Book Parts

Author: Dennis Duncan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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What would an anatomy of the book look like? There is the main text, of course, the file that the author proudly submits to their publisher. But around this, hemming it in on the page or enclosing it at the front and back of the book, there are dozens of other texts—page numbers and running heads, copyright statements and errata lists—each possessed of particular conventions, each with their own lively histories. To consider these paratexts—recalling them from the margins, letting them take centre stage—is to be reminded that no book is the sole work of the author whose name appears on the cover; rather, every book is the sum of a series of collaborations. It is to be reminded, also, that not everything is intended for us, the readers. There are sections that are solely directed at others—binders, librarians, lawyers—parts of the book that, if they are working well, are working discreetly, like a theatrical prompt, whispering out of the audience's ear-shot Book Parts is a bold and imaginative intervention in the fast growing field of book history: it pulls the book apart. Over twenty-two chapters, Book Parts tells the story of the components of the book: from title pages to endleaves; from dust jackets to indexes—and just about everything in between. Book Parts covers a broad historical range that runs from the pre-print era to the digital, bringing together the expertise of some of the most exciting scholars working on book history today in order to shine a new light on these elements hiding in plain sight in the books we all read.

Hitler's Last Hostages

Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich

Author: Mary M. Lane

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 336

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Adolf Hitler's obsession with art not only fueled his vision of a purified Nazi state--it was the core of his fascist ideology. Its aftermath lives on to this day. Nazism ascended by brute force and by cultural tyranny. Weimar Germany was a society in turmoil, and Hitler's rise was achieved not only by harnessing the military but also by restricting artistic expression. Hitler, an artist himself, promised the dejected citizens of postwar Germany a purified Reich, purged of "degenerate" influences. When Hitler came to power in 1933, he removed so-called "degenerate" art from German society and promoted artists whom he considered the embodiment of the "Aryan ideal." Artists who had produced challenging and provocative work fled the country. Curators and art dealers organized their stock. Thousands of great artworks disappeared--and only a fraction of them were rediscovered after World War II. In 2013, the German government confiscated roughly 1,300 works by Henri Matisse, George Grosz, Claude Monet, and other masters from the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, the reclusive son of one of Hitler's primary art dealers. For two years, the government kept the discovery a secret. In Hitler's Last Hostages, Mary M. Lane reveals the fate of those works and tells the definitive story of art in the Third Reich and Germany's ongoing struggle to right the wrongs of the past.

Symbolism in the Poetry of Sri Aurobindo

Author: Syamala Kallury

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN:

Category: Indic poetry (English)

Page: 122

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This Book Will Be An Interesting And Useful Guide To The Students Of Indo-Anglian Poetry. It Identifies Some Recurring Symbols In The Poetry Of Sri Aurobindo, Traces Their Development And Their Final Culmination Into Savitri. It Also Shows How The Poet Sri Aurobindo Had Grown Along With His Symbols And Evolved Himself Finally Into A Yogi. Sri Aurobindo Is In The Long Line Of The Seer-Poets Of India And His Message Has An All-Time Relevance To Society.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

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Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.