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AgitationsEssays on Life and Literature

Agitations: Essays on Life and Literature

Arthur Krystal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092165
eISBN:
9780300145601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From small questions of taste to large questions concerning the nature of existence, intellectual debate takes up much of our time. This book examines what most commentators ignore: the role of ... More

The Art of SurvivalFrance and the Great War Picaresque

The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque

Libby Murphy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217513
eISBN:
9780300225006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217513.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Art of Survival: France and the Great War Picaresque is a new literary and cultural history of the First World War in France. It offers readers a fresh perspective on wartime popular culture, ... More

The Drama Is Coming NowThe Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991

The Drama Is Coming Now: The Theater Criticism of Richard Gilman, 1961-1991

Richard Gilman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100464
eISBN:
9780300133035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book presents a collection of one of America's finest drama critics. The book chronicles a major period in American theatre history, one that witnessed the birth or spread of Off-Broadway, ... More

Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

James A. W. Heffernan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300195583
eISBN:
9780300206845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195583.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In works of Western literature ranging from Homer's Odyssey to Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the giving and taking of hospitality is sometimes pleasurable, but more often perilous. This ... More

The International Novel

The International Novel

Annabel Patterson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300198003
eISBN:
9780300210408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198003.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the fall of 2010 and the spring of 2011, the NBER held two conferences that brought together leading academic researchers, central bankers, and other financial market experts to discuss ideas on ... More

Life and WorkWriters, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Tim Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author's life and work, and began exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both ... More

Majesty and HumanityKings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Alban K. Forcione

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134407
eISBN:
9780300153309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the Golden Age of Spanish theater, an age of highly dramatized coronations and regal spectacles, this book presents a surprising but persistent preoccupation with the disrobing of the king. In ... More

Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Shakespeare's Tragic Skepticism

Millicent Bell

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092554
eISBN:
9780300127201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092554.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Readers of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies have long noted the absence of readily explainable motivations for some of Shakespeare's greatest characters: Why does Hamlet delay his revenge for so ... More

Sin and EvilMoral Values in Literature

Sin and Evil: Moral Values in Literature

Ronald Paulson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120141
eISBN:
9780300135206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120141.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The confusion of sin and evil, or religious and moral transgression, is the subject of this book. It calls attention to the important distinction between sin and evil that in our times is largely ... More

TasteA Literary History

Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What does eating have to do with aesthetic taste? While most accounts of aesthetic history avoid the gustatory aspects of taste, this book rewrites standard history to uncover the constitutive and ... More

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