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- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 147.00
This book addresses itself to the concept of the implied author, which has been the cause of controversy in cultural studies for some fifty years. The opening chapters examine the introduction of the concept in Wayne C. Booth?s ?Rhetoric of Fiction? and the discussion of the concept in narratology and in the theory and practice of interpretation.The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 104.00
Theories of authorship and material culture provide the framework for this study. It maps Anglo-American authorship as it shifts from a theoretical to a more material approach to its study in contexts recognized as key to its development: the nineteenth-century literary market-place, twentieth-century experimentalism and postmodern culture. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 133.00
In the aftermath of the theory wars, the imaginative, formal, and moral features of literature have been substantially marginalized, downgraded, and neglected. Yet for many readers such elements will always be central to the experience of reading, just as for writers they are central to the experience of writing. This provocative study argues that... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00
Saunders analyzes the ideological uses of loss in literary, philosophical, and social texts from the late 19th and 20th centuries through the lens of women?s lament traditions and includes philosophical texts by Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida; as well as literary works by William Faulkner, Stéphane Mallarmé, Dimitris Hatzis, and Tahar Ben Jelloun. more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95
Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in literary... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 38.99
The figure of the mother in literature and the arts has been the subject of much recent critical attention. Whereas many studies have focused on women writers and the maternal, Laura Doyle significantly broadens the field by tracing the racial logic internal to Western representations of maternality at least since Romanticism. She formulates a theory... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95
In her innovative study of spatial locations in postcolonial texts, Sara Upstone adopts a transnational approach, focusing on the major texts of Wilson Harris, Toni Morrison, and Salmon Rushdie with reference to other postcolonial authors. Challenging the privileging of the nation, Upstone shows that spatial locales such as the journey, city, home,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95
Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a fundamental connection between the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe, and Thoreau that refutes the now entrenched thesis of the 'two cultures.' As he examines these three representative writers, Kuhn reveals the scientific character of autobiographical writing while demonstrating... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 18.93
The literary-philosophical works of Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) rank among the most quietly influential of the post-war era, though only since his death has Benjamin achieved the fame and critical currency outside his native Germany accorded him by a select few during his lifetime. Now he is widely held to have possessed one of the most acute and... more...