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Robert B. Heilman Endowment for Books in Literary Studies
The Heilman Endowment supports the publication of books in literary studies, broadly defined to include literary history, literary biography, literary criticism, cultural history, and editions of literary works.
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A Century of Modern Chinese Poetry
This volume—a completely overhauled and updated version of Michelle Yeh’s 1992 classic Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry—brings together modern poetry from the Chinese-speaking world dating from the 1910s to the 2010s. Featuring the work of...
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Further Adventures on the Journey to the West
As the audacious Monkey King battles his way through a landscape of inexplicable places and unfamiliar passions, Further Adventures on the Journey to the West offers a wry, revisionist critique of the late-Ming fascination with...
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The Edge of Knowing
Dreams, History, and Realism in Modern Chinese Literature
Realism and the rhetoric of dreams intersected in modern Chinese literature from the May Fourth Era in the early twentieth century through the period just following the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. The...
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Mouse vs. Cat in Chinese Literature
Tales and Commentary
In literatures worldwide, animal fables have been analyzed for their revealingly anthropomorphic views, but until now little attention has been given to the animal tales of China. The complex, competitive relationship between rodents (vilified as...
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Healing, Literature, and Popular Knowledge in Early Modern China
By examining the dynamic interplay between discourses of fiction and medicine, Novel Medicine demonstrates how fiction incorporated, created, and disseminated medical knowledge in China, beginning in the sixteenth century. Critical readings of fictional and medical...
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Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left
A Northwest Writer Reworks American Fiction
Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left is the first full critical study of novelist and critic Robert Cantwell, a Northwest-born writer with a strong sense of social justice who found himself at the center of...
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Inventions of the Imagination
Romanticism and Beyond
The dialectic between reason and imagination forms a key element in Romantic and post- Romantic philosophy, science, literature, and art. Inventions of the Imagination explores the diverse theories and assessments of this dialectic in essays...
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The Work of Print
Authorship and the EnglishText Trades, 1660-1760
The Work of Print traces a shift in the very definition of literature, from one that encompasses the material conditions of the production and distribution of books to the more familiar emphasis on the solitary...
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The Offense of Poetry
There is something offensive and scandalous about poetry, judging by the number of attacks on it and defenses of it written over the centuries. Poetry, Hazard Adams argues, exists to offend - not through its...
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Reading for Form
Reflecting varieties of theory and practice in both verse and prose from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, these essays by many of America's leading literary scholars call for a reinvigorated formalism that can...
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The Linguistics of Lying And Other Essays
Can language hide thoughts? This question, posed by the German Academy for Language and Literature in 1965 as the topic of its first essay competition, was taken up by the philologist Harald Weinrich, with far-ranging...
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