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  • How to be Well Readby John Sutherland

    Random House 2014; US$ 29.07

    As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it's a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that. In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable... 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$ 75.79

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • The Literary Theory Toolkitby Herman Rapaport

    Wiley 2011; US$ 96.95

    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$ 95.00

    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$ 25.00

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

  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.89

    The secret history of novelists is often a history of exile and tourism - a history of language learning. Like the story of Gustave Flaubert and Juliet Herbert, it is a history of loss and mistakes. As Flaubert finished Madame Bovary , Miss Herbert, his niece's governess, translated the novel into English. But this translation has since been lost.... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 16.35

    Literature suffers from appearing both deceptively easy and dauntingly difficult. We all like to think we can read a novel and understand what 'genre', 'style' and 'narrative' mean, but do we really understand them fully and how they can enrich our reading experience? How should we approach the works of great writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S.... more...

  • A Selection from Scrutiny: Volume 2by F. R. Leavis

    Cambridge University Press 1968; US$ 42.00

    Volume 2 of A Selection from Scrutiny opens with Mrs Leavis's much quoted studies, which together form 'A Critical Theory of Jane Austen's Writings'. more...