BOOKS RECEIVED: Karen Raber and Monica Mattfeld, eds., “Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley From bears on the Renaissance stage to the equine pageantry of the nineteenth-century hunt, animals have been used in human-orchestrated entertainments throughout history. The essays in this volume present an array of case studies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frederick Crews, “Freud: The Making of an Illusion” (Henry Holt, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Since the 1970s, Sigmund Freuds scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin;but nonetheless the idea persists that some of his contributions were visionary discoveries of lasting value. Now, drawing on rarely consulted archives,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Kathryn M. Grossman, “Figuring Transcendence in Les Misrables: Hugo’s Romantic Sublime” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley First published in 1994, Figuring Transcendence in Les Misrables is a book-length study of Victor Hugos Les Misrables. Kathryn M. Grossmans authoritative command of Hugos work and Hugo criticism enables her to situate the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jung, C. G., (Meredith Sabini, ed.), “C.G. Jung on Nature, Technology & Modern Life” (North Atlantic Books, 2016)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley While never losing sight of the rational, cultured mind, Jung speaks for the natural mind, source of the evolutionary experience and accumulated wisdom of our species. Through his own example, Jung shows how healing… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: ShiPu Wang, “The Other American Moderns: Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In The Other American Moderns, ShiPu Wang analyzes the works of four early twentieth-century American artists who engaged with the concept of Americanness: Frank Matsura, Ishigaki, Hideo Noda, and Miki Hayakawa. In so doing,… Read More
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