For the first time, The Walls Behind the Curtain presents a collection of works from East European novelists, poets, playwrights, and essayists who wrote during or after their captivity under communism. Harold B. Segel paints a backdrop of the political culture and prison and labor camp systems of each country, then offers biographical information on individual writers and presents excerpts of their writing.
Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish and a large book review section. Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press beginning with volume 16 in 1985.
This volume includes essays on: the recent transformation of the Cuban film animation industry; the influence of the liberal agenda of Justo Rufino Barrios on Jose Marti; a profile of the music of the Special Period and its social commentary; an in-depth examination of the contents, important themes, and enormous research potential of the Miscelanea de Expedientes collection at the Cuban National Archive; and a realistic assessment on the political future of Cuba.
Writing the Siege of Leningrad tells of women’s experiences keeping the city alive and functioning during the 900 day Siege of Leningrad. Utilizing the words and descriptions of these women, Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina tell the story of a previously overlooked section of the population.
Writers from across the nation—each with a Pittsburgh connection —cover topics from stripper’s work to West Virginia’s famed Matewan shootout, and Atlantic City’s Boardwalk before Donald Trump. Contributors incl. Annie Dillard, Diane Ackerman, Stewart O’ Nan, & a photo essay on photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris.
In the tradition of Lewis Thomas, Stephen J. Gould, and Oliver Sachs, this special double issue of Creative Nonfiction, the only exclusively nonfiction literary journal, demonstrates the many ways in which aspects of the scientific world—from biology, medicine, physics, and astronomy—can be captured and dramatized for a humanities-oriented readership.
Winner of the 1998 Misha Djordjevic Award for the best book on Serbian culture in English,this is the first English anthology of Serbian fiction in thirty years. The anthology represents works by established writers with international reputations and promising new writers spanning the generation born between 1930 and 1960.
In the early nineteenth century Serb scholar Vuk Karadzic collected and published now classic transcriptions of Balkan oral poetry. This edition, by taking great care to preserve the unique meter and rhythm at the heart of Serbian oral poetry as well as the idiom of the original singers, offers the most complete and authoritative translations ever assembled in English.
This book presents in one volume a selection of the most representative, outstanding writing by Latin American women writers. Written entirely in Spanish, it is intended for third and fourth-year students.
These two novellas and collection of short stories—Hiding Place (1981), Sent for You Yesterday (1984), and Damballah (1981)—share characters, events, and locales, and are set in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, where Wideman was raised.
A collection of the work of Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816)—one of the most vigorous and prolific writers of his time, and extoller of democracy.