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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1982; US$ 330.00
Ce volume fait partie d'une série de quatre volumes consacrés aux phénomènes littéraires de la période s'étendant des Lumières à l'avènement des mouvements romantiques. Les volumes suivants traiteront de la prose et du théâtre. Sont présentés ici les genres en vers, compte tenu en particulier des changements majeurs qui ont préparé la renaissance et... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 22.95
For anyone who loves great literature -- or aspires to write it -- this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada's most important and beloved literary figures. For the past twenty-five years, the Writers' Trust of Canada's annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 10.20
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... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 148.69
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...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 6.79
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2011; US$ 10.99
The most interesting characters are almost never the good guys. Doing the right thing is great and all, but a little bit of darkness?or a lot of it?often makes for a more engaging story. Antiheroes: Heroes, Villains, and the Fine Line Between is dedicated to the dark heroes and sympathetic villains we love. Find out why William McKinley High?s... more...