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  • Tropes, Parables, and Performativesby J. Hillis Miller

    Duke University Press 1990; US$ 64.95

    Tropes, Parables, Performatives collects J. Hillis Miller?s essays on seven major twentieth-century authors: Lawrence, Kafka, Stevens, Williams, Woolf, Hardy, and Conrad. For all their evident differences, these essays from early to late explore a single intuition about literature, which may be framed by three words: ?trope,? ?parable,? and ?performative.? Throughout... more...

  • Reading for Our Timeby J. Hillis Miller

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    A masterclass in attentive reading that opens up brilliant insights into two of George Eliot's novels. Can reading Adam Bede and Middlemarch be justified in this time of climate change, financial meltdown and ineffective politicians? J. Hillis Miller shows how, to be read for today, they must be read slowly, closely and carefully, with much attention... more...

  • Reading for Our Timeby J. Hillis Miller

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 104.00

    A masterclass in attentive reading that opens up brilliant insights into two of George Eliot’s novels. Can reading Adam Bede and Middlemarch be justified in this time of climate change, financial meltdown and ineffective politicians? J. Hillis Miller shows how, to be read for today, they must be read slowly, closely and carefully, with much attention... more...

  • Material Eventsby Tom Cohen; Barbara Cohen; J. Hillis Miller

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 84.00

    Responding to the problematic of "materialism" as posed in Paul de Man?s posthumous last book, Aesthetic Ideology, a diverse and distinguished group of scholars explores the question of "material events" in ways that illuminate not just de Man?s work but their own, work at the forefront of critical theory, productive thinking, and... more...

  • The Swiss Family Robinsonby Johann D. Wyss; J. Hillis Miller; Elizabeth Janeway

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 4.99

    Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island. Thus begins the classic story of survival and adventure that has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812. With optimism and boundless enthusiasm, the Robinson family undertakes the extraordinary... more...

  • Theory and the Disappearing Futureby Tom Cohen; Claire Colebrook; J. Hillis Miller; with a manuscript by Paul de Man

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 28.95

    Paul de Man is often associated with an era of ?high theory?; an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man?s work as a critical... more...

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