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Paperback      ISBN: 0374521670
Preface by Richard Howard. Translated by Richard Miller. This is Barthes's scrupulous literary analysis of Balzac's short story "Sarrasine."
Ulysses Annotated
Ulysses Annotated
Paperback      ISBN: 0520067452
Here substantially revised and expanded, Don Gifford's annotations to Joyce's great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. Annotations in this edition are keyed both to the reading text of the new critical edition of Ulysses published in 1984 and to the standard 1961 Random House edition and the current Modern Library and Vintage texts. Gifford has incorporated over 1,000 additions and corrections to the first edition. The introduction and headnotes to sections provide general geographical, biographical and historical background. The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, trace literary allusions and references to other cultures. The suggestive potential of minor details was enormously fascinating to Joyce, and the precision of his use of detail is a most important aspect of his literary method. The annotations in this volume illuminate details which are not in the public realm for most of us. Here substantially revised and expanded, Don Gifford's annotations to Joyce's great modern classic comprise a specialized encyclopedia that will inform any reading of Ulysses. Annotations in this edition are keyed both to the reading text of the new critical edition of Ulysses published in 1984 and to the standard 1961 Random House edition and the current Modern Library and Vintage texts. Gifford has incorporated over 1,000 additions and corrections to the first edition. The introduction and headnotes to sections provide general geographical, biographical and historical background. The annotations gloss place names, define slang terms, give capsule histories of institutions and political and cultural movements and figures, supply bits of local and Irish legend and lore, explain religious nomenclature and practices, trace literary allusions and references to other cultures. The suggestive potential of minor details was enormously fascinating to Joyce, and the precision of his use of detail is a most important aspect of his literary method. The annotations in this volume illuminate details which are not in the public realm for most of us.
Selected Short Stories
Selected Short Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 014044243x
A collection of the author's most characteristic stories portrays life in nineteenth century France
The Sphinx in the City: Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
The Sphinx in the City
Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0520078640
Elizabeth Wilson's elegant, provocative, and scholarly study uses fiction, essays, film, and art, as well as history and sociology, to look at some of the world's greatest cities—London, Paris, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Lusaka, and São Paulo—and presents a powerful critique of utopian planning, anti-urbanism, postmodernism, and traditional architecture. For women the city offers freedom, including sexual freedom, but also new dangers. Planners and reformers have repeatedly attempted to regulate women—and the working class and ethnic minorities—by means of grandiose, utopian plans, nearly destroying the richness of urban culture. City centers have become uninhabited business districts, the countryside suburbanized. There is danger without pleasure, consumerism without choice, safety without stimulation. What is needed is a new understanding of city life and Wilson gives us an intriguing introduction to what this might be.
Secrets of the Universe: Scenes from the Journey Home
Secrets of the Universe
Scenes from the Journey Home
Paperback      ISBN: 0807063312
Essays examine relationships within families, communities, and regions, and reflect on the mystery of the universe
Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers
Warriors
Navajo Code Talkers
Paperback      ISBN: 0873585135
Black-and-white photographic portraits of 75 survivors from the Navajo radio operators whose native tongue proved an unbreakable code to the Japanese during World War II. The introduction includes a few photographs from the period. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature
From Puritanism to Postmodernism
A History of American Literature
Paperback      ISBN: 0140144358
A survey of American literature analyzes its social and historical contexts, assessing American literature in terms of both its European roots and its uniquely American institutions and attitudes
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Paperback      ISBN: 0486201058
The twentieth-century American writer discusses his literary techniques and philosophies along with the history and aesthetics of horror fiction
Minnesota's Literary Visitors
Minnesota's Literary Visitors
Paperback      ISBN: 1880654016
Earthway: A Native American Visionary's Path to Total Mind, Body and Spirit Health
Earthway
A Native American Visionary's Path to Total Mind, Body and Spirit Health
Paperback      ISBN: 0671706675
A mindbodyspirit guide to achieving wholeness covers diet, lifestyle, natural medicine, dream interpretation, and much more. Reissue.