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The One, Other, and Only Dickens

by Garrett Stewart Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

In The One, Other, and Only Dickens, Garrett Stewart casts new light on those delirious wrinkles of wording that are one of the chief pleasures of Dickens’s novels but that go regularly unnoticed in Dickensian...


The Perraults

by Oded Rabinovitch Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

In The Perraults, Oded Rabinovitch takes the fascinating eponymous literary and scientific family as an entry point into the complex and rapidly changing world of early modern France. Today, the Perraults are...


Nabokov

by Leona Toker Cornell University Press (November 01, 2016)

Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as "a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures." Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic...


Reframing Decadence

by Peter Jeffreys Cornell University Press (September 30, 2015)

During his sojourn in England during the 1870s, a young Cavafy found himself enthralled by the aesthetic movement of cosmopolitan London. It was during these years that he encountered the canvases and personalities...


Unbuttoning America

by Ardis Cameron Cornell University Press (April 30, 2015)

Published in 1956, Peyton Place became a bestseller and a literary phenomenon. A lurid and gripping story of murder, incest, female desire, and social injustice, it was consumed as avidly by readers as it was...


Albert Camus

by Robert D. Zaretsky Cornell University Press

"Like many others of my generation, I first read Camus in high school. I carried him in my backpack while traveling across Europe, I carried him into (and out of) relationships, and I carried him into (and out...


In the Words of E. B. White

by E. B. White & Martha White Cornell University Press

The author of Charlotte's Web and One Man's Meat, coauthor of The Elements of Style, and columnist for The New Yorker for almost half a century, E. B. White (1899-1985) is an American literary icon. Over the...


"Who, What Am I?"

by Irina Paperno Cornell University Press (December 02, 2014)

"God only knows how many diverse, captivating impressions and thoughts evoked by these impressions . . . pass in a single day. If it were only possible to render them in such a way that I could easily read...


The death of Tolstoy

by William S. Nickell Cornell University Press

In the middle of the night of October 28, 1910, Leo Tolstoy, the most famous man in Russia, vanished. A secular saint revered for his literary genius, pacificism, and dedication to the earth and the poor, Tolstoy...


Knowing Dickens

by Rosemarie Bodenheimer Cornell University Press (November 09, 2012)

In this compelling and accessible book, Rosemarie Bodenheimer explores the thoughtworld of the Victorian novelist who was most deeply intrigued by nineteenth-century ideas about the unconscious mind. Dickens...