0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R0 - R50 (2)
  • R50 - R100 (9)
  • R100 - R250 (252)
  • R250 - R500 (1,288)
  • R500+ (6,135)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > General

Vocabulary & Notes To Ba Jin's Jia:An Aid For Reading The Novel-Pa (Paperback): Kubler Vocabulary & Notes To Ba Jin's Jia:An Aid For Reading The Novel-Pa (Paperback)
Kubler
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Over 4,000 vocabulary glosses, cultural notes, and grammatical explanations designed to enable third and fourth-year students of modern Chinese to read Ba Jin's well-known novel with a minimum of dictionary work. In simplified and traditional characters, Pinyin, and English. Ideal for classroom use in conjunction with the 1957 revised version of the novel, the film version of Jia, the recent TV series, and the English translation by Sidney Shapiro.

This Is the Beat Generation - New York-San Francisco-Paris (Paperback): James Campbell This Is the Beat Generation - New York-San Francisco-Paris (Paperback)
James Campbell
R554 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R122 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Beginning in New York in 1944, James Campbell finds the leading members of what was to become the Beat Generation in the shadows of madness and criminality. Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs had each seen the insides of a mental hospital and a prison by the age of thirty. A few months after they met, another member of their circle committed a murder that involved Kerouac and Burroughs as material witnesses.
This book charts the transformation of these experiences into literature, and a literary movement that spread across the globe. From "The First Cut-Up"--the murder in New York in 1944--we end up in Paris in 1960 with William Burroughs at the Beat Hotel, experimenting with the technique that made him notorious, what Campbell calls "The Final Cut-Up."
In between, we move to San Francisco, where Ginsberg gave the first public reading of "Howl." We discover Burroughs in Mexico City and Tangiers; the French background to the Beats; the Buddhist influence on Kerouac, Gary Snyder, and others; the "Muses" Herbert Huncke and Neal Cassady; the tortuous history of "On the Road;" and the black ancestry of the white hipster.

The Primitive, the Aesthetic, and the Savage - An Enlightenment Problematic (Paperback, New): Tony C. Brown The Primitive, the Aesthetic, and the Savage - An Enlightenment Problematic (Paperback, New)
Tony C. Brown
R552 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R78 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tony C. Brown examines \u201cthe inescapable yet infinitely troubling figure of the not-quite-nothing\u201d in Enlightenment attempts to think about the aesthetic and the savage. The various texts Brown considers-including the writings of Addison, Rousseau, Kant, and Defoe-turn to exotic figures in order to delimit the aesthetic, and to aesthetics in order to comprehend the savage.In his intriguing exploration Brown discovers that the primitive introduces into the aesthetic and the savage an element that proves necessary yet difficult to conceive. At its most profound, Brown explains, this element engenders a loss of confidence in one\u2019s ability to understand the human\u2019s relation to itself and to the world. That loss of confidence-what Brown refers to as a breach in anthropological security-traces to an inability to maintain a sense of self in the face of the New World. Demonstrating the impact of the primitive on the aesthetic and the savage, he shows how the eighteenth-century writers he focuses on struggle to define the human\u2019s place in the world. As Brown explains, these authors go back again and again to \u201cexotic\u201d examples from the New World-such as Indian burial mounds and Maori tattooing practice-making them so ubiquitous that they come to underwrite, even produce, philosophy and aesthetics.

Flannery O'Connor and the Language of Apocalypse (Hardcover): Edward Kessler Flannery O'Connor and the Language of Apocalypse (Hardcover)
Edward Kessler
R1,293 R961 Discovery Miles 9 610 Save R332 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Seeing Flannery O'Connor in the company of poets, rather than realistic prose writers, this work shows how she uses recurring figures of speech to transform or re-create the external world. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Red Land to the South - American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico (Paperback): James H. Cox The Red Land to the South - American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico (Paperback)
James H. Cox
R500 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R69 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The forty years of American Indian literature taken up by James H. Cox-the decades between 1920 and 1960-have been called politically and intellectually moribund. On the contrary, Cox identifies a group of American Indian writers who share an interest in the revolutionary potential of the indigenous peoples of Mexico-and whose work demonstrates a surprisingly assertive literary politics in the era.By contextualizing this group of American Indian authors in the work of their contemporaries, Cox reveals how the literary history of this period is far more rich and nuanced than is generally acknowledged. The writers he focuses on-Todd Downing (Choctaw), Lynn Riggs (Cherokee), and D\u2019Arcy McNickle (Confederated Salish and Kootenai)-are shown to be on par with writers of the preceding Progressive and the succeeding Red Power and Native American literary renaissance eras.Arguing that American Indian literary history of this period actually coheres in exciting ways with the literature of the Native American literary renaissance, Cox repudiates the intellectual and political border that has emerged between the two eras.

Taiwan Cinema - A Contested Nation on Screen (Paperback, 1st ed. 2011): G. Hong Taiwan Cinema - A Contested Nation on Screen (Paperback, 1st ed. 2011)
G. Hong
R631 Discovery Miles 6 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A groundbreaking study of Taiwan cinema, Hong provides helpful insight into how it is taught and studied by taking into account not only the auteurs of New Taiwan Cinema, but also the history of popular genre films before the 1980s. The book is essential for students and scholars of Taiwan, film and visual studies, and East Asian cultural history.

Dealing with Evils - Essays on Writing from Africa (Paperback): Annie Gagiano Dealing with Evils - Essays on Writing from Africa (Paperback)
Annie Gagiano
R661 R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Save R136 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a collection of sixteen essays, Gagiano addresses over twenty texts from various African regions and periods. The works discussed here range from transcriptions of ancient (Khoikhoi / San) folktales to some of the classic texts of the African English literary canon and include recent writing about urgent contemporary social and gender issues. As the title indicates, Annie Gagiano's focus is on the way these texts engage with the forces that damage and threaten life and quality of life in various African contexts. She pays tribute -- by means of carefully argued analyses -- to the authors' political courage and social concern and to their subtle delineations of their African character' experiences. Central to her focus is the verbal artistry of these authors' memorable and complex representations. Her collection as a whole insists on the philosophical and aesthetic importance of African texts of the kind discussed here -- to the global reading public as much as to the 'real world' of their original contexts. Along with a new preface, several new essays have been added to the new 2014 edition to bring the collection up to date with the latest developments in the field of study.

Air Traffic - A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America (Hardcover): Gregory Pardlo Air Traffic - A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America (Hardcover)
Gregory Pardlo
R551 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R199 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Neo-segregation Narratives - Jim Crow in Post-civil Rights American Literature (Hardcover, New): Brian Norman Neo-segregation Narratives - Jim Crow in Post-civil Rights American Literature (Hardcover, New)
Brian Norman
R1,557 Discovery Miles 15 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This study of what Brian Norman terms a neo-segregation narrative tradition examines literary depictions of life under Jim Crow that were written well after the civil rights movement. From Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, to bestselling black fiction of the 1980s to a string of recent work by black and nonblack authors and artists, Jim Crow haunts the post-civil rights imagination. Norman traces a neo-segregation narrative tradition-one that developed in tandem with neo-slave narratives-by which writers return to a moment of stark de jure segregation to address contemporary concerns about national identity and the persistence of racial divides. These writers upset dominant national narratives of achieved equality, portraying what are often more elusive racial divisions in what some would call a postracial present. Norman examines works by black writers such as Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, David Bradley, Wesley Brown, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Colson Whitehead, films by Spike Lee, and other cultural works that engage in debates about gender, Black Power, blackface minstrelsy, literary history, and whiteness and ethnicity. Norman also shows that multiethnic writers such as Sherman Alexie and Tom Spanbauer use Jim Crow as a reference point, extending the tradition of William Faulkner's representations of the segregated South and John Howard Griffin's notorious account of crossing the color line from white to black in his 1961 work Black Like Me.

Old Age in Nineteenth-Century Ireland - Ageing under the Union (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Chris Gilleard Old Age in Nineteenth-Century Ireland - Ageing under the Union (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Chris Gilleard
R1,232 Discovery Miles 12 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Using a combination of statistical analysis of census material and social history, this book describes the ageing of Ireland's population from the start of the Union up to the introduction of the old age pension in 1908. It examines the changing demography of the country following the Famine and the impact this had on household and family structure. It explores the growing problem of late life poverty and the residualisation of the aged sick and poor in the workhouse. Despite slow improvements in many areas of life for the young and the working classes, the book argues that for the aged the union was a period of growing immiseration, brought surprisingly to an end by the unheralded introduction of the old age pension.

Wilderness Into Civilized Shapes (Hardcover, New): Wilderness Into Civilized Shapes (Hardcover, New)
R1,557 Discovery Miles 15 570 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This study examines how postcolonial landscapes and environmental issues are represented in fiction. Wright creates a provocative discourse in which the fields of postcolonial theory and ecocriticism are brought together.
Laura Wright explores the changes brought by colonialism and globalization as depicted in an array of international works of fiction in four thematically arranged chapters. She looks first at two traditional oral histories retold in modern novels, Zakes Mda's "The Heart of Redness "(South Africa) and Ngugi wa Thiong'o's "Petals of Blood" (Kenya), that deal with the potentially devastating effects of development, particularly through deforestation and the replacement of native flora with European varieties. Wright then uses J. M. Coetzee's "Disgrace" (South Africa), Yann Martel's "Life of Pi" (India and Canada), and Joy Williams's "The Quick and the Dead" (United States) to explore the use of animals as metaphors for subjugated groups of individuals. The third chapter deals with India's water crisis via Arundhati Roy's activism and her novel, "The God of Small Things." Finally, Wright looks at three novels--Flora Nwapa's "Efuru" (Nigeria), Keri Hulme's "The Bone People" (New Zealand), and Sindiwe Magona's "Mother to Mother" (South Africa)--that depict women's relationships to the land from which they have been dispossessed.
Throughout "Wilderness into Civilized Shapes," Wright rearticulates questions about the role of the writer of fiction as environmental activist and spokesperson, the connections between animal ethics and environmental responsibility, and the potential perpetuation of a neocolonial framework founded on western commodification and resource-based imperialism.

People in a Magazine - The Selected Letters of S. N. Behrman and His Editors at ""The New Yorker (Paperback): Joseph Goodrich People in a Magazine - The Selected Letters of S. N. Behrman and His Editors at ""The New Yorker (Paperback)
Joseph Goodrich; Foreword by Thomas Vinciguerra
R476 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R99 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Playwright, biographer, screenwriter, and critic S. N. Behrman (1893-1973) characterized the years he spent writing for The New Yorker as a time defined by ""feverish contact with great theatre stars, rich people and social people at posh hotels, at parties, in mansions and great estates."" While he hobnobbed with the likes of Mary McCarthy, Elia Kazan, and Greta Garbo and was one of Broadway's leading luminaries, Behrman would later admit that the friendships he built with the magazine's legendary editors Harold Ross, William Shawn, and Katharine S. White were the ""one unalloyed felicity"" of his life. People in a Magazine collects Behrman's correspondence with his editors along with telegrams, interoffice memos, and editorial notes drawn from the magazine's archives - offering an unparalleled view of mid-twentieth-century literary life and the formative years of The New Yorker, from the time of Behrman's first contributions to the magazine in 1929 until his death.

Twenty-five Books That Shaped America - How White Whales, Green Lights, And Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity... Twenty-five Books That Shaped America - How White Whales, Green Lights, And Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity (Paperback)
Thomas C. Foster
R343 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R118 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the author of the New York Times bestselling How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes a highly entertaining and informative new book on the twenty-five works of literature that have most shaped the American character. Foster applies his much-loved combination of wit, know-how, and analysis to explain how each work has shaped our very existence as readers, students, teachers, and Americans.

Foster illuminates how books such as The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, My Antonia, The Great Gatsby, The Maltese Falcon, Their Eyes Were Watching God, On the Road, The Crying of Lot 49, and others captured an American moment, how they influenced our perception of nationhood and citizenship, and what about them endures in the American character. Twenty-five Books That Shaped America is a fun and enriching guide to America through its literature.

Shaken Wisdom - Irony and Meaning in Postcolonial African Fiction (Paperback): Onyeoziri Shaken Wisdom - Irony and Meaning in Postcolonial African Fiction (Paperback)
Onyeoziri
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In her focus on irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria Nne Onyeoziri refers to an internal subversion of the discourse of the wise and the powerful, a practice that has played multiple roles in the circulation of knowledge, authority, and opinion within African communities; in the interpretation of colonial and postcolonial experience; and in the ongoing resistance to tyrannies in African societies. But irony is always reversible and may be used to question the oppressed as well as the oppressor, shaking all presumptions of wisdom. Although the author cites numerous African writers, she selects six works by Chinua Achebe, Ahmadou Kourouma, and Calixthe Beyala for her primary analysis.

"Modern Language Initiative"

Peanuts, Pogo and Hobbes - A Newspaper Editor's Journey through the World of Comics (Hardcover, New ed.): George Lockwood Peanuts, Pogo and Hobbes - A Newspaper Editor's Journey through the World of Comics (Hardcover, New ed.)
George Lockwood
R801 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R174 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this memoir, Lockwood draws upon his forty years in the newspaper industry as a reporter and editor, offering a unique glimpse into the world of newspaper cartoon strips. He details the production and promotion of countless comic strips, while also providing his own assessments of the most iconic cartoonists of the last half-century. The book is filled with fascinating anecdotes about his relationships with some of America's greatest cartoonists and the syndicate reps who sold their cartoon strips. Peanuts, Pogo, and Hobbes uses the story of one man's obsession with comic book heroes to give voice to a larger narrative about comic strips, their creators, the newspaper industry, and the era of American history that encompassed them all.

Understanding Richard Hoggart - A Pedagogy of Hope (Paperback, New): Michael Bailey, Ben Clarke, John K Walton, Stuart Rawnsley Understanding Richard Hoggart - A Pedagogy of Hope (Paperback, New)
Michael Bailey, Ben Clarke, John K Walton, Stuart Rawnsley
R683 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Save R144 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Awarded 2013 PROSE Honorable Mention in Media & Cultural Studies With the resurgent interest in his work today, this is a timely reevaluation of this foundational figure in Cultural Studies, a critical but friendly review of both Hoggart's work and reputation. * Re-examines the reputation of one of the inventors of Cultural Studies * Uses new archival sources to critically evaluate Hoggart's contribution and influence, set his work in context, and determine its current relevance * Addresses detractors and their positions of Hoggart, delineating long-term ideological battles within academia * Brings cultural studies, literary criticism, and social history to bear on this figure whose interests spread across disciplines, to create a text which blends many threads into a coherent whole

Sor Juana - Or, the Persistence of Pop (Paperback): Ilan Stavans Sor Juana - Or, the Persistence of Pop (Paperback)
Ilan Stavans
R297 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R21 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A sixteenth-century Mexican nun, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, has become one of the most rebellious and lasting icons in modern times, on par with Mahatma Gandhi, Ernesto ""Che"" Guevara, and Nelson Mandela. Referenced in ranchera, tejana, and hip-hop lyrics, and celebrated in popular art as a guerrillera with rifle and bullet belts, Sor Juana has become ubiquitous. The conduits keep multiplying: statues, loteria cards, key chains, recipe books, coffee mugs, Dia de los Muertos costumes. Ironically, Juana Ines de Asbaje-alias Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz-died in anonymity. Her grave was unmarked until the 1970s. Sor Juana: Or, the Persistence of Pop encapsulates the life, times, and legacy of Sor Juana. In this immersive work, essayist Ilan Stavans provides a biographical and meditative picture of the ways in which popular perceptions of her life and body of work both shape and reflect modern Latinx culture.

Critical Creative Writing - Essential Readings on the Writer's Craft (Paperback): Janelle Adsit Critical Creative Writing - Essential Readings on the Writer's Craft (Paperback)
Janelle Adsit
R595 R549 Discovery Miles 5 490 Save R46 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Bringing together 25 essential works of creative writing criticism in a single volume, this is a comprehensive introduction to the key debates in creative writing today, from the ethics of appropriation to the politics of literary evaluation. Critical Creative Writing covers such topics as: * Craft & Politics * Language & Community * Identity & Authorship * Representation & Counternarrative * Appropriation & Intertextuality * Evaluation & Genre The book anthologizes critical essays written by international literary writers. Each essay is contextualized with an introduction as well as sample questions, writing prompts and suggested readings. The book also has a companion website (www.criticalcreativewriting.org) offering supplemental materials such as lesson plans and course materials. Includes writings by: Ayana Mathis, Leslie Marmon Silko, Craig Santos Perez, Natasha Saje, Porochista Khakpour, Taiye Selasi, Michael Nardone, Conchitina Cruz, Benjamin Paloff, Dorothy Wang, and many more.

Henry James and the Queerness of Style (Paperback, Revised And Updated Ed.): Kevin Ohi Henry James and the Queerness of Style (Paperback, Revised And Updated Ed.)
Kevin Ohi
R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Kevin Ohi begins this energetic book with the proposition that to read Henry James--particularly the late texts--is to confront the queer potential of style and the traces it leaves on the literary life. In contrast to other recent critics, Ohi asserts that James's queerness is to be found neither in the homoerotic thematics of the texts, however startlingly explicit, nor in the suggestions of same-sex desire in the author's biography, however undeniable, but in his style.
For Ohi, there are many elements in the style that make James's writing queer. But if there is a thematic marker, Ohi shows through his careful engagements with these texts, it is belatedness. The recurrent concern with belatedness, Ohi explains, should be understood not psychologically but stylistically, not as confessing the sad predicament of being out of sync with one's life but as revealing the consequences of style's refashioning of experience. Belatedness marks life's encounter with style, and it describes an experience not of deprivation but of the rich potentiality of the literary work that James calls "freedom." In Ohi's reading, belatedness is the indicator not of sublimation or repression, nor of authorial self-sacrifice, but of the potentiality of the literary--and hence of the queerness of style.
Presenting original readings of a series of late Jamesian texts, the book also represents an exciting possibility for queer theory and literary studies in the future: a renewed attention to literary form and a new sounding--energized by literary questions of style and form--of the theoretical implications of queerness.

Spiritus Mundi - Essays on Literature, Myth, and Society (Paperback): Northrop Frye Spiritus Mundi - Essays on Literature, Myth, and Society (Paperback)
Northrop Frye
R279 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R27 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of a dozen major essays written in recent year is vintage Frye-the fine distillation of a lifetime of originative thinking about literature and its context. The essays in Spiritus Mundi-the title comes from one of Yeat's best known poems, "The Second Coming," and refers to the book that was supposedly the source of Yeat's apocalyptic vision of a "great beast, slouching toward Bethlehem"-are arranges in three groups of four essays each. The first four are about the "contexts of literature," the second are about the "mythological universe," and the last are studies of four of the great visionary or myth-making poets who have been enduring sources of interest for Frye: Milton, Blake, Yeats, and Wallace Stevens. The volume is full of agreeable surprises: a delightful piece on charms and riddles is followed by an illuminating essay on Shakespearean romance. Like most of the other essays in the book, these two are compressed and elegant expositions of ideas that in the hands of a lesser writer would have required a book. In another selection Frye rescues Spengler from neglect and argues for the inclusion of The Decline of the West among the major imaginative books produced by the Western world. Elsewhere he advances the case for placing Copernicus in a pantheon composed primarily of literary figures. OF particular interest are several essays in which Frye comments personally and reflectively on the influence he has had on the study of literature and the reactions elicited by his work. In "The Renaissance of Books" he dissents from the opinion of the McLuhanites that the written word is showing signs of obsolescence and argues that books are "the technological instrument that makes democracy possible." As the dozen essays collected here amply attest, Northrop Frye continues to be the most perceptive and most persuasive exponent of the power of mythological imagination-or as he himself calls it, "the mythological habit of mind"-written in Engl

The Rise of Catalan Identity - Social Commitment and Political Engagement in the 20th Century (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Pompeu... The Rise of Catalan Identity - Social Commitment and Political Engagement in the 20th Century (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Pompeu Casanovas, Montserrat Corretger, Vicent Salvador
R1,785 R1,602 Discovery Miles 16 020 Save R183 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume helps us to understand that the current political disorders in Catalonia have deep cultural roots. It focuses on the rise of Catalan cultural, national and linguistic identity in the 20th century. What is happening in Catalonia? What lies behind its political conflicts? Catalan identity has been evolving for centuries, starting in early medieval ages (11th and 12lve centuries). It is not a modern phenomenon. The emergence of imperial Spain in the 16 c. and the French Ancien Regime in the 17 c. correlates with a decline of Catalan culture, which was politically absorbed by the Spanish state after the conquest of Barcelona in 1714. However, Catalan language and culture flourished again under the stimulus of the European Romantic Nationalism movement (known as the Renaixenca in Catalonia). During the first Dictatorship (Primo de Rivera, 1923-1930), the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), and the long Francoist era (1939-1975), Catalan language and culture were repressed, yet refurbished and reconstructed at the same time. This rise of a plural, complex, and non-homogeneous Catalan identity constitutes the subject matter of this volume. National conflicts that emerged later in the Spanish democratic state leant heavily on the life engagement and vital commitment experienced by the entrenched intellectual movements of the twentieth century in Catalonia, Valencian Country and the Balearic Islands. This book reveals the cultural and literary grassroots of these conflicts.

Annotated Big Sleep (Paperback): Raymond Chandler, Owen Hill Annotated Big Sleep (Paperback)
Raymond Chandler, Owen Hill
R542 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R223 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Ten Poems for Difficult Times (Hardcover): Roger Housden Ten Poems for Difficult Times (Hardcover)
Roger Housden
R386 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R121 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Itineraries of Power - Texts and Traversals in Heian and Medieval Japan (Hardcover): Terry Kawashima Itineraries of Power - Texts and Traversals in Heian and Medieval Japan (Hardcover)
Terry Kawashima
R728 R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Save R58 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Movements--of people and groups, through travel, migration, exile, and diaspora--are central to understanding both local and global power relationships. But what of more literary moves: textual techniques such as distinct patterns of narrative flow, abrupt leaps between genres, and poetic figures that flatten geographical distance? This book examines what happens when both types of tropes--literal traversals and literary shifts--coexist. Itineraries of Power examines prose narratives and poetry of the mid-Heian to medieval eras (900-1400) that conspicuously feature tropes of movement. Kawashima argues that the appearance of a character's physical motion, alongside literary techniques identified with motion, is a textual signpost in a story, urging readers to focus on how the work conceptualizes relations of power and claims to authority. From the gendered intersection of register shifts in narrative and physical displacement in the Heian period, to a dizzying tale of travel retold multiple times in a single medieval text, the motion in these works gestures toward internal conflicts and alternatives to existing structures of power. The book concludes that texts crucially concerned with such tropes of movement suggest that power is always simultaneously manufactured and dismantled from within.

Reading and Writing Recipe Books, 1550-1800 (Hardcover): Michelle Dimeo, Sara Pennell Reading and Writing Recipe Books, 1550-1800 (Hardcover)
Michelle Dimeo, Sara Pennell
R1,713 Discovery Miles 17 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of essays provides an overview of new scholarship on recipe books, one of the most popular non-fiction printed texts in, and one of the most common forms of manuscript compilation to survive from, the pre-modern era (c.1550-1800). This is the first book to collect together the wide variety of scholarly approaches to pre-modern recipe books written in English, drawing on varying approaches to reveal their culinary, medical, scientific, linguistic, religious and material meanings. Ten scholars from the fields of culinary history, history of medicine and science, divinity, archaeology and material culture, and English literature and linguistics contribute to a vibrant mapping of the aspirations invested in, and uses of, recipes and recipe books. By exploring areas as various as the knowledge economies of medicine, Anglican feasting and fasting practices, the material culture of the kitchen and table, London publishing and concepts of authorship and the aesthetics of culinary styles, these eleven essays (including a critical introduction to recipe books and their historiography) position recipe texts in the wider culture of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. They illuminate their importance to both their original compilers and users, and modern scholars and graduate students alike. -- .

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
I'm Not Here to Give a Speech
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Paperback  (1)
R225 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510
Reviewing Sex - Gender and the Reception…
Nicola Diane Thompson Hardcover R1,954 Discovery Miles 19 540
Native Provenance - The Betrayal of…
Gerald Vizenor Hardcover R556 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320
Marketing Modernisms - Self-Promotion…
Kevin J H Dettmar, Stephen Watt Paperback R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460
Gilgamesh - The Life of a Poem
Michael Schmidt Hardcover R450 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620
Pushing Boulders - Oppressed To Inspired
Athol Williams Paperback  (2)
R245 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950
The Bad Boy of Athens - From the Greeks…
Daniel Mendelsohn Hardcover  (1)
R537 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280
How to Read the Constitution - and Why
Kimberly Wehle Paperback R355 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900
Exposure
Olivia Sudjic Paperback R140 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070
Cambridge International Examinations…
Paperback R377 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530

 

Partners