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  • The Location of Cultureby Homi K. Bhabha

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In The Location of Culture , he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the First World Warby Vincent Sherry

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    A collection of new essays on First World War literature and its contexts. more...

  • Literature and The Contemporaryby Roger Luckhurst; Peter Marks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary , in contrast, aims to provide through twelve essays evidence of the way in which the literature of the 1990s is constantly engaging in questions... more...

  • Iris Origoby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Iris Origo was one of the twentieth century?s most attractive and intriguing women, a brilliantly perceptive historian and biographer whose works remain widely admired. Iris grew up in Italy with her Irish mother after the death of her wealthy American father. They settled in the Villa Medici in Florence, where they became part of the colourful... more...

  • On Poets and Othersby Michael Schmidt; Octavio Paz

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of poets and writers, both American and international, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos... more...

  • Das Fremde im Eigenstenby Bernd Kortländer; Sikander Singh

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 55.30

    Hauptbeschreibung Die nationale Identität Deutschlands ist im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert zunächst über die Kultur und Sprache bestimmt worden. Erst spät entwickelte sich die Idee einer staatlichen Einheit, parallel mit dem Verfall der feudalen Strukturen und dem Aufstieg des Bürgertums, zu einer politischen Vorstellung und Forderung. Und erst in den... more...

  • Reflections upon Genreby Jan Engberg

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 64.77

    The presents book departs from an observation made by a group of scholars at Aarhus University: On the one hand, the concept of genre is present in and pivotal for a number of different disciplines studying texts such as literary studies, analytical text linguistics and the investigation of text production in professional settings. On the other hand,... 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...

  • The Use of Imaginary, Historical, and Actual Maps in Literatureby John Wyatt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 179.95

    In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction - such as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There are also maps that... more...

  • After 1945by Hans Gumbrecht

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation,... more...