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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95
Walter J. Ong?s classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of oral, written, printed and electronic technologies, and their impact on philosophical, theological, scientific and literary thought. This thirtieth anniversary edition ? coinciding with Ong?s centenary year ? reproduces his best-known and most influential book... more...
- Wiley 2004; US$ 10.99
In the CliffsComplete guides, the novel's complete text and a glossary appear side-by-side with coordinating numbered lines to help you understand unusual words and phrasing. You'll also find all the commentary and resources of a standard CliffsNotes for Literature. CliffsComplete Frankenstein is certainly Mary Shelley’s greatest literary... more...
- Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
By what criteria can one judge the specific literary quality of Van Gogh's more than eight hundred letters? This is the question that Patrick Grant explores by way of a set of ideas about dialogue and self-fashioning derived especially from Mikhail Bakhtin. Grant considers the reading of the letters within the context of modern-literary theoretical... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95
Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I?m Reading From , the novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over decades of critical reading?from Leopardi, Dickens,... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2004; US$ 2.99
Did Francis Bacon write the works of Shakespear? The Shakespearite knows that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare's Works; the Baconian knows that Francis Bacon wrote them; the Brontosaurian doesn't really know which of them did it, but is quite composedly and contentedly sure that Shakespeare DIDN'T, and strongly suspects that Bacon DID. more...
- De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00
The study takes a new approach to the phenomenon of narrated action in literary texts. It begins with a survey of philosophical approaches to the concept of action. In the second part, the combinatory model of action proposed is put into practice in the context of a computer-aided investigation of the action constructs logically implied... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
Cultural theory has often been criticized for covert Eurocentric and universalist tendencies. Its concepts and ideas are implicitly applicable to everyone, ironing over any individuality or cultural difference. Postcolonial theory has challenged these limitations of cultural theory, and Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography addresses the central... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.95
From a writer of astonishing versatility and erudition, the much-admired literary critic, novelist, short-story writer, and scholar (?Dazzling?? The Washington Post; ?One of those rare writers who seems to be able to work on any register, any time, any atmosphere, and make it her own? ? The Observer ), a book that explores the little-known literary... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 10.50
Lang geleden, voordat er mensen bestonden, bleven alle dieren vruchtbaar tot hun dood. De afgelopen vijf miljoen jaar hebben wij ons ontwikkeld tot de enige diersoort met een menopauze. Kennelijk was dit ergens goed voor; de natuur geeft deze onvruchtbare extra tijd van leven niet cadeau. Het nut van de vijftigplusser, en daarmee zijn natuurlijke gedrag,... more...