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  • Fredric Jamesonby Douglas Kellner; Dr Sean Homer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 43.00

    This volume brings together original work from internationally recognized scholars that critically engages with the full range of Jameson's work, including: Sartre, Lukács, 'Third World' literature, architecture, postmodernity, globalization, film, dialectics and Brecht. In a series of lively, and at times iconoclastic readings, the contributors challenge... more...

  • The Gift of Storyby Emily Griesinger; Mark Eaton

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    The Gift of Story brings contemporary literature and film into conversation with the grand Christian narrative. This book examines the specific connections between contemporary cultural meta-narratives (the stories humans typically tell about themselves) and the ideas of hope found in Christianity. Despite postmodernism's skepticism about narrative,... more...

  • Julia Kristeva and Literary Theoryby Megan Becker-Leckrone

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2004; US$ 99.95

    Julia Kristeva has sparked considerable debate among feminist, political and psychoanalytic thinkers, securing her status as one of the most formidable figures in twentieth-century critical theory. However, her precise relevance to the study of literature can be hard for new readers to fathom. more...

  • Scenes from the Drama of European Literatureby Erich Auerbach; Paolo Valesio

    University of Minnesota Press 1984; US$ 45.00

    Scenes from the Drama of European Literature was first published in 1984. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In his foreword to this reprint of Erich Auerbach's major essays, Paolo Valesio pays... 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...

  • Neatness Countsby Kevin Kopelson

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    In Neatness Counts, Kevin Kopelson offers a series of meditations on how orderliness, chaos, and other physical states correspond with both the exhilaration of production and the desperation of writer's block. Focusing on Elizabeth Bishop, Marcel Proust, Roland Barthes, Tom Stoppard, and Bruce Chatwin, Neatness Counts is at once critical and creative,... more...

  • Critical Writings, 1953-1978by Paul de Man; Lindsey Waters

    University of Minnesota Press 1989; US$ 90.00

    Twenty-five essays and reviews not previously collected, most of which were written before 1970, and eight of which are appearing in English for the first time. more...

  • Reading De Man Readingby Lindsay Waters; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 51.00

    Thirteen essays address de Man?s theory and practice of reading, including the nature of those readings and what they signify forreading in general, not just for literary texts.  more...

  • My Many Selvesby Wayne C. Booth

    Utah State University Press 2006; US$ 17.95

    In his autobiography, My Many Selves, Wayne C. Booth is less concerned with his professional achievements---though the book by no means ignores his distinguished career---than with the personal vision that emerges from a long life lived thoughtfully. For Booth, even the autobiographical process becomes part of a quest to harmonize the diverse,... more...

  • Rhetoric and Renaissance Cultureby Heinrich F. Plett

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 224.00

    The volume presents a cultural history of renaissance rhetoric with special emphasis on literary theory with its aspects of imagination (inventio), generictheory (dispositio), style (elocutio), mnemonic architecture (memoria), representation (actio) (with Shakespeare's works as illustrations). Special attention is given to the intermedial rhetoric... more...