Author: Umberto Saba
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Release Date: 2017-03-28
A coming of age story that is a classic of gay literature, now in English for the first time An NYRB Classics Original Ernesto is a classic of gay literature, a tender and complex tale of sexual awakening by one of Italy’s most admired poets. Ernesto is a sixteen-year-old boy from an educated family who lives with his mother in Trieste. His mother is eager for him to get ahead and has asked a local businessman to give him some workplace experience in his warehouse. One day a workingman makes advances to Ernesto, who responds with willing curiosity. A month of trysts ensues before the boy begins to tire of the relationship, finally escaping it altogether by engineering his own dismissal. And yet his experience has changed him, and as Umberto Saba’s unfinished, autobiographical story breaks off, Ernesto has struck up a new, oddly romantic attachment to a boy his own age.
Author: Hans Herbert Grimm
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Release Date: 2014-04-10
Die Wiederentdeckung: Schlump ist ein vergessener Klassiker, ein grandioser Antikriegsroman aus dem Jahr 1928 »Antinationalistisch, unheroisch, menschenfreundlich, pazifistisch, franzosenfreundlich, humanistisch, europäisch, ziemlich gut gelaunt und ziemlich gut geschrieben. Ein helles Buch aus dunkler Zeit.« So beschrieb Volker Weidermann diesen Roman in seinem FAS-Artikel im April 2013.Hans Herbert Grimm bekannte sich erst nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg dazu, einen Roman über den Ersten Weltkrieg geschrieben zu haben, der sich immer noch ganz frisch, ganz gegenwärtig liest und sich damit abhebt von vielen heute nur noch literaturgeschichtlich kanonisierten Romanen. Die »Geschichten und Abenteuer aus dem Leben des unbekannten Musketiers Emil Schulz, genannt ›Schlump‹, von ihm selbst erzählt« – so der Untertitel – zeigen den Weg eines unbedarften jungen Helden von der Etappe aufs Schlachtfeld, ins Lazarett und zurück. Und sie erzählen die Geschichte eines modernen Hans im Glück, der nach Romanzen Ausschau hält und am Ende die große Liebe trifft, die immer schon auf ihn wartete. »Ein französisch anmutendes Weisheitsbuch von lateinischer Heiterkeit«, so Volker Weidermann, der in seinem Nachwort Informationen zu Autor und Werk liefert.
Infamous for the murder of Maria Iribarne, the artist Juan Pablo Castel is now writing a detailed account of his relationship with the victim from his prison cell: obsessed from the first moment he saw her examining one of his paintings, Castel had become fixated on her over the next months and fantasized over how they might meet again. When he happened upon her one day, a relationship was formed which swiftly convinced him of their mutual love. But Castel�s growing paranoia would lead him to destroy the one thing he truly cared about... Sabato's first novel El T�nel (translated as �The Outsider� or �The Tunnel�), written in 1948, is framed as the confession of the painter Juan Pablo Castel, who has murdered the only woman capable of understanding him. Sabato�s novels were praised by authors such as Albert Camus and Graham Greene.
"When it was first published in Spanish, THE TUNNEL won the applause of Thomas Mann and Albert Camus and was described as an existentialist classic," reminded The New York Times Book Review, in its recent review. Indeed, THE TUNNEL is one of the most highly regarded short novels of the twentieth century. Since its first publication in 1948, it has been translated into most of the major languages of the world. In the fresh, compelling, and critically acclaimed translation by Margaret Sayers Peden, it is available for a whole new readership. "The power of Sabato's story remains . . . . He delivers several satisfying satirical thrusts at the vagaries of the life of the urban intellectual that retain a remarkable contemporary resonance . . . . Sabato captures the intensity of passions run into uncharted passages where love promises not tranquility, but danger." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review
Author: Aziz Ansari
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Release Date: 2016-06-19
Genre: Family & Relationships
Der New-York-Times-Bestseller über die Liebe in Modernen Zeiten Noch nie zuvor hatten wir in der Liebe so viele Optionen – denn romantische Begegnungen sind in Zeiten von Online-Dating, Facebook, Tinder & Co. häufig nur einen Mausklick entfernt. Doch ist das für Singles ein Segen oder ein Fluch? Der weltbekannte amerikanische Schauspieler und Comedian Aziz Ansari begibt sich mit dem Soziologen Eric Klinenberg auf die lehrreiche und äußerst unterhaltsame Suche nach einer Antwort auf diese Frage.
Author: Grantland S. Rice
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1997-06-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
Did the emergence of a free press liberate eighteenth-century American authors? Most critics and historians have assumed so. In a study certain to force a rethinking of early American literary culture, Grantland S. Rice overturns this dominant view. Rice argues that the lapse of Puritan censorship, the consolidation of copyright law, and the explosion of a commercial print culture confronted writers in the new United States with a striking predicament: the depoliticization and commodification of public expression. Rice shows that the rigorous censorship practiced by Puritan authorities conferred an implicit prestige on texts as civic interventions, helping to foster a vigorous and indigenous tradition of sociopolitical criticism. With special attention to the sudden emergence of the novel in post-revolutionary America, Rice reveals how the emergence of economic liberalism undermined the earlier tradition of political writing by transforming American authorship from an expression of individual civic conscience to a market-oriented profession. Includes discussions of the writings of Benjamin Franklin, Michel-Guillaume-Jean de Crèvecoeur, and Hugh Henry Brackenridge.
The boundaries of science and literature are permeable; they are continuously crossed and illuminated by a variety of narrative forms and their interpretations. Changes in our perception of the world are informed in equal measure by scientific and humanistic disciplines. This volume treats both literary and scientific texts as products of the human mind, therefore abiding by all the rules it creates, scientific and humanistic alike. The volume does not propose to replace all literary or discourse analysis with a cross-disciplinary science-based approach, but, rather, uses this theoretical stance when more conventional means fail to explain (or even explore) the intricacies of a text. It argues that scientific discourse can also be analysed through the prism of literary theories, since all texts are governed in varying measure by the unity of contexts that characterize their nature, the process of their creation, and their place in the cognitive realm of humanity. This approach will allow the nature and limitations of scientific research to be questioned, while opening up more venues to explore scientific creativity that crosses the subject boundaries of science and humanities. Latin American literature offers many examples of the interconnection between literary and scientific discourse. Notwithstanding the often explored relationship between Jorge Luis Borges’s literary themes and contemporary scientific discoveries, a more general question should be asked: is the influence of scientific thought a privilege of the select few or is it indeed an all-pervading experience in Latin American literary narrative from late modernism to present day? This book explores the texts that overtly incorporate scientific content or are structured in such a way that immediately reminds the reader of a scientific phenomenon; it will also examine the texts that are presented in such a way that a conventional literary analysis does not help penetrate the many narrative layers that the text comprises. The volume offers cross-disciplinary readings of such authors as Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Ernesto Sábato and Gustavo Sainz, to name but a few.
Von Garth Risk Hallberg - der neuen Stimme der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur – der große, überwältigende Roman über New York City New York City, Neujahrsabend 1977. Ein Schneesturm zieht über die Stadt, Feuerwerk erleuchtet den Himmel und im Central Park fallen Schüsse. Die Ereignisse der Nacht bringen eine Gruppe unvergesslicher Figuren zusammen: Die schwerreichen Erben William und Regan Hamilton-Sweeney, Mercer, der am großen amerikanischen Roman schreibt, die Punk-Kids Sam und Charlie aus der Vorstadt, den besessenen Magazin-Reporter Richard und den Cop Larry. Sie alle leben und lieben hier, in der großen Stadt, die bankrott und gefährlich ist und zugleich vor Energie platzt. Als dann am 13. Juli 1977 die Lichter ausgehen, gerät New York City in den Ausnahmezustand – und nach dem Stromausfall ist kein Leben wie zuvor. Ein großer Roman über Liebe, Betrug und Vergebung, über Kunst, Wahrheit und Rock’n’Roll mitten in New York City - kunstvoll, überbordend, außergewöhnlich.
Author: Alba della Fazia Amoia
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism
The end of World War II led to increased interest in multicultural concerns and a flourishing of literary and artistic endeavors. It was also a time of decolonization and the emergence of new nations and cultures clamoring for recognition and respect. The political circumstances following World War II exposed many people to other cultures. This reference discusses the experiences of writers active since 1945 who were shaped by cultures other than their own. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for more than 100 writers, including Chinua Achebe, W.H. Auden, Mircea Eliade, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, and Elie Wiesel. The profiled authors either lived in another culture voluntarily or were wrenched from one culture into another. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of multicultural themes in the writer's works, a review of criticism, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. The reference demonstrates the value of multicultural experiences in the lives of writers around the world and fosters a greater appreciation of cultural diversity.
The heartbreaking final volume in Sergio Pitol's groundbreaking memoir-essay-fiction-hybrid Trilogy of Memory, which won him the prestigious Cervantes Prize, finds Pitol boldly and passionately weaving fiction and autobiography together to tell of his life lived through the written word as a way to stave off the advancement of a degenerative neurological condition causing him to lose the use of language.
Author: David Craven
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2006-08-01
In this uniquely wide-ranging book, David Craven investigates the extraordinary impact of three Latin American revolutions on the visual arts and on cultural policy. The three great upheavals - in Mexico (1910-40), in Cuba (1959-89), and in Nicaragua (1979-90) - were defining moments in twentieth-century life in the Americas. Craven discusses the structural logic of each movement's artistic project - by whom, how, and for whom artworks were produced -- and assesses their legacies. In each case, he demonstrates how the consequences of the revolution reverberated in the arts and cultures far beyond national borders. The book not only examines specific artworks originating from each revolution's attempt to deal with the challenge of 'socializing the arts,' but also the engagement of the working classes in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua with a tradition of the fine arts made newly accessible through social transformation. Craven considers how each revolution dealt with the pressing problem of creating a 'dialogical art' -- one that reconfigures the existing artistic resource rather than one that just reproduces a populist art to keep things as they were. In addition, the author charts the impact on the revolutionary processes of theories of art and education, articulated by such thinkers as John Dewey and Paulo Freire. The book provides a fascinating new view of the Latin American revolutionaries -- from artists to political leaders -- who defined art as a fundamental force for the transformation of society and who bequeathed new ways of thinking about the relations among art, ideology, and class, within a revolutionary process.
Author: Robin Pickering-Iazzi
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science
The first of its kind in English, Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature is a selection of readings from Italian fiction and non-fiction writers on the subject of the Mafia. Among the renowned writers featured are Giovanni Verga, Grazia Deledda, Anna Maria Ortese, Livia De Stefani, and Silvana La Spina, as well as famous witnesses such as Felicia Impastato, Letizia Battaglia, and Rita Atria who provide personal, often terrifying testimonies about their experiences with the Mafia. It is a historically diverse examination of criminal and outlaw institutions by some of the most significant figures in Italian literature. These newly translated writings show the ways in which Italians perceived and wrote about the Mafia and crime from the 1880s to the 1990s. Among them are stories dealing with the important legends used by the Mafia as sources for their image and ideology, legends such as the brigand and the Blessed Paulists. Some of the fascinating themes discussed are connections between the Mafia, the State, and the Catholic Church; the Mafia and children; women and the Mafia; the Black Hand; and relations between the Mafia and the Allied Forces during the Second World War. Robin Pickering-Iazzi incorporates an invaluable introduction that charts key periods in the history of Italy and the Mafia, and profiles each of the authors in the collection, noting their major works in Italian as well as those available in English. These and other features make this text especially appropriate for courses in Italian studies. Mafia and Outlaw Stories from Italian Life and Literature takes a unique and intriguing approach to the subject of the Mafia, and offers informed judgements about its historical impact on Italian society and culture.