By Shalini Umachandran
By Rosa Cardinale
By Michael Hofmann
Michael Hofmann - a poet, translator, and highbrow vagabond - has verified himself as one of many keenest critics of latest literature. competently nestled among the covers of the place have you ever Been?, he deals a hand to steer us and an encouraging whisper in our ear, prime us on a visit via what to learn, find out how to imagine, and why to love. And whereas those essays undergo sharp insights that might support us revisit writers with a clean eye, also they are a narrative of affection among a reader and his valuable books.
In those twenty-five essays, Hofmann brings his signature wit and sustained severe mastery to a poetic, penetrating, and candid dialogue of the writers and artists of the final hundred years. listed below are the vital poets with no which modern poetry will be incredible - Elizabeth Bishop, 'the poets' poets' poet,' the 'ghostly ability' of Robert Lowell, and the fellow he calls the best English poet in view that Shakespeare, Ted Hughes. yet he additionally illumines the depression of John Berryman and the antics of poetry's bogeyman, Frederick Seidel.
In essays on paintings which are themselves artistic endeavors, Hofmann's agile and magnificent brain explores a panoply of topics from the mastery of translation to the easiest day activity for a poet. What those different gemstones percentage are the critic's insatiable interest and nice allure. the place have you ever Been? is an unmissable trip with literature's so much impossible to resist flaneur.
By Jean-Pascal Farges
By Frédéric Regard
By Peter Cozzens
Indispensable must-reads for all Civil struggle buffs and historians, bringing jointly little-known and not earlier than amassed first-hand debts, articles, maps, and illustrations
The first 4 volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, released within the overdue 19th century, grew to become the best-selling and most often brought up works ever released at the Civil struggle. quantity five, assembled by means of the acclaimed army historian Peter Cozzens, includes at the culture of its namesake, supplying a blinding new selection of clean fabric written through army and civilian leaders, North and South, on a wide array of war-related themes. Featured articles contain normal supply at the moment conflict of Bull Run, basic Beauregard at the Shiloh crusade, normal Sherman at the convention at urban aspect, Joshua Chamberlain at the Fredericksburg crusade, and plenty of extra. additionally awarded are dozens of maps and a couple of hundred illustrations.
By Arnon Grunberg,Joost Driel,Joost van Driel,Rick Honings
In Pornografie in de literatuur buigen hedendaagse letterkundigen en schrijvers zich over de pornografische traditie in Nederland en Vlaanderen. Zij gaan in op de literaire functie van pornografie, maar ook op haar filosofische en sociologische achtergrond.
Zo verhaalt Herman Pleij over de noodzaak van vuilschrijverij in de middeleeuwen, vertelt Marita Mathijsen over â De bruiloft van Jacob Stootgraagâ uit de negentiende eeuw, beschrijft Ton Anbeek de functie van erotiek bij Wolkers en Reve en onderzoekt Marja Pruis de porno-uitdaging van hedendaagse schrijvers, van Oek de Jong tot Heleen van Royen. Arnon Grunberg tenslotte gaat op zoek naar â de mens achter de vunzigheidâ .
Pornografie in de literatuur biedt het eerste historische overzicht van wat misschien wel het meest subversieve style uit de Nederlandse literatuur is geweest.
By Susan J. Wolfson,Marshall Brown
Reflecting types of idea and perform in either verse and prose from the center a while to the twenty-first century, those essays through lots of America's top literary students demand a reinvigorated formalism that may enhance literary reports, open efficient routes of trade with cultural reviews, and propel cultural thought out of its thematic ruts.
This publication reprints sleek Language Quarterly's hugely acclaimed particular factor interpreting for shape, in addition to new essays by means of Marjorie Perloff, D. Vance Smith, and Susan Stewart, and a revised creation via Susan Wolfson. With ancient case reviews and insightful explorations, examining for shape bargains important fabric for literary critics in all specializations.
By Maria Diedrich,Henry Louis Gates,Carl Pedersen
By Malika Sorel-Sutter