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- Random House 2014; US$ 19.18
How much do our perceptions of things depend on our cognitive ability, and how much on our linguistic resources? Where, and how, do these two questions meet? Umberto Eco undertakes a series of idiosyncratic and typically brilliant explorations, starting from the perceived data of common sense, from which flow an abundance of 'stories' or fables, often... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00
Race, Ethnicity and Publishing in America considers American minority literatures from the perspective of print culture. Putting in dialogue European and American scholars and spanning the slavery era through the early 21st century, they draw on approaches from library history, literary history and textual studies. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00
This book gives readers a thorough introduction to the movements and schools of American poets in the twentieth century. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 52.99
Contains an introduction that considers the tension between Poe's "otherworldly" settings and his historically marked representations of violence. This book covers topics such as Poe and the American Publishing Industry, Poe's Sensationalism, Poe's relationship to gender constructions, and Poe and American Privacy. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 45.00
"The Sound and the Fury", William Faulkner's fourth novel, was his first attempt at a wholly self-conscious style. Faulkner's willingness to experiment affords his readers no stable perspective from which to comprehend the decline of the Compson family. This title includes critical essays on Faulkner's work. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 29.00
In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the 'femme fatale' figure, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized and has helped to sustain cultural obsessions with 'bad' women. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00
This volume explores issues of black female identity through the various "imaginings" of the black female body in print and visual culture. Contributions emphasize the ways in which the black female body is framed and how black women (and their allies) have sought to write themselves back into social discourses on their terms. more...