Метка: Richard Marius
Thomas More: A Biography
Thomas More: A Biography

Описание: Over the centuries, biographers of Thomas More have always praised him and made him an example for their own times. He was a man for all seasons. This Tudor prelate and Lord Chancellor of England shared human qualities identifiable in all ages - pride, love, ambition, generosity, hypocrisy, and greed. He was less than common because he was witty and a great storyteller - the best between Chaucer and Shakespeare. Truly, he was a Renaissance man with the contradictions such praise imposes on a towering figure. In Richard Marius's authoritative... Читать далее →

The Wallace Stevens Case: Law & the Practice of Poetry
The Wallace Stevens Case: Law & the Practice of Poetry

Описание: Wallace Stevens was not only one of America's outstanding modernist poets but also a successful insurance lawyer - a fact that continues to intrigue many readers. Though Stevens tried hard to separate his poetry from his profession, legal theorist Thomas Grey shows that he did not ultimately succeed. After stressing how little connection appears on the surface between the two parts of Stevens's life, Grey argues that in its pragmatic account of human reasoning, the poetry distinctively illuminates the workings of the law. In this important e... Читать далее →

Darius in the Shadow of Alexander
Darius in the Shadow of Alexander

Описание: The last of Cyrus the Great's dynastic inheritors and the legendary enemy of Alexander the Great, Darius III ruled over a Persian Empire that stretched from the Mediterranean to the Indus River. Yet, despite being the most powerful king of his time, Darius remains an obscure figure. As Pierre Briant explains in the first book ever devoted to the historical memory of Darius III, the little that is known of him comes primarily from Greek and Roman sources, which often present him in an unflattering light, as a decadent Oriental who lacked the ... Читать далее →

Emma
Emma

Описание: "Emma", perhaps the most technically accomplished of all of Austen's novels, is also, after "Pride and Prejudice", her most popular one. Its numerous film and television adaptations testify to the world's enduring affection for the headstrong, often misguided Emma Woodhouse and her many romantic schemes. Like the previous volumes in Harvard's celebrated annotated Austen series, "Emma: An Annotated Edition" is a beautiful and illuminating gift edition that will be treasured by readers. Stimulating and helpful annotations appear in the book's ... Читать далее →

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray
The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray

Описание: More than 120 years after Oscar Wilde submitted "The Picture of Dorian Gray" for publication in "Lippincott's Monthly Magazine", the uncensored version of his novel appears here for the first time in a paperback edition. This volume restores all of the material removed by the novel's first editor. Upon receipt of the typescript, Wilde's editor panicked at what he saw. Contained within its pages was material he feared readers would find "offensive" – especially instances of graphic homosexual content. He proceeded to go through the typescript... Читать далее →

The Marble Faun
The Marble Faun

Описание: Nathaniel Hawthorne's THE MARBLE FAUN mingles fable with fact in a mysterious tale of American artists liberated from New England mores in Rome. In his introduction, Andrew Delbanco remarks that Hawthorne's novel is ultimately less about freedom than its costs. It is a book "that invites us to observe people in the grip of guilt, passion, or a naive faith in God or art, and to watch them seek escape from their fears and doubts as their creed - whatever it is - fails them". The John Harvard Library edition reproduces the authoritative text of... Читать далее →

Little Women
Little Women

Описание: "Little Women" has delighted and instructed readers for generations. For many, it is a favorite book first encountered in childhood or adolescence. Championed by Gertrude Stein, Simone de Beauvoir, Theodore Roosevelt, and J. K. Rowling, it is however much more than the "girls' book" intended by Louisa May Alcott's first publisher. In this richly annotated, illustrated edition, Daniel Shealy illuminates the novel's deep engagement with issues such as social equality, reform movements, the Civil War, friendship, love, loss, and of course the p... Читать далее →

Sense and Sensibility: An Annotated Edition
Sense and Sensibility: An Annotated Edition

Описание: "Sense and Sensibility" (1811) marked the auspicious debut of a novelist identified only as "A Lady". Jane Austen's name has since become as familiar as Shakespeare's, and her tale of two sisters has lost none of its power to delight. Patricia Meyer Spacks guides readers to a deeper appreciation of the richness of Austen's delineation of her heroines, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, as they experience love, romance, and heartbreak. On display again in the editor's running commentary are the wit and light touch that delighted readers of Spacks'... Читать далее →

Women for Hire: Prostitution and Sexuality in France after 1850
Women for Hire: Prostitution and Sexuality in France after 1850

Описание: Dispelling the lurid stereotypes portrayed in fiction, Alain Corbin depicts prostitution in nineteenth-century France not as a vice, crime, or disease, but as a well-organized business Corbin reveals how the brothel served the sex industry in the same way that the factory served manufacturing: it provided an institution for the efficient and profitable sale of services. Читать далее →

Architecture as Signs and Systems
Architecture as Signs and Systems

Описание: Robert Venturi exploded onto the architectural scene in 1966 with a radical call to arms in "Complexity and Contradiction". Further accolades and outrage ensued in 1972 when Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (along with Steven Izenour) analyzed the Las Vegas strip as an archetype in "Learning from Las Vegas". Now, for the first time, these two observer-designer-theorists turn their iconoclastic vision onto their own remarkable partnership and the rule-breaking architecture it has informed. The views of Venturi and Scott Brown have influenced ar... Читать далее →