BOOKS RECEIVED: Aaron Kashtan, “Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future, Aaron Kashtan argues that paying attention to comics helps us understand the future of the book. Debates over the future of… Read More
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: 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: Ani Kokobobo, “Russian Grotesque Realism: The Great Reforms and the Gentry Decline” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Russian Grotesque Realism: The Great Reforms and the Gentry Decline offers a comprehensive reevaluation of the Russian realist novel and proposes that a composite style, grotesque realism, developed in response to social upheaval during… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Abigail G. H. Manzella, “Migrating Fictions: Gender, Race, and Citizenship in U.S. Internal Displacements” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Migrating Fictions analyzes the role of race, gender, and citizenship in the major internal displacements of the twentieth century in history and in narrative. Surveying the particular tactics employed by the United States during… Read More
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