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Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Jonathan Ellis (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This is the first book to look at poets’ letters as an art form. Fifteen enlightening chapters by leading international biographers, critics and poets examine letter writing among poets in the last ... More


Introduction: A Century of Shocks and Waves

Seva Gunitsky

in Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172330
eISBN:
9781400885329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172330.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to offer an explanation for the timing, intensity, and content of regime waves during the twentieth century. The central argument is that ... More


Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Fiona Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is a collection of essays on an iconic American periodical, providing new insights into twentieth-century literary culture. The book reads across and between The New Yorker departments, ... More


The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic

Elizabeth S. Manley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054292
eISBN:
9780813053042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054292.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the Dominican Republic, the period from the ascendancy of dictator Rafael Trujillo in the late 1920s through the twelve-year rule of his successor Joaquín Balaguer in 1978 has been understood ... More


Modern Print Artefacts: Textual Materiality and Literary Value in British Print Culture, 1890-1930s

Patrick Collier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474413473
eISBN:
9781474426824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413473.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modern Print Artefacts examines the workings of literary value at the turn of the twentieth century through case studies of British periodicals and print genres. It argues that the materiality of ... More


Introduction: Things Normally Unseen

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Drawing on new work in the still–moving field, which offers an affirmative critique of the exchanges between the photographic and cinematographic image, this Introduction overhauls received ... More


Introduction

Jared S. Buss

in Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054438
eISBN:
9780813053172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054438.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The introduction provides an overview of Ley’s life and importance. It also presents a complex argument about the key features of romantic, popular science during the twentieth century. The section ... More


Frozen in the Glassy, Bluestreaked Air: John Dos Passos’s Photographic Metropolis

Alix Beeston

in In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter interprets the serialized narration and characterization of John Dos Passos’s Manhattan Transfer (1925) in line with the figuring of female bodies through the photographic apparatus of ... More


Dangerous Letters: A Biographer’s Perspective<sup>1</sup>

Hermione Lee

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter considers the seduction and the challenge of written letters for the literary biographer. Letters are both dangerous and attractive tools for the biographer; they often lie, but the lies ... More


In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Alix Beeston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reappraises the connections between modernist writing and photography in the light of new work in visual culture studies that emphasizes the interplay between still and moving images. ... More


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