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  • The Writing Family of Stephen Kingby Patrick McAleer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    This work examines Stephen King's position in popular literary circles and then considers the contributions of his family to the landscape of contemporary fiction. Though they have to a degree been eclipsed by Stephen King's popularity, the work of his wife, Tabitha King, and sons, Owen King and Joe Hill, have found varying levels of success... more...

  • Nabokov's Permanent Mysteryby David S. Rutledge

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    This critical text examines the ways in which Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's great writers, structured his works to encapsulate his metaphysical beliefs. It draws examples from Nabokov's novels, stories and nonfiction, revealing a startling consistency in his beliefs over the course of his career, even as the structure of... more...

  • L'Époque de la Renaissance (1400?1600)by Tibor Klaniczay; Eva Kushner; André Stegmann

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 292.00

    Le nouveau volume de la série Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes constitue lui-même la première partie d'un ensemble de quatre volumes. Ces volumes sont consacrés à une période de 200 ans qui dans l'histoire de la civilisation des peuples d'Europe porte le nom de Renaissance. Les premiers 80 ans de cette époque voient naître,... more...

  • Romantic Ironyby Frederick Garber

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 218.00

    This is the first collaborative international reading of irony as a major phenomenon in Romantic art and thought. The volume identifies key predecessor moments that excited Romantic authors and the emergence of a distinctly Romantic theory and practice of irony spreading to all literary genres. Not only the influential pioneer German, British, and... more...

  • The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languagesby Anna Balakian

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 300.00

    Edited by Anna Balakian, this volume marks the first attempt to discuss Symbolism in a full range of the literatures written in the European languages. The scope of these analyses, which explore Latin America, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria as well as West European literatures, continues to make the volume... more...

  • 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$ 10.20

    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...

  • 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...