The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays, Vol. I

Overview

Paperback / 216mm x 140mm / 346 pages
70lb paper / full colour / 34 essays / 146 illustrations

Volcanoes, coffee, talking trees, pigs on trial, painted smiles, lost Edens, the social life of geometry, a cat called Jeoffry, lepidopterous spying, monkey-eating poets, imaginary museums, a woman pregnant with rabbits, an invented language drowning in umlauts, a disgruntled Proust, frustrated Flaubert… and much much more. Spread across six themed chapters – Animals, Bodies, Words, Worlds, Encounters and Networks – the book includes a stellar line up of contributors, including Jack Zipes, Frank Delaney, Arika Okrent, Noga Arikha, and Julian Barnes.

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Volcanoes, coffee, talking trees, pigs on trial, painted smiles, lost Edens, the social life of geometry, a cat called Jeoffry, lepidopterous spying, monkey-eating poets, imaginary museums, a woman pregnant with rabbits, an invented language drowning in umlauts, a disgruntled Proust, frustrated Flaubert… and much much more. Spread across six themed chapters – Animals, Bodies, Words, Worlds, Encounters and Networks – the book includes a stellar line up of contributors, including Jack Zipes, Frank Delaney, Arika Okrent, Noga Arikha, and Julian Barnes.

Adam Green
Introduction

Animals

Nicholas Humphrey
Bugs and Beasts Before the Law 

Niki Russell
Mary Toft and Her Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbits 

Frank Key
Christopher Smart’s Jubilate Agno 

Mark Kaufman
Robert Baden-Powell’s Entomological Intrigues 

Bodies

Nicholas Jeeves
The Serious and the Smirk 

Noga Arikha
As a Lute out of Tune: Robert Burton’s Melancholy 

George Prochnik
American Kaleidoscope: Morton Prince and the Boston Revolution in Psychotherapy 

Marri Lynn
Vesalius and the Body Metaphor 

Alicia Puglionesi
Proving it: The American Provers’ Union Documents Certain Ill Effects 

Richard Lines
The Erotic Dreams of Emanuel Swedenborg 

Andrew McConnell Stott
The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi 

Words

William C. Carter
Lost in Translation: Proust and Scott Moncrieff 

Michael Erard
The Polyglot of Bologna 

Arika Okrent
Trüth, Beaüty, and Volapük 

Daniel Stolzenberg
Athanasius Kircher and the Hieroglyphic Sphinx 

Richard Hamblyn
The Krakatoa Sunsets 

Frank Delaney
Seeing Joyce 

Worlds

Brook Wilensky-Lanford
The Last Great Explorer: William F. Warren and the Search for Eden 

Max Adams
John Martin and the Theatre of Subversion 

Peter Fitting
Stories of a Hollow Earth 

Ian Stewart
Aspiring to a Higher Plane 

Claire Preston
Lost Libraries 

John Glassie
Athanasius, Underground 

Colin Dickey
The Redemption of Saint Anthony 

Encounters

Julian Barnes
An Unlikely Lunch: When Maupassant met Swinburne 

Edward Duyker
Labillardière and his Relation 

Ray Davis
Tales from Tahiti 

Brian Murray
Henry Morton Stanley and the Pygmies of “Darkest Africa” 

Robert C. Davis
Slavery in North Africa — The Famous Story of Captain James Riley 

Networks

Matthew Green
The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse 

Jonathan Lamb
The Implacability of Things 

Robin Jarvis
Still Booking on De Quincey’s Mail-Coach 

Anca Pusca
On Benjamin’s Public (Oeuvre) 

Jack Zipes
The Forgotten Tales of the Brothers Grimm 

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7 to 17

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7 to 17

4 to 13

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7 to 17

5 to 15

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10 to 22

10 to 22

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