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- Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99
Renowned scholar Elaine Scarry's book, The Body in Pain, has been called by Susan Sontag "extraordinary...large-spirited, heroically truthful." The Los Angeles Times called it "brilliant, ambitious, and controversial." Now Oxford has collected some of Scarry's most provocative writing. This collection of essays deals with the complicated problems of... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 39.78
Providing an overview of literary theory in Europe, this guide presents the ideas within European 'theory', focusing on the thought of major voices in poetics, philosophy, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, as well as in literary and cultural studies. The essays examine how conceptions of subjectivity, identity, and gender have been questioned. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 25.85
Presents the student of literary and critical studies with a range of definitions of the significant terms and concepts used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies. This volume also provides useful discussions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 60.00
Blending the personal and the historical, the practical and the theoretical, Angelita Reyes draws on a wide range of texts from Africa and the African diaspora to establish mothering as a paradigm of progressive feminisms. Reyes creates a comparative dialogue among the fictions of five postcolonial women writers: Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Simone... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 119.40
About Time brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and demonstrates through a series of arguments and readings that anticipation and other forms of projection into the future offer new analytical perspectives... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00
This study demonstrates how the insights afforded us by chaos theory can be applied to the analysis of narrative structure and meaning. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
As defining as Christopher Lasch?s The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Bloom?s The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh D?Souza?s Illiberal Education were to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, respectively, Marjorie Garber?s The Use and Abuse of Literature is to our times. Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as argued by the National... more...