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LITERARY STUDIES 2020

New and Forthcoming Titles

COLUMBIA UNIV ER SI T Y P R ESS C U P. C O L U M B I A . E D U


Letter from the Editors: Four English professors, some friends, some strangers, decide to read Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet together. Their subsequent exchange of letters and essays about the experience of reading the novels resulted in The Ferrante Letters. This book of collective criticism by Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards is just one of the many books we are excited to share with you, books that examine and reflect the possibilities of literature and criticism to shape community and understanding. As The Ferrante Letters argues for a method of collective criticism, Beth Blum’s The SelfHelp Compulsion examines why people read through a history of the surprising relationship between commercial advice and fiction. Meanwhile, in Inventing Tomorrow, Sarah Cole provides a major reassessment of H. G. Wells to argue for his work as an important and timely model for literature’s responsibility for imagining a better global future. Looking to the past, Jean-Christophe Cloutier’s Shadow Archives shows how the archives of writers such as Claude McKay, Richard Wright, Ann Petry, and Ralph Ellison are crucial to understanding twentieth-century African American literature. We continue to publish books that mine the intersection of literature and critical theory, including Stathis Gourgouris’s The Perils of the One; Black Utopia, by Alex Zamalin; and Arts of Address: Being Alive to Language and the World, by Monique Roelofs. We are also proud to announce a new, combined edition of Theodor Adorno’s Notes to Literature. The catalogue also includes Thom van Dooren’s The Wake of Crows, an exciting new book in the environmental humanities that imagines and puts into practice a multispecies ethics. Columbia University Press’s longstanding commitment to publishing innovative scholarship in East Asian literature is exemplified by a slew of important new books, including The Typographic Imagination, by Nathan Shockey; Chinese Grammatology, by Yurou Zhong; and Franz Prichard’s Residual Futures. These critical works are complemented by new offerings of literature in translation from the East Asian languages as well as our critically acclaimed books in the Russian Library. There are many other exciting new books in this catalogue. We hope you share our enthusiasm and thank you for your support and interest. Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to future conversations. Sincerely, Philip Leventhal, senior editor for literary and film studies. Philip: @PhilipLeventhal Christine Dunbar, editor for Asian humanities and literature in translation. Christine: @cad_pub Wendy Lochner, publisher for philosophy and religion. Wendy: @raspeditor ORDER ONLINE AND SAVE 30% ON LITERARY STUDIES TITLES. ENTER CODE CONF


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NEW AND FORTHCOMING

The Ferrante Letters

New and Forthcoming...........................................3

An Experiment in Collective Criticism

New in Paperback................................................23 Best of the Backlist...............................................24

Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards

Of Related Interest..............................................26

Ordering Information..........................................27

Manuscript queries and proposals can be sent to the following editors: Philip Leventhal (pl2164@columbia.edu), senior editor for literary and film studies. Christine Dunbar (cd2654@columbia.edu), for Asian humanities and literature in translation. Wendy Lochner (wl2003@columbia.edu), publisher for philosophy and religion. For a complete listing of Columbia’s titles or for more information about any book in this catalog, visit our website: cup.columbia.edu.

In The Ferrante Letters, four critics offer a series of epistolary readings of the Neapolitan Quartet that also develops new ways of reading and thinking together. In intertwined, original, and daring readings of Elena Ferrante’s work and her fictional world, the authors find a mode of criticism that falls between the seminar and the book club. $25.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-19457-0 $75.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-19456-3 2020 288 pages

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Most titles in this catalog published by Columbia University Press are available worldwide from the press.

The Self-Help Compulsion

Titles published by the Transcript-Verlag, ibidem Press, and Jagiellonian University Press are available from Columbia only in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. To order titles from these publishers in other parts of the world, please contact each press directly.

Searching for Advice in Modern Literature Beth Blum

The Self-Help Compulsion reveals the profound entanglement of modern literature and commercial advice from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Beth Blum explores popular reading practices in which people turn to literature in search of practical advice alongside modern writers’ rebukes of such instrumental purposes.

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Inventing Tomorrow

Extraterritorial

Sarah Cole

Matthew Hart

H. G. Wells and the Twentieth Century

A Political Geography of Contemporary Fiction

Inventing Tomorrow provides a definitive account of H. G. Wells’s work and ideas. Sarah Cole illuminates his distinctive style as well as his interventions into social and political thought, arguing that he embodies twentiethcentury literature at its most expansive and engaged.

Matthew Hart reveals extraterritoriality’s centrality to twenty-first-century art and fiction and presents a new theory of literature that explains what happens when dreams of an open, connected world confront the reality of mobile, elastic, and tenacious state borders.

$35.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-19312-2

$95.00 / £78.00 cloth 978-0-231-18838-8

2019 392 pages

August 2020 320 pages

$30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18839-5

Shadow Archives

Black Utopia

The Lifecycles of African American Literature

The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism

Jean-Christophe Cloutier

Shadow Archives brings to life a slew of newly discovered texts to tell the stories of Black special collections and their struggle for institutional recognition. Jean-Christophe Cloutier offers revelatory readings of major African American writers and provides a nuanced view of how archives shape literary history. $35.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-19331-3 $105.00 / £88.00 cloth 978-0-231-19330-6

Alex Zamalin

Alex Zamalin offers a groundbreaking examination of African American visions of utopia and their counterutopian counterparts. Considering figures linked to racial separatism, postracialism, anticolonialism, Pan-Africanism, and Afrofuturism, he argues that the black utopian tradition continues to challenge American political thought and culture. $26.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-18741-1 $80.00 / £66.00 cloth 978-0-231-18740-4 2019 192 pages 6 illus.

2019 408 pages 29 illus.

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Bookishness

Infowhelm

Jessica Pressman

Heather Houser

Environmental Art and Literature in an Age of Data

Loving Books in a Digital Age

Jessica Pressman explains the rise of “bookishness” as an identity and an aesthetic strategy that proliferates from store-window decor to experimental writing. Ranging from literature to kitsch objects, stop-motion animation films to book design, she considers the multivalent meanings of books in contemporary digital culture. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-19513-3 $90.00 / £74.00 cloth 978-0-231-19512-6 July 2020 288 pages

Heather Houser explores the ways contemporary literature and art manages environmental knowledge in the age of climate crisis and informational overload. She argues that the infowhelm—a state of abundant yet contested scientific information—is an unexpectedly resonant resource for environmental artists and writers to communicate stories about environmentral crises. $35.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-18733-6 $140.00 / £105.00 cloth 978-0-231-18732-9 May 2020 344 pages 37 illus.

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Make It the Same

Degenerative Realism

Poetry in the Age of Global Media

Novel and Nation in Twenty-First-Century France

Jacob Edmond

Christy Wampole

$140.00 / £105.00 cloth 978-0-231-18516-5

Jacob Edmond examines the turn toward repetition in poetry to offer a deeply inventive account of modern and contemporary literature. Make It the Same explores the aesthetic and political implications of copy poetry across media by a range of writers from the Caribbean, China, Russia, and the United States.

June 2020 304 pages

$65.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-19002-2

Examining key novels by Michel Houellebecq, Frédéric Beigbeder, Aurélien Bellanger, Yann Moix, and other French writers, Christy Wampole identifies and critiques an emergent tendency toward “degenerative realism.” $35.00 /£27.00 paper 978-0-231-18517-2

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2019 360 pages 34 illus.

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Midcentury Suspension

The Fury Archives

Female Citizenship, Human Rights, and the International AvantGardes

Literature and Feeling in the Wake of World War II Claire Seiler

Jill Richards

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, radical women’s movements and the avant-gardes were often in contact with one another. Recovering a transatlantic archive, Jill Richards argues that the relationship of women’s rights movements and the avant-gardes offers a radical alternative to liberal discourses of human rights in formation at the same historical moment.

How did literary artists confront the middle of a century already defined by two global wars and newly faced with a nuclear future? Claire Seiler argues that a sense of suspension—a feeling of being between beginnings and endings, recent horrors and opaque horizons— shaped transatlantic literary forms and cultural expression in this singular moment.

$35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-19711-3

$30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-19469-3

$105.00 / £88.00 cloth 978-0-231-19710-6

$90.00 / £74.00 cloth 978-0-231-19468-6

July 2020 288 pages

July 2020 304 pages

MODERNIST LATITUDES

MODERNIST LATITUDES

Indigenous Vanguards

Viral Modernism

Education, National Liberation, and the Limits of Modernism

The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature Elizabeth Outka

Ben Conisbee Baer

Viral Modernism reveals the literary and cultural impact of one of the deadliest plagues in history, the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919, bringing to light how it shaped canonical works of fiction and poetry. Elizabeth Outka shows how and why the contours of modernism shift when we account for the pandemic’s hidden but widespread presence.

Ben Conisbee Baer provides a theoretical and historical account of the relationships between modern literature, representations of indigeneity, and educative practices in colonial zones from the 1920s to the 1940s, encompassing the central place of teaching and learning both in modernist aesthetics and on the part of writer-activists.

$35.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-18575-2

2019 384 pages

$105.00 / £88.00 cloth 978-0-231-18574-5

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$65.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-16372-9

2019 344 pages 23 illus.

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Duchamp Is My Lawyer

The New Slave Narrative

The Polemics, Pragmatics, and Poetics of UbuWeb

The Battle Over Representations of Contemporary Slavery

Kenneth Goldsmith

Laura T. Murphy

In 1996, Kenneth Goldsmith created UbuWeb to post hard-to-find works of concrete poetry. It grew into an essential archive of avant-garde and experimental literature, film, and music. In Duchamp Is My Lawyer, Goldsmith explains the motivations behind the site and how it offers a different model for the Internet. $26.00 /£20.00 paper 978-0-231-18695-7 $95.00 / £78.00 cloth 978-0-231-18694-0

Laura T. Murphy argues that the slave narrative has reemerged as a twenty-first-century genre that has gained new currency in the context of the memoir boom, post-9/11 anti-Islamic sentiment, and conservative family-values politics. The New Slave Narrative also reveals an emergent survivor-centered counterdiscourse of collaboration and systemic change. $30.00 / £25.00 paper 978-0-231-18825-8 $90.00 / £74.00 cloth 978-0-231-18824-1

August 2020 256 pages

2019 320 pages 11 illus.

The Microeconomic Mode

The Wake of Crows

Political Subjectivity in Contemporary Popular Aesthetics

Living and Dying in Shared Worlds Thom van Dooren

Jane Elliott

WINNER OF THE 2019 MATEI CALINESCU AWARD FROM THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION.

Literature, film, and television have become obsessed with the intersection of survival and choice. Jane Elliott analyzes this new and distinctive aesthetic phenomenon, which she calls the microeconomic mode, through close readings that show how an aesthetics of choice has reshaped contemporary understanding of what it means to be human.

The Wake of Crows explores the entangled lives of humans and crows. Focusing on five key sites, Thom van Dooren imagines and puts into practice a multispecies ethics, and explores the possibilities that still exist for living well on this damaged planet.

$60.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-17474-9

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ANIMALS: THEORY,

2018 248 pages

CULTURE, SCIENCE, AND LAW

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$35.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-18282-9 2019 288 pages 32 illus.

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Ascent to Glory

V. S. Naipaul’s Journeys

How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic

From Periphery to Center Sanjay Krishnan

Álvaro Santana-Acuña

Ascent to Glory is a groundbreaking study of One Hundred Years of Solitude, from the moment Gabriel García Márquez first had the idea for the novel to its global consecration. Using new documents from the author’s archives, Álvaro Santana-Acuña shows how García Márquez wrote the novel, going beyond the many myths that surround it.

Sanjay Krishnan rereads V. S. Naipaul’s work to offer new perspectives on his achievements, shortcomings, trajectory, and complicated legacy. While recognizing the flaws and prejudices that shaped and limited Naipaul’s life and art, Krishnan challenges the binaries that have restricted discussions of his writing.

$28.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-18433-5

February 2020 304 pages

$115.00 / £95.00 cloth 978-0-231-18432-8

July 2020 360 pages 12 illus.

$35.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-19332-0

Things with a History

Pop Beckett

Transcultural Materialism and the Literatures of Extraction in Contemporary Latin America

Intersections with Popular Culture Edited by Paul Stewart and David Pattie

Héctor Hoyos

Can rubber trees, silicone dolls, corpses, soil, subatomic particles, and designer shoes, become the protagonists of contemporary literature— and what does this tell us about the relationship between humans and objects? In Things with a History, Héctor Hoyos argues that objects in recent Latin American fiction offer a way to integrate materialisms old and new, transforming our understanding of how things shape social and political relations. $30.00 / £25.00 paper 978-3-8382-19305-4 $90.00 / £74.00 cloth 978-0-231-19304-7

This collection of essays examines how popular cultural forms and media are woven into the fabric of Beckett’s works and how Beckett continues to have far-reaching impact on popular culture today in a host of different forms, in film and on television, from comics to meme culture, tourism to marketing. $55.00 paper 978-3-8382-1193-0 2019 320 pages 16 illus.

IBIDEM PRESS

2019 320 pages 16 illus.

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The Perils of the One

Notes to Literature

Stathis Gourgouris

Combined Edition Theodor W. Adorno

Edited by Rolf Tiedemann Translated by Shierry Weber Nicholson With a new introduction by Paul Kottman

In wide-ranging essays that are at once poetic and polemical, Stathis Gourgouris offers a philosophical anthropology that confronts the legacy of “monarchical thinking”: the desire to subjugate oneself to unitary principles and structures, whether political or moral, theological or secular.

Notes to Literature is a collection of Theodor W. Adorno’s essays on such writers as Mann, Bloch, Goethe, and Benjamin, as well as his reflections on a variety of subjects. This edition presents this classic work in full in a single volume, with a new introduction by Paul Kottman.

$35.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-19288-0

$120.00 / £100.00 cloth 978-0-231-17964-5

$40.00 / £34.00 paper 978-0-231-17965-2

2019 264 pages

2019 544 pages

EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES: A SERIES IN SOCIAL THOUGHT AND CULTURAL CRITICISM

A Time for Critique

Critique and Praxis

Edited by Didier Fassin and Bernard E. Harcourt

Bernard E. Harcourt

In A Time for Critique, Didier Fassin, Bernard E. Harcourt, and a group of eminent political theorists, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, and literary and legal scholars reflect on the multiplying contexts and forms of critical discourses and on the social actors and social movements engaged in them.

Bernard E. Harcourt calls for moving beyond the complacency of decades of philosophical detours and harnessing critical thought to the need for action. Critique and Praxis advocates for a new path forward that constantly challenges each one of us to ask what more we can do to realize a society based on equality and justice.

$32.00 / £28.00 paper 978-0-231-19127-2

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August 2020 704 pages

2019 320 pages

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CRITICAL THEORY

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Arts of Address

Subaltern Social Groups

Being Alive to Language and the World

A Critical Edition of Prison Notebook 25 Antonio Gramsci

Monique Roelofs

Edited and translated by Joseph A. Buttigieg and Marcus E. Green

Monique Roelofs offers a pathbreaking systematic model of the field of address and puts it to work in the arts, critical theory, and social life. Drawing on a wide array of theoretical and artistic sources and challenging disciplinary boundaries, she illuminates its significance to cultural existence and to our reflexive aesthetic engagement in it.

This volume presents the first complete translation of Antonio Gramsci’s notes on the concept of subalternity, including the prison notebook devoted to the theme of subaltern social groups. It includes a critical apparatus that clarifies Gramsci’s history, culture, and sources and contextualizes these ideas against his earlier writings and letters.

$35.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-19437-2

$24.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-19039-8

$105.00 / £88.00 cloth 978-0-231-19436-5

$75.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-19038-1

2020 344 pages 27 illus.

April 2020 208 pages

COLUMBIA THEMES IN PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL CRITICISM, AND THE ARTS

Subterranean Fanon

Out of the Dark Night

An Underground Theory of Radical Change

Essays on Decolonization Achille Mbembe

Gavin Arnall

The problem of change recurs across Frantz Fanon’s writings. Gavin Arnall traces an internal division throughout Fanon’s work, contending that there are two Fanons: a dominant Fanon who conceives of change as a dialectical process of becoming and a subterranean Fanon who experiments with an even more explosive underground theory of transformation.

Achille Mbembe is one of the world’s most profound critics of colonialism and its consequences. In Out of the Dark Night, he offers a rich analysis of the paradoxes of the postcolonial moment that points toward new liberatory models of community and humanity.. $30.00 / £25.00 cloth 978-0-231-16028-5 February 2020 288 pages

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Foucault's Strange Eros

Fear of Breakdown

Lynne Huffer

Politics and Psychoanalysis

Noëlle McAfee

Noëlle McAfee uses psychoanalytic theory to explore the subterranean anxieties behind current crises and the ways in which democratic practices can help work through seemingly intractable political conflicts. Fear of Breakdown contends that politics needs something that only psychoanalysis has been able to offer.

In this deeply original consideration of Foucault’s erotic ethics, Lynne Huffer provocatively rewrites Foucault as a Sapphic poet. She uncovers eros as a mode of thought that erodes the interiority of the thinking subject.

$30.00 / £25.00 paper 978-0-231-19269-9

$95.00 / £78.00 cloth 978-0-231-19714-4

$90.00 / £74.00 cloth 978-0-231-19268-2

June 2020 288 pages 1 illus.

2019 312 pages

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CRITICAL THEORY

$28.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-19715-1

In the Ruins of Neoliberalism

Transitional Subjects Critical Theory and Object Relations

The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

Edited by Amy Allen and Brian O'Connor

Wendy Brown

Transitional Subjects is the first book-length collection devoted to the engagement of critical theory with the work of the object-relations school of psychoanalysis. It provides a synoptic overview of current research at the intersection of these two theoretical traditions while also opening up space for further innovations.

Wendy Brown explains the hard-right turn in Western politics. She argues that neoliberalism’s intensification of nihilism coupled with its accidental wounding of white-male supremacy generates an apocalyptic populism willing to destroy the world rather than endure a future in which this supremacy disappears.

$30.00 / £25.00 paper 978-0-231-183192-5

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2019 280 pages

2019 264 pages

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THE WELLEK LIBRARY LECTURES

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Forms of Poetic Attention

Poetry Unbound

Poems and New Media from the Magic Lantern to Instagram

Lucy Alford

Mike Chasar

Mike Chasar rebuts claims that poetry has become a marginal art form, exploring how it has played a vibrant and culturally significant role by adapting to and shaping new media technologies. Beginning with the magic lantern and continuing through the dominance of the internet, he follows poetry’s travels off the page into new media formats.

Identifying a crucial link between poetic form and the forming of attention, Lucy Alford offers a new terminology for how poetic attention works and how attention becomes a subject and object of poetry. She combines close readings of a wide variety of poems with research in the philosophy, aesthetics, and psychology of attention.

$30.00 / £25.00 paper 978-0-231-18895-1

$65.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-18754-1

$95.00 / £78.00 cloth 978-0-231-18894-4

2020 384 pages

April 2020 280 pages 30 illus.

Philosophy and Poetry Continental Perspectives

Strindberg and the Western Canon

Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

Edited by Jan Balbierz

This book explores the distinctive ways in which twentieth-century and contemporary continental thinkers have engaged with poetry and its contribution to philosophical meaning making, challenging us to rethink how philosophy has been changed through its encounters with poetry. $75.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-18738-1 2019 344 pages

During the whole of his writing career August Strindberg was a restless canon maker. This volume gathers contributions from renowned Strindberg scholars to discuss questions such as: How did Strindberg construct his predecessors and to which traditions did he link himself ? $60.00 / £50.00 paper 978-83-233-4779-8 March 2020 450 pages 6 illus.

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Women Mobilizing Memory

An Empire of Touch

Women's Political Labor and the Fabrication of East Bengal

Edited by Ayşe Gül Altınay, María José Contreras, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca, and Alisa Solomon

Poulomi Saha

Women Mobilizing Memory, a transnational exploration of the intersection of feminism, history, and memory, shows how the recollection of violent histories can generate possibilities for progressive futures. It emerges from a multiyear feminist collaboration bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and activists.

Poulomi Saha offers an innovative account of women’s political labor in East Bengal over more than a century. Through a material account of text and textile, An Empire of Touch crafts a new narrative of gendered political labor under empire.

$35.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-19185-2

2019 344 pages

$105.00 / £88.00 cloth 978-0-231-19184-5

GENDER AND CULTURE SERIES

2019 544 pages 58 illus.

$26.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-19209-5 $65.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-19208-8

My Brilliant Friends

The Outside Thing

Our Lives in Feminism

Modernist Lesbian Romance

Nancy K. Miller

Hannah Roche

Hannah Roche reinterprets three major modern lesbian writers, showing how literary and affective romance played a crucial yet overlooked role in the works of Gertrude Stein, Radclyffe Hall, and Djuna Barnes. The Outside Thing is a significant rethinking of the interconnections between queer writing, lesbian living, and literary modernism.

My Brilliant Friends is an innovative group biography of three friendships forged in secondwave feminism. Poignant and politically charged, the book is a captivating personal account of the complexities of women’s bonds. $28.00 / £22.00 cloth 978-0-231-19054-1 2019 232 pages

GENDER AND CULTURE SERIES

$60.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18816-6 2019 272 pages 12 illus.

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The Transformative Potential of Black British and British Muslim Literature

Englishness Revisited

Contemporary Literary Representations of English National and Cultural Identity

Heterotopic Spaces and the Politics of Destabilisation

Karolina Kolenda

Lisa Ahrens

This study investigates power, belonging, and exclusion in British society by analyzing representations of the mosque, the University of Oxford, and the plantation in novels by Leila Aboulela, Robin Yassin-Kassab, Diran Adebayo, David Dabydeen, Andrea Levy, and Bernardine Evaristo. $55.00 paper 978-3-8376-4769-3

This book discusses selected works of literature written in Great Britain in the final decades of the twentieth century in the context of contemporary debates on English national and cultural identity. It investigates how Peter Ackroyd, Julian Barnes, and Adam Thorpe address the issue of Englishness and how they revisit its traditional formulations $50.00 / £42.00 paper 978-83-233-4604-3

2019 320 pages

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2019 216 pages

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Post-Apartheid Criticism

Transgressive Truths and Flattering Lies

Ives S. Loukson

Markus Schmitz

Perceptions of Whiteness, Homosexuality, and Democracy in South Africa

The Poetics and Ethics of Anglophone Arab Representations

South Africa’s post-apartheid narrative is one of democracy and equality—but its flaws run deep, argues Ives S. Loukson. Disclosing prejudices about whiteness, homosexuality, and democracy, he lays the foundation for post-apartheid criticism that differs from postcolonial criticism. May 2020 300 pages

This book explores Anglophone Arab representations ranging from early twentiethcentury Mahjar writings to contemporary transnational Palestinian resistance art. Questioning conventional interpretive approaches, it shows what Anglophone Arab studies are and what they can become from a radically decentered relational point of view.

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$45.00 / £38.00 paper 978-3-8376-5048-8

May 2020 330 pages 45 illus.

$60.00 / £50.00 paper 978-3-8376-4919-2

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Bouncing Back

The Italian Invert

Queer Resilience in Twentieth- and TwentyFirst-Century English Literature and Culture

Intimate Confessions of a Homosexual to Émile Zola

Edited by Michael Rosenfeld with William A. Peniston

Susanne Jung

LGBTQ people have strategies of resilience at their disposal to help them confront the challenge that heteronormativity as a power structure poses to their affective lives. This book makes the concept of resilience available to queer literary and cultural studies, analyzing these strategies in terms of narration, performance, bodies, and space.

In the 1880s, a young Italian aristocrat writes to novelist Émile Zola, narrating the story of his seduction as a teenager by his father's (male) friend. This is the first English version of this famous gay autobiography. Essays provide additional context.

$45.00 / £38.00 paper 9783-8376-5027-3

June 2020 250 pages 6 illus.

March 2020 270 pages

HARRINGTON PARK PRESS

$25.00 / £22.00 paper 978-1-939594-41-9 $60.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-1-939594-42-6

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Fictions of Legibility

Subjects of Substance

The Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin

Recent American Literature and the Materiality of Mind Julian Henneberg

Gabriela Stoicea

Gabriela Stoicea examines how the incidence and role of physical descriptions in German novels changed between 1771 and 1929 in response to developments in the study of the human face and body. By including discussions from medicine, epistemology, semiotics, and aesthetics, the book draws out the multifaceted permutations of corporeal legibility.

Subjects of Substance traces the ways in which materialist conceptions of selfhood inspire and shape recent U.S. literature. It examines the forms, functions, and effects of materialist models of mind in works by authors including Don DeLillo, Kay Redfield Jamison, Siri Hustvedt, Richard Powers, Elyn R. Saks, and David Foster Wallace.

$60.00 / £50.00 paper 978-3-8376-4720-4

$45.00 / £38.00 paper 978-3-8376-4929-1

2019 200 pages

July 2020 340 pages 1 illus.

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“Nailed to the rolls of honour, crucified”: Irish Literary Responses to the Great War

Some Intertextual Chords of Joseph Conrad’s Literary Art

Edited by Wiesław Krajka

The War Writings of Patrick MacGill, James Hanley, and Liam O’Flaherty Robert Starr

This monograph groups studies of the intertextual aspects of Joseph Conrad’s literary art. Intertextual relationships are seen in terms of either affinities/points of contact and the influence of earlier literary works upon his oeuvre, or the influence of Conrad’s texts upon literary works by authors following him.

This book explores the war writings of Patrick MacGill, James Hanley, and Liam O’Flaherty, working-class Roman Catholic Irishmen, all of whom fought in the First World War as privates and who, collectively, it is argued, constitute a distinct trio of war writers.

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2019 272 pages

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Creating Realities

Janet Frame’s World of Books

Business as a Motif in American Fiction, 1865–1929

Patricia Neville

Erhan Şimşek

This study investigates how Janet Frame weaves together literary sources from her extensive reading to create a web of intertextual relationships. Patricia Neville traces Frame’s passion for books beginning with her childhood and earliest published work.

Exploring the complex representation of business in realist, naturalist, and modernist works, Erhan Şimşek reveals its social and aesthetic functions by analyzing how the motif intertwines with social developments, literary movements, and author biographies.

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2019 256 pages

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The Disappearing Christ

Videophilosophy

Phillip Maciak

Maurizio Lazzarato Edited and translated by Jay Hetrick

The Perception of Time in Post-Fordism

Secularism in the Silent Era

Phillip Maciak examines filmic depictions of Jesus to argue that cinema developed as a model technology of secularism, training viewers for belief in a secular age. Cinematic depictions of an appearing and disappearing Christ became a powerful vehicle for Americans to navigate a rapidly modernizing society.

The Italian philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato reveals the underpinnings of contemporary subjectivity in the aesthetics and politics of mass media. This book discloses the conceptual groundwork of Lazzarato’s thought as a whole for a time when his writings have become increasingly influential.

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2019 304 pages

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A Piece of the Action

Making Worlds

Affect and Collectivity in Contemporary European Cinema

Race and Labor in Post– Civil Rights Hollywood

Eithne Quinn

Claudia Breger

Claudia Breger argues that contemporary European cinema provides ways of thinking about and feeling collectivity that can challenge twenty-first century political trends. Through a new model of cinematic worldmaking, Making Worlds examines how films produce unexpected and destabilizing affects that invite viewers to imagine new connections and collectivities.

Eithne Quinn reveals how Hollywood catalyzed racial politics in the decade after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, through representation on screen as well as in battles over jobs and resources behind the scenes. Based on extensive archival research and detailed discussions of films, this book examines the limits of Hollywood liberalism.

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2019 288 pages 18 illus.

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The Typographic Imagination

Chinese Grammatology

Reading and Writing in Japan’s Age of Modern Print Media

Script Revolution and Literary Modernity, 1916–1958

Nathan Shockey

Yurou Zhong

Early twentieth-century Japan was newly awash with typographic text and mass-produced print. In The Typographic Imagination, Nathan Shockey charts the relationships among prose, politics, and print capitalism as he explores how this commercial print revolution transformed Japan’s media ecology and traces the possibilities and pitfalls of type as a force for radical social change $65.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-19428-0 2019 336 pages

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For nearly half of the twentieth century, reformers waged war on the Chinese script. In Chinese Grammatology, Yurou Zhong traces the origins, transmutations, and containment of this script revolution to provide a groundbreaking account of its formative effects on Chinese literature and culture and its lasting implications. $35.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-19263-7 $105.00 / £88.00 cloth 978-0-231-19262-0 2019 296 pages 11 illus.

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The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang Republican-Era Martial Arts Fiction

John Christopher Hamm

Staging Personhood

Costuming in Early Qing Drama Guojun Wang

Xiang Kairan, who wrote under the pen name “The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang,” is remembered as the father of modern Chinese martial arts fiction. In this book, John Christopher Hamm shows how Xiang Kairan’s work and career offer a new lens on the transformations of fiction and popular culture in early twentieth-century China.

Staging Personhood uncovers a hidden history of the Ming-Qing transition by exploring what it meant for the clothing of a deposed dynasty to survive onstage. Reading dramatic texts and performances against Qing sartorial regulations, Guojun Wang offers an interdisciplinary lens on the entanglements between Chinese drama and nascent Manchu rule.

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Residual Futures

Licentious Fictions

The Urban Ecologies of Literary and Visual Media of 1960s and 1970s Japan

Ninjō and the NineteenthCentury Japanese Novel Daniel Poch

Franz Prichard

A novel cultural history of critical urban discourse in Japan, Residual Futures brings an interdisciplinary approach to Japanese literary and visual media studies. It provides a vital new perspective on the infrastructural aesthetics and entangled urban and media conditions of the global Cold War. $35.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-19131-9

Nineteenth-century Japanese literary discourse and narrative developed a striking preoccupation with ninjō—literally “human emotion,” but often used in reference to amorous feeling and erotic desire. In Licentious Fictions, Daniel Poch investigates the significance of ninjō in defining the literary modernity of nineteenth-century Japan.

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2019 304 pages 5 illus.

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The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction

How to Read a Japanese Poem Steven D. Carter

The Water Margin and the Making of a National Canon William C. Hedberg

In The Japanese Discovery of Chinese Fiction, William C. Hedberg investigates the reception of The Water Margin in a variety of early modern and modern Japanese contexts, from eighteenthcentury Confucian scholarship and literary exegesis to early twentieth-century colonial ethnography. $65.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-19334-4 2019 264 pages

How to Read a Japanese Poem offers a comprehensive approach to making sense of traditional Japanese poetry of all genres and periods. Steven D. Carter explains to anglophone students the methods of composition and literary interpretation used by Japanese poets, scholars, and critics, from ancient times to the present, and adds commentary that will assist the modern reader. $30.00 / £25.00 paper 978-0-231-18683-4 $90.00 / £74.00 cloth 978-0-231-18682-7 2019 344 pages 22 illus.

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Friend

Sachiko

Paek Nam-nyong

Endō Shūsaku

A Novel

A Novel from North Korea

Translated by Van C. Gessel

Translated by Immanuel Kim

Paek Nam-nyong’s Friend is a tale of marital intrigue, abuse, and divorce in North Korea. This groundbreaking translation of one of North Korea’s most popular writers offers English-language readers a page-turner full of psychological tension as well as a revealing portrait of a society that is typically seen as closed to the outside world.

In novels such as Silence, Endō Shūsaku examined the persecution of Japanese Christians in different historical eras. Sachiko, set in Nagasaki in the painful years between 1930 and 1945, is the story of two young people trying to find love during yet another period in which Japanese Christians were accused of disloyalty to their country.

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Other Moons

Edo Kabuki in Transition

Vietnamese Short Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath

From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful Female Ghost

Translated and edited by Quan Manh Ha and Joseph Babcock

Satoko Shimazaki

Foreword by Bao Ninh

Satoko Shimazaki revisits three centuries of kabuki theater and its representations of medieval Japanese tales and tradition, reframing Edo kabuki as a key player in the formation of an early modern urban identity. Challenging the common understanding of kabuki as subversive, Shimazaki argues that kabuki instilled a sense of shared history.

In this anthology, Vietnamese writers describe their experience of what they call the American War and its lasting legacy through the lens of their own vital artistic visions. The twenty short stories collected in Other Moons range from the intensely personal to narratives that deal with larger questions of remembrance, trauma, and healing.

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The Nose and Other Stories

Fandango and Other Stories

Translated by Susanne Fusso

Translated by Bryan Karetnyk

Alexander Grin

Nikolai Gogol

$17.95 / £14.99 paper 978-0-231-19069-5

Fandango and Other Stories presents a selection of essential short fiction by Alexander Grin, Russia’s counterpart to Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Alexandre Dumas. Grin’s ingenious plots explore conflicts of the individual and society in a romantic world populated by a cast of eccentric, cosmopolitan characters.

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September 2020 416 pages

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The tales collected in The Nose and Other Stories are among the greatest achievements of world literature. They showcase Nikolai Gogol’s vivid, haunting imagination: an encounter with evil in a darkened church, a downtrodden clerk who dreams only of a new overcoat, a nose that falls off a face and reappears around town on its own.

Woe from Wit

Klotsvog

A Verse Comedy in Four Acts

Margarita Khemlin

Translated by Lisa C. Hayden

Alexander Griboedov

Foreword by Lara Vapnyar

Translated by Betsy Hulick

$15.95 / £13.99 paper 978-0-231-18237-9

Alexander Griboedov’s Woe from Wit is one of the masterpieces of Russian drama. A verse comedy set in Moscow high society after the Napoleonic wars, it offers sharply drawn characters and clever repartee, mixing meticulously crafted banter and biting social critique.

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2019 272 pages

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Klotsvog is a novel about being Jewish in the Soviet Union and the historical trauma of World War II—and it’s a novel about the petty dramas and demons of one wonderfully vain woman. Maya Abramovna Klotsvog has had quite a life, and she wants you to know all about it.

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High Treason and Low Comedy

The Death of VazirMukhtar

Egon Erwin Kisch’s Cabaret Plays as History and Art

Yury Tynyanov

Translated by Anna Kurkina Rush and Christopher Rush

Terrence O’Keeffe

The Death of Vazir-Mukhtar, a novel by Yury Tynyanov, a leading figure of the Russian formalist school, describes the final year in the life of Alexander Griboedov, the author of the comedy Woe from Wit. As ambassador to Persia, Griboedov was savagely murdered in Tehran in 1829 in an attack on the Russian embassy.

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High Treason and Low Comedy is the first in-depth treatment in English of E. E. Kisch’s work as a playwright. The translations of his two most successful works for the cabaret stages of Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia form the basis of discussions that fit them into several intersecting streams: biographical, historical, and cultural.

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$46.00 paper 978-3-8382-1379-8

September 2020 608 pages

April 2020 350 pages

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Truth and Fiction

The Child of the Sun

Conspiracy Theories in Eastern European Culture and Literature

Royal Fairy Tales and Essays by the Queens of Romania, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva, 1843–1916) and Marie (1875–1938)

Edited by Peter Deutschmann, Jens Herlth, and Alois Woldan

Edited by Silvia Irina Zimmermann

Many influential conspiracy theories originated in Eastern Europe. This volume analyzes the history behind this widespread phenomenon as well as its relationship with representations of the present in Eastern European cultures and literatures.

The first two queen consorts of the Romanian monarchy, Elisabeth (Carmen Sylva) and Marie of Romania, became famous as writers during their lifetimes. This affectionately collected, critically edited volume comprises the most notable tales and essays by the queen consorts.

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$46.00 paper

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April 2020 302 pages 40 illus.

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A German Officer in Occupied Paris

Album

Ernst Jünger

Roland Barthes

Unpublished Correspondence and Texts

The War Journals, 1941-1945

Translated by Jody Gladding

Foreword by Elliot Neaman Translated by Thomas S. ansen and Abby J. Hansen $26.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-12741-7

$22.00 / £16.99 paper 978-0-231-17987-4

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2019 292 pages 12 illus.

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EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES: A SERIES IN SOCIAL

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THOUGHT AND CULTURAL CRITICISM

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Extreme Domesticity

Sōseki

A View from the Margins

Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist

Susan Fraiman

John Nathan

$22.00 / £18.99 paper 978-0-231-17143-4

$26.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-16635-5 2019 272 pages 14 illus.

2019 344 pages 7 illus.

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Sibling Action

The Extinct Scene

Stefani Engelstein

Thomas S. Davis

Late Modernism and Everyday Life

The Genealogical Structure of Modernity SIBLING AC T I O N

THE GENEALOGICAL STRUCTURE OF MODERNITY

S t e fa n i e n g e l S t e i n

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$30.00 / £25.00 paper 978-0-231-16943-1

2020 376 pages 18 illus.

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On Company Time

Little Magazine, World Forum

American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Eric Bulson

Donal Harris

$28.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-17773-3

$28.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-17977-5

2019 304 pages 11 illus.

2019 352 pages 48 illus.

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Postcolonial Theory

Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings

A Critical Introduction Second Edition

The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Leela Gandhi

Mari Ruti

Mari Ruti combines theoretical reflection, cultural critique, feminist politics, and personal anecdotes to analyze the prevalence of bad feelings in everyday life. Proceeding from a playful engagement with Freud’s idea of penis envy, Ruti fans out to a broader consideration of neoliberal pragmatism and a trenchant critique of gender relations.

Leela Gandhi’s Postcolonial Theory is a landmark description of the field of postcolonial studies in theoretical terms and its intellectual context. The revised edition of this classic work reaffirms its status as a useful starting point for readers new to the field and a provocative account that opens up possibilities for debate.

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Intransitive Encounter

Chimeras of Form

Sino-U.S. Literatures and the Limits of Exchange

Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914–2016

Nan Z. Da

Aarthi Vadde

Nan Z. Da offers an in-depth study of nineteenth-century Sino–U.S. literary interactions that highlights their lack of transpacific interpollination. Intransitive Encounter is an unconventional and theoretically rich reflection on global meetings and imaginings that do not fit the patterns articulated by postcolonial and literary studies.

Aarthi Vadde shows that modernist literary form is essential to understanding the aspirational and analytical force of internationalism in and beyond Europe. She explains how major writers use modernist strategies to reshape how readers think about the cohesion and interrelation of political communities in the wake of empire.

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Facing the Abyss

The Shahnameh

George Hutchinson

Hamid Dabashi

American Literature and Culture in the 1940s

The Persian Epic as World Literature

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George Hutchinson challenges the mythology of the “good war” and the “Greatest Generation” to provide a new understanding of the 1940s as a pivotal decade in modern American life. He argues that writers and artists probed the darkness that the war opened up and confronted bigotry, sexism, existential guilt, ecological concerns, and fear about the nature and survival of the human race. $35.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-16338-5

Hamid Dabashi insightfully traces the history, authorship, poetic significance, complicated legacy, and enduring significance of the Iranian epic poem the Shahnameh. In addition to explaining what makes it such a distinctive literary work, Dabashi makes a powerful case that we need to rethink the notion of “world literature” in light of the Shahnameh. $35.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-18344-4 2019 272 pages

2018 464 pages 13 illus.

The Reincarnated Giant

Countersexual Manifesto

An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction

Paul B. Preciado Translated by Kevin Gerry Dunn Foreword by Jack Halberstam

Edited by Mingwei Song and Theodore Huters

Countersexual Manifesto is an outrageous yet rigorous work of trans theory, a performative literary text, and an insistent call to action. Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Paul B. Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire. $25.00 / £22.00 paper 978-0-231-17563-0 $75.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-17562-3 2018 240 pages / 15 illus.

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A new wave of Chinese science fiction is here. This anthology showcases the best of contemporary science fiction from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China in fifteen short stories and novel excerpts. The Reincarnated Giant is an essential read for anyone interested in the future of the genre. $35.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-18023-8 $105.00 / £88.00 cloth 978-0-231-18022-1 2018 448 pages

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Foreword by Gloria Steinem

For more than fifty years, Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser have revolutionized the look of magazine journalism. In Mag Men, Bernard and Glaser recount their storied careers, offering an insiders’ perspective on some of the most iconic design work of the twentieth century. $34.95 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-19180-7

In this first biography of Jacques Schiffrin, the founder of Pléiade Editions in Paris and cofounder of Pantheon Books in New York, Amos Reichman tells the story of a legendary and influential publisher and his travails across two continents. $30.00 / £25.00 cloth 978-0-231-18958-3 2019 240 pages

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Partha Chatterjee reconsiders the concept of popular sovereignty in order to explain today’s dramatic outburst of movements claiming to speak for “the people.” To uncover the roots of populism, Chatterjee traces the twentiethcentury trajectory of the welfare state and neoliberal reforms. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-19549-2 $75.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-19548-5 2019 208 pages

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