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  • Literary Theoryby Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Danteby Rachel Jacoff

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    A fully updated 2007 edition of this useful and accessible coursebook on Dante's works, context and reception history. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Narrativeby David Herman

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    A unique and valuable overview of current approaches to narrative study, first published in 2007. more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Narrativeby H. Porter Abbott

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This popular textbook has been completely revised and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters. more...

  • Consider the Lobsterby David Foster Wallace

    Little, Brown and Company 2005; US$ 9.99

    Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging... more...

  • Three Uses of the Knifeby David Mamet

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    The purpose of theater, like magic like religion?ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the tendency to dramatize... more...

  • Huck Finn's Americaby Andrew Levy

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain?s writing of Huckleberry Finn , which turns on its head everything we thought we knew about America?s favorite icon of childhood. In Huck Finn?s America , award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have been misunderstanding Huckleberry Finn for decades.... more...

  • An Introduction to Narratologyby Monika Fludernik

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 29.95

    An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature. In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines: the key concepts of style, metaphor and metonymy, and the history of narrative forms narratological approaches to interpretation and the linguistic... more...

  • Pearl Buck in Chinaby Hilary Spurling

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    One of the twentieth century?s most extraordinary Americans, Pearl Buck was the first person to make China accessible to the West.   She recreated the lives of ordinary Chinese people in The Good Earth , an overnight worldwide bestseller in 1932, later a blockbuster movie. Buck went on to become the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize... more...

  • Oliver Twistby Charles Dickens; Stephen Gill

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    The new Oxford World's Classics edition of Oliver Twist is based on the authoritative Clarendon edition, which uses Dickens's revised text of 1846. It includes his preface of 1841 in which he defended himself against hostile criticism, and includes all 24 original illustrations by George Cruikshank. Stephen Gill's groundbreaking Introduction... more...