BOOKS RECEIVED: Sheila Mernaghan and Ralph Rosen, eds., “Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite their self-presentation as iconoclasts, the writers of the Beat Generation were deeply engaged with the classical tradition. Many of them were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, and they frequently incorporated… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama, eds., “War and Women across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Drawing on family materials, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, this book shows the impact of war on individual women caught up in diverse and often treacherous situations. It relates stories of partisans in Holland,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Philip Dwyer, ed., “War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Although war memoirs constitute a rich, varied literary form, they are often dismissed by historians as unreliable. This collection of essays is one of the first to explore the modern war memoir, revealing the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Andrea Minuz, “Political Fellini: Journey to the End of Italy” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Federico Fellini is often considered a disengaged filmmaker, interested in self-referential dreams and grotesquerie rather than contemporary politics. This book challenges that myth by examining the filmmaker’s reception in Italy, and by exploring his… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Elizabeth Flynn and Tiffany Bourelle, eds., “Women’s Professional Lives in Rhetoric and Composition: Choice, Chance, and Serendipity” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley This collection, edited by Elizabeth A. Flynn and Tiffany Bourelle, contributes to the valuable work of chronicling the professional and personal lives of women in academia. Through its line-up of contributors from diverse backgrounds,… Read More
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