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  • A Victorian Art of Fictionby John Charles Olmsted

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 75.00

    First published in 1979, this collection of sixty-three essays on the novel drawn from ten periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1830 to 1850. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals... more...

  • Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comicsby Gavin Parkinson

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    The first book to look at the relationship either between Surrealism and Science Fiction or between Surrealism and comics. more...

  • Contracts of Fictionby Ellen Spolsky

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    The Contracts of Fiction invites readers to consider the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts, teaching us how to think about the stuff of daily life, animate and inanimate, as abstractions. more...

  • Hotel Theoryby Wayne Koestenbaum

    Soft Skull Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Hotel Theory is two books in one: a meditation on the meaning of hotels, and a dime novel ( Hotel Women ) featuring Lana Turner and Liberace. Typical of Wayne Koestenbaum?s invigoratingly inventive style, the two books one fiction, one nonfiction run concurrently, in twin columns, and the articles a,? an,? and the? never appear. The nonfiction... more...

  • Postcolonialismby Robert J. C. Young

    Wiley 2016; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    This key new introduction, by one of the leading exponents in the field, explains in clear and accessible language the historical and theoretical origins of post-colonial theory. Acknowledging that post-colonial theory draws on a wide, often contested, range of theory from different fields, Young analyzes the concepts and issues involved, explains... more...

  • Between Quran and Kafkaby Navid Kermani

    Wiley 2016; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    What connects Shiite passion plays with Brecht?s drama? Which of Goethe?s poems were inspired by the Quran? How can Ibn Arabi?s theology of sighs explain the plays of Heinrich von Kleist? And why did the Persian author Sadeq Hedayat identify with the Prague Jew Franz Kafka? ?One who knows himself and others will here too understand: Orient and... more...

  • Laruelleby Anthony P. Smith

    Wiley 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Fran?ois Laruelle?s ?non-philosophy? or ?non-standard philosophy? represents a bold attempt to rethink how philosophy is practiced in relation to other domains of knowledge. There is a growing interest in Laruelle?s work in the English-speaking world, but his work is often misunderstood as a wholesale critique of philosophy. In this book Anthony Paul... more...

  • Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novelsby Laurence Talairach-Vielmas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine... more...

  • Practising Theory and Reading Literatureby Raman Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 66.95

    Practising Theory and Reading Literature  provides an accessible introduction to the study of contemporary literary theories and their applications to a range of literary texts. This is an elementary introduction where the emphasis is on practice, and in this respect it complements A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory. more...

  • Global Crusoeby Ann Marie Fallon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Global Crusoe travels across the twentieth-century globe, from a Native American reservation to a Botswanan village, to explore the huge variety of contemporary incarnations of Daniel Defoe's intrepid character. In her study of the novels, poems, short stories and films that adapt the Crusoe myth, Ann Marie Fallon argues that the twentieth-century... more...