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  • Autobiographyby Linda Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 24.95

    If every writer necessarily draws on their own life, is any writing outside the realm of ?autobiography?? The new edition of this classic guide is fully updated to include: developments in autobiographical criticism, highlighting major theoretical issues and concepts different forms of the genre from confessions and narratives to memoirs and... more...

  • The Structure of Literary Understandingby Stein Haugom Olsen

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 32.00

    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$ 40.00

    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

    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, USA 2006; US$ 18.99

    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 to... more...

  • Handbuch Biographieby Christian Klein

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 60.12

    Biographie als allgegenwärtiges Phänomen. Das Handbuch informiert über die verschiedenen Formen und Felder biographischen Erzählens und macht mit Merkmalen und Funktionen, mit Geschichte, regionalen Entwicklungen und kulturellen Traditionen der Biographik vertraut. Daneben stellt es biographisches Arbeiten als wissenschaftliche Methode in den Geistes-,... more...

  • The Literary Theory Toolkitby Herman Rapaport

    Wiley 2011; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Cultureby Todd F. Davis; Professor Kenneth Womack

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    Davis and Womack investigate the emerging gaps between literary scholarship and the reading experience. The idea of reconciling the void - the locus of our sociocultural disillusionment and despair in an uncertain world - concerns explicit artistic attempts to represent the ways in which human beings seek out meaning, hope and community. more...

  • Literary Theoryby Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades,... more...

  • The Postcolonial Unconsciousby Neil Lazarus

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Places postcolonial literary studies on a new conceptual footing; introduces the concepts, methods and substantive themes underpinning this new approach. more...