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Author: Ryan Twomey
'The Child is Father of the Man'discusses the field of nineteenth-century Juvenilia. Specifically, the development of the child writer into the adult author, arguing for increased critical attention toward the early works of now famous writers.
The introductory chapter reviews the role of juvenilia in the writing progression of famous authors and provides a discussion of current academic scholarship in the field of juvenilia. The book then focuses on the individual literary progressions of the nineteenth-century British writers William Harrison Ainsworth, Emily Brontë, and George Eliot, and the Anglo-Irish writer, Maria Edgeworth. The analysis in each chapter has been contextualised within the historical, regional, gothic and lyric modes, and includes an interdisciplinary study in the fields of history, biography, and languages and linguistics. Each chapter is provided as an individual case study espousing the importance of the juvenilia on the development of the later, more publicised, authorship. The concluding chapter discusses the future of the genre with reference to the discoveries outlined in the text, and juxtaposes these findings with the perceived neglect juvenilia has received from the academic community.
This book comprises a series of fifteen Amsterdam Schouwburg set prints from the eighteenth century, accompanied by detailed discussions. Most of these prints have appeared individually in Dutch theatre histories or specialist studies and some of them in foreign theatre histories. However, this is the first publication that includes the complete series, in colour and, what is more, explained from every point of view.
The series of prints in this book gradually came about after the Centenary of the Schouwburg in 1738. In this publication, they are supported by illustrations that can be connected to the set prints and are equally relevant when studying the theatre history of that time.
In cooperation with Ben Albach, Eric Alexander, Tuja van den Berg, Sietske de Jong-Schreuder, Hans de Leeuwe, Bianca M. du Mortier en Rob van der Zalm.
Female Novelists from Burney to Austen
Author: Stephanie Russo
In the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries novels were believed to have the power to shape and/or change behaviour, and, by implication, affect the political landscape of society on a large scale. The English response to the French Revolution can be traced through a reading of the novels of the period. The French Revolution in itself was indelibly associated with the domestic arena, and, thus, by extension, with women. Again and again in novels of the period, and particularly in women's novels, the stability, or otherwise, of the family reflects the stability of government and of the nation. It was through the medium of the novel that women could enter the debate on revolution, using their novels as means through which to explore many of the dominant social and political issues of the day.
The novel, more often than not set in the family home, was a medium uniquely suited to an exploration of revolutionary ideologies in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The emerging form of the novel offered a unique opportunity for women to present new, challenging perspectives on the revolutionary crisis of the 1790s. The works of Frances Burney, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson, Maria Edgeworth, Mrs Bullock and Jane Austen, all occupy an important place in this debate, and indeed, in the history of the novel. They demonstrate that women were at the forefront of development of the form of the novel itself.
Editor: Henk de Vries
One of the most famous highlights of the classic Spanish literature is the Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea by Fernando de Rojas. This tragicomedy, that became known as La Celestina, marks the end of medieval literature and the beginning of the literary renaissance in Spain.
This new Dutch translation by Henk de Vries offers an extensive analysis of the play.
Author: Thomas Mattheij
In Dutch with English summary.
Een gedegen beschrijving van het burgerlijk drama in Nederland, een nieuw dramagenre dat zich hier ontwikkelde vanaf de vroege 18e eeuw uit en naast het reeds bestaande classicistische blij- en treurspel. Mattheij beschrijft de introductie van het burgerlijk drama in de Amsterdamse Schouwburg met alle daarbij horende facetten als interne organisatie van de schouwburg, productie, samenstelling van het repertoire en receptie door het publiek. Daarnaast deed hij onderzoek naar de heersende denkbeelden over het burgerlijk drama die de uitvoeringspraktijk in de periode 1738-1788 begeleidden. Resultaat is een gedegen en complete studie en een prachtig naslagwerk voor een ieder die hier meer over wil weten.
Leven en werk van Frits Lensvelt (1886-1945)
Published on the occasion of two exhibitions (in Amsterdam and in Assen) on the life and works of Frits Lensvelt. This versatile and influential Dutch designer and artist, who is probably best known in the world of theatre for his designs of stage decors, also made a name for himself as a book decorator and illustrator, a designer of decorative lamps, and as an interior architect. Licht als leidraad consists of contributions by Tuja van den Berg ("Leven en werk van Frits Lensvelt"), Rob van der Zalm ("Frits Lensvelt en het toneel"), Henriëtte Wijmenga ("Frits Lensvelt als ontwerper van lampen en als binnenhuisarchitect") en Jan Storm van Leeuwen ("Frits Lensvelt en het boek")
Matching pair of terrestrial and celestial globes, with a diameter of 26 inches (68 cm), with text in Latin. The terrestial globe is composed of 36 half gores and two polar calottes; the celestial globe of 24 ecliptical gores. The gores are pasted on a plaster sphere rotating on brass pinions within a brass meridian ring incised with a graduated scale. Each globe is set into a matching seventeenth-century Dutch wooden base with a small wooden compass-box mounted on the base-plate and with the horizon ring covered scales, almanac and calendar, etc..., engraved on paper and handcoloured as originally issued. Salescatalogue.
Author: Paul Breman
The list has about 280 author entries covering at least 1800 editions of more than 365 titles. Included are all architectural books known by the compilers that were written between 1460 and 1640 regardless of when they were first published. Dubious editions are identified, and "ghosts" avoided or described as much. Also included is a comprehensive bibliography of the De Architectura of Vitruvius as an essential component of the period covered. The book is a quick-reference guide for all scholars, collectors, booksellers and librarians who have any dealings with or interest in early literature of architecture.
In German and French. Exhibition catalogue.
A newly discovered illustrated manuscript of the Cyrillus-Fables in Ulrich von Pottenstein's middle high German translation, with 96 watercolour wash illustrations, accompanied by other texts, in a dated sixteenth-century binding, formerly in the celebrated library of Count Johann Nepomuk of Wilczek in Burg Kreuzenstein, Southern Bavaria or Tyrol, c. 1425-30.