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  • Mark of the Beastby Alfredo Bonadeo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The First World War is a watershed in the intellectual and spiritual history of the modern world. On the one hand, it brought an end to a sense of optimism and decency bred by the prosperity of nineteenth-century Europe. On the other, it brought forth a sense of futility and alienation that has since pervaded European thought. That cataclysmic experience... more...

  • The Computation of Styleby Anthony Kenny

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Each year more and more scholars are becoming aware of the importance of the statistical study of literary texts. The present book is the first elementary introduction in English for those wishing to use statistical techniques in the study of literature. Unlike other introductions to statistics, it specifically emphasizes those techniques most useful... more...

  • A Said Dictionaryby R. Radhakrishnan

    Wiley 2012; US$ 38.95

    This interpretive dictionary introduces the critical andtheoretical world of distinguished literary and cultural criticEdward W. Said through the crucial terms and concepts central tohis work. Compares and contrasts Said's perspective with other keytheorists, such as Derrida, Spivak, Foucault, and Jameson Describes the crucial terms and concepts... 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...

  • Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occultby Leigh Wilson

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 119.99

    While modernism's engagement with the occult has been approached by critics as the result of a loss of faith in representation, an attempt to draw on science as the primary discourse of modernity, or as a hidden history of ideas, Leigh Wilson argues that these discourses have at their heart a magical practice which remakes the relationship between... 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 both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this... more...

  • Modernism/Postmodernismby Peter Brooker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    The concepts of 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. In this influential volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the key viewpoints from a variety of major critics and sets these additionally alongside challenging arguments from Third World,... more...

  • The Performance of Nobility in Early Modern European Literatureby David M. Posner

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 52.00

    Illuminates the idea of display and performance in Renaissance noble life and literature. more...

  • 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...

  • Tom Daleyby Chas Newkey-Burden

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    World Champion, European Champion, and Commonwealth Champion, Tom Daley has achieved more than most professional sportsmen could ever dream of in a lifetime. This title tells the story of this 'boy-next-door', through his punishing training regime and his love of competing, to his brave stand against school bullying and his hopes for London 2012. more...