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  • Introducing Literary Criticismby Owen Holland; Piero

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 7.28

    A brand new literary title in the renowned graphic novel-style of the Introducing Graphic Guide series. more...

  • Lit Upby David Denby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 30.99

    A bestselling author and distinguished critic goes back to high school to find out whether books can shape lives It's no secret that millions of American teenagers, caught up in social media, television, movies, and games, don't read seriously-they associate sustained reading with duty or work, not with pleasure. This indifference has become a... more...

  • The Secret Life of Storiesby Michael Bérubé

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 21.00

    Narrative informs everything we think, do, plan, remember, and imagine. We tell stories and we listen to stories, gauging their ?well-formedness? within a couple of years of learning to walk and talk. Some argue that the capacity to understand narrative is innate to our species; others claim that while that might be so, the invention of writing then... more...

  • The Latest Early American Literatureby R. C. De Prospo

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 94.99

    The Latest Early American Literature both negatively critiques how the latest scholarly receptions of early American literature differ insignificantly from the earliest ones and positively proposes how a transnationalist concession?that America?s neocolonial culture lags behind that of Europe?might advance postmodern theorizing. Closer to earth,... more...

  • Animal, Vegetable, Digitalby Elizabeth Swanstrom

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Winner of the Elizabeth Agee Prize in American Literature In Animal, Vegetable, Digital , Elizabeth Swanstrom makes a confident and spirited argument for the use of digital art in support of ameliorating human engagement with the environment and suggests a four-part framework for analyzing and discussing such applications.   Through close... more...

  • The Art of Perspectiveby Christopher Castellani

    Graywolf Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    A writer may have a story to tell, a sense of plot, and strong characters, but for all of these to come together some key questions must be answered. What form should the narrator take? An omniscient, invisible force, or one--or more--of the characters? But in what voice, and from what vantage point? How to decide? Avoiding prescriptive instructions... more...

  • Deconstruction After Allby Christopher Norris

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    This collection of interviews, reflections, and creative criticism presents Christopher Norris?s vigorous polemics with Hayden White, Michel Foucault, Jean Baudrillard, Jean-François Lyotard, Thomas Kuhn, Emmanuel Levinas, Pierre Bourdieu, Richard Rorty, and Stanley Fish. Alongside Norris?s uncompromising critiques there emerge passages of close and... more...

  • On Exploring Craftby Beatrice L. Bridglall

    UPA 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book explores the parallel concepts in Architecture and Literature where writers are the architects of language, designing their narratives brick by brick, and giving care and consideration to each individual word as well as their collective purpose and meaning. Bridglall examines Hass, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, amongst many others. ... more...

  • This Space of Writingby Stephen Mitchelmore

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 13.99

    A renewed appreciation of the mystery and promise of writing. more...

  • Le père Lécureuxby Alexandre Piédagnel; Maxime François Antoine Lalanne; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "L'amour des livres, cet amour pur, ardent, fécond, durable et sans mécomptes, a été célébré par Jules Janin, en toute occasion, avec le plus séduisant enthousiasme. Il possédait de si précieux volumes, et les aimait tant ! Jamais, à coup sûr, aucun écrivain ne fut jamais pénétré ? ni mieux entouré ? de son sujet favori, et ne donna, par... more...