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Emptiness and TemporalityBuddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an account of classical Japanese poetics, based on the two concepts of emptiness (jo-ha-kyū) and temporality (mujō) that ground the medieval practice and understanding of poetry. It ... More

The Enigma of Isaac BabelBiography, History, Context

The Enigma of Isaac Babel: Biography, History, Context

Gregory Freidin (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759038
eISBN:
9780804773331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A literary cult figure on a par with Franz Kafka, Isaac Babel has remained an enigma ever since he disappeared, along with his archive, inside Stalin's secret police headquarters in May of 1939. Made ... More

Exemplarity and MediocrityThe Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Exemplarity and Mediocrity: The Art of the Average from Bourgeois Tragedy to Realism

Paul Fleming

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758901
eISBN:
9780804769983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Following Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's analysis of art's increasing difficulty to both engage and extricate itself from prosaic reality, this book investigates the strategies employed by German ... More

A Fallen Idol Is Still a GodLermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

A Fallen Idol Is Still a God: Lermontov and the Quandaries of Cultural Transition

Elizabeth Cheresh Allen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753708
eISBN:
9780804768030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753708.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book elucidates the historical distinctiveness and significance of the seminal nineteenth-century Russian poet, playwright, and novelist Mikhail Iurevich Lermontov (1814–1841) by demonstrating ... More

Five Long WintersThe Trials of British Romanticism

Five Long Winters: The Trials of British Romanticism

John Bugg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785105
eISBN:
9780804787307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book argues that the repressions of the British government had a constitutive role in the formation of early Romantic-era writing. At stake in this argument is a reinvestigation of a model of ... More

From Ah Q to Lei FengFreud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

Wendy Larson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700757
eISBN:
9780804769822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

When Freudian sexual theory hit China in the early twentieth century, it ran up against competing models of the mind from both Chinese tradition and the new revolutionary culture. Chinese theorists ... More

From Continuity to ContiguityToward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Dan Miron

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study begins by surveying and critiquing previous attempts to define a common denominator unifying the various modern Jewish literatures. The book argues that these prior efforts have all been ... More

The Illustration of the MasterHenry James and the Magazine Revolution

The Illustration of the Master: Henry James and the Magazine Revolution

Amy Tucker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768740
eISBN:
9780804776233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book examines the crucial role of the illustrated press in the formation of the reading public and the writing profession during Henry James's lifetime. It re-examines James's stories, ... More

Literature and the Creative Economy

Literature and the Creative Economy

Sarah Brouillette

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789486
eISBN:
9780804792431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is the first book to consider how contemporary literature has been involved in and shaped by the vocabularies and initiatives that characterize the creative economy. It considers how ... More

Mark Twain in China

Mark Twain in China

Selina Lai-Henderson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) has had an intriguing relationship with China that is not as widely known as it should be. Although he never visited the country, he has played a ... More

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