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An Uncomfortable Authority: Maria Edgeworth and Her Contexts
Editors: Heidi Kaufman and Chris Fauske
Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was a woman, a member of the landholding elite, an educator, and a daughter who lived under the historical shadow of her father. This collection of essays builds on exisiting scholarship to develop new perspectives about Edgeworth's place in English and Irish history, literary history, and women's history.
ISBN: 978-1611492590 $50.00
The Uncovered Head: Jewish Culture
Author: Yedidya Itzhaki
Translated by Nahum Steigman
Surveying the evolution of the Jewish people, and its culture and thinking, from the vantage point of contemporary secularism, this book describes the momentous results of Jewry's encounter with European humanism. It traces how, over the last two-and-a-half centuries, pluralism and secularism first took hold in the Jewish world and then steadily expanded until they are now, respectively, the dominant feature and the driving force in contemporary Judaism.
ISBN: 978-1611490367 $70.00
UnderWords: Perspectives on Don DeLillo's Underworld
Editors: Joseph Dewey, Steven G. Kellman, and Irving Malin
Don DeLillo's 1997 masterwork Underworld, one of the most acclaimed and long-awaited novels of the last twenty years, was immediately recognized as a landmark novel, not only in the long career of one of America's most distinguished novelists but also in the ongoing evolution of the postmodern novel. This collection of thirteen essays brings together new and established voices in American studies and contemporary American literature to assess the place of this remarkable novel not only within the postmodern tradition but within the larger patterns of American literature and culture as well.
ISBN: 978-1611492125 $39.50
Uneasy Possessions: The Mother-Daughter Dilemma in French Women's Writings, 1671-1928
Author: Katharine A. Jensen
In Uneasy Possessions: The Mother-Daughter Dilemma in French Women's Writings, 1671-1928, Katharine Ann Jensen analyzes the work of five major French women writers, discovering a four-century pattern of mother-daughter relationships marked by domination, submission, and conflict. This groundbreaking study explores work of Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette, Marie de Sévigné, Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun, George Sand, and Colette, providing a new reading of women's history and offering a new understanding of female psychology.
ISBN: 978-1611490381 $90.00
United States Relations with Belgium and the Congo, 1940-1960
Author: Jonathan E. Helmreich
This comprehensive study of United States-Belgo diplomatic ties focuses on the small power-superpower relationship and the Congo's effect upon it. Consideration is given to the U.S. purchase of Congolese uranium and the fairness of the compensation paid, Belgium's assistance to U.S. efforts to encourage European integration, and the coming of independence in the Congo. Belgium's participation in NATO, trade of Congo goods, and American policy toward UN action in the Congo are also discussed.
ISBN: 0-87413-653-9 $43.50
Unlikely Exemplars: Reading and Imitating beyond the Italian Canon in French Renaissance Poetry
Author: JoAnn DellaNeva
This book explores questions of reading and writing practices in the French Renaissance. While the imitation of great masters of the past was a staple of Renaissance poetics, French poets of the mid-1500s, including Saint-Gelais, Du Bellay, Ronsard, Baïf, and Magny, often turned to a set of unlikely exemplars: the second-rate poets published in a series of volumes known as the Italian Anthologies.
ISBN: 978-1611491159 $57.50
Unlikely Stories: Causality and the Nature of Modern Narrative
Author: Brian Richardson
This first book-length study of causality and narrative investigates the complex web of causal issues present in all narratives and regularly problematized in twentieth-century works. These include the shifting laws of probability that attempt to govern fictional worlds, the reader's implication in the causal dilemmas that confront central characters, the contested relations between philosophic theories and fictional practices, and the role of cause in determining just what constitutes a narrative.
ISBN: 0-87413-609-1 $36.00
Unscathed by Fire: A Young Girl and the Italian Armistice of September 8, 1943
Author: Fiorenza Di Franco
Translator: Berenice Cocciolillo
Told through the astonished eyes of a young girl, this book narrates the vicissitudes that Fiorenza Di Franco and her family lived through against the backdrop of a Hungary devastated by the tragic events of World War II.
ISBN: 978-0-87413-034-8 $27.50
Urban Life in the Renaissance
Author: Denise Brown
On March 6, 1998, a disgruntled employee went on a rampage at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, killing four executives before turning the gun on himself. The tragedy made headlines across the country for weeks. In The Unspeakable, Denise Brown, who lost her husband in the shootings, gives voice to the story left untold by the media.
ISBN: 978-1611493047 $29.95
Editors: Susan Zimmerman and Ronald F. E. Weissman
This volume derives from two symposia sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland. In studies of Italy, France, England, Holland, and Spain that range from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, it explores various aspects of Renaissance urban culture and urban identity.
Series: Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies
ISBN: 978-0874133233 $53.00
Upstart Talents: Rhetoric and the Career of Reason in England Romantic Discourse, 1790-1820
Author: James Mulvihill
Upstart Talents examines the use and abuse of rhetoric in English public life from 1790 to the end of the Regency. While revisionist treatments of the "public sphere" have succeeded in breaking the concept down into diverse cultural constituencies, this study examines rhetorical assumptions about public discourse common to these constituencies.
ISBN: 978-0874138481 $55.00
Urban Underground Space Design in China: Vernacular and Modern Practice
Author: Gideon S. Golany
The first book of its kind in English, this work examines and illustrates below-ground, nonresidential facilities in China, including traditional uses of subterranean space and modern uses, such as hotels, hospitals, theaters, and shopping centers. Includes five case studies and ninety-six line drawings, photographs, and tables. Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-1611491531 $35.00
Utility and Beauty: Robert Wellford and Composition Ornament in America
Author: Mark Reinberger
Made of a synthetic paste and forced into finely carved moulds, composition ornament graced mantels and other woodwork in American buildings between 1790 and 1820. Robert Wellford of Philadelphia was the foremost American practitioner of the art. This book presents Wellford's life, craft, business, and ornament, as well as the work of his competitors, from New England to the deep south.
Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-0874137606 $68.50