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  • On Writingby A. L. Kennedy

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.98

    After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books ? it?s just a wonder she?s found the time . These are missives from the authorial front line ? urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration... more...

  • Six Memos for the Next Millenniumby Italo Calvino; Martin McLaughlin; Patrick Creagh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    Italo Calvino was due to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard in 1985-86, but they were left unfinished at his death. The surviving drafts explore of the concepts of Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity, Exactitude and Visibility (Constancy was to be the sixth) in serious yet playful essays that reveal Calvino's debt to the comic strip... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theoryby Paul Wake; Simon Malpas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Now in a fully updated second edition The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory is an indispensible guide for anyone approaching the field for the first time. Exploring ideas from a diverse range of disciplines through a series of 11 critical essays and a dictionary of key names and terms, this book examines some of the most complex... more...

  • Literary Livesby David Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    This book meditates on the nature of biography and the way biographers habitually explain their subjects' loves by reference to psychology, ancestry, childhood experience, social relations, the body, or illness. more...

  • Distant Readingby Franco Moretti

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD  How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory,... more...

  • On Literatureby Umberto Eco; Martin McLaughlin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005; US$ 15.00

    ON SOME FUNCTIONS OF LITERATURE Legend has it, and if it is not true it is still a good story, that Stalin once asked how many divisions the Pope had. Subsequent events have proved to us that while divisions are indeed important in certain circumstances, they are not everything. There are nonmaterial forces, which cannot be measured precisely, but... more...

  • Kant and the Platypusby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 16.00

    "Presented with mock solemnity and written with grace and wit, the book is a genuine work of scholarship that is also a pleasure to read.-Newsweek "Witty and stylish."-The New York Times "A book no self-respecting dreamer should be without."-The Economist more...

  • Rediscoveries in Children's Literatureby Suzanne Rahn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Perspectives on the Renaissance Medalby Stephen K. Scher; Stephen K. Scher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    The papers published in this book were delivered at two conferences held in conjunction with the exhibition, " The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance" more...

  • Psychoanalytic Criticismby Elizabeth Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...