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  • Grammars of Creationby George Steiner

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    ?A fresh, revelatory, golden eagle?s eye-view of western literature.? ? Financial Times Early in Grammars of Creation, George Steiner references Plato?s maxim that in ?all things natural and human, the origin is the most excellent.? Creation, he argues, is linguistically fundamental in theology, philosophy, art, music, literature?central,... more...

  • Romanticism and Modernityby Thomas Pfau; Robert Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Though traditionally defined as a relatively brief time period - typically the half century of 1780-1830 - the "Romantic era" constitutes a crucial, indeed unique, transitional phase in what has come to be called "modernity," for it was during these fifty years that myriad disciplinary, aesthetic, economic, and political changes long in the making... more...

  • Fantasy and the Real World in British Children?s Literatureby Caroline Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This study examines the children?s books of three extraordinary British writers?J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett?and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different... more...

  • Insister of Jacques Derridaby Peggy Kamuf; Helene Cixous

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 46.99

    "Exciting, passionate writing. A refusal to mourn her very close friend Derrida's death, it begins with a telling of a dream in which Derrida and Cixous feature as footballing mice." Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski, The Independent. In 2003 Derrida had promised to attend a colloquium on 'Reading Cixous and Derrida Reading Each Other/Themselves'.... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus Publishing 2011; Not Available

    The ultimate guide to the most important ideas in literature. more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 17.53

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  • The Geopoetics of Modernismby Rebecca Walsh

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    The Geopoetics of Modernism is the first book to illuminate the links between American modernism and the geographic discourse of the time. Rebecca Walsh explores Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes, and H.D.?s engagements with contemporary geographic theories and sources?including the cosmological geography of Alexander von Humboldt and... more...

  • To Follow: The Wake of Jacques Derridaby Peggy Kamuf

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    This book collects ten years of Peggy Kamuf's writing on the work and friendship of Jacques Derrida. The majority of the chapters discuss a key aspect of Derrida's thought, either from a single work or across several texts. Kamuf engages with a broad array of his work, from the 1960s to the posthumous publication of his teaching seminars. She... more...

  • Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009by Eric Prenowitz; Helene Cixous

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 139.99

    A new collection from one of the most famous and influential French theorists. These 15 essays - 6 previously unpublished even in French and 5 published in English for the first time - span nearly 40 years of Cixous' writing. Here, she ranges over literature, philosophy, politics and culture in what she calls her 'autobibliography'. more...

  • Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howellsby Frank Christianson

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 129.99

    During the 19th century the U.S. and Britain came to share an economic profile unparalleled in their respective histories. This book suggests that this early high capitalism came to serve as the ground for a new kind of cosmopolitanism in the age of literary realism, and argues for the necessity of a transnational analysis based upon economic relationships... more...