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  • Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern Englandby Joshua Eckhardt; Daniel Starza Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Perhaps more than any other kind of book, manuscript miscellanies require a complex and ‘material’ reading strategy. This collection of essays models and refines the study of these complicated volumes. Using extensive textual and bibliographical evidence, it offers stimulating new readings of literature, politics and religion in the early... more...

  • Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals)by Joseph Grixti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre , horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for reconsidering horror and the cultural apparatus... more...

  • No Symbols Where None Intendedby Mark Axelrod

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    An homage to Nabokov's Lectures on Literature , this collection of essays sheds new light on canonical authors such as Ibsen, Beckett, and Strindberg. Using style and structure as the connective thread, Mark Axelrod joins a wide and deep conversation on writers on writing. more...

  • Reconstruction in Literary Studiesby Bryan Vescio

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Pointing the way toward a revitalized future for the study of literature, Reconstruction in Literary Studies draws on philosophical pragmatism to justify the academic study of literature. In turn, Vescio connects the changing field to its social function as an institution. more...

  • Theorists of the Modernist Novelby Deborah Parsons

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Tracing the developing modernist aesthetic in the thought and writings of James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf, Deborah Parsons considers the cultural, social and personal influences upon the three writers. Exploring the connections between their theories, Parsons pays particular attention to their work on: forms of realism characters... more...

  • What We See When We Readby Peter Mendelsund

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading?how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael... more...

  • The Elements of Academic Styleby Eric Hayot

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits,... more...

  • V. S. Naipaul (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, Peter Hughes explores the work of V. S. Naipaul, and the interplay of fictional and non-fictional patters in what is his obsessive vision of human life. Hughes shows how Naipaul?s narratives pair off histories and novels, travel-writing and psycho-biography, reinforcing one another and Naipaul?s vision of ?a world undoing... more...

  • A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legendby Ralph Maud

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 19.95

    The luminaries of field research in British Columbia – Boas, Teit, Hill-Tout, Barbeau, and others – are discussed, their work evaluated. more...

  • Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals)by Allan Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind?s ethical motivation and its relationship with the ideas of evolution current in his day. Allan Hunter establishes Conrad?s detailed knowledge of the leading evolutionary arguments of the... more...