This introduction to American literature and culture from 1900 to 1960 is organized around four major ideas about America: that is it "big", "new", "rich", and "free". * Illustrates the artistic and social climate in the USA during this period.
The only autobiography by a major Victorian novelist, Trollope's account offers a fascinating insight into his literary life and opinions. This edition shows how he exaggerated to create his compelling narrative, and includes other writings to show how subtle and complex his approach to literature really was.
The ancient Greeks' concept of "the hero" was very different from what we understand by the term today. In 24 installments, based on the Harvard course Nagy has taught and refined since the 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours explores civilization's roots in Classical literature-a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us.
Animal Satire presents a cultural history of animal satire, a critically neglected but persistent presence in the history of cultural production, in which animals expose human folly while the strategies of satire expose the folly of human-animal relations.
The notion of thinking as an outside, and the critical distance which this entails, is a key to an understanding of Desai as writer, and a recurrent theme for the discussions of her novels and short stories in her book.
Since 1965 Geoffrey Shepherd's edition of Philip Sidney's "Apology" has been the standard, and this revision, with a new introduction and extensive notes, is designed to introduce the soldier-poet's work to a new generation of readers at the beginning of the 21st century.
Offers the first book-length, English-language examination of three adaptations of Greek tragedy produced by the gay and Marxist Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. Archaic Modernism makes the case that these three films are as essential as those Pasolini films more often studied in the Anglophone world.