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Trafika Europe

by Andrew Singer Penn State University Press (March 01, 2016)

In volume 1 of Trafika Europe, Andrew Singer gathers choice offerings from the first year of the quarterly journal of the same name. These fourteen selections—from seven women and seven men, seven poets and...


The Duplicating Imagination

by Maria Marotti Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

Maria Marotti applies a unique mixture of strains of contemporary literary theory to the body of posthumously published works so far published in the Mark Twain Papers series, examining these late, frequently...


Clarissa on the Continent

by Thomas O. Beebee Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

"Clarissa" on the Continent defines and explores two strategies of literary translation—creative vs. preservative and strong vs. weak—as they transform one of the most influential English novels. Thomas...


The Complete Plays of Jean Racine

by Jean Racine & Geoffrey Alan Argent Penn State University Press (April 11, 2012)

As Voltaire famously opined, Athaliah, Racine’s last play, is “perhaps the greatest masterwork of the human spirit.” Its formidable antagonists, Athaliah, queen of Judah, and Jehoiada, high priest of the...


The Complete Plays of Jean Racine

by Jean Racine & Geoffrey Alan Argent Penn State University Press (October 25, 2011)

This is the third volume of a projected translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine’s plays—only the third time such a project has been undertaken. For this new translation, Geoffrey Alan Argent...


Poetic Remaking

by George Bornstein Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

This volume offers a coherent view of post-romantic poetic development through selective examples both of individual poems and of poetic influence. Bornstein focuses most centrally on Browning in the Victorian...


Books and Religious Devotion

by Allan F. Westphall Penn State University Press (September 10, 2014)

In Books and Religious Devotion, Allan Westphall presents a study of the book-collecting habits and annotation practices of Thomas Connary, an Irish immigrant farmer who lived in New Hampshire in the latter...


The Complete Plays of Jean Racine

by Jean Racine & Geoffrey Alan Argent Penn State University Press (July 29, 2014)

This is the fifth volume of a projected translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine’s plays. Geoffrey Alan Argent’s translations faithfully convey all the urgency and keen psychological insight...


Melusine; or, The Noble History of Lusignan

by Jean d'Arras, Donald Maddox & Sara Sturm-Maddox Penn State University Press (August 11, 2012)

Jean d’Arras’s splendid prose romance of Melusine, written for Jean de Berry, the brother of King Charles V of France, is one of the most significant and complex literary works of the later Middle Ages....


The Complete Plays of Jean Racine

by Jean Racine & Geoffrey Alan Argent Penn State University Press (January 21, 2011)

This is the second volume of a projected translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine’s plays—only the third time such a project has been undertaken in the three hundred years since Racine’s death....


Charlemagne and Louis the Pious

by Thomas F. X. Noble Penn State University Press (October 19, 2009)

Carolingian historical texts have long stood at the base of our modern knowledge about the eighth and ninth centuries. The ninth century gave birth to a new revival of secular biography, which has come to be...


The Complete Plays of Jean Racine

by Jean Racine & Geoffrey Alan Argent Penn State University Press (November 24, 2010)

This is the first volume of a planned translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine’s plays—a project undertaken only three times in the three hundred years since Racine’s death. For this new translation,...


Wonder and Exile in the New World

by Alex Nava Penn State University Press (June 21, 2013)

In Wonder and Exile in the New World, Alex Nava explores the border regions between wonder and exile, particularly in relation to the New World. It traces the preoccupation with the concept of wonder in the...


I Saw Water

by Ithell Colquhoun, Richard Shillitoe & Mark S. Morrisson Penn State University Press (October 27, 2014)

Ithell Colquhoun (1906–1988) is remembered today as a surrealist artist, writer, and occultist. Although her paintings hang in a number of public collections and her gothic novel Goose of Hermogenes (1961)...


Condorcet

by Guillaume Ansart Penn State University Press (May 09, 2012)

Condorcet (1743–1794) was the last of the great eighteenth-century French philosophes and one of the most fervent américanistes of his time. A friend of Franklin, Jefferson, and Paine and a member of the...