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- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 67.50
A hilarious portrait of a figure shuttling between different continents, cultures, and idioms just after the collapse of French-Algerian relations in 1992. Narrated by a North African author exiled to the United States because he has been condemned by religious fanatics after the publication of his novel entitled Dead Letters, Bensmaïa's knowledge... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 50.00
In Coincidence and Counterfactuality, a groundbreaking analysis of plot, Hilary P. Dannenberg sets out to answer the perennial question of how to tell a good story. While plot is among the most integral aspects of storytelling, it is perhaps the least studied aspect of narrative. Using plot theory to chart the development of narrative fiction from... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Of all the literary forms, the novel is arguably the most discussed . . . and fretted over. From Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote to the works of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and today's masters, the novel has grown with and adapted to changing societies and technologies, mixing tradition and innovation in every age throughout... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 23.99
Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Contemporary Perspectives on Empathy. 2. The Literary Career of Empathy. 3. Readers' Empathy. 4. Empathy in the Marketplace. 5. Authors' Empathy. 6. Contesting Empathy. Appendix: A Collection of Hypotheses about Narrative Empathy. Work Cited. Index more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 27.95
An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature. In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines: the key concepts of style, metaphor and metonymy, and the history of narrative forms narratological approaches to interpretation and the linguistic... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
From Homer to Harry Potter, from Chaucer to Charlotte's Web , acompelling book of quizzes on history's most influential literary worksand writers Did a whale named "Mocha Dick" inspire Melville's masterpiece? Who was the first poet to speak at a presidential inauguration? Which French-speaking high school football star shook up the literary world?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 133.00
In this new book, Noga Applebaum surveys science fiction novels published for children and young adults from 1980 to the present, exposing the anti-technological bias existing within a genre often associated with the celebration of technology. Applebaum argues that perceptions of technology as a corrupting force, particularly in relation to its use... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00
This book offers a post-structuralist inspired explication of Conrad's literary vision and its defining feature, the aesthetic principle. more...