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In 1858, Rosina Bulwer Lytton was incarcerated in a lunatic asylum by her husband, the eminent Victorian politician and novelist, Edward Bulwer Lytton. After the disintegration of their marriage, Rosina wrote letters to prominent figures in which she revealed details about Edward''s mistresses and illegitimate children.
Vincent van Gogh - De brieven/Vincent van Gogh - The Letters: De Volledige, Geïllustreerde En Geannoteerde Uitgave/the Complete, Illustrated And Annotated Editio
The letters of Shiela Grant Duff and Adam von Trott zu Solz tell of a friendship - tender, strained, and in the end tragic - between a young Englishwoman who became a distinguished foreign correspondent in the mid-1930s, and a German Rhodes Scholar who eventually joined the resistance againstHitler and was executed by the Nazis. The correspondence spans the years when Sheila and Adam''s friendship first blossomed, amid hopes for a new Europe and a world order of social justice and self-rule. The story continues to the eve of war, when their relationship finally floundered under thestrain of their own temperaments and the mounting crisis in Europe.
The Keats Circle: Letters And Papers, 1816-1878 And More Letters And Poems, 1814-1879, Second Edition
The forty-third volume of the collected writings and correspondence of the American statesman, ambassador, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin In August 1784, Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson began their congressional commission to negotiate commercial treaties with twenty nations. Their treaty proposal, which Prussia alone would consider, contained unprecedented humanitarian articles that would have changed the Law of Nations. During the period of this volume, from August 16, 1784, through March 15, 1785, Franklin sent his grandson Temple to London, apprenticed his grandson Benny to a Parisian type founder, and finally received Congress’s permission to return home.
The Complete Letters of Henry James fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of the great novelists and letter writers of the English language. Comprising more than ten thousand letters reflecting on a remarkably wide range of topics-from James''s own life and literary projects to broader questions on art, literature, and criticism-this edition is an indispensable resource for students of James and of American and English literature, culture, and criticism. It will also be essential for research libraries throughout North America and Europe and for scholars who specialize in James, the European novel, and modern literature. Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias have conceived this edition according to the exacting standards of the Committee on Scholarly Editions. The first in the series, this two-volume work includes the letters from 1854 to 1869 in volume one and the letters from 1869 to 1872 in volume two.
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Romanticism Across the Disciplines brings together thirteen essays written by prominent scholars from America and abroad to identify Romanticism''s presence outside of one national tradition or a single discourse field. These scholars point out the relationship between Romanticism and the problems of history, the interpretation of the arts, science, philosophy, and culture. They show how the ideas and effects of Romanticism have entered every field of study through their place in life. The presence of many different approaches to Romanticism demonstrate its diversity as a philosophy and provide an opportunity for a wide, deep understanding of Romanticism and its place in the world.
In The Letters of Mary Penry, Scott Paul Gordon provides unprecedented access to the intimate world of a Moravian single sister. This vast collection of letters—compiled, transcribed, and annotated by Gordon—introduces readers to an unmarried woman who worked, worshiped, and wrote about her experience living in Moravian religious communities at the time of the American Revolution and early republic. Penry, a Welsh immigrant and a convert to the Moravian faith, was well connected in both the international Moravian community and the state of Pennsylvania. She counted among her acquaintances Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker and Hannah Callender Sansom, two American women whose writings have also been preserved, in addition to members of some of the most prominent families in Philadelphia, such as the Shippens, the Franklins, and the Rushes. This collection brings together more than seventy of Penry’s letters, few of which have been previously published. Gordon’s introduction provides a useful context for understanding the letters and the unique woman who wrote them. This collection of Penry’s letters broadens perspectives on early America and the eighteenth-century Moravian Church by providing a sustained look at the spiritual and social life of a single woman at a time when singleness was extraordinarily rare. It also makes an important contribution to the recovery of women’s voices in early America, amplifying views on politics, religion, and social networks from a time when few women’s perspectives on these subjects have been preserved.
Insightful analysis into the non-literary, personal life of the Yugoslavian Nobel Laureate for Literature (1961), Ivo Andric. Through an examination of Andric''s early novel, Ex Ponto, and two short stories, Put Alije Derzeleze and Corkan i Svabica, the author reveals how Andric''s prose vision of life and existence are a reflection of the artist''s experiences as a youth. The first book on Andric in English.
Wenn Ich Dichten Könnte: Briefe Und Schriften
The first five volumes of the Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham contain more than 1,300 letters written to and from Bentham over fifty years, beginning in 1752 at the age of three and ending in 1797 with correspondence concerning his attempts to set up a national plan for the provision of poor relief. The letters in Volume 1 (1752-1776) document his difficult relationship with his father—Bentham lost five infant siblings and his mother—and his increasing attachment to his surviving brother, Samuel. We also see an early glimpse of Bentham’s education, as he committed himself to philosophy and legal reform. The exchanges in Volume 2 (1777-1780) cover a major event: a trip by Samuel to Russia. This volume also reveals Bentham working intensively on the development of a code of penal law, enhancing his reputation as a legal thinker. Volume 3 (1781-1788) shows that despite developing a host of original ideas, Bentham actually published little during this time. Nevertheless, this volume also reveals how the foundations were being laid for the rise of Benthamite utilitarianism. The letters in Volume 4 (1788-1793) coincide with the publication of An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, which had little impact at the time. In 1791 he published The Panopticon: or, The Inspection-House, which he proposed the building of a circular penitentiary house. Bentham’s letters unfold against the backdrop of the French Revolution and show that his initial sympathy for France began to turn into hostility. Bentham’s life during the years in Volume 5 (1794-1797) was dominated by the panopticon, both as a prison and as an indigent workhouse. The letters in this volume document in great detail Bentham’s attempt to build a panopticon prison in London, and the opposition he faced from local aristocratic landowners. 
Modernity In East-West Literary Criticism: New Readings
Vladimir Nabokov taught at Cornell University from 1948 to 1959. It was at Cornell that Nabokov composed Lolita and Pnin and conceived Pale Fire. During his Cornell tenure Nabokov also continued his research on lepidoptera, wrote the English and Russian versions of his autobiography, Conclusive Evidence, and Drugie Berega, and prepared annotated translations of two pinnacles of Russian literature: The Song of Igor''s Campaign and Eugene Onegin. While at Cornell, Nabokov also delivered his highly acclaimed lectures on Russian and West European literature.Nabokov at Cornell contains twenty-five chapters by the leading experts on Nabokov. Their subjects range widely from Nabokov''s poetry to his prose, from his original fiction to translation and literary scholarship, from literature to visual art, and from the humanities to natural science. The book concludes with a reminiscence of the family''s life in Ithaca by Nabokov''s son, Dmitri.Contributors: Vladimir E. Alexandrov, Yale University; Stephen H. Blackwell, University of Tennessee; Brian Boyd, University of Aukland; Clarence F. Brown, Princeton University; Julian W. Connolly, University of Virginia; Sergei Davydov, Middlebury College; Nina Demurova, University of Russian Academy of Education; Robert Dirig, Cornell University; John Burt Foster, Jr., George Mason University; D. Barton Johnson, UC Santa Barbara; Marina Kanevskaya, University of Montana; John M. Kopper, Dartmouth College; Zoran Kuzmanovich, Davidson College; Dmitri Nabokov; Charles Nicol, Indiana State University; Stephen Jan Parker, University of Kansas; Ellen Pifer, University of Delaware; Irena Ronen, University of Michigan; Omry Ronen, University of Michigan; Christine A. Rydel, Grand Valley State University; Gavriel Shapiro, Cornell University; Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, College of the Holy Cross; Leona Toker, Hebrew University; Joanna Maria Trzeciak, University of ChicagoLisa Zunshine, University of Kentucky
Considering that he worked a stint as a screenwriter, it will come as littlesurprise that Faulkner has often been called the most cinematic of novelists.Faulkner''s novels were produced in the same high period as the films ofclassical Hollywood, a reason itself for considering his work alongside thisdominant form. Beyond their era, though, Faulkner''s novels-or the ways inwhich they ask readers to see as well as feel his world-have much in commonwith film. That Faulkner was aware of film and that his novels'' own thinkingbetrays his profound sense of the medium and its effects broadens the contextsin which he can be considered.In a range of approaches, the contributors consider Faulkner''s career as ascenarist and collaborator in Hollywood, the ways his screenplay work andthe adaptations of his fiction informed his literary writing, and how Faulkner''scraft anticipates, intersects with, or reflects upon changes in cultural historyacross the lifespan of cinema.Drawing on film history, critical theory, archival studies of Faulkner''s screenplaysand scholarship about his work in Hollywood, the nine essays show akeen awareness of literary modernism and its relation to film.Peter Lurie is associate professor of English and film studies at the Universityof Richmond. He is the author of Vision''s Immanence: Faulkner, Film, and thePopular Imagination and has published numerous articles on Faulkner andfilm.Ann J. Abadie is associate director emerita of the Center for the Study ofSouthern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the coeditor of numerousvolumes in the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series.
Letters Of Catherine Of Siena, Volume Iv: Letters 231-373
Ephraim Weber (1870–1956) was a struggling young writer when he began corresponding with L.M. Montgomery (1874–1942) in 1902, six years before she published her first novel. Weber's initial letter was that of an admirer. Montgomery responded warmly, and the two quickly began a correspondence that became an intellectual mainstay for both of them over the following forty years. After Green Gables is a fascinating collection of letters sent by Montgomery to Weber between 1916 and 1941. This was the period of Montgomery's greatest literary success, but privately she was deeply troubled by her unhappy marriage.The letters, revealing an intense social and intellectual dynamic between Montgomery and Weber, cover, among other subjects, their strong differences of opinion on matters such as pacifism and war and their joint rejection of the effects of literary modernism. Drawing on Weber's voluminous correspondence with other Canadian figures – particularly journalist Wilfred Eggleston – editors Paul Tiessen and Hildi Froese Tiessen skilfully illuminate Weber's interaction with Montgomery, especially in matters concerning literature and culture, religion and politics, and education and entertainment. The editors provide various readings of Weber, based on his aspirations as a writer, his active participation in the Canadian culture of his day (including his friendships with hometown schoolmate William Lyon Mackenzie King and community leader Leslie Staebler), and his heritage as a Mennonite.After Green Gables brings to life a distinctly Canadian literary and intellectual association of writers. Montgomery's letters to a man committed to writing and to the cultural development of Canada reveal her intellectual preoccupations and her personal hardships. This is an essential text for Montgomery fans and scholars as well as readers with an interest in the development of Canada's literary culture.
Romanticism Across the Disciplines brings together thirteen essays written by prominent scholars from America and abroad to identify Romanticism''s presence outside of one national tradition or a single discourse field. These scholars point out the relationship between Romanticism and the problems of history, the interpretation of the arts, science, philosophy, and culture. They show how the ideas and effects of Romanticism have entered every field of study through their place in life. The presence of many different approaches to Romanticism demonstrate its diversity as a philosophy and provide an opportunity for a wide, deep understanding of Romanticism and its place in the world.
A chance meeting in the University of North Carolina campus library in 1944 began a decades-long friendship and sixty-year correspondence. Donald Justice (1925–2004) and Richard Stern (1928–2013) would go on to become, respectively, the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and the acclaimed novelist. A Critical Friendship showcases a selection of their letters and postcards from the first fifteen years of their correspondence, representing the formative period in both writers’ careers. It includes some of Justice’s unpublished poetry and early drafts of later published poems as well as some early, never-before-published poetry by Stern. A Critical Friendship is the story of two writers inventing themselves, beginning with the earliest extant letters and ending with those just following their first major publications, Justice’s poetry collection The Summer Anniversaries and Stern’s novel Golk. These letters highlight their willingness to give and take criticism and document the birth of two distinct and important American literary lives. The letters similarly document the influence of teachers, friends, and contemporaries, including Saul Bellow, John Berryman, Edgar Bowers, Robert Lowell, Norman Mailer, Allen Tate, Peter Hillsman Taylor, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Yvor Winters, all of whom feature in the pair''s conversations. In a broader context, their correspondence sheds light on the development of the mid-twentieth-century American literary scene.
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