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J. Alden Weir: An American Impressionist
Author: Doreen Bolger Burke
Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919) was one of the first and most distinguished of the American impressionist painters, but by the middle of this century his artistic accomplishments had been all but forgotten. In this book, the author describes the artist's development and career in an effort to restore him to his rightful place within the context of his period. It contains a catalogue of the works in Weir's 1983 retrospective exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (American Art Series.) Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-87413-220-7 $50.00
Jacques-Louis David: New Perspectives
Editor: Dorothy Johnson
During a period of social, political, and cultural upheaval and transformations in France Jacques-Louis David emerged as the artistic leader of his epoch. The current volume, which covers the artist's entire career, provides a further step in the direction of nuanced thinking about David's art and brings to light new evidence concerning the artist, his legacy, and the culture in which he lived and worked.
ISBN: 978-1611492835 $57.50
Jamaica Kincaid and Caribbean Double Crossings
Editors: Linda Lang-Peralta
In this groundbreaking collection of essays, scholars from the Caribbean and scholars who focus on Caribbean studies take a fresh look at Jamaica Kincaid's recent fiction and non-fiction, focusing on themes in her work that have become part of recent theoretical discourse, from the history of conquest in the Caribbean, to the identity of the post-colonial subject, the effects of imperialism, and the double consciousness of the diasporic writer.
ISBN 0-87413-928-7 $42.50
Japanese Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Editor: Yoshiko Kawachi
This book presents some fresh thoughts on various aspects of Shakespeare and other English Renaissance dramatists such as Christopher Marlowe, John Fletcher, Lady Elizabeth Cary, and Lady Mary Wroth, and of David Garrick and Samuel Johnson. Topics broached in the essays include feminism, subjectivity, sexuality, colonialism, and iconography.
Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 0-87413-673-3 $39.50
Jean-Claude van Itallie and the Off-Broadway Theater
Author: Gene A. Plunka
This book, the first on van Itallie's theater, examines how his experiments with dramatic structure have expanded the limits of theater. Experimenting with diverse dramatic forms van Itallie has done more to expand the range of dramatic structure than any American playwright since O'Neill. This book also illuminates the Off-Off Broadway era.
ISBN: 0-87413-664-4 $47.50
John Dryden, 1631-1700: His Politics, His Plays, and His Poets: A Tercentenary Celebration Held at Yale University 6-7 October, 2000
Editors: Claude Rawson and Aaron Santesso
This volume celebrates the work of John Dryden and reassesses his position in the literary tradition three hundred years after his death. Part 1 features essays that reconsider Dryden's interaction with the London of his day, and how that interaction shapes his drama. Part 2 includes essays that set Dryden alongside those poets who influenced him (Virgil, Persius, Juvenal, Shakespeare), those he influenced (Pope and Swift), and contemporary poetic rivals (Milton and Marvell).
ISBN: 978-0874138429 $55.00
John Ferguson Weir: The Labor of Art
Author: Betsy Fahlman
This illustrated monograph is the first scholarly study of John Ferguson Weir. Two major contributionsas an artist and as a teacherensure his prominent place in the history of American art. The reputation Weir achieved through his paintings led to his assuming the directorship of the Yale School of the Fine Arts. (American Art Series)
Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1998
ISBN: 0-87413-602-4 $75.00
John Leacock's The First Book of the American Chronicles of the Times, 1774-1775
Editor: Carla Mulford
The complete text of the biblical parodic satire American Chronicles is presented here for the first time since its 1774-75 publication, together with a comprehensive analysis of the work and its cultural relevance, and detailed notes, appendixes, and an introduction establishing the satire's authorship.
ISBN: 0-87413-305-X $28.50
John Milton, Radical Politics, and Biblical Republicanism
Author: Walter S. H. Lim
By analyzing how Milton reads and appropriates different biblical texts to give shape to his republican vision, Lim assesses Milton's significance to the development of early modern English political thought, his conception of the English nation, and, finally, his response to pressures exerted by a secular modernity grounded on international commercial activities.
ISBN: 0-87413-940-6 $55.00
John Quincy Adams Ward, Dean of American Sculpture: With a Catalogue Raisonné
Author: Lewis I. Sharp
Catalogues Ward's sculpture, analyzes his style, evaluates the quality of his work, and determines the artistic influences on his sculpture. A chronological catalogue of his 125 recorded works follows a biographical essay. Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-1611491500 $85.00
John Rainolds's Oxford Lectures on Aristotle's Rhetoric, 1572-1578
Author: John Rainolds
Edited and translated by Lawrence D. Green
Published for the first time, these are the only university lectures known to have survived from sixteenth-century Oxford and the first major treatment of Aristotle's Rhetoric in England. Includes a critical edition of the Latin and Greek text, translation, commentary, and critical introduction.
ISBN: 0-87413-287-8 $65.00
John Sloan's Oil Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné
Author: John Sloan
Compiler: Rowland Elzea
Descriptions and histories of the 1,265 oils by John Sloan (1871-1951), more than 1,000 of which are illustrated. Includes critical commentary, the artist's own comments, and an analysis of Sloan's work and his role in American painting. Indexing by title and subject. Illustrated.
Part 1 ISBN: 0-87413-348-3 $95.00 (no longer available)
Part 2 ISBN: 978-1611491593 $95.00 Full Description
John Sloan's Women: A Psychoanalysis of Vision
Author: Janice M. Coco
Using psychoanalysis (object relations theory) and social history, Janice M. Coco explores the individual and social identities that inform Sloan's many representations of women. She examines the ways that he defined defined himself as both man and artist at a time when the ideals of masculinity and artistic identity were at issue.
ISBN: 978-1611492521 $45.00
John White Alexander and the Construction of National Identity: Cosmopolitan American Art, 1880-1915
Author: Sarah J. Moore
Moore positions the work of American artist John White Alexander at the intersection of the shifting discourse of nationalism in American art at the turn of the twentieth century. The book addresses the dynamic search for and definition of national identity through a careful examination of the institutional complexes in which Alexander worked and exhibited.
ISBN: 978-1611492187 $49.50
Johnson the Poet: The Poetic Career of Samuel Johnson
Jonathan Swift and the Arts
Author: David F. Venturo
Johnson the Poet is the first book to deal comprehensively with the poetry of Samuel Johnson. It provides critical commentary on Johnson's long and versatile poetic career as novice poet, formal verse imitator and satirist, playwright, moralist, neo-Latinist, elegist, prologuist, and writer of impromptu drawing-room versewhile setting his verse in eighteenth-century political, theological, moral, and literary contexts. The book includes an appendix with texts and the author's translations of Johnson's Latin poems.
ISBN: 978-0874136760 $50.00
Author: Joseph McMinn
This is the first comprehensive account of Swift's engagement with the arts in Ireland and England. It both documents and reflects upon his attitudes toward music, gardening, theatre, architecture, and painting, and suggests that, despite his often sceptical attitude towards the non-literary arts, he saw them as a rich source of inspiration and entertainment for both his poetry and prose.
ISBN: 978-1611491258 $46.00
The Journal of Thomas Moore, Volume 4: 1831-1835
Author: Thomas Moore
Editor: Wilfred S. Dowden
For over one hundred years, the journal of the Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was thought to have been destroyed. In 1967 the manuscript was found in the archives of the Longman Publishing House in London. This edition, published in six volumes, reveals the essential Moore and introduces the reader to the daily, personal record of Moore's life from 1818 to 1847. The journal begins as an accurate rendering of the author's daily life and ends as a tragic reflection of a failing memory and a deteriorating mind. Illustrated.
ISBN:978-0874132564 (volume 4 - 1831-1835) $73.50
Joycean Cultures/Culturing Joyces
Editors: Vincent J. Cheng, Kimberly J. Devlin, and Margot Norris
The study of cultureboth Joyce's and our ownprovides the impetus for this volume of essays. This volume presents a culture criticism that is both analysis and judgment of politics, art, fashion, and constructions of the body inscribed and transcribed in the Joycean text.
ISBN: 0-87413-636-9 $39.50
Joycean Occasions: Essays from the Milwaukee James Joyce Conference
Editors: Janet E. Dunleavy, Melvin J. Friedman, and Michael P. Gillespie
Originally presented as papers at the 1987 James Joyce conference, this collection of essays is concerned with Ulysses, Finnegan's Wake, and a variety of intriguing contexts by established Joyceans. Contributors include Fritz Senn, Richard Corballis, Shari Benstock, Bernard Benstock, Zack Bowen, Patrick A. McCarthy, Daniel P. Gunn, Suzette Henke, Susan Brienza, Vincent J. Cheng, Sidney Feshbach, and Mary Reynolds.
ISBN: 0-87413-402-1 $42.50
Joyce's Ulysses: The Larger Perspective
Editors: Robert D. Newman and Weldon Thornton
All fifteen essays in this collection are concerned with the primacy of the novelistic aspects of Ulysses and how it achieves its meanings. Together they seek to redress the tendency of some recent critics to regard Ulysses as a compendium of techniques or a treatise.
ISBN: 0-87413-316-5 $40.00