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  • New Aphorisms & Reflectionsby Steven Carter

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 26.99

    This book is the sixth volume in a sequence which began with 222: Aphorisms & Reflections, featuring more than 450 entries, some autobiographical. Like its predecessors, New Aphorisms & Reflections includes a sampling of 'meetings of the minds'-dialogues between the author and aphorists and thinkers of the past. more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticismby Steven J. PhD Venturino

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, the book illustrates dozens of stimulating-and sometimes notoriously complex-perspectives for approaching literature and film. The book offers authoritative, clear, and easy-to-follow explanations of theories that range from established classics to the controversies of current theory. Each chapter offers a conversational,... more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Derrida, Kristeva, and the Dividing Lineby Juliana De Nooy; Paul Eggert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Unexpectedby Mark Currie

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    This new study asks how stories affect the way we think about time and, in particular, how they condition thinking about the future. Focusing on surprise and the unforeseeable, the book argues that stories are mechanisms that reconcile what is taking place with what will have been. This relation between the present and the future perfect offers a grammatical... 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 in this book were delivered at two conferences held in conjunction with the exhibition, "The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance". more...

  • Modernist Literatureby Rachel Potter

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Introduces students to a wide range of modernist writers and critical debates in modernism studies. Discussing canonical modernist writers such as James Joyce and T. S. Eliot alongside less familiar writers such as Mina Loy and Djuna Barnes, the guide takes students through a wide-ranging modernist literary landscape. It considers how the publishing... more...

  • From Agamben to Zizekby Jon Simons

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990. On completing each chapter, you will find suggestions for further reading so that you can find out more and start applying the ideas in question. In addition to chapters on individuals... more...

  • Reading and Responsibilityby Derek Attridge

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    What is the importance of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida in particular, for literary criticism today? Derek Attridge argues that the challenge of Derrida's work for our understanding of literature and its value has still not been fully met, and in this book, which traces a close engagement with Derrida's writing over two... more...