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Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author Alfred Bester started his career as a pulp writer and finished it as a Grand Master, but he followed a far more curious path to the ... More

Along the Streets of BronzevilleBlack Chicago's Literary Landscape

Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037825
eISBN:
9780252095108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037825.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines the flowering of African American creativity, activism, and scholarship in the South Side Chicago district known as Bronzeville during the period between the Harlem Renaissance in ... More

Becoming Julia de BurgosThe Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Vanessa Pérez Rosario

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038969
eISBN:
9780252096921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

While it is rare for a poet to become a cultural icon, Julia de Burgos has evoked feelings of bonding and identification in Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the United States for over half a century. ... More

Becoming Ray Bradbury

Becoming Ray Bradbury

Jonathan R. Eller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury's childhood and early years of his long life in fiction, film, television, radio, and theater. It measures the ... More

Beyond the White NegroEmpathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Kimberly Chabot Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Critics often characterize white consumption of African American culture as a form of theft that echoes the fantasies of 1950s-era bohemians, or “White Negroes,” who romanticized black culture as ... More

Black Internationalist FeminismWomen Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Cheryl Higashida

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book examines how African American women writers affiliated themselves with the post-World War II Black Communist Left and developed a distinct strand of feminism. This vital yet largely ... More

Cannibal WritesEating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Njeri Githire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Postcolonial and diaspora studies scholars and critics have paid increasing attention to the use of metaphors of food, eating, digestion, and various affiliated actions such as loss of appetite, ... More

Chicana/o and Latina/o FictionThe New Memory of Latinidad

Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Ylce Irizarry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book moves beyond literature that prioritizes assimilation to examine how contemporary fiction depicts being Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, or Puerto Rican within Chicana/o and Latina/o America. The ... More

Cultural MelancholyReadings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Jermaine Singleton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A daring cultural and literary studies investigation, this book explores the legacy of unresolved grief produced by ongoing racial oppression and resistance in the United States. Using analysis of ... More

Denise LevertovA Poet's Life

Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Dana Greene

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Kenneth Rexroth called Denise Levertov (1923–1997) “the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound, ... and the most moving.” Author of twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books ... More

Digital Critical Editions

Digital Critical Editions

Daniel Apollon and Claire Belisle (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038402
eISBN:
9780252096280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038402.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines how transitioning from print to a digital milieu deeply affects how scholars deal with the work of editing critical texts. On one hand, forces like changing technology and evolving ... More

Frederik Pohl

Frederik Pohl

Michael R. Page

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039652
eISBN:
9780252097744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of science fiction's undisputed grandmasters, Frederik Pohl built an astonishing career that spanned more than seven decades. In publishing novels, short stories, and essays, Pohl won millions of ... More

Greg Egan

Greg Egan

Karen Burnham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Greg Egan (1961– ) publishes works that challenge readers with rigorous, deeply informed scientific speculation. He unapologetically delves into mathematics, physics, and other disciplines in his ... More

Gregory Benford

Gregory Benford

George Slusser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038228
eISBN:
9780252096037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: “Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.” That maxim is a quotation from ... More

Grounds of EngagementApartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Stéphane Robolin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039478
eISBN:
9780252097584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Part literary history, part cultural study, this book examines the relationships and exchanges between black South African and African American writers who sought to create common ground throughout ... More

How Did Poetry Survive?The Making of Modern American Verse

How Did Poetry Survive?: The Making of Modern American Verse

John Timberman Newcomb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036798
eISBN:
9780252093906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036798.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book traces the emergence of modern American poetry at the turn of the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on four “little magazines”—Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, The Masses, Others, and ... More

Iain M. Banks

Iain M. Banks

Paul Kincaid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first book-length study of the entire oeuvre of Scottish novelist Iain Banks. While it concentrates on the science fiction as by Iain M. Banks, in particular his novels of the Culture, it ... More

J. G. Ballard

J. G. Ballard

D. Harlan Wilson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041433
eISBN:
9780252050039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This biocritical study of J. G. Ballard is the first book to account for the entire life and work of the eccentric, prolific SF author. Ballard began his career publishing short stories in SF ... More

Jazz InternationalismLiterary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

John Lowney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Jazz Internationalism argues for the critical significance of jazz in Afro-modernist literature, from the beginning of the Great Depression through the radical social movements of the 1960s. Through ... More

Jean ToomerRace, Repression, and Revolution

Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

Barbara Foley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038440
eISBN:
9780252096327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The 1923 publication of Cane established Jean Toomer as a modernist master and one of the key literary figures of the emerging Harlem Renaissance. Though critics and biographers alike have praised ... More

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