Elizabeth McHenry's Forgotten Readers: Recovering the Lost History of African American Literary
Societies does exactly what literary
and historical scholarship should do: it draws upon foundational scholarship, redresses limitations of current scholarship, explores vital new questions within the field, and opens up fascinating new terrain for scholarly inquiry.
As the cultural standing of literary
modernism has eroded (when was the last time anybody at a cocktail party cared whether you were familiar with Ezra Pound's Cantos?
Seen in the light of this shaping vision, writers like John Lydgate, whose purely literary
importance may be slight, acquire a new importance.
Brownell started her own literary
career as a mostly unpaid business manager of Horizon, a literary
and art review founded in 1940 by the brilliant Cyril Connolly (who'd known George Orwell at Eton) and his friend Peter Watson.
Leavis, as forming "one of the most formidable literary
Though both Benedict and Swann are literary
critics, Benedict places a greater emphasis on the interpretation of canonical texts.
terms we don't have to like Jesus, or read him in the best light and ourselves in the worst.
The more fundamental paradox between Loos's literary
output and his architecture is not recognized.
In The Arabic Literary
Heritage, Allen provides the general reader with a highly digestible and extremely useful account of an otherwise intractable, if not quite unmanageable, field of discourse.
There are 58 separate variants now available of the chapter called "The Wife of Bath's Prologue," and differences abound, bedeviling literary
The fact is, the gay literary
establishment has its sacred cows as well as its cardinal rules.
critic and social historian who chronicled the writers of the Lost Generation of the 1920s and their successors.