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All Future Plunges to the PastJames Joyce in Russian Literature

All Future Plunges to the Past: James Joyce in Russian Literature

José Vergara

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759901
eISBN:
9781501759925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book explores how Russian writers from the mid-1920s on have read and responded to Joyce's work. The book uncovers the many roles Joyce has occupied in Russia over the last century, ... More

DisaffectedEmotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere

Disaffected: Emotion, Sedition, and Colonial Law in the Anglosphere

Tanya Agathocleous

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753879
eISBN:
9781501753909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753879.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines the effects of antisedition law on the overlapping public spheres of India and Britain under empire. After 1857, the British government began censoring the press in India, ... More

Eight Dogs, or "Hakkenden"Part One-An Ill-Considered Jest

Eight Dogs, or "Hakkenden": Part One-An Ill-Considered Jest

Kyokutei Bakin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755170
eISBN:
9781501755194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Nansō Satomi hakkenden is one of the monuments of Japanese literature. This multi-generational samurai saga was one of the most popular and influential books of the nineteenth century and has been ... More

The Ends of Meter in Modern Japanese PoetryTranslation and Form

The Ends of Meter in Modern Japanese Poetry: Translation and Form

Scott Mehl

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501761171
eISBN:
9781501761195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501761171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book analyzes the complex response of Meiji-era Japanese poets and readers to the challenge introduced by European verse and the resulting crisis in Japanese poetry. Amidst fierce competition ... More

Fictions of DignityEmbodying Human Rights in World Literature

Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Elizabeth S. Anker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the ... More

Gilgamesh among UsModern Encounters with the Ancient Epic

Gilgamesh among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450358
eISBN:
9780801463419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The world's oldest work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh recounts the adventures of the semi-mythical Sumerian king of Uruk and his ultimately futile quest for immortality after the death of his ... More

The Image of Christ in Russian LiteratureDostoevsky, Tolstoy, Bulgakov, Pasternak

The Image of Christ in Russian Literature: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Bulgakov, Pasternak

John Givens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780875807799
eISBN:
9781501757792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780875807799.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Vladimir Nabokov complained about the number of Dostoevsky's characters “sinning their way to Jesus.” In truth, Christ is an elusive figure not only in Dostoevsky's novels, but in Russian literature ... More

Love for SaleRepresenting Prostitution in Imperial Russia

Love for Sale: Representing Prostitution in Imperial Russia

Colleen Lucey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501758867
eISBN:
9781501758881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501758867.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is the first study to examine the ubiquity of commercial sex in Russian literary and artistic production from the nineteenth century through the fin de siècle. The book offers a compelling ... More

On Russian SoilMyth and Materiality

On Russian Soil: Myth and Materiality

Mieka Erley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501755699
eISBN:
9781501755712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Blending close readings of literature, films, and other artworks with analysis of texts of political philosophy, science, and social theory, this book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on ... More

On the Threshold of EurasiaRevolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus

On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus

Leah Feldman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726507
eISBN:
9781501726514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

On the Threshold of Eurasia: Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus explores the idea of the Russian and Soviet “East” as a political, aesthetic and scientific system of ideas that contributed to the ... More

Snapshots of the SoulPhoto-Poetic Encounters in Modern Russian Culture

Snapshots of the Soul: Photo-Poetic Encounters in Modern Russian Culture

Molly Thomasy Blasing

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501753695
eISBN:
9781501753718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753695.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book considers how photography has shaped Russian poetry from the early twentieth century to the present day. Drawing on theories of the lyric and the elegy, the social history of technology, ... More

Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and YueAn Annotated Translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu

Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue: An Annotated Translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu

Jianjun He

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754340
eISBN:
9781501754364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is the first complete English translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu, a chronicle of two neighboring states during China's Spring and Autumn period. This collection of political history, philosophy, ... More

A Tremendous ThingFriendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet

A Tremendous Thing: Friendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet

Gregory Jusdanis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452840
eISBN:
9780801454752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452840.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Friendship encompasses a wide range of social bonds, from playground companionship and wartime camaraderie to modern marriages and Facebook links. For many, friendship is more meaningful than ... More

Who Wrote That?Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Donald Ostrowski

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines nine authorship controversies, providing an introduction to particular disputes and teaching students how to assess historical documents, archival materials, and apocryphal ... More

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