Chronophobia – On Time in the Art of the 1960s
Chronophobia – On Time in the Art of the 1960s...
The Promised City: New York's Jews, 1870-1914
Rischin paints a vivid picture of Jewish life in New York at the turn of the century. Here are the old neighborhoods and crowded tenements, the Rester Street markets, the sweatshops, the birth of Yiddish theatre in America, and the founding of important Jewish newspapers and labor movements. The book describes, too, the city's response to this great influx of immigrants?a response that marked the beginning of a new concept of social responsibility....
Livingdying. Signed Limited Edition
A lovely signed, limited edition of Corman’s 1970 edition of stunningly lean, and spare modern poetry that sometimes appears as a form of Western haiku....
Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Critical Symposium
The larger pan of this classic symposium on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins was originally assembled as a special number of The Kenyon Review to celebrate in 1944 the centenary of the poet's birth, and then published in the New Directions "Makers of Modern Literature" series. Austin Warren contributes a biographical sketch and a study of Hopkins's debt to traditional verse forms. Marshall McLuhan explores the ideas behind the poet's symbols and images. Harold Whitehall analyzes his famous "sprung rhythm," Josephine Miles the characteristics of his idiom. Robert Lowell emphasizes his religious nature, Arthur Mizener his Victorian heritage. And F.R. Leavis discusses the metaphysical character of his poems....
In this tenth collection, Stephen Dunn turns his "wise, well-practiced eye" (Library Journal) on an America growing ever more stringent with its daily mercies. Not content merely to observe the world, Dunn's stance is always dual, complicit. And as he navigates through each paradox of his moral and aesthetic and erotic selves, this poet, described by Sydney Lea as one "who remains open to contradictions," travels to a place of exact and complicated vision....
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Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney 2 Volume Set (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)
The British statesman George Macartney (1737-1806) had a long and distinguished career, holding posts including the governorships of Grenada and Madras. He also undertook high-profile diplomatic missions to Russia and China. This two-volume 1807...
Vermeer & the Invention of Seeing
Vermeer & the Invention of Seeing...
Reflections on a Ravaged Century
Robert Conquest has been called by Paul Johnson "our greatest living modern historian." As a new century begins, Conquest offers an illuminating examination of our past failures and a guide to where we should go next. Graced with one of the most acute gifts for political prescience since Orwell, Conquest assigns responsibility for our century’s cataclysms not to impersonal economic or social forces but to the distorted ideologies of revolutionary Marxism and National Socialism. The final, sobering chapters of Reflections on a Ravaged Century concern themselves with some coming storms, notably that of the European Union, which Conquest believes is an economic, cultural, and geographical misconception divisive of the West and doomed to failure....
Remediation: Understanding New Media
Media critics remain captivated by the modernist myth of the new: they assume that digital technologies such as the World Wide Web, virtual reality, and computer graphics must divorce themselves from earlier media for a new set of aesthetic and cultural principles. In this richly illustrated study, Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin offer a theory of mediation for our digital age that challenges this assumption. They argue that new visual media achieve their cultural significance precisely by paying homage to, rivaling, and refashioning such earlier media as perspective painting, photography, film, and television. They call this process of refashioning "remediation," and they note that earlier media have also refashioned one another: photography remediated painting, film remediated stage production and photography, and television remediated film, vaudeville, and radio....