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Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

by Alice Nakhimovsky & Roberta Newman Indiana University Press (April 15, 2014)

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally...

Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

by Alexander Bogdanov, Charles Rougle, Loren R. Graham & Richard Stites Indiana University Press (June 01, 1984)

"[A] surprisingly moving story." -The New Yorker

"Bogdanov's novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution...

Moroccan Noir: Police, Crime, and Politics in Popular Culture

by Jonathan Smolin Indiana University Press (October 23, 2013)

Facing rising demands for human rights and the rule of law, the Moroccan state fostered new mass media and cultivated more positive images of the police, once the symbol of state repression, reinventing the...

Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon

by Lovalerie King & Shirley Moody-Turner Indiana University Press (August 28, 2013)

In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have compiled a collection of essays that offer access to some of the most innovative contemporary black fiction while addressing important issues in current...


by Ovid & Rolfe Humphries Indiana University Press (January 22, 1960)

"The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation...

Dante's Inferno, The Indiana Critical Edition

by Dante Alighieri & Mark Musa Indiana University Press (June 22, 1995)

This new critical edition, including Mark Musa's classic translation, provides students with a clear, readable verse translation accompanied by ten innovative interpretations of Dante's masterpiece.

The Materiality of Language: Gender, Politics, and the University

by David Bleich Indiana University Press (June 28, 2013)

David Bleich sees the human body, its affective life, social life, and political functions as belonging to the study of language. In The Materiality of Language, Bleich addresses the need to end centuries of...

The Female Face of Shame

by Erica L. Johnson & Patricia Moran Indiana University Press (May 16, 2013)

The female body, with its history as an object of social control, expectation, and manipulation, is central to understanding the gendered construction of shame. Through the study of 20th-century literary texts,...

Dante's Vita Nuova, New Edition: A Translation and an Essay

by Dante Alighieri & Mark Musa Indiana University Press (April 22, 1973)

In this new edition Musa views Dante's intention as one of cruel and comic commentary on the shallowness and self-pity of his protagonist, who only occasionally glimpses the true nature of love.

"... the explication...

An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty

by Renée Levine Melammed Indiana University Press (April 30, 2013)

Through the poetry of Bouena Sarfatty (1916-1997), An Ode to Salonika sketches the life and demise of the Sephardi Jewish community that once flourished in this Greek crossroads city. A resident of Salonika...

Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives

by Steven T Katz & Alan Rosen Indiana University Press (May 17, 2013)

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, best known for his writings on the Holocaust, is also the accomplished author of novels, essays, tales, and plays as well as portraits of seminal figures in Jewish life...

Petrarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum vulgarium fragmenta

by Mark Musa & Barbara Manfredi Indiana University Press (May 22, 1999)

"Mark Musa, in editing and translating Petrarch's Canzoniere, has performed a wonderful service to the English-speaking reader. Here, in one volume, are included the poet's own selection of the best lyric verse...

The End of the Holocaust

by Alvin H. Rosenfeld Indiana University Press (April 20, 2011)

In this provocative work, Alvin H. Rosenfeld contends that the proliferation of books, films, television programs, museums, and public commemorations related to the Holocaust has, perversely, brought about a...

Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory

by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett & Jeffrey Shandler Indiana University Press (October 25, 2012)

As millions of people around the world who have read her diary attest, Anne Frank, the most familiar victim of the Holocaust, has a remarkable place in contemporary memory. Anne Frank Unbound looks beyond this...

Buenas Noches, American Culture: Latina/o Aesthetics of Night

by María DeGuzmán Indiana University Press (July 09, 2012)

Often treated like night itself-both visible and invisible, feared and romanticized-Latina/os make up the largest minority group in the US. In her newest work, María DeGuzmán explores representations of night...

From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom

by Paul Budra & Clint Burnham Indiana University Press (July 25, 2012)

Literary scholars face a new and often baffling reality in the classroom: students spend more time looking at glowing screens than reading printed text. The social lives of these students take place in cyberspace...

The Year’s Work in the Punk Bookshelf, Or, Lusty Scripts

by Brian James Schill Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

This is the story of the books punks read and why they read them. The Year’s Work in the Punk Bookshelf challenges the stereotype that punk rock is a bastion of violent, drug-addicted, uneducated drop outs....

The Essential Peirce: Selected Philosophical Writings (1893-1913)

by Peirce Edition Project Indiana University Press (June 22, 1998)

Praise for Volume 1:

"... a first-rate edition, which supersedes all other portable Peirces.... all the Peirce most people will ever need." -Louis Menand, The New York Review of Books

Volume 2 of this convenient...

The Beginnings of Ladino Literature

by Olga Borovaya Indiana University Press (March 13, 2017)

Moses Almosnino (1518-1580), arguably the most famous Ottoman Sephardi writer and the only one who was known in Europe to both Jews and Christians, became renowned for his vernacular books that were admired...

Postcolonial Artists and Global Aesthetics

by Akinwumi Adesokan Indiana University Press (October 21, 2011)

What happens when social and political processes such as globalization shape cultural production? Drawing on a range of writers and filmmakers from Africa and elsewhere, Akin Adesokan explores the forces at...

The Andalusi Literary and Intellectual Tradition

by Sarah Pearce Indiana University Press (March 06, 2017)

Beginning in 1172, Judah ibn Tibbon, who was called the father of Hebrew translators, wrote a letter to his son that was full of personal and professional guidance. The detailed letter, described as an ethical...

William Faulkner

by André Bleikasten, Miriam Watchorn, Philip Weinstein & Roger Little Indiana University Press (March 01, 2017)

Writing to American poet Malcolm Cowley in 1949, William Faulkner expressed his wish to be known only through his books. He would go on to win the Nobel Prize for literature several months later, and when he...

Shades—Of Painting at the Limit

by John Sallis Indiana University Press (February 06, 2017)

"[Sallis’s] ideas are presented in a singular, scholarly, remarkable, captivating, conceptually rigorous, dense, and deep manner.... Highly recommended." —Choice

"This fascinating book by one of the more...

The Ink of Melancholy: Faulkner's Novels from The Sound and the Fury to Light in August

by André Bleikasten Indiana University Press (October 31, 2016)

Ink of Melancholy re-examines and re-evaluates William Faulkner's work from the late 1920s to the early 1940s, one of his most creative periods. Rather than approach Faulkner's fiction through a prefabricated...

Modern Ladino Culture: Press, Belles Lettres, and Theater in the Late Ottoman Empire

by Olga Borovaya Indiana University Press (December 05, 2011)

Olga Borovaya explores the emergence and expansion of print culture in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), the mother tongue of the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire, in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries....

Walden x 40: Essays on Thoreau

by Robert B. Ray Indiana University Press (November 24, 2011)

In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved from his parents' house in Concord, Massachusetts, to a one-room cabin on land owned by his mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson. After 26 months he transformed his stay in the woods...

City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia's Jews and the Myth of Old Odessa

by Jarrod Tanny Indiana University Press (November 14, 2011)

Old Odessa, on the Black Sea, gained notoriety as a legendary city of Jewish gangsters and swindlers, a frontier boomtown mythologized for the adventurers, criminals, and merrymakers who flocked there to seek...

A Lancastrian Mirror for Princes: The Yale Law School New Statutes of England

by Rosemarie McGerr Indiana University Press (November 15, 2011)

This seminal study addresses one of the most beautifully decorated 15th-century copies of the New Statutes of England, uncovering how the manuscript's unique interweaving of legal, religious, and literary discourses...

Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley: A 19th-Century Ethnography from Central Asia

by Valdimir Nalivkin, Maria Nalivkina, Mariana Markova & Marianne Ruth Kamp Indiana University Press (July 04, 2016)

Muslim Women of the Fergana Valley is the first English translation of an important 19th-century Russian text describing everyday life in Uzbek communities. Vladimir and Maria Nalivkin were Russians who settled...

Ex-Centric Migrations: Europe and the Maghreb in Mediterranean Cinema, Literature, and Music

by Hakim Abderrezak Indiana University Press (June 20, 2016)

Ex-Centric Migrations examines cinematic, literary, and musical representations of migrants and migratory trends in the western Mediterranean. Focusing primarily on clandestine sea-crossings, Hakim Abderrezak...

Writing Jewish Culture: Paradoxes in Ethnography

by Andreas Kilcher & Gabriella Safran Indiana University Press (April 04, 2016)

Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe before WWII, this collection explores various genres of "ethnoliterature" across temporal, geographical, and ideological borders as sites of Jewish identity formation and...

Happily Ever After: The Romance Story in Popular Culture

by Catherine M. Roach Indiana University Press (March 31, 2016)

"Find your one true love and live happily ever after." The trials of love and desire provide perennial story material, from the BiblicalSong of Songsto Disney's princesses, but perhaps most provocatively in...

At Home with Ernie Pyle

by Edited and with an Introduction by Owen V. Johnson. Ernie Pyle Indiana University Press (January 05, 2016)

As anyone who has read his legendary WWII reporting knows, Ernie Pyle had an uncanny ability to connect with his readers, seeking out stories about the common people with whom he felt a special bond. A master...

Rethinking African Cultural Production

by Frieda Ekotto & Kenneth W. Harrow Indiana University Press (May 29, 2015)

Frieda Ekotto, Kenneth W. Harrow, and an international group of scholars set forth new understandings of the conditions of contemporary African cultural production in this forward-looking volume. Arguing that...

What Is Fiction For?: Literary Humanism Restored

by Bernard Harrison Indiana University Press (December 29, 2014)

How can literature, which consists of nothing more than the description of imaginary events and situations, offer any insight into the workings of "human reality" or "the human condition"? Can mere words illuminate...