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- Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95
How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory, the theoretical influences over his work, and... more...
- J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 75.73
Hauptbeschreibung Biographie als allgegenwärtiges Phänomen. Das Handbuch informiert über die verschiedenen Formen und Felder biographischen Erzählens und macht mit Merkmalen und Funktionen, mit Geschichte, regionalen Entwicklungen und kulturellen Traditionen der Biographik vertraut. Daneben stellt es biographisches Arbeiten als wissenschaftliche... more...
- Electric Book Company 1999; US$ 4.95
The essays that were later published as Familiar Studies of Men and Books (1882) began to appear in the Cornhill Magazine in 1876. The essay was the form in which Stevenson first gave promise of his future distinction and these critical essays were very favourably received. more...
- Cybereditions 2000; US$ 15.95
This book gives the study of literature a powerful psychoanalytic model for the literary process. The first edition of Poems in Persons established American-style reader-response criticism and showed how this new understanding applies to all kinds of human psychological processes. This second revised edition adds important new developments to... more...
- Cybereditions 2000; US$ 12.95
Peter Lamarque's refreshing, polemical anthology on the philosophy of literature covers the field's key debates: the role of the author, literary appreciation, the nature of fiction, the pleasures of tragedy, and the question of censorship. After a comprehensive and engaging introduction, five robust essays examine the central themes of the aesthetics... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 22.95
This addition to the acclaimed New Critical Idiom series offers a wide-ranging introduction to the study of autobiography and a historical overview of autobiographical writing from St Augustine to the present day. Autobiography follows the important developments in autobiographical criticism in the last thirty years, paying particular attention to... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 38.00
This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 150.95
The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900–2000 is a collection of the most influential writings on the theory of the novel from the twentieth century. Traces the rise of novel theory and the extension of its influence into other disciplines, especially social, cultural and political theory. Broad in scope, including sections... more...