s work. It is the first to provide in one volume a critical overview of the multifaceted range of his output, from the poetry, prose and correspondence to his work for wartime propaganda filmmaking, his late play for voices Under Milk Wood, and his reputation in letters and wider society. The whole proves that Thomas was much more than his own self-characterisation as a ‘writer of words, and nothing else’.

    • Prose: non-fiction
      December 2003

      Experimenting

      Essays with Samuel Weber

      by Edited by Simon Morgan Wortham, and Gary Hall

    • Literary studies: from c 1900 -
      February 2007

      Answering Auschwitz

      Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

      by Edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese

    • Bilingualism & multilingualism
      January 2008

      Beyond the Mother Tongue

      The Postmonolingual Condition

      by Yasemin Yildiz

    • Literary studies: from c 1900 -
      November 2006

      A Circular Journey

      by Helen Barolini

    • Poetry

      Nesting Doll

      by Rita Brady Kiefer

      Rita Brady Kiefer celebrates the power of words to transform life while exploring the mysterious ways memory and language help to shape each other. Throughout the twenty poems she brilliantly explores the way in which women and religious subjects interrelate, handling a great many psychological subtleties with ease and in straightforward verse. The title poem, 'Nesting Doll', is emblematic of how we attempt to uncover layers of personality in order to discover what it means to inhabit a human body while at the same time existing in a community. Whether reflecting tentative constructed human relationships or connections with the natural world, this collection of poems embraces uncertainty as a way of being.

    • Literary studies: poetry & poets

      Colcha

      by Aaron Abeyta

      Abeyta blends the contrasting rhythms of the English and Spanish languages, finding music in a simple yet memorable lyricism without losing the complexity and mystery of personal experience. His forty-two poems take the reader on a journey through a contemplative personal history that explores communal, political and societal issues as well as the individual experiences of family and friends. With his distinctive voice, Abeyta invites people of all cultures to enter his poems by exploring the essence of humanity as expressed by his particular Hispanic culture and heritage. Marked by intimacy and deep sentiment, Colcha not only acquaints us with the land of Abeyta's people, but also reveals the individuals from his life and family history in the most colourful and delicate detail. Abeyta's reflections on the plight, loves, joys, failures, and exploitation of the common person in such poems as 'cuando se secan las acequias', 'untitled (verde)', and 'cinco de mayo' belong to the literary heritage of such poets as Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Wait Whitman.

    • Biography: general

      Dear Elizabeth

      Five Poems & Three Letters to Elizabeth Bishop

      by May Swenson

      Between 1950 and 1979, May Swenson and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged over 260 letters. Their letters have interested scholars of American poetry for the commentary they contain on important work that each poet was publishing at the time, but equally for what these letters reveal about the relationship between the two writers. In Dear Elizabeth, three letters and five poems from Swenson to Bishop, including an unfinished draft never published before, are gathered into one small volume with an insightful essay by scholar and poet Kirstin Hotelling Zona. This brief but intense collection offers a surprising and revealing glimpse of a complicated relationship between two very different women and very different poets, both of whom made unquestionably major contributions to American poetry of the twentieth century. During her long career, May published eleven volumes of poetry, as well as individual poems in The New Yorker, Poetry, Parnassus, The Paris Review, Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, and many other major journals and anthologies; she received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, along with Rockefeller, Ford, Guggenheim, and MacArthur fellowships.

    • Literary studies: poetry & poets

      The Reluctant Redhead

      by Eluned Phillips

    • Biography: general

      Dylan

      Fern Hill to Milkwood : The Bumpy Road to Glory

      by David. Rowe

    • Diaries, letters & journals

      R.s. Thomas

      Letters to Raymond Garlick 1951-1999

      by R. S. Thomas

    • Literary studies: poetry & poets
      September 2001

      Sovereignties in Question

      The Poetics of Paul Celan

      by Jacques Derrida, Edited by Thomas Dutoit, and Outi Pasanen

      This book brings together five powerful encounters. Themes central to all of Derrida's writings thread the intense confrontation between the most famous philosopher of our time and the Jewish poet writing in German who, perhaps more powerfully than any other, has testified to the European experience of the twentieth century. They include the date or signature and its singularity; the notion of the trace; temporal structures of futurity and the "to come"; the multiplicity of language and questions of translation; such speech acts as testimony and promising, but also lying and perjury; the possibility of the impossible; and, above all, the question of the poem as addressed and destined beyond knowledge, seeking to speak to and for the irreducibly other. The memory of encounters with thinkers who have also engaged Celan's work animates these writings, which include a brilliant dialogue between two interpretative modes - hermeneutics and deconstruction.;Derrida's approach to a poem is a revelation on many levels, from the most concrete ways of reading - for example, his analysis of a sequence of personal pronouns - to the most sweeping imperatives of human existence (and Derrida's writings are always a study in the imbrication of such levels). Above all, he voices the call to responsibility in the ultimate line of Celan's poem: "The world is gone, I must carry you," which sounds throughout the book's final essay like a refrain.

    • Literary studies: poetry & poets
      September 2001

      Sovereignties in Question

      The Poetics of Paul Celan

      by Jacques Derrida, Edited by Thomas Dutoit, and Outi Pasanen

      This book brings together five powerful encounters. Themes central to all of Derrida's writings thread the intense confrontation between the most famous philosopher of our time and the Jewish poet writing in German who, perhaps more powerfully than any other, has testified to the European experience of the twentieth century. They include the date or signature and its singularity; the notion of the trace; temporal structures of futurity and the "to come"; the multiplicity of language and questions of translation; such speech acts as testimony and promising, but also lying and perjury; the possibility of the impossible; and, above all, the question of the poem as addressed and destined beyond knowledge, seeking to speak to and for the irreducibly other. The memory of encounters with thinkers who have also engaged Celan's work animates these writings, which include a brilliant dialogue between two interpretative modes - hermeneutics and deconstruction.;Derrida's approach to a poem is a revelation on many levels, from the most concrete ways of reading - for example, his analysis of a sequence of personal pronouns - to the most sweeping imperatives of human existence (and Derrida's writings are always a study in the imbrication of such levels). Above all, he voices the call to responsibility in the ultimate line of Celan's poem: "The world is gone, I must carry you," which sounds throughout the book's final essay like a refrain.

    • Biography: general
      May 2002

      A Circular Journey

      by Helen Barolini

    • Literature: history & criticism

      May Swenson

      A Poet's Life in Photos

      by R. R. Knudson & Suzzanne F. Bigelow

      A major figure in American letters, May Swenson has been praised by writers as diverse as John Ciardi, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Howard, and Elizabeth Bishop. In May Swenson: A Poet's Life in Photos, Knudson and Bigelow offer the first detailed look at Swenson's life through the letters, journals, and photos left by the poet herself and by those who knew her best. Over 160 photos and 30 poems—some previously unpublished—are included. The anthology at the end offers a representative selection from the major phases of her life as a poet.

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