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DanteworldsA Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Danteworlds: A Reader's Guide to the Inferno

Guy P. Raffa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226702674
eISBN:
9780226702780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

One of the greatest works of world literature, Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy has, despite its enormous popularity and importance, often stymied readers with its multitudinous characters, ... More

Goethe & the GinkgoA Tree & a Poem

Goethe & the Ginkgo: A Tree & a Poem

Siegfried Unseld

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226841946
eISBN:
9780226841953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226841953.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1815, Goethe gave symbolic expression to his intense relationship with Marianne Willemer, a recently married woman thirty-five years his junior. He gave her a leaf from the ginkgo tree, explaining ... More

Joyce'S GhostsIreland, Modernism, and Memory

Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Luke Gibbons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joyce's Ghosts realigns haunting from the romantic Gothic genre to the spectral forms of Ireland's colonial modernity. The new psychology sought to exorcise the ghost by reducing it to a projection ... More

The Man Who Thought He Was NapoleonToward a Political History of Madness

The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon: Toward a Political History of Madness

Laure Murat

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226025735
eISBN:
9780226025872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025872.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon explores for the first time, in archives and unpublished materials, the relationship between history and madness, ideology and pathology. “Ambitious monomania,” ... More

Modes of FaithSecular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the decades surrounding World War I, religious belief receded in the face of radical new ideas such as Marxism, modern science, Nietzschean philosophy, and critical theology. This book addresses ... More

Prague PalimpsestWriting, Memory, and the City

Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City

Alfred Thomas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226795409
eISBN:
9780226795416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226795416.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. Envisioning the ancient city in central Europe as a ... More

Preserving the SpellBasile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book emphasizes that folk and fairy tales are meant to undergo constant transformations to the point of becoming unrecognizable. My book questions the received idea that classical tales such as ... More

RootednessThe Ramifications of a Metaphor

Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor

Christy Wampole

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226317656
eISBN:
9780226317793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317793.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

To be rootless is to lack context, and because the conditions of modernity have tended to remove context by extracting the human from nature, erasing traditions and collective memory, and promoting ... More

Seeing DoubleBaudelaire's Modernity

Seeing Double: Baudelaire's Modernity

Francoise Meltzer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226519883
eISBN:
9780226519876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226519876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) has been labeled the very icon of modernity, the scribe of the modern city, and an observer of an emerging capitalist culture. This book reconsiders this ... More

The Shock of the AncientLiterature and History in Early Modern France

The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France

Larry F. Norman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226591483
eISBN:
9780226591506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591506.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The cultural battle known as the quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns served as a sly cover for more deeply opposed views about the value of literature and the arts. One of the most public ... More

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