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Painting Shakespeare Red: An East-European Appropriation
Authors: Alexander Shurbanov and Boika Sokolova
This study deals with the appropriation of Shakespeare for the needs of communist ideology. While primarily concentrating on the uses of his dramatic work in Bulgaria, it places his experience in the East-European context. The bulk of the book is devoted to an analysis of the complex interplay between oppressive ideological criticism and theater practice. It shows how Shakespeare in the theater gradually managed to escape the constraints of ideology and became a strong oppositional voice. Illustrated.
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Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 978-0874137262 $85.00

"The Pale Cast Of Thought": Hesitation and Decision in the Renaissance Epic
Author: James L. Shulman
This book focuses on specific moments of deliberated decision in the epic poems of Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and Milton. By exploring the difference between Aristotle's notion of proairesis and structuralist literary critics' use of the term, the author argues that decision making provides a link between ethical structures and narrative forms.
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ISBN: 978-0874136357 $70.00

Pastiche, Fashion, and Galanterie in Chardin's Genre Subjects: Looking Smart
Author: Paula Radisich
Pastiche, Fashion and Galanterie in Chardin's Genre Subjects seeks to understand how Chardin’s genre subjects were composed and constructed to communicate certain things to the elites of Paris in the 1730s and 1740s. The book argues against the conventional view of Chardin as the transparent imitator of bourgeois life and values so ingrained in art history since the nineteenth century.
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Series: Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611494242 $75.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

Patrons of Enlightenment: The Free Economic Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia
Author: Colum Leckey
Patrons of Enlightenment is the first English language study of the St. Petersburg Free Economic Study, one of the most prestigious and influential public associations in Imperial Russian history. Established in 1765 under the personal protection of Catherine the Great, its mission was to enlighten the villages and country estates of the Russian Empire by spreading the gospel of scientific agriculture to noble landowners and the peasants working their land.
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ISBN: 978-1611493429 $75.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

Pencils Rhetorique: Renaissance Poets and the Art of Painting
Author: Judith Dundas
The painting and poetry of the Renaissance shared the same goal of imitating nature. This study is concerned with the various kinds of allusions and what they can tell us not only about the poets' attitudes to the visual arts but also their attitudes to their own art of representation. Illustrated.
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ISBN: 978-0874134599 $80.00

Penitent Brothellers: Grace, Sexuality, and Genre in Thomas Middleton's City Comedies
Author: Herbert Jack Heller
Penitent Brothellers examines the religious perspectives of Jacobean dramatist Thomas Middleton, focusing on scenes of repentance and conversion in his city comedies. Using Middleton's rarely studied pamphlet The Two Gates of Salvation, Heller establishes the Calvinist theological background for the repentances. The study also examines Middleton's portrayal of sodomy in his satires.
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ISBN: 978-0874137019 $75.00

Performing the "Everyday": The Culture of Genre in the Eighteenth Century
Editor: Alden Cavanaugh
This interdisciplinary anthology explores the representation of everyday life across several disciplines in a century known for its interest in individual experience of the mundane as well as the heroic. Comprised of essays by established and emerging scholars of literature, art, and music history, the volume explores not merely the range of performances under the banner of the everyday, but also the meanings inherent in these attempts to create art out of the experience of the "real."
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Series: Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-0874139709 $65.00

The Persistence of Hope: A True Story
Author: Albert Alcalay
This is the personal saga of a young Yugoslavian artist who, well aware of the Nazi danger from its earliest days, was drafted into the Yugoslav army and taken prisoner of war. Released from the work camp because of his personal courage, Alcalay returned to Nazi-occupied Belgrade where German reprisals caused the execution of over one hundred Jews. He survived to flourish in postwar Rome as a prominent member of a successor generation to the great Jewish Emotionalist movement.
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ISBN: 978-1611493085 $90.00

The Philadelawareans and Other Essays Relating to Delaware
Author: John A. Munroe
This volume presents a varied sampling of the author's writings from the past sixty years, along with some previously unpublished materials. The first essay provides a title for the book and also a subordinate theme, the relationship between Delaware and the city of Philadelphia.
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Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-1611492545 $85.00

Physiognomy in Profile: Lavater's Impact on European Culture
Editors: Melissa Percival and Graeme Tytler
Physiognomy in Profile affirms and assesses Lavater's contribution to European culture in the two hundred years since his death. It examines how his vision of physiognomy as a viable method of interpreting the modern world has repeatedly been affirmed and challenged.
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ISBN: 978-1611492378 $80.00

Picturing Religious Experience: George Herbert, Calvin, and the Scriptures
Author: Daniel W. Doerksen
Little has been said about the relationship of Herbert's writings to those of Calvin, yet those writings were abundant and influential in Herbert's Church of England. Accordingly, Picturing Spiritual Conflicts studies Herbert's poetry in relation to those writings, particularly regarding the spiritual conflicts which the poet himself said would be found depicted in his book of poems. Much more than is generally realized, Calvin wrote about the experience of living the Christian life—which is also Herbert's subject in many of his poems.
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ISBN: 978-1611493566 $80.00 (hardback)/$34.99 (paperback)/E-Book Available

Piety and Politics: Imaging Divine Kingship in Louis XIV's Chapel at Versailles
Author: Martha Mel Stumberg Edmunds
This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Louis XIV's magnificent palace chapel at Versailles. The story of this carefully calculated dynastic shrine will interest all historians of the ancien régime. Illustrated.
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Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611491883 $105.00

The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (formerly Mrs. Thrale), Volume 4, 1805-1810
Editors: Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom
Volume 4 describes one of the most traumatic periods of Hester Lynch Piozzi's life, when she could no longer believe that Gabriel Piozzi's attacks of gout were to be endured as a typically gentrified English condition. Illustrated.
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ISBN: 978-0874133936 $90.00

The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (formerly Mrs. Thrale), Volume 5, 1811-1816
Editors: Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom
Associate Editor: O M Brack, Jr.
Introduction by Gay W. Brack
Mrs. Piozzi's correspondence for the years 1811-1816 depicts a woman whose horizons are rapidly becoming limited by infirmity and financial difficulties. Illustrated.
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ISBN: 978-0874133943 $115.00

The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (formerly Mrs. Thrale), Volume 6, 1817-1821
Editors: Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom
Associate Editor: O M Brack, Jr.
Introduction by Gay W. Brack
The letters in this volume record the last years of Mrs. Piozzi's life. Her correspondence from 1817 to 1821 reads like extensions of her private journals and may be seen as affirmations of hope and ambition as well as declarations of frustration, grief, anger, and self-pity. Illustrated.
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ISBN: 978-0874133950 $115.00

Pivotal Policies in Delaware: From Desegregation to Deregulation
Authors: William W. Boyer and Edward C. Ratledge
This book identifies ten pivotal policies in Delaware that still impact public life in this small state. Much that has happened since the mid-twentieth century in Delaware public policy evolved from particular events. These events consisted of court decisions, laws passed, or happenings of particular persons. They prompted public policies, the effects of which were not clearly understood, were counter to what was anticipated, had undesirable side effects, or were inadequate to deal with the problems encountered.
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ISBN: 978-1611494839 $80.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

A Place in the Story: Servants and Service in Shakespeare's Plays
Author: Linda Anderson
This book explores the virtues Shakespeare made of the cultural necessities of servants and service. Although all of Shakespeare's plays feature servants as characters, and many of these characters play prominent roles, surprisingly little attention has been paid to them or to the concept of service. A Place in the Story is the first book-length overview of the uses Shakespeare makes of servant-characters and the early modern concept of service.
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ISBN: 978-1611492798 $90.00

Plato's Republic and Shakespeare's Rome: A Political Study of the Roman Works
Author: Barbara L. Parker
This pioneering study argues the influence of Plato's political thought on Shakespeare's Roman works: The Rape of Lucrece, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and Titus Andronicus. Shakespeare equates the ruin of Rome with what he foresees as the corresponding decline of England deriving from England's kindred political ills, in particular the burgeoning democratic impulses fostered by the politics of both Elizabeth and James.
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ISBN: 978-1611492491 $70.00

The Player's Passion: Studies in the Science of Acting
Author: Joseph R. Roach
This reinterpretation of acting theories in light of the history of science examines acting styles from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century and measures them against prevailing conceptions of the human body and its inner workings.
Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1987
Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History
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ISBN: 978-0874132656 $80.00

Playful and Serious: Philip Roth as a Comic Writer
Editors: Ben Siegel and Jay L. Halio
Playful and Serious assembles a group of outstanding Roth scholars and critics who focus their attention on the different ways Roth brings his comic tendencies to bear on essentially serious topics.
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ISBN: 978-1611491470 $80.00

Playing Robin Hood: The Legend as Performance in Five Centuries
Editor: Lois Potter
The essays in this collection explore the performance aspects of the Robin Hood legend from three perspectives: its Tudor social and theatrical context; its adaptations and analogues in other cultures; and its later history in theater and film.
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ISBN: 978-0874136630 $75.00

The Poems of Patrick Delany: Comprising Also Poems About Him by Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, and Other Friends and Enemies
Editors: Robert Hogan and Donald C. Mell
Patrick Delany (1685/6-1768) was a poet who occupied a prominent place in Swift's circle of Irish wits. This edition attempts to gather all of his extant verse, including minor or trivial pieces.
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ISBN: 978-0874139389 $70.00

Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper
Author: Jennifer Keith
Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper revisits the foundations of poetic representation and value for women and men poets of the Restoration and eighteenth century including Aphra Behn, John Dryden, Anne Killigrew, Anne Finch, and Alexander Pope. The author argues that fundamental to poetic innovation in this era are poets' revisions of "feminine" figures such as the muse and Nature.
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ISBN: 978-1611492651 $75.00

Poetry, Signs, and Magic
Author: Thomas M. Greene
Poetry, Signs, and Magic brings together in a single volume fourteen new and previously published essays by the eminent Renaissance scholar and literary critic, Thomas M. Greene. This collection looks back toward two earlier volumes by Greene, his first essay collection The Vulnerable Text: Essays on Renaissance Literature, and Poesie et Magie, whose theme is here explored again at greater length and depth, from linguistic and literary critical perspectives.
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ISBN: 978-1611492606 $90.00

Political Anti-Slavery Discourse and American Literature of the 1850s
Author: David Grant
This study discovers in that feature of political anti-slavery discourse—the condemnation of an enfeebled North—the key to a wide variety of literary works of the 1850s. Both the political discourse and the literature set out to expose the self-chosen degradation of compromise as a threat at once to the personal foundation of each individual Northerner and to the survival of the people as an actor in history. The book fills a gap in literary criticism of the period, which has primarily focused on abolitionist discourse when relating anti-slavery thought to the literature of the decade.
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ISBN: 978-1611493832 $75.00 (hardback)/$36.99 (paperback)/E-Book Available

Political Speaking Justified: Women Prophets and the English Revolution
Author: Teresa Feroli
Political Speaking Justified traces the development of the idea of female political authority in three women prophets of the English Revolution: Eleanor Davies, Anna Trapnel, and Margaret Fell. Teresa Feroli challenges the secular bias of conventional feminist genealogies and argues that the women prophets of the English Revolution inaugurate an early phase in the rise of modern feminist consciousness.
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ISBN: 978-1611492736 $80.00

The Politics of Rape: Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage
Author: Jennifer L. Airey
The Politics of Rape: Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage is the first full-length study to examine representations of sexual violence on the Restoration stage. By reading theatrical depictions of sexual violence alongside political tracts, propaganda pamphlets, and circulating broadsides, this study argues that authors used dramatic representations of rape to respond to and engage with late-century upheavals in British political culture.
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ISBN: 978-1611494044 $80.00 (hardback)/$39.99 (paperback)/E-Book Available

Politics on the Periphery: Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1783-1806
Author: George R. Lamplugh
By considering in detail ideology, sectionalism, social tensions, personalities, and land hunger as factors in Georgia politics, this study sheds new light on party formation in the early American republic. Illustrated.
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ISBN: 978-0874132885 $70.00

Poppies and Politics in China: Sichuan Province, 1840s to 1940s
Author: Xiaoxiong Li
This book uses a chronological approach to describe and explain the rise and fall of opium in Sichuan.
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ISBN: 978-1611491142 $85.00

Powerful Connections: The Poetics of Patronage in the Age of Louis XIII
Author: Peter W. Shoemaker
Powerful Connections is a reappraisal of the role of patronage in seventeenth-century French literary culture. By focusing on the networks of personal relationships in which writers were enmeshed, Shoemaker provides a corrective to the dominant theoretical accounts of representation and power during this period, which have tended to focus narrowly on the figures of the kind and the absolutist state.
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ISBN: 978-1611493290 $85.00

Prehistoric Cultures of the Delmarva Peninsula: An Archaeological Study
Author: Jay F. Custer
This book traces the cultural development of the prehistoric Native American cultures of the Delmarva Peninsula from 12,000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the arrival of Europeans ended their distinctive way of life. It presents what the archaeological record reveals about human adaptation during this period in response to environmental and climatic changes.
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ISBN: 0874133202 $95.00

Print, Chaos, and Complexity: Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Media Culture
Author: Mark E. Wildermuth
This book describes how eighteenth-century awareness of the interplay between fixity and instability in printed texts demonstrates the role print played in developing Samuel Johnson's awareness of print culture's impact on human beings ethically, politically, and aesthetically. The study traces the evolution and continuity of Johnson's ideas in these areas by describing the importance of print mediation for Johnson's approach to solving related epistemological and ethical dilemmas facing his generation from the Restoration to the late eighteenth century.
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ISBN: 978-1611490978 $70.00

Private Fire: Robert Francis's Ecopoetry and Prose
Author: Matthew James Babcock
Private Fire presents an introduction to and analysis of nearly six decades of nature-centered literature produced by one of America's most intriguing but tragically obscure writers, the man Donald Hall called a "modern American classic." Babcock tracks the steady trajectory of Francis's life and career, situates him among more visible twentieth-century writers, and presents a broad and eclectic explication of his contribution to American environmental literature.
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ISBN: 978-1611490220 $75.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

Private Philanthropy and Public Education: Pierre S. du Pont and the Delaware Schools, 1890-1940
Author: Robert J. Taggart
An account of Delaware's experience of educational modernization led by Pierre S. du Pont, from a local-based collection of school districts to a coherent state system that by the 1930s ranked near the top in the nation. Illustrated.
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Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-0874133189 $80.00

Private Property: Charles Brockden Brown's Gendered Economics of Virtue
Author: Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds
This book describes Charles Brockden Brown's novels in their Federalist-era context, exploring the dual roles of economics and gender that were changing in the 1790s alongside the growing U.S. market-capitalist economy. Hinds argues that Brown's works both recorded and contributed to this shifting ideology.
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ISBN: 978-0874136036 $70.00

Proceedings of the Assembly of the Lower Counties on Delaware 1770-1776, of the Constitutional Convention of 1776, and of the House of Assembly of the Delaware State 1776-1781 (Volume 1)
Editors: Claudia L. Bushman, Harold B. Hancock, and Elizabeth Moyne Homsey
This volume makes important documents available to the public and to researchers for the first time about the state's role in the American Revolution and about Delaware's patriot statesmen.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
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ISBN: 978-0874132847 $120.00

Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800
Editors: Laura Runge and Pat Rogers
This volume includes twelve essays on the history of the book in the long eighteenth century that collectively argue for the importance of integrating literary scholarship and the various practices of book history.
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ISBN: 978-1611491265 $85.00

The Progressive Poetics of Confusion in the French Enlightenment
Author: John C. O'Neal
In this new work, O'Neal explores some of the paradoxes of the Enlightenment's theories of knowledge. Each of the chapters in this book attempts to address the questions raised by the eighteenth century's particular approach to confusion as a paradoxical reorganizing principle for the period's progressive agenda.
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ISBN: 978-1611490244 $75.00

Prologues and Epilogues of Restoration Theatre: Gender and Comedy, Performance and Print
Author: Diana Solomon
Accompanying over ninety per cent of all performed and printed plays between 1660 and 1714, these customized comic verses that promoted the play evolved into essential theatrical elements, and they both contributed to and reflected a performer's success. Once dismissed by scholars as formulaic, prologues and epilogues should be included in scholars' analyses of Restoration and eighteenth-century plays in order for us to understand how Restoration audiences consumed plays.
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ISBN: 978-1611494228 $75.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

Prologues, Epilogues, Curtain-Raisers, and Afterpieces: The Rest of the Eighteenth-Century London Stage
Editors: Daniel J. Ennis and Judith Bailey Slagle
This collection of essays presents a fresh analysis of the complete theater evening that was available to audiences in the Restoration in early nineteenth-century playhouses. Various critical essays address artistic disciplines such as dance and theatrical portraits, while others concentrate on peripheral performance textsprologues, epilogues, pantomimes, and afterpiecesthat merged to define the overall theatrical event.
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ISBN: 978-1611493108 $75.00

Prospero's "True Preservers": Peter Brook, Yukio Ninagawa, and Giorgio StrehlerTwentieth-Century Directors Approach Shakespeare's The Tempest
Author: Arthur Horowitz
This work explores how three great modern, international directors have adapted and applied African story-telling techniques, textual deconstruction, traditional Japanese art and theatrical forms, and Italian stage tradition to their productions of William Shakespeare's great play, The Tempest.
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ISBN: 978-1611492446 $75.00

Public Speaking in the Reshaping of Great Britain
Author: Robert T. Oliver
This volume and its predecessor work, The Influence of Rhetoric in the Shaping of Great Britain, constitute the first comprehensive history of public speaking in the British Isles, including full consideration of preaching and religious changes, the growth and influence of parliament, social and labor problems, intellectual controversies, the rights of Ireland and Scotland, and the struggle to attain equality for women.
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ISBN: 978-0874133158 $75.00

The Pulse of Praise: Form as a Second Self in the Poetry of George Herbert
Author: Julia Carolyn Guernsey
This book focuses on the meaning and function of George Herbert's poetic form from a psychohistorical perspective, demonstrating what close attention to prosody can contribute to critical discussions about the devices of self-representation, the dynamics of the self-other relation, and the depths of self-transformation in The Temple.
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ISBN: 978-0874136791 $80.00

Puritan London: A Study of Religion and Society in the City Parishes
Author: Tai Liu
Contributes to an understanding of the internal political and religious structure of the City of London during the period of the English Revolution. This monograph reconstructs the social structure and composition of each of the City parishes, surveys the successes and failures of Presbyterianism among the parishes, explores the new relationship between the Puritan ministers and the parishes, as well as discusses the Independents and the Anglicans in this time and setting.
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ISBN: 978-1611491524 $80.00

Pynchon's Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim's Guide
Editors: Jeffrey Severs and Christopher Leise
Pynchon's Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim's Guide offers eleven essays by established luminaries and emerging voices in the field of Pynchon criticism, each addressing a significant aspect of the novel's manifold interests. By focusing on three major thematic trajectories (the novel's narrative strategies; its commentary on science, belief, and faith; and its views on politics and economics), the contributors contend that Against the Day is not only a major addition to Pynchon's already impressive body of work but also a defining moment in the emergence of twenty-first century American literature.
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ISBN: 978-1611490640 $90.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

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