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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 252.00
The volume presents a cultural history of renaissance rhetoric with special emphasis on literary theory with its aspects of imagination ( inventio ), generic theory ( dispositio ), style ( elocutio ), mnemonic architecture ( memoria ), representation ( actio ) (with Shakespeare's works as illustrations). Special attention is given to... more...