Re-Viewing Kleist: The Discursive Construction of Authorial Subjectivity in West German Kleist Films
by Mary E. Rhiel
Studies in Modern German Literature Series Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (October 1, 1991)
This study examines through textual and contextual analysis how the texts and the biography of Heinrich von Kleist have been appropriated in three West German films since 1975. The author brings to bear at least three areas of expertise - Kleist studies, film semiotics, feminist theory - in a work that closely analyzes Eric Rohmer's Die Marquise von O..., Helma Sanders-Brahms' Heinrich, and Hans Neuenfels' Heinrich Penthesilea von Kleist. Rather than discussing the loyalty of a particular film to the original texts of Kleist, Rhiel looks at each film's discursive construction of authorship and analyzes its participation in the formation of the film's textual and narrative strategies.
El Ayuntamiento de Valladolid: Política y Gestión (1898-1936)
by Carmen Garcia De La Rasilla
(Valladolid's City Government, 1898-1936: Policy and Management) Valladolid: Editorial Simancas (1991)
Based on massive archival research, this is a study of the municipal government of one of Spain's largest cities, focusing on the growing polarization of society and politics at the local level originating in the attempts at "renewal" at the end of the Spanish-American War and leading to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.
Caught in the Crossfire: A Year on Abortion’s Front Line
by Sue Hertz
Prentice Hall, 1991
excerpt from book cover: Not until Caught in the Crossfire has anyone attempted to capture the full range of the human drama unfolding at the heart of the abortion wars. Seasoned journalist Sue Hertz spent a year behind the scenes at New England’s largest abortion clinic, and in the streets around it, to write this gripping narrative. She cuts through the rhetoric and headlines to the ordinary American who confronts the abortion crisis every day. Here are clinic staff who balance their commitments to their patients with the day-to-day realities of abortion; police who separate opposing ranks of equally hostile and insensitive demonstrators; and the patient themselves, who often must fight their way through a screaming mob to fulfill the most painful, solitary decision of their lives. A surprising twist is how hope and humor persist in this unlikely setting.
excerpt from book cover: Charles Simic is critically recognized as one of America’s leading poets. His Selected Poems was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Peter Stitt wrote of it in The Georgia Review, “It is easily the best volume of poetry published in 1985…[Simic] is one of the wisest poets of his generation, and one of the best.” For this expanded edition, Simic has revised poems from the original selection of more than one hundred, and has added and newly revised an additional thirty-three poems. Together these poems display the formal characteristics for which Simic’s poetry is known: a terse style, incisive imagery, and often disturbing rendering of everyday experiences.
Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive Reform
by Ellen Fitzpatrick
Oxford University Press, 1990
excerpt from book cover: This book examines the lives and careers of four American women—Sophonisba Breckinridge, Edith Abbott, Katharine Bement Davis, and Frances Kellor—who played decisive roles in early-twentieth-century reform crusades. Ellen Fitzpatrick follows these four women from their collective experience as University of Chicago graduate students at the turn of the century to their extraordinary careers as social activists, exploring the impact of their academic training and their experiences as professional women on issues ranging from prison reform to Progressive Party politics.