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  • 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...

  • B S Johnson and Post-War Literatureby Martin Ryle; Julia Jordan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    A collection of essays on the 1960s experimental writer B.S. Johnson, this book draws together new research on all aspects of his work, and, in tracing his connections to a wider circle of continental, British and American avant-garde writers, offers exciting new approaches to reading 1960s experimental fiction. more...

  • Poetry and Dialogismby Mara Scanlon; Chad Engbers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    These essays extend an ongoing conversation on dialogic qualities of poetry by positing various foundations, practices, and purposes of poetic dialogism. The authors enrich and diversify the theoretical discourse on dialogic poetry and connect it to fertile critical fields like ethnic studies, translation studies, and ethics and literature. more...

  • Thomas Hardy, Time and Narrativeby Ken Ireland

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras. more...

  • Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zanaby Philip Edward Phillips

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Prison Narratives from Boethius to Zana critically examines selected works of writers, from the sixth century to the twenty-first century, who were imprisoned for their beliefs. Chapters explore figures' lives, provide close analyses of their works, and offer contextualization of their prison writings. more...

  • Reconstruction in Literary Studiesby Bryan Vescio

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Pointing the way toward a revitalized future for the study of literature, Reconstruction in Literary Studies draws on philosophical pragmatism to justify the academic study of literature. In turn, Vescio connects the changing field to its social function as an institution. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environmentby Louise Westling

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    This authoritative collection of rigorous but accessible essays investigates the exciting new interdisciplinary field of environmental literary criticism. more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

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

  • 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...