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  • Le Tournant du siècle des Lumières 1760?1820by György M. Vajda

    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...

  • L'Époque de la Renaissance (1400?1600)by Eva Kushner

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 297.00

    Au sein de la vaste entreprise qu'est l' Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes , la sous-série portant sur la Renaissance, dont fait partie le volume que voici, représente à plusieurs égards une gageure novatrice. La Renaissance a souvent et abondamment été étudiée comme transformation de la civilisation occidentale, en Italie avant... more...

  • A Writer's Lifeby The Writers' Trust Of Canada

    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...

  • 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...