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By Vladimir Nabokov

Glory is the wryly ironic tale of Martin Edelweiss, a twenty-two-year-old Russian émigré of no account, who's in love with a lady who refuses to marry him. 

Convinced that his lifestyles is ready to be wasted and hoping to provoke his love, he embarks on a "perilous, daredevil project"--an unlawful try and re-enter the Soviet Union, from which he and his mom had fled in 1919.  He succeeds—but at a negative price.

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Many literary authors, from ages past and in the present, might protest that both groups – one dismissing literature, and the other one “defending” it – have shrunken literature’s value. By contrast, over the past century a diverse array of progressive intellectuals and scholars – outside as well as inside literary studies – have made a case for literature’s cognitive value and critical utility. When Van Wyck Brooks coined the term “usable past” in 1918, he argued that American literature – not history, as it was then written – provided a “usable past” for those interested in rethinking what America was, is, and could be.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. Freneau, Philip. The Last Poems of Philip Freneau. Ed. Lewis Leary. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1945. Freneau, Philip. The Poems of Philip Freneau, Poet of the Revolution. 3 vols. Ed. Fred Lewis Pattee. Princeton, NJ: The University Library, 1902. Freneau, Philip. Poems Written and Published during the American Revolutionary War, and Now Published from the Original Manuscripts; Interspersed with Translations from the Ancients, and Other Pieces Not Heretofore in Print.

The political conflicts that Freneau routed through the now seemingly archaic oppositions between prose and poetry remain very much a pressing concern for American literary and cultural study in the twenty-first century. The politics of form attains renewed significance as American literary scholarship explores new forms, and nowhere today is such a development more evident than in graphic novels that are popping up in more and more classrooms. Whether it is the 2006 achievement of Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese (nominated for the National Book Award for excellence in Young People’s Literature) or Toufic El Rassi’s Arab in America (2007), the graphic novel reanimates Freneau’s concerns about spreading and propagating minority viewpoints.

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