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THE ACHIEVEMENT OF AMERICAN SPORT LITERATURE: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL, Edited by Wiley Lee Umphlett. The essays in this collection help promote the worth of American literature in which sports plays a prominent role. Contributors include Leverett T. Smith, Jr., Christian K. Messenger, Robert W. Cochran, Ronald K. Giles, Don Johnson, Brooke K. Horvath and Sharon G. Carson, Lyle I. Olsen, Robert J. Higgs, Daniel J. Herman, Mary McElroy, and Michael Oriard.
ACTING FUNNY: COMIC THEORY AND PRACTICE IN SHAKESPEARE, Edited by Frances Teague. This anthology of critical essays uses Shakespeare's plays to consider some of the theoretical and practical issues involved in staging the comic.
THE ADDISONIAN TRADITION IN FRANCE: PASSION AND OBJECTIVITY IN SOCIAL OBSERVATION, Ralph A. Nablow. This work focuses on reportorial writers in the French eighteenth and early ninteenth centuries who wrote in the Addisonian tradition—a tradition that has to do with the dispassionate observation of individuals and society. Illustrated.
THE ADVENT OF FREEDOM: THE PRESENCE OF THE FUTURE IN HEGEL'S LOGIC, John Hoffmeyer. This book argues that Hegel's philosophy powerfully articulates a logic of freedom. His Science of Logic shows that possibility is constitutive of actuality, without ever being exhausted by actuality; and the Logic and other writings present a parallel argument that Hegel himself did not see clearly: the future is constitutive of the present, without ever being exhausted by the present.
THE ADYTUM OF THE HEART: THE LITERARY CRITICISM OF CHARLOTTE BRONTË, Patricia H. Wheat. This work emphasizes the conscious artistry of Charlotte Brontë by suggesting that her writing can be better understood by an examination of her literary criticism. A chronology of Brontë's readings and literary activities and an appendix listing the library locations of many of her widely scattered letters is provided.
AESTHETICS AND THE GOOD LIFE, Marcia Muelder Eaton. This book provides a characterization of the aesthetic that enables the reader to understand what it means to view something aesthetically and how people's lives can be made aesthetically full. Influential philosophical theories of the aesthetic are explored, as well as the profound connection between aesthetic and ethical value.
AFRICA IN THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM, Wellington W. Nyangoni. This book analyzes the increasingly important role played by the African countries in the United Nations as they have become the largest regional bloc in the organization. Their participation in the New Economic Order, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and efforts to reduce world tensions are critically discussed. 288 pp. 61/8x91/4.
AFTER DIONYSUS: AN ESSAY ON WHERE WE ARE NOW, Henry Ebel. Weighs the relationship of tradition and the present. Sees our world today as being like the transitional worlds of Homer, Virgil, and Apuleius and uses the two classical texts, the Metamorphoses and the Iliad as the basis of the discussion. 136 pp. 51/2x81/4.
AIR-BIRD IN THE WATER: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF PEARL CRAIGIE (JOHN OLIVER HOBBES), Mildred Davis Harding. This work rescues from undeserved neglect the American-born English author Pearl Craigie, who published as John Oliver Hobbes. It traces Craigie's crowded external and inner lives and her connections with many well-known people.
ALAIN ROBBE-GRILLET: THE BODY OF THE TEXT, Ben Stoltzfus. This book is a thematic approach to Robbe-Grillet's works. As a semiological and structural study of his fiction it addresses generative themes, serial permutations, the esthetics of revolt and revolution, the sexuality of the text, abyssal effects, dialectical topologies, labyrinths, and ludic structures. 192 pp. 61/8x91/4.
ALAS! WHAT BROUGHT THEE HITHER? THE CHINESE IN NEW YORK 1800–1950, Arthur Bonner. This is the first iconographic history of the Chinese in New York. The history of immigrants who left scant records of their struggle to survive in a society in which the Chinese were reviled as dangerous, opium-soaked, and unassimilable is recounted. Includes 180 illustrations.
ALONSO NÚÀ8ÀEZ DE REINOSO: THE LAMENT OF A SIXTEENTH-CENTURY EXILE, Constance Hubbard Rose. This study of the life and writings of a 16th-century exile from Spain, one of many victims of the Second Diaspora, presents a new view of the genesis of the novel, particularly the Byzantine and the pastoral. 309 pp. 51/2x81/4.
AN AMERICAN DREAMER: A PSYCHOANALYTIC STUDY OF THE FICTION OF NORMAN MAILER, Andrew Mark Gordon. Analyzes Mailer's achievement from The Naked and the Dead through The Armies of the Night, using the techniques of depth psychology developed by Freud and certain post-Freudians. In particular, it explores the interrelated concerns in Mailer's fiction of sex, anality, violence, and power. 240 pp. 61/8x91/4.
AN AMERICAN JOURNAL 1839-40, BY RICHARD CHAMPION RAWLINS, Edited by John L. Tearle. Richard Champion Rawlins, a twenty-year-old Liverpool cotton broker, sailed to the United States in 1839 to collect his family's share of the estate of his grandfather. Rawlins lived in America for over a year, spending three months in New Orleans where he bought cotton to ship to England, and three months in Cincinnati as the guest of his cousin, a leading lawyer. There he met prominent figures in politics, religion, and education, who introduced him to others in Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, where he was received by President Van Buren. This book is a meticulous, entertaining record of these meetings and of 10,000 miles traveled by stage, omnibus, steamboat, barge, and railroad, from the East Coast to the frontiers of the then twenty-six states and from New Orleans to Quebec.
AN AMERICAN LIAISON: LEAMINGTON SPA AND THE HAWTHORNES, 1855–1864, Bryan Homer. Following Nathaniel Hawthorne's appointment as U.S. consul at Liverpool in 1853, disenchantment with the job resulted in his taking as much time off as possible so that he and his family could explore England. This book concentrates on illustrating the family's life in a town and its surrounding districts. Illustrated.
AMERICAN POLICY TOWARD LAOS, Martin E. Goldstein. Presents a brilliantly conceived, detailed
analysis of American efforts in beleaguered Laos. Presents facts that are certain to be controversial, and perhaps discomforting to many people. 347 pp. 61/8x91/4.
AMERICAN WOMEN: A STORY OF SOCIAL CHANGE, Robert E. Riegel. Considers the changes that affected women, the factual reaction to them, and the gradual modification of ideas concerning the proper place of women in society. 376 pp. 51/2x81/4.
AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY, Frederick C. Dahlstrand. More than any previous study of Alcott, this biography examines his ideas and their historical significance critically and shows how Alcott epitomized American thought in the nineteenth century. Illustrated. 400 pp. 61/8x91/4.
ANCIENT VIEWS ON THE ORIGINS OF LIFE, Ernest L. Abel. Presents not only the history of the early ideas of the origins of life, but also the social and philosophical factors that influenced the development of these ideas. 93 pp. 51/2x81/4.
AN ANTHOLOGY OF AUSTRIAN DRAMA, Edited with an Introduction by Douglas A. Russell. Opens with a history of the dramatic art of Austria, followed by six representative plays, each of which has an introduction that details its playwright's distinct contribution to an obviously rich and honored tradition. 448 pp. 61/8x91/4.
AN ANTHOLOGY OF CHARTIST POETRY: POETRY OF THE BRITISH WORKING CLASS, 1830s–1850s, Edited by Peter Scheckner. Chartist poetry was written by and for workers. In contrast with the portrayal of workers by mainstream Victorian writers, Chartist verse is intellectual, complex, and socially conscious and reflects an international outlook.
ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1960–1984, Edited by Wayne H. Finke and Barry J. Luby. This anthology presents the short stories and poetry of prominent, as well as recently noticed writers in the Spanish-speaking Americas. The translations appear in English for the first time, and an introduction provides an overview of current literary and social trends.
AN ANTHOLOGY OF GEORGIAN FOLK POETRY, Translated by Kevin Tuite. This book is a collection gathered from almost every corner of the Republic of Georgia, a Transcaucasian nation that was formerly part of the Soviet Union. It is intended as an introduction to Georgian folk culture for the general reader.
ANTIFASCISMS: CULTURAL POLITICS IN ITALY, 1943–1946: Benedetto Croce and the liberals, Carlo Levi and the "Actionists," David Ward. This is an in-depth analysis of three of the most crucial years in twentieth-century Italian history: 1943–46. Antifascisms offers a thorough survey of the personalities and positions that enacted and informed the decisions taken in this phase of modern Italian history.
ANTIHEROES: MEXICO AND ITS DETECTIVE NOVEL, Ilan Stavans, Translated by Jesse H. Lytle and Jennifer A. Mattson. This engaging study traces the development in Mexico of what Roger Caillois called le roman policier. Both novels and stories are used as self-sufficient artifacts to understand Mexico's tumultuous history since the 1910 revolution of Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa.
ANTONIN ARTAUD AND THE MODERN THEATER, Edited by Gene A. Plunka. One aim of this collection of sixteen original essays is to cement Artaud's position as a significant theorist and innovator of the modern theater whose ideas have not only been far-reaching but also have practical stage applications. A second goal is to explicate several of the subtle nuances of his theories to make his ideas more accessible.
ANXIOUS PLEASURES: SHAKESPEAREAN COMEDY AND THE NATION-STATE, Jonathan Hall. In this study the author argues that plays as diverse as A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Measure for Measure belong to the schizoid politics of Britain as an emerging nation-state. Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, Freud, Lacan, and Bakhtin, it situates the comedies and their production of pleasure historically.
APOLLINAIRE AND THE FACELESS MAN: THE CREATION AND EVOLUTION OF A MODERN MOTIF, Willard Bohn. This book examines the creation of a startling motif at the beginning of the twentieth century—that of the faceless man—and traces its evolution over the next few years. The faceless man evolved in different directions. His strategic location ensured that he would be adopted by numerous schools and shaped according to their particular needs. Illustrated.
A. R. AMMONS AND THE POETICS OF WIDENING SCOPE, Steven P. Schneider. This is the most complete critical study yet of A. R. Ammons. The author examines Ammons's vision and how it shapes his poetic processes, forms, and subjects.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE CONSUMER SOCIETY: THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN BRITAIN, Kenneth Hudson. Unlike most studies of industrial archaeology this volume considers the industrial monuments of the twentieth century. This period, known as the Second Industrial Revolution, is thoroughly investigated, and a method of research is provided to address the problems of the topic: complex and continually changing technology, and the more utilitarian form of factory architecture. Illustrated. 144 pp. 81/2x11.
AN ARCHETYPAL CONSTABLE: NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE GEOGRAPHY OF NOSTALGIA, Peter Bishop. In this volume, Peter Bishop brings a new, post-Jungian or archetypal perspective to bear on Constable, addressing also the broader issues of the cultural psychology of art and the role of imagined landscapes in the formation of modern psychological and cultural ideas.
ARCHITECTS OF YIDDISHISM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE TWENTIETY CENTURY: A STUDY IN JEWISH CULTURAL HISTORY, Emanuel S. Goldsmith. Deals comprehensively with the formative years of the Yiddish language and cultural movement that has, throughout this century, affected Jewish life. Illustrated. 309 pp. 51/2x81/4.
THE ARGENTINE GENERATION OF 1837: ECHEVERRI;aaA, ALBERDI, SARMIENTO, MITRE, William H. Katra. This book follows chronologically throughout five decades the ideas and public profiles of Argentina's 1837 militants in relation to the changing social and political backdrops. Of particular emphasis is the ideological reading of the foundational works of the historical and literary canons produced by these four.
THE ART AND GENIUS OF ANNE HÉBERT: ESSAYS ON HER WORKS, Edited by Janis L. Pallister. This book shows through criticism the richness, the complexity, and the far-reaching significance of the writings of Anne Hébert, the Quebequian novelist and poet who first achieved recognition in the 1940s and '50s. The writings, by such notables as Gaëtan Brulotte, Neil Bishop, Annabelle Rea, Lori Saint-Martin, Roseanna Dufault, and many others, are variously in English and in French. Prefaced by renowned Hébertian scholar Janet Pallister, and introduced by Pallister's essay on the life and accomplishments of Anne Hébert, the work is accompanied by a large bibliography of the works Anne Hébert.
ARIADNE'S LIVES, Nina daVinci Nichols. This work uses the historic myth of Ariadne as a critical tool to examine nineteenth- and twentieth-century heroines in masterworks by Brontë, Hawthorne, Kate Chopin, Flaubert, Eliot, Hardy, Ibsen, and Lessing.
[bk1]ARMAND GATTI IN THE THEATRE: WILD DUCK AGAINST THE WIND, Dorothy Knowles. The work of Armand Gatti, outstanding contemporary French [kk1]experimental dramatist and director, was central to the Popular Theatre Movement in postwar France and today incorporates film, video, and journalism as well as playwriting. This volume provides an eyewitness account of the man, an assessment of his work, and insight into political commitment in film and theater.
THE ARRIVAL OF GODOT: RITUAL PATTERNS IN MODERN DRAMA, Katherine H. Burkman. A critical analysis of the ritual quest for renewal that revolves around the arrival, or nonarrival, of Godot/savior figures in the plays of Beckett, Pinter, Ionesco, Albee, Grass, and Genet. The discussion leads to a consideration of modern man's fate as an exile and his own possibilities for coming home.
ART AND CHRISTHOOD: THE AESTHETICS OF OSCAR WILDE, Guy Willoughby. In this study, Willoughby suggests that Oscar Wilde's imaginative engagement with the figure of Jesus Christ, shorn of His attachment to ecclesiastical dogma, is a key to the coherence and import of the fin de siècle writer's aesthetics.
ART AND NONART: REFLECTIONS ON AN ORANGE CRATE AND A MOOSE CALL, Marcia Eaton. In this contemporary approach to aesthetics, Marcia Eaton presents a theory that provides a method of dealing with skepticism regarding the possibility of distinguishing art from non-art. Illustrated.
THE ART OF THE NIGHT, George J. Nathan, Introduction by Charles Angoff. See "The Theatre World of George Jean Nathan."
ASPECTS OF THE GEORGIAN CHURCH: VISITATION STUDIES OF THE DIOCESE OF YORK, 1761–1776, Judith Jago. This book reassesses the Georgian Church amid the upheaval caused by social change in Northern England during the mid-eighteenth century. It is based on a detailed analysis of the replies made by parish clergy to the archbishop of York in 1764.
AT THE TEMPLE OF ART: THE GROSVENOR GALLERY, 1877–1890, Colleen Denney. This richly illustrated book represents the first interpretive analysis of the Grosvenor Gallery's history in terms of changing attitudes about art and institutions at the end of the Victorian period. The study establishes the Grosvenor's key place in the history of modernism through its cultural elevation of the artist to a spiritual realm.
ATLAS OF DEVELOPMENTAL EMBRYOLOGY, Emil S. Szebenyi. This laboratory atlas fills the need of the student embryologist to master microanatomy, being constructed in such a way that it can be used in different kinds of embryology courses. 315 illustrations. 338 pp. 81/2x11.
ATLAS OF MACACA MULATTA, Emil S. Szebenyi. An anatomical atlas designed especially for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies in Comparative Anatomy, Mammology, Evolution, and related fields. 250 illustrations. 307 pp. 81/2x11.
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