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- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
By examining the meaning of shtetl , Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship. He traces the trajectory of writing about these towns, by Jews and non-Jews, residents and visitors, researchers, novelists, memoirists, journalists, and others,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Despite the recent increase in scholarly activity regarding travel writing and the accompanying proliferation of publications relating to the form, its ethical dimensions have yet to be theorized with sufficient rigour. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies and modern languages, the contributors in this volume apply... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
This collection of essays provides students of literary critical theory with an introduction to Freudian methods of interpretation, and shows how those methods have been transformed by recent developments in French psychoanalysis, particularly by the influence of Jacques Lacan. It explains how classical Freudian criticism tended to focus on the thematic... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00
Over the millennia, many great writers, from Pliny and Plutarch to C.S. Lewis and John Steinbeck, have addressed diverse canine themes in their work, usually in a broader, human context. Late in the 20th century it was conclusively established by modern science that all dogs, without exception, are descended from wolves. Viewed within the dynamic lens... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives. The book analyzes and applies the most relevant concepts and themes discussed in trauma theory, such as the relationship between... more...
- Counterpoint 2014; US$ 34.99
With its title harkening back to the sack of Baghdad in 1258when the Tigris ran black with the ink of books flung into the water by Mongol invaders River of Ink is a collection of essays that range widely across time and cultures to illuminate the role of literature and art throughout history. Christensen draws from a panoply of subjects, from the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
`Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake . The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
This new edition includes material on Joyce's distinctive view of femininity and a greatly expanded treatment of Finnegan's Wake . The first section outlines the biographical and cultural background, the second offers a detailed critical survey of three major works, including Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , and the third section... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
Drawing from a rich fictional and cinematic tradition, Anatomy of a Robot explores the political and textual implications of our perennial projections of humanity onto figures such as robots, androids, cyborgs, and automata. In an engaging, sophisticated, and accessible presentation, Despina Kakoudaki argues that, in their narrative and cultural... more...