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  • Dreiser's An American Tragedyby Martin Bucco

    Wiley 1999; US$ 5.99 US$ 3.59

    Called one of the best writers on the American scene, Dreiser is also called one of the world's best worst writers, with claims that he is an impurist with nothing but genius. This story, told in gruesome detail and with unswerving realism, recounts the dilemmas and choices of a "loser"; we watch him ascend to temptation, fall in transgression, and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Paratextsby Gerard Genette; Richard Macksey; Jane E. Lewin

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    Genette shows how paratexts ? titles, forewords, publishers' blurbs ? shape both individual readings and literature as cultural institution. more...

  • The Nature of Narrativeby Robert Scholes; James Phelan; Robert Kellogg

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    For the past forty years The Nature of Narrative has been a seminal work for literary students, teachers, writers, and scholars. Countering the tendency to view the novel as the paradigm case of literary narrative, authors Robert Scholes and Robert Kellogg in the original edition offered a compelling history of the genre narrative from antiquity... more...

  • The Literary Theory Toolkitby Herman Rapaport

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95 US$ 24.22

    The Literary Theory Toolkit offers readers a rich compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. Includes varied examples drawn from readily available literary texts spanning all periods and genres Features a chapter on performance, something not usually covered in similar... more...