By Michael French
Now abridged for adolescents, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of possibly the main well-known second in American army historical past: the elevating of the U. S. flag at Iwo Jima. this is the genuine tale in the back of the immortal photo that has come to represent the braveness and indomitable will of the USA.
In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima--and into heritage. The son of 1 of the flag raisers has written a strong account of six very various males who got here jointly within the heroic conflict for the Pacific's most important island.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Jessica Feldman, Robert Stilling
Even the main well-read between us consider gaps in our wisdom. Former English majors or paintings scholars are looking to comprehend the financial process; mathematicians or medical professionals simply need a nice novel. What may still I learn subsequent? faucets seventy collage of Virginia professors for instructed readings in background, politics, literature, math, technology, expertise, the humanities, and extra. every one contributor choices 5 titles that talk to their sector of inquiry, supplying a basic advent and statement on every one choice.
By Neil H. Donahue
Greater than the other avant-garde stream, German Expressionism captures the innovative depth of twentieth-century modernity in all its contrasts and conflicts. In non-stop eruptions from 1905 to 1925, Expressionism disenchanted reigning practices within the arts: in its such a lot consultant style of portray and the visible arts, strong figurations and dynamic abstractions supplanted placid realism, and a palette of vividly luminescent shades eclipsed subdued earth tones. In literature, the swap used to be both stark: a heady intellectualism mixed with dramatic gesture, photograph visions, exuberant feelings and pressing proclamations --along with a brand new feel of the unexplored efficiency and strength of uncooked language -- to forge forceful varieties of verbal expression. Expressionism brought into paintings, either visible and verbal, an incredibly new depth with many aspects and lots of faces. This quantity offers German Expressionism when it comes to its literature, that is a long way much less identified within the English-speaking international, with essays via best students on Expressionism's philosophical origins, its thematic preoccupations, and its divergent stylistic manifestations in and throughout diverse genres through writers whose universal bond is depth and whose traces at the web page learn just like the gouges of a woodcut. An interdisciplinary part addresses Expressionism's gender family, how girls seemed within the literature after which disappeared from literary heritage, and the way the cultured impulses of Expressionism entered into movie as a brand new expertise of expression, a brand new type of visible narrative. This quantity demonstrates how, among its origins in philosophy and its afterlife in movie, Expressionism's aesthetic energies stretched and revised the bounds of traditional literary genres into significantly new and various kinds: in lots of methods, the margins are important to the experimental artwork of Expressionism. This quantity good points figures akin to Georg Kaiser, Walter Hasenclever, and Ernst Toller in drama; Gottfried Benn, Georg Heym, Else Lasker-Sch?ler, and Georg Trakl in poetry; Alfred D?blin, Carl Einstein, and Carl Sternheim in prose, to call quite a few. opposed to the history of the journals, exhibitions, and anthologies, the caf? assembly areas and public lifetime of Expressionism, the volume's hugely concentrated, intrinsic analyses of texts and accomplished overviews of extrinsic contexts (and of the main updated examine) exhibits the fervor and complexity of the interval and its effulgent literary formations. Neil H. Donahue is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Hofstra college.
By Matthew Rubery
This is the 1st scholarly paintings to envision the cultural importance of the "talking booklet" because the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest desktop to permit the replica of the human voice. contemporary advances in sound know-how make this an opportune second to mirror at the evolution of our analyzing practices due to the fact that this outstanding invention. a few questions addressed by means of the gathering comprise: How does auditory literature adapt published texts? What abilities in shut listening are precious for its reception?
What are the social results of latest listening applied sciences? In sum, the essays accumulated jointly by way of this assortment discover the level to which the audiobook allows us not only to listen to literature yet to listen to it in new methods. Bringing jointly a suite of reflections at the enrichments and impoverishments of the analyzing event caused via advancements in sound expertise, this assortment spans the earliest variations of revealed texts into sound through Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and different novelists from the past due 19th century to recordings via modern figures equivalent to Toni Morrison and Barack Obama on the flip of the twenty-first century. because the voices accumulated the following recommend, it's time to provide a listening to to 1 of the main said new media of the previous century.
By K. Macdonald
Who was once the early twentieth-century masculine middlebrow reader? How did his interpreting offerings reply to his setting? This booklet seems at British middlebrow writing and studying from the overdue Victorian interval to the Fifties and examines the masculine reader and writer, and the way they challenged female middlebrow and literary modernism.
By Stephen E Andrews
This publication is prepared by way of writer and contains a few thematic entries and specified different types, equivalent to technology fiction movie variations, technology fiction in rock song, and Philip okay. Dick within the mass media. it's also a heritage of technological know-how fiction and a brand new definition of the style, plus lists of award-winners and ebook membership innovations. encompasses a foreword by way of Christopher Priest, the multiple-award-winning technology fiction writer (with a tremendous movie variation of his publication, The Prestige, launching on the time of publication).
By Sandra Bermann, Michael Wood
In recent times, scholarship on translation has moved way past the technicalities of changing one language into one other and past traditional translation concept. With new applied sciences blurring differences among "the unique" and its reproductions, and with globalization redefining nationwide and cultural obstacles, "translation" is now rising as a reformulated topic of vigorous, interdisciplinary debate. country, Language, and the Ethics of Translation enters the center of this debate. It covers an excellent diversity of themes, from simultaneous translation to criminal thought, from the language of exile to the language of latest international locations, from the clicking to the cinema; and cultures and languages from modern Bengal to historic Japan, from translations of Homer to the paintings of Don DeLillo. All twenty-two essays, through top voices together with Gayatri Spivak and the overdue Edward stated, are provocative and persuasive. The book's 4 sections--"Translation as Medium and throughout Media," "The Ethics of Translation," "Translation and Difference," and "Beyond the Nation"--together offer a entire view of present pondering on nationality and translation, person who may be largely consulted for years yet to come. The members are Jonathan E. Abel, Emily Apter, Sandra Bermann, Vilashini Cooppan, Stanley Corngold, David Damrosch, Robert Eaglestone, Stathis Gourgouris, Pierre Legrand, Jacques Lezra, Fran?oise Lionnet, Sylvia Molloy, Yopie Prins, Edward acknowledged, Azade Seyhan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Henry Staten, Lawrence Venuti, Lynn Visson, Gauri Viswanathan, Samuel Weber, and Michael wooden.
By Edouard Leve, Edouard Lev, Aedouard Levae, Edouard Lev?
In this magnificent and sobering self-portrait, Edouard Lev? hides not anything from his readers, starting off his complete lifestyles, roughly at random, in a string of declarative sentences. "Autoportrait" is a actual, mental, sexual, political, and philosophical triumph. past "sincerity," Lev? works towards an objectivity so radical it can move for crudeness, triviality, even banality: the writer has stripped himself naked. With the strength of a collection of maxims or morals, Lev?'s prose turns out at the beginning to be an autobiography with no sentiment, as if written through a machine--until, in the course of the accumulation of aspect, and the author's dry, quizzical tone, we discover ourselves disarmed, enthralled, and enraptured by means of not anything under the proper fiction... made completely of proof
By Robert Philips, Ed.
By Steffen Martus
The subject of the research is literary feedback. The paintings indicates how serious attitudes have taken root because the seventeenth century and the way the uncertainty of these concerned has elevated consequently. one of many specific concepts utilized by authors and readers in reacting to this uncertainty is a undeniable type of attentiveness: the readiness to watch works precisely and widely and not to let oneself to be distracted by way of flaws within the approach. while, this perspective of attentiveness varieties a attribute of philology which arises from serious discourse.