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Semiotics & Literary Theory

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  • The Cambridge Introduction to Narrativeby H. Porter Abbott

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This popular textbook has been completely revised and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters. more...

  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revisedby Thomas C. Foster

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide?a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts?that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are... more...

  • Literary Theory: A Very Short Introductionby Jonathan Culler

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject. more...

  • The Meaning of Lifeby Terry Eagleton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.95 US$ 7.70

    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...

  • Is Shakespeare Dead?by Mark Twain

    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...

  • Postcolonial Theory and Autobiographyby David Huddart

    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...

  • Computing Actionby Jan Christoph Meister; Marie-Laure Ryan; Alastair Matthews

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 224.00

    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...

  • De grijze aapby Dirk Sikkel

    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...

  • Stories, Theories and Thingsby Christine Brooke-Rose

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    The novelist and critic Christine Brooke-Rose investigates those difficult border zones between the 'invented' and the 'real' in fiction. more...

  • The Structure of Literary Understandingby Stein Haugom Olsen

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This is a paperback edition of what has become an important contribution to aesthetics and the theory of literature. more...