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Literature at Princeton University Press encompasses literary criticism, history, biography, and reference; primary works by notable writers; poetry, in English and in translation; and occasional works on writing, research, and teaching. The list includes studies of literature in English and in other languages around the world, and puts literary research and ideas in conversation with other disciplines, from philosophy to the arts.
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Poems from Szilárd Borbély’s Final Matters
Szilárd Borbély, one of the most celebrated writers to emerge from post-Communist Hungary, received numerous literary awards in his native country. In this volume, acclaimed translator Ottilie Mulzet reveals the full range and force of Borbély’s verse by bringing together generous selections from his last two books, Final Matters and To the Body.
In Dialogue with Kathleen Graber and Eleanor Wilner: The ethical aspirations of poetry
Throughout history, poets have rallied against autocracies, served as moral beacons in times of crisis, while others have intentionally avoided moral absolutes. We asked poets Kathleen Graber and Eleanor Wilner what ethical or moral aspirations and obligations they hope their own poems embody or enact.
Nadia Nurhussein on Black Land
As the only African nation, with the exception of Liberia, to remain independent during the colonization of the continent, Ethiopia has long held significance for and captivated the imaginations of African Americans.
Donald and Winston at the Ministry of Alternative Facts
Is George Orwell the most influential writer who ever lived? Yes, according to John Rodden’s provocative book about the transformation of a man into a myth.
Michael Schmidt on Gilgamesh
Poetry Day in the UK is October 3, the perfect time to revisit a lost poem—and its rediscovery by contemporary poets. Gilgamesh is the most ancient long poem known to exist.
Eleanor Wilner on Before Our Eyes
A poet who engages with history in lyrical language, Elenor Wilner creates worlds that reflect on and illuminate the actual one, drawing on the power of communal myth and memory to transform them into agents of change.