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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin.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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 27.50
The scientific discovery that chaotic systems embody deep structures of order is one of such wide-ranging implications that it has attracted attention across a spectrum of disciplines, including the humanities. In this volume, fourteen theorists explore the significance for literary and cultural studies of the new paradigm of chaotics, forging connections... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 40.95
"R. Radhakrishnan's eloquent meditations on the key words and names of the late Edward W. Said's critical vocabulary contribute immensely, not only to our understanding of his life-long secular project, but also to the sustaining of his richly resonant global legacy." — William V. Spanos , Binghamton University "Compulsively readable, this... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 52.00
Illuminates the idea of display and performance in Renaissance noble life and literature. more...