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Lyric Orientations
Hölderlin, Rilke, and the Poetics of Community
Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge
In Lyric Orientations, Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge explores the power of lyric poetry to stir the social and emotional lives of human beings in the face of the ineffable nature of our mortality. She focuses on two German-speaking masters of lyric prose and poetry: Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843) and Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926).



The Deed of Reading
Literature * Writing * Language * Philosophy
Garrett Stewart
To take the measure of literary writing, The Deed of Reading convenes diverse philosophic commentary on the linguistics of literature, with stress on the complementary work of Stanley Cavell and Giorgio Agamben.



Reframing Decadence
C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits
Peter Jeffreys
In Reframing Decadence Peter Jeffreys shows Cavafy's creative indebtedness to British and French avant-garde aesthetes whose collective impact on his poetry proved to be profound. In the process, Jeffreys offers a critical reappraisal of Cavafy's relation to Victorian aestheticism and French literary decadence.



Unbuttoning America / Peyton Place [two-book set]
Ardis Cameron, Grace Metalious
Cornell University Press is pleased to offer a specially priced bundle of the Northeastern University Press paperback edition of the novel "Peyton Place" by Grace Metalious and the cloth edition of the new Cornell University Press book that examines its origins and reception, "Unbuttoning America" by Ardis Cameron.