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  • The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environmentby Louise Westling

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00

    This authoritative collection of rigorous but accessible essays investigates the exciting new interdisciplinary field of environmental literary criticism. more...

  • Paratextsby Gerard Genette; Richard Macksey; Jane E. Lewin

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 62.00

    Genette shows how paratexts ? titles, forewords, publishers' blurbs ? shape both individual readings and literature as cultural institution. more...

  • Ecocritical Theoryby Axel Goodbody; Kate Rigby

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    One of the more frequently lodged, serious, and justifiable complaints about ecocritical work is that it is insufficiently theorized. Ecocritical Theory puts such claims decisively to rest by offering readers a comprehensive collection of sophisticated but accessible essays that productively investigate the relationship between European theory... more...

  • Male Armorby Jon Robert Adams

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 17.50

    There is no shortage of iconic masculine imagery of the soldier in American film and literature?one only has to think of George C. Scott as Patton in front of a giant American flag, Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, or Burt Lancaster rolling around in the surf in From Here to Eternity. In Male Armor , Jon Robert Adams examines the ways in which novels,... more...

  • Pinocchio Goes Postmodernby Richard Wunderlich; Thomas J. Morrissey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio , the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of the tale, one such source is Disney's perennial classic.... more...

  • Collected Shorter Writings V9by John Constable; I. A. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 385.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Against World Literatureby Emily Apter

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the ?Untranslatable??the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language,... more...

  • Tragedy and Theory: The Problem of Conflict Since Aristotleby Michelle Zerba

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Michelle Zerba engages current debates about the relationship between literature and theory by analyzing responses of theorists in the Western tradition to tragic conflict. Isolating the centrality of conflict in twentieth-century definitions of tragedy, Professor Zerba discusses the efforts of modern critics to locate in Aristotle's Poetics the origins... more...

  • Literature and the Continuances of Virtueby Warner Berthoff

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Virtue, as used here, connotes integrity--that living force that issues from persons, societies, or texts in consequence of their accomplishing their distinctive ends. Professor Berthoff outlines the descent of the intuition of virtue from classical times into our own era and examines it as a formative presence in a series of major literary works... more...

  • The Reader in the Text: Essays on Audience and Interpretationby Susan Rubin Suleiman; Inge Crosman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    A reader may be in" a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought--both possessing and being possessed by it. This paradox suggests the ambiguities inherent in the concept of audience. In these original essays, a group of international scholars raises fundamental questions about the status--be it rhetorical, semiotic... more...