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  • Tolstoy or Dostoevskyby George Steiner

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.19

    George Steiner's Tolstoy or Dostoevsky has become a classic among  scholars of Russian literature. An essay in poetic and philosophic  criticism that bears mainly on the Russian masters, Tolstoy or  Dostoevsky deals also with larger themes: the epic tradition extending  from Homer to Tolstoy; the continuity of a "tragic world view" from  Oedipus Rex... more...

  • Intertextualityby Graham Allen

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 26.95

    Theories of intertextuality suggest that meaning in a text can only ever be understood in relation to other texts; no work stands alone but is interlinked with the tradition that came before it and the context in which it is produced. This idea of intertextuality is crucial to understanding literary studies today. Graham Allen deftly introduces... more...

  • Conversations with Jonathan Lethemby Jaime Clarke

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 65.00

    Conversations with Jonathan Lethem collects fourteen interviews, conducted over a decade and a half, with the Brooklyn-born author of such novels as Girl in Landscape , Motherless Brooklyn , The Fortress of Solitude , Chroni more...

  • Conversations with Walter Mosleyby Owen E. Brady

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 25.00

    The interviews in this collection cover Walter Mosley's career and reveal an overarching theme: a belief in the transformative power of reading and writing. Since the 1990 publication of his first novel, Devil in a Blue Dress , Mosley (b. 1952) h more...

  • Pieces of My Mindby Frank Kermode

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 8.99

    Sir Frank Kermode has been writing peerless literary criticism for more than a half-century. Pieces of My Mind includes his own choice of his major essays since 1958, beginning with his extraordinary study of "Poet and Dancer Before Diaghilev" and ending with a marvelous consideration of Shakespeare's Othello and Verdi-Boito's Otello . Important... more...

  • Visuelle Evidenzby Sabina Becker; Barbara Korte

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    During the 19th century, photography was almost absolutely considered to represent a medium guaranteeing authenticity. By contrast, in literature and film of the 20th century, it was precisely this characteristic attributed to the photographic method that was problematized and varied. Based on specific case studies from literature and... more...

  • The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literatureby Professor Murray Roston

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    The scientific achievements of the modern world failed to impress the leading writers of this century, leaving them instead profoundly disturbed by a sense of lost values and of the insignificance of the individual in a universe seemingly indifferent to human concerns. In The Search for Selfhood in Modern Literature Roston explores the strategies... more...

  • Literary Feudsby Anthony Arthur

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    Fascinating feuds between famous writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Ernest Hemingway vs. Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson and Vladimir Nabokov, and Tom Wolfe and John Updike. Good clash-of-celebrity-egos gossip for the literary crowd. more...

  • Verão Perigoso [The Dangerous Summer]by Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2011; US$ 15.00

    The Dangerous Summer is Hemingway?s firsthand chronicle of a brutal season of bullfights. In this vivid account, Hemingway captures the exhausting pace and pressure of the season, the camaraderie and pride of the matadors, and the mortal drama as in fight after fight the rival matadors try to outdo each other with ever more daring performances. At... more...

  • The Art of Indirection in British Espionage Fictionby Robert Lance Snyder

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    In contrast to the classical detective story, the spy novel tends to be considered a suspect, somewhat subversive genre. While previous studies have focused on its historical, thematic, and ideological dimensions, this critical work examines British espionage fiction's unique narrative form, which is typically elliptical, oblique, and recursive.... more...