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  • The Logic of Wish and Fearby Ben La Farge

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Moving effortlessly from Greek to Shakespearean tragedies, to nineteenth and twentieth-century British, American and Russian drama, and fiction and contemporary television, this study sheds new light on the art of comedy. more...

  • Thinking Out Loudby Christopher Gauker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    Most contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and linguists think of language as basically a means by which speakers reveal their thoughts to others. Christopher Gauker calls this "the Lockean theory of language," since Locke was one of its early exponents, and he contends that it is fundamentally mistaken. The Lockean theory, he argues, cannot adequately... more...

  • Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women's Writingby Angela Laflen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Considering new perspectives on writers such as Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, and Louise Erdrich, Confronting Visuality in Multi-ethnic Women's Writing traces a cross-cultural tradition in which contemporary female writers situate images of women within larger contexts of visuality. more...

  • Criticism after Critiqueby Jeffrey R. Di Leo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Presenting different ways to imagine criticism without critique, this collection provides a survey of both the difficult times facing ideological critique and the ways in which literary criticism and aesthetics have been affected by changing attitudes toward critique. more...

  • Ridiculous Criticsby Philip Smallwood; Min Wild

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 89.99

    Ridiculous Critics offers an outline of eighteenth-century literary criticism that undermines its stuffy reputation. This history highlights the contempt, jocularity, irony, and buffoonery that also make up its critical spirit, with passages from critics, poets, novelists, and literary commentators celebrated and obscure. more...

  • Chivalric Stories as Children's Literatureby Velma Bourgeois Richmond

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry--epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. Stories of Beowulf, Arthur, Gawain, St. George, Roland, Robin Hood and many more thrilled... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00

    Computing Action 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, ranging from analytical to transcendental and finally constructivist definitions. This leads to the formulation of a new model of action, in which the core definitions developed... more...

  • Inseparableby Emma Donoghue

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.95

    From a writer of astonishing versatility and erudition, the much-admired literary critic, novelist, short-story writer, and scholar (?Dazzling?? The Washington Post; ?One of those rare writers who seems to be able to work on any register, any time, any atmosphere, and make it her own? ? The Observer ), a book that explores the little-known literary... more...

  • The Structure of Literary Understandingby Stein Haugom Olsen

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 30.00

    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$ 38.00

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