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  • Why Study Literature?by Stefan Iversen; Henrik Skov Nielsen; Jan Alber

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 26.39

    The book presents new ways of thinking about the historical, epistemological and institutional role of literature. It aims at providing a theoretically well-founded basis for what might otherwise be considered a relatively unfounded historical fact, i.e. the fact that the teaching of literature holds a privileged position in many educational institutions.... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    The ultimate guide to the most important ideas in literature. more...

  • Arguing for Atheismby Robin Le Poidevin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Meaning of Lifeby Terry Eagleton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.95

    We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might... more...

  • Re-Reading Harry Potterby Suman Gupta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 30.00

    This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world. more...

  • Against World Literatureby Emily Apter

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”?the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language... more...

  • Laurence Sterneby Marcus Walsh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The eighteenth century was a period when the modern Novel emerged through the work of writers such as Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. However, the writing of Sterne is recognised as influencing modern writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards more than any of the other eighteenth century novelists.In the last twenty years... more...

  • Travels in Hyperrealityby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.00

    Eco displays in these essays the same wit, learning, and lively intelligence that delighted readers of The Name of the Rose and Foucault?s Pendulum . His range is wide, and his insights are acute, frequently ironic, and often downright funny. Translated by William Weaver. more...

  • Tragedy and Theoryby Michelle Gellrich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Michelle Gellrich engages current debates about the relationship between literature and theory by analyzing responses of theorists in the Western tradition to tragic conflict. Isolating the centrality of conflict in twentieth-century definitions of tragedy, Professor Gellrich discusses the efforts of modern critics to locate in Aristotle's Poetics... more...

  • The Reader in the Textby Susan Rubin Suleiman; Inge Crosman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    A reader may be in" a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought--both possessing and being possessed by it. This paradox suggests the ambiguities inherent in the concept of audience. In these original essays, a group of international scholars raises fundamental questions about the status--be it rhetorical, semiotic... more...