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Northwestern University Press

Northwestern University Press is dedicated to publishing works of enduring scholarly and cultural value, extending the university’s mission to a community of readers throughout the world. The press publishes important works in continental philosophy, Slavic studies, literary criticism, and European and world classics, publishing series in many of these fields.


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  1. Romanticism

    The renowned scholar Rüdiger Safranski's Romanticism: A German Affair both offers an accessible overview of Romanticism and, more critically, traces its lasting influence, for better and for ill, on German culture. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the power of art, culture, and ideas in the life of a nation. Learn More
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  2. The Making of a Terrorist

    Examines key figures from three canonical texts from the German-language literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: Goethe's Götz von Berlichingen, Schiller's Die Räuber, and Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas. Champlin situates these readings within a larger theoretical and historical context, exploring the mechanics, aesthetics, and poetics of terror while explicating the emergence of the terrorist personality in modernity. Learn More
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  3. Italian & Spanish Art 1600 To 1750

    The Baroque period was crucial for the development of art theory and the advancement of the artistic academy. This collection of primary sources brings this important period to life with significant documents and texts. The lives of leading artists - Caravaggio, El Greco, among others - are discussed by their contemporaries, while Bellori, Galileo, Pascoli, and others write on art theory and practice. Learn More
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  4. Midrash and Theory

    This is an approach to midrashic literature that is responsive to the principles of contemporary literary theory. David Stern examines its revival in the larger Jewish community from the perspective of its cultural relevance and connection to its original historical and literary contexts. Learn More
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  5. Disputatio v. 3; Transformation, Translation and Transubstantiation

    This is the third volume in a series of studies on the late Middle Ages, covering the period from around 1300 to 1550. Each volume aims to provide exhaustive and diverse treatments of one significant example of late medieval culture. Volume three explores transformation and translation. Learn More
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  6. Architectural Involutions

    Taking the reader on an inward journey from façades to closets, from physical to psychic space, Architectural Involutions offers an alternative genealogy of theatre by revealing how innovations in architectural writing and practice transformed an early modern sense of interiority. Engaging theory with archival findings, Mimi Yiu reveals an emergent desire to perform subjectivity, to unfold an interior face to an admiring public. Learn More
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  7. Diary 1954

    Leopold Tyrmand, a Polish Jew who survived World War II by working in Germany under a false identity, would go on to live and write under Poland’s Communist regime for twenty years before emigrating to the West, where he continued to express his deeply felt anti-Communist views. Diary 1954 —written after the independent weekly paper that employed him was closed for refusing to mourn Stalin’s death—is an account of daily life in Communist Poland. Learn More
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  8. The Discourse of Domination

    The Discourse of Domination tackles nothing less than the challenge of giving critical theory a new grip on current problems, and restoring the left's faith in the possibility of enlightened social change. Agger steers a course between orthodox Marxism and orthodox anti-Marxism, bringing the concepts of ideology, dialectic, and domination out of the academy and making them into "a living medium of political self-expression."
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  9. Lessons and Legacies v. 3; Memory, Memorialization and Denial

    A collection of 19 essays focusing on how various fields of study can open new perspectives on the Holocaust. Culture and politics in Germany after 1933 are examined, and the memorialization of those years, and the shocking denials of the Holocaust are addressed. Learn More
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  10. Lessons and Legacies v. 5; Reflections on Religion, Justice, Sexuality and Genocide

    In authoritative, nonpolemical essays on some of the latest and most contentious issues surrounding the Holocaust, the contributors to this volume revisit some topics central to Holocaust studies, such as the stance of the papacy. Learn More
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  11. The Last Eyewitnesses v. 2

    This book serves as a memorial to loved ones who do not even have a grave, as well as a tribute to those who risked their lives and families to save a Jewish child. A wide variety of experiences during the Nazi occupation of Poland are related. Learn More
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  12. The Murder of the Jews in Latvia, 1941-1945

    A challenging account of the systematic and brutal slaughter of Jews in Latvia during the Second World War. Learn More
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  13. Big Bill of Chicago

    This history traces the rise of William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson, Chicago's famous reform mayor, from his upper class roots to his years as a teenaged cowboy, from his fame as a star athlete to the years as a master politician in a world where the ward boss ruled and whiskey for the voters cost a quarter a shot. Learn More
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  14. Trap with a Green Fence

    A memoir of deportation, escape, and survival. In economical prose, Richard Glazar weaves a description of Treblinka and its operations into his evocation of himself and his fellow prisoners as denizens of an underworld. Glazar gives us compelling images of these horrors in a tone that remains thoughtful but sober, affecting but simple. Learn More
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  15. Inventing Paradise

    In the 1930s, George Seferis, George Katsimbalis and other poets and writers, welcomed Henry Miller and Lawrence Durrell to their homeland. In a blend of memoir, literary criticism and interpretative storytelling, this is a journey into the poetry, friendships and politics of the time. Learn More
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