I am indebted to the committee responsible for the Laurentian University Research Fund for its.nancial assistance in the production of this book and to the contributors for their edifying work. Gaby Miller kept.nding ways to support my work. I am grateful to Diane Tessier, Interlibrary Loan Department, Laurentian University; to the Interlibrary Loan Department at Georgia Southern University; to Ed Dimendberg, who shepherded the book through its early stages at the University of California Press; to his successor, Laura Pasquale; to Kelly Smith, Pat Seguin, Doug Parker, Jesse Brady, Laura Duhan Kaplan, Mark Hochstrasser, David Darby, Tommy Armstrong; and to Don Marshall, who provided sagacious advice. Monika Beer helped to provide clues for making my way to publishers in Germany. Geoff Waite guided me toward understanding the larger picture. The translators who helped with this volume—Jason Gaiger, Paul Malone, Richard Palmer—deserve special mention for their scholarly labors. At a crucial point, Howard Kaplan in the Of.ce for Research Services and Sponsored Programs at Georgia Southern contributed a signi.cant sum to pay the permissions fee for the photograph on the cover. Eric Smoodin, Kate Toll, Cindy Fulton, Hillary Hansen, Randy Heyman, Sharron Wood, and the staff at University of California Press deserve thanks as well for their invaluable assistance. This book is dedicated to my parents, George and Cathryn Krajewski, who encourage my efforts.