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- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 112.99
Ring Lardner and the Other is actually two books, mutually embedded. The first is about Ring Lardner: a long reading of a single Lardner short story, "Who Dealt?", a briefer look at his life and work, and an exploration of his reception. The second is about the "Other," in an expanded Lacanian sense: the speaking of various unconscious voices (mother... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00
This second edition contains several new and revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyce's politics and the changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work. The volume is stimulating and full of rich and accessible insights which will provoke thought and discussion in and out of the classroom. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey?. Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface?a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character?and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46
This book explores the radical reconceptions of knowledge and science emerging from constructivist epistemology, social studies of science, and contemporary cognitive science. Smith reviews the key issues involved in the twentieth-century critiques of traditional views of human knowledge and scientific truth and gives an extensively informed explanation... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 17.99
This book explores the ways in which a range of recent American novelists have handled the genre of the ?coming-of-age? novel, or the Bildungsroman. Novels of this genre characteristically dramatise the vicissitudes of growing up and the trials and tribulations of young adulthood, often presented through depictions of immediate family relationships... more...
- Routledge 2006; US$ 70.00
This book tells the story of Johannes Kepler's Somnium , a narrative referred to as the first science-fiction story. The Somnium fuses supernatural and scientific models of the cosmos, presenting a defense of Copernicanism within a proto-science fiction story featuring witches, lunar inhabitants, and a daemon particularly well-versed in Neoplatonist... more...
- 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...