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The Poetics of Insecurity: American Fiction and the Uses of Threat (Hardcover)

The Poetics of Insecurity turns the emerging field of literary security studies upside down. Rather than tying the prevalence of security to a culture of fear, Johannes Voelz shows how American literary writers of the past two hundred years have mobilized insecurity to open unforeseen and uncharted horizons of possibility for in...

Modernity Theory (1st ed.)

Modernity theory approaches modern experience as it incorporates a sense of itself as ‘modern’ (modernity), along with the possibilities and limitations of representing this in the arts and culture generally (modernism). The book interrogates modernity in the name of a fluid, unsettled, unsettling modernism.As the offspring of t...

The Work of Literary Translation

Offering an original reconceptualization of literary translation, Clive Scott argues against traditional approaches to the theory and practice of translation. Instead he suggests that translation should attend more to the phenomenology of reading, triggering creative textual thinking in the responsive reader rather than testing ...

Hispanicism and Early US Literature: Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and the Origins of US National Identity

Contends that representations of Spain, Spanish America, Spanishness, and Spanish Americanness are integral elements in the evolution of early national and antebellum US literature. John C. Havard argues that Spanish-speaking countries have long held a broad fascination for Americans and that stock narratives regarding these peo...

Vladimir Nabokov in Context

Vladimir Nabokov, bilingual writer of dazzling masterpieces, is a phenomenon that both resists and requires contextualization. This book challenges the myth of Nabokov as a sole genius who worked in isolation from his surroundings, as it seeks to anchor his work firmly within the historical, cultural, intellectual and political ...

Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto

An engaging and unabashedly opinionated examination of what translation is and isn't.For some, translation is the poor cousin of literature, a necessary evil if not an outright travesty―summed up by the old Italian play on words, traduttore, traditore (translator, traitor). For others, translation is the royal road to cross-cult...

Sympathy for the Traitor: A Translation Manifesto

An engaging and unabashedly opinionated examination of what translation is and isn't.For some, translation is the poor cousin of literature, a necessary evil if not an outright travesty―summed up by the old Italian play on words, traduttore, traditore (translator, traitor). For others, translation is the royal road to cross-cult...

A Companion to the Poema de mio Cid

This volume brings together the knowledge of a number of distinguished scholars whose contributions to the field of Poema de mio Cid studies have been widely recognized. It provides an informed introduction to the poem and presents the most recent findings and interpretations.The Poema de mio Cid (PMC) has long been regarded as ...

Sonhos de Inverno / Winter Dreams

Coleção Folha Inglês com Classicos da Literatura Vol. 1 (Livros Bilingues: Portuguese/English)F. Scott Fitzgerald - Sonhos de Inverno"Sonhos de inverno" é considerado por muitos o antecedente direto de O grande Gatsby, o romance que, em 1925, consagrou definitivamente a fama literária de Francis Scott Fitzgerald.Com efeito, aqui...