The Human Comedy la Comedie Humaine Volume 1

The Human Comedy  la Comedie Humaine  Volume 1

The novels reveal his difficulties with all these careers. Many of these books have been adapted for the screen and to this day they are a source of inspiration for writers, filmmakers and critics.

Author: Honore De Balzac


ISBN: 1781393850

Category: Literary Collections

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Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His great work was a series of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comedie humaine, which gives a picture of swathes of French society in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Balzac had plenty of experiences to draw upon, he had been an apprentice in a law office, a publisher, printer, businessman, critic, and politician and failed at all of these pursuits. The novels reveal his difficulties with all these careers. Many of these books have been adapted for the screen and to this day they are a source of inspiration for writers, filmmakers and critics. This volume includes the first twenty-one works in La Comedie humaine, in their recommended reading order: 1. Father Goriot 2. The Chouans 3. An Episode Under The Terror 4. Vendetta 5. The Recruit 6. The Red Inn 7. Thought And Act 8. A Double Retribution 9. Juana 10. A Passion In The Desert 11. The Exiles 12. Almae Sorori 13. Christ In Flanders 14. Maitre Cornelius 15. A Second Home 16. An Historical Mystery 17. At The Sign Of The Cat And Racket 18. The Executioner 19. Domestic Peace 20. Louis Lambert 21. The Alkahest
Categories: Literary Collections

Writing in Parts

Writing in Parts

"Avant-Propos." In La comédie humaine. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, vol. 1, pp. 7-20. Paris: Gallimard, 1976. ... Paris: Gallimard, 1988. . "Preface to The Human Comedy." In La Comédie humaine, vol. 1. Trans. Ellery Sedgwick.

Author: Kevin Mclaughlin

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804764674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Proposing a new interpretation of literature and mass culture in nineteenth-century Europe, this work focuses on works by Marx, Balzac, Dickens, Adorno, and Benjamin to explore in them a complex "mimetic" disposition toward commodification in the realm of culture. The aim of the book is twofold: to explicate in the work of Balzac and Dickens subtle and profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the rapidly expanding mass culture of the 1830's in France and England, and to identify through this reading of the novelists a common mimetic element that has eluded a certain dialectical approach to art's overcoming of mass culture - an approach best exemplified in Horkheimer and Adorno's influential essay on the "culture industry."
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy

Being the Best Novels from the "Comedie Humaine". Honoré de Balzac, Julius Chambers. PQ 2lol ch CONTENTS OF VOLUME ONE . INTRODUCTION_ “ LA COMÉDIE HUMAINE AND ITS ETHICAL PURPOSE .. 5 SCENES OF PRIVATE LIFE . 1 - THE PURSE .

Author: Honoré de Balzac


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The Human Comedy Vol 1 of 3

The Human Comedy  Vol  1 of 3

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 048350677X

Category: Fiction

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Excerpt from The Human Comedy, Vol. 1 of 3: Being the Best Novels From the "Comedie Humaine" Analytical studies - Physiologie da Mariage and Petites Miseres de la vie Conjugale.visit the place on Sundays, and remember it chiefly because of the Restaurant Rob inson, where dinners are served in little booths, high among the tree-tops. The Purse is one Of the most charming little bits of innocence and nature in all Balzac. We have chosen to begin these volumes with it, and we think the touch of hu manity that permeates it will justify its selection as the Opening chapter in The Human Comedy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Balzac s Lives

Balzac s Lives

4. “Author's Introduction,” in The Comedy of Human Life of Honoré de Balzac, vol. 1, ed. George Saintsbury (London: The Athenian Society, 1901), 23–24/in French, “Avant-Propos,” in La Comédie humaine (Paris: Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, ...

Author: Peter Brooks

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681374505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Enter the mind of French literary giant Honoré de Balzac through a study of nine of his greatest characters and the novels they inhabit. Balzac's Lives illuminates the writer's life, era, and work in a completely original way. Balzac, more than anyone, invented the nineteenth-century novel, and Oscar Wilde went so far as to say that Balzac had invented the nineteenth century. But it was above all through the wonderful, unforgettable, extravagant characters that Balzac dreamed up and made flesh—entrepreneurs, bankers, inventors, industrialists, poets, artists, bohemians of both sexes, journalists, aristocrats, politicians, prostitutes—that he brought to life the dynamic forces of an era that ushered in our own. Peter Brooks’s Balzac’s Lives is a vivid and searching portrait of a great novelist as revealed through the fictional lives he imagined.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Literary Theory and Criticism An Introduction Second Edition

Literary Theory and Criticism  An Introduction     Second Edition

Many nineteenth-century novelists set out to depict their society, but no one was more ambitious about it than French writer Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). His La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy) is a multivolume series of novels and ...

Author: Anne H. Stevens

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770488175

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction provides an accessible overview of major figures and movements in literary theory and criticism from antiquity to the twenty-first century. It is designed for students at the undergraduate level or for others needing a broad synthesis of the long history of literary theory. An introductory chapter provides an overview of some of the major issues within literary theory and criticism; further chapters survey theory and criticism in antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the nineteenth century. For twentieth- and twenty-first-century theory, the discussion is subdivided into separate chapters on formalist, historicist, political, and psychoanalytic approaches. The final chapter applies a variety of theoretical concepts and approaches to two famous works of literature: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The new edition has been updated throughout, including new or expanded coverage of Marxist theory, disability studies, affect theory, and Critical Race Theory.
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Victorian Skin

Victorian Skin

The Human Comedy (La Comédie Humaine). In Ouevres Complètes de M. de Balzac. Vol. 1. Paris: Furne, Dubochet, Hetzel et Paulin, 1842. 1–32. ——. “Introduction.” The Wild Ass's Skin (La Peau de Chagrin) and Other Stories. Trans.

Author: Pamela K. Gilbert

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501731600

Category: Literary Criticism

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In Victorian Skin, Pamela K. Gilbert uses literary, philosophical, medical, and scientific discourses about skin to trace the development of a broader discussion of what it meant to be human in the nineteenth century. Where is subjectivity located? How do we communicate with and understand each other's feelings? How does our surface, which contains us and presents us to others, function and what does it signify? As Gilbert shows, for Victorians, the skin was a text to be read. Nineteenth-century scientific and philosophical perspectives had reconfigured the purpose and meaning of this organ as more than a wrapping and instead a membrane integral to the generation of the self. Victorian writers embraced this complex perspective on skin even as sanitary writings focused on the surface of the body as a dangerous point of contact between self and others. Drawing on novels and stories by Dickens, Collins, Hardy, and Wilde, among others, along with their French contemporaries and precursors among the eighteenth-century Scottish thinkers and German idealists, Gilbert examines the understandings and representations of skin in four categories: as a surface for the sensing and expressive self; as a permeable boundary; as an alienable substance; and as the site of inherent and inscribed properties. At the same time, Gilbert connects the ways in which Victorians "read" skin to the way in which Victorian readers (and subsequent literary critics) read works of literature and historical events (especially the French Revolution.) From blushing and flaying to scarring and tattooing, Victorian Skin tracks the fraught relationship between ourselves and our skin.
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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class

Vol. 3 of La Comédie humaine [The Human Comedy]. Gen. ed. PierreGeorges Castex et al. 12 Vols., 1976–1981. ---. ... International Journal of Humanities and Social Science , vol. 1, no. 17, 2011, pp. 260–266. Lordon, Frédéric.

Author: Gloria McMillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000413977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class offers a comprehensive and fresh assessment of the cultural impact of class in literature, analyzing various innovative, interdisciplinary approaches of textual analysis and intersections of literature, including class subjectivities, mental health, gender and queer studies, critical race theory, quantitative and scientific methods, and transnational perspectives in literary analysis. Utilizing these new methods and interdisciplinary maps from field-defining essayists, students will become aware of ways to bring these elusive texts into their own writing as one of the parallel perspectives through which to view literature. This volume will provide students with an insight into the history of the intersections of class, theory of class and invisibility in literature, and new trends in exploring class in literature. These multidimensional approaches to literature will be a crucial resource for undergraduate and graduate students becoming familiar with class analysis, and will offer seasoned scholars the most significant critical approaches in class studies.
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Playing with the Book

Playing with the Book

... England Magazine, n.s., January 1892, 647–48; Honoré de Balzac, Le Père Goriot [Old Goriot], in Scènes de la vie privée [Scenes from private life], vol. 1, La Comédie humaine [The human comedy] (Paris: Éditions Garnier, 2008), 70.

Author: Hannah Field

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452959597

Category: Literary Criticism

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A beautifully illustrated exploration of how Victorian novelty picture books reshape the ways children read and interact with texts The Victorian era saw an explosion of novelty picture books with flaps to lift and tabs to pull, pages that could fold out, pop-up scenes, and even mechanical toys mounted on pages. Analyzing books for young children published between 1835 and 1914, Playing with the Book studies how these elaborately designed works raise questions not just about what books should look like but also about what reading is, particularly in relation to children’s literature and child readers. Novelty books promised (or threatened) to make reading a physical as well as intellectual activity, requiring the child to pull a tab or lift a flap to continue the story. These books changed the relationship between pictures, words, and format in both productive and troubling ways. Hannah Field considers these aspects of children’s reading through case studies of different formats of novelty and movable books and intensive examination of editions that have survived from the nineteenth century. She discovers that children ripped, tore, and colored in their novelty books—despite these books’ explicit instructions against such behaviors. Richly illustrated with images of these ingenious constructions, Playing with the Book argues that novelty books construct a process of reading that involves touch as well as sight, thus reconfiguring our understanding of the phenomenology of reading.
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Les Mis rables

Les Mis  rables

First published in 1830, Le Bal de Sceaux is the title of Scenes from Private Life, bk 2, vol. 1, in Honoré de Balzac's La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy); he gives a vivid description of the scene at this weekend public dance in ...

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141392622

Category: Fiction

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A brilliant modern translation by Christine Donougher of Victor Hugo's thrilling masterpiece, with an introduction by Robert Tombs. This is the best translation of the novel available in English, as recommended by David Bellos in The Novel of the Century. Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. 'A magnificent achievement. It reads easily, sometimes racily, and Hugo's narrative power is never let down ... An almost flawless translation, which brings the full flavour of one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century to new readers in the twenty-first' - William Doyle, Times Literary Supplement 'The year's most interesting publication from Penguin Classics was [...] a new translation by Christine Donougher of the novel we all know as Les Misérables. You may think that 1,300 pages is a huge investment of time when the story is so familiar, but no adaptation can convey the addictive pleasure afforded by Victor Hugo's narrative voice: by turns chatty, crotchety, buoyant and savagely ironical, it's made to seem so contemporary and fresh in Donougher's rendering that the book has all the resonance of the most topical state-of-the-nation novel' - Telegraph 'Christine Donougher's seamless and very modern translation of Les Misérables has an astonishing effect in that it reminds readers that Hugo was going further than any Dickensian lament about social conditions [...]The Wretched touches the soul' - Herald Scotland
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The Collected Works of W B Yeats Volume VIII The Irish Dramatic Movement

The Collected Works of W B  Yeats Volume VIII  The Irish Dramatic Movement

... by the Irish National Theatre Society on 1 February 1903. La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy) was the title given by Balzac to his collected stories and novels, published from 1842 to 1846 with a supplementary volume in 1847.

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume VIII: The Irish Dramatic Movement is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper. This complete edition includes virtually all of the Nobel laureate's published work, in authoritative texts and with extensive explanatory notes. Edited by the distinguished Yeats scholars Mary FitzGerald and Richard J. Finneran, The Irish Dramatic Movement gathers together -- for the first time -- all of the poet's time-honored essays on drama and the groundbreaking movement that led to the enduring Irish theater of today. Although the reputation of W. B. Yeats as one of the preeminent writers of the twentieth century rests primarily on his poetry, drama and the theatre were among his abiding concerns. Indeed, in 1917 he wrote, "I need a theatre; I believe myself to be a dramatist." Here in this volume is the collection of all his major dramatic criticism for the years 1899-1919, including previously uncollected material. A practicing dramatist himself, Yeats had strong convictions about the goals of the Irish theater and the appropriate plays to be produced. The essays in this collection address many topics, from the turbulent early years of what became the Abbey Theatre to the controversies over the plays of John Millington Synge and the relationship between drama and nationalism. Also evident are Yeats's judgments on numerous plays, playwrights, and productions, both in Irish and in English. FitzGerald and Finneran's volume includes an Introduction and a History of the Text, as well as copious but unobtrusive annotation. The Irish Dramatic Movement is an essential volume for both readers of Yeats and students of the early years of twentieth-century theater.
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Landscapes of Realism

Landscapes of Realism

à these'), e.g., Le Disciple (The Disciple, 1889) by Paul Bourget, made sure that the deep moral conclusions of the work ... Author's Introduction to “The Human Comedy. ... In La Comédie Humaine, edited by Pierre-Georges Castex, vol. 1 ...

Author: Dirk Göttsche

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260369

Category: Literary Criticism

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Few literary phenomena are as elusive and yet as persistent as realism. While it responds to the perennial impulse to use literature to reflect on experience, it also designates a specific set of literary and artistic practices that emerged in response to Western modernity. Landscapes of Realism is a two-volume collaborative interdisciplinary exploration of this vast territory, bringing together leading-edge new criticism on the realist paradigms that were first articulated in nineteenth-century Europe but have since gone on globally to transform the literary landscape. Tracing the manifold ways in which these paradigms are developed, discussed and contested across time, space, cultures and media, this first volume tackles in its five core essays and twenty-five case studies such questions as why realism emerged when it did, why and how it developed such a transformative dynamic across languages, to what extent realist poetics remain central to art and popular culture after 1900, and how generally to reassess realism from a twenty-first-century comparative perspective.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Edition Definitive of La Com die Humaine

Edition Definitive of La Com  die Humaine

Honoré de Balzac. Honoré de Balzac LA COMÉDIE HUMAINE The Human Comedy PARISIAN LIFE VOLUME X 1 1 |

Author: Honoré de Balzac


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Mexican Costumbrismo

Mexican Costumbrismo

Vol. 14. Mexico City: Conaculta, 1989. ———. La literatura nacional: Revistas, ensayos, biografías y prólogos. ... La comédie humaine. 10 vols. Paris: Editions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1935–37. ———. The Human Comedy.

Author: Mey-Yen Moriuchi

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271081540

Category: Art

Page: 180

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The years following Mexican independence in 1821 were critical to the development of social, racial, and national identities. The visual arts played a decisive role in this process of self-definition. Mexican Costumbrismo reorients current understanding of this key period in the history of Mexican art by focusing on a distinctive genre of painting that emerged between 1821 and 1890: costumbrismo. In contrast to the neoclassical work favored by the Mexican academy, costumbrista artists portrayed the quotidian lives of the lower to middle classes, their clothes, food, dwellings, and occupations. Based on observations of similitude and difference, costumbrista imagery constructed stereotypes of behavioral and biological traits associated with distinct racial and social classes. In doing so, Mey-Yen Moriuchi argues, these works engaged with notions of universality and difference, contributed to the documentation and reification of social and racial types, and transformed the way Mexicans saw themselves, as well as how other nations saw them, during a time of rapid change for all aspects of national identity. Carefully researched and featuring more than thirty full-color exemplary reproductions of period work, Moriuchi’s study is a provocative art-historical examination of costumbrismo’s lasting impact on Mexican identity and history. E-book editions have been made possible through support of the Art History Publication Initiative (AHPI), a collaborative grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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A Study Guide for Honore de Balzac s Pere Goriot

A Study Guide for Honore de Balzac s  Pere Goriot

In working through the various principles underlying that unified work, La Comédie Humaine (The Human Comedy), Pasco can help ... Tocqueville, Alexis de, The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volumes 1 and 2, edited by François Furet, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410355201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 27

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A Study Guide for Honore de Balzac's "Pere Goriot," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
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Theatre in Balzac s La Com die Humaine

Theatre in Balzac s La Com  die Humaine

Theatrical Metaphor in the Creation of a Typology Balzac's vision of the drama of life , or of the human comedy ... As is well known , Balzac , in his Avant - Propos to La Comédie humaine , had specifically declared his intention to ...

Author: Linzy Erika Dickinson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042005491

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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This study of Balzac's work examines theater in La Comedie humaine both as a theme in itself and for its influence on Balzac's techniques and modes of presentation in his novels, and demonstrates the symbiotic influence of novel and stage on Balzac's work as a playwright and novelist. Gives an account of his experience in theater, and examines the history of his portrayal of the theater world and how this portrayal serves his narrative purpose. Demonstrates how and why Balzac relies on the theater for metaphor and expressive devices, and shows how he brought scrutiny of the capitalist ethos to the stage. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
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Shostakovich s Music for Piano Solo

Shostakovich s Music for Piano Solo

Several fragments from Shostakovich's score were published in 1986 in volume 28 of the Collected Works. The Human Comedy was based on episodes from Honoré de Balzac's La comédie humaine. Shostakovich contributed twenty-seven numbers to ...

Author: Sofia Moshevich

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253014313

Category: Music

Page: 248

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The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the 20th century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses of the ten major piano solo works by Shostakovich, carefully noting important stylistic details and specific ways to overcome the numerous musical and technical challenges presented by the music. Each piece is introduced with a brief historic and structural description, followed by an examination of such interpretive aspects as tempo, phrasing, dynamics, voice balance, pedaling, and fingering. This book will be an invaluable resource for students, pedagogues, and performers of Shostakovich's piano solos.
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La Comedie Humaine of Honore de Balzac

La Comedie Humaine of Honore de Balzac

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Honore De Balzac

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 1298724139


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A Companion to Comparative Literature

A Companion to Comparative Literature

Balzac mis à nu et les dessous de la société romantique d'aprés les Mémoires inédits d'un contemporain . ... In Pierre - Georges Castex , ed., La Comédie humaine , pp. 1111–12 . [The Human Comedy]. 12 vols. Paris : Gallimard (Pléiade) .

Author: Ali Behdad

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118917350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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A Companion to Comparative Literature presents a collection of more than thirty original essays from established and emerging scholars, which explore the history, current state, and future of comparative literature. Features over thirty original essays from leading international contributors Provides a critical assessment of the status of literary and cross-cultural inquiry Addresses the history, current state, and future of comparative literature Chapters address such topics as the relationship between translation and transnationalism, literary theory and emerging media, the future of national literatures in an era of globalization, gender and cultural formation across time, East-West cultural encounters, postcolonial and diaspora studies, and other experimental approaches to literature and culture
Categories: Literary Criticism