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- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 90.00
The literary motif of the "allegorical knightly quest" appears repeatedly in the literature of the late medieval/early modern period, notably in Spenser, but has hitherto been little examined. Here, in his examination of a number of sixteenth-century English allegorical-chivalric quest narratives, focussing on Spenser's 'Faerie Queene' but including... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99
Can literary fictions convey significant philosophical views, understood in terms of propositional knowledge? This study addresses the philosophical value of literature by examining how literary works impart philosophy truth and knowledge and to what extent the works should be approached as communications of their authors. Beginning with theories of... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00
What is the significance of writing in the wake of postmodernism? The previousdecade has seen a growing interest in criticism of postmodern ethics andaesthetics from theorists and writers. This book begins to answer what art formor critical methodology might take its place.Exploringthe work of six contemporary novelists Bret Easton Ellis, J.G. Ballard,... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95
In what can only be called a genuine intellectual adventure, Russell Berman raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study of literary fiction? Written as a tonic to what he calls the debilitating... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 149.99
Presents a theory of fictional entities which is syncretistic insofar as it integrates the work of previous authors. This work puts forward a metaphysical conception of the nature of these entities, according to which a fictional entity is a compound entity built up from both a make-believe theoretical element and a set theoretical element. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 122.00
Arguing that genre must play a role in our study of narrative fiction, this tour of the novel examines interactive storytelling scenes in which characters argue about how to tell a tale that meets their respective social and aesthetic expectations. Through intense readings of interactive storytelling scenes in works spanning the 17th through 20th centuries,... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 70.20
The years following the attacks of September 11, 2001 have seen the publication of a wide range of scientific analyses of terrorism. Literary studies seem to lag curiously behind this general shift of academic interest. The present volume sets out to fill this gap. It does so in the conviction that the study of literature has much to offer to the transdisciplinary... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00
In this fascinating study, Peter Johnson makes explicit the issues involved in using the novel as a source in moral philosophy. The book pays close attention to questions of method, aesthetic accounts of the novel and the nature of ethical knowledge. The views of leading philosophers are examined and criticised in the light of the book's distinctive... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00
Fictional narratives of the late twentieth century often cross boundaries. This study argues that the undoing of structure in postmodern art form demands a different way of thinking and represents a commentary on the material and social conditions of the late twentieth century and beyond. more...